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The latest from Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre.

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  • Year 10 Performing Arts Spotlight Showcase

    Published 21/05/19

    Year 10 GSCE performing arts students will be showcasing some of their drama and music work.

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  • Recipes

    Published 16/05/19

    The human brain is an active tissue containing billions of cells, called neurons, which need a constant supply of nutrients to function and grow properly. In fact, the brain is a very hungry organ and is the first of the body’s organs to take nutrients from the food we eat.

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

    Published 02/05/19

    Over the half term, Mr Stephenson and Mr Walker accompanied Gold DofE goers to Rhos Y Gwalia, in South Snowdonia, to complete their practice expedition. For three nights and four days, the group of Year 12’s would have to navigate the Welsh landscapes, the beautiful rivers and waterfalls, and – less luckily - the steep, long and strenuous hills. 

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  • Dance Company Show

    Published 30/04/19

    You are invited to attended this year’s Dance Company's show - Believe. The show is a mixture of dance styles, solo and group pieces. The Dance Company have worked tirelessly on the show and you will not be disappointed. 

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  • Win the Great Bike Giveaway!

    Published 25/04/19

    Accent are encouraging healthy eating this term and giving away a mountain bike! 

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  • Animal Welfare Debate

    Published 04/04/19

    This week Year 8 students took part in a debate on Animal Welfare organised by the RSPCA at the Reading Civic Offices. The students had to go head-to-head against other schools in Reading, arguing for and against the importance of animal welfare on a number of topics, from the use of service animals to the impact of Brexit. In a close fought competition, Highdown were runners up and have qualified for the final, to be held in London.

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  • BNC Club Latest News

    Published 04/04/19

    The BNC is an Economist Educational Foundation run digital news club which focuses on KS2 and KS3 engagement with wider world issues.

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  • Junior Bake Off Contestants Required

    Published 02/04/19

    Love Productions, the team behind the UK’s much loved baking show The Great British Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee are delighted to announce that JUNIOR BAKE OFF IS BACK for a 5th Series on Channel 4 and applications are now open!

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  • Young Pea Chef of the Year

    Published 28/03/19

    Please see details below of a competition being run by Hatch â€¨Free–Range Communications.

    Last year Highdown student Finn Macfarlane was a finalist. He made a Pea Mousse pudding with white chocolate – sounds weird but tasted awesome! 

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  • British Boxing Champion!

    Published 28/03/19

    Last weekend Reuben Muston competed at the English Boxing National Junior Championships. Held over two days, this competition puts the best boxers in the country together to find the national champion.

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  • Year 12 Art

    Published 26/03/19

     

    Distortion Portraits

    Year 12 have been looking at Distortion and Portraiture. They have studied several artists that 'distort' the face in different ways and have created amazing personal responses to the artist they most connected with. Here are some of their beautiful outcomes.

     

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  • Psychology Egg Project

    Published 26/03/19

     

     

    Year 12 Psychologists have started their egg project. Whilst they learn about attachment, the students will be logging their adventures with their egg babies and applying this to psychological concepts. 

     

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