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Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 10

The Year 11 'Children In Need' charity netball match saw both teams play fantastically, entertaining the crowd!

What an eventful end to an extremely busy week with two charity matches taking place on both Thursday and Friday lunchtimes. Spectators enjoyed watching the highly charged matches and what a great way for staff and pupils to get active, enjoy themselves and raise funds for Children in Need! Pupils anticipated a master class of free-flowing, elegant, highly skilful netball from the staff team and were treated to just that.  Year 11 pupils Jessamie and Hannah kindly umpired the game, observing that not all rules of the game were adhered to at all times and poor Mrs Ruddick ended up hitting the ground on two occasions through over competitive  play.  

Our swimming stars competed in the ISA London West Regional Championships at Aldershot Garrison Centre on Friday, battling for places in the national finals. Congratulations to all the girls who took part and special mention to Caitlin, Year 8, and Jemimah, Year 10, who narrowly missed out on qualifying for their individual events and Rhiannon, Year 7, who achieved the double by winning both of her individual races; 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle. This is a huge achievement and she now goes on to represent the London West Region at the ISA National Swimming Gala on Saturday 30 November at the London Aquatic Centre Stratford. 

More Accelerator Reader news! We have our fifth Gold Star winner in Immy, Year 8, who reached her Gold Star target this term after passing quizzes on seven full length novels since September, five of which were 100% scores. We are also delighted to have two new Word Millionaires Readers, Emily, Year 7, and Iris, Year 8, and both girls were presented with their Accelerator Reader Certificate in their library reading lessons.  

Following on from last year’s success in the Springboard Future Chef Competition, our emerging chefs from Year 10 were battling it out for a place in this year's competition. We were delighted to welcome Mr and Mrs Dove, from Feast Event Catering to judge along with Mrs Thomas. They were all treated to some fabulous dishes and the skill level of our pupils just gets better and better. Erin and Keylin now go on to the next round of the competition. Thank you to Mrs Irons our Food Studies Teacher for engaging our pupils and giving them the opportunity to build confidence and nurture links with the local industries.   











On Wednesday night spirits were high, the chapel was buzzing with Autumn fever, as our young musicians and drama performers took to the stage at the 'Senior Performance Platform'. The pupils along with staff are also preparing for our Carol Services at the end of term ... wow they will have earned their figgy pudding!  

We will be holding our usual collection of non-perishable items in order that we can make up Christmas Hampers which the Maidenhead branch of the Salvation Army will distribute to local elderly and needy families.  We are suggesting each Year group follows the theme below: 

Years 7 & 8 - Luxury Items - Toiletries

Years 9 & 10 - Tinned Food/Preserves 

Year 11 - Novelty Items such as Christmas Crackers/Table Games/Tree Decorations.

We wish Year 11 good luck in their mocks and thank parents in advance for supporting their daughters over the next couple of weeks. 

Have a lovely weekend.

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