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Year 7s Film Famous Football Goals

The Manchester Derby has always been a tempestuous game of football egos and wild cantankerous antics. Last Sunday’s clash certainly lived up to that! With yet another FA enquiry after a coin was thrown at Rio Ferdinand, before a City fan ran onto the pitch in an attempt to get at the defender once more, the teams made it clear that the game would be no ‘walk in the park’! Before the game, a selected group of Year 7 students took part in a filming programme, courtesy of IMG Premier League Productions who handle and distribute all 380 premier league games on an international basis. You may have seen them if you tuned in before kick off... Year 7 Students: Elkjan, Luis, Noah, Luka, Rahim, Reece, Josh, Coree, Dominic and Phillip recreated famous goals from past Manchester derbys which were used as adverts featured on SkySports in the build up to Sunday’s clash at the Etihad, including those of the 6-1 shocker last season at Old Trafford. The day was reported to be a fantastic experience with enriching activities and some near perfect goal recreations! A Year 7 student who took part in the filming said "I got to score a goal like Carlos Tevez". By Nikoleta Gashi

D i a r y D a t e s

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17th December 2012 - Issue 11

CHISWICK SCHOOL Your Weekly Newsletter

DECEMBER Wed 19th Snow White - 6th Form Panto Thu 20th Old People's Party Fri 21st Last day of term JANUARY Mon 7th Return to school Adult Education Start of Term Mon 7th Jan - Fri 1st Feb GCE/GCSE Exams Thu 10th Year 11 Mock Results Day Mon 14th - Fri 25th Sixth Form Interviews

The Editorial Team of ChiswickNews would like to wish all readers a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

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Double Christmas Concert Delights Parents Mr. Ryan (Head teacher) has been deluged with emails congratulating the Chiswick School Music department who produced two Christmas concerts on consecutive days last week. First up was the Year 7 Winter Concert held at St. Nicholas Church on Wednesday. This was followed the next day by the rest of the school performing at a Christmas concert in school. Last Wednesday’s concert in the church was the second year of a Christmas concert specially dedicated to just Year 7, enabling them to display their talents. The items ranged from an amazing recital of Debussy from Sam Stevens to a selection of songs from all girl group Just Glam. Anna Pryce who played solo and with the Year 7 steel pans said "It was great. I loved playing the steel pans best because they just make you want to dance!" Grace Lee said "It was brilliant to see guest Year 6s from Hogarth School perform with the Year 7s and watch them perform so confidently." Ms Raven's and Ms O'Leary's efforts

to make the evening a success really showed! All their hard work paid off and with the help of Violet Vincent and Tyrell Hamilton, who taught the Year 7 steel pans, an entertaining evening was enjoyed by all. A grand total of 73 students from across the school performed in the main school event. A particular feature was the strong presence of the Sixth Form. A group of Sixth Form singers astonished the audience with their rousing rendition of ‘California Kingbed’ and ‘Where have you been?’. Ms O’Leary who’d arranged the pieces, had clearly put them through their paces. Continued inside...


stemmed from the dozens of traditional market stalls and carousel bars, selling cherry mulled wine to its visitors. Students got to experience for themselves what a German bratwurst looked and tasted like. It was almost like being in Germany.

Concerts Delight continued...

The orchestra continues to make progress and played a demanding extract from Holt’s planets followed by a lively performance of Pink Panther. Ms. Raven had baton in hand and was also responsible for all the steel pans arrangements, which had the audience moving to the beats. There were several small group and individual performances, all of which were of high quality. One performer stood out. Esther Adjayi, now in year 12, had not performed to a live audience before. She performed her own song, having produced the backing track in the school’s new recording studio. Her voice was a revelation. Perfectly in tune she exhibited fantastic range and power. We all await the release of her first single. One of the emails Mr Ryan received stated, ‘Last night my wife and I were blown away with the quality of every performance. Astonishing! Please pass on a huge well done to Ms Raven. It would have put Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor in their place!’

By Nikoleta Gashi

Linguists Get Taste of Christmas European Style.... in London Last Wednesday, the A Level French and German class, along with a group of year 11 students, visited the Goethe and French Institutes as part of a cultural languages trip. A world of seminars, books, DVDs and classroom resources was revealed to the students. Situated in busy South Kensington, the Goethe Institute and the French Institute are open every day on a walk-in basis. Languages courses are held termly for any ability. Nazimo Abdi, 11Ha, was impressed. ‘It was really helpful visiting the Goethe Institute especially as I didn't know it even existed. I will definitely be using it in the future as it will help me with my A Levels.' After a short tube journey to Hyde Park Corner, the fairy lights of Winter Wonderland loomed into view. The tangible smells of the Bavarian Markets

Year 11 Get Inspired On Monday 10th December, Chiswick School were delighted to welcome the charitable organisation ‘Inspire’, who came to run a ‘work readiness careers challenge day’ for the Year 11 students. ‘Aspiration, Inspiration, Achievement’ is the motto of the organisation ‘Inspire’. Inspire is a new way of raising young people's aspirations and achievement, through a flexible and innovative programme of personal development, incorporating both technological and adviser-led tools and activities. Career guidance, student careers advice, and skills development are critical for young people, especially in their later school years when they are trying to decide on their career path. Having already hired a ‘Careers Advisor for students, Chiswick School decided to bring in ‘Inspire’, as developing students' understanding of the world beyond education makes schoolwork more relevant and increases motivation, achievement and confidence. ‘It’s so lovely to see everyone looking so smart!’ said Benedict Segal, 11Bl. Year 11 pupils were dressed in their finest formal wear, and were situated in

either the hall or the gym for the day. Two ‘career mentors’ provided groups with different tasks, aimed to motivate students and help recognise future career choices. Activities such as creating a Lego dolphin from memory and estimating how much money supermarkets must pay out in salary, were carried out with the lovely incentive of a big box of chocolate for the winner! However the day wasn’t only about careers, or chocolate. The mentors made pupils think about their hopes and fears, their goals and their future. ‘I really feel inspired, the day helped me to solidify my career choice, recognise my goals and gain key skills which I will need when going into the workplace!’ said Hockto Pearson, 11Ch.

Student Designed Mosaic On Display in Hall

The School Council, under the expert eye of artist Paul Siggins, designed and created a mosaic to mark the school becoming an academy. The final product is now up in the hall and will be officially unveiled in January. Watch this space.

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