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
World Autism Week takes place from 27th March - 2nd April. We will be raising awareness and promoting understanding with all students in school next week as part of this event. Please look out for more details.
On Saturday 29th April, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 and their parents/carers are invited along to the Ipswich campus to find out more about studying a degree at university. This is a free event, which runs from 11.30am – 3pm, and a fantastic opportunity to learn more about university and to meet with current students. For more information please click here.
Please support our annual fancy dress sponsored Fun Run and help us to raise funds to buy sports equipment and much more! Prizes awarded for the best fancy dress, biggest fundraiser and most dressed-up tutor group. Sponsorship forms and letters (please click) have gone home to Years 7, 8 and 9.
We apologise in advance to local residents for any noise disturbance on the day.
Huge congratulations to the talented group of 36 students who performed in the Celebration of Schools’ Music concert at the world famous concert hall at Snape Maltings on Tuesday 7th March. The choir performed three songs, composed by Claydon GCSE Music students, Matt, Eleanor and Ben, as well as taking part in a group piece along with several other schools in Suffolk. All students, including those who accompanied the choir, worked fantastically hard to give an amazing performance on the night and were an absolute credit to the school, well done!
Please click here for important information about future funding for Suffolk schools.
Part-time teacher training has arrived in Suffolk and Norfolk! If you are a graduate in maths, physics, chemistry, biology, languages, computing or geography and are interested in becoming a teacher, please click here for details on forthcoming information evenings.
Please click here to download the new lunchtime menu provided in our Megabites canteen by Vertas Catering. Please note that there is a three week rotation and w/c 20th February 2017 is week one.
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 delighted to share the exciting news that Claydon High School has been named in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England.