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Geographers visit Snowdonia

Posted on March 20, 2017Tags: ,

 

The Lower Sixth geographers enjoyed four very full days in the breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia over 10 – 13 March 2017. From exploring upland and lowland glaciation, through to measuring till cliffs on the North Wales coast to find evidence of the direction of ice flow, there was plenty to investigate in this diverse landscape

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Jess and Shweta excel in Intermediate Mathematical Challenge

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Following excellent results and a gold certificate in February’s UK Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, Jess Carr (Upper 5) and Shweta Banerjee (Upper 4) qualified to join an elite group of young mathematicians in the next round of the Challenge, which took place on Thursday 16 March. Over 250,000 students from more than 3,000 schools and colleges

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David Hockney inspires GCSE and A-level artists

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Students studying GCSE and A-level art have enjoyed a fantastic trip to London to see the David Hockney retrospective at Tate Britain. As the fastest-selling exhibition in the Tate’s history (and the largest to ever be staged there), it had a lot to live up to but our girls certainly weren’t disappointed, returning home fuelled

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Silver Medalists in the Jui Jitsu National Championships

Posted on March 15, 2017Tags:

 

Nicky and Natalie Charity (Upper 4 and Upper 3 respectively) travelled to Wolverhampton on Sunday 5 March for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu National Championships and both made the long journey worthwhile, returning home as silver medallists! Nicky won three very difficult fights and on her last one, deciding the gold medal, she was desperately unlucky,

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Annual field trip to Snowdonia

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Our Lower 6 Geographers spent four days exploring the beautiful landscape of Snowdonia from 10 – 13 March on their annual fieldtrip. Work included looking at human geography fieldwork techniques in Betws Y Coed, exploring upland Glaciation up at the Nant Ffrancon valley and exploring the work of glaciers at Cwm Idwal. Sunday was spent

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Catherine Fraser Memorial Football Tournament

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Our U14 football team had a fantastic afternoon at the Catherine Fraser Memorial Football Tournament, held at the University of Exeter on Friday 10 March. The tournament, organised by Exeter City FC and Football in the Community, saw more than 140 girls from 14 secondary schools across the south west competing against each other in

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Basketball success!

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Our U14 basketball team took part in the Dynamik National Schools Tournament on Tuesday 14 March. They played extremely well, displaying some excellent teamwork and winning 53-39 against very strong opposition from Bristol Metropolitan Academy. They are now through to the next round of the competition which will take place later this term.

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Britain needs Scientists

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On Wednesday 8 March, ten Lower 5 girls attended the Britain Needs Scientists event at the University of Exeter. This was an exciting conference, aimed to promote degrees and careers in science by giving students the chance to meet several undergraduate and postgraduate scientists in a ‘speed dating’ format. There was also an interactive science

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