Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 5
To celebrate Valentine's Day next week our librarians are organising an opportunity for pupils to take a chance on a blind book date! Choose a book from the displays, specially selected for Valentines Day. From red hot thrillers to heart-stopping horror, there's a perfect match for everyone. Read the profile for clues and give a new book a chance...!
Mrs Dimmick challenged her Year 9s to make a 3D Model of a compound during the Snow Day on Friday using what they have at home.
We hope you have booked your seat for the Greatest Musical Dance Show? No? So why would you miss out on what will be an energetic and uplifting production. We're now just days away from the very first live show of this year's Dance Show. The rehearsals are gathering pace and I have had a sneaky peak at some of the performances and it seems things are going swimmingly. So don’t miss out and book you tickets through the parent pay portal.
Whilst we know how active our Senior Girls are, we also share the concerns expressed in the news and latest reports on the links between the excessive use of social media and adolescent well being. Instagram 'ranked worst for mental health' in teen survey. YouTube was found to have the most positive impact on young people, and photo-sharing platform Instagram the most negative. We welcome any measures to help protect individuals when using social media platforms and the report published by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) – also identifies the potential positive benefits for teenagers, such as improved sense of community and self-identity.
Despite heading towards a half term we are still very much in business and we are looking forward to hearing how Elicia Mercer G10 gets on at the South East Regional Final of the Springboard Future Chef Competition in Crawley. Thank you to Chef Jonathan from the Luton Hoo Hotel and Kerry Irons for their continued hard work, support and enthusiasm in getting Elicia prepared for this prestigious event.
On Friday 15 February for £1 the whole site will be dressing up in the Gambia colours of red, blue and green, in aid of our School Global Charity. Through the kind help of a former member of staff, Robert Leder, Claires Court is supporting 'Charity Pearl The Gambia' in its efforts to make substantial improvements to day to day life in the Brufut area of The Gambia. Charity Pearl The Gambia supports vulnerable and underprivileged children, improving the quality of life for families, and helps provide education for children from preschool to High School.