Archived News for May 2016

May 20, 2016
By Briony Day, Assistant Head Student
On Thursday 19th May the Sixth Form were fortunate enough to have “SORTEDfood” come and give them all a lesson in how to cook a very simple recipe with limited ingredients!

It was a fantastic opportunity to give students ideas about how to conjure up meals (fast and cheaply!) when they are at University!

SORTEDfood began in 2009 when a group of school friends, many who went to Chancellor’s decided that they wanted to share their basic cooking skills and recipe ideas with fellow students to try and get young people more involved in cooking in a fun and easy way! They now have millions of followers on YouTube and are extremely successful!

It was wonderful to see the ex-Chancellor’s students, with many teachers (especially Mrs Stefanou!) heading straight down to the food rooms to say “Hello”. Every Year 13 involved in the afternoon was amazed by how straightforward the recipe for the Sausage Carbonara was and enjoyed eating it even more knowing they had actually cooked the dish! They will all definitely be checking out more recipes on SORTEDfood’s website when University life begins in September!
Sports Fixtures Next Week
May 18, 2016
By Mrs N Seabrook, Head of Girls PE
We have a lot of fixtures next week, so would like to highlight the following:

1. Monday - Athletics Away at Stevenage
2. Tuesday - Year 7 and 8 Rounders -v- Yavneh (H)
3. Wednesday - Year 7 and 8 Rounders -v- Hertswood (H)
4. Thursday - Year 9 and 10 Rounders -v- Queenswood (H)

It is a busy time, especially for rounders fixtures as we near league match deadlines, so please ask your children to check the boards and staff for any team lists regularly.
Pizza Party!
May 12, 2016
By Dr K Pammenter, Librarian
Mr. Holleran’s year 8 English class celebrated their success yesterday with a pizza party in the library.

As the winning Accelerated Reader (AR) class, they earned this honour by every student in the class achieving their AR target in the Spring term.

There is a pizza party up for grabs every term and year 8 are leading the way so far by having the winning class each term this year. The competition is really heating up now (amongst the English Department at least!) for honours in the final term.
County Tennis Doubles Tournament
May 12, 2016
By Mrs N Seabrook, Head of Girls PE
On Wednesday 4th May Hertfordshire County held the annual Boys’ Doubles tournament at Welwyn tennis club.

The weather and the setting lent themselves to a day full of fantastic tennis and some notable achievements.

Chancellor’s fielded the maximum number of entrants allowed for the first time this year with two pairs at U18 level: pair A Neville Proudlove and Tom Marlow & pair B Daniel Costa-McFadden and Tom Fuller. At U14 we also had two pairs: pair A James Cousins and Matteo Rizzo & pair B Josh Over and Joe Mari.

We made a positive start with three of the pairs winning their opening matches. The tournament was a ‘knock out’, so a plate competition was also part of the day. Our results were:

U14 A pair won the opening match 4 – 1 against Monks Walk 1. They then unfortunately lost to the eventual runners up Parmiters 4-0.

U14 B pair won their opening match 4 -2 against St Albans Boys’ School. They then went on to lose 4 – 0 to Sandringham.

U18 B pair lost their opening match in a tense tie break against Monks Walk. This put them straight into the plate competition where they lost 4 - 1 against St Albans Boys’.

Our eldest and final pairing of Neville and Tom, won their first match 4 -1 against Habs 2. This led them into their second match against the eventual winners St Albans’ Boys 1 which they narrowly lost in a 7-5 tie break. All of this resulted in them being plate finalists and the eventual plate winners beating St Albans Boys’ 2 by 4 games to 1, a fantastic achievement.

Well done to all those who took part and played with such passion and talent.
Wear it Blue for Peter’s Sake!
May 11, 2016
By Briony Day, Assistant Head Student
On Wednesday 11th May the Sixth Form incorporated blue into their uniform to raise awareness for Peter Douthwaite, a previous Chancellor’s student who is suffering from a rare cervical chrodoma.

His family and friends are aiming to raise £50,000 in order for him to go to America to receive potentially life-saving drugs which are not available on the NHS. The wave of blue coming from the Sixth Form Common Room sparked great interest amongst the younger years and was greeted by great support and kind donations!

Thanks to donations from the “Wear it Blue” day we managed to raise almost £200 towards this cause. We will continue to raise both money and awareness for Peter on Friday when we are holding a Krispy Kreme sale in the hall at break time.

We thank everyone who has already donated and urge you all to dig deep if you haven’t already to help Peter! #ForPeter’sSake
Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers
May 11, 2016
By Mrs N Seabrook, Head of Girls PE
We would like to remind you all, as we are nearing the end of the 2016 scheme, that we are collecting again this year and any vouchers that you have received would be most welcome.

Please hand them in to the front office, the PE staff or form tutor and hopefully we will manage to generate some extra resources for the school.

Thank you
Book Award Shadowing
May 04, 2016
By Dr K Pammenter, Librarian
A group of our keenest readers from years 7, 8 and 9 are currently shadowing the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Children’s Book Award.

They are endeavouring to read all of the books nominated for these awards, and to share their opinions of each book via book reviews posted online. Students involved in shadowing receive reward points for participation and will be able to watch the award ceremony for the Carnegie Medal live from the Library.

Shadowing gives us all an opportunity to move out of our reading comfort zone and experiment with genres and styles of writing. It’s a great crop of books this year and we have already read and formed strong opinions about many for the nominated titles.

We are busily reading and reviewing the following nominated titles:

Carnegie Medal nominated:Children’s Book Award nominated:
‘Fire Colour One’ by Jenny Valentine‘Apple and Rain’ by Sarah Crossan
‘One’ by Sarah Crossan‘Listen to the Moon’ by Michael Morpurgo
‘Ghosts of Heaven’ by Marcus Sedgwick‘Smart’ by Kim Slater
‘The Lie Tree’ by Frances Hardinge 
‘There Will Be Lies’ by Nick Lake 
‘The Rest of Us Just Live Here’ by Patrick Ness 
‘Lies We Tell Ourselves’ by Robin Talley 
‘Five Children on the Western Front’ by Kate Saunders 
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