Whole School Christmas Dinner
On Tuesday 19th December the whole school joined together in the school hall for their Christmas dinner. Roast Turkey with all the trimmings was enjoyed by both pupils and teachers! Staff served dinner to each pupil dressed very festively and whilst Christmas tunes played in the background. Everyone had a great time.
Over the last few years we have been very lucky to have a travelling theatre group visit us to put on a performance of a Christmas Pantomime. This year was no exception and we were treated to a fantastic showing of Robin Hood. As usual there was lots of audience participation which involved teachers and pupils being pulled out of their seats to take part. The end result was very funny!
Samaritans Purse: Operation Christmas Child
Samaritan’s Purse UK is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in need (in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia) across the world. Every year Cedar Hall helps with their 'Operation Christmas Child' appeal. This is where we pack as many shoe boxes as we can with gifts for children. The gifts can range from small toys to a simple thing such as a bar of soap. A small shoe box can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. On Friday 24th November MP class collected all of our shoe boxes (and wow there were so many!) and delivered them to Rawreth cricket ground ready to be loaded onto a lorry....to start their long journey abroad.
Christmas Cards For The Elderly
Recently we were contacted by The Mayor of Castle Point who asked our pupils to make some Christmas cards for the elderly people in the community. As you can see from the picture below some fantastic cards were made by pupils in our Middle school and Secondary school. GB class delivered the cards to The Citadel at Hadleigh Salvation Army ready for distribution.
GB Class Superhero Project
GB class have recently been working closely with our local Haberdashery shop, Bodkins, on the Thundersley Art Trail. There theme has been 'Superheroes' and the work that they have produced is now being displayed in the shop window. Please feel free to pop along to see it!
Year 11 Kung Foo Punctuation
Learning punctuation is always tricky, but now the Year 11 pupils are learning these skills through some fun, dynamic movements, it is a lot easier! Mr Brandle has been running these Kung Foo sessions and everyone agrees that it has been a great success!
Jack Petchey Award
Jack Petchey Award Winners - December 2017
The two winners for the Autumn Term were announced recently at our end of term Christmas assembly.
The first winner was Adam who is in Year 11. Adam has shown great determination in improving his reading and writing over the last few months. This is an area that he doesn't find easy however he has been working with a member of staff on a one to one basis and he goes out of his way to do extra work whenever he can. He has grown in confidence since being in Year 11 and is an excellent role model for his peers. Adam is also a good friend to another pupil who often struggles around school and he has helped this person, many times, to turn negative situations into positive ones.
The second winner was Charlie who is in Year 10. Charlie has volunteered his time to visit another class of younger pupils within the school to help them with their reading. He listens to pupils read every week and the class teacher has commented how many of her pupils are now less reluntant to read and look forward to his visit. Charlie is an excellent role model around the school generally and frequently offers to help staff and pupils. He works hard in his lessons and always gives 100 percent effort.
A huge well done to both of these pupils who will now be deciding how to spend their £250 winnings around the school.
Fellowship Afloat 2017
The annual residential trip to Fellowship Afloat took place again this year. Lots of pupils who had never been before attended and had lots of fun. There were some great activities on offer such as, the high ropes, sailing, canoeing, crabbing, archery and even a visit to the zoo!