Year 11 packing folders
A very full bus
White Cliffs of Dover
|Off the ferry||Holland||
FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GOES THE EXTRA 1200 MILES!
15th March 2022
Fairfield High School in Peterchurch has sent its minibus to the Poland-Ukraine border packed with aid for people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Working with KTS Craft Warehouse in Ross on Wye, the minibus is taking boxes of essentials like nappies, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sanitary towels, baby milk, soup and cereal bars out to the Polish city of Lublin, where the primary school has been turned into a Reception centre. More importantly, it will then be able to go on to the border crossing points and transport people back to Lublin where they can get help. The minibus is being driven by retired headteacher David Gaston and the journey has been funded by donations from the school community and a GoFundMe page set up for friends and family.
Head teacher Sue Gaston said “At Fairfield we encourage our students to engage proactively with the world around them, and I am so proud that we are able to help in this way. I have been blown away by the generosity of our parents, carers, friends and family and in just a few days we have raised enough money for several other trips, using our minibus and also supporting a local shipping company. We will be sharing our progress on our school website and social media accounts and regularly updating students in school so that we can help our children to get a sense of the reality of the current situation for ordinary people near the border in Poland and Ukraine and also to see that sometimes other ordinary people far away can do something meaningful to help, however small”.
Celebrating our female Computing, Technology & Construction staff and students on International Women’s Day!
As always, the staff at Fairfield High School got into the spirit of World Book Day and dressed up as story characters. Reading is actively encouraged throughout school and this activity encourages our students to explore a vast range of literature.
Students thoroughly enjoyed the novelty of seeing staff in costumes that they would not normally see the staff wearing and there were many entries in the ‘Name the Character’ competition.
Fairfield’s Recycled fish, made by Year 7 students in Art and Textiles, were the dramatic backdrop to the For the Rivers; Stories from below the surface, which took place at the Rowing Club in Hereford on Friday 19th November.
The night included the Citizen science groups, who are testing water quality, as well as the NFU, the Wye and Usk Foundation, and Avara Foods, as well as poets, writers and music.
The event was to explore how we can improve the health of our rivers across Herefordshire.
Mr Emmett led and designed the event.
Year 7 Art Students dedicated their Summer half term creating textile portraits in the style of the Artist Grayson Perry. A selection of Fairfield Year 7 portraits will be exhibited by Hereford Museum to celebrate the much anticipated arrival of Grayson Perry’s tapestries to Hereford…. details below:-
Date: 9th October 2021 – 18th December 2021 Recurs daily.
Location: Hereford Museum and Art Gallery Broad Street,Hereford, HR4 9AU
Cost: Adults £5, students with ID, and under 18 free
Congratulations Year 8 Students… Ava Simmons, Angaharad Lewis, Tatiana Hales, Evie Dixon, Callum-Paul Leake & Connie Stewart!
Hereford Museum has chosen your artworks to go on display as part of the Herefordshire Gets Creative exhibition. This will be on during the Grayson Perry exhibition 9th October to 18th December.
FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL PRESS RELEASE GCSE RESULTS SUMMER 2021
After 18 months of disrupted education, Year 11 students at Fairfield have achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results.
Staff at Fairfield followed a rigorous internal process in awarding grades; each individual grade for each student was scrutinised four times before being sent off to the exam boards and underwent moderation within the school, across partner schools and by the exam boards, ensuring that the high standards expected in every subject have been consistently applied across the cohort.
The terrific results justified the commitment and effort of both staff and students, with 9 high-flying students achieving 8 or more subjects at a grade 8 or grade 9 (old grade A* or A**).
Sue Gaston, Head Teacher said: “This cohort has been particularly resilient, determined and focused, including through lockdown when they all attended online lessons every day. Their fantastic results are down to their positive, hard-working ethos and really do accurately reflect their ability in each subject. We are enormously proud of each and every one of them. They are all going on to study A Levels, technical qualifications or into apprenticeships and we wish them every success for the future”.
This term BTEC Construction have been lucky enough to regularly visit a local construction site. The site belongs to a local Peterchurch resident who is designing & constructing his own house and very kindly met with the students to talk to them about the build and his own future career path as an Architect Technologist. Thank you so much for inspiring our students, we look forward to the next stage of the build.