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18/05/19

"It was an evening which celebrated the success of a development project and hailed a promising future for the school as a whole, but, for me in person, the event also marked my first occasion speaking as Head Girl" https://t.co/0gsqsAJadZ https://t.co/7wZSEH8dam

17/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

An awesome day of athletics for the Yr3&4 students today! Some fantastic performances and lots of fun 🎽🏃🏽‍♀️ https://t.co/xpjVIj1o7D

16/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Year 1 dress design Florence dog approves ❤️👏👏 https://t.co/1paRPxnfHD

16/05/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

This month, opened the doors of a multi-million redevelopment. This included a brand-new library, wellbeing sedum roof garden & ‘The Pod’, a contemplation space for meditation and idea generation. https://t.co/uEbEYE77Q2

14/05/19

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Terrific artwork from Nursery to Year 6 at our art exhibition! https://t.co/TFhkyY7zi9

14/05/19

Retweeted From Natalie Argile

From the Junior Art Exhibition, straight into the Senior Tea Time Concert. An afternoon brimming with creativity 🖼 🎨 🎶 🎷 https://t.co/NkkCB98Cyt

14/05/19

A lot of excitement and learning at the Senior School this morning as Year 4 join us for a morning of lessons and experience English, Geography and Drama classes https://t.co/WYcE5v3afP

13/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

An amazing day, with strong performances from both our U13+U15 netball teams but it just wasn’t enough to get the win. Both teams have come away as runners up of the Greenwich Schools League. Well done girls you should be very proud! POM: Alice and Sasha. https://t.co/5T2th74228

13/05/19

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Our U13+U14 netball teams are raring to go at the Finals, here at the . What an incredible experience. Let’s go !! 💪 https://t.co/WriSipQ4Mq

13/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

So lucky to have this event on ‘s doorstep 👏👏 https://t.co/BKRhFdNOvT

09/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHighDrama

Wonderful performances tonight from Year 10 bringing the world of their set text The Crucible alive 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/DUtUrurQd3

08/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

we’re delighted to welcome so many local EYFS practitioners, staff and parents to our talk on speech and language development and how to support it. https://t.co/hXGRuysoi3

07/05/19

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

A stunning image of 's atrium at night. As part of last week's grand opening of the . https://t.co/AqDSgOrv3M

07/05/19

Emmeline Pankhurst, Anne Boleyn, Romeo and Juliet… certainly put on incredible immersive performances at the Grand Opening. We are so proud of our brilliant students for always being keen to take centre stage. https://t.co/VgDlyOQUiv

07/05/19

A huge thank-you to our talented musicians and for taking part in the Grand Opening festivities! Highlights included the ‘Datchelor Fanfare’ (composed by students and Ms Leo), ‘Beat It’ band, String Quartet, Music Scholars’, and our very own Rock Band. https://t.co/Wb6dVNWXKF

07/05/19

...and of the Take Flight Installation & What's in a Building exhibit https://t.co/TnGLoq5VzF

07/05/19

We were dazzled by the creativity of 's Fashion Show, ‘What’s in a Building’ temporary exhibit and iconic ‘Take Flight’ installation which marked the Grand Opening of our all-new Senior School on Thursday. Some highlights of the Fashion Show... https://t.co/niERdq1LYE

04/05/19

Excellent performance, Lauren! https://t.co/M7lc5EF2aq

03/05/19

Thank you to all our guests for making last night such a special evening celebrating the https://t.co/p9L9szJdfk

03/05/19

Thank you so much to all our talented students who made last night a night to remember https://t.co/nvZrjLI2qr

02/05/19

A culinary tour of the world tonight at the Mexican, Middle Eastern and Caribbean! https://t.co/kWTFkBPDmM

02/05/19

The closing remarks on a series of wonderful speeches from https://t.co/VR7goyiB7j

02/05/19

Final words from the brilliant https://t.co/F5ubGHGefT

02/05/19

“I hope the spaces we’re opening today give the room for girls to flourish for generations to come” says https://t.co/Np8Tj9xtQy

02/05/19

A ‘Wollstonecraft Speaker Series Special’ with the inspirational https://t.co/vRcLgJbIC7

02/05/19

[De]Construct Fashion Show https://t.co/ewQwuPhT5e

02/05/19

A string quartet providing the perfect start to the evening https://t.co/6HHkgKDAjz

02/05/19

Emmeline Pankhurst greets our guests on arrival https://t.co/p6tHxfmZ47

02/05/19

Florence, our school dog, is pawsitively thrilled Poppy will be joining us this evening with https://t.co/N8gU93HsMn

02/05/19

We're all so excited to welcome our guests for this evening's Grand Opening ceremony with special guest speakers https://t.co/dOLDzLZMJ3

02/05/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

girls from Yr 3 to Yr6 leading IT! It is a yes girls! ❤️it. https://t.co/cENvHZAFdc

01/05/19

The sun has been really shining here in Blackheath, so the Hamster Club decided to take the hamsters out for a little walk! https://t.co/KwQIKgsZZW

01/05/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great fun in the sun at 5K Park Run club! Come and join us next week! ☀️🏃🏽‍♀️🙌🏼 https://t.co/nHN4yDlOSv

30/04/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

and the winning house at the mini marathon was Meridian 👋👋 https://t.co/mmrcQKSo3o

30/04/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

mini marathon on . Great support from our families as ever - best ever turn-out of dogs!🐶 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/4XcX11Hwmo

30/04/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great afternoon for our U13 A&B cricket teams at their tournament this afternoon. Full of confidence and eager to always progress. A’s won all their matches except one (by only two runs) and B’s got two strong wins under their belts. Great start to the season! 💪 https://t.co/R2f7GuWZzb

29/04/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Really great to see alumna in this baby friendly performance of Emilia! Brilliant initiative! BBC News - Baby-friendly theatre performance of Emilia https://t.co/SYVEvWPpRX

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March 12

The Fashion Show Society at Blackheath High School

Fashion Society is a weekly club run by Sixth Formers, Mrs Gilbert, and is open to students from Years 8 to 10.

The Society provides students who have an interest in fashion design and garment construction with the opportunity to acquire skills from students and teaching staff, as well as learning to work in collaboration with pupils from other year groups. The students conceive an idea for their collection as a group and then work individually on their own unique design, considering all aspects such as garment shape, fabric choices and a colour palette that will work with the whole collection. Once designs have been drafted, the students develop print designs and consider embellishments such as embroidery and fabric manipulation in order to further develop their skills and enhance their designs.

How the final pieces will look on the catwalk is always a key consideration and they have to be sure that the colours and prints used will have a strong visual impact. Once designs have been finalised the students draft their pattern blocks and begin the construction of their garments. This is a nerve-racking but exciting time, as some of the students have not used sewing machines before, and it can feel a little daunting at first. Once over that initial hurdle, seeing their designs move from paper into real wearable garments is hugely rewarding and the girls take great pride in their creations. The final element is devising and creating a video that is shown as a backdrop for their catwalk. The students choose their song and in collaboration with a Sixth Former they come up with a concept for their video. Once this has been created, they choreograph their walk, in preparation for the main event.

This year’s group explored the overriding Fashion Show theme of structures from an anatomical perspective, gathering inspiration from blood vessels, bones and organs. The collection incorporated a variety of garments that link to the complex structure of the human body. Materials they used incorporated the smoothness of bodily structures such as bones, as well as creating textured surfaces that emulated the bodies inner structure. They utilised a monochrome palette with flashes of crimson and blue to highlight veins and blood vessels, and metallic placement prints of hearts, lungs and kidneys were used to convey the idea of the organs materialising on the exterior of the body.

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