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    Potions, Ice and Fire for Junior Scientists

    Pupils from eight local primary and prep schools joined us on Monday for an exciting day of experiments in our annual Junior Science Challenge. The pupils formed 14 teams to work their way through a series of challenges, helped by our LVI Chemists and Biologists, which started with ‘Potions’, where they had to carry out a

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    Physics Olympics

    Last week, four Year II girls, along with Head of Physics, Mr Grainger, set off to St Peter’s School to compete in a Physics Olympics event. Sydney Elwers (Year II) tells us about their challenging day: “Isobel Yorke, Allegra Riley-Smith, Eleanor Hutchinson and myself formed a team to take part in the Physics Olympics. When

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    Election Insight

    As soon as the snap election was announced, we began campaigning and leafleting, and then applied to the electoral commission to observe the count for York Outer and York Central. On the day of the election, straight after our Politics AS examination, which seemed very fitting, we headed off to York armed with energy drinks for what

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    Business is Sweet

    Last Tuesday, nine Lower Sixth Form Business students, Mrs Nadin, and Mrs Rhodes visited Pecan Deluxe in Sherburn in Elmet. Pecan Deluxe is a successful family owned business currently operating in West Yorkshire, Thailand and Texas.  In the next few years, they are hoping to expand into the South American market. We were greeted by Graham,

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    LVI Geography Fieldwork

    Last weekend saw the LVI Geographers depart for Stratford to undertake work for their Independent Investigations. The girls spent Friday evening taking in the surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and reminding themselves of how different the area had been before the widespread regeneration project. The accommodation built for the athletes has now been

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    Roman Activity Day

    Last Friday Year I girls had a taste of life in the Roman Army, when they received a visit from the soldiers of the Sixth Legion. Evelyn Cox, Charlotte Grandage and Alice Hustler (Year I) share their thoughts on the unique experience… “My favourite thing was trying the helmets on and grinding the flour with the

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    Please don’t ask…I am fine.

    As part of her EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), Cherry Yeung, LVI, has recently produced an excellent piece of work on Schizophrenia entitled ‘Schizophrenia: please don’t ask…I am fine.’ As part of her project Cherry has chosen to raise money for BasicNeeds, an international non-government organisation working to improve the lives of people with mental illness and

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    Year IV’s Business Trip

    Year IV recently went on a trip to Leeds to experience and learn about two different businesses. First we visited Perry Clothing, a textiles company. Here we viewed all of the different materials and machines used in a textiles business. Perry Clothing make school uniforms for independent schools, particularly the blazers and they also make

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    Year IV Humanities Trip

    26 Year IV girls recently ventured to Edgbaston High School for a Humanities day, the idea of which was to give the girls the opportunity to consider a range of disciplines and careers available to those interested in pursuing Humanities beyond School. The day revolved around workshops and lectures based on a range of different

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    Senior Team Maths Challenge National Final

    Last week the Sixth Form Mathematics team (Ena Chang, Ivy Sun, Tina Jiang and Helen Zhang) and I boarded an early train, and headed for London and the national final of the Senior Maths Challenge. The team had qualified as best runner up in the regional heat, and joined 87 other teams at the grandiose, if a