Archives 2020

Family Support

04 Sep 2020

We have received details of the following courses designed to help parents and carers nurture good mental health within their household:

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Musical Instrument Lessons

03 Sep 2020

Does your daughter want to start or continue musical instrument lessons at school?  These are available via our school’s music provider, Hertfordshire Music Service.  All the information you need to book lessons is available here.  HMS tutors will be teaching face to face or online, and every effort has been taken to ensure that both tutors and pupils are kept safe, in line with guidance.

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Year 8 Penny Race

28 Mar 2014

On March 24th our Year 8 students took part in a Penny Race organised by the Sixth Form this lunchtime. They raised £76 altogether and had a great time taking part. We were very impressed by their enthusiasm and team work. The Sixth Form organisers were also great, and it was lovely to see the relationships being built between the year groups. All money raised was put towards our Lenten Fundraising.

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Year 8 Art Day

28 Mar 2014

Pupils experimented with felting, creating a felt egg then decorating it to making an Easter ornament or a character or animal:

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As part of the same event, Y8 pupils completed a mosaic workshop with Dionne Ible. Everyone made their own individual mosaics and also had a chance to add tiles to a large piece which is to be installed in the entrance of the chapel once it has been grouted:

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The third activity pupils which took part in was upcycling with Barley Massey. They took old clothes and materials and turned them into new and exciting accessories.

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Joy Week

28 Mar 2014

As part of our celebration of the joy of creation, Y7 pupils created their own variations on Van Gogh’s famous sunflower painting:

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Some Year 8 pupils wrote poems about the joy of creation. Here’s an example:

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Art Exhibition

28 Mar 2014

Two pieces of work were exhibited at the Annual schools exhibition at The Samuel Ryder Academy. One was a clay sculpture in the style of Henry Moore by Kelly Walsh:

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The other piece was a portrait in oil pastel by Amy Walliker:

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World Poetry Day

28 Mar 2014

World Poetry Day happened to fall at a time when Year 7 students were studying Japan in their Geography lessons, so they tried their hand at some Japanese Haiku poetry.
Here’s a great example from Rebecca Tome (7F), who clearly put a lot of thought and effort into her work.

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Year 7 Flower Arrangement

28 Mar 2014

During Joy Week in February, a group of Year 7 pupils worked together to create an array of flower arrangements in rainbow colours to celebrate ‘Joy in Creation’. In small groups, they worked on individual displays, ranging from a mini-garden of tulips, through to a lollipop tree in shades of yellow and green, all of which were then arranged on the stage in the hall to act as a backdrop for the Joy Assemblies and Parades.

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Sixth Form Lenten Fundraising

28 Mar 2014

The Sixth Form are working hard to raise money for Cancer Research. All students took part in a ‘Just Dance’ event on Friday 14th March in return for a minimum contribution of £1.50. All took part and had a lot of fun trying out various dance routines!

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Battlefields Trip

28 Mar 2014

On Friday 21st March 118 students from Year 9 went to Belgium for the day to visit the World War One Battlefield sites. They visited a variety of British and German cemeteries as well as finding out what life must have been like in the trenches. They finished the day with a trip into Ypres and were able to visit the chocolate shops and have some free time in the town square.

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Dracula Spectacula

14 Feb 2014

Here are some pictures from this year’s school production, which was presented in association with St Columbas College.  In this bubbling modern musical for the young, the immaculate Miss Nadia and her three pupils find themselves embroiled in riotous Transylvanian happenings.  Among the other characters are the irrepressible Count, his gruesome acolytes, and the indomitable Father O’Stake.

 

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