School News

German Exchange to Hildesheim

Posted on November 15, 2019

 

Fourteen of our Year 9 and 10 girls enjoyed another excellent exchange with our partner school, the Scharnhorst Gymnasium in Hildesheim, northwest Germany during the October half term. Run in partnership with Exeter School, this was the 53rd visit to Germany making this one of the oldest school exchange programmes in the country. Each of the

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Haydn’s Creation an enormous success

Posted on November 15, 2019

 

Members of the Senior Choir began their half term by joining with the Exeter University Chapel Choir and the ISCA ensemble to perform a concert of music by Haydn in Exeter Cathedral. This was not only a wonderful chance to sing with tenors and basses and to be accompanied by a full symphony orchestra, but

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Three incredible Biz Whizz Careers talks

Posted on November 15, 2019

 

We welcomed three brilliant speakers on 18 October 2019 to talk to the Senior Girls about their careers and, once again, we cannot thank these professionals for so willingly giving of their time to inform and inspire. Architect, Lee Ferris (who was instrumental in the design of Wimbledon’s retractable roof as well as many other

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Harleigh and her Gymnastics Trio win Gold!

Posted on October 16, 2019

 

Congratulations to Harleigh in Lower 4, who competed at the South West Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships at the weekend. She and her trio won Gold and are now South West Champions at Grade 3 level – this is only the second competition for this trio so is a great start to the competition season! Well done!

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Year 4 trip to ‘We the Curious’

Posted on October 15, 2019

 

Year 4 had a brilliant time at the Bristol Science Museum, ‘We the Curious’ last week. They explored all the hands-on science exhibits and also spent some time working on different types of animations based on the work of Nick Park. A fabulously fun (and educational) day out!

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Hockey Festival fun for the U8s and U9s

Posted on October 15, 2019

 

The Under 8s and Under 9s had a great time at the Hockey Festival hosted by Exeter Cathedral School last week. Both teams really enjoyed playing multiple matches and gaining some experience of a proper hockey match. They are looking forward to their fun, friendly fixture against Exeter School this week to finish off their first half term of hockey.

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‘Dreams & Nightmares’ for our Upper 5 GCSE Drama students

Posted on October 11, 2019

 

Good luck to the Upper Five GCSE Drama students who will be performing their absolutely outstanding devised pieces tonight (Friday) for their final exams. The theme is ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ and the performances are both very clever and excellently executed.

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The importance of dogs!

Posted on October 11, 2019

 

Scientific studies have proven that dogs can reduce stress, anxiety and depression and we are thrilled to have a good core of canines at The Maynard who bring so much joy and happiness to our entire school community. Parents of girls in the Pre-Prep and Junior School will be familiar with the lovely Nula, a

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We’re saying #HelloYellow for World Mental Health Day

Posted on October 11, 2019

 

We said #HelloYellow on Thursday 10 October to show our support for World Mental Health Day by wearing a yellow accessory to school. The Pre-Prep girls also enjoyed a group mindfulness session using the mindfulness programme Headspace which we use across the Pre-Prep and Junior School with their soft toys from home. 

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