Cyber week

The first half term ended with an exciting focus week – Cyber Week, students were invited to take part in cryptic challenges, learn about jobs in cyber and take part in a hands-on CSI activity that was hosted virtually by Think Forensic. Students were involved in attending a crime scene, taking fingerprints, creating footprint moulds,…

National Skills Day at Horizon

On Wednesday 7th October 2020, as part of National Skills Day, the Careers and Enterprise Department have been working across the College to emphasise the skills that students use every day. They highlighted skills in every subject area across 40 different classrooms and involved over 1200 students. We wanted to document the variety of skills taking…

STEM Trip to Royal Society

Tuesday 19th November saw Horizon CC represented by the STEM Club at The Royal Society in London at a specially arranged student conference. Founded in 1660 the Royal Society has been a place where scientists across the world have met to educate, meet and challenge each other. Our students got to experience that for themselves…

Horizon Remember Together

Over the last 2 weeks Horizon Students have been participating in events for Remembrance. On Thursday 5th November each year group had an extended assembly and we asked our students to “Remember Together” which was the Royal British Legions Campaign message this year.  This year is the 100th anniversary of the 1st Armistice Day as well as remembering…

Macmillan Bake Sale

On Wednesday 23rd October the Year 9 Enterprise group hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning to the staff of Horizon. Students worked really hard to plan the event by researching recipes, baking, inviting the local press and advertising the event around school. The event went really well and was attended by two Macmillan support workers who…

Mock Interview Day

On Wednesday 17th July, 363 Year 11 students took part in Horizon’s first ever Mock Interview Day. 80 professionals from 45 different businesses conducted a series of interviews to help our students prepare for the world of work and life beyond Horizon. It was an extremely successful day with the majority of students demonstrating how mature…

Y7 Wentworth Wood House

This half term has seen an all year group enterprise activity for the Y7 school hosted and held at Wentworth Woodhouse. This historic building is currently being renovated and will take 25 years to restore to its former glory at an estimated cost of £150 million pounds. Apart from its fantastic history it has and…

Big Challenge

Last October all of the Y9 school were given the opportunity to participate in The Big Challenge a borough wide competition that challenged students to start their own business to sell a product or service. The Y9 students applied and were filtered down into the best ideas for entry. There were 7 teams initially and…