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23/04/18

We will be writing to Year 11 parents shortly with plans for Book Return Day.

23/04/18

Surf's up! school hit the beach today – Yr 12’s Geography Field Trip studying at Chesil Beach and L… https://t.co/PwcGacrYBN

23/04/18

So proud of school's incredibly inspiring Mrs Stevens who ran the yesterday and the… https://t.co/oztSIVKdK6

23/04/18

Looking forward to a double helping of Wollstonecraft lectures this week starting today with alumna… https://t.co/UDH8QMfmA8

22/04/18

Good luck to everybody running the today especially our own Mrs Stevens. If you see her race past,… https://t.co/ZpoIsCCJRL

20/04/18

A daring mother-daughter pair who refused to be confined by the rigid conventions of their era? Can’t wait to find… https://t.co/lNuEFebpiy

20/04/18

There was feverish excitement at today's Clubs Fair with the sheer choice of societies and clubs on offer including… https://t.co/ZCnDs3YS4m

20/04/18

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The lovely Pink Ladies ...a joy to spend an evening singing and dancing. A very good turnout from so many… https://t.co/Vko8gevdrv

20/04/18

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Yep - very exciting! Once the lighting is in it’s going to be amazing! We’re one happy Department https://t.co/VAhXMGd77G

20/04/18

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Year 6 Maths Workshop! https://t.co/UPc8yYwcI8

20/04/18

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Nice start to the day for Florence dog. A belated Dog Easter egg. Thanks Rebecca! 🐶 https://t.co/Pl8nbvFLOW

20/04/18

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Very excited ! https://t.co/YOXEwIgxCu

19/04/18

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Exciting glimpse of some of the amazing new spaces our girls will be enjoying next year https://t.co/DP8UfVInUz

19/04/18

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A quick look round the new build and it seems someone else has made a home in my new office already https://t.co/5sai1dOvI2

19/04/18

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An old girl returned today! Thanks https://t.co/cGqJsbaJmj

19/04/18

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So many girls from year 11 committing to the project this summer - great news https://t.co/4wiQWUZKuG

19/04/18

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Delighted with the bright new airy space created by the redecoration of the studio over Easter… https://t.co/rW4SR0T9y5

19/04/18

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Dr Thompson brought some famous Scientists and Mathematicians to our workshop this morning https://t.co/5AwjiWKz5b

19/04/18

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5B enjoying the Code Trail https://t.co/IdidVT0ufh

19/04/18

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Lovely to welcome so many parents to our Maths Information Morning. https://t.co/a4NNFxPbjq

19/04/18

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Years 3 and 4 workshop. Don’t forget our IT support Rob Wraight is always available at Junio… https://t.co/4gYug26RGV

19/04/18

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parent workshop takes on to see how their girls do their homework… https://t.co/H0YDnSRfNU

19/04/18

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We ❤️❤️#Maths . Juniors is full of families in for Maths workshops - here’s KS1. https://t.co/Pgzy6I9jQB

19/04/18

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Great to see alumna back! We missed you! https://t.co/pmmasLVtkv

19/04/18

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That’s my outfit sorted for the quiz. Looking forward to modelling plastic creation in… https://t.co/YETLPDkhHC

18/04/18

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Congratulations to Kajana , shortlisted in this competition! https://t.co/bdXZNMcbmy

18/04/18

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Looking forward to this event. https://t.co/QxqaUXh6tC

18/04/18

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Luckily some ace Year 1 code breakers were on hand to help Mrs Skevington crack some tricky codes at the Y1 and 6 c… https://t.co/60sQkmVVCK

18/04/18

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Y5 working hard at their Maths workshop this afternoon! https://t.co/nPnv6zQkcH

18/04/18

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More code cracking under our beautiful rainbow 🌈 roof! https://t.co/02pi61mIuN

18/04/18

Lots of excitement at this week as we prepare to welcome author Charlotte Gordon to… https://t.co/9q7fv5zlde

18/04/18

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helping Year 1 to crack codes. https://t.co/JgQjmVYyQg

17/04/18

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Code cracking this morning https://t.co/oQ3DTvoUMB

17/04/18

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Juniors kick off week with a fascinating coding assembly. https://t.co/sL1D7Wj6VB

16/04/18

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Some of the delicious breakfast offerings prepared for our nutrition for teachers workshop th… https://t.co/02dx436YHh

16/04/18

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Encouraging girls to be proud of their achievements - article in the Times https://t.co/lA1DsnNNke

15/04/18

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Well done Emily on your Easter Panto Beauty and the Beast performance! Here she is with star… https://t.co/eqBmwW9KBI

15/04/18

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Inspirational women right here leading by example for our students! https://t.co/jhmOcFSNDV

15/04/18

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Hope everyone had a great Easter break. Florence dog looking forward t… https://t.co/EZTA6QqOr1

12/04/18

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One of the really unique opportunities that our students can benefit from as alumnae: https://t.co/SXNC8Pewwp

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March 21

Spotlight on Drama

From taking risks to exploring skills that would be useful in all walks of life, we take a look at Drama with the help of Mrs J Tyrrell, Head of Drama.

What is covered in Drama? 

Drama lessons in Years 7 to 9 focus very much on acting skills and building confidence with public speaking and performance, exploring skills that would be useful in all walks of life.  

At GCSE and A-Level, we explore all aspects of drama and the creation of theatre. We make the most of the wealth of theatre available in London, perform and explore plays such as 'The Crucible' and 'Hedda Gabler', create drama and perform these pieces to audiences. There is also a plethora of co-curricular activities from plays, musicals at the Greenwich Theatre, the Music and Drama Tour, clubs and LAMDA tuition available. 

Is it a popular choice of subject? 

Most definitely! Outside of the GCSE and A-Level groups, there are nearly 100 students taking the LAMDA examinations in Acting. The drama clubs in 7, 8 and 9 are often the biggest clubs in the school. 

What are the benefits of studying this subject? 

The skills developed in Drama are terribly useful to manifold careers – the ability to speak confidently and persuasively from an audience of one in an interview to a panel or bigger audience for a presentation – there seem very few professions that do not require this at some point. Even dealing with stress in a job where you are under performance pressure, in a courtroom or telling people desperately sad news as a health professional, Drama helps students develop a role in which this can be done, and then stepped out of at the end of a stressful day. 

Ms Day who joined the department in January runs a company, outside of her work here, which goes into corporate environments helping people to present themselves and their work more confidently and successfully. 

What are the benefits of studying Drama at Blackheath High School? 

There are many! Firstly our position in Greenwich, London means we can pop into town to access the West End or National Theatre, Royal Court and fringe venues so easily. Students are exposed to the most innovative and exciting new theatre. 

Also, Blackheath is such a diverse melting pot of culture that the students' work benefits from the range of experience and backgrounds that the girls bring. 

The teachers in the department create an appropriate and safe environment for students to safely explore issues through performance. 

I also have strong contacts in the acting world which means we regularly bring in external practitioners to work with our GCSE and A-Level students – thus enriching what they get from both myself and Ms Day. Ms Day has taken two shows that she has written to the Edinburgh Festival (UKIP the musical and Brexit at Tiffany’s) and has an MA in directing form RADA which of course brings even more experience and connections to the department. 

Is there a particular aspect of the course that students tend to enjoy? 

They all love theatre visits but I would like to think that it is the teachers in the department both for curriculum and co-curricular LAMDA lessons that they enjoy. The rapport we have and our wonderful facilities (our theatre is a fantastically well-equipped flexible space and our drama studio is due for a complete refurbishment) make the students feel safe to take risks and explore. 

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