Warwick Castle 09/06/2017
Today Year 7 pupils visited Warwick castle to investigate Medieval life. After a walls walk to look at the barbican, the pupils braved the scary dungeons and all their inhabitants to discover how the plague was treated and how witches were tortured.
Pupils witnessed a flight show from a huge condor and other birds of prey and then conquered the Horrible Histories maze. Well done to all pupils for fully immersing themselves in the experience and excellent behaviour.
Tutbury Castle 29/03/17
This week all pupils in Year 8 visited Staffordshire's Royal Castle, Tutbury Castle. Pupils enjoyed a tour and details of how the English Civil War caused the castle to be in its state of ruin. Pupils then enjoyed a demonstartion of gruesome medeival weapons and held weaponry from the Battle of Bosworth Field.
Pupils were then treated to two dramatic lectures by renowned TV historian Lesley Smith. To understand the Tudor conflicts Lesley first dressed as Mary Queen of Scots and explained why she was unfairly treated by Elizabeth I. Then after a costume change Elizabeth explained why she did what she had to do to keep British people safe.
Pupils were taught about the importance of education in life and how the role of females have changed in history.
Year 7 pupils recreated the Battle of Hastings to discover how England was conquered for the last time.
Elizabeth I Royal Visit
Renowned historian Lesley Smith of Tutbury Castle, visited Christ Church Academy in full period costume to lecture all pupils about life in Tudor Britain. Pupils were informed of Elizabethan education, gender role, clothing, warfare and health.
School Uniform and Footwear
We are aware that over the coming weeks you will be replacing your child’s school uniform and footwear. With many shops now retaling unacceptable or inappropriate garments in their ‘schoolwear’ ranges, we would like to take the opportunity to clarify with you what is, and is not, acceptable. ...
Snapchat Bitmoji GPS Tracking
Snapchat has just had a huge update. It now shows where any of the user's (your child's) friends are at any time. It uses GPS to precisely pinpoint on a map where the users are, even changing to a car when they move quickly. Your child and other users are depicted by a Bitmoji. Once you get onto ...
Supporting Children Following Acts of Terror
Following the dreadful events in Manchester this week, it is understandable that our children will have questions about such attacks. Here are some websites offering support for parents when speaking to our children. https://www.safeguardinginschools.co.uk/supporting-school-children-terrorist-...
Please be alert for signs of your children using the social media app Sayat.me. This app allows users to post anonymous reviews of other people. This has led to children posting abuse to others that is visble to the world. If you see your child using this app please talk about what abuse that...
Blue Whale Challenge Craze Warning
Please be alert for signs of your children playing the 'Blue Whale Challenge Game' on social media sites. The game is named Blue Whale Challenge as whales are believed to voluntary wash up on the beach and die. The craze started in Russia and is linked to 130 young suicides there last year. This ...
Parents Evenings Booking Form
Visit this link to access our parents evening booking system. https://christchurch.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ ...
Home Access Logging On
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