the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
How are EHS girls keeping busy?
27 January 2017
At EHS we provide a wide range of opportunities for stretch and challenge as we are keen to encourage girls to further their learning in class as well as to improve their knowledge beyond the standard curriculum. We have a variety of extra-curricular activities on offer, as well as specific activities within subject departments, aimed at broadening horizons and extending learning.
We work hard to develop resilience in our girls so that they are not afraid to try something new, push themselves that little bit further and tackle unfamiliar or challenging work. Our Key Stage 3 Thinking Skills club proved very popular last term and will be continuing this term.
Although we are only three weeks into the Spring Term Senior School students have already had the opportunity to get involved in the following enrichment activities:
- Swimming Masterclass led by Mark Foster
- a Particle Physics Workshop
- WE Day Workshops
- Wasps Netball Masterclass at the Ricoh Arena
- the Big Quiz at University of Birmingham, testing their knowledge of Physics
- the BMCA January Lecture on Cicero at University of Birmingham
- ESU Debating Competition
- Oxford Debating Competition
- World Challenge Launch Information Evening
Last week, our Leadership Team introduced the school to their ‘Friday News Round Up’ initiative with a display of the top Headlines from the week being projected as girls came into Assembly. It was an interesting week to launch their idea with the inauguration of Donald Trump, the Italian avalanche and the increased use of drones in society.
For a list of the activities currently on offer from each department and whole school opportunities, please click on the link below.
You may wish to discuss this with your daughter to find out what opportunities she has enjoyed recently. If you have any questions regarding our range of opportunities on offer and our Stretch and Challenge provision please email our Able, Gifted and Talented co-ordinator, Mrs Johnson.