Week Ending 13th October
- Chesterton Community College – amongst highest performing schools in the country The initial secondary school league tables released today recognise Chesterton Community College as one of the very highest performing schools in the whole country. The progress students make at Chesterton places them in the top 0.3% of all schools in the UK (16th out of over 6000 schools). The league tables also show Chesterton Community College have the highest number of students achieving both good and standard passes in the whole of Cambridgeshire with 90% of students gaining a pass in both English and Maths this year. Students and staff are exceptionally proud of this achievement, following hard on the heels of Ofsted’s recognition that we are an Outstanding school.
- On Friday Chesterton’s Computing Department took delivery of thirty tower computers, plus flat screens, keyboards, mice and cabling, kindly donated by the Computer Sciences Department in the University of Cambridge. Dr Mateja Jamnik, a parent at Chesterton, was instrumental in arranging the donation. We intend to fully replace all of the machines currently in the C2 computer room and also some older machines in B15.
- On Thursday Christine Collier, Year 11, sat the UKMT Senior Girls’ Maths Olympiad. This was a two and a half hour paper and Christine was pitted against the brightest and best Mathematicians in the country. We wish her all of the best and hope that the laws of probability are in her favour as ‘luck’ has no place in Mathematics.
- Year 11 hockey and rugby success: the Year 11 hockey team and rugby team performed brilliantly in their respective Cambridge District School tournaments. Approximately 15-20 schools take part every year and the level of competition is high. The rugby team showed an outstanding combination of skill and athleticism, eventually finishing as runner up (missing out on the final win, by one try scored in the final second of the game!). The hockey team deservedly progressed to the competition final; the team was involved in a very close game which saw them finish as runner up to a single goal. There were outstanding individual performances, but the tactical performance was equally strong.Well done to all involved!
- First game success: the Year 7 rugby team recently had its first fixture of the season. The coordination of the team clearly developed throughout the game and by the end of the first half there were passages of play which kept possession for a number of phases. Chesterton eventually won the game 35-15. Well done to Victor D and Malachi P and Lucca G, who all scored tries on their debut.
- 42 Year 10 and 11 Duke of Edinburgh participants are completing their Assessed Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition this Friday and Saturday, navigating around 35k in the Bury Saint Edmunds area, over two days. All participants will be collecting data in relation to their aim and on return presenting their findings. This is the final requirement of the award having completed their skill, physical and volunteering sections weekly over the previous year. The last expedition in September had a mixture of sun, rain and wind. This expedition we are hoping for dry weather and hope the temperatures don’t drop down too low over night to make it an enjoyable conclusion for a very successful cohort of explorers!
- Congratulations to Antonia Early who has been accepted into the County Young Coaches Academy. This will involve developing her coaching skills through a number of different workshops across the year.
- Two interesting posts below about work in our art department and with our art students. One focused on our “Well-being day” and the other a post for the Accessart village collaborative project exhibition which is touring the country. Textiles work by some of our current Year 9 students on the theme of ‘HOME’ is part of the display:
Chesterton Community College
Mrs Lucy Scott