Week Ending 15th March

Week Ending 15th March

For the next two weeks, students will be using tutor time PSHE sessions to focus on antisemitism. Through historical, social and ethical discussions, students will explore the history of antisemitism; how it continues to manifest itself in modern society and how British Values and citizenship help to define our role and responsibilities in fighting prejudice in all its forms. Many thanks to the History department for their support with, and contributions towards, this vitally important topic.

In school revision opportunities for Year 11: Tuesday evenings 6-8pm (library); Saturday mornings 10am-12pm (library) and Easter holiday revision sessions (full schedule and booking via the parent evening booking system). For more information regarding any aspect of revision contact Donna Hubbard-Young.

Roy Burrell Awards 2019. Congratulations to the following students who received the prestigious Roy Burrell Award this week. The award is presented annually to students from the Cambridge district who have achieved particularly high levels of achievement in sport, leadership and volunteering. The evening is based on the BBC Sport Personality of the Year Award and attracts guest speakers who have themselves achieved notable success in representing their country.

Antonia – Leadership and volunteering

Sam – Cross country

Nico – Basketball

Dan – All round commitment to sport

James – Cricket

Panagiotis – Basketball

CJ – Cricket

Nico – Athletics

Abiram – Rugby

Emily – Athletics

Jonny has been selected for the England U15 Korfball Squad to play in the European Championships in Dunakeszi, Hungary in July. Jonny has also been selected for the England U17 Korfball Squad alongside Joseph and Gracie to play in the U17 World Cup in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in June.

Last Thursday saw World Book Day celebrated throughout the school. Equiano 6 won the tutor time book quiz: did you know that in the book “The Wizard of Oz”, Dorothy’s slippers were silver? Students and staff dressed up as book characters; competitions and quizzes were run in the Library and lots of fun was had by all. Well done to Billy (Dracula) and Lauren (Clary Fray), both Year 10, who won the prizes for best dressed and most imaginative costumes respectively!

There is one week left to enter the Chesterton “Top 100” Fiction Challenge, plus, if you have a young poet, please encourage them to think about entering the Foyle Young Poets of the Year competition. It is open to ages 11-17 and winners receive access to fantastic workshops and support to further their writing talents. All details can be found in the Library.

On Friday 8th March, students in Year 9 took part in our annual crime and safety awareness day run by an organisation called ‘Prison, Me? No Way!’ Throughout the day, students were actively engaged in a variety of high impact workshops, role plays, dramas and real life stories including: prison life; gangs and knife crime; emergency first aid; anti-social behaviour; railway safety and choices – a talk from an ex-offender. Students will be asked to reflect on their experience through a survey this week, please encourage them to discuss what they learned with you at home.

Congratulations to our Latin students, Megan, Elizabeth and Miranda, who gained three (!) Special Mentions in the Diana competition; their art work is on the website link. http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/open-days-and-events/make-your-myth-winning-entries

A huge congratulations to Isaac in Cavendish. He has earnt a total of 57 above and beyond points so far and he currently holds the most amount of points in the school. A huge congratulations to him, he has unlocked his next level of our rewards system and earnt himself a free ticket to a cinema event!

ESOL cafe is pleased to invite you to our creative project for speakers of other languages: “Express English- Journeys”. This project will give you the chance to talk about your journey to the UK: your expectations, feelings, opportunities and hopes for the future.You can express your thoughts through music, dance, poetry, writing and drama. March 26th and 29th. April 2nd and 5th, 9.30-12.30. £20 for the whole course. Please contact Sarah Adams Sadams@chesterton.cambs.sch.uk. Or book at Chesterton Sports Centre Reception.

A reminder that the website is currently available at https://ccc.cambridgeshireeducationaltrust.org/

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