School News

Lift off in the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

Posted on April 30, 2019

 

After weeks of design and preparation, the Rocket Club girls gathered during the Easter holidays for the official launch of their device under the watchful eye of the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKROC) official assessor. Selection of the venue was key and a suitably quiet Devon field was found away from the Exeter Airport flightpath

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The Great British Dance Off: A place in the finals at our first attempt

Posted on April 30, 2019

 

We were on flying form at the South West Regional Round of the Great British Dance Off in Bath on Tuesday 23 April 2019. Despite this being our inaugural entry into such a competition, the 28 girls from Upper 3 (Year 7) astounded the judges with a polished performance combining both horror, drama and some

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We are Warriors NOT Worriers

Posted on April 30, 2019

 

The entire Year Three in the Junior School particularly enjoyed their final Forest School session of the academic year which was themed to also combine their History topic. So they all dressed up as Celtic Warriors led by Queen Boudicca and had fun hiding from each other behind trees and in bushes, thinking of some clever ways to camouflage

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Through to the next round of the BBC’s 500 Words story competition

Posted on April 30, 2019

 

A record number of girls this year have made it through to the next round of BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words story competition and our congratulations to Hannah and Rose in Year 6, Evie and Hattie from Upper 3 and Lilly in Lower 4. Out of well over 100,000 entries only 5000 were selected through

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Another successful England selection for Ellie

Posted on April 30, 2019

 

Congratulations to Ellie in Lower 4 (Year 8) who put up another of her consistently brilliant show jumping performances in March, again donning the English flag as part of the Youth Nations Cup team competing in the ‘Children on Horses’ class at an FEI international show in Belgium. Riding the ever-reliable My Lucky Day, Ellie

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Debut England performance for Natalie

Posted on April 30, 2019

 

Natalie, one of our sporting superstars in Upper 4 (Year 9), launched her England Basketball career with her first ever national camp in Manchester during the Easter holidays. Following three gruelling days of training, she was selected in the top 15 (from 35) to play for the England Under 15 team in matches against the

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“Spice Girls” to storm the stage at Maynard’s Got Talent

Posted on March 26, 2019

 

The second ever Maynard’s Got Talent will take place on Thursday 4 April 2019, starting at 7pm in the Performing Arts Centre and we can look forward to another feast of excellent performances. This is a vital fundraiser, organised by the South African Sports Tour 2018 students, for the charity SOS Africa. The girls have

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Spring Performing Arts Concert spectacular

Posted on March 26, 2019

 

The Spring Performing Arts Concert on Thursday 21 March 2019 was another almighty success and a fantastic opportunity to sample the incredible talent that permeates our school.With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Holst’s The Planets and Earth Day fast approaching, the theme for this concert was

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Adventure inspiration from Anna McNuff

Posted on March 26, 2019

 

We were truly fortunate to host the incredible Anna McNuff, explorer extraordinaire, for a fascinating and inspirational talk about her intrepid adventures to date. As a former GB rower who made the bold decision to give it all up on the basis that it wasn’t for her (even though her parents were Olympians) and then

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