Week Ending 20th October

  • We have just said “Auf Wiedersehen” to our German exchange partners at the end of their week in Cambridge. They had a guided tour of Cambridge and went punting on the river. On Monday they spent an enjoyable day at Holkham Hall and walked along the beach to Wells in lovely sunshine where they then tried the famous fish and chips. On Tuesday they had the opportunity to visit all major sights in London and Friday was spent in school, experiencing Chesterton school life. Our thanks go to our host families who made our guests so welcome. Students had a happy, successful and enriching experience. We hope that the friendships will continue.


  • All participants taking part in the Bronze DofE Expedition last week successfully met the 20 DofE expedition conditions. The external assessor reports have started to come in and are a real tribute to our superb students: their conduct and their approach to the two days. The reports are an absolute pleasure to read! Participants now have to ensure any outstanding evidence is added to their online accounts so the DofE co-ordinator can support their application and issue the full Bronze award. Any Year 9 students wishing to start their Bronze award will be invited to a meeting later in the Autumn term to find out how they can get involved. In the meantime please refer to https://ccc.cambridgeshireeducationaltrust.org/dofe/ to find out more.


  • Some sporting news with the U16 Hockey Final: the girls’ first game, against St Mary’s, was extremely tight; we had lots of shooting opportunities and we forced two short corners against their one.


  • Game two against Sawston, who were very strong in attack, forced the girls to step up their game play. Unfortunately though it wasn’t enough with Sawston scoring in the last few minutes: 1-0 to Sawston.


  • Game three, against Comberton, had lots of shooting opportunities, which were fully utilised, resulting in a final score 2-1 to us.


  • Iraide was voted player of the match, with Sawston as overall winners and Chesterton second.


  • Our year 7 A and B hockey teams were also in place, as were Year 9 with some guest appearances from Year 8. The girls were all fantastic in their play and sportsmanship. Year 9 drew 0-0 and both teams gained a short corner. Unfortunately both Year 7 teams lost but did improve dramatically throughout the quarters.


  • On Monday the Year 9 girls attended their annual District Hockey Tournament. Captain Freya Walker was fantastic at organising the team with her positive attitude and this positivity was evident in the whole team. In our round we were competing with Swavesey, St Bedes, Linton and Bassingbourn at Abbey Astro. Our first game showed excellent attacking play and was a great start to the tournament with our team winning 2-0. St Bedes was a tough game, which brought out our defensive play, and unfortunately we lost 2-0. Linton was our third game, an even match, with excellent play by all. Final score 0-0 with one long corner to us. Our final game was against Bassingbourn where we were defeated 2-0. Chesterton’s final position was third. Congratulations to everyone who played and to player of the tournament Caroline Stoop. Final match of the season against The Perse will be after half term.


  • This week girls’ football training began, with 40 girls turning out ready to play. A great evening was aided by a local football coach and Ebony Rule who is Cambridge United’s ladies’ captain. The teams are looking forward to the matches and training after half term.


  • Congratulations to Rosie Johnson who has been accepted into the County Young Coaches’ Academy.


  • Over the last two weeks we hosted over 70 Year 5 and 6 students from Milton Road and Mayfield Primary; students joined us for family football tournaments.  All the students showed a positive attitude and the result was some fantastic football.


  • Tutor time work is about Brexit at the moment.  We have started by checking our knowledge of the European Union and then groups are considering the potential impact of leaving the union on life for young people.  Some student are also extending their learning by considering a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ Brexit plan.


  • Lots of Year11 Ethics revision resources have been launched to students this week.  The revision Edmodo page has resources in the FOLDERS section to help students prepare for the mocks.

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Mrs Lucy Scott