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Alzheimer's Society Awards

HCC Sixth Form were extremely pleased and proud when Honiton Dementia Action Alliance was named Dementia Friendly Rural community of the year at the annual Alzheimer’s Society Awards ceremony at Church House Westminster on 30th November.

As part of their curriculum, our sixth form students are all trained in Dementia Awareness with some further volunteering at the memory café.   Representing HDAA and to receive the award were Chairman Heather Penwarden along with Min Rennolds Honiton Memory Café Coordinator and Ben Willis and Victoria Price Honiton our Year 13 students who volunteer at Honiton Memory Café.

The Dementia Friendly Awards are about celebrating the people projects and organisations who understand the challenge of dementia and are making the changes much needed in their communities.

Jeremy Hughes CBE and Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society welcomed about 200 nominees and guests to the sit down champagne lunch saying how astounded he was by the breadth and calibre of the 400 nominations received this year and commended the judging panel made up of people living with dementia along with national experts from the world of dementia.

In announcing the winner Angela Rippon OBE and Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society said “this award recognises a community who have shown evidence of exemplar planning, progress and impact towards being dementia-friendly”.

Following a formal on stage presentation of the award Heather said,

“This is truly an award for a community – our community – where individuals of all ages, voluntary groups, businesses and organisations all understand that life does not end with a diagnosis of dementia and do amazing things to help people live well with dementia. If everyone who has helped Honiton work towards becoming dementia friendly was here today then there would not be enough room for them all on the stage.”



BTEC Sport

Year 13 A2 Sport Science and BTEC Sport students have been investigating the importance of hydration in sport and the role of water in the body.

Students have designed and made their own Energy Drinks for athletes, ensuring they market their product appropriately as Isotonic, Hypertonic or Hypotonic. Each drink serves a different purpose depending on what type of training you are doing.

Visit: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/health_and_fitness/4289704.stm for more details.

Mr Taylor



A Level History Trip

A Level History students at HCC had the privilege of working with some of the team at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) last week in their ongoing conservation of the Seaton Down Hoard Project. 

Students were able to experience first hand the sorts of work conservators do, and explore the processes of conservation and the tools used. They had a chance to handle the objects, see how  archaeological finds are documented, and appreciate how metal artefacts deteriorate over time.  Much fun was had by all, and we wish the RAMM continued success in their conservation work with this Project.

Mrs Anderson



A-Level & BTEC 'Sandwiches' task....

Year 13 BTEC Sport and A-Level PE students have been studying Sports Nutrition and Hydration. Recent task was to research the appropriate food groups and design a ‘Sandwich poster’ highlighting the ingredients. Students were required to justify the recommendations they made for their specific athlete.

Mr Taylor..


Year 8 Hobbies Assembly

Two weeks ago Mr Smith asked year 8s to make a power point or sway presentation on their hobbies. This week some of those presentations were presented to the rest of the year group. There was a mix of sway and power point presentations which included writing, pictures and embedded videos. As well as this two girls wanted to present their hobby in a different way which was singing. Ellie Sharland and Molly Swift approached Mr Smith directly asking if they could sing to the whole year group and that is what they did. We have more presentation to come from the remaining tutor groups but here are some pictures from this week. Well done to all the students who presented they were really interesting.

Mr Smith added: “The idea was to provide another opportunity for our students to practice and develop their confidence in public speaking and presenting – an essential life skill.  Of course, we were always going to learn more about what motivates our students too (this certainly helps build a positive rapport within the class and across the college) but even I was impressed by the enthusiasm with which they shared their hobbies with their peers and their staff.  Our students are certainly involved in an amazing range of activities!


Year 9 Marine Training

On Wednesday the 2nd of November, a group of year 9 students volunteered to spend some of their school day training with the Royal Marines. On the day, the students were shown a presentation about the tough training and benefits that come with becoming a Marine. The rest of the day was mostly spent on the All Hallows field doing some physical activities. These activities enforced either individual perseverance, or good teamwork and leadership skills. Even if it was a struggle, everyone gave the challenges their all.

Students chose to do this training because they possibly saw themselves becoming a Royal Marine in the future.

Overall, the day was fun and enjoyed by most of the students.


Parent Forums 2016-17

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KS3 Autumn Term 28th September 2016 Presenter - Mr Andy Holt
What is Feedback Fortnight?
Assessment Without Levels ( AWL)

Presenter - Mrs Caroline McConachie
Languages at HCC
KS3 Spring Term 8th February 2017 Presenter - Mr Rob Robson
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Presenter - Mr Josh Wright
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KS3 Summer Term 3rd May 2017 Presenter - Mr Andrew Holt
Preparing for end of year exams
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KS4 Autumn Term 16th November 2016 Presenter - Mr Rob Robson
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Presenter - Mrs Hannah Bown
Promoting wellbeing and minimising anxiety
KS4 Spring Term 1st March 2017 Presenter - Mr Andrew Holt
Improving Students Exam Grades in KS4
KS4 Summer Term 14th June 2017 Presenters - Mrs Selena Burroughs & Mr Tom Skelding
Preparing for Sixth Form


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