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10/08/22

Girls, Power and Change: taking a look back at one of the Girls’ Day School Trust inspirational 'Raise Her Up' podcast series. This episode focuses on business leader and GDST alumna Debbie Wosskow. Listen to the podcast: https://t.co/HfLlkytgue https://t.co/NwrT7yg87g

08/08/22

Warming up for the Edinburgh Fringe…our Year 11-13 drama students have been in the thick of rehearsals for the upcoming festival and will be performing in the 'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' 8-12 August. Break a leg girls! To book tickets: https://t.co/wu5t4gBGr0 https://t.co/qjHLedqYC0

04/08/22

Dream Big: at Blackheath High we encourage our students to chase their dreams with conviction. Take a tour of Sixth Form - a GDST school recently rated ‘Excellent in all areas’ by the ISI in 2022. Book now for our Open Morning on Saturday 1 October: https://t.co/9E0HdTFueC https://t.co/Q9FHwG0XgX

03/08/22

Congratulations - what a match! Women in sport at their finest, inspiring the nation and the next generation. https://t.co/EwA4hbB4a9

03/08/22

Congratulations . Women in sport at their finest!

03/08/22

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23 players, 23 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS! (A 🏆 thread...) https://t.co/tamY9CaSPY

03/08/22

Some fab photos coming in for the competition! Snap a pic of your favourite summer holiday location and don't forget to make a heart shape with your hands. Get inspired by the sun-filled holiday pics and send your entries to on Twitter or Instagram. https://t.co/dMdEzsmxfg

02/08/22

We are delighted to announce that our outgoing Head Student, Sharmalyne, has been awarded one of three University Scholarships bestowed by the Girls' Day School Trust – the Frederica Lord Scholarship. Very well deserved Sharmalyne - best of luck for your next chapter. https://t.co/xpyaz6fnrr

01/08/22

With only 5% of music performed on the concert platform composed by women, we set out to celebrate and inspire through the power of at our inaugural Women In Music Festival, including our summer concert finale. https://t.co/haDsXDrn7p https://t.co/vxnGTzeHpx

29/07/22

Congratulations to a number of our students passing their Silver and Bronze Arts Awards. Similar to the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, but for the Arts, it is a fantastic way for students to develop their understanding of the Arts in its widest context. https://t.co/vUvE6PCJDg https://t.co/xUK9AqU71y

28/07/22

We are delighted to announce the winners of another creative Geography competition. The Year 7 competition was to create a 'typography' of a London borough to celebrate its individuality - a competition run by the London Eye and Lastminute. https://t.co/nkDvWmodZ5 https://t.co/6fPnsfHbmF

26/07/22

Undivided at Junior School: One year on our initiative has raised awareness of cultural, mental and physical differences, in a sensitive, age-appropriate way. Our Welcome Clubs help support the curriculum, challenge misconceptions and celebrate diversity. https://t.co/OqGbHPRo7E https://t.co/xIc1ZrHOqt

25/07/22

Year 3 go pond dipping at Senior School Eco Club. The girls had a wonderful time - pond dipping, where they found plenty of creatures including a couple of newts; meeting and feeding the guinea pigs; and painting rocks to decorate the pond area. https://t.co/yAyPSxnV75 https://t.co/mrj3pbE6P1

22/07/22

Congratulations to Eco Club, who has been honoured with a Distinction by the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award scheme, recognising the school's environmental credentials and actions in: biodiversity; recycling; sustainable transport; and much more. https://t.co/12hWpgPqB0 https://t.co/338omQasaL

21/07/22

Be Ambitious, Be Brave, Be Curious. We encourage our students to push their boundaries. Discover Blackheath High Junior School GDST - recently rated ‘Excellent in all areas’ by the ISI in 2022. Book now for our Open Morning Saturday 1 October: https://t.co/EdEsdkJFpt https://t.co/DwpmpQessw

20/07/22

Artistic licence unleashed: with the annual self-portraits at Junior School. Both old and new techniques were used by the girls in their self-portraits as students experimented with materials, mirrors and technology. https://t.co/cnzDx0d4lb https://t.co/XnWL5usdhf

19/07/22

An abundance of energy and enthusiasm was seen from Year 10 Drama students in a workshop led by the Splendid Theatre Company. We saw some truly engaging pieces of original theatre, as the group pushed themselves out of their comfort zones. Splendid! https://t.co/LSAj9FVhl9 https://t.co/VqXiWAcpxV

18/07/22

Blooming marvellous: a group of Year 7 students enter the Historical Royal Palaces ‘Superbloom’ competition with their fabulous sunflower design for a stunning jumpsuit and dress, perhaps following in the footsteps of fashion icon and Alumna, Mary Quant. https://t.co/7nYBwnqPDw https://t.co/JUUfWhRh7z

15/07/22

Be Daring, Dream Big. We support and inspire our girls all the way from Nursery to Sixth Form. Book a place at one of our Open Mornings at Junior School and Senior School on Saturday 1 October, including tours of our fantastic Sixth Form Centre. Book now: https://t.co/UWm92plFwr https://t.co/SkHPPv5MLV

14/07/22

Our photography competition at Senior School is back! Students must submit their best pics of their favourite summer holiday locations and including hands forming a heart shape. Entries to the team or via by 9 September please. https://t.co/nK6AAPJir5 https://t.co/mqaQ9fR5gI

13/07/22

Year 2 gained a world of knowledge on their trip to Tower Bridge, an integral part of their learning journey on engineering and resilience. Engines, glass walkways, jumping buses and animation workshops all came joyously to life. https://t.co/CHZKITzgjR https://t.co/4SOpPJFfoS

12/07/22

Year 9 make their own special bubble tea (not for drinking!). Implementing their learnings in Bioenergetics, Year 9 carried out a fun practical to investigate light intensity on the mean rate of photosynthesis, using algae beads that they made themselves. https://t.co/fMwWzr79yf https://t.co/nsDQMI1X7r

11/07/22

Absolutely fabulous to see our Sports Days back in action! There were great performances and displays of athleticism and sportsmanship – well done everyone. The House wins go to Paragon for the Junior School and Vanbrugh for the Senior School. https://t.co/63zFzQ1vlT https://t.co/lMYSYIbCAg

07/07/22

Bamboo Bike Club's creation looks 'wheely' good! https://t.co/WrpcOVtZ9t

07/07/22

It's the end of an era! We wish all our departing Y6s a wonderful summer and a bright future 🌞💖 https://t.co/H4Gqjc91KV

07/07/22

A wonderful celebration of our inclusive school - and a fantastic, global lunch to go with it! https://t.co/AiknhoyjDG

07/07/22

Year 9 students had a great time passing their qualifier expedition of their Bronze DofE after being brilliantly prepared following their practice expedition. Well done girls! https://t.co/Pxa9GVfmzN https://t.co/0JW5BaJCfm

06/07/22

Today is Blackheath High's International Day! To celebrate, our Senior girls have dressed up in traditional clothing from around the world, and we were all treated to a delicious international buffet lunch in the quad. Bon appetit! https://t.co/509QltrUDX

06/07/22

Studying ‘Fantastic Places’: our Year 7 Humanities Greenwich field trip to Greenwich Park and the iconic Cutty Sark was a lovely example of our departments working together, interweaving the school curriculums, while having fun! https://t.co/JLR0TViGnh https://t.co/75Lc9Yuhj2

05/07/22

Delicious cherries handpicked by our Year 1 school councillors this summer term. After some expert student sampling and taste testing by Mrs Skevington, the harvest was shared with the rest of the year. https://t.co/2Ylru6PBI4 https://t.co/nYNAS9BG88

04/07/22

Wherefor art thou...‘Romeo and Juliet’ by The Globe Players. The Globe players gave a superb performance of Shakespeare classic for Year 9. “An excellent workshop and great learning opportunity” - read our Year 9 Issy’s Student Review. https://t.co/4n3hZhnnlW https://t.co/DPHtcX8Ocz

04/07/22

Wonderful assembly, thank you to everyone who took part! https://t.co/DQzmiTixbF

04/07/22

Great work, Mighty Girls 🎨🖌 https://t.co/QPxZK1SVwg

04/07/22

When summer gives us 30 degree days, Eco Club make lemonade. Despite the sweltering heat the Eco Club managed to make some delicious homemade lemonade, raising £60 to go towards plants for Eco Club. Unbe-leaf-able! https://t.co/LHlkcdUUyI https://t.co/Yho4HIUg1o

01/07/22

Production of ‘Mystery at Magpie Manor’ by Year 5 and 6 was a roaring success. The girls took to the stage, playing to a packed audience and putting on a spectacular show. Well done Year 5 and 6, we are all very proud of you! https://t.co/TnYGnjzomN https://t.co/s9upR6SSOG

01/07/22

Did you read about our rowathon? Senior School girls rowed for 8 hours across the day, fundraising for LGBTQ+ Mental Wellbeing charity ‘Mind Out’. The students had a great day and gave it their all, raising over £300! https://t.co/Gug55P4Abp https://t.co/yR2X27VETf

01/07/22

A rare opportunity at Blackheath High Junior School in September 2022 - recently rated ‘excellent in all areas’ by the ISI in 2022, it's an exciting time to join our exceptional Junior School. We are accepting applications for Years 3 & 4 - apply today: https://t.co/rapa01XgOS https://t.co/AzPt9Ni29O

30/06/22

A night under the stars at The BHSA Summer Festival. An incredibly lovely event at the heart of our collaborative and community-led school. So many fun activities - face painting, inflatables, bushcraft skills, a “silent” movie and fabulous food to boot. https://t.co/rU2OgrwmsN https://t.co/k7rVgP5BKc

30/06/22

Lola in Year 9 is on a roll! Many congratulations to Lola and her pony Spot on winning more firsts in their equestrian show jumping events, amongst very experienced riders. As ever we are very proud. https://t.co/qPcMmeI08k https://t.co/NC7WDYkVsk

30/06/22

A really engaging assembly. Thank you to Sarra for showing us the real work going on behind the scenes to contribute towards a more sustainable future 🌍 https://t.co/RBaaDN608Y

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December 14

Religion in Modern Britain: Our Visit to the East London Mosque and St Paul's Cathedral

On Monday 13th December the Year 10 and 11 GCSE Religious Studies students visited the East London Mosque and St Paul’s Cathedral to gain an insight into two centres of worship that are part of the fabric of our metropolis.

Alighting onto the buzzing Whitechapel Road, our students donned head coverings before entering the foyer of the mosque where we were given a very warm welcome by our host Shameena. We removed our shoes and entered the large prayer hall where Shameena explained the history of the mosque and outlined its key features; as it is linked to the London Islamic Centre, the venue is a hive of activity marking rites of passage, contributing to the Covid relief effort as a vaccine centre and food bank, and acting as the location of both a primary and secondary school. After a quick visit to the wudu station, students were able to discuss Islamic belief and practice with Shameena, gaze at the large dome and minaret, and view the many tiles that line the foyer, each dedicated to an individual or family that has contributed financially to the construction of this marvellous place of worship.  

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Our afternoon visit to St Paul’s proved quite a contrast to the mosque in terms of scale, architecture and design. Josie from the cathedral Education Department guided us into the inner sanctum of the Quire to allow the students to gaze at the incredible dome. The Year 10s recognised the story of Genesis rendered beautifully in mosaic art on the walls, and the Year 11s were able to make links between their studies of Just War and the tombs of Nelson and Wellington, each of which stands guard over the memorial to Florence Nightingale. The question and answer session with the chaplain, Andrew, was a very open and honest discussion about some of the ethical themes that the students cover over the course of Key Stage 4, taking in the sanctity of life at its beginning and end, sexual ethics and personal faith. A quick group photo on the famous steps of St Paul’s ended a thought-provoking and illuminating day for all involved, and we made the trip back to Vanbrugh Park with keener insight and renewed enthusiasm for the place of religion in modern Britain.

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