08/10/18 - Bishop Wilson's Visit
BISHOP WILSON’S VISIT
Last week, we had the privilege of hosting a visit from Bishop John Wilson, who is the Chair of the Education Committee in the Diocese of Westminster and oversees approximately 200 schools in the Diocese. He was shown around the school by Head Girl Molly and Deputy-Head Girl Flora, visited an R.S. lesson, and then talked to our most recently confirmed girls, one of whom was confirmed by Bishop Wilson himself. We hope Bishop Wilson enjoyed his visit – we certainly enjoyed showing him around More House and talking about the school’s plans and vision.
A huge thank you for your kind donations to our Macmillan Coffee Mornings – we raised a total of £240.00.
The next charity we will be supporting is Against Breast Cancer. This charity funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis, and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread.
Please join us in supporting this charity’s important work by donating BRAS! We need 200 unwanted bras, to fill a bright pink recycling bin. Please bring them into school and deposit them at the collection point.
LOWER SIXTH DRAMA TRIP
The lower-sixth drama students went on a trip to see the technical rehearsal for The Trench by West End theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles. It was a great opportunity for the girls to see the designers and production managers at work as they built the staging, rigged and focused lights, and positioned speakers and microphones in preparation for opening night on Wednesday. They also got to see some puppets getting ready for their big night!
ENGLISH THEATRE TRIP
Year 11 were also off on a theatre trip last week to see a performance of An Inspector Calls, one of their GCSE English Literature set texts. The theatre in Wimbledon was packed with school pupils and More House girls were – as usual – impeccably behaved.
This production has been hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history. Directed by Stephen Daldry, the multi-award-winning production of J. B. Priestley’s classic thriller is now on tour after a sold-out West End season. It was only in Wimbledon for a week, so we were lucky to have seen it! The girls enthusiastically appreciated seeing the play come to life.
An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see production.
Elizabeth A reports on last week’s exciting netball match!
“On Thursday 4th October, the U16A netball team played an exciting match against the U16B netball team. After a great game featuring some brilliant teamwork, the match ended 9-1 – an amazing result.
In our first half, we started off strong, scoring five goals and not letting any goals in to the other team. We did a great job defending in the D: jumping high and intercepting as many balls as we could. The other team had some good, fast passes, but using our 1st and 3rd stage defending we managed to get the ball back nearly every time.
After our team talk at halftime, we were more determined than ever. We felt revitalised and raring to bring our score even higher. With great passes from Katharine O, Daphne T, and Emilia C, we managed to turn their centre around and score a goal. We had amazing drives to the top of the D, especially from Daphne T, who ended up being player of the match. With our confidence rising and great goals from Millie P as GA, we managed to score a total of 4 goals, smashing the opposition and bringing our final score to 9-1.”