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Ms Hagerty
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Leavers' Drinks
Class of 2021
On Friday evening the staff gathered to bid farewell to the Upper Sixth for their Graduation Drinks. It was a lovely opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Upper Sixth. Parents joined us via Google meets and Mrs Leach even popped in to say goodbye. We wish the graduating class all the best and look forward to warmly welcoming them back for Rounders Day next week!
History of Art & Art Trip
Year 11 and 13 History of Art and Art trip had a great time yesterday at the V&A looking at the Rodin sculptures, Islamic, Japanese and Chinese collections.

They then travelled to the Fulham Pottery Café and took inspiration from their morning’s research to inspire a piece of ceramic painting.
Activities Week

This week More House girls have been enjoying themselves on a range of activities. Year 7 have been in the Isle of Wight with Mrs Brett, some of Year 7 and 8 have been horse riding in the Lake District with Miss Calderwood and Year 9 and 10 have been off with Miss Inchenko on the Duke of Edinburgh. For those that stayed in London, there were plenty of activities to get involved in, from Clip 'n Climb, Hyde Park, Zumba, the Science Museum and more.

Here are a few snapshots of what the girls have been up to this week. Watch out for more details in next week's newsletter.
Isle of Wight
Horse Riding
Duke of Edinburgh
London based Activities
Lower Sixth Work Experience
This week the Lower Sixth were out on work experience. They were all up to amazing and varied things, and we’ve loved hearing from them about all the new things they’ve been trying! 
 
“I listened into to several meetings and wrote notes about what happened in each. I also learnt how to find the target audience for a certain product and learnt about the designing processes of a product.”

Daphne (Marketing and product development) 
 
“Today has been quite eventful, I am helping organise an event that's happening this Friday so have been viewing venues, my boss asked me to take some notes and arrange a few things, take a few photos and need to write a report by the end of today.”

- Tala (The Good Faith Partnership) 

“My first day was good, the exams and exhibitions are happening next week so this week is mainly planning and preparing. I assisted with taking measurements and fitting frames into places and contributing ideas of what to include and how to present it in the exhibition.”

- Nadia (The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts) 

“Today I started researching and calling different companies for my mum which she can use for ethically importing and exporting rough gems. It is quite a complicated process as different countries have different regulations, which is why my mum wanted me to work for her business and understand the process of how a product is moved. By doing this I’m learning how to communicate with talking to other companies to find out more about the process, and I’m also learning to understand how trade works, as well as practising reading legal documents which will help me in the future especially if I want to do something business related.”

Nicole (Luxury jewellers)
School Production - 28th June
Beyond the Beaten Path...

Keep an eye out for the link which will be emailed out to all parents on Monday 28th June to join the interactive production which premieres at 6.30pm that evening.

Venture if you dare, into the enchanted forest where you are bound to meet an array of extraordinary and unexpected creatures and characters... you must keep your wits about you!


We do hope you and your family enjoy it!
50th Anniversary Celebration - 29th June
More House School marks fifty years on Pont Street!

As you know, we had to postpone our St Thomas More Day and 50th Anniversary celebrations due to the wet weather. The event will now take place on Tuesday 29th June.
 
The timings for the day remain as follows:
 
Tuesday 29th June - St Thomas More Day at Battersea Park
ORDER OF EVENTS
 
9.00 Virtual Mass: A link will be sent out if parents wish to join us for this.
10.00 Students will leave school by coach to Battersea Park to play rounders.
12.30pm Break for lunch (lunch will be provided for all students)
13.00 PARENTS AND GUESTS ARRIVE: Rounders finals
13.30 Refreshments will be served for parents and additional guests
14.30 Screening of our Anniversary Concert on a big screen at Battersea Park!
15.45
Screening ends.
16.30 Event ends. 
More Summer - A summer school in Art, Music and Drama
 
More House is delighted to be launching its own summer school in Art, Music and Drama for 10 to 13-year-old children from 26th to 30th July 2021.

What?
More Summer is a week long summer school inviting children aged 10 – 13 from More House and other local schools to take part in Art, Music and Drama workshops, making the most of the school’s central London location.

Specialist practitioners will facilitate creative and engaging workshops, and the whole enterprise will be run by More House sixth formers as a small business, teaching them valuable skills in areas such as finance, marketing, operations and administration.

How?
This year’s theme will be Street Art and Performance. Think Banksy meets the Edinburgh Fringe! Street art, street theatre and street music will be explored and all work produced will have that theme. While some workshops might take place inside, the majority will utilise the courtyard and other locations around More House’s central London position. Social distancing will be implemented in all workshops and external visits.

Why?
Our Summer school is a wonderful team building event that will give your daughters an opportunity to meet girls who are joining us in September, other More House pupils and children from local schools. The course is open to girls and boys of all abilities and levels of experience.


To Book:
Note: Numbers and group sizes will be limited, so please click on the button below to register interest for your child to attend More Summer.

You will then be contacted by the More House team with further details and costings for the week.
Register now for More Summer
Enrichment
Enrichment Events this term:

Year 8 - Mufti Day - 30th June
The How To Academy

Mary Ann Sieghart Meets Cherie Blair
The Authority Gap
Monday 19th July 2021

Why do we still take male authority more seriously – and what can we do about it? Mary Ann Sieghart and Cherie Blair explore the pervasive gender bias at work in our everyday lives.

Tickets & Info

Mary Portas – How To Thrive in the New Kindness Economy
In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes
Tuesday 20th July 2021

In 2021, it’s not only possible to build healthy businesses that do less bad and add more good – it’s a commercial imperative. Mary Portas is here to show us how.
Tickets & Info


An Evening With Martin Offiah
In Conversation With Matthew Stadlen
Wednesday 21st July 2021

One of the greatest rugby players of all time and a legend in his own lifetime, Martin Offiah joins us with stories from his life and career, tips for building a winning mindset, and advocacy for the green revolution.
Tickets & Info

How to Die Well
Rankin and Guests
Thursday 29th July 2021

Legendary photographer Rankin brings together leading thinkers to explore the difficult but crucial conversations around the inevitable – from digital afterlives to death across cultures.
Tickets & Info


For a full list of upcoming events click here.
Careers & Work Experience Opportunities
On Friday 2nd July Young Professionals will be hosting their Law Virtual Work Experience event alongside Charles Russell Speechlys, Browne Jacobson and the University of Law
 
Law Virtual Work Experience:
Friday 2nd July, 9am - 4pm
  • An insight to law, different departments and areas of work (including non law routes)
  • Networking opportunities and being added to a fast track list for in person events when safe to do so 
  • Breakout rooms with solicitors in talking about different areas of law
  • Panel discussion and a real world project for you to work on! 
  • Client relationships and winning new business
  • Workshops & interactive sessions
Open to students in Y10 , Y11, Y12, Y13 & Y14 + University students 
 
Application Link: https://www.research.net/r/Law-VWEX
 
They have limited spaces so book soon to secure your place.
If you have any queries relating to careers, please get in touch with our Careers Coordinator, Mr Benskin: wbenskin@morehousemail.org.uk.
Upcoming Dates

28th June | School Production, 'Beyond the Beaten Path' (6.30pm - online)

29th June | St Thomas More Day & 50th Anniversary Celebrations

30th June | Summer Concert (7.30pm) Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street

1st July | Term Ends (noon)

6th September | Autumn Term Begins
Happy Birthday!

We would like to wish a happy birthday to the following pupils who celebrate their birthday this week...


Zeena (11B)
Lizzie (U6th)
Aurora (7A)
Raya (U6th)
Genevieve (U6th)
Athena (10A)
Spirit & Truth
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