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Sixth Form Applications
The deadline for online Sixth Form applications is Thursday 8th January 2015.
Coming soon: Sweeney Todd
Students and staff have been working tirelessly to bring this gruesome production to our school stage. We will be running it for three nights only; Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th February 2015 in the main hall at 7.00 pm.
Before the performances begins, the audience will have an opportunity to buy ‘the best pies in Chipping Norton’ (no human remains guaranteed!) and also to enjoy the thrill of seeing a real ‘Demon Barber’ (Gareth Clark) giving a demonstration of shaving with a ‘cut-throat’ razor.
Tickets are now available from the finance office:
Family (2 adults,2 children): £30
We look forward to seeing you at a performance.
Year 12 Dance Leaders work with Holy Trinity Year 3 pupils
On Wednesday 14th January Miss Homer and her Year 12 Dance Leaders went to Holy Trinity School to lead a Dance Workshop based on the theme of ‘Space’.
The Year 3 pupils warmed up with our Year 12 Dance Leaders using the parachute which resulted in lots of smiley faces and great excitement. After the warm up they learnt a small dance routine based on the subject of space before dividing into small groups and practising a short dance with the Dance Leaders to perform to their peers at the end of the session. Thank you Holy Trinity School for hosting the workshop and for providing such a fantastic group of Year 3 pupils.
Our Year 12 students had worked very hard over the last few months devising this brilliant workshop. All of the young people gained a massive amount from taking part in it.
English Able Gifted and Talented Workshop
Year 4/5 pupils from our ten primary partnership schools attended an Able Gifted and Talented English Workshop run by Mr Gent (Head of English), Mr Long and Mrs Summers, English teachers at Chipping Norton School. The theme of the workshop was ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’.
The pupils enjoyed learning about the characters in the story and took part in lots of different activities to enhance their learning. They really enjoyed writing poems and devising a freeze frame of a small part of the play. The children had great fun using their imagination and learning at the same time. They worked with great enthusiasm.
Extra Time LAMDA at Chipping Norton School
At the beginning of the academic year, twelve Year 9 students started the Extra Time LAMDA Club. The club involves students with an interest in acting, preparing and rehearsing monologues and/or duologues for an exam to an external examiner, with the intention of progressing from Grade 1 up to Grade 8 (the Gold medal award). Before Christmas, the members of the club took their LAMDA exams; the results of the exams were very impressive with 4 students passing with ‘Distinction’ and 8 students passing with ‘Merit’. Well done to all students involved; what a fantastic result!
LAMDA will run again in the summer term.
CNPS Year 3/4 Ball Skills Festival
Year 3 and 4 pupils from St Mary's, Hook Norton, Holy Trinity and Great Rollright schools came to Chipping Norton School and took part in the Ball Skills Festival. This festival was led by our Year 11 PE students.
The primary pupils were split into Country Teams so that the schools were mixed up, giving children an opportunity to make new friends and work as a team. The pupils started off by warming up, and then were asked to do activities such as throwing, jumping and activities which help them to improve their ball skills. One of the big events of the festival was the Bench Ball Tournament. Everyone really enjoyed this.
The winners of the festival were Hook Norton and Great Rollright Schools. Thank you to all the teachers, staff and young people who took part in this event. You were all fantastic.