Student Congratulations September 2015
Date posted: 11/09/15
Congratulations to the following girls who have achieved successes in and out of school this month.
Katharine farmer (Old Girl)
Congratulations to Katharine will be making her full professional directorial debut at the St James Theatre in London Victoria with a 5 week run of the UK Premiere of ‘Pig Farm’, by the Tony Award winning American writer, Greg Kotis. The show (poster below) is a dark simmering comedy and runs from 21 October to 21 November 2015.
Katharine said “I had the very good fortune to attend the school from 2004 to 2009. Indeed, my time at the school was entirely pivotal in fuelling my love of learning and in particular my love of theatre which, in turn, lead me on to studying Theatre Studies at The University of Warwick a few years later. Since my graduation in May 2014, I have been truly blessed with some lucky breaks as I have pursued my professional career as a theatre director.”
Well done Katharine!
Fiona Green (old Girl)
Congratulations to Fiona Green, an Old Girl, who performed a one-woman show at The Pheasantry in Kensington on 2 September.
Elysia Warner (Old Girl)
Congratulations to Elysia Warner who is appearing on BBC 2’s University Challenge show airing on Monday 28 September 2015 representing Clare College, University of Cambridge where she is currently studying Chinese Studies.
Sophie springate (Lower Sixth)
Congratulations to Sophie who won the Years 10-11 (15-16 years) category at the Society of Head’s national composition competition this summer.
Sophie said “I wrote pop song ‘Love’s a Game’ in the latter part of my Music GCSE course. I decided to take a risk with it and chose it as one of my two compositional submissions, replacing an orchestral piece I had been working on. Funnily enough, I only entered my pop song in the Society of Heads competition because I couldn’t find the sheet music to my other piece! So t came as such a lovely surprise to find out something had become of it in our first lesson back! I’m really enjoying getting my teeth into AS Level Music, and look forward to composing more pop songs in the future!
Natasha Corkerton-Purchas (Year 10)
Congratulations to Natasha who won a silver medal in the pole vault at the Nationals in Bedford on the 29th August. Well done Natasha!
Peanut Meekings (Year 8)
Congratulations to Peanut was part of the winning Crawley Athletics U13 team who took the Under 13 League title on 5th September. Peanut won both of her sections for the javelin and shot helping the team to an impressive League win. Well done to Peanut and everyone on the team who have all worked so hard this season!
Peanut ended a busy season with a double win in the shot and javelin at Havant Athletics Club’s Open Event in Portsmouth on 12 September. She threw a new personal best in the javelin with a throw of just over 28metres to end the season on a real high.
Maths Trail Winners
Congratulations to Olivia Milton and Abbie Mordecai (Year 6 – front row left to right) and Bethany Barnes, Emma Binns and Trista Li (Year 7 – back row left to right) who were well-deserved winners of the Maths Trail which took place around the school grounds on the 10 September.
Juniors & Seniors’ Netball & Hockey camp
Congratulations to a group of Junior & Senior girls who took part in their annual Sapphires week-long netball and hockey camp over the summer break. The girls (pictured below) had a brilliant week of coaching leading up to games and tournaments including their own Netball World Cup. Well done girls!