Ecoutez, Répétez

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7 students in Year 7 have taken on the ultimate challenge – to write and record a pop song in French and to produce a pop video to accompany it! Not only that, but they have entered their video into a region-wide competition. To show your support, please follow the link below to vote for them (Number 20 – Ecoutez, Répétez by Heathfield Community School).

VOTE HERE

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

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This Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May) we are focusing on the impact of relationships on our mental health and wellbeing. Good relationships help us live longer and happier lives with fewer physical and mental health problems. Investing in your relationships is as important as healthy eating, exercising and not smoking.

Today Recognise and reflect. Think back over the week. What sort of a friend have you been to others? What sort of friendship have you received? Have you made a conscious effort to value other people and to appreciate what your friends mean to you?

Year 9 students can now make their curriculum choices online. You will need to log into the VLE to do so. Once logged in, click here and follow the instructions on screen.

Curriculum choices now online.

CScape Dance Company

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The Dance Department welcomes Jessamin Landamore from Cscape Dance Company who will be working with 40 Year 9 Students in a weeks long dance intensive.

World of Work Day

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Year 10’s. Don’t forget to come “dressed to impress” on Friday 20th for your World of Work day. Be ready to meet and greet business partners and better your employment skills so you can succeed in what ever you choose to do!

Watch our trailer for the upcoming Dance Festival!

— Heathfield Dance Festival

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Performing Arts

Following an emotional start to the festival was ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ which played to a sold out audience. This time the audience were seeing inside a mental institution of the 1950s. It was a time when mental health was handled very differently and understood a lot less than it is today. People with conditions that are recognisable and treatable now would have been forced into these institutions. The whole dynamics change when patient Randle McMurphy enters the ward. With his larger than life personality and his exaggerated ‘craziness’ he fights hard against authority without ever thinking about the consequences. He gives the patients confidence to stand up to the head nurse and hope that one day they can all make it out. As a largely ensemble piece each cast member worked their socks off living every moment onstage completely in character immersing the audience in the lives of these people. By the last night they really had gone slightly insane!