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20/02/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

BHS beginners smoothly making their way down the mountain ⛰ https://t.co/CPMSz02CG3

19/02/19

All Blackheath High School students on the ski trip in Crans Montana are safe, well and with staff. https://t.co/tzBG8vlZ6p

19/02/19

Great to see Blackheath High School alumna making a splash on the front page of the Talent Issue of https://t.co/PLT7Daoiw3

19/02/19

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Torchlit walk 🔥 https://t.co/LqHHohVixz

19/02/19

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Laila & Ayzia. An awesome afternoon. Super well done! https://t.co/E4PepWgU4T

19/02/19

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More action from today which concluded with a showing of the Hollywood classic “Pitch Perfect” while beclad in pyjamas and duvets. Ideal after a long, tiring day! https://t.co/VrZJW7YnhT

18/02/19

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Great match against Colfes this afternoon for our U12+U13 football team. Well done to the girls who made their debut and a special mention to Kani for some excellent saves! POM: Soraya and Cait. ⚽️ https://t.co/CJZIYIHzrA

15/02/19

As part of the vast selection of clubs and societies we have here at Blackheath High School, Martial Arts is great for developing confidence and relieving stress. https://t.co/nMGEqZFR11 https://t.co/giagmGm0Su

14/02/19

Retweeted From Iain Soulsby

Walking to across a frosty Heath this morning. https://t.co/Y7m6y3Z0oQ

14/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

The joy of circus skills as part of the Yr1 PE curriculum https://t.co/aW1ALX7Of7

14/02/19

Our Head of Juniors talks about bedtime routines and the benefits of a good night’s sleep. https://t.co/W3bNysVU5q https://t.co/145B62YLDK

14/02/19

What a night! https://t.co/lA00Yua6yY

13/02/19

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The U12A&B Hockey teams played in a well challenged fixture against Colfes today. Lots of fun was had and they continue to show such progress. POMs Valerie and Renee 👏🏻🙌🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/nEax2CpIW4

12/02/19

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Take over alert! From Friday 15 to Friday 22 February this Twitter feed will be showing the ski tri to Crans-Montana, CH. Watch out for Year 7 to 10 in a beautiful, dramatic setting. https://t.co/sLWrT1PXiJ

12/02/19

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Well done to all the girls who competed in the LSAA Cross Country Champs, a really good day with some great results! A special mention to Soraya who placed 30th overall 😃 https://t.co/lNuxg9XX4B

11/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Thanks to our talented musician for a beautiful Handel recital to start the day https://t.co/qO5axMECdV

11/02/19

Our Head of Geography Mrs Stevens talks about the benefits of Geography and what different year groups are currently working on: https://t.co/KCIlGYeimE https://t.co/pzKMILlOin

11/02/19

Retweeted From Christine Pheiffer

Happy day from - looking forward to our next lecture on February 25th - will be discussing her latest book "Inferior" and discussing How Science Got Women Wrong https://t.co/eH7gNKRIhH

11/02/19

Thank you for your assembly challenging us to consider the when making day-to-day decisions, and question the sustainability of fast fashion. https://t.co/xyOs3KSQOJ

10/02/19

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Happy Saturday ☀️ thank you for hosting a great game. The team played their first 11-a-side match and loved it!! https://t.co/qvdNA3tSyF

06/02/19

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Wonderful start to the day Year 7 and 11 Buddy Breakfast. Chance to catch up! https://t.co/qOqSReNUn9

06/02/19

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Year 5 working together on the importance of Internet Safety. https://t.co/NsFQ5vEEvk

05/02/19

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Looking forward to welcoming 150+ girls from to the Languages Festival here tomorrow! The theme: Languages to the Rescue! https://t.co/MKCga0B4TE

04/02/19

Retweeted From London Youth Rowing

from our enthusiastic groups of students enjoying and developing teamwork https://t.co/RbZ54RPzCV

04/02/19

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Fantastic hockey fixture for the U13 A&B teams against Bromley High. A well fought win for the As and a loss for the Bs but they showed great perseverance poms: Rebecca & Natasha https://t.co/6ryn9vYWQI

04/02/19

As part of our 60 second interview series, we talk to a few of our school Peer Mentors about their support roles within the school. https://t.co/2SnQhxhkY9 https://t.co/gQei4VtDyU

04/02/19

Calling all alumnae - if you haven't already please DM for further details on signing up to this powerful mentoring app! https://t.co/GAIkTn0Ym2

04/02/19

We celebrated Chinese New Year in assembly this morning with poetry, songs, kung-fu and dancing dragon. A great performance by all involved - well done girls. https://t.co/ntIMZxBezG

02/02/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Amazing enrichment opportunities https://t.co/Jl4Cz6kJRu

01/02/19

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Fantastic photos, fantastic girls, fantastic school, fantastic teachers! Big thanks from all of us ❣️💖❣️💖😘💖❣️💖❣️ https://t.co/4n3mDrmxJ7

01/02/19

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Yr 3 went back to the Stone Age this morning. Great assembly 👏👏 https://t.co/5kbEPmYAbw

31/01/19

Thank you for the insight into Southern Hemisphere life Megan, Ella and Emma! https://t.co/djmlrOv0Of

31/01/19

Cracking codes, poison pens and finding fingerprints, our sleuthing Year 5 girls had a wonderful time at the Senior School’s CSI themed science day yesterday https://t.co/iTA9KflE9n

31/01/19

As part of their activities, a group of our Blackheath High School girls learnt the Traditional Chinese Handkerchief Dance with . https://t.co/d3cfPE4cWH https://t.co/bqjvg8cXK1

30/01/19

👍👍👍 https://t.co/BE6kj0fmQY

30/01/19

We loved hosting Year 5 at the Senior School for a morning of science! https://t.co/KW47h8KLHy

28/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

What a beautiful morning in Blackheath - makes our new building look even more lovely! https://t.co/MVfNkQUkMj

26/01/19

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Year 9 learning lots today - what not to pack in your rucksack, tent construction, first aid - all great preparation for their expedition later this year https://t.co/Mhi9ZjdoSG

25/01/19

To mark the end of the Blackheath High School , we've put together a selection of educational wellbeing activities our girls have had in our most recent edition of HIGHlife. View the edition here: https://t.co/preg1vmToK

December 14

Endurance in Education: Set your own pace and you will succeed

On my first visit to Blackheath High School, someone casually commented that the Marathon goes past the school. Unfortunately, these sorts of comments tend to play on my mind, The Marathon! I have never run further than a couple of miles in my life; maybe I could! (could I)? When I see others who run regularly, I realise how very far I would be from even reaching the start line. Sadly it is a completely unrealistic goal for me.

I have completed endurance events in cycling, though. My first 100-mile event was significant for me, although to succeed I had to make it just another increase in a long succession of stretching challenges. The feeling of success at each small stage along that process was the motivation I needed to keep going.

I learned a lot about digging deep and keeping going during the final ten miles, but the first few miles were very important to get right. As I left the Olympic Park, others all around raced ahead, full of adrenaline and a sense of freedom on traffic-free roads; I told myself it was going to be a long day and set out at a pace I knew I could sustain for the long hours ahead. I set my own pace; I made it my own race.

Anyone who has completed an individual sporting challenge knows that setting a personal goal is vital to success. My goal was just to complete my longest event yet – not to compare my time with others on the leader board (which was good because I was not fast at all).

So why do we so often forget this in an educational environment? Is it just a desire for social acceptance that makes students want to compare themselves to the class average?

Students should compare their performance against their own goals and past performance. In sporting terms, they should look for personal bests. Others will rush ahead and some will fall behind, but education is a very long endurance event. To get through school happily and successfully, a student will need to have the right personal goals and then be able to keep moving forward towards them.

So what about that Marathon: did you notice I fell into the same trap? I probably could run a marathon one day, if I stopped looking around at those who are already achieving what I want. The better questions for me are these: is it the right goal – do I really want it?  If so, am I prepared to find out how to get from where I am to where I want to be and then take the long personal path to get there?

I suspect that a Marathon is not the right goal for me, and I am content to live without that particular achievement. But if we all get our goals right, everyone can feel the sense of success we all deserve.

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