Court Fields School receives a further award from the National Citizen Service

Court Fields School was presented with its second award from NCS ( National Citizen Service ) in recognition of its proactive support in encouraging its year 11 students to participate in the 3 week NCS programme of activities. Pictured receiving a plaque and a certificate are Paul Cowling, responsible for careers and the main link with NCS, Rachael Bennett, Head Teacher and Flavia and Sarah from Activate, the company responsible for delivering the NCS contract in Somerset.

50 year 11 students from the school have already signed up for the 2018 programme.

The NCS programme is aimed at 16 -17 year old. It takes place over the school holidays. As well as two separate periods of away from home residential which includes a range of exciting  outdoor activities, students will also be given time to develop new skills whilst learning more about their communities and how they can make a difference through social action projects.

Trip to the Fleet Air Arm Museum

We went on Wednesday 13th December to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. Mr Woodward drove us in the school minibus. Students from both Nurture groups, Sunstone and Citrine went with Mrs Smith and Mrs Hopkins as well as Mr Woodward.
We went to take part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop, which looked at the different materials used to make aircraft over the last 100 years.
We were able to test the different materials such as wood, metal, fabric, carbon fibre, leather and honeycomb composite to see if they were flexible or stiff and rigid. This tied in with what we had been learning about materials in our science lessons. We also tested how strong the materials were by standing on them.
They day was fantastic and it was great to be able to use the learning we had done in school to help us with the workshop activities.
By: Tristan Stanley, Roman Scotcher, Katie O’Connor and Paul Storey (Sunstone Nurture Students)

Girls’ Hockey

This has been a great season for the girls’ hockey teams. The Year 9&10 Girls played their first full pitch games and did fantastically well against Taunton Academy and Bishop Fox’s. They played very well together as a team and their fitness levels remained good for the duration of both games, despite the increased size of the pitch!

 

 

The Year 7 team have had a brilliant start to their hockey performances as they secured lots of wins in their Central venue league tournaments and finished third overall. They are a promising group of players and we are already looking forward to next season.

After Christmas we will be looking forward to starting the Netball season with practices for all age groups.

Inter-house Cross Country and Fun Run

We have had an exceptionally busy Inter-house programme this term. We have had competitions for all years in boys Rugby, girls Hockey, Dodgeball, Badminton and Cross Country.

The Inter-house Cross Country and Fun Run was a muddy, closely fought competition which the students approached with determination and lots of smiles. Congratulations to the overall winning House, Emerald.

Mr Nicholls – Head of PE

Staff Panto

The Staff Panto was well received by over 250 students (oh yes it was!) on Monday after school: Sleeping Beauty. This was an impressive and purely amazing performance by staff for our students to say thank you for all their hard work and commitment to their school.

We had cheering, booing and hissing, shouting and screams of delight as some very strong acting skills graced our stage with little or no rehearsal! You can imagine. Staff at Court Fields have once again excelled and had enormous fun dressing up – a testimony for going that extra mile for our students!

Sports Leaders

The Sports Leaders have been exceptionally busy with Primary Festivals for Year 1, Year 2

and Year 3 children. We have had lots of new leaders this year and they have continued the high quality leadership we have come to expect from our Sports Leaders.

 

We have Netball Leaders currently training ready for some Year 6 Netball tournaments next term.

Mrs Lees – PE Department

Chris Coupe worthy winner of The Governors’ Shield

Chris Coupe was the very worthy winner of The Governors’ Shield.  Chris took every opportunity that Court Fields had to offer, enjoying sport, leadership, The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and travelling to Madagascar as an ambassador for our school, visiting the projects that Court Fields has supported and fund-raised for, raising over £15,000 over the past few years. He did exceptionally well in his GCSEs also – a very proud day for students, parents and our school.

Year 9 Language Leaders

The Year 9 Language Leaders were full of festive cheer when they delivered their Christmas workshop to the Year 6s at Wellesley Park Primary School on Monday 18th December. The pupils enjoyed a range of activities including card games, Christmas bingo and making a festive card for friends and family.

The Language Leaders have been working hard on their presentation and communication skills, and it was great to see we have some potential teachers within the group!
A huge thanks to the Leaders for all their effort and giving up their Wednesday lunchtime to prepare.
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année à tous!
Madame Payne

Golden Swimming Opportunity

Year 8 student Max Sawyer was fortunate enough to be chosen to attend the Ben Proud Talent Pool on Saturday 11th November, held at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.
Being a keen swimmer for Taunton Deane Swim Club this was an amazing and life changing opportunity, especially for a young lad who has aspirations of being an Olympic swimmer himself in a few years.
Ben Proud is a Team GB swimmer, Adidas ambassador & most recently Gold medallist World Champion 50m Butterfly winner 2017 and the British record holder for 50m Freestyle.
Max, alongside 29 other youths from across the county, met with Ben, fellow Olympic, Commonwealth and International swimmers and the Adidas training team where they learnt about Race preparation, goals, visualisation, management and of course the drills and practical skills. Those picked swam with Ben and his team with Adidas & Fix recording the entire event for promotion purposes.
There was even an opportunity for Max to race Ben, let’s just say it was a close contest!
Photo: Max with Ben Proud

Career Fair Competition Winner!

November 16, 2017

Congratulations to Year 11 Maddie Davey from Court Fields School in Wellington.

Somerset Skills & Careers Fair 2017 exhibitor Bristol City FC ran a competition for the most keepy uppies in a row, with a prize for the best boy and best girl on the day.  Here is a video of Maddie in action:

Maddie was the clear winner for the females and has been awarded with two tickets to a Bristol City FC match of her choice.  She is looking at dates with her Dad and will make her selection shortly.

Maddie started playing football aged 8, joining Wellington Wildcats where she still plays now for the under 18’s side.  Favouring centre-mid field, Maddie has also recently been asked to play for the ladies team too.

Once she completes her GCSE’s next summer (her favourite subjects are PE and English), football fanatic Maddie has an ambition to study for a diploma in sports coaching at Bridgwater and Taunton College.  From there she has big dreams of going to University and then travelling to Australia.

Well done Maddie from both The One Step Foundation and Bristol City FC, we wish you well in your fast approaching GCSE’s.  You have an exciting future ahead of you, in the meantime enjoy the Bristol City game!

https://www.onestepfoundation.co.uk/news-events/careers-fair-competition-winner/