Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 5
Last Saturday as part of their GCSE course Year 10 & 11 pupils watched Francis Durbridge’s ‘House Guest’ at the Theatre Royal. As true mystery thriller with suspense and a dramatic and unexpected conclusion, it gave the girls inspiration for their own devised pieces.
We had our first Open Morning of the year on Thursday of last week and we were delighted to welcome nearly forty visitors who came to see us at work. It was lovely to hear after the tours that they can see that ‘we do what we say we do on the tin’ and how much our ability to offer a broad educational experience alongside excellence both academically and in the wider curriculum resonated with them. I must congratulate our Year 8 guides for doing a splendid job in talking about their school.
Great successes on the sports field this week with a wonderful individual and team effort from the U14 Hockey squad featuring girls from Years 7-9 led by captain Emily Tapner-Evans, who have qualified through to the COUNTY FINALS! The squad were unbeaten all day and played against Holme Grange, St Mary's, Newlands, Holyport and LVS. The girls now take part in the County Finals against Wellington, Bradfield, and Pangbourne College. This will be a huge test for our girls but we are simply proud of them for getting there! Thoroughly deserved and well done and good luck to all involved!
Another successful performance by our U15 Tennis team who are now County Champions after a convincing win against Bradfield College beating them 10-2 (winning five matches and only losing one). This competition runs through to September from matches played in the Summer Term and the girls are now one step away from the Regional Finals in Exeter.
Next Thursday we are holding our Senior Girls Open Afternoon for prospective parents and their daughters. As ever guests will have the opportunity to see us at work, in lessons, teachers and pupils working together. Activities and buses are running as normal. We are expecting to be really busy so I am afraid that there are going to be some traffic and parking challenges and I would ask for your patience and courtesy.