Year 11 students from Chapel-en-le-Frith welcomed national charity The Teenage Cancer Trust into school last week to present them with a cheque for £2591 The money, raised largely from a sponsored walk involving almost all of the year group, will go to support the funding of specialist cancer units for 12 to 25-year-olds.
Accepting the cheque on the charity's behalf, Teenage Cancer Trust Education and Advocacy manager, Kelly Scott said: "As a charity which relies upon fundraising in order to continue our work helping young people fight cancer, we are delighted to accept this donation from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School. We cannot thank the pupils enough for their hard work and support."
Science teacher Mark Jones organised the walk and encouraged the participation of the students. He said "I am so proud of our students raising so much money for such a worthwhile charity. It’s good to know that their efforts will make a real difference to the lives of young people suffering from cancer.
Headteacher Simon Grieves added “We are always delighted to support a worthy cause like the Teenage Cancer Trust which does so much good work. The school has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the Trust since our first involvement with them in 1998; we look forward to many more years of working together to support young people.”
Can a girl from Little Rock find happiness with a mature French planter she got to know one enchanted evening away from the military hospital where she is a nurse? Or should she just wash that man out of her hair?
Students and staff at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School excelled themselves in their recent production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical, “South Pacific”. A cast and crew of 90 students performed to packed evening audiences and gave two well-received matinees to local primary schools.
The enjoyment and engagement of everybody involved shone through, showcasing the talents of singers, musicians, actors and dancers alike. It was particularly inspiring to see students of all ages working together. There were many standout performances from the principals but the overall impression was of a strong, committed ensemble. A live band accompanied the show throughout – an impressive achievement for any high school. The energy and enthusiasm of everyone was evident right from the opening number as audiences were transported to an island paradise.
Congratulations are due to all involved, including producers, Steph Bramwell, Jayne Marling and Zoey Vickers as well as musical directors, Andrea Wright and Sarah Ledbury, all of whom are taking drama and music at the school from strength to strength.
At Chapel-en-le-Frith High School we believe that improving the literacy skills of our students is extremely important in giving them the best chance of succeeding throughout their education and in their future education and careers. Research shows that the single most effective way to improve literacy skills is by improving reading skills by reading regularly.
In order to encourage students to develop a life-long love of reading, and improve their literacy skills into the bargain, we give many of our students the opportunity to follow the Accelerated Reader programme during year 7, 8 and 9. Throughout this programme students are set personal targets to achieve and we offer many rewards and treats along the way to encourage students. Several local businesses have agreed to support us with this programme and have generously contributed donations of vouchers, prizes and money in order to help us to improve the provision of books and rewards for students taking part in the Accelerated Reading programme. We would like to thank the businesses listed below for their support in promoting literacy at Chapel-en-le-Frith High:
Hand Picked by Henrietta, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Reading Matters, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Cemex, Dove Holes
Tesco, Whaley Bridge
Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Club
We have had a very busy and successful few weeks.
Year 7 and 8 indoor athletics teams recently competed at Chesterfield. We had two teams finish with silver medals in second place (year7 boys, 8 girls) and the year 7 girls finishing with a bronze. Our year 8 boys finished in 5th place mainly down to a few absences on the day, but worked very hard against strong competition.
The Year 10 basketball team came runners up in the Derbyshire Cup Final. Year 7 and 8 netball teams both won their respective High Peak Championship competitions, and the year 7 B team were also brilliant, winning the High Peak Championship best B team.
Our year 7 and 8 indoor athletics teams competed in Chesterfield at the Derbyshire School Games recently. We had two teams finish with silver medals in second place (year 7 boys and 8 girls) and the year 7 girls finished with a bronze. Our year 8 boys finished in 5th place mainly down to a few absences on the day, but worked very hard against strong competition. Well done to all teams and to all those who attend practices and participate in school sport.