March 9

Spring is in the air!

School has been back in full swing this week, and we are all feeling buoyed by the initial signs of spring – the longer days, school grounds springing to life, and (some) revitalising sunshine.

Flora & fauna abound in Early Years. The Nursery chicks have hatched – a highlight of everyone’s year – and Reception are busy planting all sorts of seeds (in jars brought in from home) to put their detective skills to use in understanding why plants thrive in certain conditions.

Many Senior School parents and staff are looking forward to seeing students perform at this Sunday’s concert which we are delighted to be holding in person at the Royal Academy of Music.

Our PE department have been in action with our GCSE students enjoying their climbing trip. Meanwhile, Year 6 and Year 8 netballers had a brilliant competitive weekend with their GDST sisters at Condover Hall. Year 12 Geographers head out on their field trip to Leeson House today.

We have celebrated International Women’s Day in school with acknowledgement of the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. Cheryl Giovannoni (CEO of the GDST) has put into words her thoughts on the connectedness of the two events, which you can read here.

Mrs Skevington and I are very grateful to the BHSA and students in the Junior and Senior School for co-ordinating a biscuit sale to benefit Ukraine, raising over £1455 in the Junior School alone. It is wonderful to be part of an outward looking community, and to have so many girls that know that they can make a difference.

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