LEPRA - £3,000 raised
Lesley Gill from LEPRA returned to school on Friday 28th March for a special Year 7 assembly. She announced that students had raised the highest sum ever collected in the ten years the school has been involved with LEPRA. She presented a plaque to the school and there was an item, with photo, in the Gazette the following Monday.
Following on from this success Lesley has asked that four Year 7 students feature in a very short film that she will present at LEPRA Head Office in London when the Director of the charity visits from India. The students will be asked to describe what inspired them in particular about LEPRA's work and what fundraising activities they organised.
Year 13 left in style on Friday 16th May. The girls, as always, made a tremendous effort with their costumes - there was colour and there were characters. The girls were enthusiastic and talkative and, following the fancy dress parade, lunch was served. The outstanding Year 13 then departed to commence further study at home.
We wish the class of 2014 every success in the future.
Three Year 12 students have just competed in the National Finals of the Rotary Public Speaking Competition "Youth Speaks". Ella Blaxill was declared winner as the best National Chairperson and the whole team were awarded runner-up. The team were coached by Classics teacher Emily Clark.
By Bonnie Lewis, 9CN
On 27th February, the CCHS Under 14's football team played an exciting match against The Gilberd. It was a home match that ended in a 3-2 score to CCHS. The winning goal was scored by Laura Siever (9VC) after half time. In the first half, it looked promising after Georgie Morton (9AB) scored the first goal of the match, only to be equalised by The Gilberd by half time.
It was a relief when half time came, but the rain that had started during the break hindered the girls when they resumed the match. The wet ground and long grass affected the accuracy, as seen by Georgie Morton when she nearly scored, making it a nail-biting moment when it was curved away from the goal.
The Gilberd took the lead after scoring in the second half to make it 1-2. After the rain had stopped, Georgie Morton was able to make it a draw with another brilliant goal and equalise to The Gilberd. Many attacks were made to both goals and Laura Siever was able to break through The Gilberd’s defences and score a winning goal that was well deserved. The CCHS football team rejoiced when the whistle was finally blown and we knew that we had won!
Last term on Thursday 13th February, all Year 9 students participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) themed workshop. The stu-dents put to test their skills in a one-day challenge set by the educational charity, The Smallpeice Trust. The students worked on a project called the Wind Turbine Challenge, where they had to construct a wind turbine to produce the greatest amount of electricity. In small working groups the students had to design, build and market their wind turbine to the organisers. The project not only had time con-straints but also budgetary and aesthetic requirements.
Feedback from the day was overwhelmingly positive with almost 100% students rat-ing the day 8/10 or above. Students also gave more in-depth feedback about what they enjoyed most about the day, and quotes from this include:
‘I enjoyed learning about what engineers do’
‘My favourite part was designing and building our own piece of
‘I enjoyed working as a team with people I wouldn’t usually work with’