Chew Valley School News
- Chew Valley's Gromit - the Winner!
- Year 7 Reading Challenge - update!
- Competition Choir Auditions
- Parents' Survey 2013
- Chew Valley Students Judge Book Awards
- Stonewall celebrate our work on diversity
For the past five weeks, the lower school corridor has been ringing with the mellifluous sounds of Year 8 singing. The challenge was set: to learn a pop/rock classic and to perform it in front of the year group. Despite a bit of initial grumbling (8E felt that their tutor, Mr Fowles ‘forced’ Oasis on them), most students loved the rivalry and were determined to out perform their peers.
The final sing off took place in an Enrichment period and was truly impressive. From 8V’s mock riot during their Kaiser Chiefs rendition to the use of Freddie Mercury wigs in 8L’s ‘Don’t Stop me Now’, there were some amazing acts!
8A put Tinie Tempah to shame with their lovely version of ‘Written in the Stars’ (great singing, Oli Smith) and 8C’s acting of ‘Livin on a Prayer’ was spectacular (good work Ellesie Evans as Geena in the diner!)
8H proved that they were ‘Fun’ with ‘We are Young’ where Jess Gwyther sang beautifully! Just one request: Sam Emery, please promise us you will never sing again! Congratulations to 8W who won by a whisker with ‘Where is the Love?’: cool costumes, brilliant break dancing by Lennie Montague and Caitlin Riordan and ….terrific teen spirit!
Thanks to all those who took time to put together a Christmas shoe box – your efforts are really appreciated. Miss Straw’s assembly which made us reflect on Christmas as a time for giving certainly highlighted how many students in Year 8 are involved in volunteer work. Ruth Emery works at the dog shelter on the Mendips at weekends whilst lots of Year 8 boys who are involved in Scouts have been busy packing Christmas stockings for the elderly. Well done to all of you who have given up your time to show kindness and generosity!