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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 11

Following on from last year’s success in the Springboard FutureChef Competition, our emerging chefs from G10 were battling it out for a place in this year's competition. 

We were delighted this year to welcome Kat Mead, Operational Director from The White Oak restaurant in Cookham to judge our G10 food studies students. Kat, along with Hugh Wilding and I, were treated to some fabulous exotic dishes and we are pleased to report that the skill level of our pupils just gets better and better.  Thank you to Mrs Irons our Food Studies Teacher for engaging our pupils and giving them the opportunity to build on their culinary skills and nurture links with the local industries.

Thank you to all those parents and pupils who took time out to visit the Book Fair last week. We are delighted to inform you that £1104.14 was taken over the two day period leaving us with a fabulous £731.47 commission to spend on the newest and best children’s books for the library - enough to get all our pupils excited about reading!   

A quick reminder - it is Christmas Lunch day on Friday 14 December and for Year 10s the chance to be Elves as they help our Junior pupils and Nursery welcome a very special Christmas guest all the way from the North Pole. Please ensure that you have opted your daughter out of Christmas lunch via this link if she doesn't wish to have it as the closing date is today, 30 November. No other provision of food will be available that day so she will have to bring in a packed lunch if she decides to opt out. Please also let us know via the same form if your daughter has any specific dietary requirements.

It also Christmas Jumper Day and I shall be extricating the jumper that only sees light of day on one day of the year and bringing in my pound. Please remind your daughter to do so!

Year 11 art and textiles pupils have their mock exam next Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 and we are very much looking forward to the Senior Girls Performers Platform on the 11 December. The young talent that is now coming through the school is extraordinary and my thanks to our peripatetic music teachers and to our Head of Music, Daniel Gravett and Head of Drama, Kate Warren.

Finally thank you for all those who have already contributed to our Christmas Hamper Collection. The decorated boxes are appearing in the Reception area and the Christmas trees are on their way, so please keep the gifts rolling in: Years 7 & 8 - Luxury Items - Toiletries, Year 9 & 10 - Tinned Food/Preserves and Year 11 - Novelty Items such as Christmas Crackers/Table Games/Tree Decorations.

Have a lovely weekend.

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