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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

GSA sports tournament a success

29 June 2018

Last weekend, a group of Year 7 pupils travelled down to Kent to participate in a GSA Rounders and Cricket Tournament. Despite a five-and-a-half-hour journey on the M25 (!) the girls arrived in good spirits and were excited to explore the facilities at Grosvenor Hall.

Saturday was the day of the rounders tournament and alarms were set extra early to ensure the EHS hair salon could cater for all braid requests. The tournament was an excellent standard and the girls competed well against schools such as Godolphin and Latymer, Manor and Blackheath. A number of teachers and GSA staff commented on our fielding ability; it was pleasing to see that the hard work in lessons had paid off. On Saturday evening we were invited to have a go on the 3G Big Swing, a giant swing where pupils could choose the height they were released from. After the tears, laughter and hilarious videos, the 3G Big Swing is definitely an experience the girls will not forget. 

The cricket tournament started early on Sunday morning and although nervous, the team were looking forwards to competing. Led by captain Amy Blackledge, the girls performed fantastically with the highest score being 346 - 220. The girls demonstrated excellent communication skills whilst fielding throughout the tournament and a special mention must go to Tea Ilic who scored back-to-back sixes in one over. 

The girls participated in the trip with an outstanding attitude both on and off the field. We are looking forward to exploring our cricket talents further next year. 

Miss Royce and Miss Jacks
 

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