Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 10
Four Y9 pupils get a taste of what it is like to answer questions at information technology firm Hewlett Packard.
James Wilding lead a presentation titled ‘A view from the classroom’ explaining Claires Court’s approach to embracing the cloud, how schools can get it right, what it looks like in the classroom, that technology is fun and how the industry and vendors can help. Although the pupils were understandably a bit nervous to start with they took the Q & A in their stride and received amazing feedback from Hewlett Packard.
A fabulous week of collaborative engagement from our pupils who really stepped up during charity week. Events took place each day throughout the week and it's a great way to show our support for our local charity. G7 started the week off with fabulous fun stalls on Monday raising over £300, G9 had pupils queueing out of the door raising over £200 with a variation of fruit kebabs, cookies and brownies. G10 waffled their way to creating crepes, milkshakes and smoothies. G8 had pupils running for their ear muffs as staff took to the stage in their Karaoke event. The Charity fundraising week would not have the impact that it has had without all of the help from parents, teachers and pupils - it has been a whirl of cakes, sponsored walks, competitions and challenges and I will let you know the final outcome in next couple of weeks.
Year 8 historians were joined by the Senior Boys for a very successful Civil War Experience Day at Dorney Court. The pupils really engaged with the activities and enjoyed working together, and benefited hugely from a full on day of learning experience much closer to home. Thank you to the History Departments for organising such hands on experiences for our pupils.
Miss Cox had the pleasure of watching our J15 Coxed squad compete at the National Junior Sculling Head where they achieved their target to get into the top 40 crews.
Have a lovely weekend!