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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 3

On Tuesday afternoon the girls in Years 9 and 10 had an informative talk on drugs and the law from Bob Tait. Bob started the talk by sharing the most up to date information regarding alcohol, drug use (including supply and possession) and the law whilst making it very clear that every individual is responsible for their own decisions. He also spoke about recent cases where the lives of young people and their families have been devastated by poor decision making and not knowing the content of what they were taking. The talk was extremely effective and quite a few pupils have mentioned how much they learned. 

We have some excellent sports results to kick the new term off with as our Under 14s Hockey squads had two good results against Great Marlow and our U13A Hockey squad had a narrow victory over LVS. Congratulations to Izzie, Year 11, for coming sixth overall in the U19 Berkshire Cross Country Championships at the weekend. Izzie has now qualified for the Schools Regional Finals on Saturday 1 February.  

Our first Pupil Voice Assembly of the year was taken up with our Senior Pupil Voice prefects of Elicia, Becca, Hannah, and Ayla who fed back to the school on concerns raised by pupil representatives from across Years 7 to 11. The four girls confidently delivered their outcomes, highlighting academic matters, student wellbeing, supporting the school and our local community and sustainabilty.  

Congratulations to Hannah who was awarded the runner-up position in the vocal category of the local round of the Rotary Young Musician competition on Tuesday evening. Hannah now progresses through to the district round of the competition which will take place on Sunday 1 March. This was a phenomenal experience for Hannah and she did us all proud overcoming her nerves and leaving the judges and audience with something to remember. 

We are welcoming lots of hopeful scholars for the Academic Scholarships this Saturday at Senior Boys and, here at Senior Girls next Friday for the Sports Scholarships, with the remaining supporting scholarships taking place next Saturday morning. I look forward to meeting all scholars over these three days.   

Year 8 are off to Oxford to supplement their Art and Science curriculum on Monday with a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Ashmolean and the Museum of Natural History. 

I am looking forward to seeing Year 9 and their parents on Wednesday at the Option Fayre and Parents Evening which will start at 6pm in the Chapel. 

Next Thursday we are holding an Open Morning for prospective parents and their daughters, as ever it is a brilliant opportunity to see us at work, in lessons, with teachers and pupils working together. 

We wish our scholars the best of luck over the weekend. 

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