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Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 11

With best wishes for the Easter break and we are all I'm sure looking forward to sunnier days and warmer temperatures on our return to school on Wednesday 18 April. 

Time for the final notes for the term, and it's great to be bringing everything to a close in a really positive way. Our efforts for Charity Week were enthusiastic, creative, and varied, although there seemed to be a common thread of pupils craving for sweet foods.  To date we have collected in the region of £1,300 - an amazing effort and still need to add the sponsored walk money.

On Monday Mr Richards celebrated the pupils efforts over the course of the Charity Week and the feeling of satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements or the achievements of others you care about. We are looking forward to the end of term assemblies where we celebrate Subject Awards and look at the grades achieved by the girls and give general Academic Awards based upon Attainment, Effort and Progress. Progress is measured from the grades achieved at the end of the previous term with an additional look at how things were at half term. As I frequently remind the girls the key to it all is their attitude to learning, and whilst it is true that not all can win an award, there is no doubt that the vast majority are highly focused on their work in class and in the broader life of the school.

The GCSE Geographers have been away to Margam Park in South Wales and gained much from their trip both in collecting the data for field work exam paper, and the friendships and bonds that are made when you work hard with others.

Afternoon high tea was such a treat! We had of scrumptious cakes and sandwiches. Many thanks to Mrs Irons and the pupils from her after school food club.   

And finally, the Inter house Music Competition - what a triumph with each house delivering musical items from the sixties. The whole afternoon  demonstrated how hard the girls had collaborated together to produce a dazzling, swinging, groovy and colourful performance.

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