Exciting weekend at Longmoor for cadets.

Twenty cadets from Headington’s thriving Combined Cadet Force (CCF) enjoyed one of their most exciting field weekends to date when they visited Longmoor in Hampshire.

The weekend’s activities were planned by senior cadets Georgia and Molly who organised a successful 48-hour exercise. The exercise included orienteering (to locate a ‘suspected enemy’), casualty evacuation, taking grid references, hostage rescue and an ambush.

 

U3 student makes her mark as an ice skater.

U3 student Leticia is making her mark in the world of figure skating and ice dance.

Leticia trains five to six days each week at Oxford Ice Rink and competes in the two competitive ice skating disciplines of figure skating and ice dance.

Lower Fourth students enjoy a geography field trip to Dorset.

Geographers from Lower Fourth set out to explore the Jurassic coastline on Friday 12th October. The girls spent the morning at Lulworth Cove, learning about the formation of the concordant coastline which makes up Lulworth Cove.

Students review two different exhibitions.

Sixth Form artists have visited Tate Britain this month to see two exhibitions - the Pre-Raphaelites and the Turner Prize.

Head of Art and Design and Art History, Mr Taylor, said: “The trip was a good opportunity for the students to review and question the merits of two very different exhibitions and set of artworks.”

Upper Fourth girls finish in runner-up position.

Eighteen students from L4 and U4 enjoyed a successful residential trip to Condover Hall in Shropshire from 12th-14th October.

The weekend was tailor-made exclusively for Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) schools and activities included abseiling for the girls and a coaching clinic for the staff with England netball players Amanda Newton and Sonia Mkoloma (pictured here with L4 girls and Miss Rose). The girls also had the opportunity to ask Amanda Newton questions in an exclusive Q&A session.

Runner Bethany leaves the competition behind.

Congratulations to U3 student Bethany who has succeeded in winning her age class at the British Schools Orienteering Score Championship.

The event was held near Birmingham on Saturday 13th October. Bethany had to plan, run and locate as many controls as possible in 45 minutes, in an area that was a mixture of paths, forest and marsh. She managed to locate 22 controls, one more than her next rival, running about 6 km in the process.

Families donate food items for Oxford day centre.

Thank you to all students and parents who donated food items for our harvest festival collection this term.

It was our best ever collection and all the goods were taken in the school minibus to the Steppin’ Stone Centre in Magdalen Road, Oxford, a day centre providing hot meals, advice and a place of refuge for vulnerably housed people.

Well done to girls in form U5DC who won the prize for collecting the largest amount of food items and to girls in L4VC who won the prize for the best decorated box.

Students find inspiration on the Isle of Wight.

Students from Upper Fifth found inspiration for their English coursework during a weekend of prose and poetry on the Isle of Wight.

During the weekend in September the girls read extracts of prose and poetry appropriate to each place they visited. The trip included visits to Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House (Queen Victoria’s family home) and Sandown Pier. The girls also enjoyed a boat trip around Alum Bay on the island’s dramatic coastline, and poetry readings on the beach by torch light.

The chamber choir sings at Christ Church Cathedral.

Headington’s chamber choir sang evensong in Christ Church Cathedral on Monday 8th October.

The choir spent four weeks preparing to sing in the cathedral for the general public and it was their first event of the year. The chamber choir now has 30 members, eight of whom are new members.

Teams finish in second and third position at county championships.

Well done to our speedy cross country runners who did themselves and the school proud in the Oxfordshire round of the English Schools’ Athletics Association Cross Country Championships.

At the event in Abingdon the junior team was placed in third position and the intermediate team finished in second position.

PE teacher Chloe Trenaman said: “Both teams ran fantastically.”