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What’s going on @ CCA? OCT 18TH

posted 18 Oct 2013, 05:03 by H Slim

Year 9 students were put through their paces this week when they were visited by the Royal Marines. 40 students expressed an interest and took part in the day.

The session started with a DVD about life as a Royal Marine and what to expect. 

There was then a question and answer session where the students were tested to make sure they were listening and forfeits were issued if they got it wrong!

There was a lot of physical activities to undertake which put some of them off joining! However, it was a great team building exercise and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. 

One student said: “ It was really hard work but great fun. I liked hearing about the training and think I will consider it when I leave CCA.”

The Marines were very impressed with student behaviour and the effort they all put into the day. We look forward to doing more events with them in the future!


Another week of productive work has taken place in Year 10

with many students receiving positive praise from members of staff. It has been wonderful to witness the number of VIVOS being awarded to students, constantly rising and this is testament to the hard work and dedication of the students. A special mention must go to Mitchell Thorpe who has been chosen to represent England in the Karate world cup in Austria, this coming November. Good luck to him and a massive well done on this fantastic achievement. The students had their first opportunity to see and work on their Employability for Life portfolios this week and I have no doubt that there will be lots of Gold awards for students in the future. This is an opportunity to ‘show off’ their skills and achievements and will act as a worthwhile tool to use in the future to show employers and colleges. Once again, 10BKI won the attendance prize and Jo Ella Pearce won the individual attendance raffle with 100% attendance. I am secretly hoping that a different tutor group takes on the challenge of beating 10BKI in the near future!

Miss Wells Miss Fröning

Year 10 Achievement Year 10 Deputy

Director Achievement Director

Year 11 Update Be Proud!

With our Year 11’s moving on next year, we think it is really important that we remind them of all of things they have achieved and been part of here at CCA.

So, with this in mind, we thought it would be really lovely if students told us what they are most proud of since they started here and placed them in the Newsletter.

Siobhan Bultitude posted her thoughts to Mrs Starmer on Edmodo last week. She wrote:

“One of my proudest moments was in Year 10 when I supported Jemma Wilkinson in the ‘Jack Petchy speak-out challenge.’ I was also proud of getting awarded my leadership badges in Year 10 and now being a Behaviour4Learning Champion in Year 11. I'm most proud of this however: being a part of a short film based around anti bullying.” Siobhan, we are all very proud of you too!

Mrs Starmer and Mrs Galloway

Achievement Directors, Year 11