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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Heywood's Words Summer 6

Congratulations to all athletes and the PE Department who took part in the ISA London West Regional Competition this Wednesday, the standard of competition seems to get better and better each year. Claires Court have hosted this event for many years at the Thames Valley Stadium, Eton College, for the 35 schools in our area.

As a school we not only lifted the overall Boys and Girls Trophy but also the Junior Boys, Senior Boys and Senior Girls were crowned overall winners. Junior Girls finished a creditable second place. We are delighted as the following pupils, Bethany, Jemimah, Claudia, Anna, Rachel and Kate, have been selected to compete at the next level for the ISA London West Region at the National Athletics Championship on the 19 June at the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham.

A quote from Mr Wilding who oversees such prestigious occasions as the Clerk of The Course.

"The event has become an extraordinary showcase for the school, and not just because of the slick, professional handling prior to and on the day, but because our athletes exemplify all that we'd wish of them, humble in victory, gracious in defeat and always there amongst the medals."  

Congratulations also goes to the following pupils, Eleanor, Bethany, Jemimah, Lily-Mae and Bella, who competed in the RBWM U13 Athletics Trials on Tuesday and have been selected to represent the Royal Borough at the County Championships. We wish them all the best of luck in their individual events. 

We have two new word millionaires, Isabel, Year 7, and Georgina, Year 8. Imogen Year 7 has also achieved her Silver Book Point Star Award, a new target set for her at the beginning of the current term. 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.  

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 textiles pupils showed great boldness and imagination, along with so much skill. Chatting to many of them during the evening it was clear that they had highly appreciated the confidence and encouragement they had been given to freely express themselves.

Open Morning on Tuesday, choices again, as we will be showing ourselves to prospective pupils, from Nursery to Sixth Form. Year 7, I am sure will guide our parents round the school with pride and confidence.

The PTA are busy finalising arrangements for the Summer Fete on Sunday 23 June and the pupils are 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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