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Star Party!

Star Party!

(Posted on 19/10/18)

Ten students accompanied by teachers headed down to Herefordshire this weekend for the Stargazers Star Party. They survived the storm and the students triumphantly beat the teachers’ team in the Fridays quiz and were awarded with loud applause and cheers from the crowds.Students attended lectures on Saturday on astrophotography, mythology in the stars, constellations and rockets! After the hog...

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Two Chester schools come together to perform in Manchester Theatre

Two Chester schools come together to perform in Manchester Theatre

(Posted on 17/10/18)

Our drama teacher Natalie is joining forces with Matt, the drama teacher from Queen’s Park High School to create a theatre company of students both schools.Students of CIS and QPHS are coming together to perform a new play by Rob Drummond called 'Flesh'.We will be watched by a national theatre director who will give us feedback, then we will perform on the professional stage 'HOME' in Manchester...

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New School, New Year, No Problem - The Transition from Year 11 to Year 12

New School, New Year, No Problem - The Transition from Year 11 to Year 12

(Posted on 10/10/18)

The transition from year 11 to year 12.I found that transitioning from Year 11 to Year 12 was rather easy at CIS, an IB school, as it’s a much smaller school than my past high school.We get to choose our options with more freedom, so now I can focus on subjects that actually interest me while still having the basics of maths, English and a foreign language.I like the fact that we’re not...

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Drama students buzzing after Lord of the Flies performance

Drama students buzzing after Lord of the Flies performance

(Posted on 03/10/18)

On Thursday 27th September, Natalie took our 12 wonderful GCSE Drama students to Theatr Clwyd to see a production of Lord of the Flies.It was an exciting and innovative interpretation with an all female cast who were exceptional. They stayed for a post-show talk and got to ask some of the actors some questions face to face which will definitely help the students complete some notes about...

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Warhammer Elective

Warhammer Elective

(Posted on 28/09/18)

The Warhammer elective ran by Mark has allowed to me to pursue the board games that I have been interested in for quite a while now.Another good thing about this elective is that you can pursue other board games like D&D, Age Of Sigmar, Warhammer, 40k, and any other board game that we want. We can also do tournaments in Chester against the other schools which could eventually lead to a championship...

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Independent study trumps homework says Lucas from Year 12

Independent study trumps homework says Lucas from Year 12

(Posted on 26/09/18)

One of the banes of my existence in high school was the monster that ate your evenings, interrupted your personal time and, whenever you tried to socialise, reared its ugly head. That monster being.... HOMEWORK!It was the worst thing about school, the weight and feel of those heavy and loathsome papers in your bag as you walk home, those loathsome papers which cause nothing but pain...

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