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Views from the Head

Ms Hagerty
Head

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More Summer - A summer school in Art, Music and Drama
 
Firstly, a thank you to all parents and carers for your keen and continuing interest in More Summer Creative Arts Camp.
 
More Summer is designed to be an enriching experience and a wonderful opportunity for your child to explore their enthusiasm and creativity at More House School. It is aimed at children of 10-13 years, and the whole enterprise is being run by a number of Lower Sixth students at the school, teaching us key skills in project management, finance, marketing and much more!
 
More Summer will offer a number of interactive workshops specialising in the fields of art, music and drama, where students will be able to work, collaborate and explore with our highly qualified and passionate teaching staff. This is a great opportunity for your child to develop skills in the arts, and to stimulate their imagination alongside their peers in a friendly and caring environment.
 
The theme this year is Street Art and Performance, so your child will have the opportunity to explore street art through graffiti and pavement art workshops, and street performance of both Music and Drama. Sessions will take place in our Hall, Drama Studio and courtyard, as well as outside in the local area of Knightsbridge and Belgravia. 
 
We are delighted to announce that More Summer will take place from Monday 26th July to Friday 30th July. The scheduled classes are between 10.00am and 3.00pm, and the cost will be £250 for the week, or £50 per day.
 
More Summer T-shirts will be provided and your child will be given a certificate of accomplishment if they are an active participant for the whole week.
 
To book a place for your child, please complete the google form using the button below.

Payment of £250 should be made by bank transfer to the following account, stating your child’s surname and More Summer as a reference:

More House Trust Ltd
Account number: 07223900
Sort Code: 180002
 
On receipt of your form and payment, your child’s place will be confirmed and further information sent out in due course. We look forward to seeing your child as a participant. 
 
Kind Regards, 
More Summer 
Creative Arts Camp


For further information please email: office@morehousemail.org.uk
Book now for More Summer
Heads Up!
Click on the video above to watch Ms Hagerty's recent Heads Up interview with Scholato.
Activities Week
Isle of Wight

For the week of 21 to 25 June, 22 Year 7 girls and 4 very brave teachers embarked on an adventure to the Isle of Wight. With a schedule jam-packed with adrenaline inducing activities, it was an awesome experience. Once we had set up our rooms, the first activity was archery, which proved very entertaining. Highlights for the rest of the week include the 3G swing, zip lining, abseiling, climbing and the leap of faith! The girls embraced these challenges with courage and resilience whilst offering each other support and encouragement.

We also spent two fantastic afternoons on the beach. Beach adventuring gave the girls the chance to paddle, search the rock pools for sea creatures and try out face painting using the chalk rocks at the base of the cliffs. Bodyboarding was the favourite for many girls and after a series of water-based games, the girls tried to catch the very small waves back to shore.

The girls were complimented by all the instructors on their impeccable manners and on their positive attitudes. Well done to each girl for making it such a memorable time away. A very big thank you must go to the accompanying staff: Miss Gunner, Ms Stojanvic, Mrs Mazewski and Mrs Brett.

Horse Riding in the Lake District
Wonderful memories were forged on this unforgettable trip to Witherslack Equestrian Centre in the heart of the Lake District. The pupils, Ms Reid and Ms Calderwood gallantly departed from More House School on Monday morning and took the train from Euston, Northbound. Even the lovely scenery we witnessed on the train could not prepare us for how truly spectacular the scenery was in the heart of the Lake District. Rolling hills, lakes, beautiful countrified walks, green grass and open hearty local smiles greeted us. Amidst the beauty was real physical labour as the pupils rose early, caught in their ponies from the field, brushed, tacked and prepared the ponies for their lessons. Lessons in the mornings and afternoons were expertly guided by Maisie. The pupils’ horse riding prowess has advanced significantly and many pupils have discovered a new found passion. Even the intermittent rain could not dampen the spirits and the horse riding continued with fervour. Evening activities consisted of painting/drawing, evening walks by the lake, hurdles, sack-race and other fun outdoor competitions. Needless to say, by bedtime and after hot chocolate, lights went out quickly as sheer exhaustion filled the space. The pupils certainly will not forget their Northern Irish wake-up call by Ms Reid as they could hear the dulcet tones of her ‘Rise and Shine, ladies’, and a new day was had.

All in all, this was a magical trip and the pupils had such a wonderful time being one with nature. We look forward to many more adventures such as this one.

A big thank you to staff and pupils who facilitated this trip.
Duke of Edinburgh
Years 9, 10 and 11 had a wet, wild and cold week away, but those 40 students can now be very proud they’ve completed their Bronze expedition. Well done girls!
London based Activities

Here is what the pupils who stayed in London got up to...

Monday: Clip 'n Climb & a sports competition

Tuesday: A trip to the Rose Garden in Hyde Park & a Zumba class

Wednesday: A treasure hunt in Hyde Park & a trip to the Science Museum

Thursday: Adventures in Westminster, including Green Park, St James Park, the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square & St Martin-in-the-Fields

Friday: Trip to Greenwich Park including the cable car & golf
Lower Sixth Work Experience
During activities week many of our Lower Sixth students spent 5 days completing their work experience placements in a number of different workplaces and in a wide variety of industries.  We had placements completed at The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts, Hyperoptics, Investec, Christ Church School Chelsea, Good Faith Partnership and Halo Coffee and it was very encouraging to hear about all the positive experiences that our students had along with the tasks they undertook and how they represented themselves and the school in such a pro-active and professional way.
 
Here are some insights into our students' experiences and what they got up to:
 
"Nicole was very good - more than good, on time and efficient" - Sutton and Epsom Rugby Club
 
"I saw Amba helping out at a family therapy climbing session and, I have to say, I was really impressed with her - she was completely in control, James [work experience provider) evidently trusted her and she was enjoying herself" - Mountainwise
 
"Phoenix has been helpful and willing to tackle all jobs given to her" - Christ Church School Chelsea
 
"In regards to work experience I’m enjoying it very much and I’m having a great time adapting and including my philosophical thought with the promotion of compostable materials to help reduce plastic waste from coffee capsules"  (Victoria) - Halo Coffee
 
It is a pleasure to read these statements and they truly show how our Lower Sixth students rose to the challenge of organising their own work experience, liaising with their work experience provider and then completing their placement with such positivity, energy and gusto.
 
It is hoped that the last week helped our students to either cement career plans or to allow them to ponder other jobs or professions that they never considered before.
 
A big well done to you all and good luck with your future career ambitions and aspirations.
Beyond the Beaten Path
On Monday 28th June at 18:30, The More House Players waited with baited breath as the unveiling of Beyond The Beaten Path was premiered. The response from students, teachers, governors and friends has been truly overwhelming. The professionalism, creativity and diligence of the cast has truly been noted and praised. Beyond The Beaten Path, written, directed and performed by The More House Players, challenged and excited audiences as they asked questions, set trials and most importantly, sought help to solve the mysterious events unfolding in the Enchanted Forest. 
 
The drama department are incredibly proud of the cast and their efforts to produce such an imaginative and humous piece of theatre.
 
If you were unable to attend the premiere and would like to watch the film, please email Miss Jackson directly at vjackson@morehousemail.org.uk

Watch 'Behind the Scenes’: http://tiny.cc/mhs-behind
School Leaders of 2021 - 2022 have been announced! 
We are delighted to announce the student leadership team for 2021/22. Congratulations to our industrious, confident and innovative leaders for next year! We can't wait to see the impact you will have on More House!

Head Girl
Victoria

Deputy Head Girl
Roishe & Mercedes

Iona Captain & Inclusion & Diversity
Phoenix

Iona Deputy Captain
Katrina

Santiago Captain & Community Partnerships
Daphne

Santiago Deputy Captain
Francesca

Walsingham Captain & Academic Life
Mercedes

Canterbury Captain & Digital Strategy
Alexia

Canterbury Deputy Captain
Emma

School Ambassador
Maddy

Student Ambassadors
Tala & Nicole

Art Captain
Nadia

Sports Captain
Freya

Deputy Sports Captain
Charlotte S

Drama Captain
Ilse & Lina

Music Captain
Yesim

Wellbeing Officer
Sarah V

Eco Officer
Roishe & Jessica

Faith Life Officer
Katrina

Prospective Students Officer
Amelie S
Summer Concert
On Tuesday evening the Music department treated us to an amazing showcase of performances covering Classical, Pop, Jazz and Musical Theatre. Some stunning vocal duets were heard including Delibes's 'Flower Duet' and 'All That Jazz' from Chicago. The audience were evidently moved to hear live music once again and showed their appreciation with enthusiastic applause. Our fabulous peripatetic teachers delighted the crowd with instrumental virtuosity and the brave Grade-1-a-thon entrants showed amazing courage and skill in their performances. All in all, it was a magical evening demonstrating that the creative spirit of More House is very much alive after so many months of restrictions. This concert offered some much-needed hope and excitement for the future! 
Grade-1-a-thon
We received this lovely letter from Nick Robinson thanking us for raising a wonderful £1,500 for their charity Future Talent with our Grade-1-a-thon.

We also raised another £95 during our Summer Concert on Wednesday evening.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated. If you would still like to make a contribution, please pay it into the school bank account with the reference 'Future Talent' and we will send it to them on behalf of More House.

More House Trust Ltd
Account number: 07223900
Sort Code: 180002

For further information on Future Talent, visit there website: www.futuretalent.org
House Entertainment
In true More House tradition we ended the year with House Entertainment. Pupils and staff from Canterbury, Iona, Santiago and Walsingham all got involved and we were treated to some wonderful performance which were met with lots of cheers and masses of laughter.

Walsingham were selected as winners of House Entertainment this year. 

What a great way to end the year!
Pupil of the Year

This year Pupil of the Year has been awarded to the following pupils;

Year 7 - Emme (7B)

Year 8 - Darcy (8A)

Year 9 - Charlotte (9A)

Year 10 - Emily (10B)

Sixth Form - Nicole (L6th)
Form of the Year

This year Form of the Year has been awarded to the following pupils;

1st - 7B with 473 credits

2nd - 9A with 326 credits

3rd - 10B with 297 credits
House Totals 2020 - 2021

Santiago: 880

Walsingham: 869


Iona: 716

Canterbury: 372
Well done Santiago!
50th Anniversary Celebration
More House School marks fifty years on Pont Street!

As you are aware we made the decision to cancel rounders due to the wet weather and postpone the screening of our 50th anniversary concert to later in the year. We hope to combine the screening with our Sports Day on 28th September, which will be a wonderful way to celebrate with the whole community.
 
We hope that we are able to plan many exciting opportunities to bring our community together next year.
Careers & Work Experience Opportunities
SAVE THE DATE - Meet the Russell Group Virtual Event - Wednesday 29th September 12-7pm
 
The Russell Group of Universities are proud to announce that this autumn all 24 Russell Group Universities will once again be exhibiting at this fantastic online event, as well as presenting a host of vital webinars. Interested students and parents can find out more and register here.
For their current Year 12 students who are now beginning to embark on their university choices and the courses they would like to apply to, there is a Student Stream service they can use to help them make considerations and to find out more information.  There is also advice relating to UCAS, personal statement writing, interviews and so much more.  Good luck to Lower Sixth in their search!

StudentStream

Stream valuable video content from universities around the UK including King's College London, Portsmouth, UEA, Reading, Strathclyde and many others. Whether you need help and advice regarding UCAS personal statements, interviews, choosing courses, work experience, student finance, StudentStream has it all.
InvestIN are delighted to share with you their free-of-charge Summer Success Journal.

The journal will take students on a step-by-step journey to improve their employability skills over the holidays. It is packed full of expert tips, structured guidance, enrichment examples, exercises, key resources and much more. 

Students can also email their completed journals to info@investin.org to be in with a chance of winning an Amazon voucher and a place on one of our 'Live Online' programmes in the autumn term.

Download the Journal here
If you have any queries relating to careers, please get in touch with our Careers Coordinator, Mr Benskin: wbenskin@morehousemail.org.uk.
Upcoming Dates

2nd & 3rd September | Year 11 & Upper Sixth Retakes

3rd September | New Pupil Induction


6th September | Autumn Term Begins

7th September | Year 8 & 9 Information Evenings (6.30pm)

8th September | Year 10 & 11 Information Evening (6.30pm)

9th September | Sixth Form Information Evening (6.30pm)

10th September | Mass for New Pupils
Happy Birthday!

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


Ayesha (8A)
Alexandra (7A)
Carmela (7A)
Francesca (11A)
Spirit & Truth
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