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CTA PE Department – Update 1

We have seen strange times in the Chase Terrace Academy PE Department since the beginning of Lockdown. We have had many questions to answer… but mainly, how do we engage with the pupils at this very difficult time and how do we encourage them to engage with us? The following information newsletter highlights what we have achieved.

Pupils have participated really well in an extensive PowerPoint that we sent out via Show My Homework. PE Staff recorded explanations as to how to make the most use out of the presentation, encouraging them to investigate and participate in a healthy active lifestyle. The sections included:

  • Skill Development
  • Mental health
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Creativity in sport
  • Literature in sport

From the feedback that you have sent in about the activities you enjoyed, we have created collages and filled a notice board with a small sample of your activities.

In addition, we have delivered the following enterprising activities:

Created PowerPoints and quizzes: This was to continue with theory development in the sports that we should have participated in, if we had been in school.

PE Department set up a Twitter account:

An extra medium of communication was set up to promote activities that the students could get involved in to maintain an active healthy lifestyle. We linked with organisations to promote free, safe online activities. Our account is @CTA_PE if you would like to follow us. We also used this media platform to support the initiatives below:

Beat the Teacher: Practical challenges were created by the PE staff that were recorded and sent out via registration and on Twitter. Pupils were then encouraged to attempt the same challenge and see if they could achieve higher scores. There were many who did!

Online “Performer of the Week”: Pupils have been working so hard to stay active that it has been only right that each PE teacher could nominate a person who deserved that extra recognition. Sadly we couldn’t nominate everybody, but it was lovely to have so much choice.

Accessed money for instructors to deliver live weekly extra-curricular lessons on Teams

We were extremely lucky to have links with James Austin, the Burntwood and Lichfield School Games Organiser and Tasmine Turner, Sports Development Officer for Burntwood and Lichfield (also an ex Chase Terrace student.) The money that the two generously allocated allowed us to access the following coaches who all delivered live extra-curricular clubs for our Chase Terrace students which have been well attended:

  • Yoga – L.Swannell
  • Boxing – W.Elcock
  • HIIT and Boxercise – P.Woollard

We know that our pupils can go on to see these instructors in and around the Burntwood area through Tasmin’s Getin2it Program. Please visit the website as our pupils are now familiar with some of the activities. These will be delivered in outdoor spaces as soon as it is allowed. The online feedback about the activities has been fantastic.

Delivery of live extra-curricular lessons by the PE Staff on Teams

In addition to the instructors the PE Team delivered a fitness session and a HIIT session twice a week where we were able to interact with the students.

Moving Forward:

We have contacted variety of sports people and asked them to support us motivating our pupils to return to activity again. Our first motivational speaker is below. Have you seen him on the television recently in the World Indoor Athletics Championships?

Elliot Giles

Elliot Giles recently broke 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 17th 2021) 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 CTA.

Hard work, commitment and resilience do pay off!

Stay fit and healthy.

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National Careers Week 2021

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.

Click here to see our guest speaker videos.

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New School Lottery Competition

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.

Good luck!

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What an amazing athlete – Elliot Giles

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.

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Foodbank Update – Week 12

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.

Moving Forward:

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
  • Treats 
  • 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

Let’s hope that this half term will be easier than the last!

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Foodbank Update – Week 11

Preparing for the February half term break

As your children prepare to take a well-earned rest for the February half term, it is really important that we try to ensure that all the families in the Chase Terrace Academy community are well fed and looked after in the forthcoming week.

With this in mind, we have been preparing for our second foodbank that we hope that you have seen advertised via our school Facebook and Twitter accounts. It takes place on Friday 12th February, starting at 10.30 and finishing at 12.30 in the Sixth Form block. It is very important to note that we are very keen to support all the schools in the local community as we have been supported by the wider local community with donations.

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. We have also accepted substantial gifts of food from Matt, the Vicar of St John’s Church in Heath Hayes, The House of Bread and Angela from Kean Styles. The Burntwood Lions have also seen our efforts online and after a lovely phone call sent in a very generous cash donation which will go towards stocking our depleted shelves after the event this week. Thank you so much. The community spirit really has kept us all going in such difficult times.

Moving Forward:

We believe that our community is still in need of our foodbank so we will continue to run it until Easter and make another decision at this point.

We are in need of the following basic items:

  • 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

We hope that you have a safe and restful half term.

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Foodbank Morning at Chase Terrace Academy – February 12th

Foodbank Morning at Chase Terrace Academy – February 12th, 10.30 – 12.30

We would like to announce our second Chase Terrace Foodbank Morning that will be held on Friday 12th February. This is to ensure that anyone in the community who needs a little helping hand has enough food and basic essentials over the February half term break.

It will run in the Sixth Form Centre starting at 10.30 and finishing at 12.30. Entry will be via the Sixth Form entrance only which is opposite the swimming pool. There will be somebody to signpost you into the building.

All people entering the site will need to hand sanitise and follow the one way system in the building. Face Masks must be worn at all times, unless you are exempt. Please be patient when you arrive as we may have to limit numbers inside the building to keep everyone safe.  If this happens we ask that you queue outside until you are asked to enter and observe social distancing whilst waiting. If you are able to come to shop on your own that would be preferred, but not expected.

There will be a maximum of two bags of items per family so that we can support as many people as possible.

We look forward to meeting you soon. We are all in this together.

Kind Regards,

Chase Terrace Academy Foodbank

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Foodbank Update – Week 10

The support continues.

We are so proud to be involved with such supportive and caring people who live in the Chase Terrace and Burntwood community. Thank you to everybody who has donated and been so generous.

We would like to thank The House of Bread who have made another wonderful donation and also KEAN Styles and Tesco Store Rugeley. Every single item that we receive is much appreciated.

We thought you would like to see the parcels we have created this week for our families, in addition to the donations that we currently have in the food bank store.

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.

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