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Academic Aspirations

Current and former students from cheadle Hulme School talk about how their education has helped them work towards their chosen career and offer a few words of encouragement to anyone wishing to pursue the occupation of their dreams…

TeamCHS takes on the Wilmslow Half

A committed group of parents, staff, students, and Old Waconians have joined together to get active and take on a challenge with a cause. TeamCHS are running the Wilmslow Half Marathon on 18 March 2018 in honour of students and former students who are currently […]

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Disruptive technology

The term ‘disruptive technology’ was coined in 1997 by Harvard professor Clayton M Christensen, who categorised new technologies as either ‘sustaining’ (those that rely on incremental changes to existing technology) or ‘disruptive’ – brand new, untried technologies that completely alter the way entire industries or […]

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Modern Languages – Getting Parents Involved

As exam season approaches, the Modern Languages Department share 12 tips on how parents can offer help with Languages homework. Modern Languages is a subject area which many conscientious parents fret about. At Parents’ Evenings we, the teachers, regularly hear things like, “I worry because I just […]

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Charlie Troup, Class of 2012 – Finding Your Spark

Charlie Troup, Class of 2012 is currently studying a Masters in British and European History at The Queen’s College, Oxford. Here, Charlie shares his passion for learning, his thoughts on how today’s politics become tomorrow’s history and advice for young people looking for their ‘spark’. […]

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International Women’s Day

Upper Sixth student, Phoebe McGowan is a member of Cheadle Hulme School’s Equality Society and has been promoting International Women’s Day throughout the school.  Here, she explores the origins of International Women’s Day and how the messages translate in modern media. On March 8th, 1917 […]

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Women in Data – Leisha Morrison, Class of 2001

Leisha Morrison, Class of 2001 is a Data Analytics Recruitment Consultant based in Sydney, Australia. Outside of her day-job with Precision Sourcing, she helps to promote STEM subjects to girls and encourage more women to take up Data Analytics roles through the networking group she set-up, […]

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‘Bridge of Spies’ and Frank Meehan

[Extracts from this article, written by Second Master, Mr John Winter, first appeared in The Waconian magazine] In the extremely entertaining and tense Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2016, Tom Hanks plays a savvy New York insurance […]

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The Power of Reading: The CHS Big Read 2017

English Teacher, Mrs Catherine Gregory explains how we can all benefit from the power of reading, at the launch of the inaugural CHS Big Read 2017. ‘A room without books is a body without a soul.’ – Cicero There are few activities that receive such relentless […]

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The internet is not designed for children…or adults!

[This post first appeared on the Independent Schools’ Council Blog] Following recent comments by the Children’s Commissioner regarding online safety, Mrs Caroline Dunn, Deputy Head (Pupil Progress and Welfare) argues that adults do not necessarily have a greater understanding of emerging technologies than young people. I don’t […]

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