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Friday 8th July 2022

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Activities Week
Isle of Wight
A range of mixed year groups attended the Isle of Wight with Mr Hegarty supported by several members of staff. They all arrived in blazing sunshine, happily located at Tapnell Farm and the sun continued to shine all week. Each year group were allocated a range of tasks suitable for their age group and then they often came together for collective tasks like aqua park, bell bathing, leadership challenges and a range of physical games, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Perhaps the most popular highlight was the accommodation, which was basically the high end of glamping! Tents with showers, toilets and verandas with eco-cabins for many – so comfort for all.

It was a fantastic week and went a long way towards shaking off the Covid-blues! Refreshed and reinvigorated they are all now looking forward to a summer break with an exciting new term on the horizon.
Horse Riding in the Lake District
Pupils from Years 7 - 10 ventured to the Lake District once again for an intensive week of horse riding. Pupils learnt how to take-up their ponies, care for their needs such as learn how to feed them, groom them, and handle them. They learnt about horse-passports, parts of the horse, and how best to keep them safe and healthy.

Pupils rode twice a day, and learnt how to perfect their rising trot, canter and pole and jump work. The scenery was idyllic, and the sound, or lack there of in the evenings was incredible! All in all, a wonderful experience for all involved. Thank you to Miss Calderwood and Mr Rodriguez for taking them on such a wonderful trip. Can't wait till next year! 

For more images of the trip, watch this video: https://youtu.be/s4N_GYM8YlY
London-based Trips
Day 1: On Monday the groups started the day with a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum which was followed by a pinic lunch in the V&A garden. Later on, pupils returned to school for an afternoon of screen printing with the Art department.

Day 2: On Tuesday, the group took a walking tour of the Thames. They began at Borough Market as the stalls set up for the day, then walked down past the Globe theatre to the Tate Modern. Here they all went on a scavenger hunt around floors 3 and 4, collecting information about the art work for a small prize. The group then had a picnic lunch outside the gallery facing the river, then embarked on a longer walk along the South Bank to Vauxhall. This took in St Pauls' Cathedral, Waterloo Bridge, the London Eye and a contemplation of the Covid Memorial Wall. The day then ended feeding goats and ducks at Vauxhall City Farm.


Day 3: A good time was had by all on Wednesday. The day started off at the Escape Rooms in King's Cross, where the group got into three teams to see which one could escape first. The winning team belonged to Mr Millard and Dr James but they needed help, so they weren't that good! After this, everyone walked along the canal to Granary Square where they had something to eat and drink while watching a bit of Wimbledon on a huge screen they had kindly erected for Mrs Tunnicliffe. Everyone then made their way back to Hyde Park, where they were able to relax and have ice cream before heading back to school.

Day 4: Thursday's activities saw pupils visit the Tiffany Collection at the Saatchi Gallery and end with an afternoon boating on the Serpentine.

Day 5: The final day... Pupils went on a trip to London Mithraeum and City, exploring trees and public artwork. They then returned to school in the afternoon to prepare a presentation for assembly on Monday to share what they had been up to with the rest of the school. 
Work Experience
Jemima (L6th) and Georgia (L6th) spent their work experience week trailing the rest of Year 12 and filming what their peers were learning on their work experience... we look forward to their final video in September!
Summer Concert
On Tuesday evening our School presented their annual Summer Concert. This year it was held at Our Lady of Victories, High St Kensington. It was wonderful to have the whole-school music community work together, and collaborate towards an outstanding culmination of musical excellence. We were presented with lovely performances from students in Years 7 through to 12. The development in the student's confidence was evident, and each one was poised and expressive. Ana in Year 10 sang a brilliant rendition of Maybe This Time from Cabaret, which showed a brilliant continuous crescendo from the very start all the way through to the strong belt at the end. Clemmie in Year 12 rendition of Burn from Hamilton was excellent. Her handling of sonority was expertly communicated, and the final high-belt section was sung with much expression and was driven by the text. Key Stage 3 Choir sang a three part rendition of Don't Stop Believing by Journey. The beginning was well-blended, and the harmonies were pleasing to listen to. The Junior Chamber Choir sang a moving rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water, again in three parts. It was impressive that each of the students sang with confidence, and clearly knew their parts very well indeed. The Senior Chamber Choir sang contrasting repertoire; Cantique de Jean Racine by Fauré, and Man in the Mirror by Jackson. Botn were fantastic! They followed their conductor, Miss Calderwood and had lovely dynamic shaping in both of the pieces.

All in all, a wonderful way to finish the term, and the students should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved this year. 
House Entertainment
We ended the year once again with our More House tradition of House Entertainment. This year's theme was music through the decades. Each House was given a decade, Walsingham the 70s, Santiago the 80s, Canterbury the 90s and Iona the '00s. The courtyard was filled with fun and laughter by both pupils and staff... a fabulous way to end such a busy year.

Congratulations to Canterbury who were crowned House Entertainment winners!
House of the Year
Walsingham
Congratulations to Walsingham who won this year's House of the Year.
Travel Safety
Travel Safety Tips when Travelling in London over the Summer

Please visit: https://www.instructables.com/Basic-Street-Safety-for-Women/ to read about basic street safety for women. We recommend parents go through this with their daughters at home.

Here are some additional tips we recommend:
 
1. Put the British Transport Police number in your phone. 61016 - text or call for non-emergency concerns
  • You want to tell about an incident that has already happened
  • You want to tell us about issues affecting your rail journey or local station
However, do not forget to Call 999 in an emergency
  • A crime is happening
  • Someone suspected of a crime is nearby
  • Someone or you is injured, being threatened or in danger 
 
2. Regulate your airdrop function

Turn your airdrop function to contacts only. Otherwise, you are vulnerable to receive messages, photos and videos from people you do not know.
If you have any queries relating to wellbeing, please get in touch with Mrs Garwood (Senior Teacher: PSHE and Student Wellbeing): lagarwood@morehousemail.org.uk.
Creative Leadership Ethical Enterprise Programme (CLEEP)
CLEEP (Creative Leadership Ethical Enterprise Programme) is a Sixth Form programme designed to enable Year 12 students to develop skillsets in ethical leadership, social and creative enterprise, supporting their community, building practical experience, acquiring (and putting into practice) knowledge and understanding designed to optimise and facilitate their future directions and next steps.
 
Working with other schools and with leading industry dragons, CLEEP will provide skills and opportunities to showcase their achievements.
 
Accreditation in CLEEP can be at Bronze (after Term 2, Silver, after Term 3 or Gold after Term 4 (by Year 13 Christmas) Standard and can be used to support CVs and UCAS applications.
 
Watch this space!
Careers & Work Experience
Holy Trinity's Arts & Crafts Festival 2022
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Upcoming Dates

2nd September | New Pupil Induction

5th September | Autumn Term begins

7th September | Whole School Information Evening

9th September | Mass of Welcome
Happy Birthday!

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

Francesca (L6th)
Ilse (U6th)
Lina (U6th)
Charlotte (L6th)
Lexi (11A)
Julia (11A)
Farrukha (8A)
Summer Rowing Courses
Fulham Reach Boat Club are running summer rowing courses throughout the summer and they still have a limited number of spaces left.
 
The courses run Monday to Friday and last for an hour and 45 minutes each day. For those new to the sport, they are an excellent way to start their rowing career. They will be in a boat with 2/3 other people and a coach who will teach them over the course of the week how to row. It will be a lot of fun.
 
They will also be running improver courses as well for those who have rowed before. These courses will really help progress and improve the rowing skills.
 
The courses cost £200 for the week and the money raised will go towards helping the club run.
 
If you would like more details and to register your interest please visit this link https://forms.gle/rdwwNcMq9fwV6m1y6 .
Spirit & Truth
Prayer

Send us out, O Lord, to rest and refreshment
with thankful hearts for all the blessings of this year.
Guide those returning safely back;
guide those leaving gently onwards. 
May Our Lady and St Thomas More pray for us:
until we meet again, and always. 
 
God Be With You Till We Meet Again - YouTube

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