Our talented and brave Year 8 and 9 students faced seven other Enfield schools in the finals of the Mayor’s Debate Award. It was a fierce competition and our students strongly debated the issues of capital punishment and political leadership. Though we were not winners this year, they certainly represented Chace in an outstanding way showing confidence and courage.
The Rotary Club of Bush Hill Park annually present the Martin Heraud award to students whose perseverance and sense of endeavour have enabled progress during the course of the school year. This year’s worthy winner is seen receiving his award from Mr Ernie Russell.
Year 12 have had a busy week, beginning to prepare for their journey beyond Chace. Last Friday, they visited the North London Higher Education Fair, held at Middlesex university, where they were able to speak to over sixty universities and apprenticeship providers about their options and today we had over 20 professionals visit us, giving Year 12 the opportunity to find more about careers in a wide range of areas including Aerospace Engineering, Firefighting, Investment Banking, Architecture, Law and Performing Arts. All of our visitors were incredibly impressed with the professionalism, enthusiasm and confidence displayed by our students – well done Year 12.
Thank you on behalf of the Drama Department to the friends, family and teachers of Year 9 Drama students who attended this year’s Drama Festival. The night showcased some amazing talent from year 9 students who performed their monologue or duologue performances studied during their Drama lessons. They have made us all incredibly proud and have received glowing praise from those who came along to watch! Money raised from the event will be going to ‘Refuge’.
Year 8 and 9 pupils involved in ‘Brilliant Club’ had a taste of the life of a university medical student when they attended lectures and seminars at the Guys Hospital campus of Kings College London.
Students were challenged and stretched throughout the day and clearly thrived under the pressure. The tutor working with them was very impressed with the quality of their work and attitude to learning.
Students involved in the new ‘Chace University’ took part in a seminar on ‘Visual illusions in Psychology’ this week. Ms Legg, who led the session, was very impressed with the extremely high standards of work the students produced in their presentations.
A team from Year 8 and Year 9 are heading to the finals of the Mayor’s Debate Award in March. This is after representing the school in an intense debate about whether students should have complete free choice in their GCSE options.