Haddenham.net

Breadth of Education at HCJS

Home » News » Breadth of Education at HCJS
HCJS Pupils - Feb 2017
Haida Totem Pole - Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
HCJS pupils at Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
Young Shakespeare Company at HCJS
HCJS Pupils - Feb 2017

Staff at Haddenham Community Junior School look to offer a wide series of learning activities to provide their pupils with varied and engaging experiences at Key Stage 2.

A recent educational visit by Year 6 pupils to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, was not only a great way to enhance school topic work studies on North America, but also an opportunity to take a good look at the Haida Totem Pole — scaling nearly three floors high!

The Totem Pole, carved from a Canadian Red cedar tree, is the largest object on display at the museum and proved to be a big hit for pupils on the day.

"There were many interesting exhibits in the museum such as the Haida Totem Pole, shrunken heads, a real Egyptian Mummy and lots of taxidermy! It was a very informative and enjoyable visit," commented Year 6 pupil Grace McGuiness.

And on Friday 24th February, upper school children were treated to an annual visit by the Young Shakespeare Company who performed 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

"It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to participate in a play alongside professional actors who never fail to excite and inspire their audience," commented Sharon Palmer, Year 6 teacher at the school.

Images courtesy of the school (click on any individual image to view a larger version).

For more information about Haddenham Community Junior School, please visit the school website.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Summerfest 2022
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 03 Jul 10:15am

Summerfest — what a fantastic event! Superbly organised by a very dedicated team of volunteers. Thank you to everyone involved. There are lots of photos to enjoy on the Haddenham dotNet Flickr site. (Please don't be put off if you see an overly complicated 'cookies' message — just scroll down to the bottom and click 'Accept All'). Here's the link:...

Doreen Carwithen
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 03 Jul 9:00am

As part of the Carwithen Music Festival, there is a fascinating exhibition of the life and times of Doreen Cartwithen (born in Haddenham 100 years ago) in the studio of photographer Paul Wilkinson in High Street. It's open TODAY, Sunday 3rd July: 10.30am — 12noon and 3pm — 4.30pm. A steward will be present to act as a helpful guide to the fascinating displays. A "must...

Carwithen Plaque Unvieled
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 01 Jul 3:00pm

The Carwithen Music Festival began on Friday 1st July — a celebration of Doreen Carwithen's centenary, here in Haddenham, her place of birth.Doreen Carwithen lived in the building in High Street, now owned by Peter and Margaret Aldington and housing the studios of photographer Paul Wilkinson.A blue plaque was unveiled there by Debbie Wiseman OBE, president of the festival and one of the...