Blog week ending 2nd February

Posted on: 02/02/2018

Y10 Food Tech students made a variety of savoury pasties.   The practical involved students experimenting with a range of shortening pastry techniques.  And they all smelt delicious.


Congratulations to Hannah of 10B who won the prestigious Royal Opera House’s Design Challenge.  Hannah designed and created a cage skirt costume design for Salome in Strauss’ SalomeThe judging panel were full of praise for the entrants.

"The standard of entries for the challenge this year was really high, and it was great to see some innovative new ideas from some of the candidates too."

Jeff Coventry, Head of Marketing & Enterprises


Y10 Art students visited the South Essex College for a celebration of the Royal Opera House Design Challenge.  The day included some great industry related creative workshops (pictured below) and talks relating to the breadth of career options available within the Arts and related industries.

Year 7 students enjoyed a practical lesson whilst studying the eye.  The objective was to represent the eye using the pin-hole camera and show what an image would look like if we did not have the optic nerve to flip the image for us.

Mr Biggenden accompanied Y9, 10 & 11 Prefects on a visit to Wilmington Residential Home.  The staff and residents were thrilled with the students’ visit and the time they took to sit and chat with residents or play board games.  An additional ‘thank you’ to those of you who kindly donated the games, they were much appreciated.

Pictured, students with the manager of Wilmington Residential Home

Captain Jessica Cast, an army officer and doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps, came in to speak with our WG6 students regarding general medical application and careers in medicine.  Students particularly interested in joining the medical profession received invaluable advice on interview techniques and roles within the medical field.

Next week is Internet Safety Day.  We will be celebrating this all week through assemblies delivered by our Year 10 ESafety reps, age specific ESafety lessons and a whole school ESafety scavenger hunt!  Please ask your daughter to share her new digital awareness with you.

Sylvia Kay, our PFA Treasurer is retiring following nine years of dedicated service to the school and its students.  Please join me in thanking Sylvia for her unwavering support and willingness to go above and beyond.  She will be sorely missed by us all. 

Pictured below, Sylvia leading Book Buzz (students were given books by the PFA as part of the scheme)

Best wishes,


Sue Hunt

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