Miss Barlow's Weekly Words Summer 1
Welcome back and at last, the sun is here!
The weather definitely helps but, all of the girls have returned back to school refreshed and ready for the summer term. We have so much to look forward to but first a look at back at the Easter holidays and the amazing success that our country had at the Commonwealth Games, in particular three inspiring ladies who we are proud to say are known to us!
Firstly, Eboni Beckford Chambers -England Netball Gold medallist for the first time in history! I am lucky enough to say I went to school with Eboni (she is a few years younger but I can proudly say that I did play netball with her). Eboni also honoured us by being our Guest Speaker at Prize Giving a few years ago. Secondly, Amber Hill - former Claires Court Pupil and Silver Medallist in the Skeet Shooting. Amber has visited Claires Court in recent years and is well remembered for her determination and hard work. But last but by no means least, Ellie Rayer - England Hockey Bronze Medallist. Ellie is incredibly inspirational not only for her sporting achievement so early on in her hockey career but in her attitude. Ellie is currently studying at Loughborough University in between representing her country in hockey. She is determined, energetic, incredibly modest and already a huge sports star!
On Wednesday, I spoke about these three role models in my assembly, after which Miss Cox surprised me with a visit from Ellie along with her, beautiful, Bronze (Rose Gold!) medal. I can honestly say I was star struck as were the classes that she visited! We are so proud of Ellie - she is proof that you should dream big!
In other exciting news, Mr Laouira became a Dad during the Easter holiday. Mehdi Theo Laouira was born on the 2 April. The whole family are doing well and we look forward to welcoming Mr Laouira back on the 30 April after his Paternity leave.
Miss Pridham, Stewart and Tony worked hard over the break to transform the Lower Junior Library into our very own Reading Garden. If you get the chance, please do pop up and take a look - it is magical!
Every term is busy but it seems this Summer Term's busy-ness starts earlier than most, starting with next week. We have the Lower Junior concert to look forward to on Tuesday at 9am. Year 4 are visiting Highclere Castle on Wednesday and Year 3 are off to Danesfield School for a Singing Workshop Morning.
Merit Certificates Genevieve (Reception), Holly (Year 1), Josie & Natalija (Year 2), Anaiyah (Year 3), Isla A (Year 4), Lauren (Year 5) and Anya B (Year 6)
Bunny Awards Beatrice (Reception ) for always being her Best Self, and Indya-Rose (Year 4) for her positive attitude and for being a fantastic collaborator!
Last Term, the Drama Troupe competed in the ISA Drama National Competition. The girls' performance was exceptional and explored some quite dark moments. The piece, Living the Nightmare, was written by Head of Drama Kate Warren. I am so proud of all the actresses who performed and I am thrilled to announce that they brilliantly secured, for the second year running, the Dair House Prize for the most challenging and innovative choice of presentation and production. Well done to Emily, Anya, Elise, Victoria, Bluebell and Chloe.
Well done to Anaiyah for winning the U12 ISTD Ballroom Competition during the Easter Holidays. Please see here for the whole story.