Week Ending 21st July

  • Some of our Y10 students were out in the local community last week experiencing the world of work. A few to mention are: Kelly Jagger and Bella Fowlie who were successful in their interviews for a work experience placement at Cambridge University Press; Hannah Treece working at Peterborough City Hospital and Ibby Din and Miranda Romero participating in a work experience project hosted by local business ARM.  Well done to all of our students who participated in work experience this year: you have been a credit to the school.


  • Chesterton Year 8s in British Rowing’s top 25! On Friday, Year 8 students Max Casciato and Paolo Cicolecchia made a stunning debut in the British Rowing Junior Championships. They were placed 24th in the country in a category designated for athletes a year older than themselves and this is British Rowing’s top UK junior sculling event. Although they are only 13, Max and Paolo were invited to represent Cantabrigian Rowing Club in the J14 double sculls Omnium event against school and club crews from around the country. They scored 585 points out of a possible 1,000 in the series of sculling and racing skills. They tied for 24th place out of the 45 crews in their category and came from behind to win a thrilling 500 metre side-by-side sprint race by three boat lengths over the three other crews in their heat. The event was streamed live on YOUTUBE and the boys were watched by family and friends on the day.


  • Listed below are the results for Chesterton students, at the National Rowing Championships. There were some outstanding results and obviously we are particularly proud of the two students who were picked up as complete novices only 12 months ago, via the school-club link with Rob Roy Rowing Club (Kos and Tomoaki). Congratulations to:
  • Flora Turnbull – 8th in the single scull; Kos Kostov, Tomoaki Hori, Ollie Montes, Dylan Montes (Sam Lang – cox) – 8th in the quad; Gemma Merricks – 14th in the double scull and Jack Tunacliffe – 20th in the double scull


  • The Year 9 and 10 DofE participants completed their bronze practice walk this week, demonstrating great team work whilst developing their confidence navigating along the 13k route. They are now looking forward to their 2 day/1 night practice expedition, taking place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September, before the final expedition in October. They continue to work towards their physical, skill and volunteering sections with admirable dedication and self-motivation.


  • On Tuesday eight Year 10 students visited Cambridge University Press to attend a morning of mock interviews.  Our students learnt about the publishing industry and the enormous amount of career opportunities offered by CUP.  Students wrote their first CV and took part in an interview to gain invaluable experience for later on in life.Our keen and brave students were: Iside Buraga; Chloe Childs; Eleanor Cooper; Candice Grass; Rafikul Islam; Julie La Fleur; Gemma Merricks and Scott Taylor. CUP only had praise for our students and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the morning.


  • Congratulations to our ESOL café which has been given an award! The provision was highly commended and given an award by the Learning and Skills Council.



  • On Wednesday Chesterton Singers enjoyed a visit to Stoke College in Suffolk to perform at the opening event of a Chinese summer school. Chesterton Singers were invited to perform alongside the rising piano star George Harliono and enjoyed a delicious Chinese buffet after the performance. The students sang beautifully, conducted themselves with maturity and were great ambassadors for the school.


  • Thursday saw the culmination of the year-long house competition which is based on the number of points each house receives. Cavendish are the winning house and all of its members enjoyed the house celebration afternoon which is the reward. All houses enjoyed the end of year assemblies which reflected on the past year.


  • It just remains for me to wish everyone a happy and peaceful summer break.

Chesterton Community College
Gilbert Road

01223 712150

Mrs Lucy Scott