Archive for June, 2017

The Big Bang Fair Eastern

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

The Big Bang Fair Eastern was for secondary school students aged 11-18 years and aimed to inspire our future scientists and engineers at a regional and local level.
Students were encouraged to take these subjects, as well as celebrating young people’s achievements in science and engineering. There were so many events from shows that amazed, to workshops where students got hands-on with engineering and opportunities to talk with scientists and engineers, face to face.
 
Alfie Benson and Abbie Pruden beat 90 other secondary schools at the Big Bang Eastern STEM awards to claim first prize in the STEM Category. They had to present their work to a series of judges across the day and their articulation of their work and indeed their dreams for their future careers was something truly inspiring. It was great to see them grow in confidence across the day.
 
First prize, certificate, medals and £250. They are delighted.

Spelling Bee

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

Joseph Henderson and Nathanael Gardiner-Levy both competed in the Sigma Spelling Bee at Thomas Lord Audley School, going up against top spellers from schools around the county. The level of challenge was extremely tough, but the students enjoyed the event and should be immensely proud of themselves for their achievement. They were excellent ambassadors for HDHS and if you need to spell onomatopoeia, now you know who to ask!

Helicopter Landing

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

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance was chosen by the students to become the Windsor Learning Community’s chosen charity and to celebrate the relationship between the two the Air Ambulance logo was incorporated into the blue Windsor sail of the school badge.
We have successfully raised well over £1000 through various sponsored events and have visited the station on a number of occasions, showing some of our students just where their money goes and how it is spent.

2017 celebrates 20 years of saving lives in Essex and on Sunday 25th June the charity’s first purchased helicopter was unveiled.

This week the helicopter has been flying on a celebration tour and will of landed in 20 different places by the end of the week.

As a thank you for the efforts of the Windsor Community, our school was chosen for a landing yesterday

Around 100 students, staff, family members including a number of younger brothers and sisters came out to enjoy the event.
Once the Helicopter landed everyone had the opportunity to get up close, have pictures and speak to the paramedics and pilot who were on board.
Volunteers form the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were present selling merchandise and the generosity of the public was evident with them making a donation to go past the safety barriers and have a closer look.
The event was a huge success and showed the close relationship which has been built with the Windsor Community over the last few years.
Mr Paul Day
(Head of Windsor Learning Community)

      

Year 13 Leavers

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

Dear Year 13 Leavers, thank you for inviting us to share your fantastic prom meal. We wish you every luck in your future and remember don’t be a stranger!
No matter whether you get the exam results you were expecting, you are at the start of a journey that is as yet undefined. Grab that precious opportunity with both hands and be bold. Get the little things right: be on time, treat others kindly and work hard.
Kind Regards,
Sarah Parker
Head of Performing Arts/Director of KS5 Teaching and Learning

Colchester Zoo Trip

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

As part of our learning for GCSE Psychology, students have been carrying out research using different methods such as experiments, observations and questionnaires.

On Thursday 22nd June an organized trip to Colchester Zoo took place where students carried out their observations on various species that they had prepared at school.
Students also attended a Behaviour Worksho where they learned more about observations with animals and the use of behaviourism to train animals in a zoo setting.

Essex Air Ambulance Visit

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Today 14 of the Windsor learning community visited the Earls Colne site to see how the money raised by the Community is spent. The students had an opportunity to get up close to the helicopter and ask questions of both the paramedic and doctor who had already been on four shouts that day. The students asked some excellent, thoughtful questions and learnt a great deal about what is involved in the day to day working of the service, what the paramedic and doctor do and just how much everything costs to keep the helicopter running.
Lewis Garlick – the top fund raiser for the box challenge presented the volunteers Ian and Roger with a cheque for £290.