Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 6
It was a great to celebrate the Art Department's achievements in assembly on Monday. The school won many of the categories at the recent ISA London West Regional round and got places across all of the year groups. In the Key Stage 3 category Elicia Mercer G9 was awarded 2nd place for her ‘Patterned Elephant’, Holly Catton G9 was awarded a 1st place for her drawing’ of a Gas Mask and former pupil Corinne Mankoo G12 1st place for her Family History.
We had a great number of parents and their daughters attend our Open Afternoon on Thursday, a rare opportunity to see the Senior Girls in action and a chance for pupils to speak about their impressions of the school with the guests, Senior Staff and the Head Girl team. Thank you also to our enthusiastic tour guides for the afternoon.
On Friday award winning author Ali Sparkes visited senior schools to launch the first of her creative writing workshops for Year 8. A hugely successful and popular author herself, she shared her experiences and top tips to unlock the creative writer in all our pupils. These workshops have been specially adapted by Ali for Claires Court from her 'Scribe Tribe' writing course. The first session focussed on titles, blurbs and openings and addressed one of the biggest issues... how do you attract attention for your story when there's so much distraction in our world? Future workshops will develop many creative writing strategies including organising plot, creating atmosphere and managing dialogue.
‘Hot off the press (court)’ and huge congratulations to the U15 Tennis squad who eased past St Helen & St Katherine on Wednesday to secure a spot in the Regional Tennis Finals which take place mid November at Exeter University.
I look forward to seeing you at our Junior Boys School tomorrow for the ‘Fireworks & Halloween Spectacular’ and fingers crossed for the weather although the forecast looks good.