After the disruptions of lockdown, Year 7 spent the last week of the half term immersed in team-building, hands-on learning experiences.
On day one, pupils worked together to research and present a big Science-related question, exploring black holes, pollinating plants and how animals perceive colour. After a busy day of experimentation, the groups showcased their findings to Sixth Form Scientists and teachers with great confidence and enthusiasm at a buzzing Science Fair. Congratulations to the winning team for their clear, detailed project on the impact of earthquakes on different structures.
On House Drama Day, girls rose to the challenge of producing a play in a day; tasked with dramatising a Greek myth using physical theatre, they delivered some impressive story-telling in the theatre to an audience of teachers and classmates. In other activities, girls made interactive children’s books in the DT studios, upcycled old t-shirts to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces and even developed their own sports for their Games afternoon. Maths sessions involved making origami animal sceneries and an ambitious Menger sponge (a fractal curve) out of paper, whilst in English, pupils embraced the creative challenge of interpreting different aspects of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The fun continues after half term, with an action-packed Summer of Joy programme for the whole school community, enabling pupils to create plenty more memories together at the end of an unforgettable academic year.