Week Ending 30th November

Recently eight of our Year 9 sport leaders visited the Castle School to assist in their PE lessons.  The Castle PE teachers were very impressed with how our students embraced the opportunity to work with students with more complex needs. This was part of their ‘sport in the community’ project.  We look forward to another visit in the Spring term.

ARU Basketball Match. This week, more than forty students from Chesterton spectated at the Anglia Ruskin University basketball match versus Cranfield University.  The short trip to Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre gave our students the opportunity to learn from watching more experienced players and also to learn about sports scholarships from some of the players.

On Wednesday 12th December we will be holding a Celebration of Reading in the Library from 6-7pm with a short break for refreshments. Students are encouraged to join in and read a short excerpt from their favourite seasonal novel / short story or maybe even their own poem or song; anything will be considered! Interested students should pop into the Library and have a chat to Mrs Shield where free tickets can also be picked up. It should be a lovely evening and we hope to see you there.

We are delighted to have launched our mentoring project with Milton Road Primary School, which sees 50 of their current year 6 students join 25 Chesterton students working as subject ambassadors to deliver mentoring mornings involving a range of exciting activities. The launch morning took place on Wednesday this week, in which Chesterton students planned and delivered an activity carousel covering a range of subject areas. Beyond this, there will be half termly sessions where students will work towards completing a subject based project outcome to display at school in the summer term. We look forward to welcoming the year 6s in advance of their transition to Chesterton, and are grateful to our year 9 student ambassadors for the energy and enthusiasm they have given the project so far.

Last weekend Chesterton student artwork was displayed as part of the ACCESSART village project. The village exhibition was made up of houses sewn by children, young people and communities across the UK. The exhibition has been touring the UK and culminated in a family event at the Anglia Ruskin Gallery. The work was sold to raise funds for the Charity Emmaus.  This has been a long running project, the students who made houses did so in Year 7 and they are now in Year 10; they should be really proud as most of the Chesterton artworks were sold! Mrs Murray Williams attended the event and was delighted to see so many Chesterton students helping to run the event by promoting the cause, selling the artwork and running children’s activities. Well done to all involved.


Tickets for the forthcoming performance of ‘What You Will’ have been selling like hot cakes! The two evening performances sold out within 5 days, and those who have been successful in ordering tickets should have received an email from Ms Marston to confirm their seats. Meanwhile, owing to the demand for tickets, we are now hosting an additional matinee performance ON TUESDAY 11TH DECEMBER AT 4.45PM. As with the evening performances, it will take place in Chesterton’s Drama Studio. The production lasts approximately 90 minutes without interval and there are only 60 seats available for each performance. To reserve tickets, please email smarston@chesterton.cambs.sch.uk, using the subject heading ‘What You Will Matinee’ and including how many seats you would like for adults/under 16s in the main body of the email. Tickets cost £6 or £4 (under 16s) and you will be expected to bring the ticket fee to the matinee in cash. You will receive an email confirmation if your ticket request has been successful. This production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy (otherwise known as ‘Twelfth Night’), famous for its “opal-like blend of laughter and sadness” (Michael Billington), is reimagined in the summer of love of the late 1960s, where flares replace stockings, puritanism is embodied by Mary Whitehouse and the Beatles are juxtaposed with the Bard himself! It is appropriate for all secondary school students and the community aged 12 plus, though please be aware that instances of violence and references to sex are undoubtedly part of Shakespeare’s text, albeit in jest! The production is being performed by 20 GCSE Drama students in Year 10, and includes live music and physical theatre. The drama department is working very hard alongside the student actors to make this a truly uplifting theatrical experience, and the perfect Christmas gift! Hope to see you there…


House competitions continue to heat up with lots of students participating to win points for their house! This week, it was Articulate Part Two and the first competition proved a real hit with a fantastic atmosphere. Robinson came out winners following a tie break round with Cavendish and Equiano coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Robinson have now extended their lead as we head into ‘Double Points December!’ Next week, we are guessing the theme song!’


Maths problem of the week!


The perimeter of the regular decagon P is 8 times the perimeter of the regular octagon Q.
Each edge of the regular octagon Q is 10 cm long.

How long is each edge of the regular decagon P?

Last week’s answer was 35 pecks.


Chesterton Community College
Gilbert Road

01223 712150

Mrs Lucy Scott