Week Ending 9th March

  • Year 11 success at the Roy Burrell Awards 2017 (sport)
  • A number of Year 11 students, and their parents, attended a prestigious awards’ ceremony in Cambridge this week.  The event recognised excellence in sport across Cambridge schools.  All attendees: take part in representative levels of sport or have shown outstanding commitment to sport by volunteering or leadership often at a county, regional or national level. It was a very successful night for students from Chesterton:

Jade Guest – Sportswoman of the year (joint third place):  Golf

Will Tan – Sportsman of the year (runner-up):  Taekwondo

Jessie San-Miguel – Commitment to school sport (winner)

Owen Parsons – Commitment to school sport award (winner)

Max Anderson – Sports leadership and volunteering

Ellie Connor – Netball

Josh Davis – Football

Rosie Males – Judo

Tomer Pollard – Rugby

Ingo Drewry – Rugby

Daniel Titchener – Football

Callum Yallop – Football

Milo Chapman – Cycling

Christian Kielinger – Triathlon

Well done to all of these students.

  • Congratulations also go to Livia Brookes. In the Cambridgeshire County Championships 2017 she came 4th in age group in 200m breaststroke (2:55.75 seconds); 5th in age group in the 50m breaststroke (37.79 seconds) and the 100m breaststroke (1:22.01 seconds). For the second year she has qualified in all three events for the East Region Championships in Luton which are held at the end of April.
  • The Year 10 football team performed extremely well this week against Soham Village College and has now progressed to the quarter-final of the Cambridge Schools’ Football Cup Competition (final to be played at the Abbey Stadium, Cambridge).  Chesterton led 2-1 at half time, with two goals from Rafikul Islam.  The second half was again very close, but eventually our increased level of possession was reflected in the score: 4-2 (with further goals from Mo Al Haad and Jay-Dee Kirby).
  • The Year 9 boys’ football team had the first round of the district cup on Tuesday where they faced strong opposition from Parkside Federation. The game finished a thrilling 4-4 with both teams working tirelessly and playing some great football on a difficult surface. Unfortunately, Chesterton then went on to lose 5-4 on penalties! Good luck to Parkside in the next round.’
  • We are collecting Sainsbury vouchers for sporting equipment, so please do bring them in to our collecting point in reception.
  • A group of 13 keen artists have been working independently on their Artsaward Bronze projects. Work has been handed in this week and Mrs Murray Williams has been extremely impressed with the resulting work. This demonstrates an amazon dedication and commitment from these students who have all visited exhibitions, researched artists, made their own artwork and shared their skills with others: all in their own time. Well done to all involved.
  • Please see a link below regarding the development of our latest mural in school which was generously funded by the PTA.
  • https://www.accessart.org.uk/mural-and-workshop-project-at-chesterton-community-college-in-collaboration-with-jon-bates-from-blight-society/
  • Tickets are now available for West Road (Thursday 23rd March) on ParentPay. They are priced at £6.50 for adults, £4.50 for concessions (OAP and students) and free for children under 16.
  • In tutor time this week all students are working on the subject of Fairtrade. They are watching clips about Fairtrade footballs and designing quizzes to help teach others about the impact of Fairtrade purchasing.
  • On Thursday, Year 9 participated in a PSE day on the theme of ‘Healthy Relationships’. Students saw a play entitled ‘Tough Love’ telling the true story of Becka and Danny’s relationship that becomes one of coercive control and domestic abuse.  The play is being repeated in the local area for community audiences, including at Cambridge United Football Ground on 15th March.  To find out more please contact: Jade.Benstead@cambridge.gov.uk
  • “The Great House Bake Off” has just been advertised by Rebecca Gardner. The competition will run through the summer term, with a range of classic and technical challenges. Throughout the event, we will be filming the judging and interviewing our competitors so that we can have our very own episodes of GHBO to watch. We also have our very own Mel and Sue who will be providing us with lots of giggles throughout the event. The final event will be hosted at school, where we will invite staff, family and friends to attend and support our finalists. Cake will OBVIOUSLY be involved. More information to follow.
  • All Year 11 students have been issued with a copy of a page-a-day revision calendar for Ethics. We are very grateful to the students who helped to design this resource, particularly Kim Calderwood, Jed Upjohn and Sam Rouse. Please encourage your child to use this calendar on a daily basis. Each page has between 4-10 marks worth of exam questions for students to answer and also includes a relevant religious teaching (eg. a Bible passage, a quotation from the Qur’an or an Hadith).

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