Before they left school for the Easter holiday, pupils in Year 7 wanted to wish you a Happy Easter with a song about Easter eggs called ‘Una fiesta de huevos’. Olé!
In many countries, the first day of April is a day to play jokes on family and friends. When the other person falls for our joke, we exclaim, “April fool!” and have a laugh. In France, they play the same sort of jokes, but instead of saying “April fool!” they say, “poisson d’avril!” which translates into “April fish!” One of the favourite “April fish” jokes among French children is to tape a paper fish to someone’s back without them knowing it.
Mrs Twomey had a lot of fun yesterday celebrating poisson d’avril with pupils in their French lessons!
We had an incredible time at the Hollygirt Interschool Climbing Competition after school yesterday. It is the 5th year we have sponsored this event at Nottingham Climbing Centre.
We welcomed primary and secondary schools from across Nottinghamshire including Nottingham High School, Nottingham Girls’ High School, Rushcliffe School, The West Bridgford School, Middleton Primary School, Radford Academy, Whitemoor Academy, Cropwell Bishop and Our Lady’s of Perpetual Succour.
A massive thanks to former Hollygirt staff member, Mrs Twells, and to the staff at the Centre for organising such a fun and successful event. Thank you also to Mrs Hutley, Mr Thompson, Mr Deacon, Mr Goodhead, Miss Purchase and Miss Cooper for giving their time after school to support the children at the climbing centre.
You are invited to our Art Preview Evening on Thursday 2nd May from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Enjoy some refreshments as you look at the wonderful art work produced by pupils in Year 11 this year.
The Senior Spring Concert took place last night where we enjoyed a variety of musical performances. The bravery and camaraderie shown amongst pupils was inspiring and we’re so proud of all pupils who got up there and gave it their all.
Thank you to Mr Thompson for organising the concert and to the peripatetic staff for helping to prepare the performances.
The Senior School production of We Will Rock You will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May. The Summer Concert will take place on Tuesday 11th June .