Snapshot - Home Learning Edition


Welcome to our CTS Snapshot - a weekly celebration update. We would like to continue to share the achievements of our students during this uncertain time. Each week we will include new ideas for student challenges to do at home, nominations of students who we are celebrating in each subject, and updates from the home learning team. If you have done a piece of work you are really proud of, or have completed one of our challenges and would like to share it in Snapshot next week, please email this to with the title of the email being 'Snapshot', including a short description of your work, and we will choose a selection to share.

Gallery of Work:

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Inspired by Captain Tom Moore on Saturday 9th May Miss Buffini completed 100 miles running around her garden in under 22 hours for NHS Charities Together. Initially she had planned to complete a marathon but felt that she wanted to challenge herself and raise as much as she could for the NHS, which was over £4000. Miss Buffini said "When you push your boundaries, get out of your comfort zone and believe in yourselves it is amazing what you can achieve.

I wanted to thank the NHS on a national level for everything they are doing at this moment in time. I am so proud of what I achieved and cannot thank my community enough for their support everyone who sponsored me and everyone who virtually ran with me".

Well done to Miss Buffini!

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The following students have been nominated for completing their assignments before the deadline and showing a great understanding:

Year 10 - Liam, Shay, Zak, Toby, Jude, Rhys, Ines, Sonny and Junhao.

Year 8 - Kiera C, Bence, Kai, Kent, Denis, Hollie, Yunis, Gabrielle, Kiera T.


The following Year 13 students have been nominated for great Literature and Language work, Jasmine, Kacper, Stefania, Mikey, Ryan, Iulia, Taylor and Elijah.

Year 9 students, Nikodem B for excellent poetry analysis and consistently wonderful work in his home learning and Louis for always submitting work promptly.
Well done to the year 9 drama students who have been watching the National Theatre plays online.


Year 10 History student Klaudia for a detailed answer for her Pasteur assignment.

The following Year 9 students did extremely well on their Geography assignment, Denisa, Fabian, Jason, Sai, Abigail, Nikodem, Daniel, Oliwer, Milana, Leila, Layla and Jenna.

Well done to Year 9 student Jayme-Lei and Ben for great marks on their Sociology assignments.


8AY - Julia and Seth who achieved the highest scores in the class.

8BX - Melissa and Keira who achieved the highest scores in their class who achieved the highest scores in the class.

8BZ – Amie, Alisha, and Joe who achieved the highest scores in the class.

8AX – Kian, Rhema and Annie Chen who achieved the highest scores in the class.

8BY – Ella, William and Paulina who achieved the highest scores in the class.

8AZ - Dexter and Ksenija who achieved the highest scores in the class.


Mrs Tams would like to say well done to Carmen, Patryk, Mya, Sam, Lily, Tamsyn, Tamiska, Arnas, Lukas and Ana in Year 10 for excellent work on all their assignments so far, producing some excellent German work from home.

Computer Science:

Students nominated this week are Year 8 student Nikodem who did a superb job in identifying a number of risks posed when using the World Wide Web. He also showed some excellent technical understanding from previous Computing study and Year 8 student Theo for using excellent computing knowledge to complete the Google interland challenge.

Design and Technology:

Well done to the following Year 7 student, Lucy for demonstrating some excellent DT knowledge, Olivia for achieving 100% on her DT assignment and Maya for always maintaining such a high standard of attitude and work ethic for DT.

Home Learning Nomination

Students from Corby Technical School have been writing letters to the elderly over the holiday period. This initiative is part of BBC Radio Northampton’s Make a Difference campaign, together with The Autumn Centre. Students from all year groups have been writing about some of the activities that they have been doing during lockdown, as well as sharing their hobbies and interests. We are so proud of all the students who have taken the time to do this, and are sure that the recipients will be thrilled to receive a letter during this time when they are likely to be feeling more socially isolated. Thank you to all those who have taken part.

Snapshot Student Challenges

Each week we will be setting you some extra challenges on Snapshot to do at home. Send us pictures of your successes to: to share in our next edition.

Life Skills Challenge

Grow fruit or veg from scraps. There are lots of ways of doing this, either from using seeds or the ends of veg such as celery. Search online for more instructions.

Creative Commission

Create a tribute to your favourite Disney character! This could be a drawing, a painting, a poem or a heartfelt speech.

Enrichment Inspiration

Check out the website, as there is a space launch scheduled for Saturday that is likely to be visible from the UK. You can follow updates online.

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Weekly Winners

May 18th – May 24th

Highest number of students taking quizzes – 7TE, 7ST & 7CO
Highest number of quizzes passed – 7CO
Highest number of words read – 7CO

Focus Feature

This week the focus is on our Maths department. This is what the team have been doing during the break.
Mr Jackson has spent his mornings going for long walks around Corby and has taken some great pictures which he would like to share.

Careers News:

Careers information is being sent through Tutor groups in Teams and our Careers Advisor Julie Thompson can be contacted for advice by either parents or students via email at: