Virtual teaching for the girls during lockdown
Our girls may be learning remotely at the moment due to lockdown but this hasn't stopped them having virtual access to some amazing clubs, well - being activities, theatre productions, tours of museums and Q & A sessions with some inspiring speakers.
The clubs this term have included coding, art, mandala, stitch and book club. Mandalas are geometric designs in circles; they represent the circle of life and contain our sense of self, of well-being, and of our spirituality. We have included some images of the mandalas that have been made so far by our girls.
Well - being is high on everyone's agenda at the moment and our girls have been taking to yoga and sports challenges set by our PE department and all found their inner Mary Berry by producing a range of beautiful baked goods. It's just a shame we are not in school to enjoy them.
Our PE department also came up with the idea of a More House Marathon given that the London Marathon is unlikely to happen this year. The girls were challenged to run the 26.2 miles over a period of 7 days or as part of a team where all girls ran separately to make up the total mileage needed.
We have had some brilliant Q & As which have been arranged by our Science department in the 'Ask a Scientist' series. These have included a session on Covid-19 with Dr Claire Kerridge who is a Virologist at King's College London. Dr Chelsi Slotten also gave a fantastic talk about Viking Archaeology and the roles of women in Viking society. Particularly how she's been able to establish this from examination of their skeletons.
A talk for our Sixth Form with Kavita Puri on Indian Partition and Diversity and her new book Partition Voices. The topic is one which, like all stories of diversity, political struggle and change, is being lost in the mists of time.
Our Year 12 English Literature class had a virtual theatre trip to The National Theatre. They saw Simon Godwin's production of 'Twelfth Night' featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia in a fun gender-reversal interpretation which was enjoyed by all.
We have been celebrating some exceptional work each week of our girls which has included analysing sonnets, poetry writing art work, essays on Philosopy and a range of RS topics to name but a few.
We are proud of the fact that both our teaching staff and girls are more than rising to the challenge of working remotely. Well done everyone.