Why our young people value the opportunities at HEHS

The Hatch End High School Production Society

Hatch End High School Production Society has been in existence for 30 years and stages a large, West End quality, annual musical production open to all students. They have the opportunity to work both on stage and behind the scenes, or play an instrument within the accompanying band/orchestra.

“I have been given such a range of opportunities to perform both at school and in the wider community which have really developed my confidence and selfesteem. In addition, the Society is like a family and I have gained life-long friends from all year groups and walks of life.” – Daisy Suffield (Year 12)

CERN

Our annual expedition to CERN in Switzerland to see the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator—the Hadron Collider—is just one of the Science highlights of the year.

“To have the opportunity to see what you read about in text books brought to life is truly amazing and helps me understand the importance of what we learned. It really brought home to me the international scale of the whole operation and has prepared me well for further studies.” – Chandler Low (Year 13)

Debate Mate

It is well known that the ability to present and debate confidently to a wide range of audiences is one of the most important life skills we can have in order to be successful. Debate Mate is a fantastic, national debating programme for students facilitated by students at the best universities, providing our students with the opportunity to practise these vital skills such as speaking, listening and critical thinking.

“I never used to watch the news, but now I do because at Debate Mate we talk about what’s going on in the world. I want to be Prime Minister one day, and that’s all because of Debate Mate.” – Jessica Woolf (Year 7)

 

Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club, a highly academic but enriching organisation that aims to increase students’ access to the country’s top universities. This is aimed at all years and involves students working with PhD tutors on a specific, supra-curricular thesis and completing an extended written assignment on this topic, the winners of which are published in the national magazine, The Scholar.

“The Brilliant Club was an amazing intellectual experience and I am ecstatic that my essay was published. I’d highly recommend the Brilliant Club programme as excellent preparation for university.” – Kush Pattni (Year 11)

Tweets

  • Dec 2017 Our annual Senior Citizens' Christmas Party was a great success yesterday, as it is every year. Do you remember being involved in the 2006 event? Read more
  • Dec 2017 Congratulations to three of our Year 13 students, who took part in the production of "SOUTH PACIFIC" this week at the Ryan Theatre. Fantastic show and a great example of partnership working. Read more
  • Dec 2017 Value of the Week: Creativity. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou Read more
  • Dec 2017 VOTW: Co-operation. “That word is 'willing.' It's an attitude and spirit of cooperation that should permeate our conversations. It's like a palm tree by the ocean that endures the greatest winds because it knows how to gracefully bend.” Stephen Kendrick Read more
  • Dec 2017 Our Sixth Form students visited Dell Headquarters this week for a programme designed to encourage students to think about their core attributes, competencies and how these can be utilised in the modern job market. Thank you for having us. Read more