Mental Health Awareness week

Being kind is linked to increased feelings of happiness, wellbeing, and life satisfaction – The Mental Health Organisation (2020).

In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Week and lockdown we are challenging you all to take part in the Kindness Campaign – what act of kindness can you carry out today?

Further information on: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week #weareinthistogether #chesterfield365 #bekind

Free School Meal Vouchers

Update 15th May 2020

Free School Meals

Help and information for parents and carers entitled to Free School Meals

During these challenging times, many families have been concerned about how they will receive the financial support they need to feed their children at home without the free school meal entitlement during the partial closure of schools.

To help deliver this support, Edenred UK are working with the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver supermarket vouchers to those families.

You will receive this support;

  • In the form of an eCode that you can redeem online from a selection of supermarket ‘eGift cards’ if the school has an email address for you, or;
  • If you do not have an email address or access to the internet, school will print off the voucher, or ‘eGift card’, and post it to your home address.

Please see the below link for Frequently Asked Questions:

www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

Emails are being sent from a company called Edenred so parents should look for this in their ‘Inbox’ and if nothing has been received check ‘Junk’

Vouchers are currently being released in 4 week blocks. The next vouchers will be sent from w/c 18th May 2020. The vouchers can often take upto 5 days to come through.

If you are experiencing problems with e-codes for free school meals using the Government Edenred system please email freeschoolmealsparentscarers@edenred.com

If you need to update us with your email or postal address please email admin@chesterfieldhigh.co.uk with the name of your child in the email.

The World’s Largest Ever Art Lesson

We are excited to announce that Chesterfield High School has been selected as an @artworldrecords Ambassador to be part of breaking the world record for the world’s largest ever online art lesson! It’s free and will be led by World Book Day author and celebrated illustrator, Rob Biddulph. It’s also supporting the fight against COVID-19. We need over 10,000 people to register and participate. REGISTER NOW at artworldrecords.com and pick up those pens/pencils on the 21st May at 4pm to count towards the attempt! Please share this with your families and get them to register and join too!

VE Day

Our History Department have sourced some information and ideas on how the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, marking the end of WW2 in Europe, is being and can be celebrated safely at home / virtually.

Do encourage your children to log-on to History’s Google Classroom resources to access these.

We are forever grateful to those who fought for peace.

Careers Education

University, apprenticeship and other careers advice, information and guidance (for all ages) can be found via this website:

https://growthplatform.org/talent/careers-hub/careers-resources/

This includes links to competitions:

The below includes prestigious competitions that can help give students a leg up in their futures and also link up with Gatsby Benchmarks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8.
BBC Young Reporter– Journalism competition 
Formerly School Report, BBC Young Reporter gives 11 – 18 year olds a chance to tell a story that is important to them with the help of BBC journalists. Split into 2 age groups, this is a fantastic competition for students looking to get their first taste of journalism.
The F Factor– National competition for budding entrepreneurs
The F Factor is a national start-up competition from Founders of the Future, for young people across the country. It is about providing young aspiring entrepreneurs with tools, skills-training and context to bring their ideas to life and present them to experts as well as opportunities to collaborate with like-minded peers, interact with mentors and gain access to work experiences.”

Spring Term raffle winners

Our students are the reason we are such a great school! We have been celebrating their achievements from the Spring 2 Term for 100% attendance, character traits and for having no behavioural consequences. Two students from each year group were drawn from a raffle to win a £10 Amazon voucher. We are pleased to announce the winners:

Year 7 – Tom Parker & Robyn Wallace

Year 8 – Jasmine Middleton & Joe Stocks

Year 9 – Lucy Dignan & Hope Doran

Year 10 – Molly Cottrell & Alfie Duffy

Year 11 – Adam Morgan & Natasha Crowley

Well done!