April 4

A wonderful round-up of a great Spring Term

Spring seems to have well and truly sprung in school this week, with blossoms and bulbs providing some beautiful colour and cheer. As we round the corner to Easter there have been some great celebratory events worth sharing.

Our Junior Choirs have had a brilliant fortnight, with the Key Stage Two Choir performing with real poise and winning their class at the Bromley Music Festival and the Chamber Choir giving a moving and impressive performance at the GDST Young Choir of the Year finals at Cadogan Hall. At both events, the standard was incredibly high and the sense of sisterhood and support amongst GDST schools was really heartening. I was incredibly proud of the girls for both their bravery and their support of fellow competitors. It also felt lovely to have such warm and loyal support from families.

For the older girls in their secondary education or Sixth Form, and parents, we enjoyed an edifying Gothic Evening, organised by the English department. Girls and staff entertained us with poetry, literature, the history of galvanism and animated film. It was entertaining and intriguing and thoroughly enjoyable.

At Seniors, 106 students have been taking their LAMDA (Speech and Drama) and associated board music examinations. It is truly impressive to see so many girls taking up these opportunities to exercise their creative and performance muscles and the LAMDA showcase was highly entertaining. This week we also had our Spring Concert, which is a lovely showcase of all the girls’ work this term and a chance to enjoy an energetic and varied programme. It was good to see many of you there, including our Year 6 girls moving into Seniors next year.

Finally, can I take the opportunity to remind you to purchase tickets for the BHSA Comedy Night next term? It is on Friday 26 April, quite soon after we return from Easter, so will quickly be upon us. This is a brilliant evening, really good fun and an absolute bargain for an evening’s entertainment at only £12 per head, and your own guests are very welcome. Tickets are available from the BHSA events website.

The last day of term, also saw our annual fundraising 10k walk to raise charitable funds for Plan UK. Plan UK have a focus on supporting vulnerable children worldwide, particularly girls, and are a very appropriate charity for school to support. All girls from Year 6 upwards took part and we are very grateful for any sponsorship that friends and family were able to donate to this incredibly worthy cause. You will already have received practical details from Mrs Maddison about how to support.

I wish you all a restful and enjoyable Spring break and look forward to seeing you all again in April.


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