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  • A Level History Visit to Barber-Surgeon Hall

    Published 26/02/20

    A level historians studying the Early Tudors were fortunate to be able to have a private view of a Holbein portrait of Henry VIII at Barber-Surgeons' Hall. Although Holbein's depiction of Henry VIII is the one that defines our perception of him, the Barbers' portrait is one of the few images of Henry which is known to be partly in his own hand. The blackened bottom left of the painting is where it was damaged in the Great Fire of London.

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  • Biology Students Visit Nobel Prize Winning Lab

    Published 19/02/20

    During half term, three biology students spent a day at the Target Discovery Lab in Oxford, a Nobel Prize winning lab, researching the role of hypoxia in cancer.

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  • Giulia Awarded Prestigious Tennis Cup

    Published 18/02/20

    Year 9 pupil Giulia has been awarded the Jean Thirlwall Endeavour Cup by Surrey Tennis. This very prestigious award is presented to the Surrey junior girl player who has shown the most consistent effort and commitment through the year (Surrey is the one of the UK Counties with the highest density of junior players, so this adds even more significance to the award).

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  • 2020 Ski Trip to Norway

    Published 17/02/20

    On 13 February, 50 girls and five teachers set off to Norway on the annual CLSG school ski trip. The flight to Oslo took just over two hours, followed by a five hour transfer on a funky double decker coach to the small skiing village of Geilo. It was a long first day’s travel, and when we arrived we were all very tired but the next morning we woke up early, eager to start skiing.

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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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  • Colton Memorial Lecture

    Published 07/02/20

    On Wednesday, Carrie Gracie, ex-BBC China Editor, gave our annual Colton Memorial Lecture, in memory of former Headmistress Gladys Colton. Ms Gracie’s incisive and absorbing lecture focused on Chinese society from 1950s to the present day.

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  • Model United Nations Conference

    Published 06/02/20

    On Tuesday, Year 9 participated in CLSG's first Model UN conference which started with talks by three influential speakers, who are all working in fields that are trying to solve the climate crisis. These talks gave us loads of great facts and statistics to aid us in our debates later on. We were split into groups of eight and allocated a country; some groups were developed nations like China, while others were countries who are being hardest hit by climate change, like Ethiopia and Madagascar.

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  • Year 11 Trip to the Troy Exhibition

    Published 05/02/20

    On Monday 3 February, Year 11 took a trip to the British Museum to see the critically acclaimed Troy exhibition. Because a central part of our GCSE Latin literature course is studying the works of Virgil, this exhibition proved most useful and fascinating in helping us deepen our contextual knowledge around the Trojan War.

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  • Chinese Trip to the BFI

    Published 04/02/20

    On Wednesday 29 January, the Chinese students from Year 8 went to the British Film Institute for a day to participate in an interactive workshop. We learnt how to write an array of characters to do with the film industry, and answered questions about many Chinese films.

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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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