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25/01/21

Retweeted From GDSTSkills

Brilliant opportunity for currently at university to learn more about maintaining motivation. Other events in the series focus on areas such as positivity and confidence. Register below. https://t.co/xL5eSBsU1Q

25/01/21

We can’t wait Looking forward to seeing all the entries for the Blackheath High 👩‍🍳 https://t.co/nJ05aMxGOR

25/01/21

After learning about the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, the friendship between Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace, Year 8S students researched fossils and they drew/painted the ones they found most interesting. Great job girls! https://t.co/EtMrKTQZXN

25/01/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Happy Burns Night! Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae let the Lord be thankit. https://t.co/6Yyo6lIJJZ

25/01/21

Our Head in today's on the importance of wellbeing for students and staff during this time of school closures: https://t.co/4gMrLp5Jnc

25/01/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Look what I received in the post! https://t.co/SmOdbwMW3j

25/01/21

Fantastic work, Orla! https://t.co/9Ua4kuhgIT

25/01/21

Great work 6B! https://t.co/n6SgVuwyH1

25/01/21

Year 1 and Year 3 live PE classes in action. Key worker pupils in school enjoy working out together with their class buddies at home. https://t.co/lg90US8DzJ

22/01/21

The Nursery girls in school have been particularly enjoying catching up with all their friends and getting back to what they like best - playing! https://t.co/WkINvRYqay

22/01/21

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A brilliant 15 minute skipping challenge for you today from the Fitness Forward challenge. Why not give it a go either today or over the weekend https://t.co/qKxV7PTKI3

22/01/21

Year 10s have been learning about the characteristics of Expressionism and getting very creative as they explore how directors use lighting, sound and music to create atmosphere. Amazing what our GCSE drama students have created, using just what they have at home! https://t.co/AljeZGpDJt

21/01/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

Juniors Guided Home Learning with Miss McQuater bringing maths to life. https://t.co/Ag5IhfzGka

21/01/21

Brilliant, Mrs Gunton! https://t.co/Ne0ht19ofT

21/01/21

Retweeted From Mrs Richards MCCT 👩‍🔬

Thrilled that ex-DCI Steve Gaskin has been kind enough to record some sessions for my lucky 'Forensic Science - Inside the Mind of a Murderer' enrichment students. This afternoon will be 'Offender Profiling' https://t.co/cLznsjc6YS

21/01/21

In today's assembly, we reflected on the power of kindness, thinking about what we can do to support people in our community and taking inspiration from others. Proud of everyone in our school community who have done incredible things to support others in recent times https://t.co/ofoHuQCYN6

20/01/21

“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last”. An inspiration to girls everywhere. Congratulations Vice President Harris 💫 https://t.co/iPIZ7WTfKA

19/01/21

Another brilliant discussing 'How To Be A Tech Role Model For Your Child'. We've emailed parents a registration link... https://t.co/VB7jZCwZzs

19/01/21

Brilliant! Look forward to hearing all about it https://t.co/42xHeRyZU6

19/01/21

Retweeted From GirlsDaySchoolTrust

Our most recent presentation for parents in the series is now available to watch. alumna, Professor Abi Gewirtz, shares her expertise on how to talk to your child when the world feels like a scary place. 👉 https://t.co/P95qdNVFu9

19/01/21

Our key worker children in school working hard and enjoying in their daily fitness session. Well done girls! 🤸 https://t.co/XjX9HDLlMC

18/01/21

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18/01/21

Beautiful sunrise over Blackheath this morning ☀️ https://t.co/ZaB3iBcwbW

18/01/21

Looking to take-up running in 2021? Another brilliant Fitness Forward Challenge from to start the week 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/L22p9QpOi3

18/01/21

Fascinating whole school assembly this morning from on the superpower of introverts. Very inspiring way to start off a new week https://t.co/X3fMmnMVsb

15/01/21

Great work girls! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Tj6GhN9x6L

15/01/21

Why not try our Fitness Forward challenge this weekend? Choose your favourite songs and give it a go 💃 https://t.co/usUQPA1kZb

15/01/21

Our Wollstonecraft Lecture Series continues in lockdown with sharing fascinating insights about her career as an Aerospace Design Engineer, which has taken her around the world and includes designing cockpits for Hawks used by the Red Arrows! https://t.co/NNKACGBmAw

15/01/21

Retweeted From M-C Bonnar

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed attending the Virtual Junior Citizenship session this week! It was a great opportunity for them to learn about citizenship and life skills directly from the experts. https://t.co/HfdqASgDXp

15/01/21

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

The nicest part of my day/week/2021 so far was popping in Yr5’s end of day Teams meeting with .I’m going to be photo-bombing ( or whatever the video/Teams equivalent is ) every year group on a regular basis. Look out !

15/01/21

Retweeted From The Halo Code 👸🏾

Seems like we have 4/25 of the wonderful GDST schools signed up to the Halo Code! Would love to see the others follow in these schools’ footsteps and 👸🏾👸🏽👸🏿 https://t.co/1W2N58voJW

15/01/21

Hi Florence 👋🐶 https://t.co/jKFjMS8Hgb

14/01/21

Inspiring assembly at the start of the year from our Head of Futures, Ms Day, on setting goals for 2021 and when thinking about future careers. We discussed the importance of reflection and setting S.M.A.R.T goals to make them much more achievable. 👏👏 https://t.co/5rY8bmzz5u

11/01/21

Another sneak peak at our virtual assembly this morning to celebrate our 140th birthday 🎉 https://t.co/Rvd2ygwQiU

11/01/21

We are so proud of all the eco commitments made by our school community to celebrate our 140th birthday. Fantastic to see everyone come together as a force for change. 🎂 https://t.co/n4eV9s0lzY

08/01/21

Merci Madame Moriseau for a wonderfully uplifting Early Years French lesson for our nursery girls. Fun with singing and learning healthy fruit - all in French. Fantastique! https://t.co/6ywbvdYQeq

08/01/21

Excellent work, Shelby! Well done to all teachers and students for this week. Have a well-deserved restful weekend.

08/01/21

Retweeted From Mrs Richards MCCT 👩‍🔬

Reviewing quantitative chemistry with Y10. Straight on it and some great work submitted, this is from Shelby. Great end to the week. Well done everyone ! https://t.co/aJ3pw3g3uK

Library

Senior School Library

Our Library is a central part of Senior School life. It is a ‘haven’ where students are encouraged to read and study quietly. It is designed for two main purposes: to extend the curriculum and to inspire a love of reading. 

Our Library is staffed by a professional librarian who is available for advice on anything from finding the right book for homework, to wider reading suggestions. Exhibitions, displays and reading provide continuous inspiration.

Our Library has over 10,000 items in its collection available for loan or reference. It is open daily from 8.00am to 6.00pm and provides an up-to-date information service to both staff and students. The Library has 24 MacBooks , with internet access and academic software. Periodicals are available on subjects as diverse as sciences, the arts, politics, economics and current affairs.

Our Librarian organises many activities throughout the year including: book clubs, author visits, book fairs, competitions and quizzes, and book award shadowing. We shadow the Carnegie Book Award in collaboration with local schools and also The Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize. We take part in the GDST book award, organised collaboratively by the GDST librarians, which highlights the best in new reading for our students. 

Information and referencing skills contribute significantly to the students’ capacity to manage their work.  To support this, the library runs an information skills programme which teaches the students how to handle information. The aim is that all students gain the confidence to become independent, self-motivated, life-long learners


Junior School Library

Our girls thoroughly enjoy their time in the Library throughout their primary school years. It is a bright, colourful space for the girls to enjoy their love of books. Our Library offers a wide range of reading materials to support learning and stimulate curiosity. Fiction books include both popular authors and classical novels. The girls have access to a broad variety of information books as well as books that include topical issues and curriculum based learning. There is also a wonderful variety of bi-language books on offer in the Library, as well as a section for modern foreign languages. Supporting our ethos of resilience within the school, the girls have access to a range of books on ‘Growth Mindset’ and ‘Wellbeing.’ Our girls enjoy using the KOBO e-readers which provide opportunity to use alternative mediums for research and enquiry.

Our pupils attend a library lesson each week, when they are encouraged to loan a book of their choice and enjoy the facilities our Library has to offer. Our Library is also used within curriculum lessons to support learning or aid research on a topic.

Our Year 6 Library Prefects help with all aspects of the Library, from cataloguing books, to running a Library Club for Year 1 pupils, which they thoroughly enjoy.