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20/02/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

BHS beginners smoothly making their way down the mountain ⛰ https://t.co/CPMSz02CG3

19/02/19

All Blackheath High School students on the ski trip in Crans Montana are safe, well and with staff. https://t.co/tzBG8vlZ6p

19/02/19

Great to see Blackheath High School alumna making a splash on the front page of the Talent Issue of https://t.co/PLT7Daoiw3

19/02/19

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Torchlit walk 🔥 https://t.co/LqHHohVixz

19/02/19

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Laila & Ayzia. An awesome afternoon. Super well done! https://t.co/E4PepWgU4T

19/02/19

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More action from today which concluded with a showing of the Hollywood classic “Pitch Perfect” while beclad in pyjamas and duvets. Ideal after a long, tiring day! https://t.co/VrZJW7YnhT

18/02/19

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Great match against Colfes this afternoon for our U12+U13 football team. Well done to the girls who made their debut and a special mention to Kani for some excellent saves! POM: Soraya and Cait. ⚽️ https://t.co/CJZIYIHzrA

15/02/19

As part of the vast selection of clubs and societies we have here at Blackheath High School, Martial Arts is great for developing confidence and relieving stress. https://t.co/nMGEqZFR11 https://t.co/giagmGm0Su

14/02/19

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Walking to across a frosty Heath this morning. https://t.co/Y7m6y3Z0oQ

14/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

The joy of circus skills as part of the Yr1 PE curriculum https://t.co/aW1ALX7Of7

14/02/19

Our Head of Juniors talks about bedtime routines and the benefits of a good night’s sleep. https://t.co/W3bNysVU5q https://t.co/145B62YLDK

14/02/19

What a night! https://t.co/lA00Yua6yY

13/02/19

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The U12A&B Hockey teams played in a well challenged fixture against Colfes today. Lots of fun was had and they continue to show such progress. POMs Valerie and Renee 👏🏻🙌🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/nEax2CpIW4

12/02/19

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Take over alert! From Friday 15 to Friday 22 February this Twitter feed will be showing the ski tri to Crans-Montana, CH. Watch out for Year 7 to 10 in a beautiful, dramatic setting. https://t.co/sLWrT1PXiJ

12/02/19

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Well done to all the girls who competed in the LSAA Cross Country Champs, a really good day with some great results! A special mention to Soraya who placed 30th overall 😃 https://t.co/lNuxg9XX4B

11/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Thanks to our talented musician for a beautiful Handel recital to start the day https://t.co/qO5axMECdV

11/02/19

Our Head of Geography Mrs Stevens talks about the benefits of Geography and what different year groups are currently working on: https://t.co/KCIlGYeimE https://t.co/pzKMILlOin

11/02/19

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Happy day from - looking forward to our next lecture on February 25th - will be discussing her latest book "Inferior" and discussing How Science Got Women Wrong https://t.co/eH7gNKRIhH

11/02/19

Thank you for your assembly challenging us to consider the when making day-to-day decisions, and question the sustainability of fast fashion. https://t.co/xyOs3KSQOJ

10/02/19

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Happy Saturday ☀️ thank you for hosting a great game. The team played their first 11-a-side match and loved it!! https://t.co/qvdNA3tSyF

06/02/19

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Wonderful start to the day Year 7 and 11 Buddy Breakfast. Chance to catch up! https://t.co/qOqSReNUn9

06/02/19

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Year 5 working together on the importance of Internet Safety. https://t.co/NsFQ5vEEvk

05/02/19

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Looking forward to welcoming 150+ girls from to the Languages Festival here tomorrow! The theme: Languages to the Rescue! https://t.co/MKCga0B4TE

04/02/19

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from our enthusiastic groups of students enjoying and developing teamwork https://t.co/RbZ54RPzCV

04/02/19

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Fantastic hockey fixture for the U13 A&B teams against Bromley High. A well fought win for the As and a loss for the Bs but they showed great perseverance poms: Rebecca & Natasha https://t.co/6ryn9vYWQI

04/02/19

As part of our 60 second interview series, we talk to a few of our school Peer Mentors about their support roles within the school. https://t.co/2SnQhxhkY9 https://t.co/gQei4VtDyU

04/02/19

Calling all alumnae - if you haven't already please DM for further details on signing up to this powerful mentoring app! https://t.co/GAIkTn0Ym2

04/02/19

We celebrated Chinese New Year in assembly this morning with poetry, songs, kung-fu and dancing dragon. A great performance by all involved - well done girls. https://t.co/ntIMZxBezG

02/02/19

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Amazing enrichment opportunities https://t.co/Jl4Cz6kJRu

01/02/19

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Fantastic photos, fantastic girls, fantastic school, fantastic teachers! Big thanks from all of us ❣️💖❣️💖😘💖❣️💖❣️ https://t.co/4n3mDrmxJ7

01/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Yr 3 went back to the Stone Age this morning. Great assembly 👏👏 https://t.co/5kbEPmYAbw

31/01/19

Thank you for the insight into Southern Hemisphere life Megan, Ella and Emma! https://t.co/djmlrOv0Of

31/01/19

Cracking codes, poison pens and finding fingerprints, our sleuthing Year 5 girls had a wonderful time at the Senior School’s CSI themed science day yesterday https://t.co/iTA9KflE9n

31/01/19

As part of their activities, a group of our Blackheath High School girls learnt the Traditional Chinese Handkerchief Dance with . https://t.co/d3cfPE4cWH https://t.co/bqjvg8cXK1

30/01/19

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30/01/19

We loved hosting Year 5 at the Senior School for a morning of science! https://t.co/KW47h8KLHy

28/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

What a beautiful morning in Blackheath - makes our new building look even more lovely! https://t.co/MVfNkQUkMj

26/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Year 9 learning lots today - what not to pack in your rucksack, tent construction, first aid - all great preparation for their expedition later this year https://t.co/Mhi9ZjdoSG

25/01/19

To mark the end of the Blackheath High School , we've put together a selection of educational wellbeing activities our girls have had in our most recent edition of HIGHlife. View the edition here: https://t.co/preg1vmToK

November 15

Remembering the First World War

We have enjoyed welcoming everyone back from half term over the previous fortnight and hearing about all their different adventures and experiences. In Senior School, German students enjoyed a return exchange visit to the Angela Merici-Gymnasium in beautiful Trier and our Year 11 students showed their grit and teamwork on a successful practice Silver expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. It was also fabulous to see so many family members at the BHSA’s Diwali celebrations last Friday. A riot of colour and joyous dancing; it is a real showcase of the school community at its best, inclusive, happy and fun. I am very grateful for the organising team of parents for their drive and enthusiasm.

Senior school enjoyed their second ‘Trips day’ of the year. ‘Tearing up’ the timetable for the day allows us the time and resources for enriching the girls’ educational experience. Activities ranged from: GDST netball rallies to a morning of maths; a suffragette activity day and valuable study skills support for year 11. These kind of enrichment activities are so valuable for the girls’ overall experience and development and we are very appreciative of your support and enthusiasm too.

We marked the Armistice centenary in a number of ways as we moved towards November 11th. Girls and parents enjoyed a stimulating lecture from Dr Edward Madigan of Royal Holloway on the public memory of the First World War in Britain and the DT department were busy creating the poppies for our own field of remembrance on Mycenae Terrace. In both sections of the school we observed the two minutes silence and the trumpet reveille on Friday 9th, and at Seniors there was a more formal service where I addressed the community and we sang ‘Abide with me’ together.

This year, we explored different experiences of the First World War, looking particularly at the experiences of Edith Cavell, a GDST alumna of Norwich High in the 1870s. She was recruited in 1907 to become the matron of the newly established nursing school in Brussels, the Ecole Belge d’Infirmieres Diplomees. By the time war broke out in 1914, she was training nurses for three hospitals, 24 schools and 13 kindergartens in Brussels. In November 1914, after the German occupation of Brussels, Cavell stayed in Brussels. She began sheltering British soldiers and funnelling them out of occupied Belgium to the neutral Netherlands. Wounded British and French soldiers as well as Belgian and French civilians of military age were hidden from the Germans and provided with false papers. They were conducted by various guides to the houses of Cavell, Louis Séverin, and others in Brussels, where their hosts would furnish them with money to reach the Dutch frontier, and provide them with guides. This was an incredibly dangerous move. It placed Cavell in violation of German military law. German authorities became increasingly suspicious of the nurse's actions, which were further fuelled by her outspokenness. She was arrested on 3 August 1915 and charged with harbouring Allied soldiers. The British government could do nothing to help her. Sir Horace Rowland of the Foreign Office said, "I am afraid that it is likely to go hard with Miss Cavell; I am afraid we are powerless." The night before her execution, she told the Reverend Stirling Gahan, the Anglican chaplain who had been allowed to see her and to give her Holy Communion, "Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone."

These words are inscribed on her statue in St Martin's Place, near Trafalgar Square in London. Her sentence was carried out at the Tir national shooting range in Schaerbeek, at 7:00 am on 12 October 1915. As you can imagine, In the months and years following Cavell's death, countless newspaper articles, pamphlets, images, and books publicised her story. She became an iconic propaganda figure for military recruitment in Britain, and to help increase favourable sentiment towards the Allies in the United States. Cavell's story was part of its propaganda effort and she became the most prominent British female casualty of First World War. Cavell's case was a major factor in enduring post-war anti-German sentiment. Senior School girls heard this story in their remembrance service and Junior School girls through the ‘Mighty Girls’ club, with a focus on understanding the devastating impact of war on all elements of the community: soldiers, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters alike.

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