Tag: Third Form

 

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‘Show the Love’ for the Third Formers

Third Form student’s artwork will be exhibited in the window of Chandlers Opticians in Godalming High Street over half-term as part of the ‘Show the Love’ initiative highlighting the effects of climate change. After researching artists that explore land art and environments, the girls developed a themed project and final piece based on an environmental issue. For more information about the initiative run in partnership between The Climate Coalition and the WI, please visit theclimatecoalition.org/show-the-love and please do take a look at the artwork over half-term.

Checking-in on Chess Challenge  

Twenty of our chess club players are competing in this year’s UK Schools Chess Challenge, which is split into seven rounds. The first stages of the competition take place internally at school, and after Monday morning’s round three, Third Former Emilia and Fourth Former Carlota are undefeated joint leaders on nine points.  Fourth Former Kate, First Formers Louise and Maddie are all in joint third place on seven points.

Mr Smith says ‘We will continue with round four on Monday 19 February, when the two leaders will play each other.  The girls play a different opponent each week and, as they progress through the competition, they earn badges, gold spots, merits and mascots.  The school champion will receive her trophy and winner’s certificate in the presentation assembly at the end of term and those girls who have performed at a high enough level during the seven rounds will be invited to go forward to the next stage known as the Megafinal in April and May, where they will compete against other local schools. Regional and national rounds follow later in the year.’

Chess Club 2018

 Pancake Day

Pancake Day didn’t ‘crepe’ up on the Sixth Formers, they were ahead of the game as they held their annual Pancake Day race on Thursday! You’d ‘batter’ sit down while I tell you the joint winners were the girls in 6R and 7L.

Sixth-Form-PancakesCareers Talk

In the latest in our series of talks, Head of Careers, Jill Buckley interviewed the accomplished film and stage actress Lauren O’Neil. Lauren spoke vehemently about her path to working full time in the acting profession and shared her experience on how to avoid the pitfalls of show business. She gave the audience some invaluable advice, including the importance of having other skills which can be applied between contracts, for example, Lauren pursues her writing. Thank you Lauren for talking to us from ‘the red chair’!

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‘Show the Love’ for the Third Formers
Third Form student’s artwork will be exhibited in the window of Chandlers Opticians in Godalming High Street over half-term as part of the ‘Show the Love’ initiative highlighting the effects of climate change. After researching artists that explore land art and environments, the girls developed a themed project and final piece based on an environmental issue. For more information about the initiative run in partnership between The Climate Coalition and the WI, please visit theclimatecoalition.org/show-the-love and please do take a look at the artwork over half-term.
Checking-in on Chess Challenge  
Twenty of our chess club players are competing in this year’s UK Schools Chess Challenge, which is split into seven rounds. The first stages of the competition take place internally at school, and after Monday morning’s round three, Third Former Emilia and Fourth Former Carlota are undefeated joint leaders on nine points.  Fourth Former Kate, First Formers Louise and Maddie are all in joint third place on seven points.
Mr Smith says ‘We will continue with round four on Monday 19 February, when the two leaders will play each other.  The girls play a different opponent each week and, as they progress through the competition, they earn badges, gold spots, merits and mascots.  The school champion will receive her trophy and winner’s certificate in the presentation assembly at the end of term and those girls who have performed at a high enough level during the seven rounds will be invited to go forward to the next stage known as the Megafinal in April and May, where they will compete against other local schools. Regional and national rounds follow later in the year.’
Chess Club 2018
 Pancake Day
Pancake Day didn’t ‘crepe’ up on the Sixth Formers, they were ahead of the game as they held their annual Pancake Day race on Thursday! You’d ‘batter’ sit down while I tell you the joint winners were the girls in 6R and 7L.
Sixth-Form-PancakesCareers Talk
In the latest in our series of talks, Head of Careers, Jill Buckley interviewed the accomplished film and stage actress Lauren O’Neil. Lauren spoke vehemently about her path to working full time in the acting profession and shared her experience on how to avoid the pitfalls of show business. She gave the audience some invaluable advice, including the importance of having other skills which can be applied between contracts, for example, Lauren pursues her writing. Thank you Lauren for talking to us from ‘the red chair’!

The Third Form EPQ is an entirely voluntary undertaking where girls are encouraged to engage with a topic they feel passionately about, research further into it, and write an essay of about 1500-3000 words about their findings. This process was begun in October 2016, and finished in June 2017. They have written about a wide variety of subjects: Racism and Christianity in the USA in the 1960s; What makes a successful pop song; How we make decisions; Is sporting achievement the result of nature or nurture; What is identity; and the History of the Barbie doll – which won the prize for outstanding writing and presenting at the closing event to which parents and teachers were invited. It was very hard to distinguish between the entries as they were so varied, and all reflected the original thinking and great writing which are characteristic of PF girls!

Sixth Form EPQ study skills to British Library

Twenty Sixth Form Students travelled to the British Library Research Skills centre yesterday to attend a Digital Research Workshop.  The girls spent time formulating an initial research question and were given advice on how to conduct research on-line with integrity.  A tour of the Library followed with a fascinating section on how to identify the facts from the fake news on-line.