Parent News

Autumn Term 2019
Thursday 28th November 2019

New Racing Car Unveiled

PROUD - OpportunityOur STEM Formula 24 Racing Car team are benefitting from a fantastic new sponsorship deal with the Pickering Group. The local electronics company have funded a brand new electric racing car, which will take to the track for the 2020 Greenpower Formula 24 series. The new car has been built over the past couple of months by the team, with Year 11 student, Patryk Rottenberg (not pictured), taking a lead role in the construction process; devoting many hours after school, along with the rest of the team, to assemble the car.
New Racing Car Unveiled
Last week, our F24 Racing team rolled the car out for its first test run. They wanted to ensure the car was functioning correctly before they start to add the bodywork shell to the car. The new car is lighter than our first racing car and this definitely contributed to an increase in speed. There is still a lot to do before the car will be race ready; our STEM racing team are working tirelessly to complete the new car, CCHS 2, as well as improving CCHS 1. They also have a third car, a bespoke model made from aluminium, which they have been working on for the past couple of years. The CCHS team will be racing at least two cars next season and hopefully, will have all three cars ready in time.
Many thanks to the Pickering Group for their support and we look forward to unveiling the finished car, complete with sponsorship branding, next spring.

Non-Pupil Day - Friday 29th Nov

As tomorrow is one of our five statutory non-pupil days, Parent News is published a day early this week. Students are not required to be in school tomorrow.

PROUD - DiversityMencap – 'All Move'

Our PE Department are delighted to have been selected to take part in a new initiative launched by Mencap, a charity who support people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. Working with Shorefields School, the ‘All Move’ project brings together young Mencap - 'All Move'people of all abilities on an equal level, to learn new skills and try out different physical activities as a team. Students from both schools will be meeting for various sports based sessions, throughout the year, to help build relationships through activity. Each Shorefields student has a CCHS buddy, whom they will be primarily working with and be supported by, in team activities. This week, following a successful team-building introduction a couple of weeks ago, we welcomed the group for their second session. The profile of the ‘All Move’ project is currently receiving a boost from the national media, as Mencap have been chosen as the Mencap – ‘All Move’official charity of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. On Monday, we were joined by the ‘All Move’ project leaders from Mencap, a journalist from The Guardian and a press photographer, as part of their national publicity for the programme. They spoke to the students and staff, as well as, capturing the fun all of the students were having - this time on the basketball court and in our swimming pool.
Mencap – ‘All Move’
Although our CCHS sports leaders have only been working with their buddies for two sessions, they are already building an understanding and rapport with them. The benefits of the programme are more than just inclusion of all within sport; our Year 8 leaders are already developing their communication skills, growing in confidence and learning how they can interact with others in various ways.