Parent News

Spring Term 2019
Friday 15th March 2019

British Science Week 2019
British Science Week 2019

Science was the hot topic this week with numerous activities taking place as part of British Science Week.
British Science Week 2019
Year 7 and 8 science lessons took on a STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths) theme with students endeavouring to build the highest freestanding raw spaghetti tower with only thirty small marshmallows to hold it all together. The tallest towers were almost 100cm tall!
British Science Week 2019
Students also designed their own Thaumatrope optical toys that combine two images, on opposite sides of a disc into a single merged image when spun quickly. Others designed a poster on the theme of ‘Journeys’, the 2019 theme for the annual British Science Week poster competition.
British Science Week 2019
A number of Year 7 and 8 students had the opportunity to understand more about our solar system with the help of a special virtual reality experience. They used VR headsets to take off in a rocket, and ‘fly’ around space learning about different planets and their moons.

CCHS Midday Assistants

We are looking to recruit a number of additional Midday Assistants (MDA) to support and supervise our students on the school premises during the midday break between the morning and afternoon teaching sessions. MDA assistants are required to work between 12.45pm and 2.00pm. Please email any expressions of interest to ; Application forms are available to download from our Career Opportunities webpage.

Jack Petchey – Speak Out Challenge

Last week, a group of Year 10 students participated in this year’s ‘Jack Petchey Speak-Out Challenge’. Having completed a workshop throughout the day, the students then used the skills acquired to deliver a presentation that they had prepared.
Jack Petchey – Speak Out Challenge
Students were encouraged, not only to stand up and speak in front of their peers, but to also consider their body language, changing tone and facial expressions whilst doing so. A number of them tackled some difficult and personal topics.
Jack Petchey – Speak Out Challenge
At the end of the presentations, Joe Young was acknowledged as Highly Commended. Bradley, Farel, Chloe and Bailey were selected to continue with the training, in preparation for the annual Jack Petchey Speak-Out Challenge final. Our finalists will perform to their Year 9 peers in a few weeks, when one of them will be chosen to represent the school in the North East Essex round of the competition at Clacton Coastal Academy in May.