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Headmaster’s Weekly Newsletter, 21st January 2022

As we make our way through January I am buoyed by the longer days and the beautiful sunshine that we experienced this week, despite the chill in the air. Paul Pearce, our new Deputy Head Academic, has been entranced since starting at HCH and has made a point of reminding all of us about how fortunate...

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Survival Skills Weekend with Polaris Outdoor

In preparation for the Arctic Expedition in February, 15 HCH students went on a Survival Skills trip with Polaris Outdoor. They learned how to build shelters using only the resources they could find in the woods around them, how to light a fire, how to safely use a knife to carve tools, bake their own... bannock bread over the fire, and how to forage for resources and food. They also built resilience in the wet and cold weather and dealt with a few setbacks!

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Art student secures scholarship in Westminster

We are absolutely thrilled that one of our Y11 students, Hope Wellspring, has been offered a scholarship to the prestigious DLD College in Westminster.

This offer is based on her outstanding work demonstrated in her GCSE Photography portfolios. Congratulations Hope, you deserve it!

Here is a selection of her work, which has already been recognised as outstanding by the Independent Schools Association.

 

 

 

 

Sixth form trip to Liquid Leisure Aqua Park

The sixth form had a fun packed team building experience at liquid leisure. They ‘dived in’ and completed some challenging tasks on the aqua jungle and raced through the aqua park slides and tunnels. This was followed by the banana boat that had the students’ adrenaline pumping as they held on... to avoid falling into the water.

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Camp HCH 2021

Camp HCH was back with a bang on Friday as close to 200 students from years 5 to 13 stayed overnight in the grounds of the school. Students pitched tents with the help of their parents before saying goodbye and making their way to a range of activities including football, arts and collages, Zen in a...

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Y12 student invited to Cambridge university to present her science essay

Miranda in year 12 spent a large part of her summer researching and writing an essay for the Gonville & Caius, Cambridge ‘Caius Explore’ programme. Miranda’s submission for ‘How will quantum technology have changed our world by 2100’ was chosen as one of the best within the programme.

Yestrday,... Miranda spent the day at the college to attend an open day. She had a tour of the college and a celebratory lunch with directors of studies and fellows in hall. What a memorable experience and a great way to start Miranda’s A level studies.

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The first day of term. Back together again!

It has been a fantastic first day of term at HCH as students and staff enjoyed coming together in the beautiful weather, getting to know new friends and colleagues and starting in new year groups. Our early years children had story time in the school grounds. Middle years and lower years have enjoyed...

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