Congratulations to Laura C for being invited to join Mensa. She joins the top 2% of people in the world with a high IQ.
Well done to Eleanor who was in the Czech Republic competing in the European Fencing Circuit Under 14. She won against Czech, Hungarian, Polish, German and Italian competitors to reach the last eight and came an impressive 6th out of 67 girls.
On Monday, the More House Combined Choirs impressed us with their secular and sacred programme of music, which they will be performing in Malta over the next week. We wish them all the best on their trip.
This week, girls took part in the Mini Marathon trials in Holland Park. The glorious weather combined with the talent of the More House girls was a recipe for success. All the girls who came in the top 10 have qualified for the Youth Games and will compete in Parliament Hill in November.
In the U13 race, Lucy J in year 8 came an impressive 4th and Beatrix M in year 7 came 7th. Isabella L came 11th, Phoebe S came 14th, Issy M came 20th, Erin O came 34th, and Clemence D came 35th. In the U15 race, Charlotte S came 10th.
Big congratulations to Lucy J, Beatrix M, and Charlotte S who have qualified.
We not only had runners taking part in the Mini Marathon, though. Several girls acted as marshals and were especially thanked by the organisers for their support:
‘Thank you so much for the marshals. They were great! They did what they were asked and supported the runners from beginning to end. In particular, Honey and Ella who were marshaling the car park did a fantastic job. Mo, the lead marshal, was very pleased with them, so thank you again for sending such an awesome bunch of girls to help out! Happy to have them anytime!’
These messages of commendation are always extremely gratifying – we are proud of our girls who are constantly a credit to the school through their outstanding behaviour and cheerful spirit.
Mrs Kilby, mother to Georgia in year 8, has been leading cooking club every Monday after school. This week, the girls made chocolate muffins and they were delicious. Thank you Mrs Kilby for your time and hard work – the girls are really enjoying the classes!
It is always lovely hearing what our alumna are up to. Here is Maria, who left in 2005, talking about her work at Great Ormond Street Hospital as a child psychologist. She is currently involved in a project entitled “Superhope”.
‘Superhope is a unique programme that aims to help children through stressful or worrying times while in hospital. It encourages children to use their imagination and instils in children the perception of inner strength and resilience. This perception of strength and resilience can not only help children through the process of being in hospital, but also to increase their confidence and self-worth more broadly.’
Mr Keeley had us thinking about vocation and the way in which we contribute positively to the lives of others within the school, within the local community, or wider society. We then enjoyed two wonderful presentations from Cecily in year 11 and Katrina in year 9 on their respective trips to Ecuador and India during the summer holidays. They spoke extremely eloquently about their experiences and what a lasting effect the trip had on them.
The annual Christmas Fayre, kindly organised by the MHPA, will soon be upon us! Make a note in your diaries.