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23/10/20

Have you ever wondered what PE is like when you start KS2? Our Year 3 councillors give us all the details: https://t.co/NkuNSgs77s https://t.co/VdpEtD65qD

23/10/20

Retweeted From Good Shepherd Lee

Thanks for supporting our refugee foodbank once again. We’re very grateful for all your support! https://t.co/2HI0mU63lz

21/10/20

We couldn't be more proud of Umairah for winning a scholarship in the Immerse Education Essay Competition with her essay about the concept of 'justice'. Find out more and read her winning essay here: https://t.co/d81lnst9I0 https://t.co/XfJUARmR1g

19/10/20

To show their learning of Cell Differentiation and the Repiratory System in Biology, Year 8 and 9 got creative by creating incredible posters. https://t.co/adDDAe34qP https://t.co/2bbIkA69BD

16/10/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Congratulations to the top 5 pairs in the year 6 inter-house gymnastics competition. Great performances by all and a wonderful afternoon! An overall victory this time for Vanbrugh! Congratulations! Happy half term from PE! https://t.co/wYcCwF7bPY

16/10/20

We're so proud of our girls for using today's Mufti Day to raise money for and their campaign. Well done girls! https://t.co/tKM4fszD7Y

16/10/20

Good luck Year 6! 🤸‍♀️ https://t.co/dyqtBmAKNz

16/10/20

So proud of all our amazing artists here at Blackheath High. Check out some of our students' amazing GCSE artwork in our gallery here 👇 🎨💫 https://t.co/nLJAobC3WB https://t.co/jvyswjykFz

16/10/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Love a bit of Dance and Badminton on a Friday for the Sixth Form 🥳🥵 https://t.co/aK0Qz7gqFD

15/10/20

We’re delighted to be supporting and will be raising money tomorrow as we host “mufti day” here in school before we head into half term. It’s so inspiring to hear about all these amazing https://t.co/TkJrqqWNkD

15/10/20

Retweeted From RebeccaE GardenDesign

Some great taster lessons and demos here from staff around the school too... https://t.co/RUQtIWPVNj

15/10/20

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

2 balloon tetrahedron! https://t.co/ZQXL0nrZ0A

15/10/20

Amazing 👏👏👏 https://t.co/JTteTfeA24

15/10/20

Any excuse to enjoy the award winning musical performances of Blackheath High's The Rolling Tones and Higgins Quartet. So proud of all our talented musicians! 🎶 Check them out here 👇 https://t.co/jb1G12i6JP https://t.co/5URS8AZ5e1

15/10/20

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

Conference has begun! Adding carefully to construct our Pascal's Triangle. What patterns will be revealed? https://t.co/hOr09BKc5s

15/10/20

This is brilliant 😊 👏👏👏 https://t.co/bvzEaagi5e

15/10/20

Interested in joining our amazing school? Find out all about life here at Blackheath High from our Head Girl, Saffron, who shares her experiences from joining us in Year 7 to studying in the Sixth Form. Don't forget our 11+ applications close tomorrow! 👇 https://t.co/jb1G12i6JP https://t.co/S4IIrDI8Gu

14/10/20

Year 9 smashing run club in Greenwich Park tonight https://t.co/UMkOYY8W9o

14/10/20

❤️🐶 https://t.co/d8jRYZzISX

14/10/20

Love history? Find out what it’s like to study at Blackheath High and take a taster lesson with our resident Historian Mr Crozier and find out all about life in Ancient Britain 👇 https://t.co/jb1G12i6JP https://t.co/wr7wl1vtkn

14/10/20

Retweeted From Rebecca Richards 🧪

Extinction with . Did a giant asteroid hit the Earth or did aliens abduct the dinosaurs? 🤔🦕🦖☄️🛸 https://t.co/3X8yFCgpfg

14/10/20

This made our day! 🌈 https://t.co/m5xnOOfeHX

14/10/20

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Our charity prefects would like to thank our ⁦⁩ parents for your Harvest donations. https://t.co/JDoRKy3e2K

14/10/20

Amazing work! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/XhXe6LlFPL

13/10/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Park run rained off so these machines blasted out some team endurance training instead. https://t.co/8TeghoQpN4

13/10/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

You were brilliant! Strong clear message on anti-racism and how young people can make their voice heard. Very proud you are a https://t.co/trWg78EqzM

13/10/20

Thinking of joining us in Year 7 and interested in sport? We have so much on offer here at Blackheath High School. Visit our Virtual Open Day to find out more from our Director of Sport, Miss Morrell 👇 https://t.co/jb1G12zHBn https://t.co/HplhijRpCG

13/10/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Thank you for such an informative and inspiring assembly. Learning how to be allies, educate ourselves and stand strong in support for our community is so valuable. Thank you! https://t.co/YvwQJ6ImXa

13/10/20

The girls all loved it, you were amazing - thank you so much again! https://t.co/GMEZPliWao

13/10/20

"Speak up for those who can't. It's OK to feel uncomfortable when calling things out." Thank you so much to Blackheath alumna for such a powerful talk this morning as part of our month - everyone was so inspired. Thank you! https://t.co/7KFgMkcaK9

13/10/20

Retweeted From Catherine Maddison 😷

such a powerful talk to girls. What a role model 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

12/10/20

Brilliant! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/ToXeWj22YH

12/10/20

We're so proud of Tia who has narrated ad & reminds us "We stop at nothing". When using your voice is more important than ever, Tia is a leading example of what BHS girls do every day. Check out Tia's work here: https://t.co/7d07dZ00ub https://t.co/U54XOLXHJa

12/10/20

This year, our 11+ application deadline is a little earlier than usual - this Friday, 16 October. Take a look behind the scenes with a virtual tour of our amazing school here https://t.co/ZMwHiLuPss You can also still visit our website to enjoy our Virtual Open Day. https://t.co/Vy8cR9xniY

12/10/20

Looking forward to a new week of sport here at Blackheath High 💪🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/7lCBRwFCZR

09/10/20

As part of our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series, we couldn't be more excited to welcome Process Engineer Gillian Atwell, who will be giving a talk to our girls today about the steps she has taken along her career path and the day-to-day tasks of an engineer. https://t.co/BzKCZlFCCn

08/10/20

There's still time to enjoy our Virtual Open Day. Visit our website here for an insight into life at our Junior School, Senior School & Sixth Form. You can also watch recordings of our live Q&A, with teachers and students answering your questions 👇 https://t.co/KdsGpblCYt https://t.co/zNb3gUPOv5

08/10/20

We agree! Thank you for all the delicious, healthy lunches 🙂 https://t.co/5GyVPljKsi

08/10/20

Fantastic to see our girls making the most of our Run Club in Greenwich Park! 🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/lFIFQMymqP

September 25

Experiencing change can really challenge us as humans

In my start of term assembly, I spoke to the girls about how experiencing change is one of the things that can challenge us most as humans. As babies and toddlers, we thrived on routine and the security that familiarity provides. I’m sure you still remember that phase when your children want you to endlessly sing the same song, or read the same story to the point of insanity!

In reality, that routine and familiarity can be equally comforting to us as adults, but we have developed more strategies to cope with change and to see it can be a positive, exciting experience.

The ability to seize opportunities, to be adaptable and agile in our responses to change can really differentiate between those who thrive, and those who struggle in all kinds of scenarios. I have had the ‘joy’ of experiencing a good deal of leadership training at various points in my career, but one of the ideas that has stayed in my thinking fairly consistently is the idea that we need to be prepared for a VUCA world. The U.S. Army War College introduced the concept of VUCA to describe the more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous multilateral world perceived as resulting from the end of the Cold War, but it has since become quite common currency for leadership manuals and training. I think it is fair to say we are deep in VUCA territory right now and our resilience is being tested in many ways.

Undoubtedly the students (and adults) are responding in lots of different ways to these uncertainties. They are having an intense experience of change that most of us certainly did not experience at their age. In many ways they are thriving: learning to accept what they cannot control; looking for the opportunities in adversity and appreciating the simple joys of life with fresh eyes. There are also challenges: trying to stay calm and balanced when those around and above you might not be; grieving for lost opportunities; feeling the waves of uncertainty and fear. All of these feelings are a ‘normal’ part of the human condition and in school we are spending much time talking with girls individually and as a whole about exactly this. We have always prided ourselves on the excellent relationships within our school community and especially now, these are crucial for the happiness and well-being of the girls. When we come out the other side of Covid-19 the girls will have developed skills and strategies that will serve them brilliantly throughout their lives.

On Saturday we launch our first fully Virtual Open Day and I was so proud to look at how creatively and ingeniously my team have risen to the challenge of trying to convey the warmth and brilliance of Blackheath High School virtually; no easy task. I think they have all done a pretty amazing job and if you get the chance I would love you to take a look and let us know if you agree.

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