Parent News

Autumn Term 2018
Friday 9th November 2018

First World War Commemoration
100 Year Commemoration of the end of the First World War

This week, we devote virtually the whole of Parent News to the hundred-year anniversary of the end of the First World War and the sacrifices made at home and on the battlefields a hundred years ago.
First World War Commemoration
As we approach the 11th November, when the armistice was signed in 1918, students across the school have been reflecting on the Great War. They have spent time across the curriculum learning about various aspects of the war - writing poetry in English, producing monologues and sketches in Drama, creating their own peace poppies and World War I bunting during form time, code breaking in Maths and Languages, devising routines in Dance and numerous other activities as starter and plenary activities.
In History, the focus was on the appalling conditions faced by the soldiers in the trenches, the constant noise from ordinance exploding, and the work of the women who were left behind on the home front.
First World War Commemoration
Our History team transported students back to 1918 yesterday, when they taught lessons dressed in various costumes from the early 1900’s.

<empty>First World War Commemoration
This morning, we paid our respects ahead of the weekend’s Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday. At 11 o’clock, the school fell silent, as the guns did 100 years ago, as we remembered the lost and injured service men and women, during current and previous conflicts around the world, including the two World Wars. A number of Year 8 students also made their way to the Clacton War Memorial and gardens at the seafront this morning. They laid the CCHS poppy wreath on the memorial, along with handmade poppies, which bore a personal message from each of the students. Following a few poignant words from Mrs Fennell-Doyle, Director of Pastoral Care, they too, observed a silence allowing them time for reflection on the lives lost over time.
First World War Commemoration
Sea Cadets, Elizabeth and Jane, will be parading along with numerous other students as Scouts, Guides and Cadets, to the Clacton MSemorial on Sunday. The Year 8 twins have a busy weekend ahead as they are playing in the Lord Mayor’s show in London tomorrow, with the National Sea Cadet band. The talented musicians put together a special remembrance arrangement of Elgar’s Nimrod, ‘Hymn to the Fallen’, and ‘I Vow to thee my Country’, which they performed at the CCHS Peace Party this week.