Sports Relief 2018

Once again this year the school took part in some activities for Sports Relief. Pupils collected names of friends and family who were willing to sponsor them to run a mile. The run took place around the school grounds with many pupils running more than a mile! Lots of money was raised and great fun was had by all. A huge thank you to all those sponsors out there!


World Book Day

On Friday 9th March we celebrated World Book Day by holding our annual dress up day. Pupils and staff dressed up as their favourite book characters and showed off how they looked in a whole school assembly. Various other competitions have also been running all week with pupils entering lots of fabulous pieces of work. The competitions will be judged and prizes will be given out on Wednesday 14th March. Watch this space!


Snow Fun

During the recent snowfall at school we decided to have some fun during the pupil's lunchtime and hold a snowball fight between pupils and staff. As you can see from the pictures everyone had a great time!


Guide Dog Visit

This week Cedar Hall had some very special visitors. Doreen Sim and John Lovett from The Guide Dog Association visited us with their retired guide dog, Dougie and their trainee guide dog, Wilbur. Doreen told the pupils how the guide dogs are trained and how much it costs to train one. The school has decided that we would like to look into sponsoring the training of a guide dog so watch this space!


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!