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  • County 3rd place for U16s

    Published 18/12/16
    The U16’s were in action at the County Hockey Tournament yesterday. The girls did extremely well, coming third overall, narrowly missing out on second place in a nerve racking penalty flick competition with The Leys. Katie Roe was awarded our player of the tournament and Julie Nash was awarded most improved, a tight call as the whole team played really well.
    
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  • Year 9 celebrate dia de la hispanidad

    Published 18/12/16
    October 12 is Día de la Hispanidad and in Spain Columbus's discovery of America is celebrated. Year 9 Spanish students looked at this discovery from the point of view of Spain and the Latin American countries. They wrote about his voyages, what he brought back to Spain and the effect of Europeans in the Americas. They also enjoyed making a Columbus puppet!
    
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  • Netball victory vs St Mary's

    Published 18/12/16
    On a windswept Monday, two teams of brave individuals took to the netball court for a local derby that no-one was to take lightly. After months of training in the off-season, committing to practices several times a week, the U16 A and B teams faced St. Mary’s. Two visiting Year 10s helped to bolster the numbers in the B team and players showed determination and put up a valiant fight, losing narrowly 17 - 14. The A team showed commitment above and beyond the call, throwing themselves into every interception and pressuring the opposition to turn the ball over time and again. They will wear their scrapes and bruises with pride. Their attacking moves were fluid and the ball moved to the goal in seconds, where player of the match Lucy Fell displayed finesse and used her ever-growing repertoire of positional tactics to score; the win was a convincing 20 - 13. Although the netball season does not officially start until next term, there was a real sense in both games that the girls had dedicated themselves to train hard and they played extremely well.
    
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  • Adventurous learning for Year 9

    Published 18/12/16

    On Wednesday 5 October 2011, all Year 9 had the opportunity to take part in an Adventure Day at the Mepal Outdoor Centre. The day was designed to provide the girls with the Outdoor Education which is part of their Physical Education curriculum. The experience was not only fun for the students but it is also helped developed their confidence, enhance their inter-personal skills and teambuilding skills.

    The students participated in three sessions throughout the day, one water activity and two land based activities. These activities included; sailing, kayaking, rock climbing, raft-building, team building challenges, fencing, target shooting and trust trail.

    The day was a huge success and fun was had by all (including the teachers who capsized their own sailing boat!).
    
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  • Year 7 tackle the cosmos

    Published 18/12/16
    On Thursday 6 October the whole of Year 7 worked on a creative project with the theme “Cosmos”. This was a cross-curricular venture involving Art, Classics, Design, Geography, Music and Science. The year group was divided into six groups and given the opportunity to develop their ideas and produce some creative responses to the theme.
    
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  • Try our language quiz

    Published 18/12/16

    We love languages… do you?

    There has been quite a buzz today in school over the European Day of Languages which is celebrated today across Europe. A special languages quiz was held in the canteen at short break and students were asked to identify a range of languages, including Afrikaans, Gaelic, Urdu and Zulu. There was a huge amount of interest and focused concentration. Unfortunately there could only be one winner… correct entries were entered into a prize draw to be picked at random by Miss Kelleher. Anavi Prakash 7H has won and will be awarded her £20 gift voucher in assembly tomorrow morning.

    Congratulations to her!

    Fancy trying out your linguistic skills? Have a look at the questions below:

     

    

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  • Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl

    Published 18/12/16

    Mark Twain tried to learn German when he visited the German city of Heidelberg towards the end of his life. The complexities of the language led him to lovingly call German an awful language.

    In Mark Twain's honour, the beginners German class is not only doing the longest numbers in German (including 999,999) but also some of the longest words in the German language

    Here are some examples below
    • Zusammengehörigkeitsgefühl – feeling of belonging together
    • Betäubungsmittelverschreibungsverordnung -regulation requiring a prescription for an anesthetic
    • Bezirksschornsteinfegermeister – Head district chimney sweep
    • Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebs werkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft - association of subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services
    • Rechtsschutzversicherungs gesellschaften - legal protection insurance companies
    • Rindfleischetikettierungsüber wachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz - beef labelling regulation & delegation of supervision law
    
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  • New dance studio unveiled

    Published 18/12/16
    A complete transformation of the old gym has created a fantastic dance studio at the Senior School.
    
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  • Exploration soc build up camp

    Published 18/12/16

    Summit team prove up to the task with an evening of fish and firelighting.

    Friday evening ... on the menu ... fish with herbs and butter cooked on an open fire, wrapped in paper to preserve the freshness (soak the paper if you try it at home otherwise the fish become part of the fire!). The only snag is that you have to make the fire from scratch with no matches. Well, admittedly it was the first attempt for the Exploration Society Summit Expedition Team and it was pouring with rain which didn't help! So, after a good few attempts and, yes, there might have been a match involved, the fire did light! Definitely fun. Definitely the first step on the way to the Sweden expedition where it will all have to be done for real.

    
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  • Michaelhouse concert, 20th January

    Published 18/12/16

    Michaelhouse_Window.jpg  MUSIC FOR VOCAL DUET

    •   Caccini: Ave Maria
    •   Purcell: Sound the trumpet
    •   Vivaldi: Laudamus te
    •   Regney and Shane: Do you hear what I hear?
    •   Delibes: Flower duet from Lakmé
    •   Andersson, Rice and Ulvaeus: I know him so well

      Rosie Shennan and Louisa Scott

      ADMISSION FREE (retiring collection)

      Next concert: Friday 3 February

    
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  • St Trinian's creator dies

    Published 18/12/16
    Ronald Searle creator of St Trinian's has died in France aged 91.  A letter from Ronald Searle to the School Librarian confirms that Perse Girls was partly the inspiration for St Trinian’s.  Tricia Kelleher, Principal, has been interviewed by BBC Look East about the St Trinian's connection for broadcast on tonight's programme. 
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  • Michaelhouse Concert showcases Chinese guzheng

    Published 18/12/16
    The first lunchtime concert of the new year will be on Friday 6 January at 12.30 pm in Michaelhouse Chapel. It will feature music for a Chinese instrument called the guzheng, played by Hannah Brock (Year 8). Do come and hear this fabulous instrument in a wonderful venue!
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  • Carol concert marks end of term

    Published 18/12/16

    Yesterday afternoon, our Carol Service at Great St Mary’s, attended by students from Year 5 to Upper 6, as well as by former students, parents, staff and governors, was a lovely occasion for all members of our school community to come together at Christmas.  The retiring collection raised £650, to be split equally between the local homeless charity WinterComfort and Barnardo's and I would like to thank everyone for their generosity.

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  • Classics success

    Published 18/12/16

    The atmosphere was intense at the annual Classical Reading Competition held at the Perse Upper School on Tuesday. Jessica Stewart emerged victorious after a passionate and highly involving rendition of a section of humorous love poetry by Ovid. Similarly successful was Jessie See, whose account of the meeting between Achilles and King Priam was both chilling and emotive. Lily James and Naomi Gardom also distinguished themselves by declaiming Cicero in an authentically oratorical manner. The competition in the Intermediate round was equally fierce; Imogen Grant and Miranda Davies both triumphed after vivid deliveries of a section of Virgil’s Aeneid, and Lavinia Abell and Anna Dutka continued the Ciceronian theme with a scandalous episode from defence of Caelius. While our success in the competition was considerable, more enriching was the experience of attempting to get inside the mind of the Classical writer.

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  • U16s win county netball crown

    Published 18/12/16

    On Thursday, 1 December a talented squad of Year 11s became County Champions in the National Schools Netball Tournament in Peterborough. 

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  • Recorder players live on BBC Radio

    Published 18/12/16

    A number of our recorder players, from both the Junior and Senior Schools, were interviewed and performed live this morning on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. They are taking part in a new children’s opera, The owl who was afraid of the dark, which is being performed for the first time tomorrow evening at Great St Mary’s Church, starting at 7.00 pm.

    The radio show can be heard on ‘listen again’ for the next seven days: visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00ln4f5, click on ‘listen now’, and the relevant part of the programme starts at about 2’ 23”. 

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  • Michaelhouse Concert

    Published 18/12/16
    Engels Nachtegaeltje Theme and variations (Jacob van Eyck)
    Olivia Petryszak
    Movement 2 from Concerto in F (Guiseppe Sammartini)
    Amelia Brasnett
    Prelude & English Dance from Suite for recorder and string orchestra (Gordon Jacob)
    Yasmine Suman-Chauhan
    Movement 1, Allegro from Concerto da Camera (Georg Philip Telemann)
    Olivia Petryszak
    Galliarde Samuel Scheidt
    Movement 3, Leicht und Munter from Chorishes Quintet (Hans Ulrich Staeps)
    Susato Enemble: Hannah Black, Amelia Brasnett, Lotte Coppieters,
    Olivia Petryszak, Yasmine Suman-Chauhan
    Ralph Woodward – Piano
    ADMISSION FREE (retiring collection)
    Next concert: Friday 2 December
    Music for Piano Solo and Piano Duet
    
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  • 2013 South Africa hockey tour

    Published 18/12/16

    Plans for the 2013 South Africa Hockey Tour were launched last night. It should be a fantastic tour. If anyone could not make the information meeting please email Mrs Maclean to receive further details.

    For more details click here.

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