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Archive for November, 2017

Enterprise Students at Christmas Market

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Poles Apart Young Enterprise students braved the cold and sold their wares at the Harwich Christmas Market on Sunday. The students developed their sales skills and gained some valuable market research. They will be selling their wares at the Dovercourt Christmas light switch on this Friday and will be outside Marvans – their Buisness Advisor’s shop.

Children in Need

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Tutor Group VSA won the coin challenge 

Versailles Community also won with the most change collected.
Eve Lyons 11AAL and her crew raised a fabulous £177.61. So far our total is in excess of £1000. Thank you to all that donated.

Master-class in leadership

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Head Students and Student Leaders were treated to a master-class in leadership on Friday. Dame Lin Homer has run organisations with thousands of employees including Birmingham City Council and HM Revenue and Customs. But her mother came from Dovercourt and she now lives back in the area so she kindly volunteered through “Speakers for Schools” to pass on some of the lessons she has learned about leading teams.
In a fascinating 90 minute workshop students were privileged to receive their own tailored advice about their futures including applying to colleges and university, pursuing public service careers, working with finance, the law and becoming an employer.
Assistant Head Mr Garnham said how proud he was of the students’ mature, articulate and thoughtful response to the presentation. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet someone who has worked in the highest levels of government. Students took it with both hands, showing that they are highly ambitious, motivated and keen to excel in whatever they choose to do. I am so grateful to Dame Lin for making it possible and so proud of the student leadership team.”
For more information about Speakers For Schools, see


Computer Quiz

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The quiz was organised by the computer skills student team with all Communities represented by students and a member of staff.
Heidelberg emerged champions at the end of the evening with George Smith and Mr McCullough.

Parliament and Democracy

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Teen Talk and Essex University arranged for local councillor (former MP) Ivan Henderson and uni students to work with 25 year 9’s about how parliament and democracy work in the UK and locally in Harwich.