GB class visit to Chalkwell Park
On Monday 3rd July pupils from GB went on a class visit to Chalkwell Park. They practised their travel skills by catching the number 1 bus from school all the way to Chalkwell. Once there they visited Temple cafe opposite the park for a drink and a snack and then went on to visit the Rose Garden in the park. Everyone had a great day and were impeccably behaved.
Year 11 Adventure Island Trip
On Thursday 15th June the Year 11's had a trip to Adventure Island to mark the end of their time at Cedar Hall. They were able to spend the day in a fun environment and enjoy each others company. The sun came out and everyone had a fabulous day going on all of the rides.
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!
Fundraising for Smile Train & Water Aid
To celebrate the amazing fundraising the Year 9 PSHE pupils did for Water Aid and the Smile Train charities, we held two special whole school assemblies on Tuesday 9th May and Tuesday 16th May. A cheque for £1300 was presented to Reece Bell, a representative from Smile Train and a second cheque for £1033 was also presented to a representative from Water Aid. The money that has been raised for Smile Train will help eight children to have life-transforming operations. The funds for Water Aid will go towards helping many people living in other countries to have access to clean water for the very first time. Many thanks to everyone who helped in supporting us and a huge congratulations to the Year 9 pupils.
On Friday 28th April a large group of pupils represented Cedar Hall at the annual swimming gala. The gala took place at Runnymede pool with lots of other special schools attending to compete against us and each other. Everyone swam extremely well and lots of pupils won their individual races. At the end of the day the points were added up and it was announced that overall the school who had won was Cedar Hall! A great achievement by everyone. Pupils returned to school very proud and all wearing their medals.
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Our current Year 10 pupils are working hard to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh award. As part of this , they have been split into small groups to practice their walking and camping element of the award. On Wednesday 26th April the first group took part in a long walk to and around Belfairs woods. When they returned to school at the end of the day they then had to pitch their tents and also cook their own meals. The pupils braved temperatures of minus 3 to camp overnight in the school field. They all did fantastically well and made it through the night wrapped up in their sleeping bags! The next morning they set up for the final walk which took them into Southend. Mr Martin and Mr Hammond were extremely proud of everyone who took part as they showed great perseverance and team work. A huge well done to the Year 10's.
Prom Praise 2017
On Tuesday 21 March, a group of pupils from Cedar Hall visited The Royal Albert Hall in London to experience '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!
On Tuesday 14th March, members from Thundersley Congregational Church visited the school to deliver their drumming workshop. Pupils from each department had the opportunity to take part in a high energy drumming session, involving copying and repeating rhythm and beat patterns. Everyone took part with great enthusiasm!
SESSSA Hockey Tournament
On Wednesday 8th March the Cedar Hall Hockey team took part in a tournament against Ramsden Hall, St Christopher's, Castledon and St Nicholas. In the first round Cedar Hall won three of their matches and drew 1 and in the second round we won 3 matches again and lost 1. A fantastic result. Well done to all who played.
Year 10 Art Class
Pupils in Mrs Buttigieg's year 10 art class have been completing a project on the work of the author and illustrator, Eric Carle. Using clay they made models of the animals they had previously drawn on cardboard templates. The results were amazing as you can see from the pictures.
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.