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  • Cloud Busting: 2020 Junior Drama Production

    Published 14/02/20

    This week, Year 8 and 9 performed Cloudbusting. Written by Malorie Blackman, it is a tale of friendship and individuality and centres around an unlikely friendship between the two protagonists. When Davey arrives at a new school he immediately becomes the target of Sam, the school bully. However, after Davey pulls Sam out of the way of a speeding car, a friendship blossoms yet he is too afraid to admit his new friendship and ignores Davey whilst with his other friends. Then, when Davy is hospitalised after an attack goes too far his class learns an important lesson about identity when he leaves the school. 

    Overall, the play was a really enjoyable experience. It was really exciting to work with such an amazing cast and we were able to experiment with a wide range of new drama techniques. We were inspired by styles of theatre, such as Frantic Assembly which allowed us to create a very physical piece. The fact that the cast didn’t leave the stage throughout the play added an extra level of difficulty, but we enjoyed the challenge.

    I would like to thank Mr Whyld on behalf of the cast for such an enjoyable experience as well as Tom, the rest of tech and the premises team for helping to put on such an amazing show!

    Daisy, Year 9

    View more photographs of the production in our image gallery.

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorations

    Published 03/02/20

    As part of our Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations, a group of Year 12 students led an assembly reflecting on this year's theme, 'Standing Together'.

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  • Guest speaker: Lauren Murrell

    Published 31/01/20

    On Thursday, pupils in Years 11, 12 and 13 attended a talk from Lauren Murrell, a former pupil of Miss Venditti's (Senior Deputy Head), about her perseverance through the hardships and her resilience in the face of adversity.

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  • Law Society mock trial team moves on to national finals

    Published 28/01/20

    On Saturday 25 January, the Law Society's mock trial team, fifteen strong, competed in the Young Citizens' advocacy competition for independent schools at the Inner London Crown Court.

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  • New Headmistress's Blog Post: Remembering the Holocaust

    Published 27/01/20

    'I want to go on living even after I am dead…’ said Anne Frank in her diary.

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  • Law Society Visit Garden Court Chambers

    Published 23/01/20

    On Monday, ten girls from our Law Society who are involved in the forthcoming Young Citizens' mock trial competition visited Garden Court Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn in order to gain some expertise on how to compose a successful case for a criminal trial.

    Whilst there, we met with Amanda Weston QC, a leading barrister in public and administrative law. She gave us some valuable advice and tactics - not least about framing questioning around the burden of proof - which was incredibly helpful in our preparation. Thank you to Mr FitzGerald for organising such a useful visit. Fingers crossed for the competition on Saturday!

    Maia, Year 11

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  • City Girls in Science Day

    Published 21/01/20

    On Friday 17 January, Year 8 took part in City Girls in Science Day which forms part of the Careers Department's offer to help students learn more about work and opportunities after school.

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  • RAG (raising and giving) Week

    Published 20/01/20

    Last week, the Sixth Form Mission Committee and Mission Reps from each form organised various fundraising events in aid of Street Child and the Australian Red Cross. These included an Australian themed bake sale for the fires, Mr and Mrs teacher pairs, Bingo with Mr Morley, City's Got Talent and University Challenge.

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  • Year 7 Trip to the Tower of London

    Published 17/01/20

    On Tuesday afternoon, we visited the Tower of London and were tasked with completeing a question sheet. The first question was about the castle’s defensive features - the castle is concentric, meaning it has two or more curtain walls; the inner wall is higher than the outer and can be defended from it. Even if you got past the moat and the outer wall, you would find yourself in the ‘death hole’ as you were attacked from the inner wall!

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  • Annual VEX IQ Robotics Competition

    Published 16/01/20

    The Annual Robotics Competition took place at in the school hall on Wednesday 15 February. This year, 14 teams of roboteers competed for places at the National Finals to be held in Telford in March. Over 80 students, from both the Prep Department and Years 7-9, had spent two terms building their robot to participate in a predefined challenge.

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  • Wordsworth on Wordsworth

    Published 15/01/20

    On Monday 13 January, LitSoc and other eager English students were lucky enough to receive a talk from Sam Wordsworth, a descendant of William Wordsworth. He immediately won us over with some delicious gingerbread from the Cumbrian village of Grasmere, in which Wordsworth lived for 14 years.

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  • English Schools National Cross Country Cup Finals

    Published 09/12/19

    This weekend saw the English Schools National Cross Country Cup Finals take place in Sheffield. City had two teams qualify, the junior girls (Year 7 and 8) and the inter girls (Year 9 and 10). City had fought off competition in two previous rounds to get to the finals, making us one of the top 26 schools in the country for cross country. In total, over 400 schools had entered the competition so to reach the final is a fantastic feat in itself.


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