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- Annual Awards Evening
- Christmas Begins!
- House Drama Competition
- Year 8 Charity Bazaar
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- Remembrance at Ypres
- Tea Party Supports Transition
- Mathletics at Highsted!
- Harvest Dreams for Food Bank
- Highsted Joins Mission CPR
- Annabel's Charity Challenge
- Funds for Demelza
- Class of 2017
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Year 7 Celebration Tea Party
On Thursday 14 November Year 7 held its annual Tea Party, an event to celebrate the transition from primary to secondary school, as well as promoting and raising awareness of the important work done by the Wisdom Hospice charity.
One of the key Highsted Virtues this term is being ‘community conscious’ and one of the aims for this event is to bring together the local community and celebrate the integration of Year 7s into their new Highsted community. Year 7 students invited guests including their primary school class teachers and Headteachers, new members of teaching staff at Highsted, the school governors and members of the Senior Leadership Team.
All students had to work together as a team to prepare for this event by choosing a theme for their table, creating place cards, designing and creating invitations and picking the perfect food and drink to serve on the evening itself. This year there was an emphasis on students thinking ‘outside the box’ for their food choices and many tables saw a much greater range of delicious snacks on offer from cold meats and cheeses to watermelon and macaroons.
There was also an opportunity during the evening to see some of the great work Year 7 had produced on their recent Education for Life day on 5 November when they looked at extraordinary women. They then created their own ‘life story’, imagining how they would look back at their successful lives as adults and illustrating their work with a self-portrait.
The evening came to a climax with the whole of Year 7 performing Someone You Loved, by Lewis Capaldi, to their invited audience. It was a great evening and all the students performed and presented themselves admirably.