Archived News for October 2016

Daredevil Teacher Takes the Jump for Charity!
October 21, 2016
By Chancellor's School
On Saturday the 22nd of October Mrs Campbell, a long serving teacher here at Chancellor’s, is plummeting 1000s of feet to raise money for the students going to Kenya in July 2017.

After the success of Mr Hobbs’ beard shaving event, the teachers are getting involved in the fundraising activities to help the team in their ambitious task of raising over £24,000 in order to travel to Kenya and take part in the amazing volunteering work with African Adventures.

If you wish to donate, follow this link to our Just Giving page:

Watch this space for more updates on the other fundraising activities of the Kenya team!

Kenya 2017: Man vs. Food and Beard Off!
October 18, 2016
By S Wright, Year 12 Student
On Tuesday 18th October the Kenya 2017 group hosted a teachers and students Man vs. Food competition and shaved Mr Hobbs mighty beard! Students flooded into the hall to watch the spectacle and donate.

The volunteering team are going to Nakuru in South East Kenya in July 2017, to support St. Trizah School. The fourth largest city in Kenya is poverty stricken with many children having to scavenge to survive rather than go to school. It is schools like St. Trizah that go the extra mile to try and lift children from the poverty trap, but they are short of funding.

This project is in desperate need of 5 new classrooms, a dormitory for orphaned boarding students as well as educational and sports resources. The 21-man strong group will not only helps build these facilities, but also help teach lessons and run sports activities. The extent of what we can do is based on your support, so please donate what you can at:

You can follow us and keep up to date with new events throughout the next year at:

The next event is Mrs Campbell’s sky dive this weekend, Saturday 22nd October, conquering a personal fear of heights.

Many thanks goes to everyone involved including Mr Hobbs, Mrs Campbell, Mrs McKinney, Mr McGowan, Mrs Clifford, Mr Legarda and the sixth form.
Mental Health Awareness Week
October 18, 2016
By A Theophani, Year 13 Student
The week beginning the 10th October was Mental Health Awareness Week. The aim of this week is to make people more aware of the importance of good mental health, the symptoms posed when good mental health is not maintained and some of the ways and methods to improve it.

The reason for dedicating a whole week to making people more aware of this issue is because as many as one in four people will suffer from mental health ill health every year. The fact that very often it is not as obvious as a physical illness means this needs acknowledgement and attention.

In order to help raise awareness, posters were made and put up at various points around the school. We created posters covering the topics of anxiety and stress. These posters focussed on how to relieve the effects of these common conditions and included a description of the method called ‘grounding’ which aims to bring a person back to the present by focussing on their surroundings to prevent an anxiety attack. In addition to this, a small group created and presented a PowerPoint on how and where to seek further help and information, how to support those that maybe suffering, or know someone that is, ensuring that they do not feel alone or like they cannot tell anyone about what is not so obviously shown.

On Friday 14th, the sixth formers incorporated a yellow item of clothing into their uniform and paid £2, to help raise money for the Young Minds campaign #helloyellow, a charity which seeks to help young people suffering with mental ill health. So far, we have raised £294.86.
Year 7 Welcome Party
October 14, 2016
By G Hartley, Year 12 Student
On Friday the 7th of October, the Sixth Form organised a welcome party for our new Year 7s.

The night was a great success, with a lively music playlist compiled by our resident DJ students, including some old ‘favourites’ which everyone (however ashamedly) danced along to!

The Sixth Form also organised the selling of refreshments and glow sticks, so the party was well catered for, and the Year 7s had a fantastic time getting to know each other and dancing the night away.

The students were very well behaved on the whole, and the night was very successful. The Sixth Form would like to thank everyone who came to and helped out at the event, and to the teachers and site team for giving up their time.
Macmillan Cake Sale
October 12, 2016
By M Runagall, Year 13 Student
On Friday 30th September the Sixth Form held a cake sale in support of Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their Macmillan Coffee Morning event.

Macmillan provide medical, physical and emotional support for cancer patients to help them through their treatment. There was a great turn out for the event which helped us to raise money to support this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who came both to buy and help sell the cakes, you helped us to raise a total of £225 for this amazing charity.

Mrs Campbell's Sky Dive and Mr Hobbs' Close Shave
October 12, 2016
By Mrs C Campbell
In July 2017, a group of Year 12 students are travelling out to Nakuru, Kenya to team up with African Adventures to take part in a volunteering project.

This will involve traveling to Kenya’s fourth largest city and working in a school, building and renovating classrooms, teaching and leading sports activities. The students are aiming to fundraise roughly £1,900 each to travel out to Nakuru, so are doing everything they possibly can to fundraise. As are the teachers who are leading the trip, Mrs Campbell and Mr Hobbs.

To help the students with their fund raising Mr Hobbs is having his beard shaved off to celebrate National No Beard Day on October 18 and Mrs Campbell is doing a Sky Dive on 22 October.

Please show your support by making a donation.
Sixth Form Welcome Party
October 05, 2016
By By L DeMatos, Year 12 Student
On Saturday 1st October, the Sixth Form held its annual welcome party at North Mymms Memorial Hall.

Both Year 12 and 13 attended, creating a lively atmosphere for everyone to have fun and get to know each other better. Everyone who took part had a fantastic time, laughing and dancing to the music suggested by Sixth form members. The night ran smoothly, and there were many smiling faces to be seen as everyone headed home.

Many thanks to those who helped to organise and run the event, especially those who cleaned up afterwards!
Willow Run
October 05, 2016
By M Runagall, Year 13 Student
On Sunday 2nd October Chancellor’s Sixth Form took part in a run to raise money for the Willow Foundation, a charity who works with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to provide them with uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.

We had a fantastic turn out this year with almost 40 students signing up to run (or walk) to raise money for this incredible cause.

The Willow Foundation is a charity that is close to our hearts and one that we have been supporting for many years, so we are very thankful to everyone who turned up on the day, whether it was to run 5K or 10K or even just to support; and to everyone who has sponsored and donated to support this worthy cause.

Since 1999 the charity has raised enough money to supply more than 12,500 Special Days to young adults living with life-threatening conditions such as cystic fibrosis, motor neurones disease, muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s disease and cancer.

So if you haven’t already, we would really appreciate it if you would be able to click on the link to donate to the Chancellor’s Sixth Form Just Giving page to help us reach and exceed our £1000 target to support this amazing charity.

Thank you!
NCS Assembly
October 05, 2016
By D Costa-McFadden, Year 13 Student
On 29th of September the Sixth Form were fortunate enough to have two speakers from the NCS programme talk to us regarding programme which is happening during October half term.

The NCS leaders told us all the details about the programme and that it would be split up into three separate parts. Part 1 starts on Friday 21st of October and focuses on getting active by bonding with teammates on an action-packed residential weekend. Part 2 finishes on Sunday the 30th October and focuses on working with your teammates to learn a new skill in sport, media, photography, music, drama, enterprise or art. Part 3 involves working in teams to design and run a project in your local area over some weekends in November. They showed us that by the end of the programme we would have definitely developed skills in leadership, communication and initiative by working well in a team and building up your confidence- all things that would help us to form a really good UCAS statement and CV later in life.

I enrolled on the NCS programme last summer after my GCSE exams and, in my opinion, it was certainly worth participating in, as I made new friends, gained more confidence and gave back to my community. I would highly recommend to any year 12 students either taking on the NCS programme in the October half term or planning on doing it later during the summer, as I think it will benefit everyone who participates.
Teacher Recruitment Fair – Saturday 15th October 2016
October 04, 2016
By Chancellor's School
Chancellor’s school is currently working alongside Alban Federation in the area of teacher training.

Training is entirely school based and offers trainees the opportunity to work alongside expert teachers in developing teaching skills over an academic year. Programmes will be offered from September 2017 in both Primary and Secondary education across a range of subjects. Places are available for September 2017 programmes and are open to all graduates in the following subjects; Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, Physics and Religious Studies. Funding is available to support trainees, including tax free bursaries in some subjects.

If you believe that you have the skills required to join the profession and are interested in finding out more about the training, there is an opportunity to meet local headteachers and senior staff at a recruitment fair at the Alban Arena on Saturday 15th October from 9:30am -12pm. Please email or for further details.