Court Fields awarded NCS “Champion Status”

NCSCourt Fields School has been awarded “Champion Status” from the National Citizenship Service (NCS). The school is one of only three in Somerset to receive the accolade from the NCS in recognition for their commitment to supporting, promoting and recruiting young people onto the NCS programme.

Paul Cowling who is responsible for careers in the school said “It is a great achievement to be given champion status. Our commitment to the programme has been rewarded by the amazing and positive feedback we have received from students who took part last year. NCS, has provided our students with the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds, to take on new challenges, and perhaps most importantly learn about their community and how they can make a difference.”

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Ten Tors

On Saturday, the Ten Tors team were out on Dartmoor for a training walk.  The weather was very cold with snow flurries for much of the day. The walk started from the Okehampton army camp and took in High Willhays, Dinger Tor, Okement Hill, Watern Tor, Fernworthy forest, Grey Wethers stone circle and finished at Postbridge, a total of 21 Km. Mr Dickson and Mr Greenfield we very impressed by the navigation skills and speed of the students whilst walking.  The next trip will be an overnight camp and walking with big rucksacks! IMG_1403[1]

 

 

Ski trip 2017

The arrival: We have arrived after a trouble free journey. Skis have been fitted and we’re about to explore the town. Snow and blue skies surround us. Tomorrow we hit the slopes for the first day (hopefully not too hard!)resort

Day one: Austrian skiing at it’s best. Warm sun and soft snow. Both the beginners and the intermediates have been making progress.The biggest casualty so far has been the poor bus driver who broke his nose slipping on the ice. Continue reading

Maths challenge

DOZENS of pupils from primary schools in the Wellington area joined the Maths department at Court Fields School in the town for an investigation morning.

The event aimed to help the 54 Year 4 and 5 pupils develop their problem-solving skills and resilience for tackling tougher Maths questions. The pupils faced code-breaking challenges from GCHQ and investigated the magic square found at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Pupils and staff enjoyed the morning and Court Fields Maths teacher Mr Saunders said he was impressed with the pupils’ levels of numeracy and the determination they showed to work together to master Maths. Maths-Jan17

The pupils came from Beech Grove, Wellesley Park, St John’s, Rockwell Green, Langford Budville and West Buckland primary schools.

Headteacher Rachael Bennett said: “We work closely with our primary schools throughout the year, with teachers collaborating and sharing best practice and resources to improve the education of all children. Teachers and pupils benefit enormously from working together across our family of schools on great initiatives like this Maths Investigation Day.”

 

 

 

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.

Summer activity days brochure

The July 2017 activities week brochure for Yrs 8 and 9 was sent home on 27th January.  Bookings and deposits will be accepted by the finance office from 8.30am on Monday 30th January.  Please make sure that your form and deposit are in an envelope with your name and form on them before you put them in the box in reception.

If you have lost your brochure spare copies are available from the front office or can be downloaded from the link below.

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Work Experience Presentation

Court Fields school held their work experience launch evening on Wednesday  23rd November. Parents and year 10 students attended to find out more about securing  and  completing a one week work experience placement next July.

The evening  also included a presentation to 10  year 11 students ,  who undertook their  work  experience  in July of this year and who were identified by either the employer  and /or a member of staff who visited them  , as being particularly outstanding. The school also awarded a plaque to Boldscan of Wellington as “ work experience employer of the year” in recognition  of the support and quality of the placements  it offered to students this year and in previous years.

Any employer  who would be interested in supporting a student for a one week  work experience placement  next year, should contact Mr Cowling at school.

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Pictured receiving their awards are from top left:-

George Barber, Harry Herbison ,George Seeley, Bronwyn Cheshire, Becky Mercer, Chloe-Ann Mair.

Bottom left Emily Horswell, Mel Hurley, Leanne Payne, Caitlin Hemburrow

Choir Performance at the Skylark

On Saturday the students of Court Fields School Choir performed at the annual Christmas Craft Fayre held at the Skylark. Nearly 30 members of the choir wowed a packed audience with their renditions of Christmas music ranging from traditional carols to White Christmas and Somewhere Only We Know.

We have two more events before Christmas – please come and join us at our Carol Service in St John’s Church  and at Carols Round the Tree at school – both taking place on the 13th December.

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Ten Tors Dartmoor

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On Saturday 19th November our Ten Tors team had their first practice walk for the event in 2017.  The weather was kind and the walk was completed in good time and we also avoided the torrential rains that struck the south west the following day,   We will be out again in December and January for day walks and then camping trips in April and May.