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Mrs King's Words Lent 5

This week has been 'National Storytelling Week'. Storytelling has been a world wide tradition for thousands and thousands of years. 'National Storytelling Week' gives us the opportunity to rediscover this age old tradition and celebrate all that is good about storytelling. Myths, knowledge and traditional stories have been transferred from generation to generation and are enjoyed by children and adults alike all over the world every day! On Wednesday, Miss Sadler treated the Junior Girls to a fantastic assembly where she told the story of a little girl called Charlotte and her friend, an alien called Martina. The story explored the importance of accepting and celebrating each other's differences in friendships. A very powerful message that was beautifully told and acted out by Miss Sadler with the support of Chloe in Year 6 taking on the role of Martina! 


This brings me very nicely on to the fact that this week has also been 'Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week'. This year the theme is ‘find your brave’ and the Junior team have touched on aspects of this with the girls throughout the week. We have many opportunities when we need to ‘find our brave’. Saturday last week marked the end of the Claires Court scholarship assessments where we had many pupils, both current and external, ‘found their brave’ and did their best throughout the assessments. This week also saw the last round of auditions for the house captain’s talent show, another example of people facing their fears, ‘finding their brave’ and taking to the stage. I look forward to seeing the final performance on Friday next week. Finally this morning was the PTA AGM and I was incredibly proud to see our pupils stand up in front of teachers, parents and PTA representatives to speak confidently about the the PTA’s wonderful contributions to our school this year. Thank you girls and a big shout out to our fantastic PTA!

Monday was the U11 ISA Regional Netball which is hosted by Claires Court at the Magnet Leisure Centre. A team of Year 6 girls went along to compete against 14 other schools. Competition was fierce and they played hard all day to secure fifth place. Well done to the girls and huge thanks to Miss Hudson and Miss Joslyn for training and supporting the team. Thanks must also go to Mrs Allanson, one of our Year 6 parents, who went along to be umpire for the day.

Today we have another group of girls competing at ISA Regionals but this time it’s the cross country... a nice day for it! We wish our girls lots of luck and we’ll update you with the results next week. Also today Mrs Stevenson, Miss Dockerill and the Year 4, 5 and 6 choir will head off to Wembley, where they will join around 5000 other children and perhaps a celebrity or two, to perform in the largest children's concert in the world! I can’t wait to hear all about it! 

There has been a lot of illness in Juniors Girls this week, with staff and pupils dropping like flies! With that in mind, I wish you all a restful and healthy weekend and hope to see you all fighting fit for one more week before we get a well earned rest!

Mrs King

Merit Certificates: Summer (Reception), Emily (Year 1), Eleanor G(Year 2), Yolanda (Year 3), Sienna (Year 4), Aylin (Year 5) and Daniella (Year 6) 

Bunny Awards: Clodagh (Year 2) for being a kind and thoughtful friend and Yolanda (Year 3) for being kind, lovely person.

House of the Week: St Ignatius

Head and Deputy Head Girl Kindness Award: Lower Juniors: Florrie (Year 1) Upper Juniors: Yolanda (Year 3)

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