Newsletter March 2014

ippCorsham School Master Class at Marco Pierre White Rudloe Hall
A level Food Technology Students from The Corsham School went to Rudloe Arms on Tuesday 4th March 2014 to attend a Master Class with some of Marco Pierre-White Head Chefs.
Roz Coombe from Year 12 said “We were taught how to make a 3 course meal, splitting into different groups to practise a range of different skills. We then served ourselves and enjoyed eating the end results we produced. We found this particularly interesting as it was amazing how all the skills and sensory characteristics came together.
The chefs were very insightful and we found it interesting how honed their skills were, after so much practice, for example how fast they were at chopping etc. The food was absolutely amazing and very different to what I expected. We all enjoyed it immensely.
The experience was something myself and my class-mates really enjoyed and has made me personally more interested in the subject I am studying after getting some hands-on experience in an actual kitchen, with people who have real knowledge of their profession”.
This session was yet another activity organised by the school to inspire our students towards their future careers.

Physical Education
After Corsham’s successful performance at the recent County Championships two of our pupils, Jade Littlechild Year 8 and Jesse Bacon Year 11 went onto compete at the Southwest Cross Country Championships on February 8th at King’s Park in Bournemouth.
Both students ran really well on a demanding course with Jade finishing 19th and Jesse finishing 25th.
As a result both Jade and Jesse have been selected to represent Wiltshire at the English Schools’ National Cross Country Championships at Castle Donington, Leicestershire on March 14th.

Utton RugbyYear 9 student, James Utton has been selected to join Bath Rugby’s Elite Player Development programme for the U14 age group. James represents Dorset & Wiltshire at County level and plays for Chippenham RFC. James’ invitation followed a number of County selection trials with other players from Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. James will now train weekly with U14’s group. The objective of the Academy is to provide a coaching, conditioning and education programme to improve the performance of identified potential elite rugby players to their optimum.
James now joins his older brother Jack (Year 11) who has been with the Bath EPDG group for the past two years and has been recently selected to join the U18’s group.

Drama
KS4 and KS5 Theatre Trip
As superb preparation for their own exam performances, students from Years 10 to 13 had the opportunity to visit Bristol to enjoy ‘As You Like It’ by the renowned Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory, on Thursday 13th March. You can view a trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja1Gpn8lpBs

★★★★
The Times
: Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory begin its fifteenth year in business with an enchanting staging of this comedy… I’ve seen brasher, bigger productions of this play that never came close to the sense of discovery and joy that this offers. (Dominic Maxwell 21.02.14)

University Fair
The school held an extremely successful and well-attended University Fair on Monday March 2nd. The event was aimed at Years 10, 11 and 12 and we were delighted that so many Universities responded.

Staff Stars in Their Eyes
Yet another memorable evening of staff starring as Pop Stars for charity!
DVDs are available (from the School Shop at break time for £2) if you missed the evening or want to relive some of the highlights. All proceeds go to charity.

Dates for the diary
March 17th– 23rd– German Exchange group are here
March 21st-22nd– A’level Buddhism trip, Devon
March 25th– from 5.00pm Y7 Parents’ Evening
March 26th– Y11 Drama Performance exam
March 26th-3.30pm KS3 Music performing workshop
March 27th –GCSE Music recording day