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May 16th 2019

Intrigue and Exploration at Open Morning

The weekend saw a group of Year 5 girls join Cobham Hall for the afternoon as they discovered more about becoming a Cobham Girl ahead of the School Open Morning on Saturday.

Split into two groups, the girls spent a lesson in Science solving a ‘murder mystery’ using chromatography and fingerprinting to narrow down our shady looking suspects to find the culprit – and some excellent detectives we had too! The girls then spent time with our Artist-in-Residence, Miss Bowdery, to create some fabulous looking unicorns before joining Boarding for a sleepover.

The following morning, sleepy from chatting with new friends into the night, the girls rejoined their families and joined our Open Morning. As always, our guides were wonderful ambassadors for the School, with many complimentary comments from our visitors regarding their knowledge, poise, confidence and attitude.

Our English Department again hosted their Creative Writing competition. This year, the girls were asked to describe their ‘Amazing School’. Head of English Faculty Miss West commented, “We were really impressed with the imagination and vision of all the entries. One popular idea was pets roaming the grounds – perhaps they were describing Cobham! – and lunch machines that delivered whatever you desired.”

Our winners, who each will receive a signed copy the book of their choice by Jo Cotterhill who visited the School earlier in the week, were:

Brontë-Gabriella, who wins 'A Library of Lemons'

Mofe, who wins 'Looking at the Stars', and

Matilda, who wins 'Jelly'.

Miss West also wanted to send a special prize to a highly commended effort by Holly. “Holly impressed us with the kindness in her imagined school,” explained Miss West, “showing great consideration for people of all races, cultures and abilities. As kindness is one of our school values, we particularly wanted to commend her and she will also receive a signed book. Well done all, and we hope to welcome you for more enjoyable English activities at Cobham Hall.” 

During the morning, visitors were able to hear from our Headmistress, Ms Roberts, who spoke about of the importance of choosing the right school, and everything Cobham Hall has to offer. Guests were also incredibly impressed by speeches from Dora in Year 7, and Sarah, our Year 12 Guardian. Dora spoke warmly of the teachers and her extra-curricular activities, and happily explained about the ease of flexi-boarding and how welcoming the Boarders are to Day Girls who stay occasionally. Sarah confirmed the welcoming atmosphere as a full time Boarder herself, and went on to expand on all the opportunities open to Cobham Hall girls.

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