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Archive for September, 2016

Art Department news

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Archived News, Creative Arts And PE, Parent News, School News

Miss Sansom ran a fantastic series of year 7 classes, building on their independent debating skills using the novel ‘string debate’ technique, and also led an inspired year 10 class emulating the works of Magi Hambling- beautiful waves!

We had a wonderful time on our open evening creating fabulous interpretive multi-coloured works whilst ‘painting what we hear’ as part of our Be Kandinsky art experience for current year 5’s and year 6’s.

and finally our WOW homework- an outstanding piece of year 8 independent artist research on Litchenstien popart- Well Done!

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Year 8 boys Rugby

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Archived News, Creative Arts And PE, Parent News, School News

Harwich and Dovercourt High School Year 8 boys Rugby team played their first coastal schools league game of the season. Harwich started at an awesome pace and before Manningtree even touched the ball Regan Constable had scored the first try of the game. This set the scene for a very impressive, dominant and controlled game by Harwich. Ioan Woodward continued his fine form from last season scoring a couple of superb sole tries. Alex Ashworth the ever present winger also chipped in with a couple of tries. Harry Pitham continued to pull the strings as scrum half, dominating the play and using the ball excellently. Manningtree never really came close to scoring due to the excellent work from Joe Sewell, Joe Henderson, Matt Morgan and Morgan Campbell. Every scrum and ruck we seemed to win. Ronnie Robson making his league debut was unlucky not to score, he knocked the ball on before scoring. Unfortunately due to circumstances out of our control, the game had to be abandoned due to an injury on the other pitch. The game was stopped 5 minutes into the second half. Harwich’s rampant display meant the score ended up 55-0. Well done on a great league start gents.
Man of the Match was Regan Constable.

HDHS V Manningtree Rugby League

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In their first League game of the North East Essex schools championship HDHS were able to secure a strong victory vs Manningtree High school winning 30 to 0. Four tries to man of the match Lex Walls. Runner up man of the match went to Harley Cipov for excellent work around the loose securing possession for his team and hooking the ball superbly in the scrums. Further tries came from Captain Sam Parker and in the final minutes of the game Jack Clover scored a great individual try in the corner.

Kobe Ayling
Josh Reason
Harley Cipov
Danyel Eobrin
Ryan Birch
Ryan Dykes
Sam Parker
Jack Desmond
Lex Walls
Nathaniel Gardner
Korbin Burdis
Jack Clover
Thomas Stacey
Harvey Harris
Mikey Keeley.


HDHS v CCA in pre-school friendly

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Creative Arts And PE, Parent News, School News

Today Harwich High School and Clacton Coastal Academy went head to head at their first year 10 pre-season friendly. Harwich running away with the victory 31-7 , showing off an amazing performance of teamwork and confidence. Led by new captain Tony Scott making good decisions throughout the game. Tries were scored by Huy Dinh(3) James Ashworth(1) and Kian Smith(1). Three tries were converted by Charlie Guizielar(2) and Charlie Cockburn(1).

Esfa round 1

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Coppleston 2  Harwich and Dovercourt High 6

After being narrowly beaten in the third round last year HDHS Year 10 begun their second attempt at the English Schools FA Cup to Suffolk to play the Unknown Coppleston high school in Ipswich.

With two late injuries to the squad of 14 the team travelled with 12 and the excellent team spirit of Keenan Brown who despite injury wanted to travel to cheer his team on.

The game, played on a very wide pitch begun at frantic pace with Coppleston edging the first exchanges. After five minutes Harwich settled into their stride and begun to play some probing football asking questions of the Coppleston defence.

The first breakthrough came for Harwich when a cross was blocked towards the edge of the area for skipper Charlie Guiezelar to smash home from 18 yards out.

The lead was short lived as hesitation from Harwich allowed the Coppleston striker to break through and finish confidently.

Harwich continued to dominate but quickly went from a 1-0

Lead to trailing 2-1when a individual error allowed a sloppy goal for Coppleston with the striker hardly believing his luck as he tapped home from 1 yard.

Harwich heads did not drop

Despite the setback and very quickly drew level when excellent interplay between several players finished with Max Macdonald crossing perfectly from the right wing for Olly Wright to cooly slot home.

Buoyed by this equaliser Harwich continued to press and were unlucky not to take the lead when Phillip Sebastian hammered a shot against the post but took the lead when he turned superbly from a long throw to score low and hard

Half time 3-2

The second half began the same as  the first with Harwich attacks coming wave after wave with good chances falling to Greg Rodger, Max Macdonald, Phillip Sebastian and Olly Wright.

With fifteen minutes to go Max Macdonald hit the post after an ambitious overhead kick but they could not find a 4th goal.

With just under 15 minutes remaining Jack Cheverall replaced the tireless Adam Strange to add some fresh legs and almost scored with his first touch. It was though with his second touch that he battled his way between two

Coppleston defenders before poking the ball into the top

Corner giving the goalkeeper no chance.

This fourth goal didn’t seem to finish off Coppleston who came back with a couple of breaks of their own but Quinn Bird was never threatened behind a fantastic back four of Josh Herbert, Cody Double, Yuki Jackson and debutant Zach Keeley

The fifth goal certainly finished any fight that Coppleston had dug deep for with the marauding Max Macdonald finishing cooly after a mazy run.

With seconds left of the match Phillip Sebastian grabbed a second and Harwich’s 6th goal of the game  put the icing on the cake on a very good performance for the first match of the season

Man of the Match was Olly Wright who in the number ten role had a superb game. Intelligent runs, incredible work rate and some delightful incisive passes made him the stand out player

In the next round Harwich travel to Suffolk again to play Thomas Mills or Claydon high.

Year 8 Rugby report

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The Year 8 Rugby team travelled to CCHS for the annual 7’s tournament. We played against CCHS, CCA, TTC and Colne.

We had a huge squad of players which is good to see. The boys won the first game with tries from Regan Constable and Ioan Woodward. We then lost to TTC despite hard work from Alfie Carman and Harrison Hunt. The next game we beat CCA with tries from Harry Pitham and Regan Constable. Ronnie Robson nearly scored on his debut. The final game brought Colne. It was a tough game with lots of hard work from Cameron Brunsden, Liam Atkins and Morgan Campbell. Colne held strong and we drew 0-0.

Overall we came joint 2nd in the tournament with Harry Pitham, the stand out performer. Great to see Ronnie Robson and Liam Turner making their debuts for the school.

Harwich and Dovercourt Year 8 Football result

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Harwich and Dovercourt Year 8 team travelled to Colne for the first round of the schools ESFA national cup.
The game started at a frantic pace with Colne scoring within 2 minutes. The next attack Alex Ashworth broke the offside trap and squared it to Charlie Wotton who equalised. Harwich’s defensive tried to stay strong and withstand the pressure with Harvey Bennett and Kyle Elmer making last ditch challenges. The score at half time was 2-1.
Harwich started the second half strongly with Alex missing a one on one. Colne struck again to take the score out to 3-1. Harrison Hunt then made a run into the box and got fouled. Charlie took the penalty which was saved by the keeper who released straight down the other end for Colne to score. Harwich did have further chances in Tom Newland, Alex Ashowrth and Cameron Brunsden but Colne stood strong.

Final score Colne 4 Harwich and Dovercourt high school 1

Man of the match Harrison Hunt.