Views from our Study – Governors’ Fundraiser

Where have the last six weeks gone? It’s certainly true that time flies when you’re having fun, especially when the weeks are full of countless activities, trips, and lessons!

This week, well done to Matilda and Darcy, who braved the elements to “sleep out” in Duke of York’s Square. They have so far raised an incredible £760 for Glass Door, a charity that works in partnership with churches across West London to provide shelter during winter for homeless people. Please donate generously here.

Here is what they said about the experience: ‘Quite a chilly night but we ensured we wrapped up warm and started the night with a hot chocolate! The alarm went off in Partridges at about 2:30 AM, which meant a lot of us were awake for a while but I suppose it gave us a better idea of how disturbing it must be to sleep rough. As Darcy said, “That noise is driving me mad!”, it made me think how difficult it must be to find a quiet spot. Matilda slept through it, incredibly! Amazing experience and hopefully a lot of money raised for the homeless through the winter.’ Well done girls!

As part of their preparations for GCSE success, girls in Year 11 took part in the first of a series of ‘Revision Skills’ workshops this week run by Mrs Boulter. The workshop focused on organisation of revision materials – now more important than ever due to the increased content of so many GCSE courses. Armed with laminated timetables, Sharpies and Post-its, they learnt how a combination of long, medium, and short-planning is the secret to staying on top of revision. All of the materials are available on Firefly to download. More revision workshops to follow!

A group of parents, girls, Governors, and guests were lucky enough to enjoy the energy and buzz of the opening night of The Barber of Seville. Jonathan Miller’s classic production was a feast of frivolous fun. They enjoyed Figaro’s mischievous escapades as he assisted Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her lecherous guardian, Dr Bartolo.

They were also given a tour of the London Coliseum where they learnt about the history of the theatre (the largest theatre and 4th largest venue in London). But even more exciting than that, they were able to go backstage and up high into the set. An unforgettable experience!

As you read this, the tour choir have safely arrived in Budapest. On Monday evening, we were treated to the repertoire they will be taking to Hungary, which features lots of new songs and some good old favourites. Good luck to the girls and staff and I look forward to hearing all about it on their safe return! In the meantime, be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts for regular updates from the tour.

This week, we’ve been digging through our archives and uncovering some incredible details from the history of the school. More to come soon on the website – keep your eyes peeled! For now, enjoy the teaser photo of the most exciting moment in More House history.

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