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Sixth Form Open Evening


Thursday 20th November 2014



Starting with an Introductory Presentation at 6pm in the Main Hall given by the Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form and Senior Students


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Chipping Norton Partnership of Schools U11Girls’and Boys’ Hockey Tournament

U11 hockey tournamentWell done to all the pupils who took part in the hockey tournament; you all played extremely well and as always there was a highly competitive spirit between the schools. The tournament was successfully refereed by CNS Year 12 Sports leader supported by Mrs Phillips and Mrs Fisher. The winners of the tournament are:-

Big Schools           Boys       Holy Trinity
                           Girls        Kingham

Small Schools       Boys       Enstone
                           Girls       Great Tew

Congratulations to all the teams who took part, you were brilliant. Thank you to all staff and parents who came along to support a great sporting event.

Family Focus DT Workshop: 'Build a Trebuchet'

family focus trebuchetDr Butt and our Design & Technology teachers led a very popular workshop which really brought out the competitive spirit in our Partnership families. The families were shown how to make a medieval trebuchet, and then took part in a competition to see who could fire a missile the furthest. This task allowed parents and children to work using a range of tools and encouraged their development of practical skills.

Did you know…at the height of its power the trebuchet was an unstoppable force and the equivalent of today’s long range artillery cannons. Not only were rocks and stones fired at castle walls, but also manure and dead animals; this was to encourage the spread of disease in besieged castles. All in all, a very deadly weapon. of practical skills. Congratulations to everyone who took part.
Did you know......
At the height of it's power the Trebuchet was an unstoppable force and the equivalent of today's long range artillery cannons.
Not only were rocks and stones fired at castle walls, but also manure and dead animals, this was to encourage the spread of disease in besieged castles. All in all a very deadly weapon.
Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Congratulations to everyone who took part.

Lighting the Fire


Saturday 22nd November

Chipping Norton School is organising an exciting event for curious kids, parents and teachers - to listen, talk, and learn about how lives can be changed by new ideas and how learning can happen – to anyone, anywhere. 

A programme of 15-minute inspirational presentations will feature outstanding speakers, talking about their lives, their work and how they got to where they are today. Guests include Dame Helena Kennedy, human rights lawyer and Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford; Cecilia Macfarlane, dance artist and founder of Oxford Youth Dance; Professor Peter Dobson OBE, advisor and researcher on nanotechnology; Lucia Conconi, Formula One engineer; Emily Jones, Lecturer in Modern History; Professor Lesley Page, President of the Royal College of Midwives; Alex Monroe, internationally renowned jewellery designer; Professor Chris Lintott, astrophysicist and BBC presenter of The Sky at Night and Hattie Callery, ex CNS, working in theatre production with Fuel Theatre and Theatre503.  Current Chipping Norton students will also be speaking.   

The day’s rich mix of food and conversation will include a big sit-down lunch for speakers and audience, meeting in a relaxed and fun atmosphere - just part of a programme aimed to fire everyone up with the confidence to do their own thing, whatever that may be. 

We are proposing to broadcast the event live via the school website.

'Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire' W.B Yeats

Family Focus Art workshop: 'Create a Grand Master'

family focus grand masterFamilies worked together to create their version of the artist Georges Seurat’s ‘Bathers at Asnieres’. The picture was created using a technique where ‘our budding artists’ painted with sponges. The artist was one of the pioneers of the technique of painting known as pointillism, although he was inspired by the impressionist movement. It was great fun, not only taking part in creating a picture together, but also learning some interesting facts about an Old Master. Congratulations to everyone at Chipping Norton Partnership; you were fantastic and of course the masterpiece will be displayed in Chipping Norton School in the near future.

CNS triumph in West Oxfordshire U13 Rugby Tournament

Burford bruised, Box battered and Bartholomew beaten as Chippy storm to victory in the Under 13 District rugby finals. On Thursday 16th October on a blustery afternoon the squad came together to play some wonderful rugby, first defeating Marlborough with some brutal forward play and clever footwork from an inform backline. Next to succumb were Henry Box with a close match settled with only 1 try from Michael Evans. We finished with a tight derby match against Burford. A single try from Stan Norman proved decisive and secured us as champions for the first time since 2011.

Text courtesy of Joe Clarke (Year 8 Boys' rugby team captain)

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