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Latest News - Juniors
Redland High's Scarlett Carter (Year 5) has recently fought off tough competition to secure a part in popular Cbeebies show, Grandpa in my Pocket. Scarlett Carter was chosen to play Jessica in the show after a tough audition process which saw over 1000 children apply.
A very keen and passionate group of Year 4 girls presented a wonderful assembly to the about looking after animals. This linked wonderfully with the Junior School Assembly theme of Caring for Animals.
'Swim like a fish' was printed on their T-shirts and this is exactly what the Junior School Elite Swim Squad did! On Saturday 12 May 5 girls from the Junior School namely Kate Shortman, Alexandra Morris, May Bingham, Francesca Gilpin and Claudia Spice swam to success and victory in the Bristol Schools Annual Swimming Gala Final.
Year 1 are learning all about seasides this term so they went on a visit to Bristol Blue Reef Aquarium. They had great fun in a workshop where their guide Steph taught them about sharks, crabs and starfish. They were then able to feed peas to the turtles
The Junior School invited Dr Tim Chambers, OBE, JP and the Chair of Governors at Redland High, to take part in a School assembly and talk to them about an inspiring woman of his choice as part of their project on 'Determined Women'.
Year 1 are corresponding with children in a school in the Rhone area of France, South of Lyon. by email. They are writing and attaching photographs telling each other about their schools, classes and various activities and lessons they each have.
What a fantastic and rewarding experience for everyone involved. Mrs McLaughlin was so proud of the girls' achievements and how far their skills, knowledge of the rules and tactical play improved throughout the festival.
Girls from Redland High's Junior School Swimming Squad were invited to open the Clifton Rotary Swimarathon. They were not only the first in the water but also made a massive impression with the amount of lengths they swam for this fund raising charitable event.
Redland High is one of 23 schools which competed in the Avon Schools League this year. In the Junior School competition, we finished in second place of the 11 competing schools and in the Senior School competition we finished in third place of the 15 competing schools. Both results mark impressive achievement and underline the girls' athleticism, map reading skills and competitiveness.
The girls in the Junior School's Pandora Club have become very messy scientists - but all for a very good reason. As part of their tasks this term the girls were asked to complete some dramatic experiments: exploding milk, batty boats, make your own tap, jet power and the exploding volcano were the experiments they could choose from.
Latest News - Seniors
Redland High's new Drama and Dance teacher, Miss Rachel Williams, ventured into unfamiliar territory when she visited QEH to conduct Street Dance workshops with the boys there, as taster sessions in the lead up to our dance weekend on 8 and 9 June.
While a group of Redland High students were in India they went to the Pilgrims' Mission, an orphanage in Varanasi, to deliver the dresses and gifts provided by the School and friends for our 'Dress a Girl' initiative and have received feedback and photos of how they were used.
Year 8 had an excellent day out at Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Abbey as part of their history curriculum. Having studied the Dissolution of the Monasteries in class they were able to see the actual physical results of Henry VIII's policies regarding the Catholic Church.
Things were hotting up in the kitchen at Redland High as girls from the school challenged QEH in the final of the inter-school Masterchef competition. The finalists competed in a live cook-off judged by David Brown, owner of restaurant Brace and Brown, Christian Abbott, Head Chef at Brace and Brown and Tracey Naish, Bristol based freelance writer and food critic.
Year 11 student, Anastasia Laurie composed a music piece that was performed by the Brodowski Quartet at the Greenwich String Festival. The piece was discussed with the audience and then followed a wonderful performance that was recorded for her to use as her A2 composition submission.
The Easter break saw many trips organised by the School including a ten day visit to India during which students took the dresses made during the 'Dress a Girl Around the World' initiative to an orphanage in Varanasi.
Musicians from Redland High have once again achieved success at two local Festivals of Music, Speech and Drama with many achieving incredibly high marks indeed. Anna Cazalet not only won the class she entered but was also awarded the prize of 'Most Promising Musician' which is an superb accolade.
Redland High's Karina Tyma was selected to represent England in a prestigious five Nations Championship for Squash and Racketball. The tournament took place in Le Mons, France and the teams...
Redland High were honoured to have a visit from Mrs Mary Prior MBE JP who is Lord Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol and she spoke to the School about her role. She gave a fascinating talk including the history of the position dating back to the reign of Henry VIII and the many events she attends to represent the Queen. The Diamond Jubilee and Royal Wedding were also highlights of her talk.
The Bristol Post reported recently on a lunchtime concert by Redland High students. 'There is a particularly high standard at the school and this was evident in the lunchtime concert given at the cathedral ... in which Chamber Choir and Orchestra, violin quartet and piano and violin soloist performed.
Latest News - Sixth Form
Today was the final day for Year 13 and the 'muck up' theme they chose was zombies! After an early start entertaining the staff and students, they enjoyed a breakfast and final assembly during which they were able to say goodbye to the students and staff.
Two talent scouts from BBC's The Voice visited Redland High Music School. They had approached the School a week earlier requesting to hear one or two of our exceptional singers over the age of 16. The judges were captivated by the two outstanding performances that were delivered by Lily Garbutt (pictured) and Becky Brown (who left in 2010), so much so that both girls have been encouraged to apply for the main show!
The Year 13 Sixth Form Committee enjoyed a very convivial lunch with Mrs Bateson, Ms Heywood and Ms Jephcote on Thursday to mark the end of the girls' year of office. Mrs Bateson thanked them all for their support and commitment.
Sixth formers at Redland High celebrated the end of the year with their annual Leavers' Ball recently. In conjunction with QEH, the girls organised a fantastic event at Bristol Hotel and partied into the early hours! All the staff and students at Redland High wish them lots of luck in their forthcoming A-levels.
Jasmine Griffiths in Year 13 was choreographer for this year's production of Oliver!, starred as Elsa in last year's The Sound of Music and as Lady Capulet in the production of Romeo and Juliet at the Edinburgh Fringe summer 2012. She is returning to Edinburgh this year, as the Heroine in Puss-in-Boots and Granny in The Company of Wolves. Jasmine's talents are by no means confined to school and she recently achieved great success at the Highbridge Arts Festival - an annual Eisteddfod, celebrating music, drama and dance.
Year 12 Historians attended the inaugural lecture given by Professor Tim Cole of Bristol University entitled 'Holocaust Landscapes'. Professor Cole showed the narrative of the Holocaust through places. He made particular mention of the forests in 'The Bloodlands' of eastern Poland which were witness to both mass murders of Holocaust victims and astounding tales of survival, as well as the infamous concentration camps and ghettos.
Five Lower Sixth geographers attended the annual Geographic Association Sixth Form Decision making Competition at Bristol University's Department of Geographical Sciences and won!
Redland High students joined His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to mark Commonwealth Day in Westminster Abbey. The students included Head Girl, Naomi Wardrop, Deputy Head Girls, Elizabeth Clarke and Katrina Sodzi and the Sports Captain, Amy Kennedy.
Philosophy Club recently hosted a visit from exiled Zimbabwean Journalist Forward Maisokwadzo. Since being forced to flee Zimbabwe following his arrest, Forward now works for Bristol City of Sanctuary, which promotes the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
Redland High and QEH - the top two Bristol schools according to the Department for Education - put on a competitive face to their normally amicable joint events as they raised money for Comic Relief in a two part 'University Challenge'
Latest News - Old Girls
Former pupil Kirsten Jenson has combined forces with former piano and part time Classics teacher, Clare Wilding, to present a charity concert in aid of Care for Casualties.
The Appeal Committee, in conjunction with the Old Girls recently organised a talk about the 'History of the Floating Harbour'.
To celebrate International Women's Day Dame Elisabeth Hoodless DBE and a member of the Old Girls' Guild was invited by the Junior School Council to spend the afternoon at Redland High. In 2004 Dame Elisabeth was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire and made a Dame in recognition of her work as the Executive Director of Community Service Volunteers, the UK's leading volunteering and training charity.
Many thanks to all of you who filled the Senior School Hall for the Friends of Redland High's annual Quiz & Curry night. Our Quiz Master, Mrs Bateson no less, kept the teams in order as they answered nine rounds of taxing questions on subjects ranging from 'First and Last Lines' to 'Doctor, Doctor'.
For those of you who remember Bridget Icke, you may be interested to hear that there is an exhibition of her art taking place at Bristol Guild from Monday 25 February - Saturday 16 March inclusive. For those of you with Satnavs the Guild Gallery is on Park Street, BS1 5JY. The exhibition is open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Our many former Geographers will be delighted to hear that Mrs Neil has been made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers.
Well-known local estate agent, Debbie Fortune, returned to School in January to judge the Enterprise Competition which had been organised by Head of IT Jo Marsden. With her business knowledge it was felt that Debbie was an ideal candidate to judge the teams who had to impress a panel of judges with a presentation detailing their business concepts, their marketing and sales strategies and their profits.
Congratulations to Ellie Smart who, since leaving the School in 2012, has had 99 of her own poems published in a book entitled 'Night Hawk and the Burning...
Jenny Allen-Williams donated a copy of her beautiful book 'Redland: Rubra Terra, Redland Court and Redland High School' to each of the new Year 7 pupils at Christmas. These...