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The latest from Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre.

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  • Fastech Challenge

    Published 13/12/18

    Highdown took part in the Festival for Digital Distruption - Fastech Challenge held in Reading Town Hall a few weeks ago.  The team made up of year 10 and year 12 students had been working on designing a piece of wearable technology and presented their idea to a hall packed full of students from other schools as well as industry experts.  

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  • 42nd Street Trip

    Published 13/12/18

    On 4th December we [Years 7, 8, 10 and 11's Dance company members and Drama GCSE students] went to London to watch the well known 42nd Street. It is an outstanding musical and one that I have wanted to see for a while.

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  • Christmas Concert on 13th December 2018

    Published 13/12/18

    Thursday 13th December 2018 at 7pm in the Main Hall

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  • British Council International School Award

    Published 11/12/18

    Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre in Emmer Green has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award for working to bring the world into the classroom.

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  • IET Event on 10 December 2018

    Published 04/12/18

    The Institute of Engineering and Technology have asked us to advertise this talk to all of our students, teachers and parents.  They are planning to make a donation of some STEaM kit to 3 schools and they want Highdown to be one of them.

     

    The donation will happen at the talk in front of their president at Abbey School on 10th December.

     

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  • Presentation Evening

    Published 27/11/18

     

    GCSE AND GCE CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION EVENING

    Thursday 20 December at 7.00 p.m. in the School Hall

    Invitation for any students who were in years 11, 12 or 13 in July 2018 and who took external exams.

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  • Public Speaking Competition

    Published 22/11/18

    On Thursday 15 November, a team of Year 10 Highdown students represented the school in the ‘Have Your Say’ public speaking competition hosted by the Loddon Vale and Maiden Erlegh Rotary Club, held at Leighton Park School.

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  • ‘Careers in Art’ Poster Competition Results

    Published 22/11/18

     

    The Art team this term have been overwhelmed with the quality of entries for the Art competition. Students were asked to design a poster to promote creative careers.

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  • Highdown Riverside School

    Published 20/11/18

    Highdown has submitted a bid to the Department for Education to open Highdown Riverside School in partnership with GLF for September 2021 opening. We are looking forward to a launch event on Monday 26th November at 6pm for parents and the community to hear more about this exciting proposal. 

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  • Parliament Day

    Published 20/11/18

    The year 12 and 13 A Level Politics students have had a great day at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University for Parliament Day.

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  • Auction 4 Charlie

    Published 16/11/18

    NOT YOUR AVERAGE AUCTION.... NOT YOUR AVERAGE BOY ....

    A new parent form year 7 has put together an auction that goes live next Monday 19th November to help raise money for year 7 student Charlie Ilsley's treatment.

     

    Auction4 Charlie is an AMAZING effort by AMAZING local businesses (and some further afield) for an AMAZING boy, Charlie Ilsley.

    Aged just 8, Charlie was diagnosed with a brain tumour and at one stage was given 3 weeks to live. This little warrior battled hard and endure so much and against all odds his cancer was in remission for 2 years.

    In March of this year, devastatingly his cancer returned, it was discovered that Charlie had tumours on his spine. Depsite their best efforts, the NHS could not help Charlie and this time his treatment was ineffective, the tumours had doubleD in size in a few months.

    The only hope for Charlie was pioneering Cyberknife Treatment in Turkey, the cost of which is not covered by the NHS. Now aged 11, Charlie has been spending his time between his new secondary school Highdown in Caversham, Reading and treatment in Turkey. Results so far have been extremely positive and following a recent MRI scan Charlie has no new tumours and those existing are shrinking...BUTthe treatment is very expensive and his parents still need to raise in excess of £50,000 to fund this...

    I'm sure everyone would agree that Charlie's family have enough to worry about without about worrying about raising the money so desperately needed. I'm hoping you can be as generous as all those who have donated and this Christmas we can give Charlie's family the gift of our love and hopefully a big fat cheque to help towards Charlie' treatment.. thanks so much xxx

    Design Collective Berkshire

     

    Charlie's story as featured on Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer
     

     

     

     

    Click here to visit the Auction Website Page

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