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07/07/20

This is lovely, thank you so much for pausing and doing something positive & thoughtful for our shared ecosystem https://t.co/sCC5rjVKI2

07/07/20

If only everyone's Tuesday could be a Disco Day. Reception have the right idea 👩‍🎤🧑‍🎤🎙️ https://t.co/sYhbrDyj5O

06/07/20

Thank you for sharing, and 😊 https://t.co/yEEb4NwMDo

06/07/20

During 2020 our entire school community has risen to new challenges & our resilient spirit has prevailed. We have also been shortlisted for both Best Girls’ School & Prep School of the Year. Register for our 26 September Virtual Open Day to find out why: https://t.co/PztNcGmzCP https://t.co/bo6bFaSjxC

03/07/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A quick fire workout to get you through to the weekend https://t.co/N1QKffW4cS

02/07/20

We hope our Year 7 of 2020 are as excited to start as we are to welcome them ☺️ https://t.co/aibwb3ZWta

02/07/20

Welcome back Year 3! https://t.co/FAC2PPfWCX

02/07/20

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Blast your way through the rest of the week with this quick workout Get your heart bumping and body moving https://t.co/vf5Ctc5A8v

02/07/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

So nice to drop in on our and Year 5s enjoying our Senior School . Looking very mature and studious! https://t.co/M3eTlX1456

01/07/20

Quite the achievement - well done girls, and thank you for keeping us moving throughout the summer term! A real bunch of superstars 💫💫💫 https://t.co/fCYvANewMm

01/07/20

A short and snappy workout for Wednesday morning from https://t.co/7eZ5XfylZa

30/06/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Hydration, hydration, hydration! Something we should spend more time ensuring Try this challenge to see if you are usually hydrated! https://t.co/eUIPaYFyDs

29/06/20

🎼The countdown to the premiere of our Summer Concert has begun! Still time to check you have popcorn in stock before the music starts at 6pm tomorrow: https://t.co/rE03SFl1JJ

29/06/20

A lot to look forward to in Sixth Form. https://t.co/wlPyR25s4D

29/06/20

Creating new and healthy habits can be a real challenge - do you drink enough water? 🌊 https://t.co/6KFI3nlwL0

26/06/20

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Try this 10 minute challenge to kick start your weekend Get it done! https://t.co/D9uPqp7LKb

25/06/20

Our Taster Morning experience this Saturday is so close we are ‘virtually’ there! There’s still time to register for those interested in joining Year 7 in 2021: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/634W4gu0ZJ

24/06/20

For anyone still needing to wake up today, this challenge is for you! https://t.co/yIVVTZQg0f

24/06/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Very good of to arrange such beautiful weather for me to greet our smiling girls at juniors this morning - I’m sure gate duty is like this all year round 🤣☔️ https://t.co/w8DqKV1U64

24/06/20

A wonderful example of Guided Home Learning - top work Misha. https://t.co/BWkRTqUy2R

23/06/20

We’re trying something a little bit different, join us this Saturday to see Blackheath High School through the eyes of a Senior School student. Year 5 girls and their parents can register here: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/f8ovlUjnAq

23/06/20

A huge well-done to everyone involved in the Virtual Senior School Sports Day. It's incredible seeing the Blackheath community keeping fit and supporting each other during lockdown. https://t.co/os9Y7YiiTq

22/06/20

Push, push Tilly 💪 - a great sports day effort! https://t.co/YdwGZJNMRN

22/06/20

Great work girls! https://t.co/ulXQEMs4DI

22/06/20

Good work on the 15km, Kate, and good luck on the dismount 🚴🏅 https://t.co/l6BZ3RO9fQ

22/06/20

Bonus points for puppy compliance 👍👍 https://t.co/1k6mR7Vd1e

22/06/20

Brilliant. Good to see a family effort bright and early on this beautiful Monday ☀️ https://t.co/cRrKUD3Nna

22/06/20

Let's get a tally going! Join in with Sports Day and let's see how many kilometres can we collectively walk, run or cycle today. https://t.co/VE5kYBmlt8

20/06/20

Discover more about Blackheath High Senior School. Register today for our Virtual Taster Morning for Year 5 girls and their parents: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/Cb70Zem8j8

19/06/20

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Why not see how many of the world's most famous buildings you can climb over the weekend https://t.co/VcWtm3AKkb

18/06/20

Well done indeed https://t.co/P68CDctPWa

18/06/20

We are always proud of our students, and it’s always special when they are recognised by others for how brightly they shine ⭐️ So well done to Ezinne in Year 13 for being named among the 10 best Spanish students in the UK by the Spanish Embassy

17/06/20

Not long now! https://t.co/9lpulHqkKz

16/06/20

Are you considering joining our Year 7 in 2021? Register for our Virtual Taster Morning to sample lessons, take part in a live Q&A panel, and experience our all-new virtual tour for the first time: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/zEzisL0RYr

16/06/20

Delicioso! 🇪🇸 https://t.co/wASOIV4NvO

13/06/20

Immerse yourself in the world of a Blackheath High Senior School student, register for our Virtual Taster Morning for girls in Year 5 and their parents on 27 June, today: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/7uyvjfiChV

12/06/20

A great photo of Safari featured in the - so pleased she’s happy to be back 😊 https://t.co/fWPq8hLODz

12/06/20

Thank you - we are delighted that Safari has settled back in so well! https://t.co/QPH2eGjB6c https://t.co/Ylt2pdrct5

12/06/20

We had some tremendous feedback from the girls which was hugely appreciated, thank you!

12/06/20

We truly enjoyed the programme for GDST Year 13 girls planning to study French at University, which included a four week history and culture course spanning colonialism through May 68 and exploring Impressionism and Nouvelle Vague with the girls giving presentations in week four.

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June 14

60 seconds with Mrs J Cornwell, Nursery Nurse

For this issue of '60 seconds with', we catch up with Mrs Cornwell, Nursery Nurse and Forest School leader.

Mrs Cornwell is part of our London nursery school, find out more about her role.

Can you tell us about your role at Blackheath High?

I am the Nursery Nurse and the Forest School leader. As Nursery Nurse, I help children in all areas of the Curriculum and write up learning blogs that give information to parents on what their daughters have been doing during their school day. I help children with their social and emotional development, supporting them with writing and number work. I also help the teachers with planning. There is a team of us and we follow a theme or topic and each have input into what goes on in the day.  

Tell us about Forest School.

Forest School is about enabling children to become independent learners and taking risks in the outdoor environment. It is something that I have been extremely passionate about. We take the children outside and explore and enjoy nature. We do activities such as mini beast hunting (catching bugs and looking at them) and making mud pies, which are fun but are also about learning. For example, counting how many sticks we put in the mud pie or using the sticks to measure how tall we are. On one occasion, we watched a bee collecting nectar from a Daffodil which was a topic of conversation for a very long time! We encourage the girls to appreciate nature, to take risks and ask themselves ‘How should we do it next time?’

Children who may not be as loud as others in class come alive when they go outside. They feel safe, all their inhibitions disappear and they want to explore. I have been leading Forest School for 10 years and every session is different. I introduce a topic or activity and the children take it off into a different direction. I feed them ideas but this is their space, their learning.

Through Forest School, we are giving children back the freedom to go and explore. We are there to support them but it’s about independent learning so we stand back until we are invited to be part of that learning. When they invite you to be a part of it, it really is an amazing experience.

What do you like most about your job?

The children. I love working in the nursery and in Early Years. I have a great rapport with them and feel that I understand them. The Early Years Foundation Stage is where it all begins. We build up the confidence of the girls to become the resilient, confident young ladies that they are now.

I have seen quite a few girls go through the school and the older ones still come over and have a chat. It is lovely bumping into them. I know it sounds like a bit of a cliché but we really are one big happy family.

Have you always wanted to work with children?

Yes, I have a real love for little people and their world - they are very interesting! They have got such inquisitive minds and can express themselves in the most delightful way. Everything is about the ‘here and now’, time means nothing to them.

What makes working here at Blackheath High so rewarding and enjoyable?

Being part of a dynamic team. When you have a good leadership team, a fantastic department, great parents and amazing children, it all comes together.

When I first walked through door and had look around Blackheath High, I immediately knew that this was where I wanted to be. The school has a real homely feel. I’ve been here for 18 years now and I love every single minute of my job.

You are obviously very busy working inside school, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love reading. At the moment, I am reading a series of crime mystery books. I also go to church every Sunday and help out quite a lot. I have also recently joined the National Trust and every weekend, I am rediscovering things.

What are you most proud of?

Getting my BA Honours in Early Years - going to my graduation with all my friends and throwing my hat up in the air! 

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