Week ending 22nd April

  • We were delighted this week to receive an award from the Incorporated Society of Musicians for both our outstanding Music results and the numbers of students taking GCSE Music; on both these measures we are in the top 640 schools in the country. Well done to our Music department and our student musicians.
  • Our congratulations go to Etienne Currah who has been selected over several thousand other young hopefuls to become a member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. The Company is formed from actors aged between 14 and 25 years old; being offered a place upon first audition, and whilst still only in Year 10, is a truly remarkable achievement, thoroughly deserved by this gifted and assiduous actor.
  • This Friday a group of Year 10 students will join other students from across Cambridge at Cambridge University Press to take part in a Shakespeare workshop and explore the world of publishing.
  • Another reminder about the Field of Play inaugural community event to be held on Saturday 30th April 2016. The event will mark the final match at the old Milton Road Football Ground and celebrate the new community at Mitcham’s Park. Nearly 100 students from Chesterton have been involved in a variety of creative projects and some of their work will be showcased at the event; including an extra treat, a sneak preview of the summer production: an excerpt from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, adapted for the occasion, entitled ‘This is The Place’. The event will also include the singing of the new anthem for Mitcham’s Park entitled ‘The Man with the Whistle’, composed by Kathryn and Jason Rowland of Sing Choirs in collaboration with Chesterton students and other members of the community. There will also be information about our own Zoe Chamberlain’s Active Landscape; a sculptural all-age play facility embedded in the site which will be fully complete later in the year. Chesterton students worked with Zoe to contribute ideas at the Blockbuilders and Active Landscape workshops last year.
  • Cambridge KickstART is a programme of public art projects celebrating the creation of over 100 new homes at Mitcham’s Park, the former site of Cambridge City Football Club. Field of Play is part of the KickstART programme developed by artist and producer Zoё Chamberlain (who also teaches Art at Chesterton) and is supported by Crest Nicholson Plc. The project incorporates a variety of cross art-form collaborations to help foster community pride and enhance a sense of place within the neighbourhood of the new development
  • Twelve students quite literally hit the water this week, as they embarked on the second stage of our ‘Try Rowing!’ initiative. The initiative, set up in partnership with Rob Roy Rowing Club, has seen a number of students taking part in an indoor ergo challenge – as a result of this, our twelve lucky students were then invited to attend an introduction to rowing at Milton Country Park (photos on facebook), before hopefully being offered free membership and coaching in the junior section of the club. We wish them luck.
  • Ex-year 11 band “Matty and the Bullsharks” has released a single with REPEAT records this week. Some of our current Year 10 and 11 musicians hope to follow in their footsteps this year by taking part in a forthcoming competition for young bands at The Portland Arms.
  • A reminder to our international community that our” International Singing Group” is starting on Friday 22nd 12.30-1pm in the Cadet Hut.
  • Congratulations to Bishr in Year 11 who has also won himself a place in National Youth Theatre.
  • All parents are welcome to attend our Parent Information Evening on Monday at 6pm which will be looking at our new reporting system. Reminders have gone out via Parentmail.
  • Another date for diaries is our Y8 Parent Evening on April 28th.
  • Please note : our regular half-termly parent forum will now be on Wednesday May 4th from 5pm-6pm

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