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Weekly News Letter 12-10-17

WGGS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 12-10-17

Dear Parents

It is only when I started to note down all the activities that have taken place this week that I began to appreciate just how busy the school has been.

We conservatively estimate about 3 500 people visited the school on Monday evening, for about an hour the queue stretched from reception to the top of Lady’s Close. Families were able to participate in science experiments, sport quotes, play maths games and admire the range of displays. The Art Rooms were a particular feast for the eyes. The Headmistress’ address included contributions from Year 7s about a ‘Day in the Life at WGGS’ to the Head Girls’ Team perspective on joining a girls’ school. My speech endeavoured to outline our characteristics as a school which included; tradition, academic excellence, experience and the individual. My thanks go to all the pupils, staff and parents who supported the school on such an important night.

A group of Sixth Form girls were delighted to host Lorraine Pascale to the school on Monday morning. She gave tips to the girls about confidence and was an inspiring speaker. Then on Thursday morning we have the first of the ‘Harvest Adverts’. Any WGGS pupil will be able to tell you that this rite of passage for many Year 13 pupils involves the appearance of girls dressed as grapes and cereal packets singing about the virtues of bringing in food for the Harvest assembly. It was a loud and fun part of our year.

On Friday 13th the Head Girl Team, in partnership with the Head Boy Team from WGBS will host ‘Fright Night’. With over 180 Year 7 girls and boys, our corridors will reverberate with the sound of music, laugher and maybe even the odd scream. Also on Friday a group of Year 11s will set off on their practice expedition for the Silver Duke of Edinburgh award. Do watch out for girls with heavy rucksacks travelling in groups in the Kings Langley / Berkhamstead area.

Finally I would like to congratulate Abie Hire in Year 8 for her part in the sailing team that came third in the National Sailing Association Team Racing event. An impressive achievement.

Sylvia Tai