Parent News

Autumn Term 2018
Friday 23rd November 2018

Bar Mock Law Trial 2018

A couple of weeks ago, eighteen of our talented upper school students, along with a number of our English teachers, gave up their Saturday to battle it out in the annual Young Citizens Bar Mock Trial competition at Ipswich Crown Court. The team again benefited from the help and guidance from practicing barristers, Gavin Capper and Sam Nundy, who came into school one afternoon, to help prepare them for their big day.
Bar Mock Law Trial 2018
The students presented their cases - an acid attack and a case of money laundering - in front of the judges, including a resident judge at Ipswich Crown Court. They all took on various roles within the courtroom - court clerk, court usher, the barristers and the witnesses. In addition, the team entered one student into the ‘Court Reporter’ aspect of the competition for the first time.
Bar Mock Law Trial 2018The remaining students were members of the jury - they had the unenviable challenge of deciding the verdict from the evidence put before them. Although the students did not make it through to the regional final, they were professional and inspiring as they confidently performed under pressure in front of Crown Court judges, showing confidence in public speaking and the ability to think on their feet. Some of the students are now aspiring to study law at university.
Well done to them all.

Poetry Day Competition

Congratulations to the winners of a poetry competition organised by our Librarians, as part of their focus on poetry – 1st place - Riley Godfrey with ‘Chicken and Chips’. 2nd place - Grace Gorrell with ‘Just be you!’ Joint 3rd place - Lily Knappet with ‘Roller Disco’ and Frankie Adams with ‘Love Poems’. Thank you to all the lower school students for their fantastic and inspiring entries and for voting for their favourite poems.

CCHS Language Ambassadors

We are proud to introduce our newly elected Modern Foreign Languages Ambassadors who will be helping to promote the use of languages and the modern foreign language department across the school. Form groups voted democratically for their preferred candidates, linking to our promotion of democracy as part of our British Values.
CCHS Language Ambassadors
Congratulations to Year 7 students, Mia and Alex, along with Hannah and Evie from Year 8. Their first task is to help the MFL department design and run a STEM challenge!

Hats off to Lilly-Ella

Lilly-EllaSince the age of nine Year 7 student Lilly-Ella has been giving up her spare time to volunteer at the Corner Lodge Care Home in Clacton. The specialist Dementia Care Home has over 46 residents and Lilly gives up a few hours after school, a couple of days a week, to engage residents in various activities such as games, puzzles, basketball and arts and crafts.
The residents’ faces light up when they see her as, for many, it is the highlight of their day. Some of them do not have any visitors at all, so Lilly takes it upon herself to be their visitor for the day! During the recent half-term holiday, she spent additional time at the care home helping residents with their colouring, a great therapy for people with dementia, including a lady called Wendy, pictured above. Volunteering has given Lilly a great insight into working life, as she also interacts with the staff, who love to see her and answer any questions she may have – everyone at Corner Lodge thinks she is a star and so do we. Well done Lilly.

Advance Notice - Friday 30th Nov.

Next Friday is one of our five statutory Non-Pupil Days – Students are not required to be in school on the 30th November.