Tim Emmett is an extreme athlete, climber, ice climber, sky diver and TV presenter. Tim will be giving a lecture in the school hall on 12 March 2014 and will include video clips of his adventures from around the world.
Tim rarely gives lectures in this area so this is a unique chance to hear a very entertaining speaker. As part of his visit to the school Tim will also be giving two motivational talks to the Court Fields students. Tickets are available now from the finance office, the eventbrite website or by following this link. Tim Emmett
Over 2000 schools participated in the annual Fai-Tea competition which sees UK
schools competing with schools in the USA for the most medals on the Mangahigh maths website.
Ryan Beech was the schools top performer with 24 gold
medals on various mathematical challenges. Leanne Payne was the top female contributor with 16 gold medals and Jackson Wilkinson also gained 16 gold medals. Our aim is to target the top 3 next year. Well done to everyone who participated.
The Court Fields production of Hairspray, went down a storm with our wonderful audiences – the cast were pleased to perform to two packed houses, as the production sold out on both nights. Some excellent examples of ensemble work were on display, for example in the whole cast’s performance of ‘Good Morning Baltimore’ and the School Sock Hop cast dance ‘The Madison’ as well as the finale song ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’.
There were some outstanding performances from individuals within the cast, particularly from Year 11 students Joanna Cooper as ‘Tracey Turnblad’ and Tom Kelvey as ‘Link Larkin’ (pictured) who gave assured, detailed performances in these key roles, demonstrating a great ability to communicate with their enthusiastic audience. Year 9 student Ashleigh Payne as ‘Edna Turnblad’ proved to be a real scene stealer with impeccable comic timing and his duet ‘Timeless To Me’ with Husband ‘Wilbur’ skilfully played by Year 11 student Oliver Swain was one of the highlights of the show. Georgia Channon, another Year 11 student as ‘Velma Von Tussle’ gave a clear, commanding performance and her daughter ‘Amber Von Tussle’ was played by Abi Lockyer, a Year 8 student who showed a great deal of promise in this role.
Students from Year 7-10 have been selected to represent all students after a rigorous application process. Twenty one students enjoyed their inaugural lunch with Head teacher Rachael Bennett and Mr Seaton who is responsible for developing student leadership at Court Fields. The Peer Parliament group pictured below are charged with the responsibility of working with the schools Senior Leadership Team on school improvement. Over the coming year they will be working on issues that they and Senior Leaders have identified such as outdoor seating, toilet refurbishment, extracurricular provision and rewards/awards. Ms Bennett said ‘ I am looking forward to working with such a strong and enthusiastic team of student leaders. Together we will make changes and improvements to Court Fields that will benefit all students and ensure every child achieves, belongs and participates’.
Back Left to Right – Megan, Harvey, Alex, Chris, Cleo, Connie
Middle – Bronwyn, Lottie, Gemma, Isobel, Blasie, Kaan
Front – Casey, Bethany, Harry, Anita, Geordie, Callum, Aaron
View our Peer Parliament page
Matt in Year 9 placed 21st in the Junior Boys Somerset County Cross Country Championship held on the 1st February 2014.
Reegan in Yr 11 also ran well in the Intermediate boys event placing 31st in a very competitive field.
On Tuesday 28th January we had the pleasure of welcoming Brian Donaldson the Patron of The Madagascar Development Fund to Court Fields School.
On Saturday 1/2/14 4 students from the GCSE Computing group travelled to Bristol to
attend the ‘Digimaker’ event that was run by the University of Bristol Department of Computer Science and Engineering @Bristol. We booked onto a series of workshops involving using the Raspberry Pi mini computer and programming with Python. Both of which are directly related to the GCSE Computing course.
Thank you to the undergraduate students from the University of Bristol for organising such a fantastic day.
Congratulations to the year 9 Princes Trust Group students for successful completion of their ‘Planning for personal development’ award. This required the students to identify, plan and review their own personal development needs.