School News

Totally heart-warming and fabulous Christmas Show

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

Following weeks of dedicated singing and acting practice, the Junior School girls delivered sparkling performances of their multi-cultural Christmas Show ‘Children of the World’ to packed audiences on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December 2018. The Pre-Prep girls taught us about Christmas customs from countries around the world, while all the girls across the Junior School from Reception to

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Rosie wins National Story Explorers competition

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

Huge congratulations to Rosie Thomson in Year 6 who has scooped the top prize in the National Literacy Trust’s Story Explorers competition. Rosie was one of only 25 pupils in the entire UK to have won a visit to their school from an acclaimed children’s author as part of her prize. Several girls from our

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‘Top of the Bench’ Chemistry Day at the University

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

On Wednesday 12 December, a group of our Senior Students travelled to the University of Exeter to attend the Royal Society of Chemists ‘Top of the Bench’ competition. As Mr MacDonald reports: “It was broken down into three sections; two practical challenges and a multiple choice quiz, all carried out in the science teaching laboratories.

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Young Enterprise achieve successful sales

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

The Lower 6 Young Enterprise team, EverOcean, were in Princesshay, Exeter over the weekend of 7-8 December 2018 selling their re-useable bottles. The team worked together extremely well to organise a great trade stand and sell to the public. They were thrilled to win the Sustainability Award for their product, although the biggest achievement of

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Making leather in Fashion & Textiles

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

As ever, the Fashion & Textiles room is a complete hive of creativity but never before has anyone attempted to make, yes make, their own leather! Bella Pallett (Upper 6), who will be one of the first to complete our new Fashion & Textiles A-level in the summer, has taken the coursework theme of ‘sustainability’

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Jiu Jitsu grading – belts awarded!

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

Congratulations to our Martial Arts girls who completed their Jiu Jitsu grading this week. The Junior Girls (comprising Years 4 to 6) successfully finished the syllabus to be awarded their Red White Jiu Jitsu belts, a step up from their red belts that they had already gained previously. Equally, our Cadets (Lower 4 to Upper

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A visit from the Bishop

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

We were delighted to welcome the Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Robert Atwell, to The Maynard on Wednesday 5 December 2018. He spent a lesson with the Sixth Form Religious Studies students, explaining to them his role as bishop, which includes responsibility for over 600 churches throughout Devon. He then responded to questions from

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Another stunning Middle School Evening of Drama

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

The Middle School Evening of Drama on Wednesday 5 December 2018 was, as always, a great success. We were treated to a charming selection of Christmas choral poems and seasonally themed improvised drama in the first half which was followed by a well-crafted Lower 4 production of ‘ A Christmas Carol’ to really put us in

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Fabulous cross country results

Posted on December 17, 2018

 

Three of our students were successful in qualifying for the Exeter and East Devon Cross Country Championship which was held at Blundell’s on Wednesday 5 December 2018. Conditions were far from ideal with flowing rivers on the course and a good drenching from some persistent rain. Huge congratulations to Katie Harries (Upper 4) who finished

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