Week Ending 9th March

KS4 history students attended an exciting event on Wednesday commemorating the centenary of WWI. The Great War Debate charity, in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, asked Chesterton to host a debate between expert panellists discussing the question: ‘Did World War One break social boundaries in Britain?’ It was a thought provoking and poignant event which was truly interactive; many thanks to all the students who asked such carefully considered questions during the debate. Students also had the chance to get up close to artefacts from World War One, which really brought this period of history to life for them.

We received the results from the Intermediate UKMT and they are record results! Our Year 9s and 10s scooped 19 Gold, 32 Silver and 39 Bronze.  Worth a special mention are Daniel Parker-Green, who attained the highest score (103) in Year 10; George Godfrey (91) in Year 9 and Julia Volovich (102) in Year 7.  A grand total of 25 students will go through to the second round: a school record and this will take place in mid-March.


The Roy Burrell Awards 2018

A very large number of Year 11 students received the Roy Burrell Award this week.  The annual award recognises outstanding achievement in sport, across all schools in the district.  Presentations are made in a very similar format to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. This year all awards were presented by three-time GB Olympic diver Rebecca Gallantree, who was able to provide an insight into the world of elite sport.  Congratulations to the following students:  Theo Dwumah, Izzy Godfrey, Thomas Williams, Sonya Nashchekina, Oliver Montes, Flora Turnbull, Luca Talone, Anna Emmerson, Kos Kostov, Gemma Merricks, Tommy Hori, Rebecca Brettell, Jack Tunacliffe, Louise Smyth, Joe McAdam, Felicity Lawrence, Ben Reeves, Sophie O’Sullivan, Sofia Castiglione, Liddy Woodford, Lise Briend, Alice Caldwell, Chloe Lestienne, Maxim Braunschweiler, James Desmet, Caitlin Lomas and Rosie Johnson.



This week sees the start of our Architecture Festival, in collaboration with Cambridge Association of Architects (CAA). More than ten professional architects will be helping out in school leading teams of students through a range of fun design and construction activities, which give an insight into the world of architecture. It is a great time for us to be thinking about architecture and the built environment as contractors Wilmott Dixon will soon be starting on site preparing for our exciting new build programme. Natalie Sidey from Wilmott Dixon will address students in assembly next week to explain the scope of the project and we will be working with Wilmott Dixon throughout the building phases to plan a range of engagement activities for students to gain an insight into the process.  As well as the workshops and student engagement, CAA are also hosting an exhibition of work from the workshops and a talk in the library on Wednesday 21st March 7-8pm; please come along, everyone is welcome!



Bingo Night is coming to Chesterton Community college on Friday, March 23, jointly hosted by the PTA and the Drama Department in Rex Freeman Hall. Doors open at 7pm. There will be lots of chances to win prizes during all ten bingo games AND the raffle. Here’s a taste of some of the great prizes you could win:

Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate: bunnies, big eggs, small eggs, and one giant egg!

School perks: free school lunch and Jump the Queue passes

Pamper yourself: free cab rides, free manicure, free massage

Treat yourself: free dinner out, lovely bottles of wine, free coffee and cake, unique t-shirts, homemade jam!

Try something new: Guitar lessons, Tai Chi lessons, Yoga lessons

Work off those treats: free personal trainer session, free swimming sessions, gym membership

Get your tickets now – spaces are limited!


A team of four Year 10 triple science learners attended a county-wide science quiz hosted by The Perse Upper School last Thursday.

The quiz consisted of a grueling three rounds assessing learners’ practical and problem solving skills in addition to their curricular and extracurricular science knowledge.

Chesterton’s team competed well, excelling especially in the chemistry round, and placed a respectable fifth out of the competing schools (even beating their hosts The Perse).

Congratulations to Nicolas Chapelot, Szilvi Rosental, Austin Peng, and Mirta Vojnovic!

The Early Intervention Worker will be offering a parent phone line on Wednesday, 14th March 2018, Hannah will be available on her mobile – 07795 284118 between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm, standing by to take any calls. She will be delighted to have the opportunity to offer necessary support and guidance you may need.



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