Week Ending 5th May

  • Year 10 art students were visited by Dr Nanette Hoogslag, Head of Illustration and Animation at Anglia Ruskin University, as part of their project on propaganda. She showed some of her work (including designs she produced for the Commonwealth Games’ commemorative stamps) and talked to the students about how to decode political posters. As part of the visit, she led a digital workshop in which students created their own propaganda posters for a cause of their choice. It is very kind of Theresa May to call an election just at the right time to put our GCSE project in context!

 

  • Our inaugural Chesterton Summer Lecture series has been a huge success so far with some highly engaging lectures. There are many more to come: do look at the programme on the website and encourage your child to attend.

 

  • Congratulations to Anna Emmerson who has been named the “Aegon British Tennis East Region Young Volunteer Award” winner. The regional judging team picked Anna from a strong field of county winners. As a regional winner she is now in contention, as part of a national shortlist, to be named the winner of the Young Volunteer Award at the Aegon British Tennis Awards. Fingers crossed for the next stage!

 

  • Over the weekend Year 8 rugby co-captains, Paolo Cicolecchia and Max Casciato, played rugby for the county under the auspices of the Northampton Saints Developing Player Programme. Cambridgeshire RFU lost a narrow battle against Bedfordshire, but had convincing wins against Northamptonshire and Peterborough/Huntingdon. Max, Paolo and Chesterton hooker, Alex Barker, will finish off a good CRUFC season with a tour to Italy to play in a tournament near Venice this weekend. We wish them well.

 

  • Handball is an increasingly popular sport in Cambridge: a team from Chesterton competed in the Under 15 girls’ regional competition this week.  All the girls play actively outside school and their hard work was rewarded as they progressed convincingly to the final; the result of some excellent individual performances and tactical play.  The team performed extremely well in the final and narrowly missed out on the top spot in a very close game. Well done to: Liddy Woodford; Ebba Astill-Murray; Louise Smyth; Felicity Lawrence; Lise Briend; Chloe Lestienne; Sonja Nashchekina; Alice Caldwell and Sophie O’Sullivan.

 

  • The athletics season has started. The first athletics match of the season took place this week at Chesterton.  A total of eight schools took part in the Years 8 and 10 competitions. There were some impressive performances in weather conditions which were more suited to indoor sport!  In addition to our athletes, we were well represented by more than 30 sports leaders from Years 8 and 9; they did an excellent job.

 

  • 15 Year 9 pupils walked over to Churchill College for a guided tour and an informal chat in the cafe with our school’s Widening Participation connection. The theme was higher education aspiration in general. Future events will be tailored to older pupils with Oxbridge aspirations.

 

  • English lessons have begun for parents who speak English as another language. You are invited to join us! The singing group (Friday 12.30pm) and reading group (Thursday 6.30pm-7.45pm) are also available for parents to join; both of which are free!  Please contact Sarah Adams directly for more information: sadams@chesterton.cambs.sch.uk.

 

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