May 262016
 

Dear parents,

 

What an exciting time we’ve had with so many adventurous activities!

 

Thank you so much to all those of you who supported the staff in the 3 Peaks Challenge, we couldn’t have picked a better week for snow!!  However, thanks to their valiant efforts, we have raised an incredible amount to restock the library with lots of new books to encourage the girls to read even more.

 

The following week, the weather took a turn for the better and the sun shone on our year 9s during their week long residential in Wales.  They braved ropes, wild water, climbing walls and dark holes to find their inner strengths and to achieve challenges that they didn’t think they could do.  They came back somewhat muddy, but with a great sense of team spirit.

 

Most of our older girls have been practising for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, and some are even going for Silver.  They spent a cold night in the field camping out after a long walk with a map and a compass, but all managed to find their way back safely.  We wish them luck on the actual expedition, and I hope it doesn’t snow!

 

Our next exciting adventure is making sure that Mrs Holmes has a night to remember when the whole school is taking her to see Mamma Mia in London as a special treat to mark her retirement as our Deputy Headteacher.  Mrs Holmes has been at the school for over 25 years, and just loves being with the girls at a live performance.  I do hope that all our girls can join us for this special event.  Please make sure that you return the invitation slip asap to help us with our planning.

 

After half term, we have more events to look forward to, and a highlight will be our lower school musical performance “Move It”.  We haven’t even mentioned sports day yet, or any fun goings-on or trips.  Keep an eye out for letters in your daughter’s bag over the coming weeks, and I hope to see you all in school to join us in our events.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jinna Male

 

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