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October, 2015




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Engineer Jenny inspires RHS girls GIRLS at Redland High School had the privilege of hearing a keynote speech from alumna Jenny Body OBE at their recent annual prize giving ceremony at the Wills Memorial Building. Jenny has worked as a professional engineer in the Aerospace Industry for more than 40 years and was the first ever female president of the Royal Aeronautical Society. She spends much of her time promoting the study of the STEM subjects, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Jenny said: “It is fantastic to return to the school 44 years since I have graduated and see that the girls who study here now are just as enthusiastic, intelligent and generous as ever. “I am honoured to be awarding them prizes for the quality of their characters and their academic achievements. “Redland High gave me an excellent start to my future career, and it is obvious that it is continuing to support girls by giving them the tools they need to set them up for life.” Jenny’s speech will undoubtedly inspire Redland’s young women, many of whom excelled at the STEM subjects this year. Over 80% of all pupils who sat their A Levels at Redland High in 2015 studied at least one STEM subject, and over 70% of

the grades awarded in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and further mathematics were top A*/A grades. Miss Stephanie Ferro, Headmistress at Redland High, said: “Prize giving is always an extremely important event as we take time to recognise the incredible achievements of our girls. “We were honoured to welcome Old Girl Jenny Body OBE to the event, and I feel certain that her incredible achievements in Aeronautics will

See what’s on offer at Orchard open evening ORCHARD’S upcoming open evening will help parents with the important decision of selecting a secondary school for their child. The open evening, on Tuesday October 6, 6.30-8.30pm, provides visitors with a chance to see what fantastic facilities and opportunities the school offers, as well as learn about students’ achievements. A tour will be offered to early arrivals, where guests will be accompanied by Orchard students to areas of the school they wish to see. An exhibition will also be taking place in the main hall, where parents and carers can learn about the school curriculum, Orchard’s pastoral system, enrichment courses and its transition programme. Visitors are then invited to watch a special presentation, where they will hear from head teacher Dr Helen Holman, as well as Orchard’s students ​and staff​. This will start around 6.45pm. Once the presentation is over, Orchard invites people to go on further tours of the school or remain in the exhibition room. Orchard’s open mornings (​September 15, 22 and 29, and O ​ ctober 6,​all at​9am*) also allow children to experience part of a real school day and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere the school prides itself on. *​Please call​0117 377 2000 to arrange an appointment.

further encourage Redland High Girls to reach for the sky.” Redland High School for Girls Opening Morning is on October 17, starting at 9.15am. Contact Admissions Secretary

Sarah Patch on 0117 924 5796 or admissions@redlandhigh. com for more information or to register interest. No appointment necessary.

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Bishopston Voice - October '15  
Bishopston Voice - October '15