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16/11/19

Retweeted From RebeccaE GardenDesign

Thanks for a fizzing, popping evening Great crowd and delicious munchies! 🙌 (photo taken by Meltem of year 7) https://t.co/VZnpaJjqvT

16/11/19

Retweeted From Blackheath High School Association

Huge thanks to everyone who braved the showers and came along to the first Fireworks Night, especially all the fantastic helpers. Lots of great feedback so hopefully a regular addition to the calendar 👍 🎆 Keep an eye out for Christmas stuff, coming soon!

15/11/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Thank you 5B for sharing your hopes and dreams in assembly this morning ⁦ https://t.co/MgnkNaz22i

15/11/19

Retweeted From NottinghamGirlsHigh

A connection is one that lasts for life. Earlier this year from & met up to celebrate 's "exquisitely beautiful" choral work, Beati Quorum Via (Homage to Stanford). We love that you continue to support each other 💞 So special! https://t.co/wVnBQ8zwOF

15/11/19

Retweeted From Adam M Greenwood

Loved having a tour of this morning. What a stunning school! Thanks for having me over! https://t.co/RLBpjoO7dY

15/11/19

We are pleased to see our initiative, which since 2011 has provided funding for 200 students from local schools to study GCSE Astronomy at the Royal Observatory, featured in this ISC report (pg.9) https://t.co/cIBeMcq7yb

14/11/19

Retweeted From Cath Day

Great morning at the Lloyds’ Women Of The Future event. Good to see the GDST students from Blackheath High School here plus other GDST students. Excellent networking, folks! https://t.co/l4sVJU9UV0

12/11/19

Today Seniors and Sixth Form we have enjoyed a full day off-timetable with Years 5, 7 & 10 joining forces for a maths workshop, high-paced debating sessions for Year 9, Study Skills workshops for Year 11, and motivational 'Inner Drive' talks for our Sixth Form. https://t.co/g7pXJN8ikD

12/11/19

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

Year 5 working hard at the Morning of Maths https://t.co/Sgp9MCBIUy

11/11/19

Retweeted From Judy Mitchem

Thanks to the GDST family for being there ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/nUmX5Ccxo9

06/11/19

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

Happy (belated!) Divali from 6H!🎆 https://t.co/XjHuCgE9Ld

05/11/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A very enjoyable first Monday back with year 2&3 netball club https://t.co/Oxq6Dxdjyl

22/10/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

have had a fabulous creative time in Berlin this half term https://t.co/hB8ltajUCq

22/10/19

Well spotted!

16/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Make a splash! Juniors https://t.co/zVsQcfyAbg

15/10/19

Retweeted From Year 6 BHS

Congratulations 5H. Proud winners of the Greenwich Maths Competition! https://t.co/0O16cBPEHI

15/10/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

It has been a promising morning for the U16 netballers at the Kent County tournament. 2 wins, 2 loses, all to play for 🏐💪 https://t.co/IuCiFjD9ge

14/10/19

Thank you to everyone who has donated uniform so far! https://t.co/rDTAYrOraA

14/10/19

We hope you enjoyed our Open Morning as much as we did! For another chance to see how we are preparing young women for the future, sign up for our ‘School in Action’ open events on 7 & 13 November. https://t.co/AZRo2SQpYI https://t.co/yxHVtQs9ac

10/10/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Very excited about today’s Wollstonecraft lecture https://t.co/ba1La7oRgj

09/10/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The rain didn’t stop us!!! Look at this amazing finish at Cross Country Club! 🏃🏽‍♀️🌦👏🏼 https://t.co/5U4Xvu5VLK

07/10/19

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hard at work at https://t.co/KtbrXwwzvM

03/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Florence deep in high level discussion with the head Girl team https://t.co/VoC8bioy1K

02/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

. Thanks you’ve converted us into rugby fans! https://t.co/fCF5gy8KRE

02/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Did enjoy the tag rugby day . Just a bit! https://t.co/xF6ibNUevj

02/10/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Mrs Harris’ early morning fitness club literally going from strength to strength - great work! https://t.co/jRBs3dHjD1

01/10/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

The junior girls cross country team are lined up ready to race! Beautiful weather for the first round of the ESAA 1st round https://t.co/YYgsFTTdDL

01/10/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great afternoon of Hockey at Crystal Palace today against other schools! Excellent display of determination, bravery and skill! Well done everyone 💪🏼 🏑 https://t.co/4eyozQnOes

27/09/19

On Wednesday 25 September, our very own Tia presented her first show! It'll be aired Saturday 28 Sep at 10.30am on for all who want to watch. Great job Tia! https://t.co/yH7g35ydaq

26/09/19

You're welcome - so glad they enjoyed themselves.

26/09/19

It was a pleasure to host you! https://t.co/oaHh4XF5Rp

26/09/19

We had a wonderful time welcoming girls from and for our languages day today https://t.co/nyBhPMCQ4B

25/09/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Fantastic combo from Astonishing numbers relating to https://t.co/l3FZkmJTRx

25/09/19

Retweeted From _CleanSea

Great to see that they’re teaching their students about the importance of environmental responsibility!👍🏼🌊

25/09/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

The sheer of being 6 years old and your heart out https://t.co/kJL78CkbQ3

25/09/19

Retweeted From Blackheath Science

A group of our Year 8 students enjoyed a really inspiring day at the inaugural conference at Imperial College London. They've come back buzzing with ideas and plans. https://t.co/sSLtn9e47J

25/09/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Another great session at HIIT club this morning! Well done to everyone who came 👏🏼💪🏼 https://t.co/zCMQLby9ro

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February 27

Art and Religious Studies Rome Trip

After a cold and drizzly start outside Blackheath High School at 5am on Saturday morning, we arrived to glorious sunshine in Rome. Once we had arrived, we headed straight to the top of the Vittorio Emmanuelle memorial where we took in a stunning 360 degree view of the city. Some of the Year 10 girls took advantage of the Risorgimento museum, where they found out that Garibaldi was more than just a biscuit! The girls were amazed by the nearby Time Elevator - an interactive history of Rome, from its mythical founding by Romulus and Remus to the modern day, complete with a roller coaster experience. It was a long day of traveling, so after pizza at a nearby restaurant we head back to the hotel to get some much-needed rest for the next day.

We had an early start on the Sunday ready for a jam-packed day. We walked from the hotel to a place of both religious and artistic significance - San Pietro in Vincoli (St Peter in Chains). This church is perhaps best known for housing Michelangelo's Moses as part of the tomb of Pope Julius II, but it also contains a relic of St. Peter – the chains by which he was held prisoner in Jerusalem. From here it was a short walk to the Colosseum. The huge Roman amphitheatre offered an excellent opportunity for art students to get some sketches of the ruins. After a quick lunch in the surrounding area we had a guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, where Fabio (not the hunky 80s model) thrilled the girls with tales of the Roman Empire.

After a short sojourn at the hotel, we headed out for food. You know the saying, when in Rome... go for hamburgers at the Hard Rock Cafe! At least I think that's how it goes. After we had sufficiently refuelled, we made our way to Trevi fountain. The fountain is renowned for being romantic, so much so that some of the Year 11 girls witnessed a marriage proposal; she said 'Yes'!

It was a long day of walking, totalling nearly 16km. However, the girls remained in good spirits; a rendition of 'We are the girls of Blackheath High' buoyed them on the final walk back to the hotel.

To start our third day in Rome we decided to go a little off the beaten track to the tiny but fascinating Museum of Souls in Purgatory (imagine Catholicism meets the X Files). Housed in a small gothic church - not the typical style for Rome - the museum claims to offer proof of the afterlife through its display of several items that show the finger prints of ghosts. Many of our girls remained unconvinced.

We walked to the Vatican along the edge of the Tiber (which appeared to be foaming with algae rather than blood). We met our guide Richard who gave us an incredibly detailed tour of the art collections; the Raphael rooms were a particular highlight. Perhaps one of the most anticipated parts of the trip was when we entered the Sistine chapel, where the girls braved stiff necks to admire the ceiling painted by Michelangelo. After exploring St. Peter's Basilica, students were able to do some more sketching by the river and head over to the Pantheon before dinner.

Our final day began early. We had two key visits we wanted to make before catching our afternoon flight. We started with a brisk walk to the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini (Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins). Underneath this church lies the Capuchin crypts, where skulls and bones have been arranged to provide ornate decoration… and a grim reminder of our own mortality. No photography is allowed inside the crypts, so the art students came prepared with their trusty sketchbooks to ensure they had a memento. From here, we hurried to MACRO – the Museum of Contemporary Arts. We were lucky to visit when there was an exhibition by Anish Kapoor being displayed, which contained sculptures that were both alluring and grotesque.

After four days of walking and activities it was time to say Arrivederci Roma. The girls were very well behaved and showed great interest in the many cultural activities in which they took part. The Eternal City has forever captured the hearts of our students, and who knows… maybe Blackheath High School will return one day.

Mr S. Barnett
s.barnett@bla.gdst.net

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