Strong London performance from Football teams

Headington School Football Club played two matches away in London Wednesday 6th February at Notting Hill and Ealing School in the Independent School National Cup competition.  

The 1st XI won 3-1 on a quagmire of a pitch that resulted in a scrappy game of Football. Two goals from Christy, one from Annie and a fine penalty save from Phoebe ensured that Headington are still in contention to secure a spot in the semi finals with a win against Oxford High next week.

1st X1 are pictured in Football kit on pitch
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U12 B side perform impressively in St Hugh's tournament

Congratulations go to our U12B Netball team after winning their tournament unbeaten.

The girls took part in the St Hugh's Netball tournament on Wednesday 30th January. Of the six games played, they were unbeaten throughout, winning five and drawing one.

Netball team pose with medals
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Fantastic musicians celebrate Guitar

On Tuesday 5th February, musicians from the Prep and Senior schools joined forces for a sensational concert of Guitar music, led by Guitar teacher Mr Paul Manhood.

Featuring solo performances from Senior girls Numa and Millie and a wide variety of duets and ensembles from all year groups, the audience was treated to everything from 17th century lute music, right through to the latest hits.

Millie performs a Guitar solo
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Concert sees several debut performances

On Tuesday 29th January, musicians from L4 to U5 performed in a fantastic Teatime Concert. A new girl in L5, Hayley, began the evening with a poised performance of 'Playera' by de Sarasate on the violin, followed by Annie, L4, with a spirited rendition of Beethoven's 'Bagatelle in G minor'.

Girls stand in music school holding their instruments
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Golf lessons introduced

The newest sport to be introduced at Headington is Golf.

This term a group of Headington girls started golf lessons at the Oxford Golf Club, formerly known as Southfields.

The girls visit the course weekly and are learning a different range of clubs and shots ready to play on the main course. The lessons are with golf professional Joe Pepperell, whose brother Eddie is ranked inside the worlds top 40 golfers and is the current British Open champion. 

Girls practise putting skills on golf course
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Trip provides Sixth Formers with ideas

On Monday 4th February, the L6 and U6 Art and Fashion/Textiles students went on a trip to both Tate Modern and Tate Britain in London. 

The group enjoyed the permanent collection at the Tate Modern, collecting artist links and inspiration for their projects. They caught the Thames clipper boat up the Thames to the Tate Britain where they found further valuable contextual resources with artists work from 1500 to the present day. 

Students stand in front of entrance to the museum
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Christopher MacLehose is among guests at special event focusing on languages

On Wednesday 30th January, our Languages Ambassadors were joined by pupils from John Mason and Cheney Schools for a taste of life as professional interpreters and translators. 

Christopher MacLehose, the acclaimed champion of translated fiction, regaled pupils with tales of the publishing world. Having brought works translated from over 34 different languages to an English-speaking audience, he was the perfect introduction to the ensuing masterclasses. 

Three girls work together on translation around computer
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Economy students meet Prof Mariana Mazzucato

On Thursday 31st January, six Headington economists went down to the Blavatnik School of Government to listen to Prof Mariana Mazzucato give a talk. 

A distinguished economist, Professor Mazzucato gave a speech about the concept of 'value and purpose' in the economy.  During her talk, she brought up four ongoing economic issues: the disproportionate share of financial sector in economic growth, stagnant growth in industries, the rising concern of environmental issues and the declining role of the State.

Jennifer is pictured with Prof Mazzucato
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Girls win place in national Cross Country finals

Our Cross Country teams were out in force on Thursday 31st January braving the chilly weather at Radley College, the county version of the English Schools Cross Country competition.

There were three age group race categories and the first eight runners back have automatically qualified to represent Oxfordshire at the English Schools Cross Country Finals.

Girls are pictured in their Cross Country gear wearing their numbers
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Bank notes from around the world go on display

A new noticeboard outside Headington's Economics Department has been causing quite a stir. 

The ‘Money Wall’, as it has been described, is made up of banknotes from across the world. Head of Economics Mr George Vlachonikolis said: "Most of the students can’t believe that these banknotes are real.

Noticeboard about 3/4 full of pinned bank notes
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