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This week students in our feeder primary school's have began having visits from the Primary Liason teacher from Cherry Willingham Primary School. Every Year 6 student who has elected to come to Cherry Willingham Community School has a chance questions about the school and recieve information to help them to prepare for the next stage in their education at secondary school. Cherry Willingham Community School prides itself on being able to integrate primary school students from a large range of different primary schools when they join the school as a Year 7 in September.

The feeder primary schools that will be vistied include:

- Fiskerton Primary School

- Cherry Willingham Primary School

- Chad Varah Primary School

- St. Faiths Church of England Primary School

- Bardney Church of England and Methodist Primary School

- Nettleham Primary School

- Monks Abbey Primary School

- Manor Leas Primary School

- Westgate Academy

- Welton St. Mary's Primary School

- Ellison Boulters Primary School

- Saxilby Church of England Primary School

- Claypole Church of England Primary School

- Blakeney Primary School




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Year 9 were taken off timetable for a day so they could participate in the ‘It’s that easy’ curriculum activity day. The project is co-ordinated by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and involves organisation such as Lincolnshire Police (crime and anti-social behaviour), Lincolnshire Co-op (alcohol awareness), Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (internet safety), Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (arson) and Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (road safety).

Children attended each of the five sessions  - each presentation is arranged to help young people become more aware of the consequences of their actions on both themselves as individuals, their families, the victims and the community.

Feedback from the students was positive – the internet safety session appeared to be the most popular presentation and the children hopefully are far more aware of the consequences of what they put onto social media sites and also more aware of the risks they can face from using such websites.

"The internet one was the best because we learnt a lot about social media and it was very interesting. The video shown during the road safety presentation was very effective" - Kali


"The fire safety session made us think about the effects of playing with fire and was very interesting – we left wanting to know more which was good!" -  Freddie

A very positive day for all concerned!

Mr Radcliffe - Head of Year






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Mr Spence has been awarded the Lord Lieutenant's Certificate for his role out of school as part of the Army Reserve. Mr Spence, who is known as Major Spence by his soldiers within 147 Field Company in Scunthorpe had served in the regular army for more than 25 years, before joining the Army Reserve in 1999.

He said 'I'm extremely honoured to recieve this Award, and grateful to all the people who have supported my success."


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The whole cast of ‘Oliver!’ worked extremely hard, putting in hours of their time to create the best performance the school has ever seen. Both nights were filled with an eager audience, who afterwards, were surprised at the performance, saying that both the singing and acting were amazing and nothing like they expected. Over 200 tickets were sold over both nights in total, and people were even watching on both nights, after coming for the first performance and being thirsty for more!

Not only did the actors do very well, but the stage-hands also did a very good job and were the glue holding the performance together. All of the performers had a great passion for the play and enjoyed every second of rehearsal. For some of the performers in Year 11, it is their last performance in Cherry Willingham Community School, and they are upset about not being able to perform to their fellow students ever again, although they are excited for the things to come.

Both Mrs Clark and Mr Flowers are very proud of their team of performers, and were happy with the outcome. The actors presented Mrs Clark with a bouquet of flowers as a thank you, and also presented Mr Flowers with a bottle of wine.

The time it took to prepare the performance is phenomenal, considering the substantial outcome.   Although there were times where things got hard during rehearsals, the performers kept practicing over and over to perfect each of their scenes.

Overall, the performance of ‘Oliver!’ was second to none; leaving the audience gobsmacked as they exited the hall. It’ll be hard to beat, but bring on next year’s play!

Marcus Attia-Eason (Actor whom played the role of Fagin)


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For the second time, boys from Cherry Willingham Community School had a week in the eastern part of Spain. The boys were there to be coached by professionals and play football matches against local Spanish football teams. Mr Beesley said that 'the tour has been brilliant with the students being excellent throughout. They have worked really hard in training, and this had a positive impact on the way in which they played."

The main match of the tour was against SD Correnos (one of Valencia Club de Futbol youth teams). The team whom they were playing were on average two years older, and had not lost a game to a foregn team all season. Rhys scored a wonder goal in the first minute, but after three minutes Cherry Willingham Community School were 3 - 1 down.  The boys narrowly lost, but gained admiration from the local crowd for their effort.

To end the tour students had the opportunity to watch Valencia CF play Athletic Madrid in the Mestalla Stadium amoungst 50,000 crowd. A great experience that those involved will never forget. A fantastic way to end a successful tour.



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Sir Edward Leigh MP visited school to talk to some Religious Studies students about his work and current issues.  Topics ranged from local issues such as library closures to international concerns such as Ukraine and immigration.  The students appreciated Mr Leigh giving up his time to visit them and felt that being able to discuss such matters with someone who works in the Houses of Parliament was valuable.

Mr Frost - Religious Studies Teacher










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Cherry Willingham Community School hosted a collaborative music concert and art exhibition. The music concert involved students from local primary schools and Cherry Willingham Community School. Attendees to the event also had the opportunity to look at artwork created by local primary school children and GCSE Art students at Cherry Willingham Community School. The concert involved the following participants:



·         Dance by the Btec Performing Arts group

·         Bardney Primary School Performance

·         Fiskerton Primary School Performance

·         Cherry PrimarySchool Performance

·         Oliver Excerpt from the forth-coming Cherry Willingham Community School production                          












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Cherry Willingham Community School hosted the 'Celebrate Volunteering in Our Village' event where local members of the village community and students were presented with awards for volunteering in the community.

The event was organised jointly between the Parish Council, Cherry Willingham Community School and the local Community Partnership.

Additionally, community groups including the Twinning Association, School Governors and other community groups displayed information about what they were doing and what they had achieved in the past and their hopes for the future.

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This year’s school production will be held on Wednesday 30 April 2014 and Thursday 1 May 2014 at 7pm.

Students will be presenting ‘Oliver!’, the ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more.  It features a fantastic cast, memorable songs, and is hugely entertaining.  Our cast have worked hard to bring this production together and we very much look forward to sharing it with an audience.

Tickets for the performances are priced at £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for concessions.  If you wish to purchase tickets, please contact the school reception for further details.

Mrs Clark - English Teacher and School Production Director


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 The school will be fully open on 26th March 2014 when the National Union of Teachers have called for a national strike of their teaching members. The strike will have no impact on Cherry Willingham Community School so students will be expected to come to school as normal.

The extract below is taken from the NUT website at

"Commenting on the ongoing trade dispute between Michael Gove and the NUT, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers' union, said:

The NUT announced national strike action in England and Wales on 26 March as a result of the Education Secretary’s refusal to meet to discuss the matters over which both ourselves and the NASUWT are in dispute: pay, pensions, jobs and workload. Whilst Michael Gove, by accepting the recommendations of the STRB, has been prevented from making teachers’ conditions of service worse, nothing has changed for the better for teachers...

...The NUT has made clear that strike action on 26 March can be stopped if the Secretary of State addresses teachers’ concerns and engages in serious dialogue with the NUT on the matters of our dispute. The Education Secretary has offered a meeting with officials at the DfE on 25 February for all teacher unions to discuss talks about a wide range of matters. We will engage positively in this process but there is still no commitment to address the issues in dispute, only how the policies he has imposed will be implemented...

...Two in five teachers are leaving the profession within five years due to intolerable workload pressures, performance related pay, increased pensions contributions and working until 68. Our concerns have to be addressed if a crisis in teacher supply is to be avoided...

...It is not for us to comment on the decisions of other organisations but the NUT continue to believe that joint action by teacher unions is the best way to defend teachers and the education service...

...Now more than ever teaching unions need to stand together to defend the members we represent and to speak with one voice. The NUT is pleased to be hosting a conference on professional unity, open to all teachers and with speakers from other unions, on 1 March.”



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It has been confirmed that staff and students from our partnership school on the island of Tobago (Mason Hall Secondary School) will visit us this summer.  On the visit will be 4 staff members and 12 students. The group will arrive on Thursday 5th July and return to Tobago on Wednesday 9th July 2014. 

After the Easter holidays the school will be looking for volunteer host families who may be willing to host one of the students for their visit. If you are interested then please reply to the letter that will be handed to students after the Easter holiday.

The itiniary for the visit to be be finalised, however it will involve a mixture of being in school and visits to sights of interest. It is hoped that both visitors and host students will be able get involved in all the activities that will be organised. These may include a visit to RAF Cranwell, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and a day in London.

Mr Little -Teacher Responcible for School Partnerships


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Students completed a bicycle ride of 20 miles with three of their teachers to raise money for a football trip to Valencia in Spain during the month of April 2014. The bicycle ride was very eventful with a number of punctures that slowed the progress of some of the students.


The teachers involved (Mr Beesley, Mr Brewer and Miss Froggatt) praised all the boys for their efforts.


Many thanks for the sponsorship of all the boys involved. 


Mr Beesley - Physical Education Teacher

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The students were greeted by one of the staff from the University named Andy. He greeted the students and gave a presentatiuon about the University and raisedf some questions relating to the students futures. The students particularly appreciated this session; although they were shy at first, through interactive activities they became more talkative.


Our walk around some of the University College's and entry into areas of study revealed a lovely University and many mentioned how it was a learrning experience just to find out where everything was located.


Students were encouraged to think about their own efforts in class and about their own organisation in school and when completing school tasks outside of the classroom.


Students said of the day that "it was an eye-opener and one of the best one they have had so far to help them to think about their futures".


Mrs Camm said that "If we may, I’d like to bring some more students back next year".



Mrs Camm - French Teacher

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Students have visited the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham as part of their GCSE project work. History students visited the museum to research crime and punishment in preparation for GCSE revision wheile Leisure and Tourism students visited the museum to research it's role as a regional tourist attraction.

The museums curator said that "It was a pleasure to have such inquisitive students attend the museum. We love to see enthusiastic students using the museum for such educational purposes".

Mr Brewer -   Head of Year 11 and School Pastoral Leader

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The school has hosted the first of a series of Masthematics Challenge Competitions for years 3-6 in some of our local primary schools. It was the turn of the year 3’s first with students from Reepham Primary, Fiskerton Primary and Bardney Primary taking part in four rounds of questions and challenges.


The results were very close overall with two teams in joint second and third place throughout the competition. However, there was a clear leader in each of the rounds with Bardney Primary School students winning overall.


Students answered mental maths questions, took part in a visual challenge to work out how many triangles were in a picture and made their own shapes from multi-link cubes. The points from each week are going to be totalled and at the end of our 4 weeks we will have a winning primary school!


Let’s see if Bardney can continue their winning streak, or will the year 4’s from a different school prove more of a challenge for them next time?


Mrs Burrows - Assistant Headteacher

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Cherry Willingham Community School students were welcomed by staff and volunteers at York University to participate in workshops about chemical modelling.  The workshop focussed on the structure of organic compounds.


In addition, students were had the opportunity to sample the food on offer to students studying at the University when they were taken on a guided tour of the campus to get a feel for the kind of facilities and opportunities available. Students had the opportunity to ask questions of the staff and volunteers about studying at the university, studying at a higher institution and life for students at the university.  


Mr Atkin - Science Teacher

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The internationally recognised artist Philip Cox has returned to Cherry Willingham Community School to once again work with the Art DEpartment. He was mentoring students as part of a second workshop day – the students card celebrity characters are really coming on.

Just wait until they are completed and on show at our end of year exhibition in July when we put on our Summer Arts Evening!


Mrs Capp - Art Teacher




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Seven boys from Years 7 and 8 took part in the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue's 'Firebreak' programme. The course takes place at a working fire station and enables the students to become trainee firefighters. The course offers the opportuinity to be involved in physical challenges, a chance to learn firefighting skills, first aid and develop communication as part of working in a team. The boys found the experience really positive and were congratulated on the way that they participated and took the opportunity to learn new skills.

Mrs Burrows - Assistant Headteacher

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The Year 10 girls football team has had a fantastic season winning all their games. The results for the 2013-14 season are below:

Cherry Willingham   10 - 6     Lincoln Christs Hospital School.

Cherry Willingham     9 - 2    William Farr

Minster School          0 -  8    Cherry Willingham

Cherry Willingham    16 - 1    Branston Community School

Cherry Willingham    14 - 1    St Peter St Paul 

Cherry Willingham     1 - 0     Trent Valley Academy

The players who were so successul included Chloe, Jazmin, Penny, Stephanie, Olivia and Fern (goalkeeper). The top scorer for the team was Olivia, followed by Chloe. Congratulations to all the team on a brilliant season.

Miss Froggatt - Physical Education Teacher 


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Three students from Cherry Willingham Community School were guests on the afternoon show hosted by  William Wright. The students named Gemma, Annalise and Chloe were accompanied 'On Air' by their teacher Mr Brewer. They were on the radio station to talk about the dangers of train level crossings, and in particular the dangers related to the old style level crossing in the village of Cherry Willingham. The cross ing in the village only has one-sided barriers that block one side of the road, rather than creating a complete barrier across the whole road.

The radio interview follows from a week of awareness events at the school that culminated in Network Rail giving a presentation to the whole school about railway line and rail crossing safety.

Mr Brewer - Head of Year 11 and School Pastoral Leader


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