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06/12/21

It was a huge pleasure to welcome an audience to a live music event last month. Our first live Teatime Concert for 18-months featured no fewer than 25 performances; from classical violin to French horn, voice to ukulele, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the concert. https://t.co/R7YL8y35ka

03/12/21

Our second trips day is in full effect! Some of our girls are currently offsite taking part in various thrilling activities like Free Jumping, whilst others are enjoying equally exciting workshops onsite delivered by external experts. What a great way to start the weekend! 🌟 https://t.co/hTfJbRmwf4

03/12/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

One of our talented Year 6’s competed in the National Taekwondo Championships last week, she went home with a gold and silver medal 🥇🥈Amazing effort ! https://t.co/J09tGehb6x

02/12/21

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02/12/21

And the winner is... 🥁 Every year hosts 'The Long Notes Competition', where each competitor is asked to play the longest note they possibly can. Lots of students entered this year, but Isla came out on top with an astounding note length of 42 seconds! 👏 https://t.co/GyzmIWQNNr

01/12/21

Episode 8 of 's podcast is now live! This week, neuroscientist Dr Cathy Rogers is talking creativity and the curriculum: how we can help to nurture creativity and why this is important. Listen here: https://t.co/bHRsFXvfJw https://t.co/12l3w5JKFR

01/12/21

"We were able to see the words we’ve been analysing in our English lessons come to life..." 🎭 Year 11 recently visited the Globe to watch Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'. Read Year 11 student Lucy's recount of the day here > https://t.co/EA3QTzEG7j https://t.co/l7x1wjBcAM

29/11/21

Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating this week, and thank you to Freya for leading assembly this morning 🕎 https://t.co/VUGYDEnLpv

29/11/21

Over half term, students were given Science projects to deepen their understanding of the topics discussed in lessons. The girls were very creative with their ideas and materials, resulting in some very accurate (and tasty 😋) looking models. https://t.co/0w38Bs9I5g

26/11/21

An incredibly inspiring speech from Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Michelle Joseph, this afternoon. 🩺 The presentation, 'Daring Outside The Box', looked at her academic and career journey, demonstrating that these journeys are often not linear. Thank you 👏 https://t.co/OYuesI2yNJ

26/11/21

This month, our Spanish students had the very enjoyable experience of watching 's 'En El Campamento'; a 50-minute play, all in Spanish. This gave the girls a great opportunity to learn new vocabulary, whilst reinforcing the phrases they already know - fantástico! https://t.co/t8qzjNuHxG

23/11/21

Such a fantastic opportunity for our girls to listen and learn from an incredibly inspiring woman. We can't wait to host this Wollstonecraft Speaker on Friday. https://t.co/nfWRQPfZsl

22/11/21

The November edition of our school newsletter, Highlife, is now live! ✨ Featuring articles from students and teachers about all of the exciting things our girls have been doing over the last month. Click the link below to read online and subscribe 👇 https://t.co/v7KZryG4CG https://t.co/6MYLfgq5t6

20/11/21

Retweeted From MissARobertson22

Under the sea! Year 2 dive deeper exploring the ‘Deep Down Under’ in our Creative Curriculum topic. Great use of colour and space, creating depth. Impressive concentration and resilience shown by all. 🐡🐠🦞🐬🦀🐋 https://t.co/AAUDpVIhwC

19/11/21

👋 Happy Friday!

19/11/21

Wishing our Year 6 Junior School girls lots of luck as they prepare to sit the 11+ Entrance Exam for the Senior School this morning. 🤞 Good luck girls, you can do this! https://t.co/0q3sX1UqLe

12/11/21

We spy 🧐Clara Schumann, Ethel Smyth, Florence Price, Amy Beach, Grażyna Bacewicz and so many other fantastic female musicians and composers. What a great display! 👏

11/11/21

A lovely display from our Junior School. https://t.co/NBwjXoV6U8

11/11/21

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11/11/21

Well done, Kirra - that's super quick! 👏🏆 https://t.co/CwrQ5O3PTO

10/11/21

Great work from our Year 8 girls studying 'Pressure in Gasses' in science today. By 🔥 heating up an empty can and quickly putting it into ❄️ cold water, they witnessed the crumpling effect that rapid cooling has on pressure. A great lesson by our great science team! https://t.co/sOvXYGlXQr

10/11/21

Monday 15 - Friday 19 November is . To kick start the week, we'll be participating in on Monday, to celebrate the uniqueness and individuality of each and every student here at Blackheath High School. Odd socks at the ready! 🧦 https://t.co/qDYsEkKc2q

10/11/21

A fantastic array of performances at our Teatime Concert last night. From classical pieces from the likes of Vivaldi and Beethoven, to more modern works from Ed Sheeran and Sade. We certainly have missed watching our talented girls perform in-person for an awestruck audience!🎶 https://t.co/0L5F0DSBFT

09/11/21

Retweeted From Mayoress of Lewisham 💙

thank you so much girls they were so appreciated.👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/Lb5X0ykozf

08/11/21

We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful museum on our doorstep! Thank you for welcoming our Year 2 pupils https://t.co/otfOVOdBLZ

07/11/21

Every door is open to our girls: we empower them to explore their future through our Futures Programme and extensive career placements scheme. Our Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications are closing. Apply before November 8th. https://t.co/KuRW8byHS6 https://t.co/QJHsP10GeY

06/11/21

Our girls have the best foundation to build the skills they need for a bright future, thanks to our £18m investment in new state-of-the-art facilities. Applications for Sixth Form scholarships and bursaries close on November 8th. Apply online today. https://t.co/WQzvPnzTLD https://t.co/rs5lLV09YU

05/11/21

At Sixth Form, girls can choose from a range of subjects in the arts. From Textiles to Theatre Studies, there's something to appeal to the creative side in everyone. Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications close on 8 November. Apply online today. https://t.co/VMWEbFJoAP https://t.co/GebJT2utkh

05/11/21

A big thank you to the little ones and their grown ups who joined us for Classics for Kids this morning. Our girls loved performing in front of lots of happy faces. Here is a clip from the final performance of the day. Can you guess the song? Hint - it's a theme tune...🤫 https://t.co/0SiIZZXHHz

04/11/21

Fantastic work, girls! Well done! 👏🏆 https://t.co/lcALFRCLVk

04/11/21

Being a part of the GDST means our girls have access to world-class resources and events. The deadline for Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications is 8 November. Apply today and discover our unrivalled Sixth Form opportunities. https://t.co/o6Tq7qCUzU https://t.co/SACLPEvr4q

02/11/21

We're looking forward to hosting our virtual Step Up Into Sixth Form event tonight where the Sixth Form Leadership team will be telling our Year 10 and 11 girls all about sixth form life at BHS. We can't wait to hear what thoughtful questions the girls will ask this evening.🤔 https://t.co/bkYWFuZwBr

02/11/21

Episode 5 of the 's new Podcast 'Raise Her Up' is now live! 🎙️ In this episode, journalist and communication consultant Genelle Aldred offers suggestions and guidance to help us be better listeners, readers, watchers and talkers. Listen here 👉 https://t.co/QMcvXDVk5u https://t.co/Y6fZanwEu7

02/11/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Welcome back ⁦⁩ on a beautiful sunny day. Wonderful start to the day hearing all about how some ⁦⁩ families will be celebrating Diwali on Thursday ⁩ ⁦https://t.co/rWzBSBQMjb

29/10/21

Our Director of Music and Year 12 Music Scholars will be hosting 'Classics for Kids' music sessions starting next week. If you have a little one at home, bring them along for a 30-minute musical adventure 🎶. Book your preferred date here > https://t.co/14o2ZMiJvp https://t.co/2LqOnCy66P

27/10/21

Meet Ezinne - the UK's best Spanish student! 🇪🇸 Having won in 2019-20, Ezinne was finally able to receive her certificate and coveted prize of a bursary for further Spanish studies in Spain. Congratulations to Ezinne for achieving this impressive feat. 👏 https://t.co/1DB2aMn0K9

27/10/21

Retweeted From CRUK Blackheath shop

🧡Thank you to all the amazing teachers, staff & pupils from the wonderful 4 raising over £922 for 👏. Such a fabulous school, with heart & soul, that takes the time to make a difference, thank you all so much🧡🙏🏼🧡 https://t.co/fJLPNoFQj5

21/10/21

Recently, Year 13 student, Carla, attended the prestigious French acting school, Les Cours Florent in Marseilles. 🇫🇷 This wonderful experience was made possible by our MFL Sixth Form Scholarship. Read Carla's full recount 👇 https://t.co/I1svygz2Lq

20/10/21

If you have a little one at home, our Director of Music and Music Scholars would like to invite you to 'Classics for Kids' - a 30-minute musical adventure, introducing little people and their grown-ups to a range of music and sounds. 🎶 Book your space 👇 https://t.co/Igub9zvCTs

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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