Parent News

Spring Term 2020
Friday 3rd April 2020

Students help CCHS into the Final

This week we were delighted to discover that home study does have its benefits when it comes to using online platforms. Our Humanities department, amongst others, are utilising SENECA Learning and CCHS students are logging on and completing the activities in their droves. So much so, that Clacton County High School is currently ranked 17th in the country out of 400 schools, who are utilising their platform as part of their home study provision. CCHS are now through to the final of the Seneca Easter Champions League! All we need now are for our students to continue to complete as many as possible, of the activities that our teachers are setting on the SENECA platform, as we race to the finish line!

Visit and Watch from your Armchair

Many attractions around the country and across the world have set up special webcams or live streams, to enable you to explore or watch whilst remaining at home.
Live Webcams Edinburgh Zoo, Dublin Zoo, Marwell Zoo, and San Diego Zoo, USA; alternatively visit Chester Zoo’s Facebook page or Colchester Zoo’s Facebook page to see highlights of their virtual days and live feeds.

Explore Royal Palaces with these virtual tours
    o Buckingham Palace
    o Windsor Castle
    o Palace of Versailles
Explore Warwick Castle in 3D
Many more castles & palaces around the world

The National Theatre – Streaming Plays HERE
One Man, Two Guvnors - staring James Cordon; streaming from 7pm on Thursday 2nd April until 9th April.
Jane Eyre - innovative reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece; streaming from 7pm on Thursday 9th April until 16th April.
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny; streaming from 7pm on Thursday 16 April until 23 April
Twelfth Night - Shakespeare's classic comedy; streaming from 7pm Thursday 23rd April until 30th April

Royal Opera House – Ballet and Opera - Screenings of past performances on their YouTube Channel
Acis and Galatea - The Royal Opera – 3 April @ 7pm
Così fan tutte - The Royal Opera – 10 April @ 7pm
The Metamorphosis - Royal Ballet – 17 April @ 7pm
Gloriana - The Royal Opera – 24 April @ 7pm
The Winter’s Tale - The Royal Ballet – 1 May @ 7pm
Peter and the Wolf, performed by The Royal Ballet in 2010, was screened this week and is now available to view on their YouTube Channel, as will all of the other operas and ballets that will be streamed over the coming weeks.

Time on Your Hands?

It is inspiring to discover that so many companies are offering their online courses and content for students to use, without charge, during the school closures. Here are just two, there are many more you can search for online.

Learn a LanguageLearn a Language

If you fancy learning a language then educational software company Rosetta Stone, is offering students free access to its popular language courses for three months, which normally costs £50. There are more than 20 languages to choose from, including French, German, Italian and Spanish. If you have more than one child you can sign up multiple times, you just need to use a different email address each time.

Learn to play the Guitar

Learn to play the GuitarInstrument manufacturer Fender, has made its online guitar courses free for three months, for the first 100,000 students to enrol. All you need is a guitar and now is the ideal time to learn a new skill. You can choose from acoustic, bass, electric or ukulele, plus a variety of different music styles (e.g. blues, country, pop and rock). Grab a code here – but be quick if you would like one!

Are you Struggling?

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of Coronavirus. You may feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also be low, worried or anxious, or concerned about your finances, your health or those close to you.
It is important to remember that it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass. Staying at home may be difficult, but you are helping to protect yourself and others by doing so.
The tips and advice from the Every Mind Matters Team are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.
Mental Wellbeing While Staying At Home, Every Mind Matters, a NHS One You Resource

Do not forget that just a few easy actions can also help keep a healthy mind.
• Ensure you get some exercise each day
• Talk to someone every day - family or friends – and tell them how you feel
• Do something creative - write a story, draw, paint or read
• Balance your screen time - too many hours using phones, tablets and watching television can inhibit your sleep
• Ensure you get enough sleep to ensure that your immune system is healthy – tired bodies have lower immunity

STOP PRESS – Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals every Friday @ 7pm – tonight’s show (3rd April) is the 2000 adaption of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ starring Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough and Joan Collins.
Each show will be available for 48 hours from 7pm each Friday on ”The Shows Must Go On" YouTube channel.
Next Friday’s show (10th April) will be the 2012 production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' staring Tim Minchin, Melanie C and Chris Moyles.