CCHS Weekly News

Autumn Term 2020
Friday 23 October 2020

Celebrating Success - Where are they now?

Celebrating Success - Where are they now? Celebrating Success - Where are they now? Each year we celebrate the achievements of our exam students through an annual presentation evening, but this year is different in so many ways. Instead, we would like to share with you the success of a number of last year’s Year 13 students, who have secured places at some of the country’s top universities. Their studies over the next three or four years will help propel them into their chosen careers and offer them some fantastic life changing opportunities. We would like to congratulate all of our former students who have gained places at university, college or have continued their education through apprentices. We are very proud of them and wish them all well for the future.

Top A-Level students - Harry McCarthy - Imperial College, London, studying Physics (Secured for 2021); Sebastian Sanchez - Durham University, studying English Literature; Thomas Cooper - University of Lincoln, studying Mechanical Engineering; Megan Parker - University of Warwick, studying Physics; Emilia Bond - Goldsmiths, University of London, studying Drama and Theatre Arts; Imogen Coe - University of Essex, studying Biological Sciences; Grace Harris - University of York, studying Law; Jasmin Fox - Loughborough University, studying Biomaterials Engineering; Xena Martin - London Metropolitan University, studying Fashion Marketing and Business; Kieran Kendle - Loughborough University, studying Chemistry; and Georgia Crick - University of Brighton, studying Mathematics.

Top BTEC Students - Benjamin Wilks - AECC University College, studying Sport, Exercise and Health Science; Taylor Albert - Coventry University, studying Sport and Exercise Therapy; Euan Wilson - University of Essex, studying Sports and Exercise Science; Ronnie Hill - University of Derby, studying Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation; Charlie Phillips - University of Derby, studying Sport and Exercise Science; and Robbie Jay - University of East Anglia UEA, studying Business Management.

Día de los Muertos

This week our Year 7 students have been looking at Latin culture during their Spanish lessons. As part of their learning they discussed the ‘Día de los Muertos’ (The Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico on the 2nd November. Although often linked to Halloween, the two annual events differ greatly in traditions and tone. Whereas Halloween is a dark night of terror and mischief, Day of the Dead festivities unfold in an explosion of colour and joy. The festival is a day of remembrance to demonstrate love and respect for deceased family members; people believe that death is part of a new journey in life. Revellers put on funky makeup and costumes, hold parades and parties, sing and dance, and make offerings to lost loved ones. As part of their studies, students in class 7x6 produced traditional Día de los Muertos masks which they then modelled over their own face masks.

Half-Term Break - Monday, 26th to Friday, 30th October

We finish school today for the autumn half-term holiday. Return to school on Monday, 2nd November @ 8.45am
(Do not forget that British Summer Time ends at 2am, this Sunday, 25th October, when clocks go back one hour to Greenwich Mean Time)