23/11/18 - Cross Country Galore
Brains of More House
Last week, we left off with one remaining round of Trivial Pursuit to be played by year 11, who insisted on a match played solely by year 11 girls.
Without further ado, the final results:
Last week, the sixth-form art historians enjoyed an inspiring visit from former pupil Elvira Valdes, who has just completed her studies at the Courtauld Institute and is now working at the British Museum and Dalston Art Gallery.
Elvira enthralled the girls with her talk on nature in art photography, looking at the works of the German and Northern European schools from Durer to Gursky, from Renaissance to current day.
This compliments the A-level art history unit on art and architecture in nature well and the girls found it extremely useful as a parallel with the works they have been studying on this theme so far.
With our thanks to Elvira!
Queen’s Gate Cross Country Championships
Well done to all the girls who participated in the Queen’s Gate Cross Country Championships this week, in the bitter cold. Year 11 came first in the team competition: Emma 2nd, Katharine 3rd, Julia 4th, and Millie 5th. They won medals and Amazon vouchers! Trix came 5th in the year 7 race and Lucy came 8th in the years 8-10 race.
London Youth Games Cross Country
Last Saturday, several girls represented the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the London Youth Games cross-country race on Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath. The weather was wonderful – fairly firm ground, fortunately.
Charlotte ran in the U15 girls’ team. There were 193 girls in her race! She was a real credit to her team and the school, running with great spirit, staying within 20 places of three of the other girls in her team. Her team wound up finishing 3rd out of all the 26 boroughs taking part! Charlotte’s family were firmly cheering her and her team on.
The RBKC U11, U13, U15, and U17 girls’ teams finished 8th overall, out of 31 boroughs taking part. Lucy in year 8 and Trix in year 7 came 106th and 214th respectively, both reporting they enjoyed a “lovely morning with lots of tough racing and a fast group race”.
Last night, the U12/U13 All Stars and U16A team played against Kensington Aldridge Academy. Unfortunately, the U12/U13 All Stars lost 1-0 – better luck next time, girls.
Lizzie reports on the U16 match:
The U16A netball team played an exciting match. After a great game with brilliant teamwork, the match ended 23-4 – an absolutely amazing result.
We started off strong in our first half, scoring 13 goals and only letting two in. We quickly got the ball into the D, with Josie as GS, scoring an amazing goal! The other team were strong and got a few interceptions, but we easily got the ball back and ended up scoring a goal nearly every time.
After our team talk at halftime, we were more determined than ever. Bringing fresh players on in the second half, we felt revitalized and raring to bring our score even higher. With a great interception by Eya in the D and great dives from Vicky, Katharine, and Issy, we managed to turn many of their centres around and scored lots of goals. We had some great holds from Liz in the D and she ended up being player of the match.
With our confidence rising and Phoebe sinking some great goals in the D, we managed to score a total of 10 goals in the second half, completely smashing the opposition and bringing our final score to 23-4."
Our rowing girls played a Fulham Reach Boat Club fixture against West London Free School. Congratulations to all the girls who took part for their hard work! FRBC reports that all crews had a fair race and displayed good sportsmanship.
The weather was perfect for racing. The races took place just downstream from St Paul’s Boat Club to FRBC, approximately 1,500m. The More House team won one of three races, by 2 ½ boat lengths, narrowly losing one race by one foot and another by one boat length.
Well done, girls!
Chelsea Physic Garden
Some of our girls will be singing at the Christmas festivities at the Chelsea Physic Gardens on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Drop by!
Those of you who enjoyed the annual school play this week will know what a wonderful treat was staged. The girls made Shakespeare’s The Tempest look easy, as they effortlessly recited their lines, entertained us with their Bollywood dancing, and showed off the most stunning makeup and stage direction. Well done to the whole cast and staff for organising such a wonderful production!
Thank you for all the donations to our Christmas Fayre tombola. Don’t forget to drop by the Fayre on the 1st December between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM!