Archived News for November 2016

Criminology Conference
November 28, 2016
By K Dartnell, Year 13 student
On 23rd November, sociology and psychology students were given the opportunity to attend a criminology conference in London.

We were fortunate enough to be able to participate in talks about varying topics, from fear to lie detection to discrimination and even a Q&A with a convicted murderer. The conference was highly interactive and deeply engaging, requiring students to challenge their own views towards the different areas that were discussed and to broaden our views with newfound understandings.

Children in Need
November 21, 2016
By M Runagall, Year 13 Student
On Friday 18th November Chancellor’s School Sixth Form came to school in their pyjamas in support of Children in Need. Children in Need is a charity event which raises money for various charities across the UK.

They support small charities, providing them with the money they need to make a real difference to people’s lives. Everybody in the Sixth Form took part, coming in in onesies, dressing gowns, and even slippers to help raise money for this deserving cause.

Throughout the day, the Sixth Form had also organised several events for the younger years to participate in, including a Pudsey Hunt for years 7 and 8, and Sponge the Teacher which the whole school participated in. The day was a great success, many students leaping at the chance to throw a wet sponge in one of their teacher’s faces!

On Thursday 10th November the Sixth Form students also took part in a charity netball match to raise money for Children in Need. There was a friendly rivalry between the two teams, Year 12 vs Year 13, making it an exciting match to watch, and both boys and girls from the two years took part. There was also a great turn out in support of the teams, helping us to raise lots of money towards our total in support of this deserving charity. Throughout the match there was lots of brilliant play and great sportsmanship. But in the end there could only be one winner- congratulations to the Year 12 team and thank you to everyone who turned out, be it to play or just support from the sidelines.

All-in-all we have managed to raise £877.53 in support of this year’s Children in Need, exceeding our target, and wish to say thank you to everyone who participated in the activities held over the past few weeks - you have helped us to make a real difference to people’s lives -THANK YOU!
Lord Balfe talks Politics at Chancellor's
November 16, 2016
By Mr R Sylvester, Government & Politics
A member of the House of Lords visited Chancellor's School on Friday 11th November to encourage students to become more engaged with politics.

Chancellor’s School hosted the Conservative peer, Baron Balfe of Dulwich, who met with Sixth Form and GCSE History and Politics students, as well as some invited younger students. He gave a short talk about the House of Lords, followed by an extended question and answer session on politics and life at Westminster. Topics ranged from the recent American presidential election to grammar schools, to the future of British politics.

Mr Sylvester, History and Politics teacher, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to interact with someone who knows the parliamentary system inside out, as it can sometimes seem far removed from their daily lives.”

The visit was arranged through the Peers in Schools programme, which involves House of Lords members visiting schools across the country.

For more information, visit: www.parliament.uklordspeaker