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First Give 2018

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
9MBR    Mind
9SAD     Enfield Caribbean Association
9AWI     Nightingale Cancer Support Centre
9KAN     Bikestormz

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!!!!

Mayor’s Award in Science

Two of our Year 12 Biology students proudly represented Chace at this years Major’s Award held at Middlesex University.
Both students undertook challenging and interesting science activities against students from other local schools. The academic staff and Phd students were extremely impressed with their work ethic and determination. They were a credit to Chace. A further congratulations to one of the students for coming 3rd in the competition!

Bronze DofE Practice Expedition

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.

First Give – 9LWI

9LWi have chosen to support a small local charity called “The Shane Project” for the First Give Programme.
They support those with MS and their families. 9LWi are very passionate about raising both awareness and money to support them. The main aim is to raise enough to help continue to fund Tai Chi and Reflexology classes. They have planned their own fundraising activities, including bike rides and sponsored silences.
A donation of any amount to support them and the charity would be extremely appreciated!
Please check out our page using this link:  https://uk.gofundme.com/9lwi-ms-matters  
Many thanks, the members of 9LWi.

Brilliant Club Graduation Ceremony

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.

Jack Petchey Winners

Last term we had 46 nominations for the Jack Petchey Award. All nominated students have been given 10 positive points as recognition for their endeavours. The student charities committee had a difficult time choosing the three worthy winners (photographed above with the headteacher) but felt that they were the most deserving on this occasion.
The winners were each given £250 to spend on an aspect of school life of their choosing. This time the students have nominated the PE and Spanish departments and would like new water fountains to be installed around the school.