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Many Redland High girls achieve great things while away from school and we feel it is important to celebrate their success.
Karina Tyma who is taking part in the Polish National Squash Championships from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 May. All the very best of luck Karina.
Rachel Brierley-Ambrose (Yr12) who captained the Avon U17 hockey team at a county tournament in which Avon won all four matches. We would like to congratulate Rachel on her success.
Helen Parrott (pictured right with Mrs Bateson, Headmistress) (Year 13) on achieving her Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. She has shown immense determination and perseverance to complete the Gold Award when still a pupil at School. Students do no normally achieve the Gold Award until at least the end of Year 13 and often not until University. Helen will be presented with her certificate at St James's Palace this term. Well done Helen!
Isabelle Eaton who took part in a Synchronised Skating competition in Belgium skating with her team, Team Creation, which is part of the Bristol Synchronised Skating Club.
Chloe Shortman who has been invited to join the 13-15 British Synchronised Swimming selection camp at Crystal Palace in London.
Eleanor Wainwright (pictured left) and Ella Ward-Parsons (both in Year 8) who will be appearing in this year‟s Pantomime at the Hippodrome which is Peter Pan. We should also like to congratulate Molly Cheesley (in Year 9) who will be appearing in Coram Boy at the Old Vic over the Christmas period. They have all done brilliantly and we hope that they thoroughly enjoy the experience.
Phoebe Budd-Stone who has been recommended for the level of Royal Yachting Association assistant instructor for Bristol Sailing School.
Karina Tyma who has been selected to represent Avon at Under 15 level to play squash against Wales, Gloucestershire and Hampshire
Eleanor Wainwright (Yea 8) who was invited to audition for this years pantomimeat the Bristol Hippodrome (Peter Pan with David Hasselhoff) and has been successful ! This will be Eleanor's 4th professional production this year - Dick Whittington with Barbara Windsor, Annie with Su Pollard and Jekyll and Hyde with Marti Pellow
Ellie Wallace (Year 7) who won the 800m race at the Avon Schools Athletics Championships
Rachel Brierley-Ambrose (Year 10) who was selected from the Avon County U16 squad to attend hockey training sessions at the Junior Regional Performance Centre for the West of England
Our catering manager Heather Tovey, on winning a Star Award for Integrity from our catering company Chartwells.
Anna Manley (Year 11) who has been selected to represent Avon Schools in this year‟s Inter Counties Badminton Tournament, the major junior team event in the national badminton calendar. The tournament is organised by Badminton England and takes place at Nottingham University over four days in mid-April. This year there will be some 40 counties taking part in what is probably the country‟s largest inter-county sports competition for juniors. Anna has been selected as part of a ten-strong team to represent Avon under 17s.
Eleanor Wainwright (Year 7) who has successfully auditioned for 'Jekyll and Hyde' at the Bristol Hippodrome in May. She has also been selected to be in 'Annie' at the Octogon Theatre in Yeovil for a week in April. Well done, Eleanor.
Charlotte Godfrey (Year 9) who has been awarded the National Baden Powell Challenge - the highest award for Guiding - for her commitment to Guiding over a two year period. Charlotte joined in community projects, helped to raise money for charity, went camping - all activities which have contributed to her personal development as a Guide. She has also won the top award for Scouting, the Chief Scout's Gold Award, for which she had to take part in a series of challenges and adventures. Many congratulations, Charlotte.
Charlotte Godfrey (Year 9) who has been awarded the Baden Powell Guides Award and the Chief Scout's Gold Award.
Ellie Wallace (Year 7) who competed in the South West Schools' Cross Country Championships and finished in second place, in a field of 70 runners. This was a terrific run, coming in only 5 metres behind the winner, and earned her a trophy. Ellie is a member of the North Somerset Athletics Club and really enjoys her running. She says it was 'boiling hot' , but that she loves to run in all weather, even rain. Now she has her sights firmly fixed on next year's national championships.
Isabelle Eaton (Year 7) who flew to Latvia recently to take part in a synchronised skating competition. Isabelle is one of a team of ten skaters, called 'Team Creation' and we are delighted to tell you that they won their event. Dumfries is the venue for their next competition, for which we wish them every success. Isabelle was presented with a certificate during a School Assembly.
Ellie Wallace (Year 7) who came 2nd in the Avons Schools' Cross Country Championships at BGS Playing Fields on Saturday, and to Katherine Godfrey (Year11) who was placed 12th. This was the fourth and final round of the championships, and they were competing against 40 other girls. Ellie will now advance to the South West Championships, to be held on Saturday 12 February.
Isabelle Eaton (Year 7) who is off to Latvia at the end of January, to take part in a synchronised skating competition. She will be competing with her team, 'Team Creation', which is part of the Bristol Synchronised Skating Club. We wish her every success, and look forward to hearing all about it.
Hettie Feiler in Year 11 who has been awarded a place on a composition workshop at the Colston Hall. 20 young composers will work together to write a piece which will be performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Our congratulations to her.
Eleanor Wainright (Year 7) who is appearing in this year's Bristol Hippodrome Panto "Dick Whittington", which stars Barbara Windsor. She successfully auditioned for the Panto back in September, when over 400 children auditioned and only 24 were chosen. Eleanor is in 25 of the 50 performances, which began on 11 December. She dedicates a great deal of time and effort to her dancing, drama and singing classes, so we are all very pleased at her success.
Chloe Shortman (Year 7) who took part in the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association Synchronised Swimming competition in Scotland over half term. Chloe was awarded a Gold Medal for the Team Event, a Silver Medal for Individual Figure and a Silver Medal for Individual Solo.
Chloe latest news ........ Earlier this month Chloe took part in the British National competition, where she was placed 5th overall in the individual events, and 2nd in the team events. These excellent results mean that Chloe has a good chance of being picked for Team GB next year. Well done, Chloe.
Francesca Cheek (Year 9) who was awarded 'Pupil of the Month' by the Bristol Ballet Centre. Francesca dances 3 times a week ~ tap, ballet and modern ~ and will be taking examinations in each discipline this year. Bristol Ballet Centre is very successfully run by Alexandra Sherman who is an old girl of Redland High and both Francesca and her sister Olivia (Year 10) have been dancing there for a number of years. A huge trophy is now sitting on their piano! Congratulations Francesca!
Zoe Shortman (Year 10) who was awarded her black belt in Shuri-Te Karate. Zoe has been training regularly at the Shuri-Te Clevedon Club for seven years and has progressed steadily, via gradings, through from white belt to 1st DAN black belt. She is currently the youngest black belt at the club.
Siobhan Diffin (Year 12) who competed in the Bristol Dance Eisteddfod. This festival is a qualifying heat for the South-West semi-final of the All England Dance Competition to be held in June 2011. Siobhan did extremely well in the competition. She gained first place gold medals for her solo Ballet, Greek, Song and Dance, Character and Improvisation dances along with a bronze medal for her Modern; all her solo dances were awarded qualifying marks for entrance into the All England competition.
Siobhan also competed with her friends in the Classical and Cabaret Trio sections, and in the Cabaret Duet section all three dances were awarded first place gold medals and also qualified for the All England. As a member of the Adele Stitch School of Dance, she also took part in the group classical and cabaret dance sections, and gained second place in each section.
After an exhausting week, Siobhan came home with 8 gold medals and 8 trophies including the trophy for the adjudicators choice of 'The Most Promising Dancer' of the competition. She is pictured left with all her medals and trophies.
Danielle Neale (Year 12) on raising £94.90 for Cancer Research UK. Danielle volunteers at a local Cancer Research Charity shop in her spare time and sold badges in School and asked for donations to a collection from fellow Redland High pupils and staff on the last day of the Spring Term
Abigail and Hannah Ehrlich who were both awarded their 50m swimming certificates.
Flora Jetha, (Year 9) who won 1st prize in the Bristol Eistedffodd in junior singing. She won the Fiona Hunt trophy singing 'I have confidence' from 'The Sound of Music'.
Sophie Crane (Year 8) who was chosen to be a FIFA flag bearer at an England match during the Football World Cup on Wednesday 23rd June.
Ella Bamford (Year 10) who recently competed in the British Gas National Synchronised Swimming Championships in Gloucester. Ella was part of the 13/14 Age Group team (10 swimmers in the team) and came 1st overall. In her section there were 4 teams competing. Ella has spent a tremendous amount of time training for this event so she is very pleased to get 1st position. She is looking forward to bringing in a DVD of her team swimming to share with her Redland High friends.
Siobhan Diffin (Year 12) has had a busy start to the term. In September she was selected to play the role of Neve in a promotional filmtrailer directed by Lawrence Gough for The Drought, an ecological action horror set in a terrifying post-apocalyptic world where water is highly in demand.
Then in October, Siobhan and five of her friends from The Adele Stitch School of Dance competed in the final of Clevedon's Got Talent. The girls performed two contrasting en pointe dances, the first was a classical ballet and the second a ballet in modern style to two Beatles songs. The judges were unanimous in their decision of awarding the girls the winner's trophy and first prize of £100 (Siobhan is pictured on the left along with her friends and dance teachers, Adele Stitch and Elise Ball).
Over the half term Siobhan competed in the Longwell Green Dance Eisteddfod. She danced six solos in Ballet, Modern, Lyrical Modern, Song and Dance, Greek and Choreographic and won all six classes. In all she came home with eight gold medals and seven winner's trophies from the competition.