Four girls take part in exciting festival of chemistry at Oxford University

On Thursday 21st March four U4  girls (Alina, Grace, Lilli and I) had the amazing opportunity to go the Oxford University Chemistry labs. We spent the first part of the day learning about and how to make paracetamol and finished in the afternoon with a competition on who could make the longest thread out of nylon.

Four girls stand in lab coats in front of the periodic table
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IB Visual Arts students exhibit their work

The U6 IB Visual Arts Exhibition opened with a private view on the evening of Tuesday 26th March.

The student-curated exhibition was a huge success with fantastic attendance from girls, staff and parents. It showcases work from the eight U6 IB Visual Arts students. Their work explores a variety of themes including space, architecture, the human condition and cultural heritage, in a wide range of media including kinetic sculpture, installation, digital animation, painting, ceramics, metal and laser cut sculpture. 

People stand looking at art in white space of the Art School
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More than 60 professionals offer expertise at Careers Fair

On Tuesday 19th March the bi-annual careers fair was held at Headington.   

This involved 65 professionals from the Headington School community giving up their time to talk to Headington girls, giving them valuable advice and insight into different careers. With over 40 different fields of interest, to explore it certainly gave the girls something to think about.

Speaker sat at table address audience of about seven girls standing
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Fantastic showing at Public Schools Fencing Competition

This year Headington took a team of 13 girls to the three-day Public Schools' Fencing Championships at Crystal Palace. All the girls took part in two weapon categories and 10 team members chose to compete in all three weapons - Foil, Epee and Sabre. All 13 fenced in the Girls' Foil events on the first day.

Headington fencers stand together in orange sweatshirts
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Girls hear from relative of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

On Friday 22nd March, L6 girls heard about the moving plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been imprisoned in Iran now for over 1,000 days, despite what campaigners say is lack of any evidence to suggest she is guilty of a crime.

Screengrab of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Amnesty International campaign
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Renowned philosopher makes third visit to Headington's Philosophy Cafe

Girls from both Middle School and Sixth Form were treated to a Philosophy masterclass by Prof A C Grayling from the New College of the Humanities at the Philosophy Café on Thursday 21st March.

Prof AC Grayling addresses audience of girls sitting on chairs
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Netballers unbeaten en route to championship win

The U15A team went to their County Netball Tournament on Saturday 23rd March.

After training hard all season, they were aiming for the win. All the training paid off, as they won every single match all the way through to the final.

Unbeaten all day, they achieved their goal and won the tournament and are very excited for what’s to come next year.

Netball team jump into the air, holding hands aloft
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Girls achieve sixth and fourth positions in Modern Biathlon Championships

Biathlon this term has finished off on a high for our participants.

Evey in U3  and Lily in L4 aimed high for their run and swim for the National Schools Biathlon Championships held at Crystal Palace on Saturday 16th March. 

Lily is pictured running to a second place finish on the track
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Gold for J16 8 in the School's Head of the River

Headington's J16 Eight took gold at the prestigious School's Head of the River on Friday 15th March.

This is one of the major rowing events of the calendar, seeing the girls compete against the best rowing schools and clubs in the country. The School's Head is raced from Chiswick to Putney (reverse of the University Boat Race course) and the crew of Katie, Phoebe, Claudia. Anna, Evie, Sabina, Eleanor, Trudie and cox Lizzie took victory in their category by a convincing margin of eight seconds. 

Rowers are pictured  on their boat on the water
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Researcher talks about work in exciting field

A group of girls from L5 to U6 enjoyed a thoroughly-engaging talk on cancer research from an eminent researcher.

Dr Hannah Bolland, from the University of Nottingham, visited Headington on Thursday 14th March to talk about her experiences of completing her PhD in Cancer Research.

Dr Hannah Bolland talks to a girl about her work in cancer research
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