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Mrs Heywood's Words Summer 9

A day of fun, community and fundraising at the school fete this Saturday 23 June at Junior Boys.

Monday was a tremendous day at the ISA National Championships, with nine girls competing and eleven medals being won.  The standard of this event goes from strength to strength and in an amazing javelin competition G7 Grace Czakan finished in 3rd place, G8 athlete Luisa Matton won two gold medals after winning the relay and the discus, throwing a PB of 22.14m. Rachel Okoro G9 won both LJ and relay, her long jump with a huge jump of 5.55m which was not only a personal best and a National Record but also ranks her 4th in the UK. G11 pupil Cleo Sloggett won a gold in the relay and triple jump with a personal best jump of over 10m and also won a silver in the long jump!

Overall an amazing achievement, seven golds, three silvers and one bronze medal, a great effort from all the girls involved and thank you to the PE Department for all their continued support and enthusiasm, very well done indeed!

New Girls Evening on Wednesday saw a steady stream of wide eyed Year 6s come into school and as they walked, some a little nervously, towards the Hall they found themselves neatly stripped away from their parents. They had an hour or so of making new friends, meeting tutors and their senior prefects and beginning the process that enables them to feel part of a community. Parents were ushered into the chapel where they too began to make relationships with each other and with the teachers and other staff who will an integral part of their daughters lives over the next five years.

So next week - Senior Girls Sports Day is on Tuesday afternoon and on Friday Year 10 will spend the morning down at Senior Boys to hear about University and diverse range of different opportunities now available to them post 18, along with a presentation from David Hyner. His ability to motivate and inspire young people is world renowned and they always leave his session with a real bounce in their step, and eyes definitely focused on an aspirational future. Our Sixth Form artists have their AS/A2 Art Exhibition in the chapel on Thursday 28 June 5 to 8 pm.

G10 prefects are settling into their new roles and our three potential Head Girls of Lauren Marwick, Sophie Billing and Isabelle Hobbs delivered inspiring assembly to the senior pupils this week as part of the Head Girl Application Process.  The energy that comes from the diverse work we do spills over into so many elements of our teaching and learning. It gives our pupils and staff the opportunity to see each other in such diverse and exciting ways.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday at the school fete.  

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