Week ending 22nd May
- On Wednesday a group of Year 8 students, members of the college Carnegie Reading Club, visited the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College. At the library students had the opportunity to see up close, some of the world’s rarest and most precious manuscripts and books, including the sixth-century Gospels of St Augustine and the oldest manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. In order to experience something of the collegiate lifestyle students ate lunch in the college dining hall alongside undergraduates and fellows. To round off the trip the students held their weekly Carnegie Reading Club meeting in the Parker Library’s reading room, an area usually reserved for college fellows and visiting scholars.
- We had a very successful Artsaward moderation visit this week. All the students passed: twelve at Bronze level and two at Silver. They all did exceptionally well and we congratulate them. Especially as this is an extra-curricular commitment which adds to their already busy school schedules. The students involved were: Prachi Dimhar; Cass Baumberg; Miranda Gonzalez; Anna Clough; Kimberley Dorrzapf; Madison Dorrzapf; Rosie Green; Bea Hogarth; Sophie Gibson; Gina Learmond; Isabel Mejia; Eve Smith; Tessel Boek and Imogen Forbes.
- You will find images on our Facebook page of the recent Year 8 Battlefields’ trip. Fifty-two Year 8s visited Essex Farm cemetery, where they laid a wreath from the students of Chesterton at the grave of one of the youngest known soldiers to fall during WWI. They went on to explore the German Langemark cemetery, before spending some time in the largest Commonwealth cemetery, Tyne Cot. Students visited the Cloth Hall museum in Ypres, before ending the day experiencing the very moving ‘Last Post’ remembrance ceremony under the Menin Gate. The students represented Chesterton in an exemplary way; they were consistently respectful and fantastically behaved from 6am to 3am!
- It was a delight to see the excellent work at the GCSE Art Exhibition this week. Y11 work was displayed in the art rooms and there were very professional outcomes on display. It was lovely to see so many parents and younger siblings at the event.
- We definitely have students who are worthy of holding the title of “Pupil of the Year”; a competition which is currently being run by “Cambridge News”. This award will recognise a pupil who has achieved beyond expectations within the last 12 months. It’s not necessarily about the highest academic achiever – it could be about the way they have developed themselves personally through sheer determination to do better. If you have a particular student in mind please use the link below to nominate them. It would be great to have some Chesterton students on the short list and even better to have the winner! Deadline for nomination is half term Friday 29th May. Below is the link to use.
- We have included updated images linked to the new build on the website, please do take the opportunity to look at those. We will upload more images as the project progresses.
- Today there is a formal Y11 leavers’ assembly; this is an opportunity for shirt-signing and reminiscing. There will of course be the prom and there are still even more exams and revision sessions to go (even over half-term!). The Year 11 students are demonstrating tremendous resilience and their work ethic has been exemplary.
- It just remains for me to wish everyone a restful half-term.
Chesterton Community College
Mrs Lucy Scott