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Reading Girls' School Newsletter - 9 NOVEMBER 2018

Principal’s Message — We will remember them

A picture paints a thousand words, as they say. It feels poignant that this week’s message is a dedicated mark of respect to those who gave their lives on behalf of others.

Well done and thank you to our Year 7 girls for their wonderful gesture of recognition, during their STEM day this week. Each poppy in the collage, cleverly contains the details of local people.

Jon Gargan, Principal

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

As part of their STEM day this week, the Year 7 students took part in an 'Energy Quest' activity. This excellent event was run by Tomorrow's Engineers with volunteers from IBM and Atkins.

Students learnt about how engineering affects every aspect of life and the problems the world is facing in providing enough energy for the earth's ever increasing population. They also experimented with model cars, which they built, making them run as smoothly and energy efficiently as possible. They learnt about the wide range of engineering jobs and careers and various career paths.

University of Reading

On Tuesday 6 November a group of students in 10/2 and 9/2 Maths visited the University of Reading. Their Institute of Education is working with university students considering training as teachers, and this gave them the chance to work with secondary school students.

They ran various workshops for our students including leaning buildings, mobius strips, and psychology. The girls enjoyed the workshops and seeing the university, and we hope the university students take on the challenge of teacher training.

We are very proud of our students and the kindness they show to each other in our very diverse cultural mix, but it would be remiss of ourselves not to review our Anti Bullying Strategy regularly.

Our Anti Bullying Strategy will be reviewed by our students over the next fortnight.

If you would like to discuss any issues regarding our approach to Anti Bullying, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Price at sprice2@readinggirlsschool.net

#ANTIBULLYINGWEEK Monday 12 to Friday 16 November 2018

More tasty treats cooked up in school

Teaching and Learning

Has your lesson been REAL (Relevant, Engaging, Active Leaning?

This academic year has been an exciting time for staff and students at Reading Girls’ School, with the launch of REAL. At the end of lessons students get the opportunity to feedback to teachers about the lesson. Students are presented with the question ‘Has your lesson been REAL?’ Students inform the teacher by taking a token and placing it in the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ box in their classroom. The tokens are then collected in at the end of the week and counted.

Results for Monday 5 November — Friday 9 November 2018

YES - 320 tokens

No - 15 tokens

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