Newsletter July 2010

Bugsy Malone

Huge thanks to all those involved in making this year’s school production of Bugsy Malone so successful. This production was particularly special as everything from the cast, orchestra, prop makers, set artwork, film editing and lighting was by the students making it a truly whole school effort. 
Special mention to Alex Francis (Fat Sam), Paddy Benedict (Dandy Dan), Kate Lomas (Blousey), Charly Bacon (Tallulah) and Duncan Wilson (Bugsy Malone)
Thank you to all who came to show their support, we hope you enjoyed the show. Images from the production are on ELE and a DVD of the show will be available to buy from September

Link to view Bugsy Malone Gallery

Annual Commendation Assemblies

All students in Years 7 to 10 have been involved in a series of Commendation Assemblies to celebrate their achievements since September. We are delighted to report that this year all students received at least one subject commendation and there were a large number who were commended by every one of their teachers. Each Year Group was entertained by some outstanding musical performances by their fellow students and we are also grateful to School Governors Jenny Hartless and Niall Smiddy who presented the certificates. A small number of students were also selected to receive the Headteacher’s special award for their particularly outstanding efforts.
We now look forward to the Annual Awards Evening in October when trophies will be presented to the very top performing students along with those who have excelled in other ways in this school year.

Languages

Bastille Day by Beth Finch


On the 14 July a small group of twelve students from Year 9 (Harry Lyons, Jake Clifford, Sam Plowright,Jai Dunlop, Alfie Cross, James Maxfield, Hayden Hann, Holly Nokes, Milo Pearson, Jonny Mead and Adam Tinsley) all performed at The Corsham Regis Primary School. The reason for this was that it was Bastille Day. Bastille Day is a celebration that commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution. All twelve of us volunteered to produce a short play explaining the French Revolution and the storming of The Bastille. The primary school students watched us perform in their morning assembly, and we hope that they enjoyed it. We prepared costumes and props throughout the week and practised our lines in French.

Congratulations to all 12 students who worked so well together to produce a very entertaining and informative piece of theatre.  Also thank you to sixth form students Paul Cuthbertson and Emily Doherty-Smith for excellent stage direction.

Year 7 Trip to Boulogne by Jacob Harrow-Young, Kirsten Harris and Matt Draper C7

On 16 July we left school at 3am.  We drove to the shuttle by coach which took 3 hours altogether. Then we drove on to the shuttle and we were on there for half an hour.  When we got off we went to a big hypermarket and then to Nausicaa Aquarium.  After that we went to the beach where we ate our lunch and ice-cream and played football.  In the afternoon we walked up this big hill to the old town where we spent some more of our money and walked around.  We arrived back at school at 9.30pm

Thanks to all staff who accompanied this trip Ms Hawkins, Ms Noyes, Ms Carter, Mr Tozer, Mr Evans and Mr Curtis.

People and Community Studies

On Wednesday 7th July, 8 year 10 students went to County hall in Trowbridge. We went there for a debating competition which was called ‘The Huge Health debate’. We all had a very good time and did exceedingly well which resulted in us winning as well as getting a huge swing in the popular vote from the audience after we delivered our debate. We couldn’t have done it without both Mr Bligh and Mr Balu and the following Year 10 students Mitchell Reynolds (W10),Rose White (W10), Laura Porto (W10), Julius Malin (S10), Jasmine Vincent (A10 ),Celina Dalecka ( M10), Grace Fudge ( H10) and of course Jarno Wolfe (W10) who unfortunately could not join us on the day.

Year 7 fundraising

Alex Garrett and Ben Musson held a cake sale for a friend of theirs called Adam who was diagnosed with High-Risk Neuroblastoma on 24 July 2009. This is an infancy cancer that affects the bone marrow and causes tumors in the abdomen.They wished to raise money to help send Adam to America for a new treatment only available there. With the help of many Year 7s who baked the cakes, the boys cake sale was very successful and in total they raised £100.

Food 

The A Level Food Technology students spent an interesting and informative day at Bath Spa University on Wednesday 30 June.The purpose of the day was to raise their awareness of current issues related to food and nutrition. The presentations were given by students both past and present and some of the university lecturers. Topics included, Smart Packaging, Cells,Weight Management Requires Man Management and Nutrition and Health. The students were also given a tour of the campus. An excellent day all round.

Pig & Jig event

The event itself was a great success with one of the biggest attendances. The weather was beautiful, the food was plenty and the bands were fantastic. The event started with the ‘Electric Lobsters’ who encouraged people young and old to barn dance followed by the ‘Corinthians Casuals’ a fantastic rock group. The money raised from the event is given to local charities the main one being the school, this year we are also supporting Dorothy House and A Duke of Edinburgh scheme. So a big thank you to all that attended this year and make sure you put next years date in your diary (2 July).We hope to see you there. If you have some free time and would like to be involved in the event, please contact Nicky Evans at The Corsham School.

Maths

It is the end of another fantastic year for Problem of the Term! 
This year’s overall winners are: Year 7 Joy Wingrave, Year 8 Hannah Lias and Year 9 Amelia Lias. There will also be winners from each class so look out for the prizes which will be given out in class by your maths teacher. 
Mr and Mrs Cole would like to congratulate everyone who took part this year!

Year 8 Iceland Trip

23 students in Year 8 have signed up for a World Challenge expedition to Iceland in July 2011. They have the challenge of raising £1,400 each before setting off for the land of fire and ice next year. The trekking will go past mountains, glaciers, geysers and of course volcanoes.Over the next few months the students will be holding several events for their fundraising. You can help with their fundraising by visiting www.easyfundraising.co.uk  This is a website where you can shop online at many different shops. At the same time you will be donating to us without paying any extra money as the shop you buy from gives a small percentage to us.   

Dates for the diary

July 23                     Term 6 ends

September 1            Teachers Development Day

September 2            Term 1 begins