Week Ending 23rd February

  • On Tuesday this week, many of our Year 8s enjoyed fantastic sessions with our visiting Storyteller Jamie Crawford. They were gripped by his stories and totally fell for his amazing ‘jump’ story! If you want to find out more, ask them to tell it to you!


  • The evening of Wednesday 28th February is our Celebration of Reading Event, tickets for this are available from the Library. We have an enthusiastic selection of students and staff reading from their favourite books and performing their own poems and songs. Please come along if you can.


  • Thursday 1st March is World Book Day and will be a non-uniform day. Pupils are welcome to come dressed as their favourite character from a book, author or in non-uniform for a donation of £1 which this year will be divided equally between the House Charities and the Year 11 Prom fund. There will also be lots of fun activities in the library and a special quiz for the whole school.


  • Did you ever have the opportunity to visit the International Space Station or the Seven Wonders of the World when you were at school? Would you like your child to be able to do these things? We are currently raising money for Virtual Reality equipment that will allow our students to take part in experiences just like these. Please do consider donating – via ParentPay, cash or cheque. A member of the community has very generously offered to match-fund any donations that parents make to this project so your donations will be doubled.


  • Our first “Animation Antics” after school club starts this week; it will run for the next five weeks supported by animators from Anglia Ruskin University who will be helping students create their own Claymation projects.  To facilitate Year 7s joining in and to get the most out of their new ipads, IT have pushed the “stop motion app” to all Year 7 students to encourage them to make their own creations. Already students have started posting their home made experiments to our Edmodo group and are sharing tips and ideas with each other.  Watch this space!


  • Extra-curricular music clubs are back up and running and students are working hard to prepare for the annual Music Showcase at West Road Concert Hall on Thursday 22nd March. Please do remind your child about rehearsals as 100% attendance is required to ensure a high standard concert.


  • Year 9 Artsaward students have been working hard all year and enjoyed an excellent skill sharing session this week. They planned and presented workshops during which they shared their skills with other Artsaward students. These workshops were really well prepared and engaging, students learnt: how to use stencils; how to create collage compositions; the stages of developing a design and how to create texture and blending in paint. This was an excellent showcase for how students have been developing their skills independently; well done to all involved.


  • The weekly competitions are continuing to be a huge hit with students. Competitions last term included a paper airplane contest; how many pieces of marshmallow can your team eat and a game of bingo. Congratulations to Cavendish House who are currently winning the competitions.


  • Our very own Bake Off returns to Chesterton again! This very popular competition is open to all students who have a passion for baking. If interested, students should contact Ms Alfaro.


  • Miss Evans has just been appointed Acting Head of Robinson House, we are sure she will make an excellent addition to the Head of House team.

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