Here are just a few of the events and activities we have had this term!
KS3 visits from The Holgate Academy
Ms Cliffman and Miss Hall have been delighted to welcome groups of Y7, 8 and 9 students from The Holgate Academy. Students were invited to take part in a ‘Design and Pitch Challenge’, testing their teamwork, problem solving and presentation skills.
Post 18 Options
On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July, Year 12 took key steps in preparing for their lives after HSFC. Students were supported in registering for UCAS, researching apprenticeships and writing their all-important personal statements.
Y10 Visit – The National Church of England Academy
We have been delighted to host a number of NCEA Year 10 students for a day at HSFC. Students were able to experience the building and take part in a wide variety of taster lessons and team building activities.
Student Leaders Appointed
Following a rigorous application and interview process we have selected our biggest ever Student Leadership Team. The leaders include Presidents, Home Academy Representatives as well as Wellbeing, Mental Health, Diversity and Arts Leaders. We are so excited to see their plans having a positive impact on our community.
Studio Theatre/Creative Space
Our drama club, under the supervision of the ever-enthusiastic Mrs Morris have begun to convert one of our less well used spaces into a hub for creativity. Students plan to use this space as a studio theatre as well as a venue for debate club and student council meetings.
Year 12 computer science students visited St. Mary Magdalene church to see the tomb containing the computing pioneer Ada Byron King (Lovelace). She is credited with being the first computer programmer who believed a computer could be used for general purpose tasks rather than just working on numbers; this is an innovation which can be seen in today’s smart phones and general purpose computers. Her history is fascinating and the value she placed on learning and education is a real inspiration for our students today, indeed, she is quoted as saying “The more I study, the more insatiable do I feel my genius for it to be.”