Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 8
A taste of Summer last weekend lulled us into a false sense of security as winter hit us hard this week.
We were delighted to welcome Jack Clark from the United Worlds School to talk about the world’s poorest children living in remote and marginalised areas. The Pong Tek community is in an area of Cambodia which the school has partnered to support as part of it’s Global Charity. The UWS invest in communities by building schools, training teachers and delivering a free basic education. During Charity Week we will be raising funds to support Pong Tek and our local charity The Autism group.
On Tuesday, Rachael Williams held a workshop for Year 10 about coping with stress and anxiety. The girls found it very helpful to spend time with Rachael exploring how they can manage their emotions more effectively in the GCSE years.
Many thanks to the PTA who ran another successful uniform sale in adverse conditions this week and we look forward to seeing you at the Claires Court PTA AGM at Junior Boys 7.30pm on Thursday 8 March in the Mezzanine Hall.
The weather has impacted upon the activities at the weekend and sadly the ISA National Cross-Country Championships is cancelled which was due to be held on Saturday 3 March.
Looking ahead, next Tuesday morning we are holding an Open Afternoon for prospective parents and their daughters. As ever I wish our guests the opportunity to see us at work, in lessons, teachers and pupils working together.
Please note last week's postponed G9 parents evening is on Wednesday 7 March when subject teachers and senior staff will be available for a full consultation between 6.00pm and 8.00pm.
Year 7 are at Rushall Farm all day on Monday (weather permitting) and on Thursday Year 8 are learning about life during the English Civil War at Dorney Court.
We wish Our ‘Heroines of Science’ team good luck at Reading University on Wednesday and on International Women’s Day we are delighted that Georgia Carmichael G11 has been invited to speak about her journey over the last 18 months from winning two kayaking gold medals at the World Cup Regatta in Belgium and recovery from a serious injury.
One Child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution.