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This week our year 9 students took part in a ‘exploring careers workshops’ run by the Connexions service. These were designed to help students to get a better understanding of different job industries and the careers available to them in their local area. #raisingaspirations

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The summer term has started and year 11 are in the final stages of preparing for their GCSE’s. Leading up to this Southchurch High School organised:

Revision Cracked! Tim Foot Study Skills

In March our Year 11 and some Year 10 students took part in a seminar delivered by Tim Foot. Tim is an experienced teacher and industrialist; he is now an Education Consultant, who delivers motivational study skills seminars to students in schools and colleges.
The seminar focused on effective revision skills and giving students the confidence to tackle revision tasks.
The students found the seminar extremely helpful and worked hard during the activities.
Tim was equally impressed with our students and sent us this message, following the event …

“I had a fantastic day and very much enjoyed working with your students. They were not only polite and respectful but were friendly, enthusiastic and engaging. They threw themselves wholeheartedly into the activities and made some very insightful comments into the topics at hand. I hope they found the seminar useful.

Thanks for your excellent organisation of the day.
Wishing Year 10 and 11 students every success for the future!
Kind regards, Tim”

 IET Faraday Challenge

Last term Year 8 students took part in the IET Faraday Challenge with one of our teams winning an impressive trophy! The winning team has been invited to attend the Festival for Aspiring Engineers, to be held at the IET head office, Savoy Place, London, on 26 June.
The Festival is to celebrate the achievements of all the winning teams throughout London and Essex, and will consist of each team promoting their ideas, a peer review, key note speakers and award presentations.

Raising Attainment Evening

Students in Years 9 and 10, along with their parents, attended an evening in March, where there were various speakers from local Colleges and 6th Forms, as well as Universities and Apprenticeships. The presenters explained the post-16 options open to the students. Everyone agreed that it was a very informative and useful evening.

Couch to 5kM

Our students and teachers successfully completed their Couch to 5kM training and competed in the Southend Park Run. We are very proud of all our participants, but in particular, Jack, who achieved a time of 21m 29sec, coming 45th out of 449 runners and was the fastest male in his age group. Lily also did well, she was the fastest girl in her age group, with a time of 29m 26sec.

Bay of Naples

The residential trip to the Bay of Naples was a success. A good time was had by all and I am pleased to say that the same number of students returned as those who departed!

BTEC Music Showcase

The Year 11 BTEC Music class organised a showcase, as part of their Unit 2 Assessment. They decided to produce their event in aid of the charity ‘Mind’ for Mental Health. The event was called ‘Peace of Mind’. They were responsible for all the arrangements including writing letters and producing tickets.

Valentine’s Day ‘Feel Good Thursday’

The Student Leadership Team have continued to play an important role in the school, particularly in raising money for charity. They held their now annual ‘Feel Good Day’, this year on a Thursday, rather than a Friday, to coincide with Valentine’s Day, on 14 February.
Students were allowed to make a £1 donation to wear non-uniform for the day. The student leaders were busy selling balloons, with or without a message, to say ‘thank you’ or just simply to make someone’s day a little bit special. Several members of staff were surprised and delighted to receive a balloon – including the Headteacher and other senior teachers!
An amazing £736 was raised for our chosen charity.