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Shakespeare workshop - posted 13th Mar

On 12th March 30 year 10 students were involved in a Shakespeare workshop, run by RSC practitioner James Farrell. Students learned how to turn 'Macbeth' from a text to a play as they acted out key scenes and dramatically interpreted characters. The quality of the performances were excellent and aided students in remembering key quotes for their GCSE 'Macbeth' exam!

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Mock Interview day - posted 12th Mar

On Friday 9th March, the year 10’s took part in a Mock Interview day, organised by our fantastic careers department. Pupils turned up to school dressed to impress and impress they did! Students were quizzed on their ambitions, hobbies and school progress and their answers showed confidence and skill in the face of pressure. Hopefully, when it comes to real interviews in the near future, year 10 will be able to draw on this experience and knock the socks off their competition!

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ESFA National u18 Cup winners - posted 11th Mar

This is massive testament to the work of Sharon Brownlie and all the staff involved over the last few years to build this programme. Also, the investment and belief shown by the school itself in providing a platform for these girls to develop and play. It was a long day travelling up early to Nottingham and a pre match meal with the group on route. The girls were buzzing all the way up. It was great to have all the girls with us, plus a group of cheerleaders from the Netball Academy giving us plenty of support during the game. Many of the staff also joined us.

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The Lion King - posted 7th Mar

The Drama Department set out for the West End taking with them 30 students from years 7, 8 and 10 who had expressed an interest in seeing 'The Lion King'. We arrived and were impressed with the organisational skills of the front of house team: they had us up in our seats in no time! We sat in the Grand Circle (upstairs!) but our view was very good. The students were straight onto Social Media sharing pictures of the stage with tickets fanned in front (before the performance started of course!).

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Cracking The Code at the Science Museum - posted 21st Feb

Thirty of our top set Mathematics students were invited to represent our school in a Cracking The Code Mathematics and STEM day. The event involved students working their way around four puzzle zones which included a series of problem solving tasks from building a car to carry a ball between two lines to finding information from exhibits about the history of Mathematics. The students had to work in their teams focussing on planning, communication and adaptability all under time pressure. Students were complemented on their good behaviour and the speed at which they completed some of the more challenging 'escape the box' puzzles. Everybody really enjoyed the day.

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