The greenhouse has been a blaze of colour with our narcissi and hyacinths blooming. The month has started with earth moving and ground clearance. Joy of joys, we have won a prestigious county-wide competition and have a 28’ by 14’ poly tunnel on its way to us!
Applause and acclaim resounded as packed audiences enjoyed this year’s production of “Bugsy Malone” at the Ramsey Academy, Halstead! Comedyhoodlums, live music and flashy beauties gave fabulous, accomplished performances in this bubbly musical, all topped off with guns firing gloop and “splurge” across the gangland speakeasies.
This term it is Diversity’s turn to raise some much needed funds for our chosen charity – Essex Air Ambulance. A huge thank you must go to all the staff and students that gave up so much time and energy to help out. There was so much going on each day that we haven’t yet got around to counting all the money. At the time of writing, we haven’t yet had our non-uniform day which will take place on Friday 27 March. The signs are looking good for breaking the £1000 mark
which would be a fabulous achievement!
It was a real pleasure to take a group of students away to Zauchensee, Austria for a solid week of skiing. All students were impeccably behaved and represented the school superbly. After an incredibly long coach journey, we arrived in good time to get our gear for the slopes.
Some fantastic fun followed on the next 6 days, including some of our students who have never skied before, moving from the gentle nursery slopes to racing (with some control) down blacks.
The Earls Colne & Halstead Educational Charity was formed in 1975, following the closure of the Earls Colne and Halstead Grammar Schools.
Welcome to the third edition of the electronic version of the Ramsey Voice newsletter.
In this issue you will find:
- Bugsy Malone
- Ski trip
- Diversity Charity Week
- Chinese Club
- and much more!
Since February Years 7-10 have been competing in a local school’s football competition. Ramsey’s group contained Maltings Academy, Alec Hunter and Notley High School. We can proudly say that our Year 10 students won all three games and comfortably topped the group.
Friday 13th March saw the Mathematics department celebrating Pi Day early. This year was a particularly special celebration in the world of Maths. Ultimate Pi (π) day was on Saturday 14 March as, using the American calendar, at 9:26:53am on the 14 March 2015 the digits of the date and time will read 3/14/15 9:26:53. This makes up the first 10 digits of π (the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter).
Ramsey Academy students were the first group to see plans for new designs for the Community Centre in Halstead when they attended the consultation session held at the Halstead Library on Friday 13th February.
"'Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge!’ is the largest speaking competition for young people in the world."
On Friday 27th February, 30 Year 10 students were fortunate enough to be able to work with Emily Pollet, a trainer with Speakers Trust. Speakers Trust work with The Jack Petchey Foundation to train Year 10 students across London and Essex in the skill of public speaking.
Essex county council employability and skills team have launched their new Facebook page. The team supports young people into Education, Employment, Training and many more opportunities. The new FACEBOOK page will be really useful for young people who are looking for opportunities to move forward into their next step when leaving year 11.
GCSE PE students in Year 11 were recently asked to make a 3D image of the respiratory system for their homework, following on from theory work they had done in the lesson. Students were allowed to work on their own or in pairs, they could use any material that they thought was appropriate and had ten days to complete the project.
Welcome the Year of the Goat.
Chinese language classes with Dr Rolls will be starting Thursday 26th February, for Years 7-10.
Welcome to the second edition of the electronic version of the Ramsey Voice newsletter.
In this issue you will find:
A massive thank you to the Jack Petchey foundation for the sponsorship of two brand new outdoor tables. The tables are now in place and will be available for students to use at break and lunchtime.
The tables will provide fun activities for our students and hopefully encourage more students to take up the sport.