National Citizen Service

Twenty six year 11 students have signed up to participate in the exciting 3 week youth volunteering development scheme that operates under the banner of the ” National Citizen service” ( NCS).The students will be involved in a 10 day residential plus 5 days in the local community over the summer holidays. Activate, the company who have been awarded the contract to run the programme in  Somerset said ” the project aims to give young people the opportunity to build skills for work and life and to make a positive impact in their communities” The Queen spoke of the importance of the NCS in the state opening of parliament recently  confirming its significance  as the “flagship youth volunteering and development scheme.”

Friends of Court Fields School

Friends of Court Fields School wish to invite you and your family to:

Our Bingo Night on Thursday 9th June  – All welcome, family friendly, some great prizes up for grabs.

Doors open 6.30pm eyes down at 7pm

All events at Court Fields School:  School Hall.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Musicians Celebrate Exam Success!

Students from year 10 and 11 recently took their graded singing exams. Congratulations go to Ashleigh Payne and Dilly Croxall who gained Distinction passes at Grade 8, Abi Lockyer and Lizzie Boyd who both gained Distinctions at Grade 6 and Ross Boniface who gained a Merit at Grade 6. We are very proud of all the hard work that they put in to get these amazing results and really pleased that Court Fields School maintains our 100% pass rate success.

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Primary Festival

Last week Court Fields hosted a Year 3 Athletics Festival for our feeder primary schools. Over 170 children attended for an afternoon of athletics based activities including shot putt, sprinting, hurdles and jumping.   Our fantastic Sports Leaders lead the whole festival and worked really well with the children, helping them to improve their techniques and giving them feedback on their achievements.  The children worked hard all afternoon on reaching gold, silver or bronze standards in the activities.  The primary staff were very complimentary of our sports leaders, commenting on how much the primary children loved working with them.  Well done to everyone involved.  Our next festival will be a Reception Festival.

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Ten Tors success

This weekend two Court Fields teams successfully completed the 35 mile Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor.

Team A, consisting of Beth Griffin, Olly Morrell, Jack Selwood, Beth Garratt, Harry Radford and guest team member Codie Hounsell, completed the course by 12.11 on Sunday 8/5/16.

Team B consisting of Jai-Leigh Sears, Corey Perry-Jones, Sianne Chambers, Georgia McGrath, Josh Corby and guest team member Ben Spowart completed the course by 12.49.

For the second year in a row we were proud to have two teams who completed the challenge without anyone dropping out through injury or fatigue.  An excellent effort by all those who took part.

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Team B

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We would like to thank all the parents who came to cheer the teams over the finishing line, this was greatly appreciated by the teams and staff.

 

Rounders

Court Fields Rounders teams have played their first fixtures this season.  On Wednesday 4th May Court Fields hosted Year 7 & 8 Rounders teams from Bishop Fox’s and on Thursday 5th May hosted Year 9 and 10 teams from Kingsmead.  All teams played really well and displayed some excellent fielding skills against some big hitting players.  The batting from all Court Fields teams has been improving due to recent practice sessions.  All results were very close with Court Fields Year 8, 9 and 10 winning their games.  Our next fixtures will be against Heathfield.

Madagascar 8 are on their way

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On Friday 28th April, 7 students, Mr Greenfield and Mrs Robertson met with outlook expedition leader David to begin preparations for the summer ahead.
It was a tremendous first time experience going out for an overnight stay as a group, even though we had the occasional down pour, hail and the cold evenings. The new forest was the back drop for our weekend and did not fail to impress. The camp-site was an awesome environment too, with other schools training to go to places like Borneo and others preparing for DofE (Duke of Edinburgh Award).
Our hiking through the forest saw great opportunities for photography, team building, map reading and risk assessment. The latter part of the training saw us carrying teachers in handmade stretchers, made from ropes and safety shelters, during our first aid training – although the stretcher was a quite extreme measure! When we returned from our hike, we all pulled together for chores, such as cooking and cleaning, which put a smile on the adult’s faces.

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Year 10 Oxford University Taster Day

A report from Toby Jones:

The Oxford trip was very informative as the people there were very helpful and open. The tour was great in that we got a good understanding of Uni life and how Oxford works generally. We got to hear an organ play in Exeter College and it had a great sound.

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Then after we had lunch in the Hall we had a sort of Easter hunt, except with the Colleges that make up Oxford University, not chocolate bunnies. Shortly after that we had an enlightening lecture about magnetic fields, the history of our own magnetic field, it’s possible future and finally about other planet’s magnetic fields. All in all it was a great, informative trip.

Exmoor Challenge Results

Results from the 2016 Exmoor challenge which took place on 30/4/16

Team Type Placed
Court Fields 2 Girls 6th
Court Fields 5 Mixed 7th =
Court Fields 1 Mixed 16th
Court Fields  4 Mixed 37th
Court Fields 3 Mixed 50th

There are 4 people in a team, and they have to follow a 16 mile route which is not marked – so following instructions, map-reading, and compass skills are essential. There are a series of check-points along the route and each leg has to be done in a pre-determined time – points are deducted if teams arrive too early or too late, and those who get very tired and lag too much are pulled out of the challenge. Only those who successfully complete the event are presented with a medal.

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Swimmers win trophy

Congratulations to the “Court Fields Wahoos” swimming team who were this year’s winners of the Senior School Trophy at the 2016 Taunton Soroptimist Swimathon.

It was a chilly Sunday morning in February when the swimmers made their way to Taunton to take part in the Swimathon. Each team member took it in turns to swim 50m in relay fashion for 53 minutes. The atmosphere was great, everyone swam as hard and as fast as they could, encouraging and cheering each other on to achieve an amazing 80 laps.

The talented swimmers of the winning team were Jack Baker, George Barber, Libby Aldridge, Russell Cheung, Michael Qureshi and Andrew Power. Well done to you all.

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