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21st Jan 2022
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Students watch the Netball Quad Series at the Copper Box Arena

On Tuesday 18th January the PE department took fifty girls to watch the Netball Quad Series at the Copper Box. The girls had the opportunity to watch the best netball players in the world from England, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. It was an incredible experience and they witnessed one of the closest contested games between England Roses and Australian Diamonds which resulted in a 48 all draw at full time. It was a pleasure to be organising trips again and all the girls had a fabulous time. “The netball trip was really good since it gave all the netballers in school to get to know each other and share thoughts about the sport we love. It was really amazing as well in the match Australia vs England, how England drew in the last few seconds, I learnt a lot and the play was amazing it really opened my eyes to the netball future.” Emily D - Year 7   “Watching England v Australia at the Copper Box was exciting and inspiring, as it shows how even when it seems like you are going to lose a match and you can’t bring it back, if you carry on trying hard and persevere you can overcome everything. As England were down by 6 goals coming into the last quarter and managed to bring it back and draw in the last second. My favourite player was Helen Housby, as she was persistent throughout the match and had great movement- she also kept her cool and scored the drawing goal, which was very impressive.”  Katie C - Year 11
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10th Dec 2021
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Celebrating Human Rights Day at GBHS

This year the 2021 Theme for Human Rights Day was: EQUALITY - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights  Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10th December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than five hundred languages, it is the most translated document in the world.  “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”  Eleanor Roosevelt  At Great Baddow High School, the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics department wanted to celebrate some of the fantastic work that our Year 9 students have completed this term to support Human Rights Day 2021 by producing human rights posters. This was part of a module on ‘What makes us human?’ The students were asked to choose three rights that they thought were particularly important to them and then explain their reasons why they thought those rights were important in the form of a poster to promote the value of human rights. We have included a selection of the outstanding posters that were produced. We hope that you will enjoy and appreciate being able to see their posters.  Mr Johnson (Head of RPE at GBHS) 
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10th Dec 2021
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Annual Christmas Service

On Monday 6th December, our annual Christmas Service at Chelmsford Cathedral returned to kick-start the festivities at Great Baddow High School.  The evening was filled with Music, Drama and Art with performances from the one hundred and one students who participated. A festive mural was displayed at the back of the Cathedral showcasing the Christmas card entries for all to enjoy prior to the performances.  We had wonderful solos from Rosie B, Jasmine A, Noah P, Kudak T, Ellie T, Charlotte G, Elena W, Jess V and Megan H and we thank these students for their individual  contributions to the evening. Instrumental ensembles gave rousing renditions of ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’.  Budding Year 7 and 8 students gave a short drama sketch based around ‘A Christmas Story’ the musical, whilst the Musical Theatre Choir continued the West End theme with an item from Matilda. Top Secret Choir, Rock Choir and Chamber Choir all performed as well, singing with high spirits and joy. The stars of the show were the Year 7s who sang ‘I’ve Lived’ by One Republic before also contributing to the finale piece ‘You Will Be Found’ which featured all participants. We will be recording the latter soon to share with all students and parents of Great Baddow High School.  We would like to thank everyone that came to support the students and join in with our traditional carols. It was a lovely evening and we are grateful for all the well wishes and praise sent our way since the Service.
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