Once again an enthusiastic group of year 8 students experienced the adventure and challenge of the year 8 residential trip. This year it was 39 apprehensive girls who arrived at the Old Vicarage activity centre for 3 days of fun.
Straight off the bus the girls were into the action carrying out an orienteering challenge on the 27 acre site. Over the three days everyone tried Climbing, Abseiling, Zip Wire, Rifle Shooting, Horse Riding, Jacob’s Ladder, Leap of Faith and Canoeing. Some hardy souls even threw themselves into the lake to round off the water activity!
Everyone had a great time and many pushed themselves further than they thought possible in many of the activities.
Sadly it was all over too quickly and it was with heavy hearts that everyone boarded the coach home.
The school has been visiting Stottesden for the past 16 years. Unfortunately due to the centre changing its business model away from schools this will be our final visit there. I know that many pupils and staff past and present have fantastic, lifelong memories of this trip.
There will be a trip for next year’s year 8s and Mr Smith is currently busy trying to find a venue that will provide the same level of challenge, adventure and fun.
Congratulations to all the pupils selected to perform in the forthcoming production of A Christmas Carol. Watch this space for more news about this exciting event!
Thank you to our year 9 pupils who have volunteered to support readers at Cofton Primary School and to our year 11 "ARnties " for the one to one support they have given to year 8 using the Accelerated Reader Programme.
The school recently commissioned a report on the curriculum from a Quality Mark inspector. It was heartening to see that in the overall summary of all the schools visited that Turves Green Girls' School was identified as a model of good practice for literacy across the curriculum.
Dr Felderhof, representing the Schools Advisory Council on Religious Education, visited the school on 21 October. He left with a favourable impression of our pupils and staff and we thank him for his positive comments regarding the teaching of RE in our school.
A big thank you to all the parents and pupils who attended Support Your Daughter evening for our year 7s on 21 October. Your comments and support were greatly appreciated.
Well done to the pupils selected to appear in a flash mob for Children in Need. Tune in to see them perform on BBC1 - Friday evening 13 November.
A leadership award has been launched with all year 8 students to recognise the wonderful leadership qualities of our pupils and to prepare them for opportunities to lead in upper school. The award is called ‘Leading by Example’ and students have to collect evidence for at least ten things on the list of 15 to gain the award by the end of the year.
Things they are working towards achieving include ‘ Organise a charity event in your year group’, ‘Collect 150 merits in a school term’, ‘Be an effective school monitor on three occasions’ and ‘Represent a school sports team on at least three occasions’. Each student has a leadership booklet in their planners with all 15 things they can achieve.
Lots of girls have already made a great start by being an effective guide on the school’s open evening. We were so pleased to see so many year 8 pupils represent our school in this way and making a wonderful start towards becoming excellent leaders.
On Friday 2nd October, Y11 GCSE Fine Art pupils visited Liverpool galleries.
We visited two galleries during the day. We started at The Walker where we were able to see the John Moores Prize-winners exhibition and a special exhibition of modern and contemporary British painting called ‘Reality’, which brings together over 50 works celebrating the strength of British painting, with some of the best and most influential artists of the last 60 years.
After lunch we finished off at Tate Liverpool. It was a great opportunity for pupils to gain inspiration for their mock exam project from seeing first-hand such a wide variety of painting and sculpture.
Images below from ‘Reality’ at The Walker, Liverpool, until 29th November.
Last Wednesday saw the first family learning day of the year. We had a good turn out and we look forward to seeing parents/pupils again on Wednesday 7th October!
Family learning is a programme run by the school aimed at helping parents/carers to support their child's education, focusing on numeracy and literacy. Parents work with staff before being joined by their daughters to work on numeracy and literacy activities together.
Parents and carers are also given the opportunity to sit further qualifications like functional maths/English through Bournville College.
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