Mrs Teasdale reports ‘The Third Form Food classes held their MasterChef Heats last Friday. They were set the task to design and make a healthy, well balanced two course meal that satisfied the government’s current dietary guidelines. The standard of work was superb and I am delighted to announce that our next two contestants for the final in June are Third Former Ella L, who made her own pesto topped salmon served with couscous and vegetables followed by high protein chocolate pancakes, and Third Former Georgia S who made a superb Panang chicken with rice and stir-fried vegetables which she served with vegetarian spring rolls and dipping sauces. Fabulous cooking and two very well deserved winners. Congratulations!’
There was a good turnout for Monday’s careers talk as Fleur Holcroft spoke about her role as a Media Communications Producer. She imparted excellent advice to the girls, and encouraged them to seek out a mentor and offer guidance to other girls who would benefit from their support. As well as talking about her specific career path, she also made frequent reference to essential employability and life skills.
As with all the careers talks this year, it was a very inspiring and insightful session with nuggets of gold for those considering their options or career choices.
First Former Lily was celebrating victory in the latest heat of Prior’s Field Masterchef Competition, with her charcoal, pesto, sundried tomato and mozzarella bread swirls.
The following students, selected to take part in Surrey Hockey Academies: U13 Lions – Second Former Ila; U13 Panthers – First Former Annabelle and Second Former Alice; U14 Lions – Second Former Elle; U14 Panthers – Second Former Evelyn; U17 Lower Sixth Former Rebecca; GK Academy – First Former Hannah and Second Former Emily. Director of Sport, Miss Fernandes says, ‘Huge congratulations on being selected! It is a fantastic achievement to be a part of this elite hockey.’
First Former Christina, who recently came first in the girls U13s in the Lord Wandsworth HRR Cross Country Series in Hook; she also competed for her club in the very competitive Newbury Border League at Lightwater Country Park, coming 7th in the girls U13. Christina and Third Former Eliza both recently attended an endurance workshop for gifted athletes by Surrey County Schools, receiving advice and training from top coaches and a talk from Charlotte Purdue, European Cross Country Champion.
Second Former Romana, who competed in a Grade 1 tennis tournament in Bolton during half term, holding her own against a top 8 player in the U14 age category. One of 8 girls currently short-listed for 5 places on the GB U14 national team, Romana and Director of Prior’s Field’s tennis academy Jorge Martin Munoz met with former British number 1, now U14 GB National Tennis Coach, Katie O’Brien at school on Tuesday, reviewing Romana’s coaching, fitness and nutrition programme and demonstrating – to highly positive feedback – how this is balanced with academic demands.
Head Chef Ricky Adlington this week received Chartwells’ Gold Whisk Award, recognising the highest level of achievement in craft skills, training and kitchen business management.
Everyone who contributed to the Latin Department’s Spooktacular Bake Sale just before half term; Mrs Page received a thank you this week from the Disasters Emergency Committee for the fantastic £160 raised for the emergency appeal for people fleeing Myanmar.