Welcome to Howard School. This is a county comprehensive co-educational day school which caters for students of the 9-13 age range. It is a purpose built middle school and we are extremely proud of its excellent facilities which include well equipped design technology and art rooms as well as two purpose-built science labs. We also have a huge sports barn and extensive fields attached to the school.
We have just been lucky enough to host our third year of ‘Prayspace’ at Howard Middle School. Matt Rushby from BCY has spent a week in school offering all of our pupils a safe space in which to reflect and offer thoughts and prayers and focus on hopes and dreams.
All pupils in the school visit Prayspace during their RE lessons and then have the choice to make as many return visits at social times during the week; as always the room was a busy place! This year reflection focused on relating our personal life journeys to the events and meaning of the Christmas Story. Stations offered pupils’ the opportunity reflect on people in the world who are homeless or refugees in the ‘Cardboard Christmas’, we had a chance to say thank you for the people in our lives, to remember those who have given their lives to protect our peace. Other stations gave us the chance to make a wish for the world and give the world a gift this Christmas, to forgive ourselves and others’ and also the opportunity to reflect on personal loss in the ‘Empty Chair’ where we could think about those no longer in our lives. Pupils understand that Prayspace is a safe and supportive space in which to feel sad but it is also a space for us to have hope .
The spiritual, moral and social development of all our pupils is deepened by Prayspace in a Christian or a non-religious context and we are already looking forward to next year’s visit.
Annual House Cross Country Competition
It was a bitterly cold December morning, but the Howard pupils turned out for the annual house cross country competition. The results are still being tallied – watch this space!
I Wonder - Am I a bully?
As part of Anti Bullying week we are working on the BBC "I Wonder - Am I a bully?" website. Discussing the topic in class and assemblies. Asking questions such as..
What exactly is bullying?