Enrichment

Girls enjoy full immersion experience in Barcelona

During half term, 29 L5 and U5 Hispanists spent one week in sunny Barcelona enjoying a full immersion experience.

They stayed with their exchange partners’ families, experiencing real daily life in Spain while improving their Spanish skills and they even spent one day attending lessons in school, shadowing their exchange partner.

Group of girls stand outside Barcelona landscape
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Short trip to France gives girls French practice

L5 girls had a full-on programme of French activities in the sun for our second trip to Montpellier, France.The group spent five nights and six days in sunny Montpellier where the sun was shining for us every day with temperatures rising up to 27 degrees. Quel plaisir!

Girls stand in front of the ocean on the beach
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Variety of activities to celebrate Languages at Headington

To celebrate the diversity of culture and languages spoken by the Headington community, we held our annual languages fair this week. 

Over 200 Year 5s and 6s, U3s and L4s tried their hand at pétanque, dressed in traditional costume, took part in quizzes and danced to music from around the world. 

Four girls stand in uniform wearing berets holding pétanque balls
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Ashmolean Museum provides inspiration for Classicists

U5 girls taking GCSE Classical Civilisation and Ancient Greek visited the Ashmolean Musuem, Oxford to explore the Greek and Roman Galleries. 

Girls were able to see how Gods and Goddesses were represented on pottery, view the reconstructed Mycenaean Palaces as well examine first-hand the replica metopes of Hercules from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia and the Augustus Prima Porta statue.

Girls stand in front of statue mimicking the statue's pose
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Natural History Museum provides artistic inspiration

On Tuesday 16th October, U4 girls explored a vast range of specimens from the Natural History Museum's extensive collection.

Girls were able to make observational drawings from the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit, some of which were collected by Charles Darwin himself. Other points of interest were some decoratively carved bones (suggesting early cannibalism!) and a CAT scan of a bees brain.

Girls stand on steps in front of Natural History Museum
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Range of emotions explored in ambitious musical programme

On Wednesday 10th October, GCSE and A Level musicians visited the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre to watch the London Philharmonic Orchestra play a programme of Sibelius, Dvorak and Bartok.

London Philharmonic Orchestra set up in the Royal Festival Hall
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Scholars work with RSC theatre expert

On Sunday 7th October, 14 Drama Scholars, from U3 to U6, took part in a professional theatre workshop with Michael Corbidge, the Senior Voice and Text Associate of the Royal Shakespeare Company and theatre lecturer at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance. 

Using several Shakespearean monologues, they focused on a variety of techniques to enhance their delivery of text, their clarity of voice, their intonation and their understanding of how to perform the complex punctuation of Shakespeare. 

Girls stand in theatre taking part in dramatic scenes
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Dragons, Chinese characters, food and traditional dress bring cultures closer

Girls took part in a lovely moment of cultural exchange in Geography.

In L4 girls complete a unit on China during the Autumn Term. To bring the unit to life and closer to experiencing China, a group of our Chinese students wanted to share their culture with the non-Chinese students - dress, traditions, food and a writing session. They even had a dragon.

One girl wearing dragon costume stands next to girl in traditional Chinese dress
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Society is inspired by Economics theory

A new Economics Society has been launched - known as the Doughnut Club.  

The Doughnut Club is the brainchild of U6 girls Allison and Zara. Together they were inspired by the book 'Doughnut Economics' by Oxford Professor Kate Raworth, which offers an alternative model for analysing economic problems.

Large number of girls sit at desks in classroom
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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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