Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 8
Jessica received her 'Maidenhead & Me Award' from Theresa May at the annual art and photography competition run by the Maidenhead Civic Society during half-term.
Jessica, currently in G11, was presented with a £50 cheque, for her piece looking at her memories of Maidenhead in photographs. We were also delighted to have two other winners, Jennifer G7 who was awarded third prize with her pencil drawing of Maidenhead Bridge and Cagla G7 who came second for her watercolour painting of the central mall in the Nicholsons Centre.
The half term break has flown past for many of the Senior Girls who have crammed a huge amount of learning and activity into each day. They have ventured to many countries with too many highlights to list them all here. I would like to give a huge vote of thanks to all of my colleagues for leading and accompanying our youngsters and enabling them to have so many wonderful experiences.
I was delighted to hear we have our very first Accelerated Reader World Millionaire of the Year... from G7, Amber Landamore who passed the milestone before we got to the break. The library team are always on the lookout for even more ways to get girls reading, so please encourage them to make regular visits to the library so they can browse without being under the gaze of teachers and parents.
One of the features of Claires Court has been the incredibly strong interest in sport which is evident across the piste from G7 to G11. So it was an absolute pleasure this week to be invited again to present medals at the Inter House Swimming Competition and to watch the G10 pupils in action officiating and encouraging their fellow House members in their races all afternoon.
‘Hot off the press ’ and huge congratulations to the U16 hockey team who competed against the best hockey teams in the South yesterday to achieve a credible 3rd place in their group.
I enjoyed meeting Year 11 parents at the Parents Evening on Monday of this week and our challenge continues to support, encourage and to work with you to ensure that our pupils work consistently and independently in the lead up to their mock examinations. I know that many Year 11s and their parents will be attending the Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 20 November.
I am looking forward to seeing Year 10 and their parents on Wednesday at the Parents Evening which will start at 6pm.
Wishing you all a restful weekend.