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Dementia Hub run by the Alzheimer's Society

Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024

We have just started a new link with the Dementia Hub in Mitcham where we go and join in activities with people living with dementia, so far we have solved maths puzzles and done some Christmas crafts... we’re hopeful to visit again next year as everyone loved it and left with such big smiles on their faces! It was wonderful to see our pupils understand the positive effects of volunteering!

Dons Local Action Group Food Hub

5th, February 2024

T is writing up the list for items needed for the Dons Local Action Group Food Hub this morning at Sainsbury's in Colliers Wood - the group ended up collecting lots of donations!

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6th Form - The Orchard Café

Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024

Orchard Café is open to parents /carers and some members of the public every Tuesday from 9-10:30am (please feel free to pop in for a hot drink and delicious cupcake!). 6th form students are given the opportunity for real work experience, serving real paying customers – they are so proud of themselves, and so are we! We even had pupils volunteering at our Christmas Bazaar on 29th November!

Year 5 /6 - Home Instead

Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024

Year 5/6 pupils had the wonderful opportunity to join a ‘Love to Sing’ session with people living with dementia run by ‘Home Instead’, it was wonderful to see everyone mix together and enjoy singing together. This won’t be our last visit!

CGS Transitions Marketplace 

Autumn 2023

On Wednesday 18th October, families and pupils ages 14-19 attending our annual Transitions Marketplace event.  It was an opportunity for all to meet colleges, leisure providers and services and find out information to support future choices. We had talks from Mrs. Buckle about life in CGS6 and from Kristina Burton from Mitcham Town Community Trust about potential mentoring opportunities. Thank you all for attending! 

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Dons Local Action Group

Year 11 have started their work experience with AFC Wimbledon and Dons Local Action Hub (DLAG)! They are supporting volunteers collect food donations and raise awareness for DLAG and the wonderful work they do for the community to fight poverty.  

 

On a weekly basis, some Year 11 pupils will head to the DLAG Food Bank and follow instructions to pack food parcels for adults and children which are then delivered to those in need. The first session was a complete success and the pupils managed to have a great time too!!

Year 7 - Nightingale Farm

Autumn 2023

Emerald Class in Year 7 were very lucky to visit Nightingale Farm in October where they got to see the daily working life of a farm, meet the animals, feed some of them and learn some fun facts… did you know rabbits eat their own poo?!

Solly Pombo - CGS Careers Advisor

Autumn 2023

Solly headed into CGS in November to meet with our Year 11 pupils to chat about their future plans and to discuss college and 6th Form options.  

Year 8 /9 - Deen City Farm

Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024

Each Year 8/9 class continues their learning about farm life by visiting Deen City farm for half a term each. Here they get to experience what it’s really like, working together as a team and completing a variety of tasks such as: mucking out, laying new bedding, providing food for the animals, collecting eggs and raking the fields! Pupils are then rewarded for their hard work and get to feed, pet and stroke the animals and learn about their needs.

6th Form - Mitcham Library

Autumn 2023 & Spring 2024

6th form students have been presenting a ‘story and song’ session to parents /carers and toddlers at Mitcham Library every Thursday at 9:40-10:10am (if you’re ever free, please pop down!). It has been a huge success and everyone seems to really love it, it gets busier and busier each week and our pupils really shine when reading the story with interactive resources and getting involved singing everyone’s favourite nursery rhymes! This is such a good opportunity for our pupils to be part of the local community.

AFC Wimbledon Foundation

Autumn 2023 & Spring 2024

During Autumn and Spring, a group of Year 11 pupils are taking part in a Skills Booster Programme run by AFC Wimbledon Foundation focussed on Life Skills, Social Action and Employability. The first part of this programme focusses on communication skills, dealing with emotions and conquering fears. The next part will lead onto supporting our local community, pupils will be working in DLAG Food Hub, Wimbledon with volunteers to pack food parcels for those who are in need.  Finally, pupils will be learning about thinking about their future aspirations, CV writing and taking part in interview preparations.

All England Lawn Tennis Club

Autumn 2023

Two of our 6th Form pupils headed over to the All England Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday 11th November to have a full tour of the club and hear of the many different roles available.  They had the best time looking around and had their photos taken with the trophies!

Orchard Café 2023

We have started running a Parents and Carers Café on Friday morning where parents are able to come and have a hot drink and chat with us and so far it has been really fun! 

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I went to the Orchard Café for a coffee this morning and I was served by these legends! – Polite, efficient and hardworking, my coffee was perfect and the biscuits sublime.

 

 -  Many thanks from Mr Lansley.

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Year 11 Leavers Assembly 2023

On Friday 30th June we said an emotional goodbye to our current Yr 11 pupils in a whole school assembly. We are very proud of every pupil and all their achievements, and how they have matured as young people.

The assembly was very special and celebrated the lives and achievements of each pupil.

 

Some of our 6th Form pupils catered and served food to parents and carers, and were incredibly professional - well done!! 

 

We're so proud of you all and wish you all the very best in the future!

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Job Skills

In our maths topic 'financial capability', the students in Violet class have been learning that they can earn money by doing jobs. The students had fun role playing as cleaners, teachers and waiters/waitresses and then received money after completing their jobs!

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Mitcham Library Project 2023

Cricket Green School has teamed up with Mitcham Library to make more meaningful connections within the community.

A group of 6th Form pupils presents a story and song session to parents and toddlers, providing free entertainment for the audience whilst also giving our pupils the opportunity to develop their confidence, build skills that will help towards employment and boost their self esteem.

 

Any parents and under 5's are welcome, you just need to turn up between 9:40am-10:10am!

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Work Experience 2022

A group of nine pupils from Year 11 have secured a weekly spot of Work Experience at the Dons Local Action Group Food Hub. 

 

The DLAG Food Hub works in partnership with the AFC Wimbledon Foundation to help the local community fight poverty and offers support to those who are in need. In addition to providing food parcels, DLAG also provide household goods, furniture and appliances. 

 

Year 11 are supporting the DLAG volunteers to pack food parcels ready for them to be driven out to the community. The group have had an amazing start and are getting stuck in and making Cricket Green proud!

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We are also SO proud of Ricardo, Brian and Noah as they embark on their work experience adventure with the Hilton Hotel group.

Good luck guys!!

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Careers Day 2021

Primary had a fantastic couple of days focusing on three key areas; construction, refuse and recycling and catering. Red Class was transformed into a café, Green Class was revamped into a refuse and recycling centre and Yellow Class became a construction site!

Blue, Orange, Purple and Indigo classes explored being a firefighter!

Pupils learnt about the work of firefighters before the fire drill unexpectedly went off and pupils had to work together to fill huge buckets with water and carry them over to put the fire out! The problem solving and teamwork was very impressive!

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Year 7 had a fantastic week looking at 3 different jobs over 3 days.

Emerald Class put together Ikea boxes following the instructions, Sapphire class became a catering team, taking orders, shopping, making food and delivering it, and Diamond class painted the sensory garden fence and a variety of furniture!

Over the week in Year 8 & 9 pupils learnt about working in a charity shop, recycling centre, gym, office and café.

 

There were many activities throughout the week such as gardening, sorting clothes into categories, folding clothes, hanging clothes on rails, learning the journey our recycling makes from our door steps to the recycling centre, and how to sort recyclable rubbish into different categories such as paper, metals and plastics. 

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