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PE at Home – 2021

We in the PE Department hope that everybody is OK during this strange time of Lockdown and managing as best as you can to stay happy and healthy.

We want to encourage everybody to be as active as possible while staying safe and abiding by the lockdown restrictions. It is really important that you are keeping physically active during this Lockdown as 30 minutes of exercise every day will really help your physical and emotional health.

We have circulated a PowerPoint via SMHW which has lots of ideas of different physical activities you could try at home as well as creative activities to have a go at, new skills to learn or improve on and recommendations for sporting books to read and TV/movies to watch. You could even try one of the PE challenges! You must always warm up, wear suitable clothing, make sure the area around you is safe and stay hydrated. We expect you to be doing an activity every day that you have a PE lesson but know that many of you are doing and will do a lot more.

The PE dept are choosing weekly challenges for students and staff. This week 25th – 31st January is the ‘Step Up challenge’ click here to see how to join in (and have a laugh at staff).

We will also be running a number of extracurricular activities this week, 25th – 31st January.

  • Yoga on Monday – 3pm
  • HITT on Friday – 7.45pm

It would be great if as many people as possible join us. Details of activities are also on our PE dept Twitter account.

If you take part in any of the activities it would be great if you could share a picture(s) with the PE department, which we could then share with the rest of the school community via social media (school web site, PE dept Twitter, school face book, school My Edd app, Show My Homework). You could have chosen to do anything from the huge number of things on the PowerPoint or it could be anything else that you enjoy.

Pictured below are some of our PE staff taking part in live PE lessons, just one of the many ways to stay active.

Stay Happy and Healthy (and active).

The PE department.

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Foodbank Update – Week 9

Another Busy Week

As numerous staff at Chase Terrace Academy continue to come into school to complete much of their teaching and supporting of key worker students, we have been so grateful with their ongoing contributions to our foodbank too.

Thank you to our Chase Terrace community for taking time out of the day to drop donations into the entrance of our main reception. Many of you do this completely anonymously. These deliveries are really welcome and the families receiving the parcels that we put together are extremely grateful.

The foodbank team have now developed a good routine: collecting, packaging and delivering food. Our main distribution day is Friday with Ann dropping off sometime in the morning. That said, if there is any family who needs a helping hand at any other point in the week we will always find the time to make up a parcel. There is generally a spare one placed in reception so that we can accommodate you immediately if required.

We do need to keep our supplies full and therefore appreciate anything that you can spare.  We have highlighted below where our stocks need replenishing if you are wanting to provide something specific.

We are in need of the following basic items:

  • Packet snack rice/noodles
  • Jam
  • Sugar
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tinned meat/ fish/protein
  • Puddings
  • Crisps/biscuits
  • 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:

Email: office@chaseterraceacademy.co.uk

Phone: 01543 682286

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Foodbank Update – Week 8

A Change of Plan.

The planned return to school has once more thrown us a curve ball with the nation moving into Lockdown for a second time. Our foodbank supplies were depleted after our foodbank morning in December and we were wondering how on earth we could keep this initiative running. The Christmas period was spent sending letters to local businesses, creating new connections and contacting the Chase Terrace Community via our school Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Yet again, our Chase Terrace family has already made the most amazing response to our food plea. Our children may not be in school, but a number of you have taken time out of your day to drop an anonymous donation just inside the double doors of our main reception. In addition, staff, from our school, brought in carrier bags full of food and dropped these off as we all returned on Monday morning this week. Thank you.

We would like to thank The House of Bread who made a wonderful donation, that Miss Vivian Collected on Wednesday this week. Her car was full to the brim of tea, coffee, rice, to name but a few of the items that were gifted. As we write this update we have just received an extremely substantial food delivery from the Vicar of St John’s Church in Heath Hayes. The support in Chase Terrace and its surrounding areas is really quite over whelming, but long may it continue.

Our first parcels for collection and delivery will take place on Friday 8th January.

Moving Forward:

Chase Terrace Academy foodbank is currently a necessity to our Chase Terrace Families, especially with the new Lockdown in place. Some of you may now be shielding or furloughed again and need a little extra help at this time. Our intention has altered as the government goalposts change. We would, if at all possible, like to run this enterprise through to the end of the Lockdown period. The success of this will be facilitated by the continuation of your kindness and generosity.

Below is a list of the basic items that we are in need of:

  • UHT milk
  • Squash
  • Pasta sauces
  • Tinned fruit and vegetables
  • Tinned meat/ fish/protein
  • Wraps or bread that has a long shelf life.
  • Crisps/biscuits
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables (on Thursdays only)
  • Shampoo and toilet rolls
  • Household cleaning products.

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:

Email: office@chaseterraceacademy.co.uk

Phone: 01543 682286

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Foodbank Update – Week 6

Getting ready for the festive season and beyond.

Staff and students have worked tirelessly this week to organise our foodbank facility so that food, toiletries and cleaning products are on hand to put into our Christmas food parcels.

To date, we have sent out eighty-nine packages to people who need an extra helping hand in our community. In the run up to Christmas, not surprisingly, our Chase Terrace families have been under additional pressure. This week alone we have managed to send twenty-four substantial food hampers with a wrapped gift for every child in the household that we are helping.

This week

A massive thank you to Angela Bradley from Kean Styles, who came up trumps again this week, supplying the foodbank with enough fruit and vegetables to provide every single hamper with fresh produce. We have had anonymous donations of packages full of boxes of tissues and others that contained Uncle Ben’s rice! Donations are wide and varied, but importantly our students continue to bring contributions to our now easily recognisable desk at the front of the Dining Hall. Thank you all.

Help has come in so many different guises. Without the site team, our admin. team, the teaching staff, the Sixth Form and our younger students the smooth running of this initiative would not be happening. Please keep sharing information about our foodbank from the school Twitter and Facebook account. These platforms are invaluable to us. You are letting people, who need a little help, know what we can do to help. You are making this happen and Christmas may be a little better for us all.

To complete the 2020 Foodbank initiative for this year, we would like to remind you about our foodbank morning. Please see the information below.

Foodbank Morning

This will take place on Monday 21st December 10.30 – 12.30. We will be laying out our foodbank and Christmas gifts in the Sixth Form Common Room.  Entry will be via the Sixth Form entrance which is by the school swimming pool. There will be a staff member there to signpost you into the building. You are welcome to come along and pick up those essentials that you need for the Christmas period.

You will be required to wear a mask, sanitise hands on entry and exit and follow the one way system around the building. We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing good tidings together.

Although we were only going to run until the end of this term, we are going to continue to collect food and essentials in January and to support those in need throughout this month. We know that this can be a bleak period after Christmas.

Our foodbank is now depleted we need to make a plea for the following items when your child returns in January:

  • UHT milk
  • Tea/ coffee/ squash
  • Tinned meat/ fish/protein
  • Squash
  • Crisps
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables (on Thursdays only)
  • Shampoo and toilet rolls
  • Household cleaning products.

Thank you so much. Donations will continue to be received every morning in January by the Dining Room entrance.

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:

Email: office@chaseterraceacademy.co.uk

Phone: 01543 682286

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CTA Newsletter – Autumn 2020

Please find our latest Chase Terrace Academy Newsletter attached below. It features staff, students and former students as well as the local community and highlights many of the fantastic achievements that have taken place since September. Thank you to everybody who has supported us this term.

CTA Newsletter – Autumn 2020

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Foodbank Update – Week 5

The community who keeps giving

This is my thirty second year as a staff member at Chase Terrace Academy. Our school name may have changed over the ages but our community spirit never has. Although I, or many of the staff do not live in the local area we are proud to be involved with such supportive and caring people who live in the Chase Terrace and Burntwood community. While Christmas is getting closer you are still taking time to send thoughtful food items and children’s gifts into school via your own child.

This week

We have received over 15 full bags of donations from our local area. They have been from a single item donation up to a full bag of contributions that would be a normal household weekly shop.

We would like to mention the community of Armitage this week who have been sending in, via Ms Wilson (senior leadership team) bags full of food essentials for the past four weeks. Some of these mums have sent a message to say that they will not be buying and sending Christmas cards this year, instead they will be using that money to buy gifts for our foodbank. Thank you so much.

On Friday last week Angela Brady delivered and left 3 large boxes of fruit and vegetables from her shop in our school entrance with a note offering more help in the future. It was amazing to give our families fresh items that will be used to provide a healthy plate of food. Items included: tomatoes, avocado, cabbages, carrots and many more nutritious roots and greens. 

We have delivered over 50 packages in the last four weeks with the support of Ann, our volunteer Covid trained driver, which is quite unbelievable!

Our Achievement For All Students remain engaged in organising our daily donations and helping to create our food parcels on Friday mornings. We are so pleased with their efforts especially as some give up their lunchtimes to help out too. The school leadership are now involved in wrapping the presents that you have provided for our age 5-16 students. We hope to place these in Christmas hampers next week.

Foodbank Morning

This week we would like to advertise and invite you to a Chase Terrace Academy foodbank morning. This will take place on Monday 21st December 10.30 – 12.30. We will be laying out our foodbank and Christmas gifts in the Sixth Form Common Room.  Entry will be via the Sixth Form entrance which is by the school swimming pool. There will be a staff member there to signpost you into the building. You are welcome to come along and pick up those essentials that you need for the Christmas period.

You will be required to wear a mask, sanitise hands on entry and exit and follow the one way system around the building. We are looking forward to seeing you and sharing good tidings together.

Please keep sharing information about our foodbank from the school Twitter and Facebook account. These platforms are invaluable to us. You are letting people, who need a little help, know what we can do to help.

We are still collecting food and essentials and would like to make a plea for the following items:

  • UHT milk
  • Tea/ coffee/ squash
  • Tinned meat/ fish/protein
  • Christmas Fayre (mince pies/puddings/chocolates/ accompaniments for the Christmas dinner)
  • Crisps
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables (on Thursdays only)
  • Household cleaning products.

Thank you so much. Donations will continue to be received every morning of the week by the Dining Room entrance.

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:

Email: office@chaseterraceacademy.co.uk

Phone: 01543 682286

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Foodbank Update – Week 4

We continue to support each other.

Thank you for reading our plea each week for shortage items. Your response cannot be measured, other than to say that we are proud to be part of the Chase Terrace and Burntwood community.

Milk, wraps, part baked rolls and toilet rolls have all been welcome additions to our store of food. We were happy to meet a parent last week who was able to come and choose food that she required for herself after school. She could not believe the selection of items that was available to her and indicated that this was great source of support for her and the family.

Thank you to the Tonks family for their fresh food donation of fruit and salad once again this Thursday. We placed all these items into our food parcels the same evening before they went out for delivery on Friday morning.

We would like to mention Ruth Forster from local business, Wagstaff in Lichfield for a very generous box of items that she delivered to our doorstep early Wednesday morning. I think she covered everything on our plea list three times over. In addition, Valyou Recruitment dropped off some more business food donations Thursday evening… there were about 8 bags of shopping in total!!  Beacon Community Church who have already, and continue to donate to our foodbank on a very regular basis have once again been very generous. We are really grateful to you.

We launched our presents and gift donations this week and we would like to thank you for the very thoughtful gifts that have already been received. A reminder that we are looking for unused presents, where the packaging is in good condition. Students will wrap these as part of their own community work and the school will deliver them to our students who are most in need in the last week of term.

Looking at our shelves we would like to send out a plea for the following items:

  • Tea/ coffee/ squash
  • Toilet rolls
  • Tinned meat/ fish/protein
  • Wraps/pitta breads/ part baked rolls
  • Crisps
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables (on Thursdays only)
  • Household cleaning products.

Christmas items such as mince pies, stuffing, cranberry sauce (anything that would be part of a Christmas dinner.) No milk this week please.

Every single item that we receive is much appreciated. Food and gift donations will continue to be accepted every morning of the week by the Dining Room entrance. They are becoming essential on the run up to Christmas.

It is most vital that those families who are in need contact the school. We have a good selection of items and your calls will always be confidential. We are all in this together.

If you require a parcel please contact us on:

Email: office@chaseterraceacademy.co.uk

Phone: 01543 682286

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Foodbank Update – Week 3

Chase Terrace and the Burntwood community continue to pull together.

Food items, toiletries and cleaning products have continued to flood in this week. You have thought of everything!!! We have even received a small contribution of dog food, so if you have an animal and need some support please let us know so that we can get it to you. We do have a few baby product items too and would like to send these to a good home.

We received some fresh food which we were able to add to our parcels at the end of last week. It was lovely to hear from one parent that this was very, very much appreciated. Thank you to the Tonks family for sewing and selling masks and using the proceeds to buy fresh produce which was delivered to us this Thursday morning. The fruit and salad are an amazing addition to the parcels that we will be delivering.

We would like to mention and thank Tesco in Rugeley. Dave Burton the store manager, who has a daughter in Year 7 contacted us and delivered a significant food parcel on Tuesday evening with his daughter Savanah. Thank you.

We would also like to thank, a past pupil and store manager, Tracey Greatreax from The Coop Swan Island who contacted the school on Wednesday to offer support with food donations and essentials which we collected on Thursday morning.

Achievement for All students and students from our sixth form have packed and created parcels throughout the week. This week we will be sending out approximately twenty food packages to local families, which is double that of the previous seven days.

Looking at our shelves we would like to send out a plea for the following items:

  • UHT milk
  • Tea/ coffee/ squash
  • Toilet rolls
  • Tinned meat/ fish/protein
  • Wraps/pitta breads/ part baked rolls
  • Crisps
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables (on Thursdays only)
  • Household cleaning products.

We would like to thank everyone for the pasta donations. We now have enough pasta to last us until Christmas, although probably not enough sauces!

Thank you so much. Donations will continue to be received every morning of the week by the Dining Room entrance. They are becoming so important on the run up to Christmas.

It is most important that those families who are in need contact the school. We have a good selection of items and your calls will always be confidential.

If you require a parcel please contact us on:

Email: office@chaseterraceacademy.co.uk

Phone: 01543 682286

Christmas present donation appeal.

This week we would like to launch an appeal for Christmas presents. Our intention would be to collect presents for students between the ages of 5 and 16. We would wrap these and ensure that they all go to good homes. If you have anything that you can donate please ask your child to bring it to the Dining Hall, which is where we are also collecting food.

We ask that:

  • The present has not been used before.
  • Packaging is undamaged.
  • Our students are happy to wrap all donated items.

Once again, thank you so much. Our Chase Terrace Family never ceases to amaze us.

To help us improve our home/school communication especially during these unprecedented times, could you please ensure the Year Offices have your most up to date Email address. The email addresses for each year group are available from the school website. Thank you for your continued support.