Chesterton Community College

This week the builders have been continuing to complete many of the finishing touches to our new build. From the outside the building is fully rendered and the rear courtyard is also complete. On the inside, the team is finishing the decorating and internal fixings. The team are also planning to complete the resurfacing works on the Sports Centre access road next week. This will result in our car park being closed, however, this is the last full closure.
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Chesterton Singers gave a fine performance as the childrens chorus, with Sawston Village College, in the Pelicantata with the Cambridge Philharmonic at West Road last Sunday. Students had a packed day with rehearsals and two concerts. They represented Chesterton in impeccable fashion throughout and have received many compliments about their singing. We are hugely grateful to Mr Bond for his dedication in leading the group and rehearsing them to such a high standard. We have also returned to school with a signed poster from Sir Tony Robinson, who narrated the concert, which will soon take pride of place in the music department!

Year 10 GCSE musicians put on a fantastic concert on Tuesday evening, featuring solo and ensemble performances. The concert raised money for Nordoff Robbins, a music therapy charity, and also served as their mock GCSE solo performance exam. Well done to the students for their hard work and for producing such an enjoyable evening.

KS3 music students will be performing solos at St Andrews Church, Chesterton, in a free lunchtime concert on Friday 7th June, at 12.30pm. All welcome.

Save the date: the music department summer concert will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 4th July, in the Wynn Williams Gardens at school.

Robinson continue their excellent summer term: 114 students have maintained extremely high attendance (97% or above for the whole school year). A special mention goes to the 17 students who still have 100% attendance for the year! 15 students have achieved more than 40 Above and Beyond Points, with a further 30 achieving more than 30. Particular congratulations go to Sammy (67 ABPs); Kathryn (59) and Polly (50).

House competitions have continued this half term with Guess the Song, Premier League Review Quiz and a Marvel Quiz. Equiano have now extended their lead followed by Robinson and Fawcett. Any student is able to attend the competitions which take place every Wednesday break time in C2.

As Fawcett House approaches one year since it was launched, we would like to congratulate the following students for outstanding ABS scores: Sinead (61), Damilola (61), Hannah (61), Shafin (53), Charlotte (52), Chloe (46), Sebastian (46), Hayley (46), Ross (46) and Freddy (45). Fawcett are hoping for more success as they enter the final half term of the year: perhaps a Sports Day trophy?

Mayfield Primary School Fun Run. Six students from Chesterton volunteered to give up last Sunday morning in order to help with the Mayfield Primary School Fun Run. The Mayfield staff were very appreciative of their time and effort in helping to lead the event. Well done to: Leo, Prune, Joey, Isla, Sid and Diego.

Athletics success. After a wet start to the term, the athletics season is now underway. There have been some outstanding individual results and some new school records! As ever, the team results are equally impressive. At last weeks athletics match for Years 7 and 9, all four teams finished in the top three schools, and the Year 7 boys led the way by finishing first overall.

Kitty, Year 8, finished the football season in the U13 Cambridgeshire FA A-league winners team. She has been in Cambridge City FC for five years, since she was eight years old, and this year her coaches gave her the Cambridge City Loyalty award for her amazing performance and commitment.

Students in Equiano continue to excel in and out lessons. So far, a total of 4343 above and beyond points (ABPs) have been awarded to students in Equiano. Students in Equiano 9 have received the most, totalling 554. House captain and Equiano 7 student Simona is leading the individual competition, having received 61ABPs. However, Diego (53) and Hector (51) are also in the running. The examinations period and recent good weather have had a positive impact on attendance. For the first time in memory, all Equiano forms improved their attendance last week. Equiano 3, 4 and 7 are all exceeding the school’s target of 97%.

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