Girls work with professional dancers for challenging workshop

On Wednesday 3rd October L5 and U5 GCSE dancers took part in a dance day workshop.

They were taught by two professional dancers from James Cousins Dance Company and the workshop was based on one of the GCSE set works 'Within Her Eyes'.

One girl balances on the leg of another girl
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Rider wins award and secures prestigious Equestrian place

A gifted Showjumper has been named the British Showjumping  Leading Children on Horses Rider 2018 at a national awards ceremony.

Megan, who is in L5, has competed for her country several times this year. Megan finished fourth for Great Britian this summer in the individual Grand Priz in the European Championships. She is pictured in the Nations Cup Finals at Opglabbeek in September.

Megan is pictured jumping over a fence
Kate and Anna are first ever to complete kayaking challenge

Headingtonians Kate Culverwell and Anna Blackwell have become the first people to kayak their way across Europe.

Kate and Anna launched their challenge, which will also raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK, FreshWater Watch and the Young Explorers Trust, from Westminster in April and reached the Black Sea off Romania in September.

Their epic journey involved crossing 13 countries and covering 4,000 km. They have so far raised over £51,000 and are hoping to eventually raise £75,000 for the three causes.

Anna and Kate are pictured in their kayak
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Window on 2008 crash offered by U6's Sam

The Economics Department has been spending some time over the last week looking at the origins of the 2008 financial crash. September marked the ten year anniversary of the collapse of investment banks Lehman Brothers and Bear Sterns.  

Upper Sixth IB student, Samantha, put together a three-minute video to explain the origins of the crisis and her view of the world ten years on. In it, she argues that history may well be about to repeat itself. The video is Sam's submission to the CORE Economics challenge and we wish her luck.

Pencil drawing shows banks and speech bubbles
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U3 girls dance, decorate biscuits and take part in trust and co-operation activities

The U3s enjoyed a fantastic day of team building on Friday 21st September. The girls spent the day in their form group, developing friendships as they took part in various activities led by members of staff or sixth formers. 

String of blindfolded girls are led through the woods
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Prof Holly Bridge explains seeing with the brain

For our first enrichment lecture of the year, 30 U5 and Sixth Form girls  were delighted to welcome Professor Holly Bridge from the nearby neurophysiology labs at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Prof Bridge did not study Biology at A Level so was surprised to find herself thoroughly enjoying the research work she carried out on vision and she continued her research from there on. Maya reflects on what she heard below.

Girls sit in science lab watching Prof Holly Bridge
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Millie and Emilia climb three peaks for Breast Cancer Now

Two U5 girls have raised thousands of of pounds for charity by completing an arduous climbing challenge.

Millie and Emilia decided to set themselves the challenge of climbing the three highest peaks in the United Kingdom - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - within just 24 hours.

Millie and Emilia climb up the mountainside
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Girls read a book relating to each letter of the alphabet

Girls and staff took part in a big Summer Reading Challenge this year. They were asked to read as many books by as many different authors as possible and were hugely impressed with the results that came back at the start of the term.

As a school we have read over 1,100 books over Summer - and they are just the ones we know about!

Four girls sit in library in and around sonic chair
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Beth and Lara experience German culture as part of Government programme

Two Headington girls have taken part in a special exchange programme with Germany.

Lara, U5, and Beth, U6, applied for places on the UK German Connection scheme, which is funded by the British and German governments, last year. After submitting application letters, references and essays, both were lucky enough to be chosen from students across Britain to take part in two week funded courses in Germany.

Beth is pictured with her German friends in Germany
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Tips shared on how to get the most out of music practice

On Thursday 13th September we welcomed more than 100 parents and girls to our seminar on how to simplify instrumental and singing practice. The aim of the evening was to talk about some of the pitfalls regularly encountered by busy students and to provide some effective methods to simplify and transform their practice. 

Amy Evett stands at podium with a presentation behind her
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