Secondary School Highlights

Technology Department

What a fantastic autumn term the Technology department has had and we would like to thank everyone who has helped us.

We kicked off the term with thoughts of Christmas and fund raising for both the ‘99 Club’ and the DT department.  Mr Ostler and Mr Patterson came up with the apprentice style idea to make and sell pallet Christmas trees thus ‘Operation Christmas Tree’ was born!  Mr Featherstone put together a fantastic team of makers and Mrs Field organised the painting and decorating team.  Operation Christmas has been a massive success and this is down to hard work from our students, staff and the support of our parents/carers and our local community.  Our total currently stands at over £1,000, this money will be split between the 99 Club and the DT department to update their tools.

The F24 car continues to be a massive success story of the department with yet another race at Rockingham in October (international circuit).  This has led to invites to the Rotary Club dinner and more recently an invite to London for Mr Patterson and our children to discuss our success story.  We now have a second, winter training vehicle, under construction and it will be used in the Spring term for the newly formed Year 7 team.

As a department and design team, we were given the honour of designing a memorial bench for James Moorfoot.  The bench has been designed and built out of large Lego bricks by our year 12 Design and Technology students in consultation with Ed Woodmansey (a close friend of James’).  As a department we were also honoured with the task of making a memorial trophy to be presented annually by the English department at the Year 11 celebration evening.

The Year 9 Textiles group have had a busy, successful term.  The students set up and ran a Textiles workshop for a number of lucky students from Hornsea Primary School.  The students ranged from Year 1 to Year 6 and the textiles girls did a fantastic job of helping our younger students to make stockings, cards and Christmas ornaments.

The Year 9 Graphics group have also been busy helping our feeder Primary schools and were given the task to design the promotional material for Leven School craft fair.  The winning entry was used on Saturday to advertise their event.

The Year 10 Creative Craft students have also been very enterprising, designing and making a range of Christmas Crafts as part of their enterprise project.  Students have made decorative wood reindeers and pine cone trees.  These products will be on sale shortly.

The School was invited to take part in the Festival of Christmas Trees at St Nicholas Church.  Students in DT and Art made a range of decorations to adorn the tree.  Our tree stands together with the Hornsea Primary School tree and can be viewed during Advent.

Project restoration is currently under way.  We have been donated a PE cabinet from fitness suite.  The charming cabinet will be fully restored as an extension activity and sold online to generate more funds for our laser cutter!

Our last fund raiser for the term will be a power tool hamper raffle where staff and parents can enter to win a wooden hamper, Christmas tree and a range of tools.  Watch this space for more information.

Mrs L Field, Head of DT

Sixth Form News

At the start of the term we were delighted to welcome over 80 new students to our Sixth Form in Year 12.  All are settling well into ‘Sixth Form Life’ to face the new challenges that A levels – and other level 3 courses bring.

Our Year 13 students are now busy making decisions about their next steps and their future after they finish Sixth Form next year.  Many are submitting university applications through UCAS whilst others are considering apprenticeships and other college courses.

It has been a busy term with a variety of events and activities, including…

Cambodia Charity Dinner:

The Year 13 students that went on our trip to South East Asia last Summer to undertake a programme of volunteering in Cambodia organised a charity evening this term to raise fund for the two schools we supported whilst on the visit.

On the evening 50 guests came to this event to enjoy a traditional Cambodian 3-course meal that was prepared and cooked by our students.  The students worked hard in the kitchen to cook fresh spring rolls, Chick Amok – a delicious flavoursome curry and finally banana fritters with ice-cream.  This was also a great opportunity for the students to showcase the new skills they learned whilst on the this incredible visit and to give a presentation to the guests on the volunteering work that they had done there, including the sanitation project building 3 toilets for some of the most needy families in a small rural village north of Siem Reap.

Some of our Year 12 students also supported the event by waiting on the guests’ tables and helping out in the kitchen.  These students will be travelling to Cambodia next summer when we go back there to do more volunteering and continue with the sanitation project.

This was a fantastic evening which raised just under £500 that will go to support the two Cambodian schools and our thanks go to all guests who came along to this event.

Sixth Form Community Christmas Party

On Wednesday 30th November we welcomed over 20 local elderly residents to our annual 6 th Form Community Christmas Tea Party.  The party was organised by Year 12 and 13 students as part of their Community Award programme.  The students worked hard all term to plan the event, sending out invitations, raising funds and then organising some activities for everyone at the party.

It was a great event with lots of Christmas spirit and festive fun.  The students did a brilliant job entertaining our guests with a Christmas Music Quiz and a Christmas sing-a-long with the fantastic support from HSLC@s staff choir!  We even had a visit from ‘Santa’s Little Helper’ who helped hand out gifts to everyone.  Our thanks must go to all HSLC staff that donated prizes for the raffle, to Tesco Hornsea for the donation of mince pies and to Hornsea Garden Centre, Sigglesthorne, for donating a beautiful Christmas tree.  Well done to all!

Art Department

Hornsea Lions chose a Poster produced by KATIE CHAU of Hornsea School & Language College as their entry for the District Finals held in Doncaster on 11th November.

We are pleased and proud to announce that it was selected as the best entry.  It will now go on to represent the District in the MD Finals later this year.  In addition to receiving a certificate for winning the local area contest, the club presented Katie with a £50 cash prize.  She also received a certificate for winning the District Competition.  Katie’s family attended one of our meetings in the Golf Club to witness her receiving her awards from LP Ken Thorpe.