Jane Gaherty

Presentation Evening 2022

We were delighted to welcome a large number of families into school for our annual Presentation Evening on 15 September, the first time in 3 years that we have been able to host the event in person. Our guest speaker, award winning television presenter and Paralympian, Steve Brown, spoke with warmth, humour and honesty, inspiring […]

Summer School 2022

In August, we welcomed more than 100 of our new Year 7 students to our annual Summer School week. Students had a wonderful time making pizza, trying different sports, getting creative with art, maths and English activities and, most of all, making friends. The students were glowingly positive about their week at Ashlyns: “Summer School has […]

Humanitarian Conference at Ashlyns School

Berkhamsted Rotary sponsored an all-day event in June, which saw hundreds of students from Ashlyns and Berkhamsted School listen to experts speak about global humanitarian issues. Students considered challenges of conflicts and natural disasters and learnt some of how organisations and governments organise humanitarian responses across the world from medicine and logistics to communications and mapping. There […]

Focus on your future ELD

Our Focus on Your Future career event took place during ELD for students in Year 9 and 10.  The packed schedule included team building tasks and the opportunity to develop key employability skills.  The highlight of the day included students meeting leading industry experts in the fields of Media, Law, Science, Engineering, Technology and Public Services.  One of […]

TED Speaker Emma Rosen

We recently welcomed TED speaker Emma Rosen to Ashlyns who came to talk to our Year 7-10 students about how to plan a career that is rewarding and fulfilling.  Her inspiring journey provided some excellent ideas for students to think about when planning their work experience.  Emma commented: ‘The students asked lots of intelligent questions and […]

Film and TV Special Effects Careers Event

Our Year 8 students recently participated in a virtual Film and Special Effects event hosted by Escape Studios.  The event illustrated the wealth of career opportunities available to students including coding, engineering, digital compositing and design. Students heard from recent graduates and experts from Industrial Light and Magic who have created effects for Star Wars, […]

Careers in Graphic Design

In December, Alex Chaplin, Head of Design at Dixons Carphone, joined us to deliver an inspiring careers talk to Years 9, 10 and 11 on graphic design and working in the creative industries.  The session was split into two parts; the first included tips on how to become a Graphic Designer, the importance of sketchbooks […]

Champion of Young Chef Competition

Wednesday night saw the return of the Dacorum Rotary Young Chef Competition with the finals hosted by Kings Langley School. 13 students representing their school’s battled it out to be the top chef of the night and the standard was certainly high – with an impressive array of wonderfully cooked and beautifully presented dishes. The overall winner on […]

Film Production Careers Event

This week Year 10 students had the chance to participate in a virtual careers event with Warner Bros Studios. The interactive event gave students an insight into film production using props from Harry Potter and covered the variety of roles available in the film industry and the skills you need for each.  Job roles covered included the […]

The Great British Book Bake Off

Our Year 7 students were all ‘Star Bakers’ this week creating a stunning variety of cakes for our LRC Great British Book Bake Off.  This popular annual event at Ashlyns tasks the students to create a cake in the shape of their favourite book or character.  The LRC was turned into the Book Bake Off […]

Year 7 Book Gift

In partnership with the BookTrust’s reading initiative, Ashlyns has given Year 7 students the opportunity to select a book gift to celebrate their first term at school.  The LRC has been turned into a mini pop-up book shop with 16 exciting titles on display which students have been able to choose and order from during their LRC […]