Parent News

Autumn Term 2019
Friday 15th November 2019

We Will Remember Them

PROUD - UnityOn Monday at 11 o’clock, the school fell quiet as we remembered the lost and injured service men and women, during current and previous conflicts around the world, including the two World Wars.
We Will Remember Them
A number of Year 7 students, accompanied by Head of School, Mr Taylor and Director of Humanities, Mr Dale, We Will Remember Themwalked to the Clacton War Memorial on the seafront, where they took part in the annual Armistice Day service. They joined others by laying a poppy wreath in honour of ‘The fallen heroes, from all the Armed Forces’. They too, observed a silence, as a mark of respect and allowing time for reflection on the lives lost over time.

Parents & Carers on the School Site

Can we ask that if parents and carers are bringing anything into school for their child (i.e. PE Kit, dinner money etc.) or need to speak with their child for any reason, it is important that they sign in at the school main reception so that we are aware of who is on the school site. Please do not arrange with your child to meet them in the car park – which is out of bounds to students. This includes during break, lunchtimes and after-school.
Thank you for your support.

War Veteran Reminisces

PROUD - OpportunityOn Armistice Day, we welcomed local resident John Northcott to talk to a number of our students about his life and experiences. John, who is 101, spent an hour talking to Year 9 History students and answering their questions.
War Veteran Reminisces
He spoke about what life was like as he grew up – how food was purchased from local shops without packaging – butter wrapped in paper, milk and drinks purchased in your own jugs and glass bottles that you paid a deposit for and returned after use. Who would have known that buying food without packaging would go full circle and be prominent in 2019! The students also discovered that most houses back then did not have an inside toilet.
War Veteran Reminisces
During World War 2, John served in the RAF and worked at various locations around the country as a Radar Operator. Although he never saw frontline action, he was keen to share stories about his work and accounts from the pilots he met. Since leaving the RAF in 1945 he has worked in many industries as well as driving buses and coaches – first in London and then around Europe.