Year 11 Student crowned British Champion
Year 11 student, Matthew Graham was crowned British Champion at the final of the Junior TKM Super One karting championships at the end of September. Matthew, who secured pole position for the final races of the championship, won the championships by a clear margin.
Both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button raced in the Junior TKM class in their younger days, so perhaps Matthew will enjoy similar success in his future racing career.
Boys and Girls U11 Football Festival
Twenty teams from our 10 partnership schools arrived on a windy, but thankfully dry, afternoon to take part in this very popular and competitive festival.
Ten teams of boys and ten teams of girls took part in interschool tournaments supported by parents and teachers alike, and organised by Mrs Phillips and her PE colleagues. Chipping Norton Year 12 Sports Leader students led the festival and had key roles refereeing, coaching and acting as officials. They worked very hard and as this is the first festival of the new school year every pupil did their absolute best.
Small Schools: Enstone – (this is a combined girls and boys tournament)
Big Schools: Charlbury Girls and Kingham Boys
Well done to all our students who took part in this festival; your hard work and dedication is wonderful. You are all a credit to your schools.
Art Student wins £300 Bursary
Congratulations to ex-student Zoe Foster who has been awarded a £300 bursary form The Cotswold Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Zoe has recently started a foundation course in graphic design at Oxford Brookes University and the bursary (which consists of vouchers from Broad Canvas Art School, book tokens from Waterstones and an Art Fund pass) will be a great help with her continuing art education.
Photo courtesy of Derek Cotterill
Sports Awards 2015
On Wednesday 16th September, Oxford United midfielder and ex-student Sam Humphreys was on hand to present the 7th annual sport awards at Chipping Norton School. He attended the evening to present the trophies to the students as a reward for their hard work and dedication to sport over the last school year.
Sam said ‘It’s great to come back to celebrate the success and present trophies to the students and I have really enjoyed the evening. It’s strange to think that just a few years ago I was sat in the audience hoping that my name was going to be called out to win an award’.
Awards were presented to the following students and teams:
Year 7: Maisie Frater and Theo Williams
Year 7 dedication to sport: Hannah Burman and Jamie Moores
Year 8: Eve Blake and Michael Evans
Year 8 dedication to sport: Emma Tompkins and Finnian Truelove
Year 9: Amelia Roberts and Lewis Harrison
Year 9 dedication to sport: Lydia Harding and Jack Tyler-Chamberlain
Year 10: Nicola Vincent and Giorgio Pieroni
Year 10 dedication to sport: Tia Edginton and Jonny Sokol
Senior: Rosie McCabe and Ben Proctor
Senior dedication to sport: Winnie Catling and Matt Wheeler
‘Team of the Year’: Yr 9 Rounders Team (Girls) and 1st XV Rugby (Boys)
Brenda Morris Award: Sarah Elliot
Dan Harman Award: Jordan Eriksen
New Student Council
On Wednesday 16th September, the newly elected Student Councillors met together for the first meeting of the year. During this meeting we were introduced to the new Head Boy and Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl and Head Boy and all four of our house captains.
Once everyone arrived and settled down, the head girl, Alice Abrey gave a brief description about the three key roles in student council. We then started electing our Treasurer, Secretary and PR Officer. It was great to see many of the new Year 7s eagerly put themselves forward for the three different roles. We voted and the candidates waited outside as the final decisions were made.
This year each of the key roles on the Student Council will have a Head and a Deputy. The following Student Councillors have been elected:
Treasurer (Head): TBC
Treasurer (Deputy): Charlotte Hope 7ES
Secretary (Head): Mackenzie Blacklock 11WN
Secretary (Deputy): George Stapleton 13S
PR Officer (Head): Amanda Antal 9SN
PR Officer (Deputy): Holly Ibrahim 8WS
Overall it was a great first meeting and the School Council is very excited for the school year ahead.