Weekly News Bulletin: 12 March 2018

Science Week Comes to HRS!
From 9th to 16th March we will be celebrating British Science Week with a number of activities taking place. Please see the schedule below for more details:

Friday 9th – Visiting speaker Michael Collier – McLaren Applied Technologies
Wednesday 14th – Visiting speaker Dan Abbott – Shark advocate and cameraman
Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th – Careers Information stand
Monday 12th to Friday 16th – Lab activities & guess the scientist competition
Until Fri 23rd  Poster competition (Years 7-9)

Mr Heinrich – Science Department

Year 11 Drama Exams
Year 11 Drama exams take place on Friday. They will all be off timetable Periods 1 and 2 to meet the visiting examiner but a schedule for their actual performances will also be provided to staff/parents/students as they take place throughout the rest of the day. Once students have completed their performances they MUST be back in lessons. Rehearsals will be until 7.00pm on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Thank you for your support with this new component.
Mrs S Stewart – Head of Drama

Netball Tournaments
We have received a message from St Mary’s in Bishop’s Stortford who are hosting our netball tournaments next week regarding parents watching at the tournament.

There will be no parking available on site for parents. They are allowed on site to watch but must sign in on a register.
Miss N Hiscox – PE Department

Cambridge Regional College – Wednesday 21st March Open Day
4.30pm to 7.30pm
Please note – this is the rescheduled Open Day from the postponed 3rd March Open Day, due to weather conditions on the 2nd and 3rd March.

Cambridge Regional College Open Days are a good opportunity to see what it is like to study at Cambridge Regional College.

They have a wide range of full-time, part-time and Higher Education courses available, from Construction and Engineering to Media and Computing Technologies.

Pre-registering is advised. Please note only the prospective student looking to study at the college needs to pre-register. All friends and family members are welcome to attend, but are not required to register online. If you have any questions about the Open Day, please email enquiry@camre.ac.uk

To book please click on the following link:

Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator

Ofsted Online Safety Webinar
Please click on the following link for important information about online safety:


Miss L Brammer – Designated Child Protection Officer

Tesco Bags of Help Scheme – Under the Microscope
Please may we remind you about the success of our recent application to Tesco for the ‘Under the Microscope’ project.

Customers can now vote at the Tesco store in Great Dunmow until Monday 30th April 2018. Please help us to win the vote by placing the blue token given out at the checkouts in the HRS ‘Under the Microscope’ voting box at the front of the store.

The awarded money will be used to provide extra microscopes and equipment for use in lessons, science club and our open days. We want to inspire potential biologists, environmentalists and scientists by making science fun through opening up the amazing microscopic world around us. Using microscopes and gaining new microscope skills, our budding scientists will look at what distinguishes different materials like fabric and paper and discover what lurks in the likes of soil, water or a jar of dry yeast. Their curiosity will be limited only by their imagination….
Thank you for your support!
Mrs L Evans-Barlow – Business Manager

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