Week Ending 19th January

  • The Great War Debate is coming to Chesterton on March 7th (3.30 – 5.35); this prestigious event allows you to get up close to genuine artefacts from the war and hear a panel of four experts answer your questions in a lively and fully interactive debate. The event is completely free to attend and open to all A Level and GCSE students in local schools. In addition, the debate will bring to life core curricula themes while providing valuable material to enhance UCAS applications. Following the debate, you’ll have the chance to chat with individual panellists and learn more about what they do.

 

  • From Monday 22nd January until Thursday 15th March the Library will be running the Chesterton Fiction Challenge for 2018. Pupils wishing to enter need to borrow a fiction book from the library, read it and fill out an entry form on which they are asked to rate the book and tell us a little about what they thought of it. Each book they read is one entry and they can read as many books as they like! Five winners will be drawn and will win a trip to Heffers to choose books up to the value of £20 with our Library Manager Mrs Shield. Happy Reading!

 

  • Last week saw the launch of the annual Go4Set STEM project involving 28 students from Years 8 and 9 in five teams.  The students will work with a mentor from industry, most of whom are volunteer parents from Chesterton, for ten weeks to invent a new product to enhance the school environment.  All of the students spent a morning at local technology giant, ARM, where they met their mentors and participated in team building exercises.  They will then participate in an all-day final on 26th March at Leonardo’s in Luton, where they will: present a detailed report, prepare a display, give a brief presentation and show off their invention to the captains of industry present.  Fingers crossed, Chesterton teams have walked away with silverware for two out of the last three years and last year all of our students received CREST Silver accreditation and Bronze Industrial Cadet award.

 

  • The girls’ cricket club has started this term on a Monday evening with our cricket coach Steve, with great success. We are working towards entry of the Lady Taverners’ indoor cricket competition taking place later in the term. We are looking forward to seeing more girls at the club to develop their cricket skills.

 

  • This week the EAL department at Chesterton has started the second term of a one to one English as Additional Language tutoring project; this innovative venture is for twelve of our EAL students. They will receive tuition from Cambridge University students who have been trained in EAL techniques by our EAL coordinator, Ms Maffei, who is leading the project. Our international students have been delighted and extremely motivated to be offered such a unique opportunity to improve their language and academic skills with their very talented and young tutors.

 

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