Causley Journalism for Easter term
Causley House has been very busy this spring term, competing in house challenges and various other things to do with year groups and tutor groups.
The last week of term was an immersive learning week where we all swapped our usual time table for a week of one particular subject. Year 7 tutor groups PKD and ELG had a week of Art and Drama. They went on a trip to Launceston castle and drew the view there as well as performing Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet.
Year 9 had the opportunity to choose one of five amazing residentials, two of which were abroad. I went on Spanish Exchange in which we did an exchange with Las Llamas school in Santander; it was great fun as well as educational. My highlight would have to be going to the Magdalena palace. Many of my friends in Causley went too and they say it was “amazing… it helped me learn so much more and my self-confidence has increased massively. It has made me more resilient and confident in my abilities”. Meanwhile students in Causley who went on the history trip to Belgium say “it was a good trip and eye-opening”. Other trips, such as the trip to Treyarnon bay in Cornwall was “…great…the activities were loads of fun”, Coverack was “amazing” and finally the geography trip to Exmoor was “really interesting and fun, I learnt a lot about geography”.
The year 10 students took part in a science week, completing tasks from creating their own hot air balloons to making microphones from earphones. From asking a range of students it is clear that the year 10 students had a really fun week- learning as well as having a great time.
In other news Causley came second in the MFL challenge in which our knowledge was tested on world flags. For the Hockey challenge Causley came first in year 7 and 8 – go Causley!
Well done to 7PKD for having the least sanctions in their year group and winning the year 7 tug of war! They also tell me they’ve been busy with the RSC practicing the role of fairies in a midsummer night’s dream, and that they cannot wait to perform on the 11th of May at Hall for Cornwall in Truro.
The year 7 rugby team, with Jack, Matt and Jonny from ELG, have yet again made us proud, making it to the quarter finals against Truro, but unfortunately losing – better luck next time!
The Royal Shakespeare Company, one of the most famous in the world, are coming to the Hall for Cornwall in Truro and some of our year seven’s are performing with them! In particular, we know that Chloe, Hazel and Izzy from 7ELG are taking part in the remake of Midsummer Night’s Dream as the fairies… Good Luck Guys!
Another great achievement for many students in Causley was the swimming gala at Phoenix where Launceston College came 1st out of 5 schools and 2nd in Bude out of 5 schools also. Well done to those in Causley that took part- Grace, Johnny, Jack and Josh.
Another congratulations goes out to Johnny from ELG who placed in the top three at a dance competition in Plymouth last term.
And our last well done goes to year nine students Emily and Abbie at their dance competition which was open to anyone aged 10-16. The pair placed second, which is a great achievement. Well done Abbie and Emily!
There were so many great achievements last term, but as always the Easter Holidays brings round a time for swapping roles. We had to say goodbye to our brilliant House Captains Tom and Neve and welcome our new ones Jack and Katie.
Let’s hope that next term is just as successful as the last as we now approach exam season. Good luck to all Year 10 and 11 students who are getting ready for their exams!