Betty Whittingham Award
At our end of term Easter assembly we were proud to announce the winner of this term's Betty Whittingham Trophy. Harrison in Year 11 was awarded the trophy for his excellent work and attitude around school. A huge well done to him!
Duke of Edinburgh Award Ceremony
On Tuesday 27th March an award ceremony celebrating the Year 11's Duke of Edinburgh achievements took place at the school. The Mayor of Castle Point attended along with parents/carers and families of the pupils. Each pupil received their Bronze award and staff took time to praise all of their hard work. A huge well done to all of them.
In DT lessons at the moment some pupils have been making bike lights as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. In the picture below we can see some lovley examples of their work.
Growing Communities Competition
Our older Secondary pupils were set the challenge of designing a plot to grow their own healthy packed lunch. All of the entries were submitted to the Growing Communities competition and we were very pleased to hear that Owen in Year 10 won first prize! The prize is £750 of allotment equipment and an opportunity to turn the winning design into reality by planting it with the help of a gardening expert. A huge well done to Owen!
SESSSA Hockey Tournament
On Wednesday 21st March a group of Key Stage 3 pupils took part in a Hockey tournament at our school. They split into two teams and played various matches against other schools. We were very proud to see that one of our teams came first and the other came second. We were awarded a lovely trophy which now stands proudly in our trophy cabinet in the school's reception!
Pupils in Mrs Buttigieg's Art lessons have been making decorative strips to fit inside transparent plastic rulers. The rulers will be sent to children at the orphanage in Kenya that is run by Len Denton. Len has visited our school on a number of occasions to tell us about the orphanage and the children that are there. As you can see from the picture the rulers look very decorative and we hope they will be put to good use when they arrive in Kenya!
Mrs Bruty's Maths Lessons
Pupils in Mrs Bruty's Maths lessons have been learning all about weight. They have been testing some mystery bags to see which was the heaviest and which was the lightest. Some pupils also tested their strength by holding out a kilogram weight and seeing whether it got heavier the longer they held it! Adam explained that just because something is bigger it doesn't mean it is heavier as it depends on the item's mass.
Year 10 English Lessons
Mr Harvey's Year 10 English group have been learning about Anne Frank and her famous diary from World War 2. They have been reading a book and producing some wonderful pieces of writing.
GB Class Visit to The Palace Theatre
As part of their ASDAN work, GB class went on a visit to The Palace Theatre to see a performance of 'Snow White'. Everyone thought it was fun and thoroughly enjoyed it. Harrison was asked to go up on stage and help with one of their songs entitled 'The Carrot Song'. He did a great job and was praised for helping out so well!
Each Friday Mr Sankey, Miss Stone and a Year 10 class spend the day at Writtle College near Chelmsford. Writtle was established in 1893 and offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. Our Year 10 pupils spend time each week in various areas of the college doing interesting things such as gardening, woodwork and working with the animals.
Year 11 Prom
On Monday 12th June the Year 11 pupils had their prom night at the school. They were collected by limousine and transported to school in style. Everybody looked amazing and they walked down the red carpet into school. During the evening the pupils enjoyed a three course meal and then had a party afterwards. What an amazing evening!
Prom Praise 2017
A number of pupils from school were lucky enough to represent Cedar Hall at The Royal Albert Hall in London for 'Prom Praise 2017'. This event is an annual evening in which international classical musicians join with an orchestra and choir to create some fabulous music. Everyone had a fabulous time, singing along with the music and watching the orchestral performance on stage. It was a late night home fro everyone but was well worth it!
Y.E.W Trip 2017
This year's residential trip took place in the week beginning 26th June 2017. A group of pupils visited Truleigh Hill, Brighton and Medway and experienced some fantastic sights and activities such as The Seven Sisters Walk, riding bikes, going on a toboggan and seeing Chatham Docks to name but a few! A very successful trip for all.