Archived News for June 2015

Year 7 PGL Trip to Osmington Bay, Dorset
June 29, 2015
By Alexander Chadwell, Year 7 Student
I am writing about how good PGL was this year 19th June – 22nd June 2105.

At PGL there are many activities, some of them include aeroball, Jacob’s ladder, capture the flag, abseiling, trapeze and many more.

When you are at PGL you have to believe in yourself. The trapeze for instance, is a good example. When you get to the top of the ladder and you look down it feels so high up. Not only do you feel nervous about how high up you are, but the fact you have to jump, scares you. The hardest thing of all was that you had to believe that when you jumped you wouldn’t fall.

The food there was good because it catered for everyone. Breakfast had a cooked option every day or you could have cereal, toast or porridge. Lunch was similar to the evening meal. In the evenings there was a main meal and then if you didn’t want that you could have things like soup, which was great for vegetarians. The best part was that there was a salad bar with loads of choices!

When you go to PGL, you will…

Achieve. Enjoy. Excel

Alexander Chadwell 7H
University of Hertfordshire Psychology Study Day
June 29, 2015
By Mrs K Maidment, Head of Psychology
On Friday 26th June, the Year 12 Psychologists went to the University Of Hertfordshire for the day to experience a lecture and seminar delivered by the Psychology Department at the University.

First Dr Sue Anthony delivered a degree level lecture in which the students were asked to consider ‘How reliable is our reasoning?’ This lecture was made interactive by asking the students to using voting keypads to respond to a series of questions and then Dr Anthony explained how errors were made as our brain naturally takes ‘short cuts’ to reach judgements.

Next the students moved to a Psychology lab to be participants in a short experiment which demonstrated how our mind can distort memories.

Students also had opportunity to talk to a PhD Psychology student through the morning to hear his experiences and what life is like as a student.

This was a very interesting and enjoyable opportunity.

"It was a great insight into both university in general and looking at the subject from a degree course perspective" Megan Roper – 12M
County Schools Tennis Tournament 2015
June 29, 2015
By Mrs N Seabrook, Head of Girls PE
For the first time in a number of years we had representation at the County schools Doubles Tennis Tournament, which was held at The Royal Masonic School in Rickmansworth on 20th June.

Two pairs played in the U18 event, from year 12, Tom Marlow and Neville Proudlove and from year 10, Daniel Costa McFadden and Tom Fuller.

Both pairs played extremely well against opposition from Haberdashers Boys School and St Albans Boys School with Neville and Tom finishing in 3rd place. They began their tournament by beating Chancellor’s other pair 6-0, their scores thereafter were, 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 2-6, meaning overall they won 3 and lost 2 matches.

The younger duo came up against some high ranking players older than themselves but coped extremely well and despite losing all their matches, many other teachers at the event commented how well they were playing. Their results were: 0-6, 2-6, 1-6, 2-6, 1-6.

It was a lovely setting and perfect weather for tennis and, now we have the bug again, the boys will be entering next year, hopefully alongside some other younger members of the school.

Congratulations to all four players
Summer Arts Showcase
June 23, 2015
By Mr M Clarke, Head of Performing Arts
The upcoming summer showcase aims to celebrate the achievements of Chancellor's students during this academic year. You are invited to join us to celebrate these achievements in Music, Art, Drama and Food Technology.

The showcase will be on Tuesday 30th June and start at 6.30pm in the School Hall. There are no seat numbers on the tickets as the showcase will also include other venues around the school site, the showcase will finish back in the hall.

The evening will be supplemented by the PTA who will be providing liquid refreshment and the sixth form who will be serving canapes expertly prepared by our Food Technology department.

More information, and the return slip, can be downloaded here.

Please email me should you wish to attend.

Mr M Clarke, Head of Performing Arts
CILIP Carnegie Medal - Winner announced!
June 23, 2015
By Dr K Pammenter, Librarian
A group of keen readers from year 7 and 8 have been shadowing the Carnegie Medal for the past couple of months, reading all of the nominated books and reviewing them. Today we held a special event (with cake) to view the live stream of the winner being announced.

We held our own judging…and those of us who felt Buffalo Soldier was a worthy winner were supported by the official judges!

Shadowing this award has been a great experience and exposed us to books that we may not have delved into otherwise. I hope it has inspired our students to continue reading books that might be a little bit out of their comfort zones, a theme that we are taking forward with our Chancellor’s Summer Reading Challenge.

To have a look at what we’ve been up to, and to read some our reviews, please visit: and search for “Chancellor’s”. Beware…some of our students are very harsh critics!

Congratulations Tanya Landman. A worthy winner!
GOSH: Cake Sale
June 18, 2015
By Anna Church, Year 12 Student
On Thursday 18th June Chancellor's Sixth Form held a cake sale in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

By supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital we were helping to enable the hospital to provide world class care and to find new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses.

We would like to thank everybody who supported the event, especially Mr Parker who was more than keen to support Great Ormond Street Hospital by eating lots of cake!
District Rounders Winners
June 18, 2015
By Mrs N Seabrook, Head of Girls PE
On Thursday June 11th, the year 9 and 10 girls went to Monks Walk School to compete in this year’s rounders tournament.

The year 10's played 3 matches in their pool group, winning one and losing two which meant unfortunately they did not make it through to the knockout stages.

However, it turned into a very long evening for the year 9's who played and beat SFO and Monks Walk in the pool games, drew against Yavneh and narrowly lost to Owens. All this meant they finished second in the group and therefore qualified for the semi-finals, where they came up against Bishops Hatfield. With the bit between their teeth again after their brilliant start, the girls were focussed and went on to defeat them for a place in the final, where they met Dame Alice Owens again.

Having made some simple mistakes in the pool game, the Year 9 girls were determined to be disciplined and at their best for this final match. They played an extremely hard fought match and went on to win with a margin of only half a rounder!

Congratulations go to Olivia Bacon, Scarlett Rowe, Rosy Vella, Louise Rogers, Mia Dunsmuir, Caragh Heskith, Mia Bracher, Chloe Price and Shannon Helina. Particular applause must go to Rebecca Evans who was on brilliant form and scored many of the rounders as well as bowling at a consistently high standard, a thoroughly deserving Player of the Match (es!) winner.
Live (and Online) Auction
June 17, 2015
By The 50th Anniversary Ball Committee
We are very excited to tell you that Chancellors has started a live and online auction on to enable you to bid on incredible lots for our favourite cause ... Chancellor's School.

Anyone can place bids on line with immediate effect until the end of the live auction at the Ball.

Some of the lots include:
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Osteopathy
  • Authenticated signed Gazza shirt
  • Teeth whitening
  • Cream Tea for four
  • Tottenham Football signed by Gary Mabbutt and Paul Gascoigne
  • Spurs official whole team signed shirt
And, incredibly...
  • Full hospitality for two, hosted by Gary Mabbutt at Tottenham Hotspur FC, for a Premier League game in the 2015/16 season, to be hosted by Gary, on his table at a game of Gary`s choice. The hospitality includes a four course meal with wine, half time refreshments, after match buffet and drinks from the bar
Plus more...

Please follow the link and type in Chancellors to start to bid on our amazing lots... and Good Luck!
Sixth Form: Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
June 16, 2015
By Lucy Mellenfield, Head Student
The Sixth Form are raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital…

What is GOSH?

GOSH is a children’s healthcare charity that formed in 1852. It focuses on providing care and developing new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses. They also provide support to families of the children and help them through these difficult times. You can read more about what GOSH does on their website.

Why we are raising money for GOSH

This year we are aiming to raise £1500 for GOSH to help them research new treatments and cures and provide new facilities to help the children and their families through the illness. We have already raised just under £1000 through members of the 6th Form taking part in the GOSH run at Battersea Park. However, we are still hoping to meet or exceed our target and to do this we are planning a cake sale on Thursday 18th June.

How to get involved

You can get involved by either:
  • Buying cakes at the cake sale at break on Thursday 18th June in the New Gym.
  • Donating here
PE department Fixtures and Practices W/C June 15th
June 11, 2015
By The PE Department
It is a busy week for fixtures this week, so as a reminder, the following is taking place:

1. Monday 15th - Athletics Practice (until 4.15pm)

2. Monday 15th - Year 7 and 8 Rounders matches Away at Monks Walk

3. Monday 15th - Year 9 and 10 Rounders matches Home against Monks Walk

4. Tuesday 16th - Athletics match at Gosling WGC

5. Wednesday 17th - Year 9 and 10 Rounders matches Away at SFO

6. Wednesday 17th - Year 7 and 8 Rounders matches Home against SFO

7. Thursday 18th - Year 7 and 9 Athletics match at Gosling WGC (return to school 6.30pm)

Can all students check with the PE teachers for team lists and timings. Plus can you remind your son/daughter to check the door of the main PE office downstairs for any last minute changes.

Thank you

PE Dept.
GOSH Run at Battersea Park
June 09, 2015
By Clara Murphy, Year 12 Student
On Sunday 7th June a team of Chancellor’s 6th form students took part in the 5K run across Battersea Park to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The Chancellor’s team produced impressive times ranging from 22 to 45 minutes but most importantly raised £972 for charity which we’re all very proud of.

Despite the exhausted red faces crossing the finish line, the run was massively enjoyable due to the beautiful scenery and rare appearance of the sun.
The atmosphere was so uplifting and it was lovely to see around 6000 people dedicating their time to such a good cause, even so early on a Sunday morning!

The event was a huge success and we are extremely proud to contribute to making a difference for all the patients treated by Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Arts Summer Showcase Tuesday 30th June 2015
June 05, 2015
By Mr M Clarke, Head of Performing Arts
The upcoming summer showcase aims to celebrate the achievements of Chancellor’s students during this academic year. You are invited to join us to celebrate these achievements in Music, Art and Drama.

The showcase will be on Tuesday 30th June and start at 6.30pm in the School Hall. There are no seat numbers on the tickets as the showcase will also include other venues around the school site, the showcase will finish back in the hall.
Ball Tickets Price Slashed!
June 04, 2015
By 50th Anniversary Fundraising and Event Committee
We are pleased to announce that, due to a generous gesture from the Paradise Park Special Events Team, we are now able to offer a significant price reduction and sell tickets for our very special celebratory Chancellor’s School 50th Anniversary ‘FUNdraising’ Ball for just £50 per person.

This price includes:

- Welcome Drink
- Three Course Meal
- Live Music
- Disco

Don't miss out! Come and join the celebrations with parents, staff, ex-pupils, your friends and other supporters of Chancellor’s in our local community!

Book your tickets, or maybe book for a whole group table of 10-12 people.

Best Wishes from

The Chancellor’s School 50th Anniversary Fundraising and Event Committee