ISSUE 106 EASTER
National Small Schools Lacrosse Champions For the second year running...
From the Headmistress Spring is certainly in the air here at St George’s; there is beautiful blossom and buds are sprouting on the trees. During the last few days of term the school was bathed in lovely sunshine as the girls enjoyed spending time outside in the grounds. Throughout this last half of term I have been impressed with how many girls, when given the opportunity and supported by our dedicated staff, go above and beyond what could be expected of them. After busy rehearsal schedules, we have been treated to high quality performances at the final two House Parties, in drama productions and most recently in our tightly-contested Inter-House Music Competition. We have also seen further success in the Young Enterprise Scheme which is supported by high profile businesses. This is a fantastic example of the girls acquiring ‘real life’ skills and experiences to take with them in their lives beyond St George’s. Many girls also give a huge amount to training and representing the school in sport each week. We have had many fixtures and tournaments for netball and lacrosse, with a great deal of success, especially at senior level, but also showcasing some promising talent coming up through the school. The First XII Lacrosse team won the National Small Schools Tournament for the second year running and the First VII Netball team came second at the St Helen's and St Katherine’s tournament and won The Abbey Fastnet tournament, both coming up against strong opposition. I am delighted that the committed Upper Sixth girls
who have played their final netball and lacrosse matches for the school, and set such a good example, end on a real high. In recent weeks we have had a number of exciting trips including a long weekend with the History department in Berlin, and training for the Sixth Form expedition to the wilds of Borneo in July. In addition, our two Third Year girls, Georgia and Olivia, have embraced everything on offer at school in Australia for a term as part of our exchange programme. The Model United Nations programme is flourishing and broadening horizons as well as debating skills, and the girls involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme have shown grit and determination, most notably on recent expeditions. We are very proud of two girls, Georgina and Sarah, who have achieved their prestigious Gold Awards. With public exams looming for many girls, I wish everyone a restful and productive Easter break and look forward to seeing the girls refreshed and ready to embrace the Summer term. Mrs. E Hewer Headmistress