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Chigwell Autumn 2013


In this Issue Chigwell’s stunning

02 new Pre Prep School The Chapel Choir’s

11 tour of Catalonia

16 Activities Week

and much more... FIND A WAY OR MAKE A WAY



A flying start to school life! Set in the heart of the School’s beautiful grounds, our brand new Pre Prep School offers our pupils and our hard-working staff a state-of-the-art, purpose-built building, with a grand assembly hall, a library, ICT room, dedicated teaching and playing areas, specially designed for this age group, so that our 4 to 7 year-olds really will have a flying start to school life...

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The Pre Prep at Chigwell starts pupils on their exciting learning journey with all its discoveries, challenges, achievements and advantages for life. Pupils and their families quickly get to know each other and establish friendships that will last a lifetime. Homeschool partnership is also

highly valued and the Pre Prep operates on an ‘open door’ policy for parents. Chigwell School provides a consistent approach to education throughout the children’s school career. Our academic and pastoral structures are designed to

develop the 4-year-olds through to the end of their teenage years. Transition from the Pre Prep to the Junior School is planned appropriately to ensure that children’s needs are known and continue to be met in the best way possible.

Should you wish to come and have a tour of the Pre Prep School, we would love to see you. Please ring the Registrar, Mrs Janet Long, to book a visit, telephone: 020 8501 5700. n

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Speech Day 2013 Speech Day, on Saturday 6th July, was a sunny and successful day. The preacher in the morning services was The Revd Rose Hudson Wilkin, a charismatic lady tipped as possible contender to become one of the first female bishops in the Church of England. Currently she is Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons.

The Guest of Honour was Old Chigwellian Alderman Neil Redcliffe who gave out the prizes and made an inspiring speech. On the Wednesday before Speech Day, the School held a service for the Middle Sixth leavers which was followed by a party on the Swallow lawn for pupils, their parents and staff. We shall miss all the students of the year group of 2013 and we are proud of what they have achieved during their time at Chigwell. n

Head of School Jason Driver with Headmaster Michael Punt, guest speaker Alderman Neil Redcliffe and Head Girl Annalise Armitage.

Alderman Neil Redcliffe giving out the prizes and making the speech.

Chair of the Governing Body, Mrs Suzannah Aliker.

Former Chair of the Governing Body, Mr Clive de Boer.


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GCSE Results Although nationally the percentage of top grades has declined, our pupils and teachers have been celebrating some of the best GCSE results ever.

41% of all grades awarded were at A* which is six times the national average and made A* the most common grade gained by Chigwell pupils this year. Of the year group of 71 students, 19 achieved seven A* grades or more. n

A Level Results The percentage of A* grades achieved this year was over double the national average and nearly half of all grades achieved were A* or A grade. Armed with their results, many students will be moving on to a whole variety of prestigious university courses, including six to Oxford and Cambridge. Callum Fleming achieved four A* grades and will be studying engineering at Cambridge. Luthien Liu achieved five A* grades which

enables her to study natural sciences at Cambridge whilst twins Rachel and Jessica Maton both achieved the same results although in slightly different subjects. Rachel will be studying history at Oxford with a choral scholarship, whilst Jessica will be at Cambridge studying classics. Oliver Albert also achieved a choral scholarship with his place to study engineering at Cambridge and Qinning Lou’s results confirmed her place studying mathematics at Oxford. Headmaster Michael Punt said: “We are naturally very

GCSE students

proud when students achieve results of the highest level but we are also delighted when individuals work really hard, fulfill their particular potential and achieve the goals that they have set themselves. Many of the students celebrating today have contributed a huge amount to the life of Chigwell in a whole variety of areas. We wish them every success and happiness for the future, and look forward to hearing about all that they achieve in their lives beyond school.� n

A level students celebrate!

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The Salters’ Chemistry Festival Four Year 8 pupils were selected to attend the Salters’ Festival of Chemistry at the UCL Chemistry Department on Wednesday 23rd April. The pupils representing Chigwell were Tom Lockley, Ella Gupta, Isma’eel Zia and Greg Jackson. The team

worked on two practical challenges in the undergraduate laboratories and finished the day by watching a chemistry demonstration given by Professor Andrea Sella. The Chigwell’s team was delighted to be judged in First Place in the Salters’ Challenge in which over 30 schools from in and around London competed against each other. n

Salters’ Chemistry Camps 2013 This year, three Year 10 students were successful at gaining places at a Salters’ Chemistry Camp. They were Neha Patel and Adam Cooper, who attended Cambridge University,

and Emma Jackson who went to Sussex University. The students at each Camp experienced hands-on practical Chemistry in University labs, lively chemical demonstrations and a taste of life in the University Halls of Residence. n

Left: Adam Cooper, Emma Jackson and Neha Patel.

The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2013 Four Year 12 students did extremely well in the Cambridge Chemistry Challange organised by St Catherine’s College this year.

the Gold Award with a score of 36/60 and, finally, Milan Pavlovic and Richard Stavri received the Silver Award with scores of 23/60 and 21/60 respectively.

In recognition of his outstanding achievement, Marcin was invited to attend a residential chemistry camp at the University of Cambridge over the summer break at

St Catharine’s College and the University Chemical Laboratory. It was a tremendous opportunity for him to meet other first-rate students and to hone his chemistry skills. n

There were a total of 6,220 entries nationwide into this year’s competition. A total of 48 students won Roentgenium Awards (mark over 44), 447 students won Gold Awards (mark between 28 and 44), 840 students won Silver Awards (mark between 20 and 28) and 2,325 students won Copper Awards (mark between 10 and 20). The students representing Chigwell were Marcin Wajs, who received the Roentgenium Award with a score of 44/60, whilst Yitian Zhao received

From left to right: Yitian Zhao, Richard Stavri , Milan Pavlovic and Marcin Wajs.

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Keeping Up with Digital Technology Year 10 student, Payaam Kapur, was one of the 30 young people invited to a special event to celebrate the official launch of ‘Make Things Do Stuff’ at the Roundhouse in Camden on 30th May. Led by Mozilla, Nesta and Nominet Trust, this nationwide campaign aims to educate at least 100,000 young people not only to use digital technologies, but to create them. Many UK businesses have been invited to back the campaign, which is set to teach 100,00 young people digital skills.

To transform children from consumers to creators, MTDS wishes to unite organisations that try to get kids excited about IT into a single network. It already signed up dozens of partners from large corporations like Facebook and O2, down to small grassroots organisations. Payaam was involved in a workshop for creating digital content for music. The event was attended by the Chancellor George Osborne who said the campaign will complement the STEM education initiatives launched by the government. n

Payaam Kapur with George Osborne at the Roundhouse last May.

Ariana Lui’s Winning Story A short story written by Year 9 student, Ariana Lui, The Dream Asylum, made it to the top 25 shortlist in the Chris Evans Breakfast Show competition held in May, ‘500 Words 2013’. The story was also read on Radio 4. Ariana with Miranda Richardson...

Although Ariana did not win the top three finals’ prizes in

her category, she should be enormously proud of herself, as over 90,000 entries were received from children all over the UK. In addition, Ariana met many interesting personalities such as Miranda Richardson, Chris Evans and Oliver Phelps (who was in the Harry Potter movies), Michael Ball, Michael Palin, newsreader Susanna Reid and Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood. n

Year 7 Reading Buddies Our reading buddies scheme in the Trinity Term was aimed to further support reading in the Junior School and to give students the opportunity to get to know each other a bit better.

... and with Oliver Phelps.

JUNIOR SCHOOL QUIZ CHALLENGE The Junior School Quiz Challenge was held for the fifth year running in New Hall amidst great excitement. Local primary schools participated in this challenging event answering very tough questions. Once again the Chigwell team was congratulated for their efforts. n

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‘All the world’s a stage.’ — William Shakespeare, As You Like It In the Trinity Term, the KS2 plays were a series of devised pieces created by the pupils themselves and directed by Mr Maingot. This was a delightful opportunity for the younger pupils at Chigwell to entertain parents, friends and staff in this lighthearted look at Stories from Far Away Places. The Junior School Play, Alice in Wonderland, followed swiftly after this and was a great triumph for all concerned. Congratulations to Miss Janey Foster and her cast. Lastly, the Scholars’ Play, The Amorous Ambassador, a comic look at life in diplomacy, brought a comic finish to the year’s extra-curricular drama, directed by the Lower Sixth Drama Scholars, Matthew Scudder and Carrie Pollock. Academic Drama has seen four productions for GCSE, including a range of modern and traditional playwrights as well as the pupils’ own devised work. In addition to this, there have been three A level evenings of drama including both scripted and devised work. Almost all pupils achieved A or A* for their practical work at GCSE and the A2 work this year was all at A* level. n

The Junior School Play, Alice in Wonderland

GCSE performances

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The Amorous Ambassador


Ready, Steady, Cook! Food and fun were on the menu on Wednesday 23rd April when Chigwell’s Catering Company, Chartwells, organised a ‘ready, steady, cook’ morning as part of the school ongoing healthy eating campaign.

The green team members, with Mr Paul Fletcher, Alex Sugar and Arabella Tish, were triumphant with their ginger and pork infused patties with peppers and spicy stir-fried noodles. The red team, with Mr Matthew Slocombe, Saagar Chana and Ayesha Patel, also produced a mouthwatering dish. Chartwell’s adjudicating chef, and the presenter for the day, was Mr Tim Elks. The morning session concluded with a talk about healthy eating and all things nutrition by Ms Meg Longworth. n 08 | 09


‘Without music, life would be a mistake.’ — Friedrich Nietzsche One of the strongest features of the music making at Chigwell is the enthusiasm and ease with which the vast majority in the School take to the stage. This is no more evident than in the Junior School. The First and Second Form Choirs continue to raise the bar, as does the ever growing and ever popular ‘Stringles’. The newly formed Third and

Fourth Form Glee Club has promulgated a new style of performance, bringing with it an ideal modern commercial appeal incorporating musical theatre. The tea-time Prom Concerts produced for us by each year group (LI to Removes), under the leadership and guidance of Miss Felicity Leach, have been influential opportunities to motivate our young performers. The LI Prom Concert, the last in the

The Chapel Choir concert in Tarragona Cathedral.

series, saw no fewer than 50 different musical pieces being performed, to a supportive, friendly, audience of peers, parents, staff and friends. The Young Musician of the Year competition adjudicated by Mr Jonathan Lipton of the LSO, conjured up some fine performances throughout the day and, like the Prom series, will have embedded in the pupils a further understanding and desire to succeed. Yasmin Antoniou’s mature musical

command allied with her technical prowess was enough to win the Junior category, with Rowan Jones taking the Highly Commended prize. In the Senior category, Katie Marshall won the prize of Highly Commended for her commanding technique and mature interpretation, whilst Heather Cook’s sheer virtuosity and brilliant musicianship on the treble and descant recorders won her the overall Young Musician of the Year 2013. n

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Junior (above) and Senior finalists

The Chapel Choir has continued to thrive. During the summer break, 32 of our choristers toured Catalonia, performing in exquisite venues and locations including: Barcelona Cathedral, Tarragona Cathedral, the Abbey at Montserrat, Basilica de Santa Maria in Igualada, as

LI Proms

well as in churches, La Palma de Cervello and Corbera where the choir were based. The choir performed to almost 2,500 people over six days. Such was the ‘verve’ and anticipation surrounding the choir’s exceptional quality and standard of performance that Las Palmas

Television televised the final concert in La Palma de Carvello. A 20-minute clip can be viewed on Youtube: watch?v=gLZRdR5dFes The final performance of Bruckner’s Locus Iste, the final encore of the Tour, is a must view.

UI Proms

The Chapel Choir have made their debut recording session in St John’s College, Cambridge, on Wednesday 11th September. The CD will be on sale by the end of November and all funds raised will go to Lifebox, a charity which works to provide safe surgery in Malawi. n

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‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’ — Napoleon Bonaparte

High Profile Posters If you stroll past the National Portrait Gallery onto Charing Cross Road you may come across one of London’s latest and – dare we say it – greatest art exhibitions. The dazzling designs on display are the work of Year 9 students Henry Tang, Yash Chopra, Jack Breyer, Sonal Ohrie and Emma Tilbrook.

The five students with Art & Graphic Design teacher, Miss Sharon Wales, and Mr John Wales, CEO

Senior School Art and Graphic Design teacher Sharon Wales was asked by theatrepeople. com to submit some of the graphic designs created by her pupils on the theme of theatre and street art to decorate one of the entrances to one of their ticketing outlets in Charing Cross Road, in the heart of the West End. The building is highly visible to both road users and pedestrians and attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. The five winning street murals were unveiled on 3rd July when the winners were also taken to see a top West End show. Well done to these highly talented graphic design students who will certainly go on to do even more great work in the future. n

The artists at the unveiling: Henry Tang, Yash Chopra, Jack Breyer, Sonal Ohrie and Emma Tilbrook.

Theo Gheorghiu named Arkwright Engineering Scholar Theo Gheorghiu, has been awarded an engineering scholarship by the Arkwright Scholarships Trust. Theo underwent a rigorous selection procedure including aptitude

tests and interviews at Imperial College London. He plans to study Further Maths, Maths, Physics and Design and Technology in order to become an Aerospace Engineer. The Arkwright scheme will support him in this

ambition by offering mentoring and work experience with an appropriate company. The Arkwright Scholarships Trust seeks to encourage students of the highest calibre to study engineering at university and to follow a related career. n

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Winning Design for MINI A design created by Imogen Padwick was selected to feature on the roof of a MINI car. More than 250 Chigwell pupils entered the competition organised by Sytner Chigwell and our Art Department and both school staff and the judges from Sytner Chigwell

were amazed by the range and standard of entries. Each of the different themes was interpreted with great individuality, flair and skill and selecting an overall winner was a very difficult task. After much deliberation, designs by Jordan Cohen, Imogen Padwick, Poppy Bradley, and Greg Garland were shortlisted,

Imogen Padwick at the unveiling of the Mini with her design on the roof.

with Imogen’s colourful design based on New Beginnings being declared the final winner.

was transferred onto the roof of a MINI that is in use at Sytner Chigwell.

All the shortlisted pupils won a track day at Brands Hatch courtesy of Sytner Chigwell, and Imogen’s winning design

The car, complete with the winning design, was unveiled at the school on Thursday 4th July. n

The pupils whose designs were shortlisted with Head of Department Mr Edwin Aitken, Art teachers Sharon Wales and Annah Aitken and the representatives from Sytner Chigwell.

Art & Design and Design & Technology Summer Exhibition The 2013 Art and Design and Design and Technology Summer Exhibition 2013 opened to the public on Thursday 4th July. Parents, staff, pupils and friends of the school attended the opening and it was a really fantastic occasion.

Visitors had the opportunity to view examples of art, design and D&T work made by pupils from all year groups in the school’s art gallery. The quality of the work on show was stunning and the exhibition reflected the strength of the creative subjects at the school. The range of work on display was incredibly diverse. Visitors could see examples of paintings that had been influenced by Picasso, mixed

media T-shirts that had been inspired by Punk, and there was even one piece of art that incorporated living snails. The GCSE, AS and A2 groups have once again not only been able to make their exam and coursework projects to an outstanding standard, but each project was highly personal and demonstrated, very convincingly, the individual flair and talent of our pupils. n

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Junior School Art

The ‘Decorative Decoupage’ workshop

In May, Mrs Tilbrook organised an art workshop, ‘Decorative Decoupage’ run by Emma Collins, for 14 local prep and primary school teachers. The work produced,

mirrors embellished with beads and sequins, was wonderful. Mrs Tilbrook then taught the workshop to our Year 5 pupils, who took to this method of French decoration, tres bien!

During activities week the Year 5 pupils were lucky enough to have a cartoon workshop run by Alan Cassey, a storyboard artist who has written and illustrated for Danger Mouse and Count Duckula comics.

Year 6 pupils took part in a one-day workshop, Exotic India, inspired by Indian art. Every pupil made eight beautifully embellished ‘fimo’ tiles, which were then baked in an oven and arranged onto our Purple Panther, with stunning results. n

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‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ — JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


Again this year we have seen an increase in students wanting to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Bronze level expedition in the New Forest

Fifty-seven of the Lower Fifth joined at Bronze level at the beginning of the year, their expeditions included practising navigation around the wilds of Essex and completing their assessed expedition in the New Forest during activity week. Also during the year, they have been working on their other section which includes learning a new skill, undertaking some physical activity and volunteering their time to help people or an organisation in need. Twenty-eight students decided to continue their award at the Silver level, with approximately half opting to canoe for their expedition and the others deciding to walk. The expedition on foot was in the South Downs for training and Yorkshire Dales for assessment, and the canoe expedition was completed on the River Stort at Harlow with the final assessed trip on the River Thames in Oxford. The Gold participants have included six Lower and Middle Sixth pupils completing their expeditions in adverse weather conditions over the October half term in Snowdonia and they all passed their assessed fiveday expedition at the end of Trinity term in Scotland. n

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Activities Week Once again, Activities Week provided an excellent opportunity for pupils from Lower One upwards to engage in a range of activities varying from walking and youth hostelling in the Lake District to carrying out Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions, visiting the National Gallery, cycling in Thetford Forest, a trip to Docklands and a day trip to Boulogne…with a great deal more besides. The aim of these events is to educate pupils in a slightly different way and to stimulate interests that they may develop further.



Paradise Park

Trip to Boulogne

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Trip to The National Gallery

Cycling in Thetford Forest

Trip to Verulamium

Visit to HSBC


beauty and tranquillity of the surrounding area.

The year started with a fantastic summer camp in the Isle of Scilly, where the scouts enjoyed exploring the islands, boat trips, camping and general self-sufficiency, whilst taking in the natural

Later in the year came the trip to Othona, where everyone enjoyed fun activities in a calm and inspiring atmosphere. ‘Brass Monkey’ was a great success this year, with scouts being well prepared and ready for the challenge. Trips to Fairlop Waters for raft building and rowing have been

immensely challenging and not to mention wet! At the beginning of the summer break, twenty-nine scouts from the Third Form to the Upper Fifth, along with six members of staff, travelled to the International Scout Centre in Kandersteg, Switzerland, for a week long camp. Nestled within the Alps and along the Kander river valley, Kandersteg was the perfect and picturesque location

for engaging in a number of outdoor activities, including hiking a glacier pass, mountain biking, orienteering, climbing, swimming in a glacier lake and visiting the nearby city of Bern. When not out and about, the scouts have been honing their pioneering and camping skills on the Scout Field and the excellent First Aid course was both fun and an extremely useful skill to develop. n

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Cricket The 1st XI had very pleasing victories recorded over Enfield and Brentwood. Cordelia Griffith was selected to play for the England Ladies Academy side and Safwaan Imtiaz has represented the SouthEast of England at U17 level. The U15s have had a very mixed season. Tom Clapham and Sonal Ohrie have been missing on a regular basis as they have been playing for the 1st XI but Tom Parsons, Joe Klein, Andreas Charalambous and Ethan Sahadevan have been good additions to the team from last year. The U14s have played eight matches and won five. The team’s captain, Aaryan Gupta, has regularly represented the county as a wicket keeper and

U13B v Forest

opening batsman. The season’s highlight was having all eleven players bowling in the game against Enfield Grammar. The U13s have found their opponents to be very tough this year, but have continued to work hard at their game. Harry Samuel (captain) is in the County team. The U12 boys are improving, which is down to hard work, with ‘thinking for themselves’ an integral part of their match play. Devak Rattan and Ryan Farrant are both in the district squad. The U11s won the Bancroft’s 6-a-side tournament with captain Ben Chillingworth and Joe Williams (both district players ) dominating the batting. The U9s and 10s have had three matches each, with Haaris Usman (district) impressing the coaches. n

U11 6-a-side winners

Cordelia Griffith in action for England Ladies

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Golf Golf continues to be very strong at Chigwell and we have again increased the number of players representing the School. This again was a very successful year with 12 matches played and only one defeat. Our Junior and Senior teams played Forest School twice each throughout the year and we won all four fixtures. In the latest fixture with Forest, Joshua Banfield scored an impressive level par gross at Chigwell Golf Club. The staff won their 4 ball too! However, the School didn’t manage to beat the Old Chigwellians’ this year, losing 2.5 matches to 1.5. Congratulations should go to Harry Butler (5 handicap), who won the Chigwell Open 2013, scoring an impressive 2 over par gross at Chigwell Golf

Swimming Five of the Junior School girls qualified for the IAPS national finals which were held in May. 162 schools were represented in the finals. Special mention must go to Eleanor Ahern who came 3rd in the backstroke and Jasmine Iley who finished 4th in the 50m freestyle. Other results in the U12s: Zoe Wright, 16th in the 50m backstroke and Cayley Cochrane also 16th in the 50m breaststroke. The U12 relay team made both the freestyle and medley relay finals. Zoe, Jasmine, Cayley and Stevie Southall came 10th and 11th respectively. n

Club. Owen McCausland and Arun Kudhail both won the Stableford competition with 42 points. They can expect their handicaps to come down over the Summer. The year came to a close with House golf and Penn’s, with a particularly strong team won the event.

We again entered a strong team of five players for The Independent Schools Golf Association Championships. The players who qualified for this event were Joshua Banfield, Harry Butler, Edward Tyler, Tom Clapham and Joseph Klein. This year, 93 golfers took part in

Tennis Girls’ tennis has been very successful. The seniors recorded strong victories over both Forest and Bancroft’s, only dropping a couple of games throughout both matches. The middle school girls have followed the example set by the Sixth Formers and had some competitive matches against the same opposition, coming out on top. Both the boys’ U13 and U15 teams were entered in to the Aegon sponsored national tennis competition run by the LTA. The initial matches

are played in groups with the winners progressing to the county final, with progression, if successful, on to the regionals and then on to the nationals. Our U13 team captained by Sam Jones came runners-up in their group and missing out on the county final by one set after a count back. Sam’s other teammates were Ryan Farrant, Jamie Tyson, Lucas AbramiGill and Joshua Fisher. The U15 four: Liam Farrant, Joseph Deeks, Daniel Whitehead and Jordan Grace have made it into the County Cup Final against New Hall School. En route, they have managed to win four matches to end up as group winners. n

the event and Chigwell achieved excellent success. Joseph Klein and Ed Tyler scored 68 nett and therefore came joint 3rd in this National Competition. This is a fantastic achievement for a small school like Chigwell and we congratulate them on their success. n

Jemina Kushner Jemina, in Year 7, has qualified for the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham on her pony, Annandale Motivator. This is a fantastic achievement and we send Jemima our best wishes for the show in October. Over the summer, Jemima came 7th in The Royal International at Hickstead, which was also a great achievement. n

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Hockey GK Masterclass U11 Netball Tournament

Chigwell’s hockey goalkeepers were treated to an afternoon of expert coaching from Giles Dakin (Junior England Hockey GK coach) and Emerald Green (Ex-1st XI Old Loughtonians GK). The specialised session focused on developing the GK’s footwork and movement, kicking and use of hands. The students were stretched even further when they joined the seniors’ session after school, working on diving and smothering skills..

On Saturday 7th September over 200 girls from local schools took part in the U11 Netball Tournament. The tournament was thoroughly enjoyed by all players and spectators with some fantastic netball, team spirit and support on display. The tournament was won by the Ursuline Prep School with Bancroft’s as runners up. n

Both sessions were extremely enjoyable and informative, and all the keepers developed massively from listening and learning from these two experienced coaches. n

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International Cap

U16 Football Success

U11 Football Festival

The U16s were crowned national champions when they defeated Abbey Gate College at Quorn FC, Loughborough, in the final of the Independent Schools FA Under-16 shield.

On Saturday 7th September, 18 teams from local primary schools took part in Chigwell’s annual U11 Football Festival.

Chigwell won 5-2 after goals from Matthew Rutherford, Sam Poulter, Tim Lovett, Matthew Higgins and Max Salador. This was a great culmination of five years of hard work representing the School. n

The teams were put into groups of similar ability in order to produce some competitive matches in an ideal learning environment. Although there was no eventual winner, all matches were competitive and there was an impressive high standard of play. n

Joshua Banfield has been presented with his international cap after representing the Independent Schools FA National Under-18 team this season.

Joshua was selected to go on tour to Spain where he played matches against Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid and CD Leganes. n

The U11 Football Festival

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Charity giving continues to be central to life at Chigwell. Many individuals have raised money for important causes and again, as a community, a very large sum of money has been raised for causes which spread from medical research to supporting poor village communities in India and Africa. Grace Boxall’s charity ‘Smiles with Grace’, supporting the work of Great Ormond Street Hospital, has again been the focus of much fundraising. Here are just a couple of examples:

Street2Homes Four of the 14 Year 10 pupils who slept in a churchyard to raise money for the Harlowbased Streets2Homes wished to find out more about the charity.

Barney Walsh, Matthew Barrett, Ethan Rose and Taylor Marcelis, who had taken part in the fundraising event in May, were keen to see what the charity does.

many aspects of the charity’s work.

Streets2Homes centre manager Kerrie Eastman gave them a tour and explained the

Former Housemaster Robert Ogle, who accompanied the pupils to the sleepover and to

The pupils then presented Kerrie with a cheque for £2,361.50, which will fund some good quality projects.

the visit, said: ‘All the pupils behaved impeccably and asked some very perceptive and intelligent questions. We hope Kerrie will be able to come to speak to the whole school during an assembly next term and we look forward to running the sleepout again next year.’ n

Matthew Barrett, Ethan Rose, Barney Walsh and Taylor Marcelis presenting the cheque to Streets2Homes centre manager Kerrie Eastman.

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Hanna Raises £6,400 for Local School Junior School pupil, Hanna Johal, has raised an astonishing £6,400, including six Apple tablets, to help children with learning difficulties at a nearby school after friends and colleagues responded generously to her amazing gesture. Oak View School in Loughton has put the cash towards a new climbing frame, as well as iPads for classroom learning. The musthave gadgets have become increasingly useful in helping disabled people communicate, assisting with learning and play. Hanna’s older brother Aaron, 12, suffers from autism and attends Oak View. When

asked what she wanted for her birthday, Hanna, insisted off her own back that friends and relatives must donate money to help her brother’s classmates. The iPad – as well as being light and portable – has proven to be an especially useful communication tool for young people with autism. It provides a way to express themselves through words and images; it can be used to teach them about everyday scenarios and give them more independence. Mr Simon James, Head of Junior School, said: ‘Hanna set up a stall and raised funds and awareness of her cause through selling various items during break and lunch time to the staff and children at the school. We are proud of Hanna’s beliefs and achievements, her actions go to the heart of the school’s ethos and motto.’ n

Hanna is presented with a flower bouquet from Oak View School.

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Dates for your diary 4 September Michaelmas Term begins 7 September U11 Football and Netball Tournaments 15 September Evensong at Pembroke College, Cambridge 20 September House Music Competition 28 September Main Open Day 4 October Charity Gala Evening, Drama Centre, 7.00pm 12 October 4+ and 7+ Open Morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm

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19 October-3 November Half Term 7 November Sixth Form Open Evening, Drama Centre, 7.00pm 8 November Friends of Chigwell Firework Night, 7.30pm 9 November 11+ Open Morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm 27 November Junior School Concert, New Hall, 7.00pm 2 December Advent Procession, St Mary’s, 7.00pm 5-6 December Senior School Play, Drama Centre, 7.00pm 11 December Christmas Concert, New Hall, 7.00pm 13 December Michaelmas Term ends

Letters or Enquiries to: The Editor News from Chigwell, Development Office, Chigwell School, High Road, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6QF Telephone: 020 8501 5748 Email: development@chigwell

CHIGWELL SCHOOL OPEN DAYS 2013 Main Open Day Saturday 28th September For entry into the Pre Prep, the Headmaster and the Head of the Pre Prep School will speak at 12.00 noon in the Pre Prep School. For entry into the Sixth Form, the Headmaster and Head of the Sixth Form will speak at 1.00pm in the Sixth Form Coffee Shop. For entry at 7 and 11 years, the Headmaster and Head of the Junior School will speak at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm in New Hall. There will be tours of the School led by current pupils after each talk, displays and exhibitions in all areas of the School. A wide range of bursaries and scholarships is available for entry at 11+.

Additional 4+ and 7+ Open Morning Saturday 12th October The Headmaster and Head of the Pre Prep School will speak at 10.30am followed by tours of the school. The morning will end at 12.30pm.

Additional Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 7th November The Headmaster, Head of Sixth Form and other senior members of staff will be available from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The evening will end at 9.30pm.

Additional 11+ Open Morning Saturday 9th November The Headmaster and Head of the Junior School will speak at 10.30am followed by tours of the school. The morning will end at 12.30pm.

Individual Tours

Tours will also be available for prospective parents and pupils after Open Days. Please contact the Admissions Registrar for an appointment. For further information, please contact the Admissions Registrar, Mrs Janet Long T. 020 8501 5700 Email: Website: Chigwell School is an Incorporated Charity No.1115098


Chigwell School is an Incorporated Charity, number 1115098.

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