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U16 Netball success

Well done to our U16 netball team, who won their 6th straight game to complete their perfect North Sussex District League campaign.

Today’s success completed a treble of district league titles for these incredible girls, having previously won as Year 7s & U14s on their way up! #PROUDTOBEPURPLE

School Production ‘9 to 5’

Well done to all the staff and students involved in the school production ‘9 to 5’.  Everybody has worked so hard especially over the last few weeks to make the show a spectacular success.  The depth of talent on display was clear for everyone in the sold-out audiences to see. Creativity will always remain one of our core values and we are incredibly proud of our Arts faculty for producing such a brilliant show.  All the students involved in the show’s success should be very proud.  Special mention also to Mr Reed for steering the ship so well.

We can’t wait for next year’s performance.

Oriel Remembers

Staff and students again gathered for our annual whole school remembrance service on Friday 10th November.  The time-honoured tradition was not overshadowed by the damp weather. Staff, students, and invited guests observed the service with impeccable grace despite the wet conditions. Wreaths were laid in memory of the fallen, poems were read out, Jerusalem was sung impeccably by the student choir, and the last post provided a poignant moment as the school community fell silent.

We will always remember them.

Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

The Eco-Group at Oriel High School has been working really hard to complete their application to become an Eco-School.

Being an Eco-School is the perfect way to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the ecological achievements of young people.

It demonstrates that their hard work is appreciated, and it provides them with the confidence and motivation to continue actively engaging with environmental issues now and throughout their lifetimes.

The group has begun to tackle this by looking at environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity, litter and plastic pollution. The students completed a whole school audit on what Oriel High School is doing well to reduce its footprint on this earth and raised the profile of the work the students have been doing by producing posters to display around the school.

Students with Eco-Schools Flag

The posters are designed to brighten up the school garden with vibrant artwork and continue to encourage others to save water by using reusable water bottles, and recycling their litter around the school.

Eco-Group received some great feedback from the Eco-Schools team, which demonstrates the hard work the group has shown.

Eco-School Team, said: “This shows you have a confident Eco-Committee dedicated to maximizing their impacts. We like how active your Eco-Committee was in communicating their Eco-Schools activity school-wide, including assemblies, communicating with the SLT, using your Eco Board, posting on social media and the use of the mentor board.

“Your Eco-board especially is incredibly visual and engaging and promotes your work in a very attractive way. This is really strong informing and involving and shows how valued and embedded the Eco-Schools programme is in your school.’’

The students’ posters

The group’s work does not stop there. Over the coming weeks, the group aims to deliver assemblies to share ideas outlined in its action plan as well as to create flower beds around the school grounds.

The group will also be leading a community litter pick and heading out into the Oriel Garden to plant some seasonal veg.

Eco-Schools is a charity that is passionate about engaging young people in environmental education and action. The charity provides a simple, seven-step framework that guides, empowers and motivates pupils to drive change and improve environmental awareness in their school, local community, and beyond.