Want to know the facts and get a clear run down on what happened, have a look at the BBC news website here.
How are we responding here in the UK? Find out here.
The last week has seen some exciting things happening for the Citizenship department.
Weds 4th Nov – Malala Film Screening
The GCSE Citizenship group went to see the new Malala film with Into Film. The girls witnessed a live Q & A hosted by Emma Watson with questions they, and other young people from around the country, had submitted in advance. Malala spoke about her experiences at school here in the UK, the importance of education and why she is a feminist. The girls and Mrs. Bowyer thoroughly enjoyed the film and recommend girls in other years to go and see this important exploration of girls right to an education.
Thurs 4th Nov
High Sherriff Visit
Will David Cameron get the EU reforms he so desperately wants?
Listen to his latest speech here.
The Australian President has claimed Dukes and Knights are out of date.. is this a tradition we should do away with, explore ideas here..
Tuesday morning the new school council reps participated in some training. This was a great opportunity for the school council groups to get together, develop some team building skills and find out how they work together as a group.
Each year group had to build a spaghetti tower using just marshmallows and spaghetti, this tower had to elevate and hold a small stress ball.
After this each group had some time on their year group focus to help improve the school and make it an even better place to learn in. These focuses serve to start the girls off and then ideas from them and their peers will be actioned as the school year progresses.
The year group starter focuses for this year are:
Yr 7: Yr 7 Pupil feedback questionnaire.
Yr 8: Fundraising idea – school council doesn’t have a budget to any ideas we have have to be fundraised for too. With some money in the pot this will be a great help to get things off the ground.
Yr 9: revamp the homework diary competition.
Yr 10: Make the Code of Conduct pupil friendly & manage the SC twitter feed.
Yr 11: Manage the pupil voice page & decide on merit trips.
All school council meetings start back after half term. See the school council page on this site for details.
As the UK prepares for a Chinese state visit read about some of the issues important to the Prince William, which he wishes to raise with China’s president.
First some pics from the vote…
Results are in, the new School Council Reps for 2015-2016 are:
7-1: Libby Collins & Rania Nadeem
7-2: Kitty Diffley & Michelle Rana
7-3: Annabelle & Sarah
7-4: Ramina Radmard & Lavanya Rajendran
7-5: Lois Haworth & Sophie Evans
7-6: Malakia & Rose
7-7: Mila Rontree & Ellie Tongue
8-1: Shreya Doddi & Hafsah Kashif
8-2: Aaditi Agrawal & Amber Thoms
8-3: Millie & Aisha
8-4: Ahona Banerjee & Raavi Sharma
8-5: Cara Firzgerald & Hermoine Aspinall
8-6: Emma & Catherine
8-7: Lucy Bishop & Hrisha Vaiwala
9-1: Zona Ismail & Sanjhana Sivakumar
9-2: Liv Harris & Phoebe Sullivan Jones
9-3: Oliva Nyunt & Maddie Harris
9-4: Holly Morris & Annie Hayton
9-5: Charlotte Wykes & Aisling Reid
9-6: Marnie England & Lucy Cotterrel
9-7: Areeba Gul & Charlotte Bale
10-1: Zahra Khan & Lucy Leaver
10-2: Amy Bass & Alice Gamble
10-3: Christiane Mcguire & Fiona Sawyer
10-4: Alizah Hamid & Emily Robinson
10-5: Maddie Langford & Charlie Barrowcliffe
10-6: Sowmya & Dania
11-1: Erin Pollard & Alycia Anwar
11-2: Imogen Wolstencroft & Florence Hobbs
11-3: Celine Barclay & Katie Helsby
11-4: Ruth O’Hare & Genieve Isherwood
11-5: Daria Radmard & Lea Levi
11-6: Lybah Haider & Beth Armitage
Important notices for School Council reps:
School Council Rep training is on Tues 20th Oct for year 7 -11 council reps in the Hall period 1 & 2. Please arrive after registration at 9.05am.
Meetings will start AFTER HALF TERM – Starting the week beginning Monday 2nd Nov in the glass box in the Library during form time. You do not need to register with your form tutor, I will register you.
Mondays: Year 7 & Year 8
Tuesdays: Year 9
Weds: Exec ( reps tbc)
Thursday: Year 11
Friday: Year 10