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Year 7 and 8 Celebration Evening

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The celebration evening took place on the 11th December. Displayed were various pieces of work from Year 7 and 8 students that had been created in their first term. This included Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ and various plays by ‘Shakespeare’. Their work was on display in the Lighthouse for parents and carers to view followed by a presentation from some students in the Mezzanine. For images see the link below.


HDHS Staff At Christmas

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In preparation for his assembly on the Humanities Thought for the Week theme – ‘Generosity’, Mr Brock went walkabout with his camera to ask HDHS staff Christmas related question. The nine minute film was shown to all students during their assembly last week.

Mr Brock commented that “The film was an opportunity for students to hear from a diverse range of school staff, not just teachers, all about their Christmas plans and what they enjoy most about Christmas. After the film I asked the students to identify some of the main words these staff had used to describe their Christmas and how this linked to the theme of ‘generosity.’ Lots of arms shot up as students quickly identified that generosity involves the giving of a person’s time, care and thought, directed toward others, as well as the giving and receiving of presents.”

See the video below or look on our YouTube channel.

Trip to the Big Bang Fair, University of Essex on 16th December 2014

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The Big Bang Fair is a UK wide programme led by Engineering UK to inspire future scientists and engineers and to encourage 11-18 year olds to take part in Science Technology Engineering and Math subjects. The event at the University of Essex will see up to 40 schools across Essex, Suffolk and East London visit our Colchester Campus to take part in a series of lectures, workshops and a visit to our interactive market place.

Among the activities to encourage young people to study the subjects will be demonstrations of crowd control, as featured on Dara O Briain’s Science Club, coral reef research and climate change, and how our brains function. Our annual Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Lectures for GCSE and A-Level students will also be part of the event.

A few places are still available, visit wisepay for details.

Year 10 and 11 Berlin Trip

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On Saturday 13th December, Mr Read, Mr Harrington and Mrs Beasley will be taking 20 students from Years 10 and 11 to Berlin on a 3 day residential trip. This is the 3rd year in a row the trip has run, after being so successful.

It will be an early start travelling firstly by coach, plane and thereafter underground and lots of walking.

They will visit many places whilst in Berlin including the Berlin Wall, TV Tower in Alexanderplatz and have a guided tour of the Reichstag. Of course being December, there will also be Christmas markets everywhere, so they should all come home with some seasonal spirit!






Presentation Evening Thursday 18th December

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The annual celebration of students past and present from Year 9-13 will take place on Thursday 18th December at 7.00pm. Students will be receiving awards in subject areas, specialist awards and the opportunity for staff and students to celebrate Year 11-13 examination success. Entertainment will be provided by our Performing Arts Department. There will be refreshments in our Library following the ceremony. Guests and students should arrive at 6.45pm. Students past and present are to go to the Gym and all current students should be in uniform.