• Year 10 students explore careers in healthcare
    Year 10 students explore careers in healthcare

    On Thursday 10th October, twenty five Year 10 students took part in the fourth annual Hull and East Riding Health Expo.

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  • Primary pupils experience a taste of High School life
    Primary pupils experience a taste of High School life

    On Thursday 3rd October, primary pupils from across Holderness were given an early taste of High School life as they engaged in a variety of activities at Withernsea High School’s Year 5 and 6 Open Evening.

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Year 10 students explore careers in healthcare

On Thursday 10th October, twenty five Year 10 students took part in the fourth annual Hull and East Riding Health Expo which this year was held at Hull’s DoubleTree Hilton Hotel. 

The event showcased the latest innovations in healthcare in a collaborative effort between local organisations including the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Hull CCG, City Health Care Partnership, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust.

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New letter to parents/carers released

Please click the links below or go to the letters to parents page to view / download the following letter from Mr Crofts:

11/10/2019 - 'Your Futures' Careers Evening (for parents/carers of students in Years 10 and 11)

 

Primary pupils experience a taste of High School life

On Thursday 3rd October, primary pupils from across Holderness were given an early taste of High School life as they engaged in a variety of activities at Withernsea High School’s Year 5 and 6 Open Evening.

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Achieve with Lone Parent Support

Jobcentre Plus, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, are set to launch a brand new programme specifically aimed at helping to support lone parents in the Withernsea area.

The ALPS (Achieve with Lone Parent Support) programme is designed to remove some of the challenges lone parents may face when looking to move towards employment. It also tackles lack of confidence and self-esteem; teaches resilience and helps participants overcome feelings of isolation as they make friends with people in a similar situation.

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Year 5 and 6 Open Evening - Thursday 3rd October

A reminder that our annual Year 5 and 6 Open Evening takes place tonight, Thursday 3rd October, between 5.00pm and 8.00pm

This popular event provides a fantastic opportunity for parents/carers and their children to tour our school, meet our staff and watch our subject areas come to life through a range of engaging displays and interactive demonstrations.

Please click here for further information
 

 

Friday 4th October - Staff Training Day

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 4th October, is a scheduled staff training day and the school will be closed to all students. 

Students will return to school at the usual time on Monday 7th October.

Please see the Calendar page under the Information menu for a full list of term dates.

 

 

Each team was given access to a central supply of resources, including card, paper and plastic for blade construction, which they could choose from to help build their models. The turbine towers were built using rods and connectors from the K’Nex construction toy system. These items came with a fictional price attached which meant the students had to think carefully about the cost implications their designs would have on their future profits.

The teams were also issued with a fan to replicate the wind required to turn the blades, a multimeter to test power output and a wireless transmitter that sent their output readings to a central computer.

 
The unique wireless data system enabled the teams to compete in real-time with the live outputs being displayed on a screen at the front of the classroom. This allowed
students to see how many milliwatts of power they were generating and the efficiency of their designs, encouraging testing and modifications in order to compete with the other groups. This was particularly useful when refining their blade designs, highlighting the fact that a uniformed and streamlined design was the most effective.

The competition became fierce in the afternoon when the teams were each assigned countries and their
live results were represented on a map of Europe. Symbols on the screen indicated when students should decrease and increase the power of the fan, replicating real life changes in wind speed. At the end of each round of testing, the surplus energy created was offset against the
construction costs and fictional charges to customers to show each team’s profit.

Some teams found their profits were eroded by their heavier tower designs due to the increased cost of construction. Whereas students who had gone for a more lightweight option had fewer overheads to cover and were therefore able to make more profit.

Event organiser and Senior Science Technician Viki Foster commented:‘The Power Race helped students develop a range of skills including teamwork, design, problem solving and negotiation. I have run a number of STEM based activities for students in the school and this was definitely one of the best. The students enjoyed every aspect of the day, from the planning and building to the power race itself. They worked incredibly hard and never gave up, even when things were not going their way. It was great to see the competitive spirit in the teams but to see the students helping each other as well.’

The event was run by Director of UKSTEM Mike Cargill who added: ‘'It was a real pleasure working with Withernsea’s Year 9 students on the Power Race day. They completely entered into the spirit of the event and the progress they made on developing and refining their designs was great to witness.This was made even more pleasurable by their courteous attitudes.'