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Senior School Sports Day

Posted on July 6, 2018Tags: ,

 

The Senior School Sports Day was fortunate enough to coincide with the departure of the recent heatwave and the cloudier conditions were greeted with much relief when the school decamped to Exeter Arena on Tuesday 3 July 2018. As ever, there were some hugely competitive races and field events but, most importantly, the day was

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Cross-curricular days celebrate the ‘vote for women’

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The students in Years 7, 8 and 9 thoroughly enjoyed their cross-curricular days designed to celebrate the 100year anniversary since women were first allowed to vote in the UK. Starting off on Monday 25 June 2018 with an assembly covering topics such as the British suffragettes and the status of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia,

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Proud to host the annual Primary Mathematics Challenge

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On Tuesday 26 June, we welcomed 84 pupils from 20 primary schools across the region for the annual and very competitive Primary Mathematics Challenge. Teams of enthusiastic budding mathematicians from Year 5 represented their schools in this fun all-day competition by completing a variety of exciting and challenging problem-solving activities, from relay races to crossnumbers

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A busy penultimate week of summer fun

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The penultimate week of the Summer Term has provided plenty of exciting new experiences for students in both the Junior and Senior School. Whilst the students in Upper 5 enjoyed a week of work experience in a number of companies both in Devon and further afield, the Lower 5 language girls were soaking up the

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Film night fundraiser a huge success

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We would like to extend a big thank you to all the Junior School girls who supported our South Africa Sports Tour 2018 fundraising event on Thursday 28 June 2018. Fifty five girls attended and had fun on Leebourne playing parachute games with the Lower 5 tour girls, followed by a hotdog before snuggling into

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Pre-Prep Sports Day a scorching success

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The glorious summer sunshine has allowed for some exceptional sports days this term and on Friday 22 June 2018 the Pre-Prep girls enjoyed a brilliant day, supported by a large crowd of parents and relatives on Leebourne Lawn. Each and every one took part in a range of different challenges including the Turtle and Spoon

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Bucking the Physics gender gap

Posted on May 23, 2018Tags:

 

On Thursday 17 May 2018, the BBC reported on the worrying lack of girls studying A-level Physics with an article entitled “How Physics gender gap starts in the classroom”. The article highlighted that in 2016 just 1.9% of girls chose A-level Physics and were outnumbered with four boys choosing Physics for every one girl. It

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Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Day

Posted on May 23, 2018Tags:

 

Our thanks to Westonbirt School for hosting 12 of our students at the GSA Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Day on Monday 21 May 2018. It was a fantastic event featuring some excellent motivational speakers and workshops; we were very proud of our girls for asking such incisive questions and so thoroughly engaging themselves in the

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