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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Heywood's Words Summer 7

A glorious day of sunshine and victories for the Senior Girls who between them collected 31 medals, 11 gold, 15 silver and 5 bronze medals. 

Congratulations to all athletes and the PE Department who took part in the ISA London West Regional Competition this Wednesday. The following pupils have been selected to compete for the ISA London West Region at the National Athletics Championship on the 19 June, Luisa Matton, Grace Czakan, Yasmin Paton, Rachel Okoro, Annabelle Ruinet, Lana Wallis and Cleo Sloggett.

Well, success breeds success!  We have a new Word Millionaire in Betsy Saunders G7 and a second pupil who has achieved an Accelerated Reader Gold Star, Marion Massoubre G9. This is a huge challenge, requiring consistent, daily reading time over the course of a single term, it also rewards the level of books read, as extra points are received for more challenging texts.  We have another pupil, Ophelia Pedley, who has achieved an Accelerated Reader Book Point target, and she is only in G7.

Incredible news for one of our G11 pupils, Georgia Carmichael who has recently taken part in the Canoe Marathon World Cup in Portugal over the Bank Holiday weekend. Her results are even more amazing as Georgia has recently overcome a serious personal challenge. Georgia achieved two second places in K1 Women's Junior Short Race and in the K1 Womens Canoe. At the International European Sprints in Slovakia, Georgia outclassed the opposition by winning both the  K4 Girls 500m and K2 Girls 200m.

Lamda has continued to grow across the School at Claire's Court. The pupils were well prepared giving such detailed responses in all areas on the knowledge questions and their projection was clear and fluent. This year we had the largest group of G10 pupils taking Grade 5 Acting which is equivalent to a GCSE Grade. Mrs Warren had the pleasure of presenting the awards to all the pupils who achieved either a Merit or a Distinction. A remarkable individual performance by Hannah Woodhead who achieved full marks.

In Assembly this week Mrs Axtell our school nurse and Mr Richards gave out advice on the value of living a balanced life and also about a healthy balanced approach to study which leads nicely into next week's Food Awareness Week.

Thursday night saw parents and pupils attend the Senior Girls GCSE Art and Textiles Exhibition. All those that attended were so impressed with the work on display. Our young artists and textilists showed great boldness and imagination, along with so much  skill. Chatting to many of them during the evening it was clear that they had hugely appreciated the confidence and encouragement they had been given to freely express themselves.

The PTA are busy finalising arrangements for the Summer Fete on 23 June and the pupils are busily planning their year group stalls. Our usual parent stalwarts will be there but we are also appealing for any of our parents to give up an hour or so of their time to man a stall or serve behind our soft drinks stall.

That just leaves me to wish you all a lovely weekend.  

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