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International Women in Engineering Day at Qinetiq on Wednesday 20th June 2018

Mr Howard and Mrs Brimicombe took 12 Year 6 Girls to Qinetiq in Farnborough, to find out more about Women in Science.


Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year 2018


Congratulations to Phillipe, who recently won the Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year competition.

Christmas Craft Activites with Fleet Infant School

Wednesday 20th December 2017


The children worked together to create a Christmas Tree Decoration, such a great way for all the children to work together and have fun.  There were lots of smiley faces and it is always nice to see the older children helping the younger ones. 

Science Week 30th October - 3rd November 2017

During Science Week the children enjoyed lots of ‘hands on’ investigations.Wednesday 20th December 2017

QinetiQ Assembly about Space

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The children enjoyed an assembly about Space.  Staff from QinetiQ in Farnborough, told the children about the challenges of sending electronics into space and keeping their laboratories clean.  They also met a real Astronaut who talk to them about her experience at the Mars Dessert Research Station (MDRS).

We are grateful for all volunteers who have given up their time to come in and help during this week.

Jeans for Genes Day - Mile Run 13th October 2017


This is what Mr Howard wrote in the newsletter following this event:

There are many times when I feel like the luckiest Headteacher in the world … last Friday was one of them! Firstly, I am delighted to inform you that we raised almost £600 for the ‘Jeans for Genes’ charity; thank you so much to all members of TEAM Velmead who contributed to this fantastic total, this really was outstanding generosity. Secondly, I want to congratulate our children, staff and the many parents who came along, for creating such a positive atmosphere at the Mile Run. All of the racers, regardless of module, class, year group or running ability were cheered, encouraged and applauded. An extra big THANK YOU goes to Mr Trendall for organising this termly, whole school event for us all to enjoy. Finally, I would like to thank Mrs Vincent for bringing Phoebe along to complete the Fun Run with us; as you will recall, it was Reuben Vincent’s letter to me about his sister Phoebe, which was the inspiration for this particular whole mufti / mile run fundraiser -Phoebe being part of it made it all the more special.

Ocean Stars Variety Show 7th October 2017


Velmead Upper School Hand Chimes and Ukulele Band took part in this annual concert. All 18 children performed with great confidence, especially as some of them have only been playing their instruments for 3 weeks.  Mr Howard, Mrs Burrell and Mrs Mack were exceedingly proud of their musical performances and behaviour during the concert.  The concert was organised as a fundraiser for the Ocean Stars Trust raising over £590 during the evening.  Click here for more information about this local charity. 

Christmas Play Tuesday 13th December 2016

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On Tuesday 13th December we had two performances of our wonderful Christmas Play. 
The first was at P & J Church where the whole school enjoyed the production and each year group sang their own song as part of the performance.  In the afternoon the play was watched by parents, the performers were joined by the school  music clubs and singers. All performed with great confidence, it was a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate our talented children.

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