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The House Play Competition 2014 took place on Friday 13th June – and because of this brilliant opportunity, the themes of the plays were developed from the idea of ‘Friday 13th’ and everything that this suggests.
Court Fields School once again ran it’s annual chess competition throughout the Spring term as part of the country-wide Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge. Nearly thirty students, playing up to seven matches each, played a total of eighty-seven matches to discover who would be this year’s school Champion. That honour fell to Robert Webber, a year 9 student, with Lottie Radford, last year’s champion, the runner-up. The top year 7 student was Jamie Burge, with three other students – Jamie Garnett, Oscar Kemble, and Matt Thorne – receiving trophies for their efforts in the competition. Of those students who took part in the competition, twelve are now eligible to go forward to the Somerset ‘Megafinal’ which is being held at Millfield School.
Court Fields 1 – 0 Kings College
Court Fields welcomed a very talented Kings College side. Both teams played some really neat football, creating numerous chances. Court Fields School players Gould and Hollick, resumed normal duty, winning the central midfield battle as per usual. Great defensive performances from Currie, Salter, McCabe and the ever-reliable Buttle reduced Kings to minimal shots on goal, and even when they did, Mitchell was certainly more than equal to it. It was particularly down the wings that Court Fields cause Kings most problems through the engines of Nutkins, Sears, Roncaglia and Channon. The goal finally came through the prolific Grabham with 5 minutes remaining, cutting in from the right hand side to slot home with a clinical finish, giving Court Fields a well deserved win. The girls must now take this performance and take it into next week’s game away at Taunton Academy. Superb work girls!!!
Megan White has just successfully completed her Orange belt grading on 21st Feb 2014. She is a member of For Life Martial Arts Academies which is a club for anyone interested in mixed martial arts. She has been a member of her club for about a year and their Dojo is based at St Johns Primary school where they they meet every Friday. They cater for any age up to adults.
Megan says that “Its Great fun as you have to constantly push yourself. Its good fitness and you learn all about self-defence techniques”
Her next grading is in 3 months time and we look forward to hearing about how she gets on.
For more details why not check our their website at www.forlifeacademies.co.uk
In an effort to encourage links with industry, students from the Art Department at Court Fields Community School, Wellington were asked to create designs for the new Kids Space at the Mercedes Benz dealership in Taunton. The Art Department is keen to inspire students and make them aware of exciting career possibilities within the Arts. Entries were invited from students in year 7, 8 and 9. The quality and imagination demonstrated in the work, made it a hard choice to choose the winner Year 8 student Jordan Sellick. Thomas Sawczyn in second place and Aaron Filler in third each produced top class designs for Mercedes.
Stuart Fage of Signs Express, (contracted to Mercedes Benz), came into the Art Department at Court Fields to work with the competition winner Jordan, who was involved with taking his design from the drawing stage to using specialised computer software ready for it to be printed at Signs Express Taunton, and to the installation of the design.
Stuart Fage was very impressed with the quality of Jordan’s winning design suggesting that he should strongly consider a career in Graphic Industry “he is clearly an extremely talented student”.
The designed Kids Space is now in place in the Mercedes Benz Garage in Taunton. Jordan was treated to a ride in a top of the range Mercedes car, as part of his prize.
I had the pleasure of joining twelve of our Year 9 and 10 athletes at Wellington School on Monday afternoon for the Wellington Schools Cross Country Run. This activity was initiated by David Lungley who was a volunteer at last summer’s Olympic Games. He was keen to continue the Olympic legacy by organising the first ever run between Wellington School and Court Fields. Some of the students ran 5 miles, but our students took part in a joint 3-mile run.
Particular congratulations go to Reegan Scotcher who won the overall race, and to Geordie Stock who came in second overall. Our third place boy was Chris Batts. Not to be outdone, the girls also finished well, with Jess Gould being our first-placed girl. Congratulations also to Shannon, Georgia and Courtney, to Benedict, Jacob, Andrew, Lee and Kieran.
Naomi Fielder pictured receiving first prize for the under 13 Girl’s foil at St Dunstan’s, Glastonbury on Sunday 16th June. Naomi fought valiantly through two rounds of Poules and a final Direct Elimination stage, achieving victory in the final with a score of 10,3. The early Poule stages had some tense moments with Naomi losing only twice in nine fights to the same opponent she successfully beat in the final.
The first round of Poules saw Naomi against five other opponents; she was convincingly beaten 2,5 in the first match, but then recovered to beat the following four opponents 5:2, 5:4, 5:1 and 4:2(time). The second round saw four opponents, three were beaten 5:2, 5:0, 5:0, with Naomi losing one closely fought battle 4,5. With eleven competitors in the Direct Eliminations Naomi entered round seeded third. In the Quarter Final Naomi was given a bye, which took her through to the last sixteen stage. Naomi fought her way through 10:4 to the Semi Final and 10:6 to the final, becoming a convincing champion, winning 10:3 in the final.
Five of Court Fields Community School Year 8 athletes, represented the school at Somerset Junior Championships held at Yeovil with a great deal of success, coming away with 3 County Champions. Callum was crowned County champion in the 100m with a time of 12.12 seconds and 200m in 24.85 seconds. Callum also set a new county record for the 100m of 11.92 seconds in his 1st heat, for this achievement he was presented with a plaque for his outstanding performance. Josh vaulted his way to the Pole Vault victory with a height of 1.78m. Karolina reached the final of the Girls 100m, Megan and Alessandra competed well in their field events.
Left to Right: Alessandra, Megan, Karolina, Josh, Callum