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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.
Katy Knapp in Year 7 entered a competition open to Years 7, 8 and 9 to be part of the worldwide project 'Earth Hour'. The initiative is an idea...
The Sustainable Craft and Textiles Clubs would like to thank everyone who has joined in supporting this initiative and produced so many great dresses which are en-route to India as this is published.
On Thursday 14 March, over 100 musicians from across the Redland community gathered at St. Albans Church for the annual Spring concert. After a day of intensive rehearsals, a large audience had gathered and were looking forward to a varied programme of music involving girls from year 2 to year 13.
The Geography Department have received news that out of all the work that was sent to the Earth Hour competition run by the World Wide Fund for Nature (that was 1800 entries!) one of our entries was the overall poster winner!! The poster was by Katy Knapp in Year 7, and was a cartoon showing the impact that using non-renewable resources is having on the planet and the solution we could be adopting.
On International Women's Day Redland High are promoting a new initiative at school ' Dress a Girl Around the World'
A team from Redland High beat schools in the South West to win 'Best Overall Project Award' from EDT - largest provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enrichment activities for UK youth.
Head of Classics, Ms Knights stood out amongst the gaggle of teenage girls camping out to get One Direction tickets pitching a tent for 16 hours in Cardiff.
After almost a year of rehearsing, 41 girls and 5 staff gathered at Redland High at 5am, ready to depart for a fun-filled and action-packed 5 days in Paris. Although staff were expecting to travel with a coach full of sleepy girls, it wasn't long before the on-board rehearsals began; girls were sat with their music in their hands, reciting their words and rehearsing their harmonies, completely committed to the job in hand and loving it!
Redland High's Rowan House have been raising money for the charity 'Help for Heroes'. This charity provides direct, practical support to wounded, injured and sick Service personnel, veterans, and their families. Throughout the week they were selling sweets and raffle tickets and also, to test people's skills of estimation, people were asked to guess how many Miniature Heroes were in the jar.
The Bristol Youth Select Committee has 28 members and is made up of young people across the city from a variety of backgrounds. The elections take place every two years and any young person attending a school in Bristol aged between 14 and 18 can stand.
Redland High are celebrating today as they topped the Department of Education's League table in Bristol with the highest % of pupils getting the best GCSE results. 100% of girls at the School got A* - C at GCSE including Maths and English.
Raisa Daya, Harriet Ellis, Leah Kurien and Jessica Rees attended a mathematics enrichment event at Bristol University. The students discovered Complex Numbers, a new number system that is used to solve equations without real solutions. They were impressed by the introduction of Centre of Mass; the tutor showed them how to balance a drinks can perfectly on its ridge when the content is reduced, proving that the centre of mass changes as the volume changes. Raisa, keenly demonstrated this to the class in the next maths lesson.
The Sustainable Craft and Textiles Clubs have joined forces to make pillow case dresses which will be taken by pupils and staff to India in March and given to girls who...
On Monday 14th January, 75 members of the Redland High Choir travelled to London to take part in a Young Voices concert, held at the 02 Arena, Greenwich. The concert featured thousands of children from hundreds of different schools, who all joined together to form one of the world's largest children's choirs, having all learnt the same repertoire in their own school rehearsals.
Thank you to everyone who entered the annual Redland High School Poetry Competition. The theme was "Stars". As always it was a hard but enjoyable task to judge and eventually we agreed on the winners. Prizes and certificates were awarded with the winning poems being read out during an assembly. We even had a visit from Olivia Plummeridge in Year 5 who was the Junior School winner. She read her poem out beautifully.
The Redland High production of Lionel Bart's Oliver! played to 4 packed houses and everyone agreed that this was a brilliant evening's (or afternoon's) entertainment - of professional standard.
Redland High Autumn Term ended with the School raising £277 for the Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Appeal. The girls dressed in an assortment of Christmas Jumpers and fancy dress and celebrated together in a special Christmas assembly followed by a traditional Christmas dinner and pantomime.
The Redland High 6th Form Event Management Team held an Elf Workshop to raise money for the Bristol charity Above and Beyond. This was the culmination of several months of planning, including varied tasks such as talking about the charity in assembly, holding cake sales, writing letters, producing posters and shopping for art supplies.
The first training day towards the Bronze expedition in June has been held. The girls formed in groups of six or seven and learnt about the equipment needed for the expedition, particularly food and clothing, how to erect and stow the tents, operate the cooking stoves (trangias) and some of the basic navigational skills required to complete a 15km walk safely and quickly.
29 Sixth Formers and one year 11 student took part in the annual Senior Mathematical Challenge. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes.
Year 7 pupil, Emily Finnimore was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes just over a year ago. Emily's mum also has diabetes and so has been able to support her by drawing from her own knowledge and experience of the illness. However, during Emily's visits to the Bristol Children's Hospital, Emily heard about the Diabetes UK Family Support Weekends run thorough the Diabetes Paediatrics Unit and she immediately wanted to raise money to help those children who didn't have the same support at home that she did.
It's wonderful to know that when the air gets a little crisper, we can count on Redland High to give a glorious Autumn Concert. On Wednesday 21 November audiences from far and wide flocked to the Hall, and no sooner were the hats and scarves cast off did the room fill with the sound of music.
Harriette Stagg in Year 10 and Lily Huang in Year 9 were delighted to be invited to sing in front of the Queen during her visit to Bristol. The girls are both talented singers and are members of the Old Vic Young Company. They recently performed at the Gala for the opening of the Old Vic and were then asked to perform for the Queen.
Despite a day of torrential rain and flooding the hall and gym were full to capacity on Wednesday evening for the annual Autumn Concert. There were memorable and skilled performances by ensemble groups, choirs and orchestras as well as solos by some of our Music Scholars.
Willow House raised the impressive total of £647.95 on their charity day. This money will go Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal - The Bristol Children's Hospital Charity. In particular it will...
Jennie Han (Year 13) has become one of only 45 Sixth Formers nationally to receive the prestigious Gold CREST (CREativity in Science and Technology) Award.
The Latin A Level class at Redland High School was so moved by the shooting of the young girl, Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban in Pakistan that they organised a...
Earlier this term Philosophy Club discussed the problems facing girls' education in Afghanistan. This raised questions about the value and meaning of education in this country, a discussion followed about how opportunities can be taken for granted by some and valued very highly by others.
Banking has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons: greed, bonuses, manipulation of lending rates and other worrying stories. Philosophy club invited an 'ethical bank' to come and speak about how wonderful banking can be.
Congratulations to Mrs Neil and Mrs Argent on recent Geography Department success. Nelson Thornes publishers have declared Redland High to be a 'Centre of Excellence' following recent visits to the School, lesson observations and meetings.
The stars provided the inspiration for this year's National Poetry Day when Year 7 pupils delighted the rest of the School with an amusing and colourful rendition of their chosen poems in assembly.
The Year 8 trip to the zoo looked like it was going to be a complete wash-out - literally, following 36 hours of torrential rain which left many staff and girls struggling to make it in to School. In true Redland High spirit, all but one made it in, and was rewarded by a morning that was dry - if rather chilly.
Year 11 Geographers embarked upon their fieldwork collection afternoon investigating how and why the service and retail provision of Whiteladies Road has changed.
Students, staff, parents and Governors of Redland High School for Girls came together in the Wills Memorial Building recently to recognise the achievements of the School's students over the past...
Year 10 student, Frannie Millar has won a prestigious music prize recognising her talent as a piano player.
Following the wonderful Jubilee celebrations members of the Redland High community enjoyed the spectacle and spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
There was plenty to celebrate as 100% of the students achieved 5 A*- C grades including Maths, English and a Science at GCSE. Despite reports of English results being disappointing nationally, 83% of Redland High students achieved A*/A grades in English Literature and 74% achieved A*/A grades in English Language.
The Redland High School 'Working Girls' production of 'Romeo and Juliet' was a great success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
This year the competition standard was incredibly high and the judges took a long time to decide upon the winners. Thank you to all who took part and those who came along as spectators. Our visiting judges were amazed by the standard of acting and of French.
On Monday 9 July, two lively gangs of teenage miscreants, accompanied by a two teachers and a nun, were to be observed roaming around Redland in remarkably high spirits.
Bristol based composer, William Goodchild, has written an Anthem for Redland High School to commemorate the School's 130th anniversary.
Redland High's Choir and Chamber Choir, performed in Gathering Voices' Jubilation 2012 concert at the Colston Hall - one of the few schools to be invited to take part. ...
Year 7 girls Yvonne Bentley, Molly Lockhart, Eleanor Hogg, Eleanor Anderson and Rebecca Lemon were commended by judges in a competition with the Institute of Civil Engineers.
As Redland High celebrate 130 years everyone got into the spirit of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. The Junior School made a huge quilt (each girl designing a square) for Her Majesty...
Redland High's Year 9 pupils took part in a day of activities as part of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights programme, 'Speak Truth To Power' -...
Redland High's Karina Tyma, Year 7, has recently returned from winning the Polish Individual National Squash Championships U13 event in Poznan. Unlike in the UK, girls and boys compete in Poland in the same mixed category. Karina won the Championship without losing a single game, an incredible achievement.
Spelling Bee South West Semi-Final - 28/05/2012
Redland High's Spelling Team represented the School wonderfully in the Times Spelling Bee Semi Final beating local rivals Red Maids.
Phoebe joins the flotilla - 28/05/2012
The Olympics have brought many celebrations to Redland High and It started yesterday when Phoebe Budd-Stone a Year 8 pupil took part in the flotilla along Bristol Harbour.
Congratulations to the pupils of Mrs Bremner and Miss Adams, from Years 2 to 13, who took part in the Singing and Music Theatre Concert.
Duke of Edinburgh - 28/05/2012
On probably the most miserable weekend of the year weather-wise, two separate groups of Redland High students completed their training expeditions in preparation for assessment later in the year, hopefully in more accommodating conditions.
Tiled artwork brightens up Montpelier - 28/05/2012
Redland High students have created a spectacular piece of tiled artwork for a delicatessen in Picton Street, Montpelier.
Science Successes - 28/05/2012
We are delighted to report that Redland High students are receiving recognition, awards and bursaries from a variety of prestigious sources.
130th Anniversary Celebration Concert - 28/05/2012
The 130th Anniversary Celebration Concert at St Alban’s Church on Wednesday evening again demonstrated the rich diversity of music making at Redland High School and the extremely high standards of performance achieved.
Wembley Concert - 28/05/2012
Many congratulations to all members of the School choir who sang in Barnardo’s Young Supporters’ Concert at Wembley Arena. It was a magnificent occasion and the girls performed with great enthusiasm...
Redland High hits the right notes at the Barbican - 28/05/2012
In the words of one of their songs the members of the Redland High Chamber Choir gave it ‘all they had got’ at the Barbican in London in the final of the Barnardo’s National Choir Competition.
Innovation and Creativity in Geography Teaching - 28/05/2012
Redland High's Geography Department has been selected from a national pool of schools to work with Nelson Thornes the publishers. They are keen to build associations with schools who are at the forefront of innovative and creative teaching
Latin PSHE Lesson??? - 28/05/2012
Year 9 Latin students had a rather different type of lesson when they were treated to a lecture by Professor Helen King on the facts of life, ancient Greek style. Professor King leads research internationally on gynaecology in the ancient world, and gave the girls insight into what they might have experienced had they lived 2000 years ago.
Intermediate Maths Challenge Success 2012 - 28/05/2012
79 Redland High students took part in this year‟s UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. The students have prepared well and 32 have achieved success with 3 gold, 11 silver and 18 bronze certificates being awarded.
Year 9 St Briavels Castle Classics Weekend - 28/05/2012
Star-gazing by the castle gateway on a clear icy night, and excited shouts when Jupiter or Orion was spotted; cries of delight as the snow began to fall during the trek down the Wye Valley and clambering to get photos of frozen waterfalls; a shadow–puppet metamorphosis show in the cosy lounge; screams in anticipation of meeting a ghost on one of the castle staircases;
Pancake Race - 28/05/2012
On Shrove Tuesday the annual inter-House pancake race was held. The teams had to run a relay - begun somewhat competitively by the Head of House - around the tennis courts passing a frying pan with a pancake in it to each other successfully and flipping the pancake at every corner. It was a closely fought competition but the winning team was Chestnut closely followed by Maple house.
A Redland High team recently won the annual Bristol Schools' climbing competition beating all of the other mixed-gender and all-boy teams!
Redland High win South West Engineering Competition - 28/05/2012
One of three Redland High teams have won the South West competition run by the Engineering Development Trust Go4SET which is designed to stimulate the interest of young people in Science and Engineering. This was the third win for the School since the competition began five years ago.
Magical Mathematics with Plymouth University - 28/05/2012
Year 10s Isabella Bentley, Zoe Harrill-Davis, Anastasia Laurie and Grace Sodzi were introduced recently to new aspects of Pure and Applied Mathematics. The programme was being delivered by Ted Graham from the University of Plymouth.
ICT Teaching at Redland High - 28/05/2012
Parents may be aware of the media interest in Michael Gove’s plans to overhaul the school ICT curriculum. We thought you might like to know that Redland High is already way ahead of the suggestions made to improve the ICT curriculum.
Maths Gold Award Recognition - 28/05/2012
UK Mathematics Trust arranges a series of individual challenges for secondary schools. Redland High girls in years 9 to 13 have performed so highly that they have been invited to follow...
Redland High Choir helps boost Lord Mayor's Appeal - 28/05/2012
The glorious sound of the Redland High Choir with the Bristol Male Voice Choir and Euphoria Show Choir raised the roof of the Colston Hall at the annual Bristol Evening Post...
Redland High's fantastic production of the Sound of Music has been followed by end of term performances in front of parents, friends and over 1,400 members of the public but great...
Inspection Report 2011 - 28/05/2012
We are delighted to publish Redland High’s 2011 Inspection report which gives such a definite endorsement of the School’s educational, extra curricular and pastoral provision. There are so many aspects throughout the age range that have been described in glowing terms in the report that it would be impossible to list them all,
German Debate against Badminton School - 28/05/2012
Congratulations and well done to Madeleine Tickell, Vaishali Raval and Madeleine Taylor-Laidler who won their debate in German against Badminton School. They proposed the motion that 'das deutsche Schulwesen ist besser als das englische'
Willow House Charity Day - 28/05/2012
Willow House charity day saw the school turn pink and purple in aid of Plan-UK's 'Because I am a Girl' campaign. Plan-UK are supporting a girl's right to education in third world countries. There were pink and purple balloons, clothes, cakes, sticker and hair and some very enthusiastic wet sponge throwing at lunchtime organized by Year 8.
The varying world of Geography - 28/05/2012
Studying Geography at Redland High often means moving outside of the classroom and this term was no exception.
Three Year 9 girls travelled with Mrs Kitcatt to QEH to take part in Rotary International's public speaking competition 'Youth Speaks' and we are delighted to announce that they were victorious!
Interhouse Ready Steady Cook - 28/05/2012
During Redland High's popular Open Morning, the second Inter-House Ready, Steady, Cook competition took place during which three chefs from each house worked to produce a three course meal. Mrs Bateson, Mrs Neil and Mrs Madden were the impartial judges who had to mark the dishes based on taste, presentation and use of seasonal and local produce.
Redland High Inspection 2011 - 28/05/2012
Mrs Caroline Bateson would like to thank all staff, pupils, parents and governors across all parts of the Junior and Senior schools for their whole-hearted support during the Inspection.
Starting at secondary school is daunting for any 11 year old but at Redland High the Year 7s always settle well with the pastoral support and individual attention given as a matter of course. This year's students decided to convert their first few weeks into a poem that they presented at an end of half term assembly. 'So what's it like being new?'
Classics Students win prizes - 28/05/2012
This year is the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon and to commemorate, a poster competition was organised by Bristol University. The competition brought victory to Redland High!
Michelin-starred training for Sophie - 28/05/2012
Having won this year's 'Masterchef' competition against opponents from QEH Redland High's Year 10 Sophie Crane recently experienced a day with Casamia’s Michelin-starred chefs, Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias.
UK German Connection has a Redland High Ambassador - 28/05/2012
Congratulations to Madeleine Taylor-Laidler (Year 11) who has been successful in her application to become a UK German Youth Ambassador. Youth Ambassadors meet twice a year (in London and in Germany) to develop projects and presentations based on authentic cultural input with partners from the other country.
Redland High Maths Team Challenge - 28/05/2012
Redland High enjoyed a maths morning at QEH recently. Two teams took part and had fun whilst developing their problem solving skills particularly whilst playing an adapted version of Channel 4's 'Countdown'. It was the first of many maths team challenges that Redland High enters over the course of the year.
Year 8 enjoy sunny studies at the Zoo - 28/05/2012
This year our annual trip to the zoo was blessed with fine weather – a welcome change from last years deluge! The girls were divided into two groups for the packed morning of activities focusing on animal behaviour.
It didn't take Redland High's new Year 7 students long to settle in. Having experienced 'taster days' and a special welcome day in July the students are really enjoying every day at their new School. It wasn't difficult to find photo opportunities of how they are getting on - from chemistry to camping!
On Monday 19th September Mr Andrew Dilnot CBE, Principal of St Hugh's College Oxford, presented prizes to the girls of Redland High during their annual speech day at the Wills Memorial Hall. Mr Dilnot, who is an economist, also gave the keynote speech.
90% of Redland High Students achieve an A* or A - 28/05/2012
90% of the students were delighted to see at least one A* or A grade in their GCSE results today. Mrs Caroline Bateson, Headmistress, congratulated all her students and celebrated with...
Swords, Sandals and Prizes at Redland High - 28/05/2012
There was an excited buzz in the hall, as schools from the south-west competed in the annual Latin Plays Competition, which Redland High was hosting. We entered two plays: the Year 8s presented Sanguis in Manibus, a play about the death of the orator Cicero written by Mr Horsted, and the Year 9s wrote their own version of Dr Quis
Masterchef 2011 with QEH - 28/05/2012
On a warm summer's evening there was great concentration in the Food Technology room as three boys from QEH and three girls from Redland High each prepared a two course meal of their choice. The pupils, all from Year 9, had submitted their proposed menus to win a place in the final and the standard of culinary skill was very high indeed.
Cupcake Competition - 28/05/2012
Redland High's first ever cupcake competition for Year 8s has taken place in the Food Technology room. Candidates had to decorate three cupcakes for judging by Mrs Bateson, Mrs Neil and Mrs Madden. Marks were awarded for creativity, uniformity of the cakes and overall appearance.
History comes to life for Year 7 - 28/05/2012
Year 7 pupils visited Cosmeston Medieval Village in Penarth, Glamorgan. This was the History Department‟s third trip to the site and the experience was as exciting and as stimulating as ever.
Good Nutrition - 28/05/2012
Nutritionist Amy Roberts visited Redland High and spoke to all the Senior School students in assembly about the need for a healthy and balanced diet of different food groups. ...
Geographers go behind the scenes at Cabot Circus - 28/05/2012
The girls of Year 7 went on a Geography field trip to investigate how Bristol has grown and changed. First of all they took a boat trip around the Cumberland Basin and along the Feeder Canal.
Earthquake Simulations at Redland High - 28/05/2012
The school hall buzzed with excitement as Bristol University’s Professor of Earthquake Engineering Colin Taylor came to lead earthquake workshops for girls from Years 6 to 8.
Historians visit back-to-backs - 28/05/2012
Redland High's Year 12 Historians set off in the School minibus to Birmingham to visit the restored Victorian artisan dwellings - the back-to-backs. This was to consolidate their AS module on 19th century public health issues. In class they have studied the housing conditions in Victorian cities in great detail.
Singing Across the Ages - 28/05/2012
Congratulations to the pupils of Mrs Bremner and Miss Adams, from Years 2 to 13, who took part in the Singing and Music Theatre Concert. The concert included songs from shows such as 'The Sound of Music', 'Mary Poppins', 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ', ‘Jekyll and Hyde' and ‘Wicked!'
Senior Orienteering News - 28/05/2012
The seventh event of the Avon Schools League was held at Danby Lodge in the Forest of Dean and the final event at Cannop Ponds, also in the Forest of Dean. Redland High had 11 scoring runners over the two events and special mention is due to Georgina Jarman, who had scoring runs in each event on the harder Orange courses.
Bristol – La Baule French Exchange - 28/05/2012
Redland High French students have had a wonderful time on their French Exchange. They spent several days in Paris before travelling on to La Baule where their French hosts awaited them....
Italian Art Trip - 28/05/2012
More than 50 Redland High art lovers thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Tuscany and Venice. Staying first in the spa town of Montecatini Terme, they visited Pisa and Lucca before immersing themselves in the Florentine Renaissance and its masterpieces.
UKMT Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad - 28/05/2012
Redland High's Jennie Han was invited to complete the Olympiad Maclaurin Paper and has excelled in the Olympiad, gaining all three awards. A fantastic achievement.
Musical talents of Redland High impress again - 28/05/2012
The Redland High Spring Concert was a great success. In the first half we were treated to a fantastic variety of choral works from different choral groups, ending on a high note when the RedSoul Gospel Choir sang 'Lean on Me' and 'O Happy Day'.
Anyone for Lacrosse? - 28/05/2012
22 Redland High girls enjoyed a taster session of Lacrosse with Will Finlayson from the English Lacrosse Association. They learnt to pick up the ball, catch, throw and score.
Science and Engineering Week - 28/05/2012
National Science and Engineering Week took place at the end of the Spring term and naturally Redland High played its part, starting with a Monday morning assembly when Year 12 girls performed a chemistry experiment on stage.
RHS take in the view from the top again! - 28/05/2012
The final round of the Southwest Schools' bouldering league was a closely fought competition and Redland High girls excelled once again with teams placed 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th!
Spelling Triumph - 28/05/2012
We are delighted to announce that for the second year running Redland High pupils won their heat of the National Times Spelling Bee competition at the end of the spring term. The team performed brilliantly, spelling a number of difficult words correctly.
History in 100 Objects - 28/05/2012
The Art History department received lots of interesting entries for this project, and all the items submitted have been on display in the Art Department. They ranged from a Mary Quant dress to a wind up gramophone, complete with His Master's Voice dog, and a 1930 style meat mincer. Much food for thought for pupils, and cries of 'My mother had one of those!' from nostalgic members of staff.
“Schools' choirs achieve perfect harmony” - 28/05/2012
This is the title of a sparkling review by the Evening Post's music critic of the concert given in the Lord Mayor's Chapel by the chamber choirs of Redland High and...
A group of students studying for Masters degrees at Cardiff University paid a visit to the School. This was not just a courtesy call: the students are all studying aspects of educational policy and Redland High was the first British school they had visited on their researches.
'Time passes' – the winner - 28/05/2012
A total of 66 students took part in the creative writing competition, and there were some wonderfully imaginative entries. A difficult task was set: pieces had to consist of 129 words, and include the words ‘red', ‘darkness' and ‘high'.
RHS Maths 'Outside the Box!' - 28/05/2012
Mathematics plays a big part in the Redland High curriculum as it would in any school however our Maths Department likes to step outside the box with school competitions leading to Maths Challenges where students from all ages compete with other schools - local, national and international - with great success!
Wildlife photography competition - 28/05/2012
The standard in this year‟s photography competition was even higher than last, with entries from all age groups (and members of staff). Judging the competition was Shannon Jensen, a professional wildlife photographer based in Kenya, who was very impressed by the standards achieved.
Chestnut House Charity Day - what a result! - 28/05/2012
The School was buzzing with the fund-raising activities of the irrepressible Chestnut House girls who organised the raising of around £950 and counting! Bouncy castles, car washing, sweet selling and pancakes!
Year 7 Inspired by Time Wish - 28/05/2012
Local author and Redland High parent Julia Bailey came into School on Thursday 3 March to talk to Year 7 about her book 'Time Wish' which is set in Redland and involves two eleven year old girls who time travel between 1898 and 2008.
Comic Relief at Redland High - 28/05/2012
Today is Red Nose Day and Redland High teachers and staff have entered into the spirit of the day by dressing up as 'My Hero'. Queen Victoria has been seen serving tea to her subjects in the main office, while Tina Turner took charge of Hockey practice and Indiana Jones taught a Geography lesson.
World Book Day and Night! - 28/05/2012
This year's World Book Day was a little different as the Classics Department and RHS students were in the centre of Bristol on Saturday night giving away copies of ‘The World's...
World Maths Day - 28/05/2012
Redland High pupils from Years 7 – 9 took part in World Maths Day recently. There was a real buzz in the computer rooms with girls racing against the clock and foreign opponents to (a) win the game and (b) earn a medal – no-one knows how these were awarded but several were gained as they continued.
Cirque du Soleil wows Year 9 - 28/05/2012
The chance to go and see Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall was absolutely amazing. Whether it was the brilliant wire acts or the gymnasts, everything the group did was really extreme.
A win for our Go4SET Engineers! - 28/05/2012
The national Go4SET competition links teams of pupils with companies and universities. This year a Redland High team was joint winner of the competition, with Wells Cathedral School, against 20 other...
The English Department is delighted to announce the launch of a new Creative Writing initiative at Redland High! Many of our girls enjoy creative writing, and always welcome the opportunity to explore their literary talents further.
Inter Schools' Climbing Competition - 28/05/2012
Redland High's Junior Climbing team came third in the Junior section of this annual competition and with a total of 316 points were the top girls' school. Last year we were seventh (overall), so this marks a significant improvement. Next year – the summit?
House Activities - 28/05/2012
In the RHS House system students have a whole community of friends right through the School - across age ranges, independent of Year Groups, Forms and Sets. Activities are frequent and...
Two Redland High teams - the only girls' school in Europe to take part - spent a day at QEH to compete in the International Future Problem Solving 'Global Issues' programme. Four-girl teams from Year 7 and Year 9 tackled problems that could arise in a future scenario centred around the subject of Genetic Testing.
Value of a Redland High Education Grows! - 28/05/2012
We are delighted that the Department for Education has reported that our 2010 Value Added results are improved on last year and that we have performed better than all the independent schools that take girls and the academies.
Gifted and Talented Study Day - 28/05/2012
A group of Year 10 and 11 students travelled to Yeovil recently for an intensive day of short lectures which were given to stretch and stimulate the participants. The first lecture was Justice, Truth, Beauty and Mathematics, which addressed the question, what is justice and does it really exist?
Mythology Weekend St Briavels Castle - 28/05/2012
There's never enough time in lessons to sit back and listen to all those fascinating stories of the Greek and Roman gods, so the Classics Department at Redland High decided to take the girls away for the weekend to do just that.
More Climbing Success for Redland High! - 28/05/2012
Following the second round of the Southwest Schools' Bouldering League competition Redland High's teams flew to first second and third positions!
Go4Set teams go4visits - 28/05/2012
All three Go4SET teams have recently visited their engineering mentors‟ workplaces. Two teams had the opportunity to visit the Bloodhound Technology Centre near the SS Great Britain.
Redland High Poetry Competition - 28/05/2012
There were many excellent contributions to this year's poetry competition on the theme of 'Home'. Katie Clarke of Year 8 was the winner of the Junior competition. The Senior competition was...
Redland High at the British Museum - 28/05/2012
A recent GCSE Classical Civilisation class took place not at Redland High but in the British Museum in London.
Mathematicians Measure Up! - 28/05/2012
Redland High students have recently competed in the Senior Mathematics Challenge and all did extremely well with a number of certificates awarded
Redland High supports schools in Tanzania - 28/05/2012
This term Redland High has introduced new textbooks for academic subjects across the School, meaning that some are no longer required. As a result, over 1,000 books from all departments of the School have been collected and sent to the British charity READ International, and their representative Alex Trigg visited Redland High to thank the School and talk to the girls
Musical Sell Out! - 28/05/2012
Redland High's Autumn Concert was a sell-out! In fact it was the largest audience seen at a Redland High concert and we apologise to those parents who had to stand up – we hope you feel it was worth it for what was a magnificent evening of music-making.
QEH win - but not next time! - 28/05/2012
The Bristol round of the Geographical Association's World Wise Quiz for Year 10 and 11 pupils saw Redland High's teams narrowly pipped at the post by friends from QEH!
'Youth Speaks' Debating - 28/05/2012
Well done to Olivia Colbeck, Anna Freudenstein and Manana Koplatadze from Year 9 who represented Redland High at the 'Youth Speaks' public speaking competition organised by Bristol Rotary, held at QEH.
Inter House ‘Ready Steady Cook' competition - 28/05/2012
Well done to all those who took part in the first inter-house 'Ready Steady Cook' competition at our Redland High Open Evening.
Visit by local MP - 28/05/2012
Charlotte Leslie, MP for Bristol North West, spoke to Senior School students in assembly about life as a newly elected member of Parliament. She inspired the girls always to work for their goals and to try and make a difference. She is clearly relishing her new position and also spoke to Sixth Form Politics students.
Buddies' Party - 28/05/2012
At Redland High we are keen to ensure that every girl beginning life in the Senior School is made to feel welcome and gets off to a good start. One way of ensuring that she settles in happily is by providing each girl with a ‘buddy' from an older year.
Redland High's Young Mathematicians Shine! - 28/05/2012
Redland High's results from the recent National Intermediate Maths Challenge have been received and the group of students from years 9 and 10 that took part did extremely well including 3 Gold, 7 Silver and 6 Bronze certificates.
Year 8 Behaviour Study? - 28/05/2012
Year 8 recently visited Bristol Zoo to study animal behaviour as part of their Biology course. An Education Centre lesson led by Zoo staff in which the girls got the chance to handle various animals and observe behaviours - such as meal worms walking backwards and beetles giving off a smell like a dirty ashtray to deter predators - was greatly enjoyed.
National Poetry Day at Redland High - 28/05/2012
This year's National Poetry Day theme was 'Home', and the girls of Year 7 performed three poems at assembly. First came 7ST who performed 'My Home' by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was followed by 7LK who in complete contrast performed Roald Dahl's version of 'The Three Little Pigs'. Finally 7FL asked the interesting question, 'Where do all the teachers go?' by Peter Dixon.
Open Evening Buzzes to Begin the Open Events! - 28/05/2012
Redland High welcomed prospective students and parents to the Open Evening recently. The well attended event was the prelude to a series of opportunities for families to get to know the School prior to joining. If you were unable to attend please contact the Admissions Secretary to arrange a tour at a time convenient to you and your daughter.
German Trip to the Rhineland - 28/05/2012
A group of girls from Years 7 to 10 and five members of staff spent 5 days in the beautiful Rhineland in July. A great time was had by all with a very busy itinerary which included a river cruise, a falconry display from a deserted castle, a visit to a musical museum, a chocolate museum and a zoo.
Redland High Prize Giving 2010 - 28/05/2012
Prize Giving in the Wills Memorial Hall for the Senior School and the older Junior School pupils was a splendid occasion. Mrs Bateson delivered a comprehensive review of the successes and opportunities at Redland High during the past academic year.
Geography Department scores a double! - 28/05/2012
We are delighted to announce that Redland High‟s Geography Department has been awarded the KS3 Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) by the Geographical Association.
Le Festival de Theatre! - 28/05/2012
At the end of the Summer Term there was a gathering of French thespians from Years 7, 8 and 9, competing for the prize of best act and best actress for each year. They performed the much loved and known sketches such as LUNDI MATIN, where a reluctant Maurice does not want to go to school!