AMERY Hill students rounded off another successful school year with a week-long programme of enrichment opportunities and whole-school celebrations.  

Assistant headteacher Joleen Riley said: “The programme is a well-established tradition at the school and something the students and teachers always look forward to, and this year was no exception, with a huge variety of activities on offer.” 

The programme enables students to engage in intensive courses in a particular area of interest which are not normally offered as part of the curriculum.

The activities ranged from Dance Yourself Dizzy – a blend of dance and cheerleading – to judo, mountain biking, rugby, wild walking, creative arts, printmaking, graffiti art, forensic science and Indian cooking. 

One of the most popular activities was the Great Amery Bake-off, with special guest Debbie Spencer-Jones, from neighbouring Bentworth, the 2016 Runner-up of Channel 4’s My Kitchen Rules UK with Lasham’s Catherine Grassi.

Students participated in master classes and went head-to-head in a number of competitions, baking cheese scones, Victoria sandwich cakes, fancy vegetable muffins and the bonus meringues.

Mrs Spencer-Jones said of the event: “The students’ enthusiasm for the baking projects has been excellent. They took real pride in their creations and we all certainly enjoyed tucking in during the tastings.”

The group topped off the week with a celebratory afternoon tea at Cassandra’s Cup in Chawton.