Week ending 15th April

  • We have had a good start to the Easter term. On a practical note our new gates are now fully in action and staff have been grappling with their new swipe cards! We also had a whole school fire drill, so students and staff were used to evacuating the building with the new gates.
  • It was great to welcome so many Year 10 parents to our consultation event on Thursday evening. On the evening we were also able to share with 50 Year 10 students that their potential grade is increasing in at least one subject. Given that our targets are so aspirational, for this is happen is a significant achievement and reflects their excellent performance this year.
  • Some sporting news:
  • Congratulations to the Year 7 boys’ football team which recently won the Cambridge District Schools’ Football Tournament.
  • Girls’ rugby has arrived at Chesterton!  Coaches from Cambridge RUFC will be leading rugby sessions throughout this term, for girls in Years 7, 8 and 9. The sessions take place after school on Mondays and of course all are very welcome.
  • A number of Year 8 students will be taking part in Level 3 Bikeability sessions throughout the summer term.  The sessions are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to ride safely in complex road environments.
  • We welcomed our senior citizens’ lunch club this week as usual at the start of the month. If you are aware of anyone who may wish to join do let me know, as those who attend really enjoy the event.
  • The kickstART project is a public art project linked to the development of Cambridge City football ground (now called Mitcham’s Park), which is next door to the college. As part of the project, a number of Chesterton students have been working with the artists involved to contribute to the creative process. A number of them will be performing at the Field of Play event. Last year students were involved in the Blockbuilders’ design workshop and the Active Landscape workshops. This year students have been involved with the Spirit of Song project, which will be performed on the day. Chesterton drama students will be performing an extract from our forthcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as well. The date is scheduled for 30th April, kick off 3.00pm; hopefully you may be free to come and support the students as they link with the wider Chesterton community.
  • Other dates for diaries this term are: Parent Forum on April 27th in the library from 5pm-6pm and a PTA meeting on May 5th.

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