Archive for February, 2015

Year 13 Media students create short clips

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

For their Media coursework, Year 13 students had to create, film, edit and produce an ident for a television channel of their choice. An ident, or channel ID, is the short 30-60 second clips that stations or networks use to identify themselves on-air, typically by means of a call sign, brand name or logo.

Students had to research existing idents as well as research the history of the chosen channel of their choice to ensure they created a clip that suited the genre, style and target audience.

To make this task even more challenging, they had to use stop motion animation to create these videos! They experimented with a variety of different methods such as Claymation, objection animation or brickmation. To create one second of stop motion animation, it takes 24 photos! So some students had to take over 1440 photos to create a clip that lasted a minute! It is a very time consuming task that required a lot of patience and a steady hand.

The finished work is excellent, with some videos reaching a near professional standard! You can view the finished videos here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7e4AU0cY8w&list=PLIylLy9c5gQ2tPz6dNudMynkc_b0geYvb

 

Sixth Form trip to Florence

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

On Tuesday 3rd March students from Harwich and Dovercourt Sixth Form visited one of the world’s most beautiful and famous locations: Florence, the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany.

Whilst in Florence students visited the Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace), the Museum of History of Science and the beautiful area around the famous Ponte Vecchio for lunch and shopping.
They also visited the Costume Gallery at the Palazzo Pitti and the magnificent Gardens of Boboli, followed by the Archaeological Museum, the Medici Chapels at San Lorenzo Basilica, the Piazza del Duomo, and Florence Cathedral including St John’s Baptistery and lastly Bargello Museum before travelling home. Attached is the link to the photos from the trip.

http://www.hdhs.org.uk/about/galleries/sixth-form-florence-trip-2015/

AS/A History Student Conference

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News, School News, Student News

The Conference will take place on Tuesday 3rd March. Students will gain a stimulating, enriching experience, including an update on the latest research. They will learn from leading, distinguished historians and receive top level guidance and advice from senior examiners, enjoy LIVE sketches from the professional acting group, Scratch and receive a full set of conference notes to take away. They will also have an opportunity to ask questions directly to the historians and examiners and engage in sessions, activities and questions. For details of the full programme see the link below.

History-Student-Conference.pdf – 225 KB

 

 

English Homework Projects

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Murder in the Library

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To celebrate World Book Day a fictional murder is about to happen in the library! Can you and your friends solve the mystery?  Prizes for the winning team!

Teams of 3 or 4 people.  Maximum 10 teams – on a first come, first serve basis. Please hand your team in to Mr Dace in the library by Wednesday 4th March.

You will be handed a ticket – please bring this with you on the day.