Congratulations Class of 2015

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Elated students at Court Fields School shared their GCSE results with friends, staff and parents amidst tears of joy and relief.  Headteacher Rachael Bennett said “It is always delightful to share success with students and know that they can now move on to Further Education with confidence”.  90% of students achieved 5 or more A* – G grades including Maths and English smashing the school target by 10%.  Students achieving A*/A also exceeded the schools targets for the top grades.  Megan Ellis, Court Fields Head Girl successfully secured 9 x A*/A grades.  “I worked really hard and got the grades, I am so happy” she said.  Other top performing students include Charlotte Dennehy and Bethany Howley who also achieved  9 x A*/A, Geordie Stock achieved 8 x A*/A, Eliz Boga 7 x A*/A, Alice Hall and Alex Wasey 6 x A*/A, Eliza Fenn, Pheobe Jones, Charlotte Manning 5 x A*/A, Josanna Fielder, Richard McGuffie, Chloe Mockridge, Katie Sattler and Tom Trowbridge each achieving 4 x A*/A and Josh Baker, Esme Clark, Lauren Gill, Eleanor Jones, Jasmine Pike, Jack Taylor and China Webber all securing 3 x A*/A. Ms Bennett added “ It is down to the commitment and determination of students, their parents and our teachers that leads to a child’s success and I would like to thank everyone in this partnership for making a difference to the lives and outcomes of our Class of 2015”.

 

Activities week 2015

The final week of term was our annual activities week.  A wide variety of activities and trips were on offer to KS3 students including; a week of outdoor pursuits in the Ardeche region of France, a trip to Paris, musical theatre, gardening, fishing, equestrian, skiing, design technology, photography, cooking, multi-sports, kayaking, mountain biking, climbing, coasteering, street art and the Yr7 residential in North Devon.

To get a taste of what goes on see the video made by Mr Jenkins.

Model United Nations

A very successful Model United Nations mini-conference involving 70 students took place at the end of term. Year 10 students chaired three separate committees where disarmament human rights and health issues were debated.

Kitty Debieux from Year 8 describes the event…

Walking into Mr Jenkins’ room on the morning of Model United Nations, I didn’t know what to expect having already read and filled in the necessary sheets and forms for my given country, I knew vaguely of the event taking place, but not much else at all.

Only when I sat down at my delegated seat did I realise exactly what an exciting affair I was getting myself involved in.
Our debate topic had been given and we were given the time to produce some strong clauses for our arguments. Help was provided by some friendly and supportive Year 10 students, offering us individual advice.
Soon enough, the debate began and some powerful counter clauses were fired across the room. Students from all ages (Year 7-Year 9) were getting themselves involved, showing a wonderful display of tenacity and relentlessness. Also, you find yourself throwing a few words of controversy on the table, wanting to join in on the action.
The experience of Model United Nations, for me, was a wonderful one, (talking and debating are both right up my street!), and I would urge any student with the same passion to put their name down, and have a go at this fantastic opportunity. I for one, will certainly be putting my name down next year.

Grateful thanks to Queen’s College for lending us country placards.

Sports day 2015

Thursday 9th July saw Court Fields host their annual Sports Day. Students competed for their House over the normal range of track and field events as well as an 800m bike race and tug o’ war.  The prize on offer is the Athletics Championship Shield which was won last year by Emerald. The weather was perfect for the event and many races were extremely close on the line.

New School records were set in the following events: Year 8 mixed 4x 100m relay (Team Sapphire 58.96s) Year 9 mixed 4 x 100m relay (Team Emerald 55.5s).  Megan Beale also set a new school record in the Year 10 Girls Shot-putt with a distance of 8.20m.  The final event saw the staff take to the track for their 800m relay race. Although no points were on offer, bragging rights certainly were and staff looked every bit as keen as the students. A very strong Emerald team took the win here. After the dust had settled points were added up and places decided. Last years winners Emerald managed to take the honours again this year with Sapphire keeping them honest in 2nd place.

Head of PE, Mr Nicholls congratulated all the participants and said  “The day was a fantastic event with a wonderful atmosphere where all students contributed to the success of their house”

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Yr10 Boys 800m

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Long jump

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Mr Saunders encouraging the tug of war team.

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Yr9 Girls 100m

Big Sing

On Wednesday Court Fields welcomed Year 5 and 6 pupils from our feeder schools for the Big Sing. In this event, which was based around the theme of water, 292 primary school pupils joined the 39 strong Court Fields school choir to sing songs as varied as Wade in the Water, Drunken Sailor and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Children spent the morning rehearsing together and the day culminated in a mass sing starting just before midday to an audience of teachers and helpers from all the schools represented. The primary school students were also treated to a cameo performance by the Court Fields choir – who in turn are looking forward to welcoming many of the Year 6  children into the choir in September.

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Wellistock

This Saturday saw Court Fields students performing to their biggest audience yet when the opened this year’s Wellistock Festival. Students from the We Will Rock You cast were joined by members of the choir to sing a selection of songs from the show which was performed in school earlier in the year. Soloists Dilly Croxall, Ross Boniface and Ashleigh Payne were joined by a thirty five strong chorus to wow the crowds with such numbers as Radio Ga-ga, Under Pressure, I Want It All, We Are The Champions and the iconic We Will Rock You.

One student said ” it went so quickly when we were on stage – I wish we could have done the whole show!”

Well Done to all those that took part

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Secrets of the ice

Last week 155 Year 5 Primary School students from Wellington and the surrounding area descended on Court Fields School  for a day of  scientific investigation on ice core samples, from which they were able to decipher the evolution of our planet from volcanism to the impact that people have had on our environment.

Mr. Bond, Head of Science at Court Fields said, “It was great to welcome so many enthusiastic young people into our department who clearly have a real desire to learn all about what we do here at Court Fields. Our Science Department is a vibrant place to learn and we look forward to welcoming them back in year 7 in just over a years’ time

Yr6 Design Technology

On Tuesday 30th of June 172 Year 6 students from 9 different primary schools were able to sample Technology at Court Fields School. Year 9 students had prepared a trade fair for the visiting students.   Working in teams they developed products to promote, display and taste on the day.  The year 6’s were given 5 ‘Court Fields Pounds’ that they had to work out the value of,  by judging the  quality and cost of the products on sale.

This was an extremely successful event run by Mrs Osborne and the Technology faculty, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who were involved.  Thank you to the year 6’s for making this such a success.

Climbing success

Two Court Fields students competed at the National EPICC Climbing Competition held at The Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter, on Saturday 27th June.

Joe Walmsley in Year 9 came first in both the bouldering and lead climbing events for the under 16 boys.

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Katie and Joe with their trophies

Katie Acton in year 8 also came first in the bouldering and a respectable 2nd in the lead climbing event for the under 16 year old girls.

It was a fantastic day with strong climbing from these talented young climbers.

 

Yr7 Softball

The year 7 softball team recently took on local rivals Kingsmead in a very entertaining game. The more experienced Court Fields side started well and by the end of the 3rd innings were 7 – 0 up.

 Kingsmead then found their form and managed to find some gaps in the field to win the 4th innings 5-1. The game ebbed and flowed with some great home runs and superb catches. The last 3 innings proved how tight the fielding had become as only 1 run (by Kingsmead) was scored. Despite the superb fielding by Kingsmead they were unable to claw back the damage done by Court Fields at the start of the game. By the end of the seventh innings Court Fields  emerged as 9-6 winners.

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Squad:

Archie Lang, Louie Justice, Harry Nixon, Danny Nicholls, Zach Monteiro, Ben Slawson, Dexter Sanderson-Gough, Sullivan Harlow, Sam Poole, Riley Sellick, Andy Power, Aaron Hill.