Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 9
Congratulations to Georgia Carmichael who was presented with the ‘Young Woman of the Year Award’ at The INSPIRE Conference & Awards on International Women’s Day, 8 March.
The theme for the event was ‘Inspiring Women’ aimed to motivate, inspire, connect and celebrate women in business. Georgia was asked to speak at the conference 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. Georgia was nominated and presented the trophy by fellow pupil Deia Ayres, Head Girl and Amanda Ayres Host and Founder of The Business Girls Network.
Wow what a busy week! The energy that comes from the diverse work we do spills over into so many elements of our teaching and learning and it gives our pupils and staff the opportunity to see each other in such diverse and exciting ways. Getting out of school to learn is a rare treat and bringing Year 7 girls and boys closer to the natural world at Rushall Farm on Monday was an excellent place to learn about many aspects of the curriculum. River studies to seeing a lamb being born is a memorable experience on this mixed organic farm which primarily runs a large sheep flock. Lambs in abundance, cows, chickens, donkeys, pigs as well as tractors kept our staff and pupils busy for the day.
Year 8 historians were joined by the senior boys for a very successful Civil War Experience Day at Dorney Court. The pupils really engaged with the activities and enjoyed working together, and benefited hugely from a full on day of learning experience much closer to home. Thank you to both the Geography and History Departments for organising such hands on experiences for our pupils.
Open Morning on Tuesday was busy again as we show ourselves to prospective pupils, from Junior to Sixth Form. Year 7 were brilliant guides this time round - so confident and articulate.
Next week we wish the GCSE drama group good luck as they continue to rehearse and polish up their acts and then perform their final pieces and we are looking forward to seeing what G8 are up to in town on Thursday March 15 as part of the BBC School Report Day.
A huge reminder to bring in small change next week to support the efforts of all year groups as they endeavour to raise funds for our Global Charity Pong Tek and our local charity The Autism group in Maidenhead.
We wish the U13 Netball Squad good luck on Friday as they travel up to York today to play in the ISA National Netball Finals on Saturday which they qualified for last term.
"There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women"