Archive for October, 2017

Poles Apart – Young Enterprise Scheme

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

6th Form one year students are undertaking the Young Enterprise Scheme. The students are setting up and running their own company “Poles Apart” under the guidance of local businessman Danny ​Marvan and his team. This week students have designed their logo, set up a business bank account, and began planning their next steps.


Royal Marines Visit

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

Year 10 students enjoyed the company of 2 Royal Marines on Thursday 12th October 2017. The marines put the year group through their paces by completing long distance runs, sprints, army crawls, leg exercises and some team games. Overall the key principles from what the marines put across to the students will help them in everyday life and in further education. The PE department were externally impressed with the resilience the students showed.


Best-selling children’s author Matt Dickinson visited Harwich & Dovercourt High School

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

He spoke to the school’s year 7 pupils and pupils from local primary schools about his life of adventure as an award winning Director/Cameraman for National Geographic TV, Discovery Channel and the BBC, where he has worked with some of the great characters from the world of adventure: Bear Grylls, Judy Leden and Brian Blessed.

Places he has filmed include Mount Everest, where he told pupils he had to endure temperatures of -72.c: Cold enough to freeze hot tea and to cause him to lose the use of two fingers due to frostbite; and where one of his team was airlifted to hospital suffering from altitude sickness. He has also visited Antarctica, Greenland and the top of the highest live volcano in the world.

Whilst at the school he encouraged pupils to read more and to think about joining a club or taking part in an activity.

School library manager Andrew Dace said, ‘The pupils were really thrilled to meet Matt, and listened intently to his tales as an adventurer and the perils he has faced. There was a keen interest in his books, and hopefully he has inspired pupils not only to read but to become the next generation of film-makers and explorers’.
Matt’s books for children and teens include the Carnegie nominated The Everest Files trilogy, the Mortal Chaos series, and the award-winning thriller, Lie, Kill, Walk Away.