June 28th 2019
Final Week of Term
The last week of term is Curriculum Enhancement Week, where girls come off their usual timetable and take part in a variety of enrichment activities.
At the start of the week, the majority of Year 9 headed out on their Qualifying Expedition for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Meanwhile, Year 12 were spending time on their Extended Project Qualification and Personal Statements. There were a few outings for some Sixth Formers, as Politics students, joined by some Year 11 girls planning to take Politics at A Level, headed to a conference in Canterbury. English A Level students attended a ‘Poets of the Decade’ conference and for all Year 12 girls, there was the opportunity to join Head of Sixth Form Mrs Thompson for lunch in Cobham village.
Whilst Year 10 undertook work experience, girls in other Year Groups enjoyed activities both in and out of school. As well as a Model United Nations Conference, a trip to Eastbourne for Tennis pupils, a Samba Workshop and a wealth of other activities, highlights of the week included a performance by Quantum Theatre of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Lady Darnley’s Garden, a world tour through dance in the Gilt Hall, and a cross-curricular scavenger hunt organised by Geography teachers Mrs Keys and Mrs Kipling. The scavenger hunt saw several zones set up around the School with each zone containing four hidden QR codes. These contained a Science question, a Geography question, a Maths question and a clue to the next zone. Each answer corresponded to a number on a grid. The winners were the first to get all answers, work out the total for each subject and calculate the average.
Our Intensive English Summer Programme girls were also able to join in, with a series of cultural visits to local sites of historical interest, including Chartwell, Rochester and Knole, where the girls got to dress up in Tudor clothing.