Tickets will be going on sale for the Drama departments KS3 play, the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe after half term. The performances will take place on 17th and 18th June at 7pm. Tickets will be £4 for adults and £2 for concessions. Tickets will be available from the finance office after half term.
This year has been a very successful season for the U14’s football team which saw them reach the area finals for the second time in succession. The opponents in the final were Kings College and the match was played on the 3G pitch at The Castle School. Unfortunately, Court Fields lost 7-1 and were beaten by a better team on the day. The team will feel hard done by as this was their second time in the final in as many years and they have come away second on both occasions.
A big thank you to Rohan Poulson, who has captained and organised the team this year. Noticeable performance on the day was the outstanding work rate from Ethan Osbon.
Right to left back : Ryan Henwood, Chris Coupe, Rob Hall, Joshua Thorne, Kristian Satu, Eren Boga, Fin Pocock, Dan Troop, Roan Blazby, Nick Denslow
Front: Olly Merell, Tyler Fyfe, Ethan Osbon
Last weekend the two Court Fields teams took part in the 35 mile Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor. The Ten Tors is a huge event which attracts teams from schools and youth organisations from across the south west and this was the first time in fifteen years that Court Fields had entered a team. Both of our teams did very well and completed the two day challenge in good times and most importantly, with all six of the team members getting to the finishing line together. This was particularly impressive as some team members were suffering from terrible blisters that had to be treated by the Army medics.
Team B were the first team home arriving back at Okehampton army base at 13.01 followed by Team A at 14:30. Mr Dickson and Mr Greenfield would also like to thank all the parents and friends that came to cheer our teams over the finishing line.
We will be having a non-uniform day tomorrow (Friday 08/05/15) in aid of the Nepal earthquake disaster fund.
Students should bring in £1 for wearing non-uniform.
Other activities will also be taking place, such as a cake sale.
A record 10 teams and 40 students from Court Fields took part in the Rotary run Exmoor Challenge on Saturday 2nd May. The students have completed three practice walks to get to this stage and, armed with maps, first aid kits, emergency equipment and the blue Court Fields Challenge T-shirt, set off from Dulverton school at varying times from 9 to 10.30 am. The weather wasn’t kind to them but they did brilliantly. The challenge is a complex one, with seven key checkpoints and points deducted for arriving too late OR too early at them – the aim is to walk the 16 miles in exactly five and a half hours.
The results are available on the Exmoor Challenge website, but we did really well with two teams coming 3rd and 6th overall (out of 145 teams who started) and one team coming 2nd in the all girl category.
Well done to everyone who took part.
Thirty three Duke of Edinburgh Award students were out and about on the Quantocks at the end of April on their practice expedition. Everyone was at school bright and early for the minibus trip to this local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. After a few adjustments to backpacks (some students are just too kind to others in their groups and want to carry everything) they set off in five teams on different routes, arriving by about 4pm at the campsite in Holford. Everyone did brilliantly considering the difficulty of navigating on the Quantocks which is littered with paths and also coped well with the rainy evening. Tents were assembled quickly and cooking took place in the downpour. Thankfully we all woke up the next day to a dry morning. Then it was time for a quick breakfast and pack-up (well, it took almost 3 hours for some people – luckily we started getting up about 6am) and we were off again. The real expedition which is assessed will be in June on Exmoor, hopefully in beautiful weather.
Thank you to all students, parents and staff who supported our Madagascar Week last week. Everyone has managed to raise over £1,600 and the money is still coming in!
On Wednesday we held a Madagascar’s Got Talent Show with Micaela Sellick and Isaac Jones winning the competition singing ‘Grenade’. The show raised the amazing amount of £400! We finished the week with over 30 students and several staff taking part in the sponsored walk to the monument and back, carrying bricks and planks of wood. This is how children often have to walk to school each day using the bricks and wood as a seat or desk when they arrive.
We are very confident with everyone helping and hard work we will be able to raise the £10,000 needed to build a school in Madagascar. This will make a massive difference to the people of Madagascar and add to the three water projects we have already put in.
The Year 10 and 11 Geography trip to Sicily began with a very early start, leaving Wellington at five minutes past midnight! It was a very excited (if a little sleepy) group of geographers that arrived at Gatwick before dawn and we quickly made ourselves comfortable on the seating areas dotted around ‘World Duty Free’ at the airport. Our plane left at around 7:30am allowing us to enjoy, not only the spectacular view of England, but also of the Alps and of Mount Etna as we flew to Sicily.
We landed in Catania airport and promptly met our bus driver, Sebastiano, who drove us to Giardini Naxos where we would be staying for the next few days. Everyone was basking in the fantastic weather that we were greeted with as we drove through the beautiful Sicilian scenery. When we arrived at Giardini Naxos we went to a local pizzeria for lunch which was delicious, despite the fact that a few students had a little difficulty keeping their eyes open! Then we made it to the Hotel Nike, our home for the duration of the trip. It was sat right on the edge of the sea with a beautiful view both out to sea and inland. Having settled in, we headed out to do some field sketches, where Harvey also had the opportunity to demonstrate his excellent drawing abilities. After dinner we were quite thankful to be able to go up to our lovely rooms and finally sleep knowing that we had a busy day ahead.
The following day we were all set to head up the south flank of Etna. We arrived at Rifugio Sapienza, a secondary cone of Etna. It was a chilly 7˚C when we arrived there and a very, very blustery walk along the edge of the crater. The view, however, was spectacular. As we walked up and round we could see the island laid out before us and even right down to the sea.