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

Staff Pantomime

Student only Monday 18th December 3.45 pm. £1 – proceeds to Madagascar – Tickets in Finance office.

— Pantomime – 18 December

Safeguarding

The most important thing for our children is their safety. We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students and parents. We always listen to children and take their concerns seriously. Please, do not ‘wait and see’ if you have any concern: either contact the School immediately, or use the link below which will take you directly to the Somerset safeguarding website.

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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/

Ten Tors 2017

Congratulations to the Court Fields Ten Tors 2017 team who completed the 35 mile challenge in a very qDSCF0525uick time, arriving back at 10:53 on Sunday morning.

After a mass start from Okehampton Army camp at 7am on Saturday morning.  The team set a very fast pace, passing check points at High Willhays, Watern Tor, Fernworthy Forest, Sittaford Tor, Higher White Tor, Holming Beam, Little Mis Tor, White Barrow, Standon Farm before haDSCF0529ving to stop for the night and camp at Chat Tor.  After cooking an evening meal and getting some sleep the team were up early and on their way at 6am to Great Kneeset, Hound Tor and Cosdon Hill before turning for home and arriving back at the Okehampton Army Camp by 10:53 on Sunday morning to be met by Team managers Mr Greenfield, Mr Dickson and all their parents.

A very impressive effort – well done to everyone that participated in the training and the challenge itself.

School receives award for being a “Champion School”

NCS ( National Citizenship Service ) has recognised the commitment and support the school has given for promoting the NCS programme to its year 11 students. The school is one of only two schools in SomeNCS RB PCrset to have been given the award.  Paul Cowling, the schools Carers Adviser, says the NCS programme is a fantastic opportunity, which adds breadth and depth to a students life experience and is very please d to see so that 20 students have signed up for the 3 week programme this summer.Pictured are some of the students along with Ms Bennett, Mr Cowling and to colleagues from  NCS”

Court Fields climbing news

Court Fields finished aNOEL3404s runners up in the 2017 SW Schools climbing competition.

The event was quieter than usual with many schools taking advantage of the good weather and out on Ten Tors training. The students climbed very well, eventually losing to a much older team from Trinity School. Katie Acton and Joe Walmsley were the highest placed finishers in their respective categories. Congratulations to all who took part.

Team from L. Lily, Ophelia, Jacob, Katie, Beth and Joe