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The Diary

Friday 12th October 2018 Vol. 7 Issue 6

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YEAR 8 NATIONAL BIG BANG VISIT - BECOME A PRESENTER THERE IN YEAR 10! In June 2018, the Science Outreach Team performed at the South West Regional Big Bang, which was held at the University of the West of England. As ever, the team gave truly outstanding performances, some of which were seen on this occasion by the UK Big Bang’s Event Manager. The Event Manager was absolutely blown away by the quality of the demonstrations we gave and could not believe that all the demonstrators came from our Year 10. After some negotiations, the Science Outreach Team have accepted an offer to present at the UK Big Bang – being held at the National Exhibition Centre – in March 2019. We will be giving as many girls in Year 10 and the Lower Sixth the opportunity to present, so keep tuned for the ‘Build up to Birmingham’! The Science Faculty have taken all of Year 8 to visit the UK Big Bang for the past few years and so many of the girls presenting will have visited the event when younger. Mr William, Educational Visits Coordinator, Head of Science Outreach


EUROPEAN ULTIMATE FRISBEE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN POLAND Last weekend Miss Cumberlidge put down her Maths books, picked up her Frisbee and jetted off to Poland for the European Ultimate Frisbee Championships. This competition sees the best club teams from across Europe battle it out for the title of the best team on the continent. Miss Cumberlidge’s team, Bristol Ultimate, qualified for this tournament when they won the UK National Championships in August. Over the weekend the team had the opportunity to play against the best teams from Switzerland, Russia, Czech Republic, Austria and many other countries. A year of hard work and fitness training paid off with the team taking home 10th place and winning the award for the most spirited team. Ultimate Frisbee is a self-refereed sport where the players are responsible for enforcing the rules themselves and any disagreements are discussed between the players involved. This creates an atmosphere of mutual respect and positivity. If you are interested in finding out more about the sport, please ask Miss Cumberlidge! Miss Cumberlidge, Head of Middle School (Year 9)

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YEAR 9'S VISIT TO BRISTOL ZOO On Friday 5th October, Year 9 ventured to Bristol Zoo to delve deeper into their classification topic. The girls had plenty of opportunities to explore the exhibits whilst also attending a workshop on classification. After learning that 97% of living organisms are invertebrates, the girls sorted confiscated artefacts into groups based on Carl Linneas’ hierarchical system. Some brave volunteers held Madagascan hissing cockroaches, classified snakes and were greeted with the pungent smell of a ferret.

Ms Kirby, Head of Biology

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ALICE FINISHING 2ND PLACE IN THE IRISH OPEN SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS! Alice, our new Sixth Former has finished 2nd place in the U18 age category in both the Irish International and the Irish Open Ski Championships, which were raced on two consecutive days. We are so proud of her achievements and wish her all the best in her future! Miss Cooper, Sixth Form Housemistress, LS

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MIRA'S SUCCESS AT THE SOUTH WEST FENCING SENIOR FOIL CHAMPIONSHIPS!

I am pleased to share with you my fencing results at the South West Fencing Senior Foil Championships, which was held at Millfield School! I was fortunate to get a Bronze Medal after 10 vigorous and challenging matches. This is meaningful to me as this is not a competition by age group . In fact, those serious cadet and veteran fencers from the South West region all gathered there for this South West ranking event. The Gold Medalist is a very experienced adult fencer. I am relieved now that I could make it through all the way to the semi-finals, given that I had not taken on any intensive training program prior to this competition. It was worth joining despite that I have got some rough and broken skins on my hand! The fencing piste at the Sports Centre does facilitate my practice. I am really grateful for this facility! I do look forward to more practice at the school piste and participating in even more competitions in order to thrive for continued improvement in my fencing skills. Mira, Lower Sixth

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BIKEABILITY Saturday saw the first Bikeability session of the year, with girls from Bartlett and Junior Day Girls taking part. Despite the cold weather and very wet morning, everybody showed great positivity when tackling the new situations and learning to ride safely. Ms Metcalf, Deputy Housemistress of Bartlett

"It was really good fun. I liked that we learnt about how to tackle T-junctions and I feel safer now. If a car was coming and I wanted to turn right, I would know what to do now.” Sunny, J6 "We rode into Henleaze in a line and it was very helpful. Well worth it.” Anahat, J6 "It was great fun! Even though it was wet!” Elleena, J6

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A WEEKEND OF FOOD, FUN AND FILMS IN SANDERSON! The Boarders had a lovely weekend with an exciting trip to the Chinese supermarket! As well as being able to purchase some delicious food, they also then got together to prepare meals together when they were back in House. On the menu were Thai Green Curry, Tang Yuan, among many other dishes! The Boarders all had a lovely time going shopping and cooking together, reinforcing their friendships. As well as this, the Boarders were delighted to spend some time watching films together in the evening, being able to relax after their week of lessons. Ms Horner, Resident Tutor


FORTHCOMING DATES Saturday 13th October 10:00 - 16:00: Eco Fashion Workshop 15:00 - 17:30: Sixth Form Centre Go-Karting Trip 15:30 - 21:00: Badminton at Henbury Sunday 14th October 14:00 - 16:00: Sanderson & Bartlett Roller Disco 16:00 - 18:00: Sixth Form Centre Sewing and Sushi Making Monday 15th October 09:00 - 16:00: Sixth Form Power Protest and the People event (MShed) 9:15 - 12:30: Y10 Wellbeing and Resilience (remaining pupils) 16:00 - 19:00: Oxford Debating Workshop Tuesday 16th October 08:30 - 13:20: Y10 Outreach (Westbury on Trym)

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Friday 19th October 15:30: Spanish trip to Granada (departs) 12:00: Sixth Form French, Art and History of Art Trip to Paris

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Friday 9th November From 5:30pm on the Lawn Apple bobbing, glow-in-the-dark glitter face-painting and even slime making! Hot dogs and soup, hot drinks and mulled wine - who could resist!


The Diary - Issue 7.6  

Badminton Senior School weekly newsletter

The Diary - Issue 7.6  

Badminton Senior School weekly newsletter