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Bookbuzz Reading Scheme

Christmas arrived early in the LRC last week for our Year 7 students.

Springwell takes part in a reading scheme called Bookbuzz which allows us to give every Year 7 student a book which will be theirs to keep.

The books have arrived in College today, so please watch out for your child bringing their free book home over the coming week.

Happy reading!

 

 

 Table Tennis Championships

 

Congratulations to our U13's girls Table Tennis Team. They have made us extremely proud by not only winning the Chesterfield Championships, but they have now won the Derbyshire title too! They will represent Derbyshire in the Regional Finals in January 2020. Well done Team Springwell! 

Remembrance Day 2019

This year we invited one of our local Primary Schools and visitors from the local community, to join us for our annual Remembrance Day Celebrations.

We listened to the poem 'We Remember', heard the Last Post being played on the Bugle and observed a 2 minute silence in memory of those who had fallen.

We are so proud of our students, who behaved impeccably during what was a very moving and respectful ceremony.

Thank you to everyone who attended.




Wellness Wednesday - 23rd October 2019

 

On ‘Wellness Wednesday’ last week, we promoted anti-stigma towards Mental Health issues.

Each form group created a pumpkin to promote positivity and well-being, then these were placed in pride of place around the Springwell tree.

Don't they look amazing?!!

   

Local Democracy Week 2019

 
Y7 and Y8 students have been learning all about the importance of democracy as part of their PSHE lessons. Issues have been explored and debated in classes for the last couple of weeks, before a selection of students joined local councillors on a Question Time style panel in the college hall. Y7 students were joined by Councillors Lisa Collins, Howard Borrell, Paul Holmes to discuss issues such as climate change, anti-social behaviour and the rise in the use of food banks. Y8 were accompanied by Councillors Lisa Collins, Howard Borrell, Sheila Niblock, Chris Ludlow and Barry Dyke. Many thanks to all the councillors for giving up their time to come and join in with our debates!

 

 

  Congratulations to our SCART Volunteers!


SCART is happy to announce that a number of our Student Volunteers, Community Volunteers and members of Friends of SCART group, have recently received their Volunteers Passports for completing the Derbyshire County Council Volunteering course.
SCART highly values all of our Volunteers and we are so pleased for all of these individuals, who gave up even more of their own time to undertake this course.
We would like to say a big thank you to Derbyshire County Council for delivering this course to them.
Well done everyone.

 

 

 

 


Chesterfield Foodbank 2019


In conjunction with Wellness Wednesday on 23rd October 2019, we asked for food to be brought into college, to donate to the Chesterfield Foodbank.

We had the pleasure of handing over our donations on the last day of term.

Chesterfield Foodbank confirmed that over 200kgs of much needed food was collected from Springwell Community College, to help local people in crisis.

 

 

 

 

   

Achievement Evening 2019

Our annual Achievement Evening took place recently with over 120 prizes handed out to students.  Each curriculum area nominated students for the subject prize and the most improved student received a prize for progress.   Winners were awarded a beautiful glass engraved trophy and a gift token as a memento of their achievements.  Prizes were handed out by the Chair of Governors, Kay Bonnett, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Councillor Gordon Simmons and Councillor Kate Caulfield. Our Y11 Rock School singers performed two songs, accompanied by our singing teacher Mark Cunningham. 

Our Y11 GCSE Art students also displayed their incredible talents with a gallery of their final GCSE work.  The BTEC Performing Arts Dance and Drama students’ work was also showcased – reflecting some of the remarkable talent that our students display in a range of different pursuits. Another lovely evening, showing that hard work always pays off!  Congratulations to all of our winning students. 

     
      

MFL Castleton Residential 2019

23 keen and enthusiastic Year 11’s gave up part of their Easter holidays to venture out to Castleton Youth Hostel for 24 hours of intense revision.  Students participated in role-plays, photo cards and general conversations followed by a mock speaking exam.  They were a credit to Springwell Community College and those that attended the extensive revision session performed brilliantly in their GCSE speaking exam, fingers crossed for fantastic results in the summer!  Well done everyone!

Y9 Zebra Red Sessions

Y9 have taken part in the incredible ZebraRed sessions recently, exploring racism, hate crime, radicalisation, knives and gang culture. Led by Professor Manny Barot and Jason Farmer, the sessions were hard hitting and have given the students plenty to think about.

Staveley School Awarded Champion Status


 

Springwell Community College in Staveley has been awarded champion school status for their involvement in National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-backed youth programme for teenagers.

Springwell Community College received the status in recognition of the continued support given to the scheme, encouraging more than 60 students to take part in NCS, which helps young people develop a broad range of skills that have life-long value, such as leadership, team working, confidence, independent thinking and community responsibility.

“We’re delighted to offer ongoing support for NCS as we believe it plays a vital role in the development of our students as they transform into adulthood,” said Cuan Jacques, Faculty Leader for Personal Development.

Cuan was awarded the plaque, signed by the Prime Minister, from former NCS graduates at a special ceremony at the Stuart Hotel in Derby to mark the achievement.

NCS is an opportunity open to all 16 and 17 year olds across England. Over the course of four weeks, participants spend time away from home experiencing outdoor life to its full, working with local business and charities to build new skills, and putting those new skills to good use to create a project that will help others better enjoy the local community.  Schemes run by Springwell students over the last few years include improving accessibility for disabled people around the town centre and increasing support and awareness of homelessness.

To date, over 500,000 young people across the UK have taken part in NCS, which is delivered regionally by Ingeus, in partnership with local youth organisations. 

“All of our champion schools can be really proud of what they have achieved,” said Ingeus NCS National Marketing Manager, Sarah Hartley. “They have fully supported their young people and encouraged them to aim high. All of our graduates and their schools have achieved some amazing results, of which they can all be really proud.”

To find out more visit www.NCSYES.CO.UK

 

 Remembrance Day 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of the celebration for the end of WW1 100 years ago, the college held a special remembrance service for all students, staff, governors and special guests today.

 

The Poem, ‘We Remember’ was read and The Last Post was played, following which a 2 minutes silence was observed. The ceremony was very moving, respectful and very fitting to mark the fallen soldiers. We are very proud of our students for taking part and were impressed with their conduct throughout.  Our thanks go to the local community and special guests for their attendance.

   

Made in Chesterfield 2018

Six of our Y11 business students enjoyed the morning at Kingfield Electronics as part of the Made in Chesterfield Project. Students were taken on a guided tour of the site and then participated in some hands-on activities.  An informative and enjoyable morning had by all.

 

   

 

 

Local Democracy Week 2018

This week has been Local Democracy Week and to mark the occasion our Years 7,8,9 and 10 have been joined by local Chesterfield Councillors for our very own "Springwell Question Time".  Topics discussed included Society in 1918 verses 2018, Brexit and Homelessness.

 

 

   
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