Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Lent 8
Shouldn't it be Spring by now?
In a week which has seen the Beast from the East bite us bitterly(!), lots of exciting things have happened. On Tuesday, we welcomed Una Loughrey and Annette Allanson from the amazing Link Foundation to our Assembly. The girls were taught about the amazing work that The Link Foundation does to help disadvantaged children in our Local Area. We were set the challenge of coming up with exciting activities to do during our Charity Week (week beginning 12 March).
We then welcomed another visitor on Wednesday from United World Schools. This international charity is supported by ISA and, now, Claires Court. UWS builds Schools in communities which are in need of a school. The school which we will be sponsoring is called Pong Tek in Cambodia. To give you an example of the amazing work this Charity does and the impact of building a school, in one community the average age of girls getting married has risen from 11 years old to 15. Our challenge, as a school, is to raise £5000 which could send a whole community to school for a year, build a classroom with tables and chairs plus toilets and a well. Just £1 could send a child to school for a week. We were well and truly inspired on Wednesday and ready for the challenge - we even learned some Khmer!
Also this week, we have enjoyed being in a snow globe (!) and although we have had many changes to the planned activities, the girls have still been hard at work! On Tuesday, the U11 Hockey Team braved the cold to play their final match of the U12B Hockey League against Holyport. The girls played really well, despite the cold, and went on to win 1-0; meaning they have won the entire league this season - well done to all involved!
Year 6 have been teaching Year 3 how to Podcast this week. The girls in Year 3 interviewed the Year 6's who acted as Charlie Bucket, recorded the interview and created a Podcast. At the same time, Year 5 recorded their E-Safety songs in the Music Suite with Mr Gravett - aren't we the technological innovators?!
During the House Assemblies on Wednesday (Wednesday was a very busy day!), the House Captains announced to their houses the singing competition which will take place at the end of term; each house has a song to put together which will be performed and a winner chosen and announced.
Yesterday was World Book Day and the girls did not disappoint, despite the snow and treacherous conditions. We welcomed Helen Dennis in to speak to the girls about her books which the girls thoroughly enjoyed!
I hope you all have a lovely and fun weekend in the snow!
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U11 Hockey League vs Holyport College - Win 1-0 (Player of the Match Mia Rogers)