Enrichment

More than 60 professionals offer expertise at Careers Fair

On Tuesday 19th March the bi-annual careers fair was held at Headington.   

This involved 65 professionals from the Headington School community giving up their time to talk to Headington girls, giving them valuable advice and insight into different careers. With over 40 different fields of interest, to explore it certainly gave the girls something to think about.

Speaker sat at table address audience of about seven girls standing
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Girls hear from relative of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

On Friday 22nd March, L6 girls heard about the moving plight of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been imprisoned in Iran now for over 1,000 days, despite what campaigners say is lack of any evidence to suggest she is guilty of a crime.

Screengrab of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Amnesty International campaign
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Renowned philosopher makes third visit to Headington's Philosophy Cafe

Girls from both Middle School and Sixth Form were treated to a Philosophy masterclass by Prof A C Grayling from the New College of the Humanities at the Philosophy Café on Thursday 21st March.

Prof AC Grayling addresses audience of girls sitting on chairs
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Vennese and Morgane take part in schools debating contest

Two Headington sixth formers put on an impressive show at the finals day of the prestigious Oxford Union Schools' Debating Competition.

Vennese, Morgane and David are pictured in the Oxford Union
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Girls show off array of talents in show

Girls were treated to a huge array of different talents in an annual event showcasing the many and varied skills of L4 girls.

Each class put forward an individual, a small group and a whole group performance for the L4 Talent Show on Friday 8th February.

Girls carry cardboard cutout of bus with Headington logo
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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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Morgane and Vennese impress at Oxford Union Schools Debating Competition

Headington sixth formers Vennese and Morgane performed brilliantly in the highly competitive regional heat of the Oxford Union Schools Debating Competition.

In their two debates at the event at Magdalen College School they argued for the arming of the police force and for the banning of violent computer games. 

The two L6 debaters were on excellent form against very tough opposition and made it through to the prestigious finals day in March, a really impressive achievement.

Morgane and Vennese are pictured sitting together
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Fantastic achievements recognised in termly assembly

Achievements of every area of school life and beyond were recognised in our termly Cups and Colours assembly.

Academic progress and attainment, achievement in Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport along with house, charitable, outward bound and CCF endeavours were among those recognised.

Millie, Emilia and Ayako hold their cups in front of the Christmas tree
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Girls given insight into the poverty trap with Empathy Action event

On Tuesday 27th November, organisation Empathy Action visited Headington to turn the Main Hall into a 'slum'.

Girls worked in 'families' to create paper bags, using a water and flour mix as glue, their hands the glue brush. They needed to sell these bags to shopkeepers to support their families. If someone was ill, the family wouldn’t survive, if they were too slow, they would feel the wrath of the slum lord and his thugs.

Girls sit in circle on floor making paper bags
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Girls work with real legal professionals to experience a mock trial

The annual mock criminal trial was held on Monday 26th November in the old Crown Court in Oxford County Hall. 

Twelve girls acted as the jury while Catherine, U6, did an excellent job playing the part of the the defendant, while Eliza, U6, and Sasha, L6, were the two witnesses. The jury found the defendant guilty by a unanimous vote, to the surprise of the judge and the lawyers!

Catherine, the defendent, is put on trial
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