The school year ten and eleven cross country and fell team won the prestigious Derbyshire team of the year award at the Derbyshire schools sports awards evening held in Chesterfield last week. It reflects their string of successes over the past year and we congratulate them all.
We are delighted to announce that Lily Forster, who completed her GCSEs this summer at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, has been awarded the BNF Drummond Education Award for achieving the highest marks in the country for GCSE Food and Nutrition with the Eduqas examination board. Lily and her teacher Trudi Mayo travelled to London for the awards ceremony last week to receive their prizes from Princess Anne.
The British Nutrition Foundation rewards excellent work in food and nutrition by students throughout the UK. Annual awards are given to students at GCSE/Standard Grade and A-level/Advanced Higher level. In addition, the Foundation recognises and rewards the hard work by the student's teacher. We congratulate Lily on this fantastic achievement.
More than 100 students and parents from local primary schools enjoyed an evening of lunar and planetary observations as they joined staff and students from Chapel-en-le-Frith High School for the school’s recent Moonwatch evening. The event, hosted by the school’s CGSE astronomy group, allowed the young astronomers and members of the public to explore the finer details of the lunar surface and experience some of the delights of stargazing.
On a very cold night the clouds eventually cleared and guests were able to view the mountains, craters and marie on the moon using the schools telescopes.
This year, guests also had the opportunity to view moon rocks, lunar soil and meteorites on loan from the American Space Agency, NASA.
The lunar samples were recovered during the Apollo16 and 17 moon landings in the early 1970s. The astronauts brought back 382kg of moon rock over the course of the missions and NASA distributed samples of these priceless artefacts to countries around the world.
Also on display were some sample meteorites; an impressively heavy solid iron and nickel meteorite found in Australia, a meteorite fragment believed to have come from Mars, and also a meteorite over 5 billion years old (older than Earth itself)! These were quite possibly the oldest object any of the students have ever, and will ever hold.
Double success at the High Peak Netball championships as both the year 10 and year 11 teams won! With 14 teams participating from the High Peak schools, this was a super achievement.