This week has certainly been full of celebrations and mixed emotions.
Firstly, huge congratulations to Paula, Francesca, Niamh, Marie, Jess, and Mercedes who received the gift of the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmation last weekend. The service was held at Westminster Cathedral, with Cardinal Vincent Nichols presiding the service. Thank you especially to Julie and Caroline for all their help preparing the girls for their Confirmation.
Year 11 Strawberries and Upper Sixth Leavers
The year 11 students celebrated the end of their GCSEs with strawberries in the courtyard and the upper-sixth girls followed hot on their heels a few days later to celebrate the end of their school career and reminisce about their years at More House. Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed both events, celebrating achievements and looking forward to a bright and successful future.
As we said goodbye to our upper-sixth students, we marvelled at how quickly seven years can fly – and what an incredible group of young women those seven years have produced! We will definitely be hearing from them soon – a More House girl always stays in touch. This week, we heard that Mim (leaver 2017) gained a distinction from Kingston, having completed her foundation year, and Courtney (leaver 2014) has just been awarded a first for her BA (hons) Photography from the University of West London.
Trip to the Tate
Year 9 enjoyed their annual end-of-year excursion to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern. We began the day by thinking about what can be considered “art” as we watched a performer dressed in a squash costume roll around on the floor in the Duveen Gallery as part of Anthea Hamilton’s The Squash. The girls also took part in an art treasure hunt.
Moving on from the Tate Britain, we took the clipper boat up the river to the Tate Modern, where we made comparisons and drew links between the art from both museums – the girls focused particularly on the nature of titles and materials in art.
Throughout the day, the students were impeccably behaved and it was a delight to treat them to the trip.
St Thomas More’s Day
On Friday, we spent an exciting and tense day in the sun in Falcon Park playing inter-house rounders to celebrate St Thomas More’s Day! Miss Minto will be providing a full report in the next newsletter but here are a few snaps from the day until then.