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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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Y13 pre-uni cooking course with HCH chef

As part of their preparations for going to university in September, Year 13 students spent an afternoon in a cookery session with HCH chef, Junior. They learnt how to debone a chicken, make an omelette (for some it was their first ever omelette) and for dessert they made vegan blueberry muffins.
Junior... took the students through creating a weekly shopping list and how to prepare and store food that will last them a week. The group discussed maximising your money at the supermarket and freezing foods safely. What a useful and engaging session for year 13 which will stand them in excellent stead for their university life in the autumn.

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Former HCH student delivers Cold War politics lesson to Year 12

On the last Monday of term we were delighted to welcome former HCH student, Ayman Triki, back to the school to deliver a fascinating lesson on Cold War politics to our Year 12 historians. Ayman has recently completed a degree in international relations at Royal Holloway and was keen to demonstrate how... his own A level studies helped to prepare him for university. The students, some of which were joining the lesson via Zoom, greatly appreciated the opportunity to hear from a recent graduate. Ayman’s depth of knowledge and understanding clearly impressed the class and has no doubt served to inspire them in their own academic pursuits. A huge thank you to Ayman for dropping by and giving us his time.

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End of term team building activities for HCH sixth form

After a busy period of A level and AS internal assessments, the Sixth Form ended the term by enjoying a variety of bonding activities. This included a fun-filled outing to Thorpe Park, where the students took delight in being hurled around in every direction at terrifying speeds. Determined not to be... outdone, the accompanying form tutors braved each of the major attractions, although later admitted that their favourite ride was the bus back to HCH!


During the following week our Sixth Formers spent an afternoon working together to complete a series of team building exercises. These included a challenge whereby teammates must guide a blindfolded individual along a pathway littered with obstacles that must be avoided. It was wonderful to see the students co-operating with such determination and good humour.

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