The Corsham School Dance Concert took place this year on 15th and 16th May in the Dance Studio. Over 200 people came along to watch 60 dancers from years 7 to 13 perform. There was a full range of work from Key Stage 3 Dance Club Members as well as GCSE, AS and A2 dances.
There were penquins, a zebra and a monkey along with Demons and performers doing the Hand-Jive and Tango.
There was a fantastic atmosphere on both evenings and spectators and dancers all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
A new Clerk to Governors, Graham Chivers is now in post from March 2012 so all future Governor enquiries can be to be addressed to Graham . Graham has been attending the relevant training courses to ensure he’s up to speed.
A range of Governor activities have occured over March and April with individual governors (Jennie Hartless, Charlie Parsons, Nick Loake, Russell Cole, Niall Smiddy) being involved in staff interviews, attending training courses/OFSTED briefings. Additionally Governors have been visiting the school for a range of purposes. Anne Turrell met Alan Bolter for a 6th form visit, Peter Robson had a meeting with the school Business Manager in his role as Responsible officer. Mike Large has received visits from 2 music students and their teacher at his studios. And 4 other Governor school visits have been arranged for the summer term for specific subjects .Governors are also regularly attending the School Council and continue to be impressed with the students’ commitment and ideas.
Business as usual has continued with good attendance at the Full Governing Body meetings the most recent one being on 2 May 2012. The other Governor meetings have also all been busy reviewing and commenting on key policy and performance documents for the school.
The Governors wish all students taking exams this term every success with their studies
French Exchange Georgia Bozas, Roz Coombe Year 10
After an early start at Springfield, the 40 students arrived in Bordeaux airport, where we were welcomed by some gorgeous French sunshine. We were all excited to meet the host families. The weekend ahead of us was spent getting to know the families through activities like visiting the beach, zoo, and going to Laser Quest. The school week began with two days spent at Collège Samuel Dumenieu in Montendre, split into two groups we spent time participating in lessons like Science, Handball, Drama, Music and visiting English lessons.
On Wednesday a trip for all involved in the exchange took place in La Rochelle, where we visited a range of museums and an exquisite aquarium. The next day we were lucky enough to have the privilege to meet the Mayor of Montendre for cake. Before this we roamed around their traditional Farmers Market. The school kindly organised an orienteering course, which covered a vast amount of Montendre.
On our last full day in France the English students returned to Bordeaux for a chance to shop in one of Europe’s largest shopping locations with a visit to a World War 2 museum, and a climb up a very large steeple, with amazing views of the beautiful city of Bordeaux.
We were all very sad to depart on Saturday after having spent such a lovely week with the families.
Pop video award ceremony
A day that started off with a mad dash though pouring rain and gridlocked traffic to catch our (early!) train , ended in glorious triumph for our year 12 French A-level class.
As you probably know, the six of us have been working tirelessly over recent weeks to create and promote our French Music Video; “Diversité et Égalité,” for entry into a national competition. Having been shortlisted down to the last 4, we were very excited to attend the award ceremony at the University of Exeter last Friday to find out the results.
The event itself was highly enjoyable, if a bit nerve racking. Held by the government funded “Routes into Languages” program, designed to increase the uptake of languages in school; it is now a highlight of their annual calendar, being culmination of several prestigious competitions. Anxiously, the six of us sat through the ceremony, watching some entertaining foreign language presentations being given by students for another competition that day. After what seemed like an eternity; the time finally arrived. Nervously we glanced and laughed at each other as a 30 second clip of our video was shown. Then the announcement came. Our eyes homed in on the presenters lips, waiting for those magical words; “And the winner of the Routes into Languages best foreign language video as voted for by Online viewers is… “Diversité et Égalité.” Sharing another glance of joy mingled with relief, we descended to collect our prize. Soon after that, we ambled out of the lecture theatre, carefully holding a shimmering glass trophy and a cheque worth £100. With a little bit of time left, we took in some of the sights of Exeter, before embarking on our train journey home.
And it is the people at home – you guys – that we really have to thank for this magnificent success. For it is because of your vast amount of votes and unending support that we won. So thank you so much for watching our video and voting for us. And if you still haven’t seen the video – it’s still available on Youtube at:
or just type in “Diversité et Égalité.”
Julius, Paddy, Alex, Heidi, Mariana, and Vaughan of the Year 12 French A-level class
Two of our Year 10 Media students, Charlie Dewing and Peter Watts, attended a Film Making residential course at Kilve Court in early April. Here’s what they said about it:
Charlie “One of our tasks was to recreate a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, shot by shot, which we managed to do very well. I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to follow a Film or Media career path as it really was very helpful.”
Peter “One of the best things about this course is that we had complete freedom to film anywhere and we did not have the boundaries of having to stay in one place. I would recommend this course to anybody who’s interested in film making and to people who just want to have a go at making a film. ”
If you are interested in attending a residential course to enhance your learning, have a look at http://www.kilvecourt.co.uk
Year 7 Readathon
All Year 7s were encouraged to participate in a Readathon last term (organised by Miss Terry), with lots of Vivos on offer as prizes. The Readathon was launched on World Book Day (1st March) and ran for a whole month. During that time, pupils had to read as many books as they could. Every pupil who took part received 5 Vivos, and there were also ‘Top 3’ prizes awarded to the three pupils who read the most books in their English class.
The pupils who won First Prize (25 Vivos!) from each class were:
Jamie Le Cornu
Well done to all Year 7s who took part, and keep up your reading!
Three girls Eloise Copping,Josie Hansford Holt and Holly Moxham in Year 8 raised £103 for sports relief running 3 miles in Victoria Park dressed as 3 little pigs.
Key Stage 3 Music Finale
There will be a variety of performances from our Key Stage 3 musicians on Thursday 31 May starting at 7pm in S Block Hall. Tickets are £2 and will be available on the door.
The Corsham School Young Musician Final
Following our recent Instrumental Rounds we are pleased to announce the line-up for the Final.
Rachel Lamerton Clarinet
Bobbi Lang Flute
William Hughes Piano
Ed Cross Piano
Kyle Krishnamma – Hillier Drums
Abigail Finch Voice
Charlotte Parker Voice
Gareth Dinsdale Voice
Congratulations to everyone that auditioned. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to everyone. There will be a presentation for all participants along with commendations at The Final.
The Final is on Thursday 5 July at 7.30pm in S Block Hall. Tickets will be on sale nearer the time.
Music Exam Success
Congratulations to the following students who have recently passed instrumental music exams. If you have taken an exam and your name is not listed below, we would really like to know of your success. Huge congratulations to everyone.
Martha Stringer Grade 5 Clarinet (Jazz) Distinction
Harry Truelove Grade 3 Trumpet Distinction
Will Matthews Grade 2 Piano
Charlotte Beard Grade 1 Flute
Izzy Ledbury Grade 2 Sax (Jazz)
Abi Chapman Grade 4 Oboe Merit
Nat Holt Grade 1 Piano
Grace Alexander Grade 2 Sax Distinction
Tiana James Grade 1 K/Board Distinction
Holly Moxham Grade 4 Clarinet Distinction
Holly Leake Grade 1 Piano Distinction
Jack Chapman Grade 6 Trombone Merit
Amber Parsons Grade 3 Singing Merit
Caitlin Mitchell Grade 4 Flute
Bonnie Twine Grade 1 A. Guitar Distinction
Ben Candlin Grade 5 Sax
Lily Fossett Grade 5 Violin
Hannah Lias Grade 5 Flue Merit
Some excellent results at the Area Athletics Trials at Bath University on May 16th
|Year 7||Sasha Nugara||1st||1500 metres|
|James Utton||1st||200 metres|
|Luke Curtis||1st||1500 metres|
|Year 9||Jack Utton||1st||200 metres|
|Jack Utton||1st||High Jump|
|Jacob Payne||2nd||800 metres|
|Year 10||Kirsty Stanley||1st||1500 metres|
|Konrad Murawick*||1st||Long Jump|
|In Year 9 but competes as Year 10*|
|Year 11||Milo Pearson||1st||100 metres & Triple Jump|
All the above selected to compete in the County Championships at Salisbury on 16 June 2012.
Dates for the Diary
June 1 Term 5 ends
June 4-8 School Holiday
June 11 Term 6 begins
June 11 Year 12 return
June 13 4pm Music Instrumental Practice Platform –H29
June 26 1pm Olympics Sports day