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Rebooting Innovation In Japan

Rebooting Innovation In Japan

March 4, 2015 No Comments

Guarded by heavy metal gates, it feels like a secret base in the heart of Tokyo. Inside a typical office building in the Akihabara district is a high-tech factory that is created for use by anyone with innovative ideas. It is a makerspace with equipment worth 1bn yen ($8.5m; £5.5m). Whatever you need to turn […]

Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker’s back

Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker’s back

March 3, 2015 No Comments

Martin Le-May has captured images of a woodpecker flying with a weasel on it’s back. Check out the bizarre photos below!     It was a sunny afternoon, with the occasional cloud making the Hornchurch Country Park seem that grey brown dull winter colour even though it was the 2nd March. My wife, Ann, and […]

Thanks Yearbook Team!

Thanks Yearbook Team!

March 2, 2015 No Comments

The year 11 yearbook team have been working hard for the last year on the book for their year group. Students spent last Friday evening staying late after school in the library to polish the book design and complete some of the pages. As a reward we also had pizza delivery and treats throughout the […]

Family Pet Dead after Nutella House Fire

Family Pet Dead after Nutella House Fire

February 25, 2015 No Comments

Sunrays shining through a glass jar of Nutella chocolate spread sparked a huge house fire that killed a family’s dog, London Fire Brigade (LFB) has said. The blaze started when low winter sunlight was refracted by the jar which was being used to collect loom bands, investigators believe. The family’s Jack Russell Chilli was trapped […]

Longhill Ski Trip 2015

Longhill Ski Trip 2015

February 23, 2015 No Comments

We are back from an absolutely amazing Ski trip.  Every single student had a fantastic time and all made a huge amount of progress on the slopes.  Some students who had never skied before where whizzing down Black runs by the end of the week!  Behaviour was superb and made us very proud to be […]

School Student Council Meeting – Tuesday 24th Feb P4 VCS

School Student Council Meeting – Tuesday 24th Feb P4 VCS

February 23, 2015 No Comments

If there are any issues students would like raised for discussion by the school council, please let us know by commenting below or emailing schoolstudentcouncil@longhill.org.uk King Year 8; Toby Cooper Year 9; Anthony Allen Year 10; Sam Nye Grey Year 11; Matt Bishop Mandela House; Year 8; Ella Durrant Year 9; Sam Scott Year 10; […]

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

February 15, 2015 No Comments

Tim Cook has confirmed the Apple Watch will start shipping in April during the company’s first quarterly results call of the year. “Development for Apple Watch is right on schedule and we expect to begin shipping in April,” he told analysts and shareholders, according to a transcript from seeking alpha. “The creativity and software innovation […]

4 people dead including a 4 year old

4 people dead including a 4 year old

February 10, 2015 No Comments

Yesterday in Bath, a tipper lorry drove down a very steep hill and went in a spin and killed four people including a four year old ,called Mitzi Rosanna Steady, who was with her nan at the time. The other names haven’t been released yet but the three men were from Southern Wales aged 59, 52 and […]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

February 10, 2015 No Comments

Now that auditions are done and out of the way, the Longhill Drama department and various other members of staff are now working on their newest production of beauty and the beast. So if you didn’t audition for this one, don’t worry as there will be a chance at the start of next year to […]

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Ex student Peter Hurley receives PHD in Astronomy

Ex student Peter Hurley receives PHD in Astronomy

February 10, 2015 No Comments

Peter Hurley received a PhD in astronomy from the University of Sussex while battling a life threatening illness, and was inspired to use his work to help others. As a baby Peter was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an inherited illness which affected his respiratory and digestive systems. He said: “Although it wasn’t so bad when […]

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Easter Holidays Are Here!

So as you are all very excited for is the upcoming Easter Holidays. Whether it’s the masses of chocolates...

Eco Schools Bronze Award

Longhill High School has gained the Eco Schools Bronze Award.  The Eco Team has worked with staff and students...

Let’s Dance – 17th March

On Tuesday the 17th march, the Longhill Gifted and talented dance group represented Longhill school at The Let’s Dance...

Eclipse of the Sun – Friday 20th March

On Friday 20 March 2015, the whole of the UK will be treated to a partial eclipse of the...

School Council Meeting Discussions 24th Feb

24/02/2015 Meeting discussions; Feedback from previous meeting/SLT response Uniform: Feedback from students to SLT for uniform adjustments. Reps need...

What is the colour of this dress??

Do you see this dress as blue and black, blue and gold, violet and olive green or white and...

Pankhurst Day Friday 6th March

PJLT PROUDLY presents . . . PANKHURST DAY – Friday 6TH March! On Pankhurst day we are going to show...

World’s Oldest Leopard

Guinness World Records has just confirmed a new record for the oldest leopard living in captivity. I know what...

Rebooting Innovation In Japan

Guarded by heavy metal gates, it feels like a secret base in the heart of Tokyo. Inside a typical...

Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker’s back

Martin Le-May has captured images of a woodpecker flying with a weasel on it’s back. Check out the bizarre...