Year 8 Students Speak Out

Year 8 Students Speak Out for charity.


All Year 8 students recently took part in a charity speech day where they learned persuasive writing, speaking and presenting skills.

Students selected charities of their choice to campaign on behalf of. Working in pairs, they spent a busy day learning about persuasive speaking and writing. They produced a short speech in role as ambassadors for their charities. 

Scientifica visit inspires

On Thursday 15th March we were lucky enough to be visited by Tamsin Jordan and Chloe Emmerson from Scientifica, an Uckfield company that  specialises in developing premium scientific equipment to enhance the research of neurons, neuronal circuits and animal behaviour. Tamsin gave a wonderfully interesting talk to our Yr 10 Triple Science students in order to promote Brain Awareness Week. The talk was based primarily on questions that the students had sent in regarding brain function, disorders and discovery of function.

Author visit

On Thursday 22nd March 2018, local author Jenny McLachlan will be visiting our school and talking to students about how she became a writer and her novel: the Ladybird series, ‘Stargazing for Beginners’ and her new book ‘Truly Wildly Deeply’. Year 7 students will have the opportunity to attend the talk, meet Jenny and ask her questions. After the talk and during breaktime in the Reading Room, Jenny will be personally signing copies of her books for students to take home.

BBC School Report

18 students, from years 7-9, took part in BBC School Report on Thursday 15th March 2018.

In four teams they researched, wrote, filmed and edited four news reports in five and a half hours. They used resources provided by the BBC to learn how to find and present engaging reports, and experimented with filming equipment and editing software in our Media Suite. They worked against the clock to meet the 3.25pm deadline!


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