Week ending 30th September
- Chesterton is taking part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country. This is following a request from our very own Charlotte Brown, who is a member of the local youth council. In a national ballot, young people will be asked which issues matter most to them; in order to determine what is debated by the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP), in the House of Commons on 11th November. Voting took place this week after students discussed the issues in tutor time. In addition, Charlotte and a team of Year 10 students have presented in assemblies. They will also coordinate the count for us. Chesterton results will be announced next week.
- Ex-student and former member of staff Isy Mead is delighted to have had one of her prize-winning poems selected by The Poetry Society to be read at an event on National Poetry Day (6th October). A recording of a reading of the poem, which is based on her time teaching in Rwanda, will be playing in Covent Garden tube station throughout the day. Please do stop and listen if you happen to be passing through that way! You can find out more about Isy and her poem and enter the latest Poetry Society competition here: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/membership/members-poems-2/
- Almost 100 students travelled to Bottisham Village College, in order to take part in this week’s rugby and hockey fixtures. There was a fantastic atmosphere created by the high level of participation from both schools and some very competitive games! Of the six games played there were three wins, two draws and a loss. Some great performances from a large number of players: not least, from Joel Hargreaves who scored two tries in the thrilling Year 9 rugby match which ended in a 20-20 draw. The first of the district schools’ tournaments takes place next week; good luck to our under 16 hockey and under 16 rugby teams!
- The Year 8, 9 and U16 hockey teams played at Bottisham on Wednesday, with all teams being successful. The Year 8s won 4-2, Year 9s 1-0 and U16’s 4-3 (with no GK!). Isla from Year 8 was voted player of the match. The Year 9s and U16’s were superb in their support for one another and constant coaching from the side lines. Congratulations and well done to all who played.
- On Thursday, the Year 8 hockey team played North Cambridge Academy. The girls played in a forward manner, which enabled a 4-0 victory. Hannah was voted player of the match. Congratulations and well done to all who played.
- We were delighted to host two further “Help Your Child” evenings, for Year 7 and Year 8 parents. Both events were very well attended and we hope further strengthened the essential link between home and school.
- Next week we will be hosting a study skills’ day for students in Years 7-10 and a post-16 day for Year 11 students. The aim of the study day is to teach students useful study and revision tips, that they can use in all their subjects and when preparing for assessments. Many parents have requested that we teach these skills before students reach KS4, so we hope the day will prove useful. The post-16 day is always a helpful opportunity to provide Y11 students with guidance about how to negotiate the sixth-form application process.
- Don’t forget the PTA quiz on October 14th; there may still be just a few tickets left!
- Also next week we hold our open evening for prospective Chesterton students from years 5 and 6. It is always an amazing evening, with students and staff able to share all the wonder of life in school. Please do feel free to recommend the evening to your friends who may wish to know more about the school. Further details are available on our website.
Chesterton Community College
Mrs Lucy Scott