For the past seven years the English department at Claydon High School has organised the BBC School Report Day around a small group of dedicated students who make up our ‘Reporters Club’. These students meet every Thursday in an after-school club and regularly produce articles for the school’s newsletter. On 19th March these students were joined by selected students from Year 8 to make up a team of 21, who spent the day planning, researching and writing articles to be featured in an online magazine as part of this national event.
The team interviewed teachers and students about events and activities happening in school as well as featuring local, national and international news items. In the morning the team was joined by Mid Suffolk’s reporter for the East Anglian Daily Times, Callum Maclean. Mr Maclean spoke to students, giving them his top tips on how to write a successful news article as well as advice on how to create gripping headlines and dealing with rejection! In the afternoon, students practised their news reading skills in a recorded news bulletin following an autocue. Watch out Fiona Bruce and Huw Edwards!
This project offers great opportunities for all of those taking part, whilst offering everyone else a fascinating snapshot into life at Claydon High School. Mrs Lovell-Brown, English teacher and organiser of the event said “ I was really impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication shown by students on the day. Every single article was produced by the students, from scratch and to a 2pm deadline, which was a tough challenge”. Please click on the links below to read the articles and full magazine. For more photographs from the day, please click here.
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Google's Driverless Cars by Morgan and Hannah
First Robotic Staffed Hotel by Kelsi and Caitlyn
The Solar Eclipse by Daniel
Northern Lights Illuminate British Skies by Hannah
The Queen Gets a Facelift on Coins by Abbie and Rosie
The Same Old For Wenger by Frankie
Messi Nights For City Defence by Harry
Smog From Europe Brings With It a Health Warning by Cheyenne and Isabel
Great Blakenham Planning Permission by Morgan & Hannah
Ipswich Docks Investment
Jay Tabb's Winning Goal by Kiah
Haverhill House Fire Death by Alex
Fun Run Win by Jess
Underline the Sky Visit Claydon High School by Aine
From February, we will be running one parent/carer workshop each month designed to support you in keeping up-to-date with the latest information. These will be held from 5.00-6.00pm in the Learning Resource Centre, starting on Wednesday 22nd February with ‘Online Safety’. For more details and a reply slip to register your interest, please click here.
Congratulations to Josh, Lee and Leon who represented not only Claydon High School but also Suffolk in the inter and minor boys races at the Anglian Cross Country Championships, held on Saturday 4th February at Abingdon Park, Northampton. Representing the county is a huge achievement for the boys and it was a particularly tough course to run. They all performed really well with very respectable finishes in 22nd, 44th and 53rd place. Well done!
Recycle your unwanted clothing and paper and raise vital funds for your school in the process!
The PTA have arranged for paper and textile recycling banks to be situated in the coach car park at Claydon High School and are available for both school and community use. Please click here for more details. For safety reasons, restrictions of use apply when buses are dropping off and collecting students in the mornings and afternoons.
We are currently recruiting for a Teacher of Mathematics, Teacher of English, Site Manager and part-time Cleaners. Please click on our ‘Vacancies’ page for more details.
For more information on how to register please click here
We are delighted to share the exciting news that Claydon High School has been named in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England.