Young Chef Competition

The following students, Matthew Caddick, Alex Henwood, foodCompThomas Morgan and Charlotte Vile from Court Fields School took part in the ‘Young Chef’ competition, run by the Rotary Club. They designed a three course meal for two, costing less than £15. They were then selected to cook their meals at Bridgwater and Taunton College for local chefs and many supporters. Their food teacher Miss Coggins escorted the young chefs and was very impressed to see their independence in a highly pressured situation. They were judged on their table setting, presentation of the dishes, texture, taste and flavour combinations. It was a fantastic opportunity and experience for all the  students that took part, and an exceptional achievement for Thomas Morgan Year 8 who received first prize, he will now go on to the next stage of the competition on Saturday 4th February. Matthew Caddick Year 9 received a close second place. Thank you to Philip Greenway for organising the competition this year.

DT Snowman Competition

The Design Technology department at Court Fields School ran their annual inter house Christmas competition.  Students in tutor groups worked together to create a free standing ‘Snowperson’ made out of recycled materials.   The creations were judged against the set criteria with additional points for creativity.  Special thanks go to the student leaders in year 11 who judged; Becky Gatling, Bethany Channon, Megan Beale and Lottie Radford “We had great fun going round all the tutor rooms to see the wonderful creations they had made, some ideas were really original, I liked the melted snowman, but unfortunately it didn’t meet the set criteria to win”

Entries included; several made from plastic drinking cups, a melted snowman with his twig arms and nose left on a white paper chain, and Gerald the car tyre stack riding a sledge mounted on a skate board!

The individual winners were announced at the Christmas assembly with points added to house totals. Congratulations to Mrs Miles and her tutor group Sa6 whose winning creation is pictured below.

snowman

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.

Year 4 DT Day

On Tuesday 18th November forty Year 4 pupils from the local primary schools recently spent an exciting day at Court Fields School.  They worked with Mrs Osborne (Head of Design Technology), Mr Brookes (DT Teacher) and 12 Year 9 students, using numeracy and literacy skills in small teams to build catapults with the aim of “storming a castle”.  When their building was complete they spent some time testing their catapults, measuring and recording the settings to maximise the best results ready for the competition that was held in the afternoon.  The teams adjusted the settings to get the optimum results in the distance, height and accuracy contests.  The Year 9’s kept score and suspense grew for the winner!  Parents arrived to watch the grand finale at the end of the day when the teams used all their expertise to storm the castle.

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