Tag: Community

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Relatives Day March 2018

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Thursday’s Relatives Day was a great success, the First Formers welcomed over 160 of their relations into school for a personal tour and tea. It was heartening to see many of the girls and their grandparents and other family members exploring the beautiful AppArt sculptures in the Rose Garden. For many of the relatives, it was the first opportunity they have had to visit the school, and it was plain to see that they cherished being shown around by their special tour guides. We received some super feedback, one parent wrote ‘I just wanted to email in to thank you very much for organising Relatives Day.  My mother, who lives alone, called me when she returned home to tell me how much she had enjoyed the day.  She also remarked how the school had such a lovely atmosphere and that everyone was so friendly and she feels comfort knowing our daughter is in such an environment.  The day meant a lot to her as I am sure it did to other grandparents’.

 

In this morning’s assembly, Deric Quaile, President of the Guildford Lions Club presented seven of the girls with their Young Leaders in Service awards, taking the number of awards completed by pupils at the school to 12. Well done to Sixth Formers Bethan, Katie, Holly G, Jinyan, Emma, Wing Sze and Chloe!

The girls did a variety of activities including one to one respite for disabled children, teaching French and Chinese as foreign languages, marshaling at park runs, assisting in the school library, undertaking voluntary work in charity shops, and supervising junior boarding.

The Lions Young Leaders in Service Awards (also known as YLiS) recognise young people between the ages of 11 and 18 for their community service in a 12-month period. They receive a Bronze (up to 50 hours), Silver (up to 100 hours) or Gold (100 or more hours) award. This is an internationally recognised award and encourages young people to volunteer their time to help others in their community.

 

We had an exciting start to the week with the arrival of sculptures of all shapes and sizes in the Rose Garden, as AppArt prepares for its grand opening of the full exhibition on 30 March. In the meantime, we have been privileged to welcome children from a few local primary schools this week to enjoy the sculpture trail in our beautiful grounds. Some of the visiting children also enjoyed taking part in a workshop run by our Art Department where they made some beautiful armatures – wire sculptures of simple shapes such as a Maple Leaf, shell, flowers and birds.

AppArt 2018

 

 

 

 

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The boarders worked hard on Sunday to make the day special for some members of a local church Primetime group who were our VIP guests for lunch on Mother’s Day. The boarders decorated tables, served the guests a delicious roast dinner and spent time talking with the special visitors.  Great fun was had by all!

 

 

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The boarders worked hard on Sunday to make the day special for some members of a local church Primetime group who were our VIP guests for lunch on Mother’s Day. The boarders decorated tables, served the guests a delicious roast dinner and spent time talking with the special visitors.  Great fun was had by all!