On Friday 30th June ten year students had the opportunity to visit Cambridge University and to take part in a day of master classes in Modern Foreign Languages. The students had the chance to attend a lecture about the importance of studying Modern Foreign Languages and their vital role in society and the work place today. The group was split and the students had a chance to work with students in other schools in a lesson in the language they are studying for GCSE.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. STEM.
We have had a fantastic response from Year 7 students to our newly formed STEM club which takes place every Wednesday at 3.30pm – 4.40pm.
Thirty–nine Year 7 students went to Paris from 22nd – 25th April 2017. They stayed in a château – the Grande Château Romaine, in Lesigny, just outside Paris. The students had a great time. We had a day in Paris when we went up Montparnasse (a skyscraper with 56 floors!) to observe the view of Paris, visited the Eiffel Tower, went on a boat trip (Les Bateaux Mouches) on the Seine and then went to Montmartre where we explored the artists’ quarter and saw the Sacre Coeur.
A reminder that on the 25th April a skills day will be held at the school, here are a list of the activities:
- Year 7: Paris Trip / University Tour Trip / Inner Drive Sessions
- Year 8 & 9: Well-being Day
- Year 10: Hampton Court / Inner Drive
- Year 11: English Studies Day
On Thursday 16th March 2017 a group of year 8 students became news reporters for the day gathering local, nation and international news throughout the day. To see all their hard work and efforts please click the following link: http://bbcschoolreport.alechunter.org/
Following a very tiring day of travelling, the students had their first 5 hours of skiing on the slopes today. They embraced the challenge of skiing in a new environment; even their instructors commented on how dedicated and enthusiastic they were. Conditions on the mountain were challenging at times but no student was put off by this - everyone set out to enjoy themselves as much as possible.
On the 8th February, Year 9 had a Skills Day with the Humanities Department where students focused on the lessons that can be learned from the Holocaust. We welcomed Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring to our school to tell his story of his time in Austria in the 1930s.
Nine students from Alec Hunter were presented with Jack Petchey Awards on 17th January. The ceremony was held at Braintree Arts Centre and the awards were presented by Councillor Frankie Ricci, Chairman of Braintree Council. It was a really enjoyable evening, with over one hundred students from the Braintree area being presented with awards.
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the Christmas boxes appeal - we smashed last year's total (72 boxes) , collecting a massive 83 boxes!! The Operation Christmas Child representatives who have just collected the boxes were delighted.