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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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BTEC art students currently studying their 3D unit had the pleasure of working with artist Philip Cox. Constructing with corrugated card and glue guns the 23 students began creating large 3D celebrities. Philip’s sculptural pieces are made only from paper – no paint at all – corrugated card, paper pulp and recycled papers to add the colour.

 

Philip is going to be joining the Art Department later in January where students will begin the pulp phase. This gives the students two weeks to progress their designs between his workshops.

 

All students were totally engaged and had a great day!

 

Mrs C. Capp (Head of Art)

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On Wednesday 29 January 2014 students and staff at the school will be holding a clothes collection. We are therefore asking that if you have any spare clothing (adults or children sized), bedding, soft toys, paired shoes, hats or handbags then please bring it to school so it can be recycled. Please do not bring bric-a-brac as this can not be recycled.

Clothes can be brought to school either on Wednesday 29 January 2014 or in the days before. We appreciate that many of the students arriving at school come by bus, therefore the school can also arrange collection if the quanity of clothes is substancial. This can be arranged in advance by contacting the school either by email or telephone.

Stuart - Student responcible for organising the clothing collection.

 

 

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One of our aspiring fashion design students named Jorji is intending to study fashiopn at Lincoln College. Her Art Textiles teacher Mrs Capp suggested that she completed a mood board and design ideas for the Fashion Design Competition 2014 as it would be an excellent way to braoden her skills and provide work for her interview portfolio. The theme of the competition was 'Design for an Icon' with Jorji's inspiration being the capital city of Paris. Her work for the competition was completed after-school in the Art Department; this in addition to her GSCE studies.

Today, the school has been informed that Jorji has been chosen as one of the 10 finailists, and will now have to bring her designs to life and make the clothes!

Potentially, Jorji's work could be on display at the Fashion and Embroidery shows at the NEC Birmingham and Excel London centres. Well done Jorji.

 

 

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Staff and students have received a thank you letter from the Nomad Trust for their help in providing a food donation for the charity in the week before Christmas. The letter stated that:

“On behalf of the service users, volunteers, staff and Trustees, I would like to thank you for the kind donation of the food which we recently received.

It is with the on-going support of individuals, churches, schools, businesses and groups that we are able to continue our work with the homeless and needy”.

The Nomad Trust is a Christian based registered charity which provides welfare services in the City of Lincoln for those who are homeless or otherwise in need. The Nomad Trust upholds the worth and dignity of all individuals and asserts that everyone should have the basic essentials of life, not least companionship.

Mr Brewer - Head of Year 11

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Wowwww!  What an amazing finale to the autumn term! The staff production of 'Sleeping Beauty' was a marvellous success. A combination of talent show and story telling.

The Headteacher was the performance's narrator, while both Deputy Heads had staring roles as the 'Good Fairy' and 'Bad Fairy' respectively.  Mr Flowers, as Sleeping Beauty herself was a true revelation.

Unfortunately, words can not possibly give justice to the performance; suffice to say that we hope that the students enjoyed the show and that everyone at Cherry Willingham wish all our friends a Merry Christmas!

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Art Textiles students have been praised after the initial after their initial assessment feedback for their coursework. The students work was was on the theme of 'Landscape'.

The Art Textiles teacher, Mrs Capp said that 'The display in the yellow tech room looks awesome'. Emma's work based on a 3D textile project has a safe home on the Headteachers' coffee table!

Mrs Capp now believes that the 'sewing machines have earned a two week rest now – bless them!'

Well done to the textiles girls!

 

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Students from Cherry Willingham Community School enjoyed the annual Christmas Service at the St. Peter and St. Paul church in Cherry Willingham. The students walked down to the church accompanied by the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and staff. On arrival they heard music being led by Mr Flowers, the school's Head of Music.

During the service 'the students sang beautifully' with Hollie singing a solo. Head Boy Ryan and Head Girl Olivia also took part reading passages from the Christmas story. Reverend Penny Green complimented the students on their excellent behaviour and all involved thought it was a great event.

Mr Snee - Deputy Headteacher

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Year 11 students had the opportunity to experience what it is like to be interviewed by professional business leaders. The day was part of the students careers education programme at the school.

Students had to prepare a curriculum vitae, read interview preparation materials and finally dress in an appropriate manner for their assigned interview time. Interviews were then conducted by business leaders from the Lincolnshire Co-Op and LAGAT (a local Lincolnshire training provider).

The day has been a great success with comments from the students being very positive in terms of what they have learnt and how they can improve when they have to undertake another interview, perhaps for Lincoln College or an apprenticeship.

Mr Brewer - Head of Year 11

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An extract received today on behalf of Nettleham Parish Council in relation to students helping with the villages Neighbourhood Plan consultation:

“Thank you, and thank your students for this wide-ranging and useful set of ideas. These are from a very different starting-point to that of the older people who have been contributing to this consultation. The illustration is helpful too                                         

Several of the proposals are 'right outside the box' which is exactly what we'd hoped for. I will ensure that the CWCS contribution is aired at the next meeting of the working party”.

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Nettleham Parish Council asked students who lived in the village to provide feedback in a consultation about the future direction of development in the village. The students met during the afternoon of Tuesday 11 December 2013 and agreed the following points should be submitted to the Parish Council:

·        More retail facilities.

·        Skate park or BMX cycle track near to or located at Mulsanne Park recreation area.

·        Cycle Lanes within the village that could include sharing of pedestrian footpaths. Lines could divide shared cycle lane and footpaths. This would encourage more sustainable transport within the village.

·        Electric charging points for vehicles next to the Co-Op, in the Co-Op carpark, outside the primary school and at Mulsanne Park recreation area. This would encourage electric vehicle adoption in the village and create less pollution.  

·        ‘Boris Bikes’ hire cycling scheme locations that link to the scheme in Lincoln. This would encourage sustainable transport in the village and within the Lincoln area.

·        Additional housing, with 25% being ‘affordable housing’ for local people.

·        New housing should have a minimum of two off-street car parking. Most dwellings now have two cars. This would keep the roads clear of parked cars that therefore improves safety on the roads.  

·        All new houses should have solar panels for hot water and electricity. Electricity prices are only going to increase, while using fossil fuels is time limited.

·        Create a new business park along A46 for employment opportunities for local people. Therefore encouraging sustainable living.

·        New road to the east of the village to alleviate traffic going through the village. To be paid for from developers contributions from building houses.

 

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In October this year, some of our year 8 and 9 students took part in a national poetry competition. They were asked to write an original poem based on a theme of their choice. After receiving thousands of entries from across the country, sixty-one of our students have been selected to have their poems published in a publication entitled, ‘The Power of Poetry’. This will be printed and available to buy at the beginning of 2014. A fantastic achievement that will, hopefully, inspire them to write again.

This is a unique opportunity for these students to see their work in print, a great experience at this age, which we hope will build confidence in their writing ability. Huge congratulations to them all.

Mrs Deighton – Head of English

 

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Cherry Willingham Community School students who live in the village of Nettleham had the opportunity to listen to a presentation by a representative from the villages’ Neighbourhood Planning Group.  The students have been invited to provide feedback to the Group and help shape the formation of the new planning document.

The completed neighbourhood plan is a right for a local community to shape the development of where they live and work as introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Cherry Willingham Community School Students will be able to be part of the consultation process in preparation for the Nettleham Neighbourhood Planning Groups production of their Neighbourhood Development Plans.

Neighbourhood Development Plans will become part of the Local Plan and the policies contained within will be used in the determination of planning applications. Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders allow communities to grant planning permission either in full or in outline for the types of development they want to see in their areas.

People have often found it difficult to have a meaningful say in the planning process and more often than not are reacting to development proposals in isolation. However, the policies produced cannot block development that is already part of an areas wider Local Plan. What they can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like.

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The route of the new eastern bypass was initially planned to intersect Hawthorn Road just outside Lincoln. This had caused a great deal of concern in the community and directly affects a large number of our school pupils who walk or cycle along Hawthorn Road from the Carlton or Bunkers Hill areas of Lincoln. Under the original plans pedestrians and cyclists would have to walk up to the roundabout and cross the bypass in order to get to Cherry which is clearly not safe. The school along with many others in the community raised objections to the County Council’s plans.

Today, the school received a letter from Lincolnshire County Council which confirms that they are now planning to build a bridge across the new bypass that follows the line of the current Hawthorn Road. This bridge will enable pedestrians and cyclists to travel safely from Lincoln to Cherry Willingham. Deputy Headteacher Mr Snee said:

“We were very concerned about the Council’s plans and we had several conversations with the planners at Lincolnshire County Council. The idea of having a bridge there was discussed and we are really pleased that that is now part of the plan. The whole community came together to raise concerns over this and it is good to know that there will now be a safe route for our students and other members of the public”.

Martin Snee - Deputy Headteacher

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All Year 11 students organised a fundraising day in aid of Children in Need and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for the millions of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

It has become an annual tradition of the school that Year 11 students organise a fundraising event in aid of Children in Need, however due to the recent media images and stories from the Philppines students wanted to share any monies raised with the Disaster Emergency Committee appeal.

Fundraising activities took place during the morning with the Year 11 students raising just under £1000 for the two charities. All students at school had the opportunity to get involved in the fundraising by participating in apple bobbing competitions, face-painting, sporting challenges, music challenges and buy specially created cakes and other culinary creations from the food stalls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs Capp attended a large national convention of art teachers through the NSEAD at the National Gallery in London on Saturday 9 November 2013. The emphasis was on the importance of drawing within art; because Mrs Capp has been focussing on this topic through the TEA programme (Thinking Expression Action in Drawing) which has been funded by the Campaign for Drawing. Mrs Capp has written two case studies on this and was asked to present a workshop for delegates during the day. Mrs Capp put together a presentation on how GCSE Textiles students use drawing as a process in art so the 'I can't draw' phrase tends to disappear. She took examples from GCSE Textiles students (Stephanie, Abigail, Olivia and Emma which were well received by other teachers from all over the country; some took photographs and wanted Mrs Capp to visit their schools with her enthusiasm and techniques.

Mrs Capp said that “It's amazing to think that drawing isn't about art at all. Drawing is defined as 'meaningful marks made on paper' and it seems more people need to be informed that drawing is to seeing what writing is to thinking”.

Member of Parliament, Helen Goodman spoke at this conference and said 'Our public needs to be visually literate and hence a broad curriculum is needed”. The creative sector in the United Kingdom is one of the largest industries we have, and every designer of anything has to be able to draw! Where would our world be without those who can draw?

 

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Cherry Willingham School Governors have unanimously decided not to accept the Secretary of State’s offer to become an Academy status school. The School had worked on its application over the past two years; however during this time frame the funding mechanisms associated with of moving to Academy status have changed.

The Governors of the school, in conjunction with the Headteacher decided not to convert to academy status. The decision was reached after a thorough investigation of the incentives and available funding for improvements the school would receive had the school changed status. The Governors assessed the benefits to the school in the short-term and decided that they were limited; while the medium term and long-term benefits were difficult to judge. With this uncertainly about future funding of the school the decision was taken to withdrawal its notice to change to Academy status.  

Mrs E. Stiles - Headteacher of Cherry Willingham Community School

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Rotary International in Britain organises an annual cookery competition for young people aged 11 to 17, sponsored by Filippo Berio.  A year 8 student named Gemma represented Cherry Willingham Community School on Saturday in the initial heat for the Lincoln area a competition.

The emphasis of the competition is on healthy eating and cooking within a budget, and using locally sourced food where possible.  Entrants are asked to prepare a two course meal for two people (main course and dessert) costing no more than £10 and are given two hours.  Marks are given for choice of menu, skills used and attention to hygiene, as well as presentation.

As a year 8 she was the youngest competitor and produced a great menu gaining praise from the judges and gaining the runners-up position for the competition. Well done!

Miss Britt - Food Technology Teacher

 

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It only seems like five minutes ago that I had a full cast from ‘Bugsy Malone’ asking me, “Please Miss, can we do another one?”  Now, feeling fully revived from the success of ‘Bugsy’, the response to their question is “Yes! We can and we will do another one!”  So here it is, in 2014, Cherry Willingham Community School will present the musical, ‘Oliver!’

We had a busy day of auditions on Wednesday 30 October, with both myself and Mr Flowers having the pleasure of listening to over fifty students individually sing such songs as ‘I’d Do Anything’ and re-create monologues from the famous musical.  The standard, as always, was incredibly high, and as we left to go home that night, we knew we had a tough decision making weekend ahead (think judges houses on ‘X Factor’, and then treble it!).

Eventually, after much bickering (as you’d expect from two Drama Queens), we came to our final list, and as I sit and write this, students found out this morning who had secured a place in the cast.  As with every audition process, there was some disappointment amongst students, but no one should feel disheartened, everyone who auditioned should feel proud of themselves.

So, now we have an Oliver, a scheming Fagin and an evil Bill Sykes, the hard work begins.  We have 20 busy weeks of rehearsals.  That means 20 weeks of singing some fabulous songs, 20 weeks of working with a new ‘cast family’ and most importantly, 20 weeks of fun!

I’ll keep you updated on our progress.

Mrs Clark - Drama Teacher and School Production Performance Director

 

 

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