Year 8 school sleepover

Posted on May 28, 2024

 

Ever wondered what school is like when the hustle and bustle of everyday lessons and clubs winds down for the night? Lower 4 (Year 8) found out for themselves at their recent sleepover right here at The Maynard, raising money for Raynick! They started the night with a rollicking time playing fun games in Bradley

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Year 6 perform ‘Sherlock & Cinders’

Posted on May 25, 2024

 

You’ve never heard a fairytale quite like this! Year 6 treated parents and guardians to a fantastic performance of ‘Sherlock & Cinders’, a tale full of twists and turns, clues and conundrums, tantrums and tiaras. This enchanting musical mystery shares Holmes and Watson’s most challenging investigation yet – finding the foot that fits the glass

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Year 3 and 4 Musical Showcase

Posted on May 24, 2024

 

Music is such an integral part of The Maynard, and this week’s Year 3 and 4 Musical Showcase was a lovely celebration of the Junior School musicians, with a special focus on the enjoyment and fun the girls have as they continue to learn about music. They shared their favourite pieces with the audience and

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Summer Concert is a smashing success!

Posted on May 23, 2024

 

This week’s Summer Concert was a smashing success! It was an incredible showcase of the most remarkable Maynard talent from our Key Stage 3 and Junior School musicians, and a feast for the ears for parents and guardians in attendance. Audiences were treated to a lovely evening featuring performances from The Maynard Concert Orchestra, Middle

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Celebrating Gold DofE at Buckingham Palace!

Posted on May 23, 2024

 

This month, we cheered on Old Maynardians Tali, Erin, Eleanor and Katie, who deservedly had the chance to celebrate their momentous achievement of completing their Gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award at none other than Buckingham Palace! As anyone acquainted with DofE will know, it takes passion, determination and resilience in spades to complete the

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Afternoon athletics at Blundell’s Prep School

Posted on May 22, 2024

 

27 girls from Year 3 to Lower 4 (Year 8) had an absolutely fantastic time (as pictures show!) taking part in an afternoon of athletics in the sunshine at Blundell’s Prep School last week! Everyone represented the school brilliantly across a range of events, with amazing camaraderie and whoops and cheers for their fellow Maynard

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Year 3 learn about Ancient Egypt at the RAMM

Posted on May 22, 2024

 

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in central Exeter is always a captivating place for students to visit, and on this latest trip Year 3 took the opportunity to uncover some of the compelling mysteries of Ancient Egypt! Girls had so much fun stepping back in time with activities led by museum staff and guides. It

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Year 4 buzzing to visit Princesshay Beehives

Posted on May 21, 2024

 

Year 4 girls bumbled along to Princesshay earlier this month for a fascinating insight into the busy world of bees! As part of their Science lessons, they had the chance to see the bees at work through some glass panels of the Princesshay Beehives, which forms a key part of Princesshay’s environmental initiatives housing approximately

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Neva’s campaign for hedgehogs

Posted on May 20, 2024

 

The topic of recent assemblies is an animal that’s spiky, cute, and might be found right in your garden… You’ve guessed it – girls have been learning all about hedgehogs! As part of a series of assemblies about Hedgehog Awareness Week, Neva in Year 5 gave a fantastic talk all about hedgehogs, why they’re becoming

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A fabulous visit from Frazoo

Posted on May 18, 2024

 

Pre-Prep and Junior School had a visit from Frazoo – an exciting and educational animal experience – this week! They got to look at, stroke and even hold a variety of scaly, crawly and slithery creatures. How many different animals can you spot?

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Year 7 STEM Day

Posted on May 18, 2024

 

Girls had the exciting opportunity to explore the world of engineering during this week’s STEM Day! Mixing a hands-on design challenge and an incredibly engaging talk from the President of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), Tanya de Hoog, it was a great success in introducing girls to a sector with a national trend of

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L4N’s Great Maynard Bake Off

Posted on May 17, 2024

 

We have the results of another absolutely scrumptious Great Maynard Bake Off to share! L4N made some fabulous cakes – the winning Star Baker was Milly with a beautiful sponge topped with strawberries, and runners-up were Astrid and Elizabeth. Very well done!

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Exeter District Athletics trials

Posted on May 17, 2024

 

We had a host of Maynard athletes hopping, skipping and jumping their way to attend the Exeter District Athletics trials last week at Exeter Arena – a great day in the sunshine with all girls performing brilliantly! Well done to all and congratulations to Tamar and Milly (Lower 4, Year 8), Erin (Upper 4, Year

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Year 3 supporting War Child

Posted on May 16, 2024

 

Evie and all girls in Year 3 have done an excellent job of embodying the school value of ‘Kindness’ lately with their support for a charity close to their hearts, War Child. To start with, Evie gave a brilliant talk about War Child to the whole of Pre-Prep and Junior School in assembly. She was

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Invincible U13B tennis team!

Posted on May 16, 2024

 

The indefatigable U13B tennis team were absolutely incredible in their latest match! Competing in the LTA Youth Teams Cup versus Kingsbridge Community College, they effectively played against windy weather and dug deep to win all of their singles and doubles matches. The team was simply invincible – very well done to everyone for their hard

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Exploring the Roman Baths

Posted on May 15, 2024

 

You’ve never seen a bathtub quite this big! Last week, Lower 4 (Year 8) went on an expedition to Bath to explore the Roman Baths, learning about a bathing experience like no other and getting a glimpse of ordinary life more than 1,000 years ago. They immersed themselves in the site’s rich history with a

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Huge congratulations to all Ten Tors teams!

Posted on May 14, 2024

 

The 2024 Ten Tors Challenge came to a close last weekend, and we’d like to say a huge congratulations to all of our girls who took part! Everyone accomplished great things in what was an extraordinarily challenging and hot weekend – they certainly have lots to be proud of as individuals and teams.

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Year 5’s posters about female naturalists

Posted on May 13, 2024

 

Year 5 have recently been researching famous female naturalists for their Science homework, and they’ve now shared their hard work in the form of some amazing posters all about women’s lasting positive impact on wildlife and nature. As diverse as the environments they studied, the range of naturalists featured include Jane Goodall, Sylvia Earle, Beatrix

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Lower 5’s trip around historic Exeter

Posted on May 11, 2024

 

Girls from Lower 4 (Year 8) to Lower 5 (Year 10) are entering the EMACT (East Midlands Association of Classical Teachers) “Landscapes of Roman Britain” Competition, and Lower 5 enjoyed a sunny morning studying local history as part of their research. They travelled to the fascinating historic site on Catherine Street which boasts the remains

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Chiefs at Maynard Masterclass and Festival!

Posted on May 9, 2024

 

Yesterday’s Chiefs at Maynard Masterclass and Festival was an absolutely smashing success! Around 110 girls hailing from The Maynard, St James School, Exeter Cathedral School, Ivybridge Community College, Torquay Academy, Tiverton High School, Clyst Vale Community College, Robert Blake School and Exmouth Community College had a fabulously fun day learning rugby skills and playing matches,

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Ready, set, paddle! Gold Duke of Edinburgh water skills training

Posted on May 9, 2024

 

Girls boldly embarking on their Gold Duke of Edinburgh journey enjoyed two days of water skills training last weekend! They took to the water between Dartington and Totnes in preparation for their qualifying expedition in August, which will involve two days canoeing and two days hiking in the Lake District. A delightful way to spend

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New ‘Inspiring Teacher’ category launched

Posted on May 9, 2024

 

We at The Maynard School are delighted to be running the first-ever ‘Fastest Teacher in the South West’ competition in partnership with the Devon, Cornwall and Somerset Schools Athletic associations, now with a new category recognising teachers serving as fantastic inspirations and role models for their students. Two more free places in the final –

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Lower 4 and Upper 4’s amazing trip to Chateau d’Ebblinghem

Posted on May 8, 2024

 

Girls in Lower 4 (Year 8) and Upper 4 (Year 9) had a wonderful time on their trip to Chateau d’Ebblinghem in France, travelling across the Channel to put their budding linguistic skills to good use and explore French culture together. They enjoyed a bumper selection of activities and trips, with visits to Boulangerie d’Escoeuilles

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Good luck Upper Sixth!

Posted on May 8, 2024

 

A-levels are very much on the way, and we said a bittersweet ‘see you soon’ to Upper Sixth (Year 13), who have now finished with their regular teaching but have a fab last hurrah to come with the Leavers’ Ball only a couple of months away. To our incredible Upper Sixth, we wish you the

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Good luck Upper 5!

Posted on May 7, 2024

 

With GCSEs starting this week, we want to wish the best of luck to all of our Upper 5 (Year 11) girls who will be sitting exams soon! Everyone has worked so very hard and has heaps to be proud of. Upper 5 made the absolute most of their last day in school – they

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Lower 4 Latinists tour Roman Walls in Exeter

Posted on May 6, 2024

 

Girls from Lower 4 (Year 8) to Lower 5 (Year 10) are entering the EMACT (East Midlands Association of Classical Teachers) “Landscapes of Roman Britain” Competition, and Lower 4 enjoyed a fascinating tour of the Roman Walls around Exeter as part of their research! For the competition, young Latinists are tasked with creating a piece

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Brilliant cricket matches against Stover School

Posted on May 5, 2024

 

The U13A and B cricket teams knocked it out of the park at their recent matches against Stover School! Everyone was absolutely brilliant and a massive number of runs were scored by both teams: the U13A team won with 285 runs to 231, and the U13B team won with 314 runs to 217. Congratulations to

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L4P’s Great Maynard Bake Off

Posted on May 4, 2024

 

You might have seen our earlier post showing off the amazing desserts made by L4Q for the Great Maynard Bake Off competition – now it’s L4P’s turn! The winning Star Baker was Dalia with her beautifully decorated cake fit for a queen, and runners-up were Sophia and Xiran. Well done everyone! We’re hungry just looking…

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Assembly with St Petrock’s

Posted on May 2, 2024

 

Earlier this week we welcomed Claire Wright, Community Relations Manager for Exeter’s local homelessness charity St Petrock’s, who gave an important talk about her work as part of a team supporting rough sleepers. Claire explained a day in the life of many of the charity’s volunteers: they deliver cooked breakfasts, run the centre so people

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Young Enterprise Devon Finals, plus a chat with the BBC!

Posted on May 2, 2024

 

Did you spot some familiar faces on yesterday’s BBC Spotlight Evening News? Our amazingly business-savvy Young Enterprise team chatted with the BBC about their product at the Devon Finals, held at Exeter College! They’ve been successfully selling ‘Seed Salutations’ environmentally-friendly cards made from old study notes and embedded with wildflower seeds, so when the lucky recipients are finished

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