Learning in Lockdown - click here for our new gallery!
The volume of work flooding into our ‘Exemplary Lockdown Learning’ inbox has returned to normal and, this week, we have been inundated once again. The publication of large volumes of Government guidance in respect of the return to school in September and changes in subject content and examination specifications has not diminished staff’s appetite to celebrate excellent work and endeavour. No doubt, many students featured in this week's gallery will go on to receive Headteacher e-Commendations in the coming weeks too. Thus far, 875 Headteacher Commendations have been issued and we very much hope that students and parents have enjoyed receiving these.
We would like to congratulate all our students who participated in the UK Maths Challenge. The circumstances of their participation were certainly very different to the usual student experience but we are delighted that so many students chose to participate and we again had many awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
The History Department has continued to be highly impressed by the thoughtful way in which students have engaged with their Greatest Black Briton assignment and the exceptional research that has informed some very considered and original responses. Furthermore, our Year 7 students have really embraced the opportunity to investigate social and economic History by examining the divide between rich and poor in 19th Century London - a topic that continues to be pertinent today, of course.
Our Science Department has enjoyed sharing the work that students have been undertaking in a collaborative project with Geography; students have been exploring the properties and recycling of metals from both a scientific and geographical perspective.
The end-of-term may be drawing near but energy certainly does not appear to be flagging. We have received some wonderful compositions and performances, particularly from our Music Technology students. The Design and Technology Department has also been delighted with the fitness tracker designs that students have been formulating. Enthusiasm for this project appears to be very high and, hopefully, has been inspired not only by Joe Wicks and his relentless pursuit of engaging the nation in physical activity, but also by our own promotion of sport. Participation in our Virtual Sports Day certainly did not disappoint either and we very much enjoyed seeing examples of students’ (and staffs’!) physical endeavour from the photos and videos that we received.
The end of term is approaching rapidly and we could not be more excited at the prospect of welcoming all our students back to our campus in September. However, we will be sharing more examples of student brilliance before the term concludes and we hope that our entire Calthorpe community will enjoy our Annual Awards Ceremony, in a virtual and by-House format this year, on the final day of term.