Week ending 21st october

  • Audiences were impressed by the thoughtful and challenging Year 11 GCSE mock performances of “Every Brilliant Thing” by Duncan Macmillan. Two back to back performances were delivered on Thursday night and our drama students excelled with this challenging text. Huge congratulations to everyone involved.
  • This week we also held our Year 7 Welcome to Music Concert; a very enjoyable event. Do look out for future music events such as next half-term’s carol concert and a tea-time concert.
  • Last week we held a very well attended post-16 evening, where Year 11 students could speak to all our local post-16 providers to help with their future decisions.
  • Last year, Charlotte Brown became a member of the South Cambridgeshire District Youth council. This year she decided to help get our school involved in Make Your Mark, so everyone in the school could have a voice on an issue. Make Your Mark is a project which is being run by the British Youth Parliament; on November the 11th this year it will be sitting in the House of Commons discussing the topic with the most votes across the UK. At Chesterton, every student from Years 8-11 had a chance to vote on one of the ten topics. In our school results, ‘Stop cuts against the NHS’ had the majority vote. Our votes were added to the national count. The national results were released this Tuesday with ‘A curriculum to prepare us for life’ getting the highest number of votes. This is a proposal that school curriculums include finance, relationships and careers education to fully prepare young people for adult life.
  • A quick update from our pastoral team:
  • Year 11 Mentor Meetings continue this week, with students talking about their hopes and aspirations for the future and how best to achieve these goals in a healthy and stress-free way.
  • We are continuing with the assembly cycle which has included the following assemblies: Road and Cycle Safety, Online safety, Refugee awareness and Growth Mindset.
  • Vertical tutor groups are continuing to complete their PSE topic: Radical, which focuses on the challenging topic of radicalisation.
  • Year 7 are working on the PSE topic: Belonging to Britain and what it means to live well and supportively of others in an inclusive Britain.
  • Year 7 students also had an assembly on where to go to for support in school if they are worried or experiencing any issues which they feel they would like to discuss with someone.
  • Today we have a non-uniform day, raising funds for ‘Stand Up to Cancer’.
  • Please note the recent Parentmails about local authority run parent support groups focused on parenting workshops and supporting parents who have children who self-harm. On our website we signpost lots of information about where parents can find support with issues both within and outside school.
  • Please note an important date for Year 7 parents in the first week back: November 3rd and our “Meet the Tutor” evening.
  • It juts remains for me to wish everyone a happy and peaceful half-term.

 

 

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