Highlands School sixth form student Alex White has made his first speech in the House of Lords as a result of winning a prestigious national competition run by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office. The prizes were awarded there earlier this week.
This Competition invited pupils to conduct research on the strengths of Hong Kong to develop itself as a Smart City, and to come up with a proposed project for Hong Kong to further integrate technology to improve the quality of living. His prize is an amazing two weeks in Hong Kong this summer, including attending a course at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Alex’s project embraced innovative and creative ideas which drew reference from the ‘Smart City’ initiatives of London and focused on how Honk Kong and London could collaborate in achieving its aims. Alex’s winning submission focused on the “construction of an ecological ‘cycle highway’ in Hong Kong, compatible with the Octopus Card system already in place. To limit the carbon footprint of this project, and to further help improve the air quality in Hong Kong, the highway shall incorporate the ideas behind London’s Garden Bridge programme, in order to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the city and provide a habitat for local wildlife.”
Well done Alex!!
Picture: Alex, his Mother and Bruce Goddard at the prize giving in the House of Lords.
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Many thanks to all who have contributed so generously to the marathon fund for NSPCC Childline. I am delighted to say that we have now exceeded our target of £30,000 and with more money promised, we expect to hit around £33,000. You can continue to donate up until the end of June through the Virgin Money Giving site or via Parentpay.
Bruce Goddard, Headteacher
Matt Miller MBE
Many congratulations to Matt Miller, Chair of Governors, who was awarded an MBE in the Queens' Birthday Honours list, for his great work as a National Leader of Governance and Chair of Highlands School Governing Body!!
Years 7 and 8 Party 2016
Friday 15th July, 6:30pm – 10:00pm.
Join us for a fun end of year evening with disco & outdoor BBQ for Year 7 and 8 students, their families and friends.
£5 per person. Ticket price includes burger, 99 ice cream and disco. Payment via ParentPay.
Pimms, wine, beer, soft drinks and other refreshments will be available to purchase.
Sports Day will take place on 20th July.
Calendar dates for 2016 – 2017
Dates for students:
Monday 5th September to Thursday 22nd December 2016
Half-term: Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October
Friday 6th January 2017 to Friday 31 March
Half-term: Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February
Tuesday 18 April to Friday 21st July
Half-term: Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June
5 INSET Days: 1st September 2016, 2nd September 2016, 31st October 2016, 5th January 2017, 9th June 2017.