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Emily Stephens (13BH)
This summer I undertook a four week research placement sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation. Each year the organisation provides over 1,000 students in year 12 studying science, technology, engineering and maths the opportunity to work alongside professionals across the UK, in universities, commercial companies, voluntary organisations and research institutions. The placements allow the students a chance to develop their understanding about jobs in their chosen field, particularly in research.
A team of Year 12 students will represent the UK at the European Youth Parliament after winning a national competition. They beat 179 schools in the National Selection Conference after debating issues including franking, human trafficking and the energy market.
The winning team is Bethany Appleton, Hanna Banks, Scarlett Blacker, Ella Blaxill, Ellen Docherty, Ffion Davies, Serena Long, Charlotte Roberts and Millie Smith.
The girls will travel to Finland for the international session next July.
The following students in our Year 12 Art Group have been selected by the Dover Federation for the Arts to exhibit their work at the 12th National Students Art Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists:
Hanna Banks (Swan Lake)
Abi Bartlett (At Rest)
Gabrielle Doughty (Sails in the Wind)
Bethany Francis (Tollesbury Shed)
Chloe Miles (In the Harbour)
Antonia Quashie (Alone Boat)
Jessica Underwood (Beach Huts)
Bethany Francis in Year 12 recently won the BBC One Show Art Competition. She was selected from many entries to have a painting exhibited in the Royal Academy of Arts this Summer. Bethany recently attended a private viewing of her work with her family.
A team of Year 11 Youth Health Champions have been working hard over the past year creating campaigns to deliver to the rest of the students at CCHS. Their first campaign was promoting healthy eating, more specifically, a healthy breakfast. They spent time with Year 8 and Year 9 students giving helpful sessions about risk awareness and body image. Their final campaign was on combating stress.
We thank all the students for their hard work and positive impact.
On Thursday 20th February a team of three students travelled to Queen Mary University in London to compete in the first round of Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Analyst Competition.
The day comprised of several different experiments to test both practical ability and the students' ability to analyse results. The girls won the round and are waiting to take part in the National Final at the University of Central Lancashire in June.
We wish them every success.
LEPRA - £3,000 raised
Lesley Gill from LEPRA returned to school on Friday 28th March for a special Year 7 assembly. She announced that students had raised the highest sum ever collected in the ten years the school has been involved with LEPRA. She presented a plaque to the school and there was an item, with photo, in the Gazette the following Monday.
Following on from this success Lesley has asked that four Year 7 students feature in a very short film that she will present at LEPRA Head Office in London when the Director of the charity visits from India. The students will be asked to describe what inspired them in particular about LEPRA's work and what fundraising activities they organised.
Year 13 left in style on Friday 16th May. The girls, as always, made a tremendous effort with their costumes - there was colour and there were characters. The girls were enthusiastic and talkative and, following the fancy dress parade, lunch was served. The outstanding Year 13 then departed to commence further study at home.
We wish the class of 2014 every success in the future.