Rebecca Jones Visits Form 6

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Rebecca Jones, Arts Correspondent for the BBC, visited Form 6 on Wednesday 16 November.
She delivered a scintillating workshop on newspaper headlines.  She inspired the girls to discuss and write about current news events.

Form 4 A Netball Team @ Grasshoppers

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The Form 4 A Team took part in the annual Netball Tournament at Grasshoppers RFC on 15 November.

Ten schools entered the competition and were split into two groups of five in a round robin format. We were drawn in a tough group and faced the following opponents.

Ravenscourt Park (4-7 loss)

Falkner House (2-4 loss)

Bassett House (5-0 win)

The Roche (5-0 loss)

 

After a nervous start the team began to settle and gain in confidence. The girls passed accurately and strongly, communicating well as a team. We still need to remember to move forwards and never stand still as this allows our opponents to intercept. The girls defended well and picked up on any mistakes that were made.

 

By the second match we gave our opponents a hard fight and were extremely competitive. Falkner House went on to win the entire event so a 4-2 loss in a very close game was admirable. We were far too strong for Bassett House in our next fixture dominating from start to finish in a comfortable 5-0 victory. The passing, movement and shooting was wonderful to watch.

 

The final match was a little disappointing as the match was a lot closer than the score suggested. However, the girls tried their best throughout and were a credit to the school. They learnt a lot from this experience and should be very proud of their efforts.

 

 

Remembrance Day

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On Friday the 11th of November, Chiswick and Bedford commemorated Remembrance day with two minutes silence. A special wreath that the pupils had made was laid during the Remembrance day service. The school was able to raise £271 for the Poppy Appeal.

Year 5 visit the Globe Theatre

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On Wednesday 18 October, Form 5 visited Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. After an invigorating walk across London’s Millennium Bridge, we were welcomed by Fiona Drummond, a member of the Lively Action team, who showed us the theatre and asked us to imagine what it would have been like to put on a production there in Shakespeare’s time. She then led the girls in an inspirational workshop exploring the plot and characters of “Romeo and Juliet”. After lunch, we watched a demonstration of Elizabethan costume and followed a trail round the exhibition. A visit to the gift shop rounded off an excellent day.

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Downe House Orchestral Day

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On Thursday 13 October, twelve of our young musicians travelled to Downe House in Berkshire to take part in an orchestral fun day entitled “A Day at the Proms”.

They joined 150 children from ten prep schools to form a full symphony orchestra. Rehearsals started at 10am and continued all day, with the children working very hard all together and in smaller groups to perfect their parts.

After a long day, which included a delicious lunch and doughnuts for tea, the orchestra was joined by musicians from Downe House to play in a wonderful concert with music by Handel and Elgar and finishing up with Auld Lang Syne.

A small number of special awards were presented by the Headmistress. The award for Most Promising Masterclass Player was awarded to Amelia Butler. The award for Woodwind Player of the Day was awarded to Mariella Brooke.

Our thanks to the music department at Downe House for a most exciting, challenging and rewarding day.

Brownlee Foundation Mini Triathlon

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Forms 4/5/6 Mini Triathlon – 12 October 2016

20 girls from Forms 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Brownlee Foundation Mini Triathlon at the Park Club on 12 October.

This was an amazing opportunity for everyone as the event was being hosted by Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. These supremely talented brothers are the most successful triathletes of the modern era with Alistair having won gold medals at the last two Olympic Games.

The Brownlee Foundation is committed to giving children all over the UK a positive sporting experience and supporting the development of coaches and teachers in sport.

The girls got to experience all three disciplines starting in the pool. After the swim, a quick transition and they were onto the bikes for two laps around the grounds of the Park Club. The finale was a one lap run of the course. As the competitors crossed the finish line they were presented with a well-deserved medal and goody bag.

The highlight of the afternoon was having a photo with Jonny Brownlee as the team wore their medals with pride.

Well done to the competitors and a big thank you to all the parents who came to support.

Harvest Festival

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On Friday 7th October, the whole school participated in the annual harvest festival celebration, led by Father Edward at St Michael and all Angels Church. In preparation for this, the children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 created harvest hats, which they wore with pride on the day.

All the children donated gifts to the Upper Room charity, which were displayed at the front of the church.

The choir and flute group helped to make this occasion memorable. Thank you to all who helped make this event so special.

Macmillan Cake Sale

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On Friday 30 September Form 6 organised the CBPPS Cake Sale to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The girls and their parents baked a delicious array of cakes which were enjoyed by all the pupils in the main school and the Nursery. Thank you to everyone- we raised an impressive £517.73

Jeans for Genes Day

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On Friday 30th September CBPP School participated in Jeans for Genes day.

We would like to thank everyone for attending, it was great to see everyone in their jeans!
We managed to raise a total of £342. 

All classes had a pair of jeans to decorate as part of a school wide competition. Congratulations to Year 5 for designing the best pair of jeans, with Reception S coming in a close second. 

Well done to everyone involved and thank you for your support.

More photos to follow.

Global Goals

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During the week of 18th September 2016, CBPPS took part in the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’, to support the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These ambitious goals aim to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years: to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change. This year’s focus is on gender equality. The Form Six girls presented the 17 goals during assembly and children learnt more about these goals in their P.S.H.E. lessons.

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