180 students accompanied by 36 members of staff enjoyed a fun packed Tolmers camp where our new Year 7 students got to know each other. It was a successful trip with activities including archery, high ropes, kayaking, rafting, orienteering, initiative exercises, sports competition, night navigation exercise and a campfire spread over 2 days with sleeping in tents.
Well done to the 16 Bronze Duke of Edinburgh students that completed their 2-day qualifying expedition at the weekend covering a gruelling 15 mile hike in the sweltering sun and temperatures in excess of 30C. All showed great teamwork and determination to complete it in the heat.
First Give is an educational school programme which helps young people use their time and talent to improve their community. At Chace, students in Year 9 spend 2 months during Life Skills lessons identify a soical issue in our community, engage with a local charity that address them
Students select a charity and then produce engaging presentations that champions their chosen charity to complete in the School Final in order to complete for a grant for their charities and win £1,000.
The 8 charities that were represented this year were:
9DKO Enfield Charitable Trust
9AFG Age UK, Enfield
9DDO Cancer Research UK, Enfield
9LWI The Shane Project
9SAD Enfield Caribbean Association
9AWI Nightingale Cancer Support Centre
As well as producing a presentation, groups have to get involved in some social action. This
ranged from voluntary work, promoting the work the charity and fundraising.
Over £2000 was raised by our Year 9 students this year which will go towards helping chairities in our local community.
This years final took place on Wednesday 13 June were representatives from the charities attended as well as local community representatives which made up the external judging panel.
All groups should be proud of the work they have done over the pass 2 months however the overall winner of this years First Give Award went to 9LWI. The charity received £1000 from First Give as well as 9LWI raising a staggering £704 from the social action they took part in.
Well done Year 9!!!!
Year 12 Biology students gaining hands on experience at the Centre of Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control using their specialised labs to fine tune their practical skills in relation to Aseptic techniques and learn about the work of the Public Health organisation.
On Wednesday 23rd May the Drama Department took a group of GCSE and A-level Drama students to see ‘Chicago’ at the Phoenix Theatre in London. The show starred Cuba Gooding Jnr and was thoroughly enjoyed by students and staff!
During a maths lesson this week four Year 7 students created an escape room experience for their class. They created a fun lesson full of science and maths questions and riddles. The students organised the everything themselves during break, lunchtime and after school sessions. Their hard work and creativity really paid off because everyone enjoyed the experience.
Well done to the 18 students that have successfully completed their Bronze Practice Expedition this weekend in Hertfordshire accompanied by Mr Ranford, Mr Maunder, Ms Wilson and Mr Levi. We are looking forward the the Qualifying Expedition in July and hoping for the great weather again.
Participants of the prestigious Brilliant Club Scholars Programme graduated with flying colours last week. As a reward for excellent results, students attended a celebratory ceremony at the University of Oxford. It is great to see Chace students aspiring to go off to top universities in the future; being the best that they can be.