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Archive for January, 2017

Easter Egg Mystery

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News

Teen Talk Easter Activity. Harwich based, light hearted Murder Mystery.  Come and join in the family fun during the Easter Holidays.

Contact Teen Talk to register

Mystery Trail start and end point

Teen Talk Harwich

17 Cliff Road


CO12 3PP

Visit of children’s author Dan Freedman

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Parent News

This visit will take place for Year 7’s on Wednesday 8th February 2017.
There will also be a book signing. If you would like to take this unique opportunity for your child to purchase Dan’s books and have them signed by the author, please give your child the correct money or cheque, made out to Dan Freedman, to bring in on Wednesday 8th February 2017.
The order of the books can be found in the letter attached that is being sent home to parents/carers. They can also be read as one-off stories.

Salon colouring techniques

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in Archived News, Parent News

Michelle Messenger from Affinage Hair products came in to school on Friday to pass on her extensive product knowledge of their colour range. She taught students how to us them and some exciting new colouring fashion techniques. Everyone really enjoyed the day and learnt a great deal.



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

“Bikeability is about gaining practical cycle skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads giving pupils the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling. It supports the culture, ethos and environment of a healthy school and can contribute to the attainment and emotional health and wellbeing of those involved. “

HDHS Students taking part in the Bikeability cycle training programme in school on 20th January 2017:
Michael Nixon, Ayrton Harris, Frankie Thomas, Nicole Malcolm, Amber Malcolm, Tiggie Pugh.

Debate Competition

Written by Anna Day on . Posted in English And Media, Parent News

Tuesday 17 January Miss Harding and Mrs Green took 4 students; Hannah Milne, Chloe Rixon, Daniel Hance and Nicola Hance to our yearly debate competition at the Stanway school. The students were debating against students from Stanway, Manningtree, CCHS and TLA.
They had some really challenging topics to debate which all of our students handled very maturely and confidently.
After their hard work, Chloe and Hannah came second in the first round, being very narrowly beaten by the Stanway school.
We are pleased to say that Nicola and Daniel got through to the final round, and we are even more proud to say that they won the final debate against 3 other teams! This is a fantastic achievement for all our students, their combined efforts helped to plan and prepare and support each other.

Sports University Trip

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

Year 10 Students form GCSE PE and BTEC sport were invited to attend a trip to Essex University Sports Science Labs to study a range of topics including biomechanics, exercise physiology and sports psychology. Students were given the opportunity to complete a number of experiments including sub-maximal and maximal exercise tests looking at oxygen consumption and heart rate, the use of video analysis and psychometric testing. Charlie Smith also used the university gas analyser equipment worth £20,000 to test his VO2 Max.
The trip enabled students to see a real life working sports science lab and allowed them to mix with academics and professionals in the sports performance industry. The work covered on the trip relates directly to both exam courses and has exposed students to ideas and concepts that can’t be achieved in the classroom. We will be looking to extend the work completed with the university and would hope to again work with the human performance unit in the future to engage and inspire our sports students.
Photos can be view using the link or visiting the Gallery page.