On Thursday the 6th of July 90 Years 9 and 10 Media Studies and Design Technology students went to the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios.

The students got to experience the magic behind the movies and see where the franchise really began and discovered how the set and props were created. They also got a chance to see the original costumes and marvel at the creature workshop. Some students also made the most of the CGI and special effects experiences on offer, such as flying a broomstick in front of a green screen or having a drink with Hagrid in the optical illusion exhibit.

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I was so impressed yesterday with the Year 5 students from Sprowston Junior and Falcon Junior who came up to the High School to take part in some Maths activities. This event was planned, set up and run by Mr Crowley and Miss Shannon and I would like to thank them for such a well-organised session. The students were really engaged and worked very well in their groups, completing some enjoyable and also challenging tasks. 

On Monday 26th June six year 10 students attended the International Space Challenge at RAF Waddington near Lincoln. The students had to design and build a model of a space hotel, backed up with scientific, mathematical and engineering data. They then had to prepare and deliver a marketing presentation in Spanish. The panel of judges included representatives from the RAF, Business Language Champions, People First Education, pH Interim Forensic Engineering and the National Space Academy. 

During the week of 19th - 23rd June, we were excited to host a group of 35 Spanish year 10-12 students and their accompanying 4 teachers. 

All students were accompanied around school by students across years 8-10 and the Spanish students had the opportunity to attend a number of lessons across the curriculum.

On Tuesday, all joined together with a number of other schools in Norfolk (hosting other groups) to attend the disco held at The Talk in Oak Street. It was a great opportunity for all to learn about similarities and differences in our lives. 

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A huge well-done must be said to four Year 8 students that were selected to represent SCHS at an inter-school maths quiz last Friday.

Aiden, Kira, Stanley and Emma all did brilliantly considering they were the first team from our school to go to this event.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and a fantastic example of team work, quick thinking and perseverance.

Last week Ms Humpleby invited me to a Year 7 Art lesson to see some of the homework that students had completed. The work on display was fantastic and showed that a lot of time and effort had gone into planning and creating some outstanding pieces. Really impressed!

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UKMT Junior Maths Challenge certificate winners from Year 7 and 8 were awarded their certificates this week.

Well done to all of them! Special congratulations to Stanley M from Year 8 (Gold Certificate and Best in Year) and Harriet K from Year 7 (Gold Certificate and Best in School) Harriet also qualified for the next round of the competition: The Pink Kangaroo. We await her results with anticipation.

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More Black Death cures from Mr Cordeaux's Year7 History class. Great presentations by Matthew, Joseph, Rojin & Laura! Well done!

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Some of our Year 7 students had the chance this week to venture out on to the school field as part of their Geography lesson. Linked to the topic the Coasts, the students were tasked with the creation of a sand model that accurately illustrates how coastal process around the UK can lead to the creation of Caves, Arches, Stacks, Stumps. A great way to get a challenging concept across.

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