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14/01/22

Our Year 10 Scientists extracted the DNA from strawberries 🍓and kiwis 🥝 today. How exciting to be able to hold the genetic code of fruits in your hands! Fascinating work, Year 10 🧪👏 https://t.co/lzDC2QsGBP

12/01/22

And here are another two! What the heath lacks in warmth these wintry mornings, it certainly makes up for in beauty. https://t.co/CxpkZE5Bvj

12/01/22

Such a beautiful sight over the heath this morning - oh, how we love being in Blackheath! A fantastic shot from 📷 https://t.co/EiPGVZrJRz

07/01/22

Our Sixth Form students have jumped right back into their term-time routine getting active this Friday morning. Whilst the kayaking does look like great fun, we're not envious of those cold waters🥶 https://t.co/6qL5ZyunLk

05/01/22

Episode 10 of the GDST’s podcast is now live. This episode explores how writing can help ease anxiety with fashion editor and novelist, Harriet Walker . Listen here (or wherever you get your podcasts) 👉https://t.co/96Mk5Da5Tk https://t.co/ENQuniOnyL

04/01/22

Can you help our students answer their EPQ questions? Year 12 students are beginning work on their extended project qualifications and would love some additional input. View their full list of questions here to see if you can offer any expertise - https://t.co/s1aFxyrhWQ https://t.co/qFAaIXbbLW

03/01/22

Introducing Mr Alaru - our new Deputy Head (Staff and Students) - who has joined us this year. We caught up with him for a 60 second interview to find out more about where he has come from and what he's looking forward to at BHS. Read the interview at👉 https://t.co/wUV2JLpjnN https://t.co/kPYMS6ul4S

01/01/22

Happy New Year one and all! 🎆 As we reflect on 2021, we think of how incredibly proud we are of our students and how hard they worked throughout what was a very challenging year. The resilience of our girls is inspiring, and we can't wait to welcome them back next week! https://t.co/IrGxoE0clO

31/12/21

Shooting for Gold: A New Junior National Ladies Archery Champion 🏆 After a nail-biting final, Year 11 archer, Dotty, secured gold at the Archery Nationals earlier this month, making her the new Junior National Ladies Champion! 🥇 A big congratulations to Dotty! 👏 https://t.co/jZxBfafJ0w

30/12/21

Instead of their usual Mandarin lesson, our Year 8 students had the opportunity to instead participate in an elegant Chinese dance workshop, featuring classic hand fans and traditional Chinese dance music.  The students had a wonderful time learning the graceful techniques. https://t.co/0vY6v3KsTI

29/12/21

During December, parents were invited into their child’s Computer Science lesson to learn how to code. Many parents had never written a word or line of code before, whilst others were already programmers, but everybody learnt something and had great fun! https://t.co/IVHpElWCSu

28/12/21

Our next Classics for Kids session will be taking place on 14 January. In this session, our Music Scholars will be retelling Michael Rosen's story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' with musical accompaniment. To book your place, visit: https://t.co/4Fyd2T3X2V https://t.co/jbbnqnBhZP

28/12/21

Year 7 donned their wellington boots and made their way to Greenwich Park for our annual charity Welly Walk. Isabella said: "It was very fun, even though we encountered a steep hill, which some decided to try and run up! It was a fun experience for all Year 7 to do together." https://t.co/G9HICQLFOI

27/12/21

Last term, Year 9 went to the Science Museum to experience interactive exhibitions such as 'The Atmosphere' and 'Who Am I?', and finished their day out with a bounce around the trampolining venue at the O2. Read Tilly and Isabella's recount of the day 👉 https://t.co/mleG1HIx5N https://t.co/JPDXLADB7O

25/12/21

Wishing Blackheath High School's friends, family and community a very Merry Christmas! 🎄 We hope this festive period is a restful and joyous one for everyone. 🎅 https://t.co/UhTxZerQ68

23/12/21

From Lawyers and Barristers 🧑‍⚖️ to Surgeons 🏥 and Psychologists 🧠, we had an incredibly inspiring array of speakers as part of our Wollstonecraft Speaker Series last term. Find out more about the impressive guests we have welcomed here 👉 https://t.co/HvCDPj3f9f https://t.co/CCKlz677id

22/12/21

A big well done to our Junior School girls who came together to raise an impressive £400 for Children in Need last month. Some of the fundraising activities included covering Pudsey Bear with donated coins and decorating Pudsey Bear shaped biscuits - yum! 😋 https://t.co/3AGScTkmsL

21/12/21

To reward our French students after a very hard-working term, we could not resist the invitation to a play entirely in French! 🇫🇷 came along to deliver yet another great theatre production for our students: Mon père ne me comprend pas. C'était fantastique! https://t.co/tHDg9AP8Np

20/12/21

On our second trips day, Year 8 went to Bore Place Farm where they had a guided tour of a dairy farm and learned about sustainable and organic food. Matilda in Year 8 said: "I absolutely loved the Bore farm trip. There were lots of activities to do, so you were never bored!" https://t.co/eevKnKy9x9

17/12/21

And that's a wrap! To celebrate the end of term we've had quizzes, Christmas lunch, end of term films & music, and even some teacher dodgeball. We'll leave you with this uplifting rendition of Jingle Bells from our Junior Choir, recorded at the Christmas Carol Concert - enjoy! https://t.co/ak8mN3F9kv

17/12/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Another delicious Christmas lunch from Marcin’s Team Merry Christmas all! 🎄 https://t.co/ytnYcLZ5tX

17/12/21

The festive, yet educational, fun has commenced at our Junior School with our Year 6 Maths Ambassadors. Any guesses (without checking Google) which numbers on an advent calendar are square numbers? 🤔 https://t.co/L7Eu2dOqOV

16/12/21

This is Misha - our Poetry by Heart competition winner. Watch below as she expertly recites the 'The Three Little Pigs' poem by Roald Dahl with complete confidence. We're impressed! We can't even remember what we had for dinner last night...🤔 Great work, Misha! 🏆 https://t.co/TTwju2JrBO

16/12/21

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Very proud of ⁦⁩ student Marley’s success 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/LtR3NscLGF

15/12/21

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15/12/21

The countdown to the end of term may have begun, but our school trips have not stopped yet! On Monday, our GCSE RS students visited the East London Mosque and St Paul's Cathedral to deepen their understanding of two centres of worship and the place of religion in modern Britain. https://t.co/mD05c5dffb

15/12/21

Our Junior School girls are doing an absolutely fantastic job of donating to for their Christmas appeal 🛍️ Our Year 6 Sport Prefects gave a great assembly on hygiene poverty, which has clearly inspired many girls to donate their unwanted toiletries! https://t.co/qUF6wtMzjS

10/12/21

It's beginning to look a lot like... The festive feeling is very much alive at our Senior School site with the addition of our student-decorated Christmas trees. 🎄 Just one more week until the end of term! We're immensely proud of how hard our girls have worked this year. 👏 https://t.co/OAhP97FaSS

08/12/21

Some truly beautiful scenes from our Senior Christmas Concert last night. What a wonderful experience to share the festive spirit with our girls and their families.🎄 Well done to all of the girls that performed and participated, you were all phenomenal! 👏 https://t.co/LiMwPUAYEq

07/12/21

Our Junior and Senior Christmas Carol Concerts are taking place tonight at this beautiful venue that's right on our doorstep - . We're really looking forward to watching our girls perform the music and readings that they have been rehearsing throughout the term. 🎶 https://t.co/b3TPvGRZFV

07/12/21

Today, our Year 12 and 13 A-Level Biologists are at the 'Biology in Action' event with , learning about fascinating biology topics such as the wonders of the deep 🐠, gerontology 🧬, bioethics 🧫, and more - all delivered by renowned scientists. https://t.co/qIkn3ekHSN

06/12/21

It was a huge pleasure to welcome an audience to a live music event last month. Our first live Teatime Concert for 18-months featured no fewer than 25 performances; from classical violin to French horn, voice to ukulele, the audience thoroughly enjoyed the concert. https://t.co/R7YL8y35ka

03/12/21

Our second trips day is in full effect! Some of our girls are currently offsite taking part in various thrilling activities like Free Jumping, whilst others are enjoying equally exciting workshops onsite delivered by external experts. What a great way to start the weekend! 🌟 https://t.co/hTfJbRmwf4

03/12/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

One of our talented Year 6’s competed in the National Taekwondo Championships last week, she went home with a gold and silver medal 🥇🥈Amazing effort ! https://t.co/J09tGehb6x

02/12/21

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02/12/21

And the winner is... 🥁 Every year hosts 'The Long Notes Competition', where each competitor is asked to play the longest note they possibly can. Lots of students entered this year, but Isla came out on top with an astounding note length of 42 seconds! 👏 https://t.co/GyzmIWQNNr

01/12/21

Episode 8 of 's podcast is now live! This week, neuroscientist Dr Cathy Rogers is talking creativity and the curriculum: how we can help to nurture creativity and why this is important. Listen here: https://t.co/bHRsFXvfJw https://t.co/12l3w5JKFR

01/12/21

"We were able to see the words we’ve been analysing in our English lessons come to life..." 🎭 Year 11 recently visited the Globe to watch Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'. Read Year 11 student Lucy's recount of the day here > https://t.co/EA3QTzEG7j https://t.co/l7x1wjBcAM

29/11/21

Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating this week, and thank you to Freya for leading assembly this morning 🕎 https://t.co/VUGYDEnLpv

29/11/21

Over half term, students were given Science projects to deepen their understanding of the topics discussed in lessons. The girls were very creative with their ideas and materials, resulting in some very accurate (and tasty 😋) looking models. https://t.co/0w38Bs9I5g

Blackheath High School in the Media

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Blackheath High School triathlete finishes within the top ten at the Inter Regional Championships for British Triathlon - South London Press
Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson, on p3 of The Times talks about the future of education and learnings we can take from the pandemic to help all girls thrive - The Times

Nine-year old Blackheath High pupil passes Physics GCSE six years early - Private Schools Magazine

Blackheath High School teachers took the twists and turns of the pandemic completely in their stride - South London Press

Genius Blackheath High School girl gets A* in physics GCSE - after taking exam six years early - The Mirror

Inspired music teachers arranged for leading musicians to collaborate online with the Girls’ Day School Trust and create song 'Into the Light' - The Times

The South London school that a Loose Women star, Hollywood actress and iconic fashion designer attended - MyLondon

After creating 100 tasty meals, 500 meatballs and raising £1,000 for the Evelyn Community Store in Lewisham, there was no stopping Leila from doing it all again with 50 portions of risotto - ITV News

On International Women’s Day 2021, our Director of Music, Emily Gunton, talks to The Guardian, raising the important question: "Why do orchestras have so few women percussionists? We must bang the drum for change.

Blackheath High School awarded the prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag - London News Online

Blackheath High School awarded prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag, recognising its commitment to excellence in environmental action and learning - Private Schools Magazine

Learn how Blackheath High School is staying green in Independent Education Today's sustainability feature

Eight year old Blackheath High pupil cooks 100 meals in one day after being inspired by Marcus Rashford - Southwark News

Head, Carol Chandler Thompson, talking to the Evening Standard on the essential focus on wellbeing for students and staff during the pandemic

Inside Kent magazine spotlights Blackheath High’s Head of Futures, Cath Day

Why all teachers are like Jill Biden. The next US first lady has said she wants to continue teaching – other teachers understand why, says Emily Gunton, Director of Music, Blackheath High School - TES

From GCSE Astronomy at the Royal Observatory to learning Design from an Architect – learn how STEAM is at the heart of Blackheath High School - Absolutely Education

Learn from Head, Mrs Chandler-Thompson, and Junior Head, Sarah Skevington, on how Blackheath High pupils adapted and thrived during lock down with our Guided Home Learning programme - School Report

Blackheath High School and Sixth Form launches new Virtual Open Day with talks, taster lessons and a brand new 360 Virtual Tour of the Junior School, Senior School, Sixth Form Centre and Sports Campus - Absolutely Education

Pantone's new colour – 'Period Red' – might help us have truthful conversations about menstruation, says Emily Gunton - Director of Music, Head of Co-curricular and Outreach and School Consultant - TES

Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson on the importance of educating and preparing students for all challenges - Evening Standard

With the focus on hygiene in schools, replacing work books with wipeable mini whiteboards might seem a sensible solution. But do they really make life easier in the classroom? Tes asks convert Emily Gunton - Director of Music, Head of Co-curricular and Outreach and School Consultant - TES

Working towards a sustainable environment, Blackheath High School smashes its environmental target of 140 pledges – Independent Education

Blackheath High School exceeding the 140 environmental pledges to mark anniversary - School House Magazine

Blackheath High School pupil designs t-shirts and tote bags to raise money for the NHS, Greenwich Weekender

Blackheath High 11-year-old turns designer to raise money for the NHS, Evening Standard

Celebrating pioneering Blackheath alumna Mary Quant, School House Magazine

Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson keen for girls to embrace risk taking

Blackheath High School celebrates 140th anniversary with 'Year of promise' sustainability project

Accessing an older student’s inner child is one of the keys to overcoming their resistance to learning, believes Emily Gunton - Director of music, head of co-curricular and outreach and school consultant teacher at Blackheath High School - Director of Music, Head of Co-curricular and Outreach and School Consultant- TES

Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson talks to The Independent about how eco-anxiety is robbing young people of their childhoods - adults must teach climate change responsibly

Blackheath High School gives Five-Star A-Level Performance at Edinburgh Festival

Interview with Head Carol Chandler-Thompson, unveiling Blackheath High’s £18M Master Plan

From Blackheath High School to the Royal Academy: how Mia became the 1 in 6,000

From old to new: Blackheath High School's Datchelor Stained Glass re-installed in all-new development

Blackheath High School’s Fab Five achieve fantastic A-Level results

Incredible artwork from talented Mia, Yr 11, conceived as a tribute to her grandmother that lives with Dementia, selected for prestigious Royal Academy Summer Show

Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson talks to The Independent about how the World Cup Lionesses are living proof that strong girls become strong women through sport

Leading London day school Blackheath High School opens its doors on a stunning redevelopment for a Grand Opening evening

Blackheath High School girls invited to attend the 2019 Inspiring Females Summit at Chelsea Football Club

“Tonight, was one of my proudest moments as Head at Blackheath High School” - Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson

Star studded line-up including women’s rights campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez and ITV News Anchor Charlene White mark the launch of Blackheath High's new Senior School

Head, Mrs Chandler-Thompson talked to The Independent about her vision to teach online safety, prepare students for the future and harness social media as a tool to make the world a better place

The Week talks to Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson and student, Julia, about the benefits of dance at Blackheath High School

Blackheath High School launches GDST mentoring app to give girls a boost in their chosen careers

Blackheath High School girls dazzle in the Let's All Dance performance of Sleeping Beauty

Sexism remains rife in politics - Blackheath High School Head, Mrs Chandler-Thompson, on encouraging girls to engage

Preparing girls for the future: students win Inspiring Digital Enterprise Awards (iDEA) from the Duke of York

Blackheath High School transforms wellbeing roof terrace into art installation of acrylic poppies to commemorate armistice centenary

Get into the right secondary school in Royal Greenwich

Head Carol Chandler-Thompson gives the view from the top of one of London’s finest schools

Head of Blackheath High School, Carol Chandler-Thompson, on why we need to encourage young women to become leaders

Blackheath High School GDST has grand designs on learning

Leading London independent day school for girls, Blackheath High School GDST completes multi-million pound transformation

£18million Grand Designs on Blackheath High School

Meet our Top Dog at Blackheath High Junior School GDST

Dame Esther Rantzen DBE pays tribute to the fundraising efforts of Blackheath High School

Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson, discusses why creative and performing arts subjects are so important

Blackheath High School's talented young writers host the National Theatre's New Voices project

Tracey Neville MBE urges girls “Think Gold not Bronze” at Blackheath High School GDST

Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson, discusses alternative sports and encouraging girls to take risks

Blackheath High School girls are STEAMing ahead

Blackheath High School students give up time to help elderly with dementia at Riverlee Residential Home

Farrow & Ball Blackheath host exhibition to showcase art from talented Blackheath High School girls

Rounders is being replaced by cricket at girls’ schools as it is seen as a 'leisure activity' rather than a professional sport, leading Head, Carol Chandler-Thompson, says

Reaching new heights: major development work at Blackheath High Senior School completed

Crossing paths - Blackheath High School girls reap the benefits of networking

Sports Partnerships Day day hosted by Blackheath High, and involving Year 4 pupils from surrounding primary schools 

Blackheath High Junior School encourages good health through sport

Blackheath High School 'breaks the mould' an environment where there are no gender stereotypes or limits

Blackheath High School lends a hand in inspiring curious minds

'Setting the standard' - Innovation, investment and impressive grades at Blackheath High School

Blackheath High School in Successful Schools feature on the opening of Westcombe House  'Heads Up' special feature on Sarah Skevington, Head of Junior School