Views from the Headmistress’ study – 18th March 2016

Dear Parents,

The school is unusually quiet this morning, as over half the girls were granted a ‘quiet morning’ after singing in the Easter Choral concert last night. They performed a programme of works by John Rutter, Benjamin Britten and Bob Chilcott. The St. John Passion by Bob Chilcott was extremely moving and the soloists were very impressive. It was a spectacular event and the girls once again stunned the audience. One Year 7 parent said that the evening had ‘blown her away’ as she had not expected the professionalism and standard of performance. She said ‘I knew More House were good at singing, but that was sensational’. Say no more! Well done to Mr Anstice and his team and all the girls for such an unforgettable evening.

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Don’t forget that you can purchase DVDs of the performance from the school office now.

Other congratulations go to Scarlett in Year 7 for competition at the South East Regional Fencing competition where she came 3 in the U14 age group. This is two age groups above where she should be and her success means that she now goes to Birmingham in the summer to fight for a place in the British team.

Well done to Aoife and Amanda for taking part in the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair Finals at the NEC. They had a super couple of days, showing off their science project on pollution, meeting other young people interested in STEM, listening to inspirational scientists, finding out about careers in STEM and even taking part in a Guinness Book of Records challenge.

To continue promoting Science this week the Science Department held a demo show. We saw elephant’s toothpaste and heard screaming jelly babies. The highlight however was setting fire to Mr Fordham- DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!

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Congratulations to Julia K who has been selected to be Junior Captain of Hendon Ladies Golf Club and won her first match of the season playing against Highgate Junior Golf Team.

The U12 Hockey team played very well in the Queens Gate tournament and came a very respectable 2nd.

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On Tuesday, the More’s Household were invited to visit the National Theatre for a backstage tour. They were shown how they change the sets, walked through the workshop. They were also given a chance to hold some of the props and we were taken upstairs to the design/buyers area. Mim and Emma found it fascinating and were so inspired that on their return they emailed the organiser to see if they could join one of the National Theatre’s internships.

We have had a fun week raising money for Sports Relief. Our main aim was to ‘travel’ from Pont Street to Paris. Mrs Mercer set up a static bike in the courtyard and staff have been cycling the 291 miles to the French capital. The girls helped us get across the channel by swimming over 1000 lengths in their morning swim club. As I write this, the staff have 24 miles to go…. we will do it!

We are finishing off this week by running, walking, crawling the Sports Relief mile in Hyde Park after school. As it is fancy dress you can imagine the excitement around the school. Thank you for all the sponsorship money, which has already come in. Look out for more pictures next week and the final total of the monies raised.

Have a restful weekend,

Amanda Leach

Friday 18th March Sport Relief Fun Run | 3.20pm
Monday 21st March End of Term Mass
Thursday 24th March End of Term | 3.20pm
Monday 28th March Ski Trip departs to USA

 

 

 

 

Palm Sunday Prayer taken form the Cafod Lenten Calendar

God our Servant King, the cup of your grace is overflowing. We give you thanks, for even on the Cross, your love is endless and all-embracing. May we serve you and seek to do you homage in the love we share with our family. Amen.

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