Georgia is British Biathlon Champ
In exciting sports news this week, Year 8 athlete Georgia Robertson was crowned the 2017 British Champion in the U13 girls’ Modern Biathlon, with Pentathlon GB international stars Sarah Collin and Myles Pillage presenting the awards.
Stan and Mabel and the Race to Space!
On 21 November, the Year 2 girls enjoyed visiting the Crucible Theatre to take part in a schools concert hosted by Music in the Round.
Electro-Acoustic Composition Day for Year 5
Girls from Mrs Pooley’s class in Year 5 were lucky enough to be chosen to be part of an electro-acoustic event at the University of Sheffield in November. Along with pupils from St Theresa's, St Joseph's and Rainbow Forge schools, they learned how everyday sounds could be manipulated to create music.
Classical Stories for Year 7
Wednesday 22 November was an exciting day for Year 7, when the school hall was transformed into a mysterious, dark place, and a travelling storyteller came to tell us the Greek tale of Perseus and Medusa.
Students get Airtime with Award Winning Writer Sally
Award winning comedian and writer Sally Cancello joined eleven enthusiastic Year 12 students as part of the ‘Young Professionals’ Challenge’ to create content ahead of the launch of a brand new national radio station, the Women’s Radio Station, in January 2018.
Brainwaves in Psychology
As part of their Biopsychology topic, Year 12 Psychology students are studying various ways of looking at brain activity, and on 10 November, they were treated to an amazing view inside a fellow student’s brain, when they visited the Psychology Department at Sheffield Hallam University.
Megan makes the Final Cut in the PwC National Schools Employability Challenge
Excited Economics student Megan Jones in Year 13 has made it through to the final of the National Schools Employability Challenge, competing for sought-after placements with PwC, a major consulting firm. Megan was in the top ten October entrants in the UK and overall there will be 60 students at the national finals which are due to take place in London on 26 March 2018.
Twenty Experts make Interview Workshops a Real Challenge
Saturday morning at Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form was very much like a scene out of 'The Apprentice' this week. Forty students arrived impeccably presented in ‘business dress’ to take part in the annual Interview Workshop event, organised this year by Mr Spick, Head of Year 13.
An Acoustic Night, on Thursday 9 November, showcasing the talents of our singers and songwriters marked the beginning of this term’s music concerts and celebrations. Girls from Year 8 to Year 12 performed as soloists or bands and their talents were inspiring.
The Wonders of Pompeii and Herculaneum
Our Classics department spent the beginning of October half term exploring the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Sixteen girls from years 11, 12 and 13 accompanied by Mrs Fryer, Miss Fforde and Ms Gray saw some amazing sights, visiting the beautiful National Archaeological Museum in Naples, where they saw artefacts rescued and restored from the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum and then travelling to the ‘lost city’ of Herculaneum itself, which was ‘fascinating and rather scary’.