Physical Education February Sports Report

After a winter of poor England cricket results, it’s fantastic to be able to report on recent achievements by students at Chesterton – supported by high levels of participation, and hopefully lots of fun along the way!

If you’d like any more information on physical education and sport at Chesterton then please don’t hesitate to contact me by email:  chumphries@chesterton.cambs.sch.uk

Mr C Humphries
Head of Physical Education

 

Power to Inspire!

Year 8 students were given every opportunity to be inspired recently, when taking part in a swimming event organised by a charity which aims to raise money for people who live without limbs.

John W swam for more than 70 minutes in order to successfully complete a 2km challenge.  This was the launch of his attempt to swim at least a kilometre in at least fifty schools in fifty days, as a means of raising awareness of people who cope with the loss of limbs.  He himself has no arms or legs.

He was also accompanied by Fran Williamson, a local Paralympic swimmer.

Collections on the day, combined with money raised from a non-uniform day helped to raise in excess of £1000.

 

Cross Country Success

The following students from Chesterton qualified to take part in the 2014 County Schools Cross Country Competition in Ely:  Marlene O, Alice T, Rebecca B, Joe B, Jordan W, Alice K, Hannah H.

Excellent results included a great performance from Alice K in finishing 12th in the intermediate girls race, and from Jordan W in finishing 1st in the intermediate boys race – this matches his performance in the County Cross Country Open Competition earlier in the month.

 

Sports Leader Update

Almost forty year 10 students from Chesterton are currently delivering PE lessons at local primary schools as part of their level 1 sports leader award.

Approximately 200 primary school students will descend on Chesterton next week for the annual hockey festival – all organisation and umpiring will be undertaken by year 9 students from Chesterton.

Year 9 students were also referees at the recent primary school football tournament.

If you’d like any more information on student leadership then please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Godfrey by email:  jgodfrey@chesterton.cambs.sch.uk

 

National success

The Under 15 Cambridge District Schools representative team has over-achieved again this year in relation to the size of the Districts/Counties taking part in the national cup.  The team will soon play its quarter final game against Bristol schools, at Histon football club.

The team includes Daniel P and Alex M from Chesterton.

 

Basketball teams qualify for the District finals

For the sixth year in a row, our basketball teams have qualified for the district finals.  The teams have clearly progressed throughout the year, and will hope to bring the silverware home when they play their respective finals at Long Road Sixth Form College next week.

 

Girls football is thriving!

Our year 7 & 8 girls footballs teams have been taking part in the County schools Grand Prix throughout this academic year.  We’ve been able to field up to five teams – all are progressing well, and one of the teams currently holds first position in the league – watch this space!

 

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Month

Two students are the current sportsman and sportswoman of the month at Chesterton.  Congratulations to Daniel P and Alice K.

Daniel is part of the very successful Under 15 District schools football team which has qualified for the quarter-final of the national cup.  He is also progressing really well in his GCSE Physical Education lessons, and attending extra-curricular clubs at Chesterton.

Alice is a committed triathlete who managed to finish in an impressive 12th place in the County Cross Country competition in January.  She is also progressing very well in her GCSE Physical Education studies.

Congratulations to them both.

 

The ‘Chesterton Blue’

The ‘Chesterton Blue’ is awarded to students who achieve the following criteria:

  • Excellent sporting attitude
  • Commitment to extra-curricular sport at Chesterton
  • Participation at district, county, regional or national standard or equivalent

Please do let us know if your son/daughter would like to apply for the award.

 

Extra-curricular sport

Extra-curricular sport continues at Chesterton throughout the academic year.  Details will be regularly emailed to parents and advertised to students.

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