Views from our Study: Race for Life

Welcome to the second half of the summer term. We cannot believe we are only a month away from the end of the 2017-2018 academic year – each year seems to fly by faster than the previous one.

This week was incredibly busy, with the art exhibition, Race for Life, and more packed in.

Art Exhibition

We spent a delightful afternoon on Wednesday celebrating all our girls’ creative successes throughout this year. Every student has shown great commitment to developing their artistic skills and techniques and producing imaginative and original artworks.

A huge thank you to our wonderful art department – Miss Beatty, Miss Rigby, and Miss Devine – for inspiring this wonderful array of creativity and organising such an enjoyable evening for students, parents, and staff.

It was a pleasure to welcome back alumna Elvira Valdes as our special guest, handing out prizes. After completing her undergraduate degree in history of art, she is now working towards her postgraduate MA at the Courtauld Institute and aspires to be a curator. Elvira has already set up a bookshop and art space in Brussels, also!

We were also very happy to see Zara Hare (currently studying costume design at Bournemouth University) and Paniz Zodinategh (currently studying contemporary jewellery at Central St Martin’s) return to school for the event. It is wonderful to see how they are continuing to thrive and carry forward their artistic talent beyond their school life at More House.

Art Exhibition 1

Art Exhibition 7

Art Exhibition 9

Art Exhibition 14

Art Exhibition 15

Art Exhibition 24

Awards were presented to the students who demonstrated the most progress over the last year – here is the list of winners:

Specialist Crafts Awards

Year 7:

Tavy Jalal

Matilda Elgood

Year 8:

Clare Hughes

Rose Spencer-Silver

Year 9:

Nadia Azzam

Amalia Bertoni

Phoenix Dunstall

Year 10:

Lottie Cecil

Olivia Bertoni

Seawhite Awards

Year 11:

Ella Hayward


Zahra Mascolo


Isabella Kimmel

A full gallery of images is available on our website.

Race for Life

Every year, the school participates in the Cancer Research 5K Race for Life and this year may have been our best yet.

Wednesday evening, over 80 girls, mums, sisters, aunts, friends, teachers, and dogs took part in the race in Battersea Park. We managed to raise an incredible £2,845 this year!!!! What an amazing amount to raise for such an important charity. We’re hoping that a few final donations will get us to £3,000 – please donate generously to this cause.

Race for Life 1

Race for Life 2

Race for Life 5

Race for Life 9

Race for Life 12

Race for Life 16

Race for Life 18

Race for Life 25

A big well done especially to Lucy J in year 7 who was not only the first More House girl to cross the finish line but also one of the top 10 finishers overall! More importantly, she beat Miss Minto (“by 4 seconds!”), completing the 5K in 24 minutes. An astounding achievement!

A full gallery of images is available on our website.

Sport Report

More and more impressive achievements from the sport department. Congratulations to Millie P in year 10, who won a gold medal in the London Youth Games in the Double Skull, rowing for Hackney.

On Monday, our rounders teams headed off to play Northwood College. Congratulations to the Y7/8 combined team who won their match. Unfortunately, the Y8/9 combined team lost, however they played extremely well and hopefully will have better luck next time.

Fencing 1

Fencing 2

Well done to Eleanor L, Lily H, and Charlotte S who recently competed in a British School Team Championship fencing event. Eleanor L led the team.

Each girl played her part in the bouts and fought hard to win their first direct elimination against Packwood School to reach the finals. The finals were against City of London Freemen School, featuring fencers who compete on the national circuit.

The team finished a very respectable 2nd overall, which is an extremely impressive achievement! Well done, girls.

English Department Report

A flurry of activity this week! Year 8 produced a variety of projects on the theme of Dickens, presenting essays, poetry, research papers, an autobiographical scroll, secret envelopes describing a day in the life of a Victorian, and an illustrated cake. Great work!

Dickens Projects

Young Writers 2

Year 8 girls also took part in the Young Writers competition this year and six girls’ pieces were chosen to be included in the 2018 Young Writers publication! Congratulations to Francesca, Charlotte, Jemima, Nama, Clara, and Yesim.

We hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend!

Prayer 1

Prayer 2

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