Geographers explore impact of Oxford developments

Our L5 geographers took to the streets of Oxford on Wednesday 21st November as part of their IGCSE urban environments fieldwork package. 

The day started off with a fascinating briefing on the impact of the Westgate Centre by Bethany, U6, one of our Geography IB students who told the 69 young geographers about her own extensive urban fieldwork investigation as part of her IB studies.  

Geography teacher Mrs Badger addresses girls outside the Westgate Centre
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Flashback to school days for parents

On Wednesday 21st November the Senior School hosted a school lunch with a difference.

The ‘lunch’ was held in the Dining Hall in the evening so that parents and others from the wider Headington community were able to sample a typical meal enjoyed by girls at Headington each lunchtime. All parents and members of the Headington Association were invited to attend. It followed a similar event held at the Prep School the previous week.

Parents sit at Dining Hall tables with plates of food in front of them
Sixth formers join with Cheney students for languages workshop

We were delighted to welcome some final year Oxford Brookes University students, accompanied by Dr Barbara Giraud, to conduct a French A Level translation workshop to focus on exam techniques.

L6 and U6 girls from Headington School were joined by Cheney School students and were challenged with two texts based on the theme of the French fashion industry and media to translate into English and then French.

Students sit together with chairs around desks
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Fascinating event brings two disciplines together

To celebrate the technical and aesthetic work carried out here in the UK and to give artists an experience of what it means to work in a research environment, several leading universities at the cutting edge of jet engine design invited Oxford-based artists and the Ruskin School of Art to share in their scientific process.

Girl reaches across to touch piece of scientific equipment
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Fascinating lecture series offers new perspectives on Second World War

U6 girls enjoyed a History in Action event on the subject of Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany in the Emmanuel Centre, London, on Wednesday 14th November.

The History students were treated to Sir Max Hastings revised interpretation on why war broke out in 1914 and just how unavoidable engagement in this conflict was for Britain. They heard a very interesting lecture on the cult of the dead in Nazi Germany before listening to an excellent talk by the esteemed Sir Richard Evans on the significance of war in Nazi ideology.

Girls sit in auditorium in front of screen showing black and white Second World War images
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Open Mic night sees beautiful performances

An impressive array of talent was on show at our Open Mic night on Wednesday 14th November.

Girl stands in front of microphone, singing
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New challenge set for robotic enthusiasts

Saturday 10th November saw four girls from our Student Robotics team go to a special Kickstart event at Southampton University to compete in some mini-games to familiarize themselves with the kit, in addition to bringing the new kit back with them.

Three girls sit around computer with pieces of robotic equipment in front of them
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Georgia and Beth 'buddy' with musicians with disabilities for uplifting concert

Two Headington musicians have performed at a special event at the Royal Albert Hall.

Georgia, U5, and Beth, L5, were taking part in the Oxford County Music Service 'Buddy' Choir and Orchestra scheme for the Schools' Prom on Wednesday 7th November. Half of the performers were from schools specialising in special educational needs and disabilities and had learning and physical disabilities - the other musicians were 'buddied' with them.

Georgia said: "It was a really uplifting event."

Massed choir and orchestra are pictured in the Royal Albert Hall
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Strong performance at regionals for U14 Hockey players

The U14 Hockey team travelled to Hurstpierpoint College for their Regional Hockey tournament.

U14 Hockey team pose on hockey pitch
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Girls experience some of Washington's political life first hand

Nine Sixth Form students travelled 'across the pond' during half term for a five-day enrichment trip to Washington DC.

During the trip, the girls saw the White House, Congress, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Museums, Lincoln Memorials and Washington Monument.

They spent time in the Museum of Native American Indians, visited the grave of former president John F Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery and took some time to see both the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials. The Second World War Memorial was also a highlight.

Group stands outside the White House
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