21/01/19 - Themed Weeks Get Underway
Last week saw us celebrate the start of our “themed weeks". We kicked things off with “The Country In Which We Live”.
Miss Devine had us going back in time to show us that diversity has always been commonplace in England. She took us on a history lesson to look at the impact of the Saxons, Huguenots, and their contributions to the silk trade and architecture around Spitalfields and Africans during the Tudor times. And Miss Minto’s 17th Century Folk Dancing with years 9 and 10 in the courtyard was a particular favourite for us.
This week, we will be looking at “The World In Which We Live” and once again, girls will have access to a wealth of fun activities during their lunchtime breaks. The full timetable of activities for each themed week is available on our website.
An exciting start to this term’s netball – the U14 team beat St Thomas More 9-4. There was some fantastic teamwork on display, with countless interceptions by Charlotte, Mia, and Anna.
Unfortunately, the U14 team lost against Queen’s Gate 5-4. It was a really close game, though: 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, etc. Queen’s Gate just pipped us at the end, but the loss shouldn’t take away from the impressive tenacity and determination all girls displayed on the court as they constantly tried to do their best. There was particularly excellent movement from Katrina at WD, Rosie in GA, and some great shots put up by Fran at GS. Well played to Annie W in her first match at More House, too!
Art History in Paris
Mrs Hunt is currently in Paris with the sixth-form art historians. They are having a wonderful time visiting as many museums as possible during their long weekend away and admiring a multitude of art pieces that they are currently studying.
We hope to see many of you at our informal concert on Tuesday evening this week. It is always lovely sitting back and listening to our talented girls as they perform the pieces they have been learning in their music lessons.