CTS Snapshot

29.11.2019

Welcome to our CTS Snapshot - a weekly celebration update. We are delighted to share with parents and carers alike student triumphs at Corby Technical School. We are proud of every student and every success they have - please feel free to share with us any achievements they might have.

Snapshot News

Awards Evening

This week we welcomed our previous Year 11 and Year 13 students into school for an evening of celebration and students were presented with their certificates. it was a lovely evening and a chance for former students to catch up with friends and teachers and celebrate in each other’s success.

Stars of the Week:

Students:

  • Mr Godfrey has nominated Year 9 students Denisa and Anya for their perseverance and great attitude in Physics.
  • Mrs Arnold would like to thank the following Year 10 students for their support during the Awards evenings, Sam, Arnas, Lukas and Dagan.
  • Miss McGrath has nominated Year 9 Biologists for great focus during the lessons this week and for sparking fantastic discussion into stem cell use and Year 10 students Carmen, Klaudia, Liam, Ashley and Zak for hard work in a difficult hormone topic.

  • Mrs Tams has nominated Year 10 students Shaylan and Junior for great work in German this week.

  • Mrs Brightwell has nominated Year 10 student Grace who was participated in a dance competition and came 1st for her routine in the Cha Cha and 3rd for her routine in the Waltz.

  • Mrs Brown has nominated the Year 11 students who did the English Mock – whatever grade they get, they all took it seriously and conducted themselves very responsibly.

Year 11 Physics Workshop

Peter Tiktin from the Institute of Physics delivered a masterclass on radioactivity with both the Year 11 triple science and the Year 13 A-level physics classes. This was a unique opportunity to engage with a real expert in the area and the sessions included cloud chambers, spark counters and many other applications. He also trained the staff in the science department to use our new radioactivity equipment which will be a great tool to really engage our students.

Special Assembly:

Mrs Brightwell delivered a fantastic assembly this week about online safety. The assembly was called Breck's Last Game and it aims to reduce young people’s vulnerability to online grooming.
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Literacy:

Literacy Stars:


Year 9 student Rowan for fantastic use of key vocabulary in History

Year 10 Maths students were writing their own GCSE exam questions using the key vocabulary they had been given.


Literacy News:


Year 7 tutor time have been looking at online safety and debating key aspects of it.

Buzzed Drama Performance from Northampton University

Students had the opportunity to watch a performance from Buzzed Drama looking at mental health awareness, the effects on mental health of alcohol and drug use. After the session there was also a question and answer session.

Apprenticeship News:

The November parent information pack from Amazing Apprenticeships is here:

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2019/11/Parent-Pack-November-2019.pdf?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=parents%20pack&utm_campaign=aaa%20november

It offers information and support for young people and parents who are considering an apprenticeship as their next step.

Reminders: