Co-Curricular Calling – Third Form ‘Show the Love’, Chess Club and Sixth Form Pancake Races
‘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.’
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.
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’!