Week Ending 16th June

  • Rowing 2017: twelve lucky Year 8 students started their introduction to rowing on the water last week.  All students were offered the opportunity, via a club link with Rob Roy Rowing Club, and this involves the chance to join the club; ultimately, two will receive a 12 month ‘scholarship’ with RRRC. Most importantly though, everyone had fun and no one fell in! If the Year 8 students needed an incentive: our two students, who were given the scholarship last year, are rowing at Henley this weekend in a national competition! Photographs can be found at the bottem of this page.


  • Record broken! Taya Fleming has extended her own college athletics record in the triple jump.  Congratulations to Taya: she’s worked really hard at the college athletics training since the start of the term. The new record is 8.84 metres.


  • On Tuesday 180 reception children joined us for a very sunny ‘farmyard’ festival. The Year 7 sports leaders did an amazing job ensuring everyone had a wonderful time.


  • French Exchange – Uzès: 25 students from Years 8 and 9 have just returned from the French Exchange in Uzès; having enjoyed the hot and sunny south of France. Students had the opportunity to improve their French and experience life in a French family and school first-hand. As well as exploring Uzès, students visited the nearby towns of Nîmes and Avignon. Highlights included the Roman Amphitheatre in Nîmes; the Palais des Papes in Avignon; the world famous Pont du Gard and last, but definitely not least, the Haribo museum in Uzès. Mrs Lang, Mrs Heaney and Miss Germain would like to thank all the Chesterton parents who supported this year’s exchange and especially the 25 students for their enthusiasm, participation and excellent attitude throughout the week.


  • Jazz Band enjoyed a successful evening at the opening night of Witcham’s Music Festival last Friday. Students and parents enjoyed a sunny evening with great entertainment and are looking forward to appearing again next year.


  • Samba Band and Ceilidh Band are preparing for the Chesterton Festival on Saturday. Both groups are taking to the stage at 1.30pm, so please do pop along if you are available.


  • We were delighted to welcome Tim Oates CBE, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development at Cambridge Assessment, for a day long visit this week. Tim Oates is a member of our trust. We have been very fortunate to attract some really interesting members to our board: Tim being one and also: Sherry Coutu CBE, a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and a member of the board of the London Stock Exchange and Richard Russell who is Chief Operating Officer of the Arts Council. They are all keen to be involved and supportive of the school which is excellent.


  • Please remember that your child needs to bring in their iPad every day. Students without an iPad should collect a note from the IT office, who will work with the student and/or parents to rectify the situation.


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Mrs Lucy Scott