Week ending 21st july

  • The year ended magnificently with the remarkable Chesterton Youth Theatre Production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. A promenade performance which started in our classrooms questioning why we study Shakespeare; into our hall and the Duke’s Cambridge college and then into the magical woods of our grounds to explore the dream. If you didn’t see it you missed an amazing piece of theatre and do look out for tickets for next year’s performances…
  • Our congratulations go to Roseanne Wares who won Secondary Pupil of the Year in the Cambridge Evening News awards; following on from Ben Wilkinson’s success last year. Well done!
  • As reported last week, six of our KS3 students took part in the annual Swavesey Science challenge where they had to take part in three science challenges and a quiz. I am pleased to announce that we have been placed 3rd out of the eighteen schools that took part. This is a very credible result and the six students, Sophie Lyne, Billy Kibble, Minnie Govett, Joel Hargreaves, Ioanna Fokas and Peter Nethsingha, are to be congratulated on their success!
  • Lots of our student rowers (past and present) are taking part in the Cambridge Rowing Association Town Bumps this week (Tuesday to Friday). They’ll be joining first timer Dr Timney in Cambridge 99’s M7 boat and the vastly experienced Mr Quarrington defending the title in the Cantabs M1 boat.
  • Thank you for everyone’s responses to our Parentview survey; we were delighted to have such positive feedback on what is happening in school. As you will be aware we try very hard to respond to any feedback we receive. There were very few repeated comments about areas to improve this year. One area that was mentioned was understanding our PSHE programme and so we will be adding some detail on the website about this next year. In response to the comments regarding level stickers on feedback books: for all new books, next year, stickers will be on the rear of the book so they do not have to be displayed so prominently.
  • Last week we finally managed sports’ day and it was well worth the wait. A highlight was Charlie Knott, in Year 8, jumping 1.70m (yes that isn’t a mistake!) – an incredible record breaker. Our congratulations go the winning house Robinson.
  • Robinson also enjoyed the winning house celebration this week with the usual funfair activities and lots of food: congratulations.
  • A relatively short blog this week as we head off for the summer. It just remains for me to wish everyone a restful and enjoyable holiday.

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