We are very proud to see students throughout the school continuing to undertake fundraising and creative projects during remote learning. A few recent examples are highlighted below:
Jacqueline, MIV, and her sister participated in a Zoom concert this Sunday 17 May to raise money for Masks for NHS Heroes, playing Barriere’s Sonata for 2 cellos. They have already raised more than £2,000 through a variety of fundraising efforts, including making customised cloth masks. Their crowdfunder is available here if you would like to donate.
As part of National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Tian, VI, has been playing music outside her window as a tribute to the NHS. Last month, teenage musicians all across the country played a socially distanced orchestral performance of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on Friday at 5pm, conducted by the well-known Marin Alsop. It was brilliant to see several of our students participate.
During quarantine, Natalia, VI, set up a blog called ‘Quaranteens’. The blog consists of two parts: an Instagram account called @humansofquaranteen where she interviews teenagers from all over the world about their experience in quarantine and a website, https://www.quaranteen20.com/, where teenagers can share stories, poems, photos or anything else which gives an insight into their lives and feelings during quarantine. The aim is for teenagers to stay globally connected during a time where it is very easy to feel lonely and isolated. So far Natalia has had almost a thousand young people follow or participate in some way. She would love to involve more people and hopefully build a wider community around this.
Amelia, VI, recently completed the National Three Peaks (the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales) on her stairs. She did this within the traditional 24 hour time frame (incorporating ‘drive time’ between the different mountains), managing 3,408m of ascent in 1263 reps of my stairs, a total of 9 hours of walking!