Parent News

Spring Term 2019
Friday 8th March 2019

Everywoman in Technology Awards Finalist

Everywoman in Technology Awards FinalistCongratulations to one of our outstanding Year 11 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) students, Laurelin, who was one of four finalists shortlisted in the ‘One to Watch’ category of the Everywoman in Technology Awards 2019. The award is presented to a girl aged 11-18 who is actively encouraging girls to study STEM subjects at school. Laurelin, who was nominated by CCHS Design Technology teacher, Mrs England, has been making things since she can remember. She loves working with new materials and processes, and can turn almost anything into a project. Last year, Laurelin was part of a small team who helped design an interactive water jet system for the otter enclosure at Colchester Zoo, as part of their annual STEM competition. This week Laurelin attended their annual prestigious awards evening at the London Hilton. It was a wonderful experience for her and, although she was not the winner, it was fantastic achievement for her to be shortlisted from thousands of nominees nationally and she is certainly ‘One to Watch’ in the future. Well done Laurelin!

Careers Focus Helps Inspire Students’ AspirationsCareers Focus Helps Inspire Students’ Aspirations

Throughout this week, we have inspired students across the school to think about their future career aspirations. Our spotlight on National Careers week has included; daily Careers Roadshows, featuring a diversity of professions; careers based assemblies and student competitions – all of which have been an outstanding success.
Throughout the week we have welcomed representatives from East Anglia Ambulance Service, Zurich Insurance, Breheny Civil Engineering, JTL Engineering Training, Border Force UK, the National Careers Service, The Royal Navy and Braintree Precision Engineering.
Careers Focus Helps Inspire Students’ Aspirations
It is never too early for students to start finding out what jobs and career paths interest them, which in turn helps direct them to study certain subjects. Equally, students can begin to link their favourite subjects and personal interests to certain career opportunities so that their future career is stimulating and enjoyable!
Careers Focus Helps Inspire Students’ Aspirations
The job market is now very competitive and additional skills sit alongside traditional subject knowledge and exam results. We encourage students to involve themselves in any activity that they can use to their advantage in the future, which helps them standout from their peers. This could be voluntary work, undertaking vocational awards, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, progression through to Explorer Scouts or Ranger Guides, attaining senior ranks in the Sea, Air or Army Cadet Groups or participation in National Community Service opportunities – to name but only a few...
Careers Focus Helps Inspire Students’ Aspirations Careers Focus Helps Inspire Students’ AspirationsOur Careers Hub website contains a wealth of information, including opportunities for students in Years 8 upwards to attend residential courses through our STEM partner. Please find time to regularly re-visit the CCHS Careers Hub website, as new information is added and opportunities arise continually.