One hundred and twenty former students return to school.

This year's Headingtonians' Day was held on 26 May when 120 former students and staff returned to school.

They gathered for a drinks reception in the school hall where they looked at old photographs and other memorabilia. This was followed by lunch in the dining hall and an opportunity to look around the buildings and grounds. Family members joined the visitors for afternoon tea later in the afternoon.

Headingtonians’ Day, held annually, is a lively and informal get-together designed to keep Headingtonians in touch with each other and the school.

 

U6 biologists have learned to clone cauliflowers - one cauliflower floret was used to produce 20 new cauliflower plantlets!

The girls’ course covers topics such as gene cloning, recombinant DNA technology and the location and sequencing of genes; all exciting topics at the cutting edge.

 


L5 student Rebecca, a boarder in Hillstow House, will have the enviable task of being one of the country’s Olympic torch bearers on July 20.

Eight thousand people will carry the Olympic flame as it journeys across the UK. The London 2012 Organising Committee nominations process for torchbearers took place from May to June last year and selection panels were held around the UK in the autumn. Tens of thousands of nominations were made and each person had to undergo a careful selection process.

The Prep School is excited to present a cheque for £6,605 to the Alzheimer's Society during the school's final presentation assembly today, 22June. The girls will also have the chance to be involved in the choice of charity for next year.

The money for the Alzheimer's Society was raised through activities such as a sponsored read, cake sales and jewel badge sales. Pupils also gathered old jewellery to be exchanged for donations in a year-long campaign called 'bring in your bling'.

Headington finishes in top position.

Headington is the top rowing school in the country after winning four gold, four silver and one bronze medal at the National Schools' Regatta.

We finished ahead of schools including Eton and Radley Colleges and Nottingham Rowing Club, which finished in second position.

Twenty U3 girls and their teachers flew off to Jersey last weekend for a four day art and creative writing tour.

During the trip their activities included sketching medieval murals, a talk on drawing animals, a visit to Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust where they sketched animals from orangutans to lizards, and a visit to La Corbière lighthouse for a talk on Turner and Blake, followed by sketching at the foot of the lighthouse.

In July Headington Bratz competed at Future Cheer International Cheer and Dance Championships in Bournemouth. Thirty two girls from U3 to U5 were pitted against 16 teams from all over the UK, including both all-girl and co-ed teams under the age of 16. 

Philosophy and theology trip for Upper Third.

Students from U3 joined a philosophy and theology trip to Coventry Cathedral on June 20.

Their trip included a 'symbols tour' from a member of the cathedral's educational team and they learned about the history of the cathedral.

Second place for Headington girls.

A team of young riders from Headington has finished in second position in a national show jumping competition.

The girls – Thea, Darci and Eleanor – finished second in the team final at the Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships in July.

Thea also finished in second position in the individual class and Darci finished in sixth position.

Lessons go off timetable for Lower Fourth.

Lessons for L4 went off timetable for two days this week as the girls immersed themselves in the 'Real Game'. 

During the two-day exercise they learned about the financial realities of life and became familiar with gross and net income, budgeting, planning for holidays and events such as redundancy.