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Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 6

The Senior School Drama Fest was packed with slick fast paced performances, comedy, cliffhangers and drama aplenty on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Pupils in G7-9 had the opportunity to showcase their talents, new acquired skills and hard work over the past term. They entertained the audiences on both nights, accumulating with the best of G7 and G8 battling it out with G9 for the Overall Showcase Trophy. Thank you to Kate Warren, Head of Drama and Kieron Morgan, our Theatre Technician, for all their support on the night and leading up to the Drama Fest.  

Despite heading towards a half term we are still very much in business and I would like to congratulate Maddie Todd G10 for doing so well yesterday at the South East Regional Final of the Springboard Future Chef Competition in Crawley. Maddie produced a salmon papillote for main, and then a chocolate and beetroot cake with a raspberry couli and a mango couli accompanied by creme fraiche for dessert. Despite not getting through to the next stage, she performed fantastically and was a real credit to the school. Thank you to Giancarlo Caldesi and Kerry Irons for their continued hard work, support and enthusiasm in getting Maddie prepared for this prestigious event. Giancarlo has also invited all the G10 Food Studies class to his restaurant in Bray for a pasta masterclass on the 22 February, followed by a parents lunch prepared by the girls. Such a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to work in a real life environment.

G8 had the opportunity to work with each other on team building activities at SportsAble in Braywick on Monday afternoon. The girls worked collaboratively with other girls across the year group in various activities such as wheelchair basketball which was led by adults with varying disabilities.

The Music department remain extraordinarily active. Last week the Junior choir was at the O2 Arena on Thursday at the Young Voices Choir Concert, and Friday was the Orchestral Day, followed by a lively concert in the evening. We were uplifted by high quality performances of well known pieces by the great composers and songwriters, but even more so by those pupils who took the opportunity to perform a solo, some possibly for the first time... wow they will have earned their halftime break!

Our PTA is busily organising the Moulin Rouge Ball to be held on Saturday 12 May at Junior Boys and they have another second-hand uniform sale on Tuesday 27 February in the dining room.

On return after half term on Tuesday 20 February, subject staff are looking forward to seeing the G11 pupils and parents. It gives us the perfect opportunity to discuss how we can work together to ensure the pupils get the best possible outcomes in the summer, through managing workload, revision strategies and making use of the GCSE clinics available throughout the week.  

Thank you for all of your help and support throughout this half-term and we wish you a wonderful break with your family.

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