On Monday 11th January, CCHS hosted the first round of the Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year competition. Four students from CCHS entered, along with two competitors from Cardinal Griffin. The competition was fierce but Year 11 clarinetist Ben Spindler walked away as the overall winner of the evening. A special mention must also go to Rhiannon Hill in Year 13 who was the winner of the vocal category. Both Ben and Rhiannon will now represent Cannock in the next round of the competition at Wrekin College, Telford, on 28th February 2016. We wish them the best of luck in progressing through to the National Final.
One week later, six of our students were set to take yet another accolade as they represented our school in the Youth Speaks public speaking competition, held at Kingsmead School. Hannah Seaman, Chloe Hollingshead, Caitlin Gold, Henry Hardwick, Lewis Jones and Oliver Potter represented the school exceptionally well, with the boys beating the strong competition to take away first prize.
On the same day, CCHS was visited by the National Citizenship Service who led our Year 11 assembly and awarded CCHS as a Champion School for the contributions made by our students to the service. Students from both the main school and Sixth Form have for many years supported the service and continue to do so through selfless acts of kindness and charity.
It’s been a time of wonderful celebration at CCHS. Congratulations to all of our students and staff for receiving such recognition.