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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

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

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

Retweeted From Iain Soulsby

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

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

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

Retweeted From D&T

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

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

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

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

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

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

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

👍👍👍 https://t.co/BE6kj0fmQY

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

February 2

Celebrating and inspiring female pioneers

I first entered the teaching profession because I loved the vitality, curiosity and passion of young people. I could think of no better vocation than helping and influencing them to discover and achieve their dreams – regardless of their gender. Twenty years later as a Head, I feel exactly the same and feel incredibly privileged being able to lead this vision at Blackheath High School.

Blackheath High School was the first purpose-built school of the Girls’ Day School Trust, which itself was founded by four pioneering women who fearlessly pursued their vision of providing opportunities for girls. 

As we mark Vote 100, I am proud to be able to say that feminism is ingrained within the ethos of Blackheath High School. We encourage our students to ignore gender stereotypes and our girls relish Science, Art, football or ballet with equal passion. The focus is on cultivating our girls’ courage in an open-minded and forward-thinking atmosphere in which they learn the social skills and attitudes of mind that will serve them well when they leave us.

Against a backdrop of positive female role models, we support and inspire our girls to achieve and excel. Our Wollstonecraft enrichment programme, named after an early advocate of women’s rights, is designed specifically for our students and aims to present fresh ways of looking at the world. Through a series of bespoke, elective courses, this unique programme encourages our girls to question knowledge claims, and formulate and articulate their own rational views about the world around them.  A series of fortnightly lectures also provide the opportunity for girls to hear about complex ideas, challenging opinions and inspiring vocations. From Blackheath alumna and ITV newsreader Charlene White, to former Olympic Waterpolo player and parent, Mrs Greer; there has been no shortage of strong female role models to share their experiences and inspiration.

Our Feminist Society are not shy in taking the lead in gender equality and were key speakers at ‘Gender Equality: Next Steps’, a student-led conference at City of London School for Girls in October. The following month, the Feminist Society took to the stage again for the inaugural ‘Girls to the Front: Inspiring a Generation of Women Leaders’ conference at Deptford Green School with over 350 young people from across the UK. Alongside Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft, Guardian journalist Zoe Williams and Malia Bouattia from the National Union of Students, our Feminist Society confidently spoke about some of the issues facing gender equality in schools and led a session advising other schools on setting up feminism societies. Keen to press for progress around gender parity, the Feminist Society will be hosting a ‘Feminism in School: #PressforProgress’ in March. Activists, teachers and students alike will address issues around gender inequality in schools and focus on how we can make our schools fairer places for all.

I am proud of the fact that our girls feel motivated and confident enough to (politely) challenge the things we do in school and I regularly enjoy lively discussion with girls about whether trousers should form part of our uniform (they do) or whether our toilets should be gender neutral (not yet). This is all part of a proud tradition of appreciating a diversity of views and valuing a questioning evidence-based approach.

With Vote 100, we are rightfully celebrating a significant milestone in the history of women’s suffrage but at Blackheath High School, we are also looking forward to the next 100 years and our role in inspiring the next generation of female pioneers. It is the #GDSTspirit. It is the #BlackheathHigh spirit. 

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