We’ve had a fantastic start to Careers Week 2021! We started the week with live ‘Guess Who’ guests who were streamed into live lessons, including graduates, the Navy, a dance teacher & finance directors to name a few, answering questions, giving advice and sharing their own career stories!
Thank you to all our guest speakers who are supporting us this week.
This term everyone who supports your lottery is in with a chance of winning a £500 Bicycle Voucher to spend online at thebikefactory.co.uk.
The prize draw takes place on 17th April – just in time to get cycling in the Spring weather.
The lottery is open to everyone in the community, including parents and carers, grandparents, staff, family and friends (over 16yrs). Its quick and easy to take part. Simply log on to: https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/chase-terrace-technology-college, enter your details, choose your lucky numbers and select either direct debit or pay as you go. You can sign up today for as little as £1 a week. The more people that take part, the bigger the prize and the more money raised for our school.
For more information about our school lottery, click here.
Elliot Giles has broken the British 800m record while running the second-fastest indoor time in history. His time of 1 min 43.63 seconds, which he ran on Wednesday (February 17) at the World Indoor Tour in Torun, Poland, beat the record held by Sebastian Coe, which had stood since 1983
Elliot took time out, two days before this record breaking event to speak to the pupils of Chase Terrace Academy.
Hard work, commitment and resilience do pay off
February to Easter
On the final day of the first Spring Half Term, Chase Terrace Academy held its second successful foodbank morning. Once again, we had a busy two and a half hours with a steady trickle of shoppers. Due to the generosity of our community, customers were provided with a wide variety of food and essentials including: breads and cake, tea coffee and sugar, baby food and a vast array of fresh fruit and vegetables which would help them to stay afloat over the half term break. The younger members of the families, who came along with their parents and carers, were treated to a pancake with sauce and a book to read. We would like to thank all staff from Chase Terrace Academy who assisted on Friday and gave us a little helping hand.
At this point it is important to recognise some unsung heroes at school who have supported this foodbank initiative without even being asked. Our site team are amazing and regularly move your food donations to our storage area and often return prepared parcels to our main entrance. Additionally, we do not want to forget our team on reception who take your phone call requests for support; pass on urgent emails and often put midweek food parcels together when the foodbank team are teaching. Finally, to our ladies in the offices who publicise the foodbank, sending out notifications and information. Thank you all.
We continue to be grateful to our Chase Terrace families for taking time out of the day to drop donations into the entrance of our main reception or phoning us to ask how you can help out. Every little thing that you do has allowed the foodbank to function smoothly and provide assistance to those who are in need.
We will continue with the foodbank up until the Easter holidays, but our updates will now be half termly. Any information will be posted via our school Twitter or our Facebook accounts, so please look out for these notifications.
After our last foodbank morning we are depleted in the following areas and…
We are in need of these basic items:
- Tinned vegetables
- Tinned Meat
- Fresh fruit and vegetables (on Thursdays only)
- Fairy liquid
- Washing detergents
- Bathroom products including toilet rolls
- Household cleaning products.
As always your support on social media has been invaluable. Please continue to back the initiative in the ways that you know how. We remain in this together and would like to thank you all for your help so far.
It is most important that those families who are need contact the school. We have a good selection of items and your calls are confidential.
If you require a parcel please contact us on:
Phone: 01543 682286
Let’s hope that this half term will be easier than the last!