• Adcote reports a 4% increase in top A-Level grades

    A sustained focus on STEM subjects at Adcote School this year has resulted in 100% grades in Physics awarded at A*-B, 85% of grades in Maths awarded A*-B and 87% of grades in Further Maths awarded the same. Overall, Adcote reports a 4% increase in top grades, with 84% A*-C this year. Two girls are…

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  • Race for Life total money raised

    The final count has just been done after the Race for Life event as money has still been coming in and overall we managed to raise a fantastic £2242.00 which was about £300 more than last year and we beat the target we set. Thank everyone for all of their kind donations and supporting the…

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  • Sports Day 2017

    One of the major days of the year was about to unfold as the morning sun shone brilliantly over the freshly painted athletics track at Adcote School, which was soon to be buzzing with excitement and competitive spirit. The atmosphere was exceptional, as the house captains ushered together their team ready for the school’s Sports…

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  • Speech Day

    It was a particularly uplifting speech day this year, with celebrations all round and some astounding achievements – we have girls here who are the very best in the country in Athletics and Gymnastics, in particular – and our growing reputation in Music, thanks to the lively and inspirational Mr Bunn, was evidenced by the…

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  • Bronze D of E, By Mr C Farmer

    Eight intrepid explorers headed out onto the welsh mountains on Monday morning. It was a little over cast with the clouds blowing across the tops. The ferns were almost higher than the girls as they started the climb up to the first, of many, summits. Group Walki talkies (Bryany, Summer, Hana, Ellen) set of first.…

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  • The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Team 2017 Paddling to Success!

    From initial practice attempts to the final 100kms plus canoe-camping expedition on the River Wye in Herefordshire, Elena Roberts (Y12) tells the full story. Be bold, start cold. That is certainly how it started when seven eager Year 12s prepared for a day canoeing on the lake. Paddles, life jackets, helmets and sun cream at…

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  • Y11 Leavers – Goodbye and Good Luck!

    Our lovely Y11 girls kindly invited staff to share their leavers’ picnic in the school grounds. Many staff dropped in to wish the leavers a fond farewell.   For those girls staying on to sixth form – we will welcome you back in September!         

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  • MULTICULTURALISM – Understanding bias in the news, by Sue Jones (Adcote’s Teacher of Religious Studies)

    This term Y9 have been looking at Multiculturalism in the UK; with the recent events in the news, I felt this was a pertinent opportunity to explore religious and political bias.  Equipped with a single day’s cross-section of newspapers (sourced at 6.30am from my local paper shop!) I asked the girls to find reports of…

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  • Year 9 & 10 Activity Week 2017

     Miss Pugh looks back on a week of personal challenges This activity week has been invaluable for many girls for a variety of reasons. Many overcame fears to try the challenging tasks. Eleanor Wang was a hero on the Sky Dive – she was so determined to do it, but she was also really scared…

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  • Lake Vyrnwy Year 8 Activities Week

    Year eight spent the week tackling a variety of outdoor challenges, staying in a cottage by the picturesque Lake Vyrnwy – paradise, except for the midges! First we had to help a sheep, named Bernard escape back into the fields which surrounded our cottage. That evening we then had a very competitive, yet messy pancake…

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  • Year 10 Activities Week, by Ellen Parsons

      We stayed in a remote cottage in a secluded Welsh valley a short drive away from Betws-y-Coed. The area was ideal for country walks and to appreciate the beautiful valley that surrounded Tally. We completed a strenuous walk up a 872m mountain – Moel Siabod. A small group of us managed to climb all the…

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  • Monday, 19th June – Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

    We have had some astounding success in athletics this summer term, with two of our girls selected as reserves for the English Schools’ Team, after exceeding the qualifying standards at the National ISA Athletics championships in Birmingham. REBECCA WALKER (Y9) jumped an ASTOUNDING 17cm higher than the field becoming the National Champion! IZZY JAGIELKA (Y9)…

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  • Adcote Girls are Recording Artists!

     All of Lower School worked with a professional recording company for a whole day last week to produce a CD of a variety of pieces of music, showcasing the exceptionally high level of performance we achieve here in school, under the inspirational musical direction of Chris Bunn. Glee Club, Youth Choir, Adcote Pops, String Ensemble…

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  • Get in the Pink for Race for Life

      Once again Adcote is holding its annual Race for Life event next week (Tuesday 4th July) to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  All pupils take part, but we very much hope that parents and family members will be able to join too.  We will be starting with a fun warm up at 2:15p.m.…

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  • National Chemistry Competition – Success!

    By Rhiannon Williams, Y8 On Wednesday 7th June, Mr Phillips took four Year 8s – Katie Richards, Alex Hughes, Eleni Higgins and myself – to the University of Liverpool, where we took part in one of the biggest chemistry festivals in the UK. It was the Salters’ Institute Festival of Chemistry, and we were up…

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Practice – Canoeing the River Severn from Crew Green to Shrewsbury

    ‘We’ve Got Muscles!’ – By Chris Farmer After three days on the water, the team’s paddling skills have come a long way. It is amazing to think that their first outing was only a month ago and to see them now coming down the river like professionals was a great sight. At one point, they…

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  • Community Excellence Scholarship for one of our Year 13 prefects

    Adcote has had some wonderful news regarding one of our Year 13 prefects, with responsibility for sports. Today we have heard that Liverpool John Moores University has awarded her the Community Excellence Scholarship for the entire three years of her degree. Claudia Nixson-Engel has been a student with Adcote since Year 7, and is currently…

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  • National ISA Athletics

    At the National ISA Athletics on Monday 19th June, those who succeeded last year also succeeded again, but there was also new talent coming through, building upon Adcote’s talent. Rebecca Walker’s first time at Nationals resulted in her beating the rest of the field by 17cm. She has been building her performance week upon week…

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  • Junior Midlands ISA Athletics at Alexander Stadium

    The Junior Midlands ISA Athletics was held at Alexander Stadium on Tuesday 6th June. This is a very big and daunting place for such young girls to race, but it is also a great experience. Once again we did remarkably well. Poppy Livermore conducted a very tactical race in the 600m. She hung near the…

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  • Invitational Trampoline Competition Success

    Another fabulous achievement for Imogen Lamb and a first for her club. Imogen has won the West Midlands Invitational Trampoline Competition NDP4 age. She is aiming to bounce into national competitions. Congratulations Imogen!

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  • Gym Squad in the Spotlight

    Our U11 gym team have been selected to perform in the opening ceremony at the School Games on the morning of 4th July at the Shrewsbury Sports Village. The team will include Darcy Fletcher, Paige Johnson, Romilly Hayton, Olivia Dyer and Isibeal Francis.   The 2017 Shropshire Homes School Sport Festivals, as part of School…

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  • Maths Challenge news

    Intermediate Maths Challenge – Pink Kangaroo round – Hyaline Chen has been awarded a Certificate of Qualification, just missing out on a Merit certificate by one mark. Junior Maths Challenge results – Pupils in Year 7 and Year 8 have achieved one gold and five silver certificates. The silver winners are Eleni Higgins and Rhiannon Williams in…

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  • Ruby Allen has the S-Factor

    Ruby Allen competed at the Shrewsbury Kids Fest on the 13/14 May in the S-Factor competition and the results have just come through. We are delighted to reveal that she came first! She’ll now be performing on the main stage at the Food Festival and some other festivals as well. S Factor is a project bought…

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  • Adcote Summer Fete – Sunday 2nd July

    The School Summer Fete is the main fundraising event run by The Friends of Adcote during the year. Proceeds really do enrich the girls’ experiences here at school, so please do support the event if you can. The ‘main arena’ will feature performances from our award-winning choirs organised by Mr Bunn and Mr Aston-Smith, the Gymnastic…

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  • Duke of Edinburgh

    Further to our report in last week’s newsletter, we can now share some wonderful photos of our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze practice, which saw the girls doing a trial camp here at Adcote and marching out each day.    

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  • Adcote Views

    Sue Jones, who runs Adcote’s popular Photography Club, said: “I love these images Keira Diavati (7R) took last week on our Adcote Spring Walk. The smiley cow has to be my favourite!”

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  • Adcote in the National Press!

    Adcote has featured twice in the Independent School Parent magazine recently. Visit: http://www.independentschoolparent.com/education-news/adcote-school/ http://www.independentschoolparent.com/education-news/british-science-week/

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  • Notices

    Stress Busting Yoga – We are holding yoga sessions as stress release!  There will be a session on Thursday from 1.30pm -2.45pm for 10F and from 3pm – 4.15pm for 10G. Girls not participating will have a study session.  There will be further sessions ono Friday, May 26 for 10F from 1.30pm-2.45pm and for 10G…

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  • Water Wars meets Mary Berry at Adcote Summer Fete – July 2nd

    The Friends of Adcote and Rotary Club have teamed together to plan an unmissable Summer Fete on July 2nd. The ticketed event will be jam-packed with fun, traditional fete games and competitions, including Adcote’s Got Talent and Adcote’s Great British Bake Off. There will be a main arena with performances from the Adcote Choir, Gymnastic…

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  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme – By Chris Farmer, Head of Enrichment

    Not everyone can do it, in fact not everyone who does signing up to do it can complete it. It does take a certain person to have a go and succeed. What are we talking about here? The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme of course. Although His Royal Highness may be standing down from the public…

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  • Ski Trip USA

    It seems odd to be talking about skiing in the summer sunshine – but just a few weeks ago, 17 of our girls were whizzing down the slopes at Sunday River in the state Maine, along with Miss Hudson and Mr Farmer. Fortunately, the bears were all in hibernation! Split across eight interconnected peaks, Sunday…

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  • Visit to the World Museum, Liverpool – Year 7

    Our group enjoyed a wonderful day exploring the fascinating collections at Liverpool’s World Museum, organised by Julia Phillips. They took part in two workshops on sea life and rock pool life and another on creepy crawlies and arthropods. The ‘slight’ delay getting home, after a motorway breakdown, did nothing to curb their spirits. Teaching assistant…

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  • Military Open Day – Adcote Signs the Armed Forces Covenant

    It is not every day that you get to drive to school in an armoured car . . . on Monday Head Girl, Florence Galliers, stunned parents dropping off at Adcote School by arriving in a Spartan CVRT armoured fighting vehicle, complete with a mounted machine gun. The Spartan was one of a collection of…

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  • Textiles Photoshoot on location in Shanghai

    Sara Zhou models her coursework final pieces on location in Shanghai By Michelle Warner These beautifully styled photographs, taken in the stunning backdrop of Shanghai are of Sara Zhou wearing an outfit designed and made by Sara herself. She created the outfit, inspired by the theme ‘Underwater’ for her A level textiles coursework. Sara has…

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  • Bush Craft Challenge – By Mr Farmer

    What would you do if your were in a disaster situation? Panic, sit under a tree and sob or try and make some survival choices? Six families took the Bush Craft Challenge last Friday evening, they were given the task of making a shelter and making a fire – without the caravan or a match!…

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  • Italy Trip 2017

    The Adcote Italian trip was a phenomenal success, introducing our girls to culture, history and, of course, gelati of the Repubblica Italiana. Mrs Besterman reports. Our hotel in Rome stood beside one of Rome’s portae, or huge stone arched gates, still standing after 2000 years.  First stop, the Pantheon, which has the world’s first unsupported concrete roof (still there…

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  • Military theme for Adcote Open Day

    An army assault course and a giant inflatable wall will set the theme for Adcote School’s Open Day on May 1. Celebrating the school’s official signing of the Armed Forces Covenant, the open day will also be an opportunity to see the school at work from 9.30am – 4pm. The Mayor of Shrewsbury and local…

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  • Lower School Book Fair

    This year’s Lower School book fair raised a whopping £318.60. Grace Hepper, Year 5 teacher, said: “The funds will provide further books for our Lower School library which is beginning to look quite impressive! Please feel free to come and take a look at the selection of new and exciting books we have for the…

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  • Staff Vs Students Netball

    Accounts differ for this keenly anticipated and hard fought event!

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  • Curious Connections – Celebrity Bloggers visit Adcote

    Our sixth formers have gone viral! A well known Thai blogger visited our school earlier this year, as part of a series she is filming on British schools. The blogger known as ‘Sacross Peachii’ and her friend ‘Nest’ were shown round by Elena Roberts and Marcheluk, both in Year 12. From the release of the…

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  • Amazing Adcotians

    We never run out of things to shout about at Adcote. Here is a round-up from just one week of new achievements, in and out of school: County Champs R Us! Many of our gymnasts have been competing in the county grades championships over the past few weekends and we are proud to announce we…

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  • Eisteddfod success for Adcote Glee Club

    ADCOTE School is gaining a reputation for first class choral singing – claiming top prizes at the Oswestry Music Festival and now the Minsterley Eisteddfod, where its Glee Club and Adcote Pops choirs clinched first places at the weekend. Enthusiastic input and leadership from former professional trumpet player and our new Music Coordinator Chris Bunn…

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  • Adcote Shine Media awards

    We are excited to enter our school newspaper Adcotians for a UK Shine Media Award. Adcotians is 100% student led and produced. It involves pupils from across the whole school, encompassing Upper and Lower Schools and our international community. Girls of 10 different nationalities, many of whom are non native speakers of English, contribute to…

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  • Shine (National) Media Award 2017

    Mrs Rink’s nomination for Kateryna Barabash for a Shine (National) Media Award 2017 I am nominating Kateryna Barabash (Y13) as the most inspirational pupil. She took on the challenge of editing and producing Adcotians – our school newspaper – in January 2016 with no input from staff. She brought together girls aged nine to 20-years-old…

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  • ISGA Five Piece – U11 Gym Success – Tormead School, Guildford

    3rd Place (Team), 6th Place Individual (Paige Johnson) TEAM: Darcy, Paige, Romilly, Olivia and Isibeal By Lisa Nixson This is the biggest event of the gymnastics season with schools from all over Britain and the Netherlands and Brussels competing over three days. We all travelled down Sat afternoon ready for an early start Sunday morning,…

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  • Oswestry Music Festival

    The festival as a whole was a massive success and the standard this year was incredibly high, a fact commented on by all the adjudicators and clerks. Every single one of the girls who performed, conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism and was an absolute credit to the school. As one audience member said to…

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  • ISA Midlands U10 Netball Tournament

    By Kathy Gardner On Tuesday 28th February, the U10 netball team played in the ISA Midlands U10 netball tournament, held at Stafford Prep. The day started with disappointment finding out that Rosie was ill and wouldn’t be able to play. Despite this unfortunate news, and the fact that we will be missing pancakes for lunch,…

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  • North Shropshire Champions!

    By Kathy Gardner The Year 7 netball team took on the North Shropshire Schools in the U12 Tournament at Ellesmere College on Wednesday. A very noisy and excited team set off: “Have you come the right way Mrs Gardner? Why is it taking so long? We won’t have a very long warm up,” I hear…

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  • Midlands ISA Cross Country

    By Miss Pugh There is one word that springs to mind: ‘MUD.’ The first race on was the U10 girls. After some gentle persuasion by Mrs Livermore and Miss Pugh, the girls were finally ready to race in their t-shirt and skorts… all shivering away on the start line. I bet they were glad that…

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  • IT’S A HAT-TRICK!

    ADCOTE’s gym squad swept the board, claiming all three top girls’ event prizes at the 14th ISA National Gymnastics Competition this Sunday – held in our very own sports hall! Under the dedicated and watchful eye of coach Lisa Nixson, our girls have worked hard to develop a formidable national reputation over the past three…

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  • Sports Reports

    Netball U13s vs Ellesmere Results: U13A LOST 1-9  U13B WON 4-2 Man of the Match: Mia Dyfnallt The most exciting moment was when Mia ran and leaped into the air and caught the ball and passed it to Meg, who played Centre. Meg did a huge throw-over. The defenders passed to Pip who played Goal…

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  • Adcote Wins Best Primary School Sports Team Award – in the whole of Shropshire!

    Our girls collected a clutch of awards at the John Beswick International Presentation Evening at Shirehall in Shrewsbury, organised by the Shropshire Schools’ Sports and Athletics Association. The ‘flying sisters duo’ Katie Hayton (Year 9) and Romilly Hayton (Year 6) were both presented with International Awards for representing Great Britain in Equestrian Vaulting. Adcote U11 and…

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  • Adcote Through the Ages

    We were all quite nervous, welcoming children from three primary schools to help share in our 110th anniversary celebrations. Our teachers and gap students were all in costumes, ranging from Edwardian starch to funky neon legwarmers (Mrs Cooke) – to help give our guests a flavour of school life through the ages here at Adcote.…

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  • Cathy Cassidy Meets Journo Club!

    We were sat on the benches, chatting very loudly, waiting for famous teen author Cathy Cassidy to tell us about her new book ‘Broken Heart Club’. There were 188 children from local primary schools so it was very busy. Cathy first talked to us about daydreaming and she said that when she was younger that…

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  • Cathy Cassidy – She Came, She Talked, She Inspired Us!

    Cathy was promoting her new book ‘Broken Heart Club’ and gave a delightful and hilarious talk to our Year 5-8 girls as well as school children from St George’s and Baschurch Primary Schools.  She told the children her favourite subject at school was daydreaming(!) and spoke about the process of writing a book and how…

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day – Life after a genocide

    In addition to learning about the Holocaust, pupils also spent time developing their knowledge about more recent genocides such as those in Darfur, Cambodia and Rwandan. The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is “How can life go on” which explores how individuals and communities cope with life after a genocide. Pupils explored the…

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  • Mathematics Success – UKMT Senior Maths Challenge

    We are delighted that two of them, Jean Tai and Aurora Lu, scored highly enough to gain a coveted Certificate of Merit. Evelyn Zhang, Sherry Lyu and Zoey Zou will all receive Certificates of Qualification. Congratulations to all for their impressive performance.

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  • Adcote Gym Squads Scoop awards for “The Most Successful Shropshire Primary School Teams”

    We are delighted to report that Adcote School’s U11 and U9 Gymnastics Squad have been selected to receive the Derek Hayward Award as the most successful Shropshire Primary School Team. Romilly and Katie Hayton – our ‘flying sisters’ duo, who have represented the GB Vaulting Team – are also in line to receive individual awards.…

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  • Lovely new books

    Have a look at some of the lovely new books in Lower School – thanks to all monies raised from the Usborne book sale.

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  • Netball Reports

    U10 vs Moreton Hall – 12-0 WIN Man of the Match – Poppy Thomas By Rosina Relf Olivia made some exciting interceptions with hard and high balls, so that we could start our attack. Poppy Thomas barely missed and shot lots of goals. We were much quicker to the ball than they were and far…

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  • “A Shining Example of Sportsmanship”

    ISA Midlands Gym Competition, Adcote School (Jan 26th) By Lisa Nixson We waited with butterflies and excitement. Some of our girls had dragged themselves from their beds (the dreaded cough and temperature). All Adcote teams were competing in both vault and floor; some were performing a floor routine to music for the first time, whilst…

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  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Live Webinar

    Mala Tribich, a survivor of the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, spoke to Adcote schoolgirls via an international live-stream webcast – and her account will stay with them for the rest of their lives, as they explain in their own words. Rebecca Collins (Y8): “Her mum and sister were taken away to a forest and murdered. It…

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  • Lion King and Pineapple Studios – Performing Arts Trip to London

    By Meg Cooke A very early start, but well worth it, as we arrived in time to catch some street theatre at Covent Garden before a light lunch at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant. A short walk away was the Lyceum Theatre where we were treated to one of the great musical shows ever seen! The costumes,…

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  • Discovery Centre Trip – Years 2,3,4

    By Caroline Wemyss We all had a wonderful trip to Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Years 2, 3 & 4 enjoyed their day and learned a lot. Poppy Livermore’s favourite activity was learning how to use a spear thrower, which she excelled at – as did Seren Blackwell. Grace Edwards enjoyed creating her own cave painting…

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  • Adcote Through The Ages

    110th Anniversary Celebrations – February 3rd We are delighted to announce plans for a celebration of 110 years of education here at Adcote School. Our anniversary event Adcote Through the Ages will see us open our doors to primary schools in Shropshire for a day of living history and fun activities on February 3rd. There…

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  • Oxbridge Success

    Three of our girls are celebrating Oxbridge offers this week; one of our Year 13s received an offer to study PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) at Christchurch College, Oxford and another received an offer to study Chemistry at Trinity College, Oxford. After being pooled by her first choice college at the University of Cambridge, another…

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  • Netball results Adcote U10 vs Packwood U10 (away)

    RESULT – 5-0 WIN By Olivia Dyer Many of the Match – Izzy Francis  We made some nice, quick passing between Liv, Poppy T and Izzy Francis and the interceptions from all of our team were outstanding. We were amazing at stopping the other team from scoring so we could attack and score ourselves!

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  • Netball results Adcote U11 vs Packwood U11 (away)

    RESULT – 3-0 WIN Man of the Match – Paige Johnson By Hattie Candler and Ella Thomas The best moment was when April Wenlock tricked her marker and managed to get far away and caught the ball well. Ella Thomas also showed some great interceptions and Paige Johnson demonstrated superb attacking skills. Adcote were good…

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  • The Shropshire Teenage Book Awards

    The Shropshire Teenage Book Awards once again enlisted the support of Adcote pupils to judge young adult titles. Sara Pritchard, Schools Library Manager, brought with her eight titles for our Year 9 English students to look at, including works by Annabel Pitcher, Louise Garnell, Ali Benjamin and Ruta Sepetys. Themes covered were quite challenging and…

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  • KINVARA GARNER retires from Shetland Racing

    Our very own Shetland pony racing legend Kinvara Garner has gone out in a blaze of glory at Olympia and the Liverpool International Horse Shows. At the ripe old age of 14, Kinvara (Year 9) has now outgrown Shetlands and will retire after an illustrious career. It was not so bad to finish with two…

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  • Who said girls don’t get football?

    Year 6 Trip to Old Trafford With a fabulous view of the pitch, Year 6 soaked up the atmosphere of the crowd in the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford. Watching Manchester United beat Dutch side Old Feyenoord 4-0 in the Europa League is not something they will forget in a hurry. Mr Bunn said:…

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  • New Gym Scholarship at Star Performing School

    Budding gymnasts are invited to try out for new gym scholarships at Adcote School. The gymnastics squad at Adcote has established a national reputation over the past three years, winning Shropshire, Midlands and National team and individual events in all age groups.  It is hoped the new award – one of 11 different categories of scholarships for entry…

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  • Experiments in Land Art – By Harriet Wrobel

    I wanted my Y5 girls to look at art in the environment. They all have a preconceived idea that art has to be done in the classroom with equipment in the art cupboard. We started by discussing what they thought ‘Land Art’ was and what it could be made of…. the initial ideas were very…

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  • ISA Gym competition

    We were honoured to host the ISA Midlands Set Gymnastics Competition – but is it wrong for the host to win all the prizes?!! Huge thanks to Lisa Nixon and all of her team and congratulations to our talented and hardworking gymnasts. U9 Team – 1st  place Individual: 1st Amelia Moxley, 2nd Seren Blackwell U11 Team…

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  • Midlands ISA Swimming Gala at Walsall Baths – Y6 and below. 

    The girls were champions and swam their hearts out, although we were not in the top rankings this time. Poppy Livermore was 3rd overall in the freestyle and 5th overall in the backstroke.  Year 4 – 7th overall.  Year 5 – 12th overall.  Year 6 – 7th overall

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  • U14s and U16s vs Ellesmere College – Hockey Report

    And it’s goodbye from roving reporter Harps Randhawa…we are very sad to lose her! RESULTS: U14s 4 – 0, with Amelia Wojnar rightly receiving Player of the Match. U16s 2 – 2, with Scarlett Ford receiving Player of the Match. Miss H Randhawa reports… I have never felt so nervous during a match. Would I…

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  • Badminton – U16 North Shropshire Badminton Tournament – Report by Kathy Gardner

    We set off to Thomas Adams to compete in the U16 North Shropshire Badminton tournament.  Sabbu, Susanna, Jenny, and Cynthia with Amaris as the support (unfortunately she was injured so couldn’t play but wanted to watch) arrive at Thomas Adams and make their way down to the courts. The girls start to warm up and…

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  • Destined for Olympia – Kinvara Garner

    SUPERSTAR horsewoman Kinvara Garner (Y8) is in The Times newspaper today as part of a big feature on the Shetland Pony Grand National.  She is off to Olympia from December 13th-19th, where she will compete in the Shetland Pony Grand National twice a day, throughout the show.  She is also competing in the Liverpool International…

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  • Book Fair Triumph

    We are delighted to report that the Lower School Book Fair has raised £1,023 to spend on new books for the Lower School library. Jackie Greenwood, Head of Lower School, said: “We are grateful that so many of our pupils took part in the Usborne Book Fair and sponsored read and would like to thank…

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  • Careers and Higher Education Fair

    Our Careers and Higher Education Fair created a big buzz, with everyone from drone pilots to anaesthetists, lawyers and engineers on hand for the girls to quiz. There were representatives from a wealth of universities to advise on course options and job prospects. Our future doctors even got to practise resuscitation, thanks to several anaesthetists…

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  • Sixth Form News – The offers roll in!

    We are delighted to announce that an impressive crop of offers and interviews have already been received by our sixth-formers, including one at The University of Cambridge. We have also had our first student to gain offers from all five university choices. And in a record breaking 48 hours since Miss Bignell hit the send…

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  • Operation Christmas Child

    38 boxes were sent off this week. Our thanks to all who helped to make Christmas more bearable for less fortunate children around the world. Year 5 teacher Grace Hepper said: “The man from Samaritans said 8,000 boxes were being shipped next Tuesday to Kazakhstan and other countries. The girls have really enjoyed filling the…

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  • North Shropshire Swimming Gala – Moreton Hall

    2nd PLACE (U13s) By Nikki Jones I got to wear a new hat today – as one of PE crew – away with the U13 swimmers at Moreton Hall for the North Shropshire Schools Swimming Gale. My team were: Phoebe Carter, Amelia Livermore, Jasmine Wenlock and Rhiannon Williams.  After being greeted with “Miss Jones why…

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  • ISGA 2 Piece Gym Competition

    St. Mary’s School, Gerrards Cross By Lisa Nixson I was so proud of our girls, not only for the gymnastics, but in their behaviour and sporting attitude.  Whilst ALL the other schools ran around like headless chickens and tried gym moves way beyond there capabilities, our girls sat in a circle playing games with all…

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  • Adcote U10s vs Shrewsbury High School Hockey Report

    1-0 WIN! Man of the Match – Olivia By Lisa Nixson Another busy day with two hockey matches at SHS this afternoon. So, after a crocodile walk from the car park, it was tracksuits off and keeping pads on.  So the U10s start us off and immediately it it is end to end and hard…

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  • U13 Hockey Tournament at Packwood

    Apologies ladies and gentleman The Randhawa Report is delayed this week, due to severe weather conditions and technical issues! First to arrive, we take to the pitch and start our warm up as our goalie gets padded up. Teams start arriving in their masses. What an amazing sight – 13 schools all looking for a spot…

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  • Hit by our very first Tornado!

    There was great excitement in school this week as we experienced our very first tornado. We are relieved to report no injuries or serious damage to the school – ‘nothing that can’t be fixed’ as Mrs Browne put it – but the extraordinary tempest left a trail of destruction in its wake. It struck as…

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  • North Shropshire Cross Country Championships Report

    By Kathy Gardner Well we left Adcote in glorious sunshine with me thinking “yes!!” – no need for the waterproofs for the first time in three years. We had a happy bunch of girls on the outward journey looking forward to near perfect xcountry conditions. Oh how wrong I was – as we arrive the…

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  • Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day this year was an astonishingly moving event with a whole school service led by our school chaplain Lucinda Burns.  We enjoyed beautiful singing from Years 5 and 6 and the Senior School choirs. The younger girls performed a lovely version of Dona Nobis Pacem in the round, whilst the Youth and Senior Choir…

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  • Bonfire Night

    Bonfire Night was a resounding success, with some stunning entries for our pumpkin carving competition, judged by Vicki Archer from BBC Radio Shropshire. The winner was Sehs Kaur in the Lower School and Katy Williams came second. Our in-school lantern competition was won by Glenmore (Seniors) and Haughton (Lower). Nikki Jones, Head of Boarding, said:…

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  • Royal Academy Workshop

    Professional war artist Paul Brandford from the Royal Academy of Arts ran an all-day portraiture workshop with GCSE and A Level Art students. They investigated a range of approaches to portraiture working in charcoal, white and coloured chalk.The girls responded to a painting of an old woman and an owl by Frans Hals. Posing for…

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  • Budding Actresses at Theatre Severn

    Hattie Candler (Y5) and Madeleine Croall (Y8) have been taking part in the Tony nominated production of ‘A Christmas Story’ at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury. The Get Your Wigle On production based on the book by Joseph Robinette runs from Friday 11 until Sunday 13 November. Tickets start at £12.50. https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/musicals-1150/a-christmas-story/

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  • Hockey – U14 vs Oswestry School

    1-2 Loss – By Harps Randhawa It would be a cold and frustrating afternoon for the girls. On arrival we realised their ‘U14s’ team were in actual fact the U15s. This could be a tough game; the half term break obviously had an effect on the team as we conceded early in the first quarter. Would this be an…

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  • Hockey – U10s Tournament at Packwood

    4th place – By Lisa Nixon Despite two gum shields being left on the bus and a lost goalkeeping strap, which meant Rosina had to play with one blue pad and one orange, our girls were not shy about getting stuck in. After a bit of a scrap, which looked more like football, the ball was…

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  • Badminton – Adcote vs Ellesmere

    By Graham Carter Sadly, Aramis turned over on her ankle at the beginning of her singles match… perhaps the score would have been different! Fortunately, she had already managed to win one match with Cynthia against older opposition (including one Phinyada Sankapaew who many will remember). In our doubles matches we snuck one more win out…

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  • Kinvara Garner took the horse racing world by storm.

    http://m.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/mobile/msport/168321/youngster-takes-horse-racing-world-by-storm.aspx The 14-year-old, who attends Adcote School in Little Ness and has dreams of becoming a professional jockey, won the Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre Shetland Pony Gold Cup. Next on Kinvara’s busy calendar is an appearance at The Olympia Horse Show on December 13-19.

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  • Drone flying high over Adcote School’s Careers Fair on November 18

    A DRONE specialist will shed light on 21st century job opportunities in unmanned flying at Adcote School’s Careers Fair on November 18. Unmanned aerial vehicles may well be the future – and careers are opening out in the drone industry that no-one would have predicted 10 years ago.  From aerial photography and cinematography in the extreme…

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  • Sixth Form Taster Day

    Adcote School is holding a Sixth Form Taster Day to give prospective and present pupils a flavour of subjects on offer at the all-girls school.  Visitors to the school, along with current Year 11s, will be able to trial a range of 30 minute A Level course subjects, giving them an insight into course content…

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  • The Symposium of Science and Life

    The final Workshop Theatre Production of “The Symposium of Science and Life” took place this Monday.  Year 13 were working from the basis of Gothic Theatre which developed into a Frankenstein inspired piece.  The students set the work in Promenade Theatre, meaning the audience were taken on a tour as the strange scenes took place…

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  • Dana Prison Visit

    A Level Psychology Visit The Dana prison in Shrewsbury was an exciting destination for A Level Psychology students this week. They looked around the old cells, examined prisoners’ graffiti, experienced the old hanging rooms, the education unit, kitchens and exercise yards. It was the stories from the guides – all of whom are former prison wardens…

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  • Gourmet Christmas Dinners

    Come and join us for a gourmet Christmas dinner utilising locally sourced Christmas fayre for both company Christmas meals and family gatherings, in the wonderful setting of our Great Hall. Picture if you will, the snow gently falling past the west window, the crackle of a roaring fire, twinkling lights on a Christmas tree, a choir singing traditional carols from…

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  • A warm goodbye to a very special school

    Why is it that it’s often when we leave that we find out what everyone thinks of us? We are all sad to say goodbye to art teacher Edward Jenkins as he heads for pastures new. His letter to staff sums up precisely why Adcote is such a special place to work and study: Dear…

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  • Dodgeball

    Shropshire County School Games By Kathy Gardner Having qualified as U16 Girls’ North Shropshire Dodgeball Champions we headed off to Shrewsbury Sports Village for the County School Games. The girls were all decked out in their North Shropshire representative t-shirts and upon registering, received participants wrist bands. The event was then officially opened by a GB…

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  • School Liaison

    Our admissions office attended Birchfield open afternoon to meet years 6,7 & 8 girls and their parents. Our head of Sixth Form Nicola Bignell also attended the Corbett School Careers Evening and met Yr 10 & 11 Girls with parents.

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  • It’s another win for Shropshire’s own Kinvara Garner

    IT’S another win for Shropshire’s own Kinvara Garner – the 14-year-old Adcote schoolgirl who is taking the equestrian showing and racing world by storm.  So far this year Kinvara has appeared starred in the televised Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations, playing the part of the young Princess Elizabeth, won the Mountain and Moorlands Category at the Horse…

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  • Shakespeare Outreach

    OUR Shakespeare outreach programme delivered workshops at Weston Lullingfields Primary School, near Baschurch this week.  Former professional actor Danny Davies delivered scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, encouraging children of all ages to participate, dressing up in costumes provided by Adcote School. Mr Davies said: “All the children took part, including the very…

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  • Hockey Results

    Adcote U14s vs Bedstone College – 5-3 WIN A novel experience playing on home turf; surely home advantage would benefit the girls? Without our ever reliable goalie Rebecca we knew we had some pretty big shoes to fill. A confident Amelia stepped up and took on the responsibility for the role. A frantic start by both teams, trying to score…

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  • Hockey Report

    Year 8 vs Packwood – 0-8 A change in weather, a change in opposition and notably a change in fortune for the Year 8 team today. Were our players in awe of the Packwood players? When they have three county players – I think any opposing team would be. Just watching them during the warm up, I even…

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  • Pearl of Africa Visit

    Drumming, dancing and singing resounded through the school on Monday as girls enjoyed our fourth annual visit from the Pearl of Africa Choir. Our girls learned about the history of the artform and the speciality of each drum.  We were told that some of the large drums are only to be used before the King…

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  • Top of the Junior Ridden Mountain and Moorland category

    STAR rider Kinvara Garner chased off competition at the Horse of the Year Show, finishing top of the Junior Ridden Mountain and Moorland category.  The 14-year-old Adcote schoolgirl won a gigantic box of Lego at the national equestrian event, held in the Birmingham NEC, beating off around 20 other competitors riding her pony Laithehill Flute. …

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  • Netball Results

    YEAR 8s – North Shropshire County Tournament On Wednesday this week, Year 8s netball team travelled to Marches School to compete in the North Shropshire Tournament, coming 3rd overall out of seven. Player of the tournament was Hannah Peate for superb interceptions and taking on board everything she was asked to do. Considering the girls…

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  • Pearl of Africa Visit

    The Pearl of Africa Choir will be visiting us again from Uganda on Monday for a festival of workshops and performances in drumming, dancing and singing. Tours of UK schools such as Adcote help improve the health, education and welfare of people suffering through disease, war and poverty in Uganda. There will be a performance…

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  • Culture Day

    GIRLS were dressed in the colours of united nations today to raise money for the Pearl of Africa Choir, which visits us on Monday. We have girls from more than 20 nations studying here at Adcote. Although they are under strict instructions to speak English in the corridors and classrooms, we like girls to show…

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  • Abbey Concert

    Greg Livermore – one of our Adcote parents – very kindly produced an excellent film of our beautiful concert ‘Wednesday at One’ at Shrewsbury Abbey. If you are interested in viewing this, click on the link!

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  • FIRST University Offers!

    And the offers come rolling in…  In even better news…the first offers for university places are rolling in with Sherry Lyu being offered a conditional place at Bath University for Electronic Engineering, and Aurora Lu has been offered a conditional place at Bristol University for Chemistry. Great news and well done to both!

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  • Personal Statement Workshop

    Adcote sixth formers once again benefited for a second chance to have a one-to-one with education consultant Graham Kelly to prepare personal statements for university applications. The feedback was extremely positive in regards to the standard of writing.

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  • Wear Dots….Raise Lots

    DOTTY fever gripped Adcote lower school, as girls wore polka dot outfits to raise awareness of visual impairment and the impact of braille. Our lower school prefects and Head Girl Katie Richards also organised competitions to raise £139.79 for the RNIB, including guess the number of sweets in the jar and a junior school bake…

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  • West End costume designer comes to Adcote 

    Textile artist Bobby Britnell inspired GCSE and A Level girls in an exploratory printing workshop. Bobby has a background in theatrical costume design for the West End and television productions, with a special interest in embroidery.  Michelle Warner, Head of Textiles, said: “The girls produced some outstanding work, exploring methods of printing and then using these techniques…

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  • Jogfit Club

    Adcote’s jogfit club made the most of the last of the warm weather, crossing the River Perry and even enjoying some ripe damsons along the way.  We usually also run several kilometres every Friday lunchtime….honest!

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  • Flipping Amazing! Adcote sisters compete in European Vaulting Championships

    Adcote equestrians Katie Hayton (Y9) and her sister Romilly (Y6) competed in the Great British Vaulting team at the European Championships in Le Mans this August. This death-defying sport involves practising gymnastic manoeuvres on horseback.  Katie reports:  The crowds lined the arena, flags waving in the breeze. It was time for the competition to start.…

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  • Shrewsbury U14s Hockey Tournament Final Results

    The final results were: 1st William Brookes 9pts 2nd Adcote 8pts 3rd Sir John Talbot’s 7pts 4th Church Stretton 6pts 5th Ludlow 3pts 5th Thomas Telford 3pts

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  • Hockey Reports – from Mrs Randhawa

    Adcote U14s – Hockey Tournament, Shrewsbury School I may have lost my voice from all the shouting on the sideline but it was truly worth it. What a great performance from the girls which included 3 Year 8s: Mia, Izzy and Katy. After our game against Moreton on Wednesday, we knew we had things to…

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  • Badminton Adcote vs Concord College

    A group of under 16 and under 19 badminton players went to Concord last week to play a series of doubles matches against some of their girls, had a fabulous time, made friends and were an all-round credit to the school. Saili and Zoey, Sabbu and Susanna, and Amaris and Jianing all gave their far…

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  • Netball County Schools Tournament

    Last Monday the U16 Netball team travelled to Church Stretton to play in the County Schools Tournament. They played four matches in their pool, winning three and losing one. Unfortunately, three teams all lost one game each and we narrowly missed out on a place in the play-offs on a poorer goal difference. Netball coach…

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  • Sixth Form Taster and Open Evening

    During the day, on November 15th visitors to the school – and our current Year 11s – will be able to trial a range of 30 minute A Level course subjects, giving them an insight into the course content and structure as it is delivered in the classroom. Chris Farmer, Activities Co-ordinator and Nicola Bignell,…

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  • Great Cakes! Macmillian Success

    OUR Macmillan Coffee Afternoon last Friday managed to raise £312 in just 45 minutes; a testament to the hungry cake fiends we have here in school! (and that’s just the staff….) Nicola Bignell, Head of Sixth Form, said: “Thank you to everyone who helped make this a success. From the donations, to the help setting…

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  • Real World Science – Royal Society Workshop

    SIXTH Form chemists benefited from a Spectroscopy workshop delivered by the Royal Society of Chemistry last week. Girls in Years 12 and 13 enjoyed the intriguingly entitled ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ workshop, a partnership between the Royal Society and Glyndwr University.  The two-hour workshop, run by university staff and students, gave our chemists an insight…

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  • Blood curdling theatre trip

    SENIOR school girls enjoyed a trip to Theatre Severn to see the bloodcurdling production of Mar Shelley’s Frankenstein. Mrs Cooke, Head of Performing Arts, hoped they might gain some inspiration for their own interactive, gothic theatre productions which will take place in and around Adcote School during the day on Hallowe’en.

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  • A Bountiful Harvest Festival

    A BOUNTIFUL Harvest Festival saw 130kg of food and products spirited away to the Hope Church Food Bank in Shrewsbury. Prefects from Adcote helped deliver it to those in need whilst, at the Food Bank, they were invited to help create real food parcels made up from our contributions at Adcote. Here in school, we…

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  • Year 11 Lake District Visit

    We have some wonderful images from the shores of Lake Windermere, where our Year 11 geographers gathered data for GCSE coursework. They spent a night in a fabulously renovated youth hostel, right next to the lake.

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  • Open Day

    Our Open Day last week attracted some very positive responses from the families who toured the school. Several families were on return visits and were extremely impressed with the upbeat and enthusiastic climate here in school and the many happy faces in the corridors. Our next Open day will be on Wednesday 19th October.

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  • Macmillan Coffee Morning

    We had wall to wall cakes for our Macmillan Coffee Morning in the Great Hall on Friday, demonstrating the wonderful support that we enjoy from Adcote girls and parents for our charity events.

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  • Sixth Form speed dating event

    A SIXTH FORM ‘Speed Dating’ event proved very popular this week, as Year 11 girls found out more about the subjects they might like to study at A Level. By rotating between sixth formers studying a wide variety of subjects, they were able to ask any questions about education here at Adcote post-16. Girls wanted…

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  • Shakespeare workshop success

    Nearly forty excited young children from Oswestry Catholic Primary School took part in a workshop on Shakespeare’s plays, as part of Adcote’s bid to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. The young actors performed a scene from Macbeth and dressed up as witches and wizards. These workshops are part of the school’s outreach programme…

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  • Kinvara Garner wins the Shetland Pony Grand National

    Congratulations to Kinvara Garner in Year 9, who is becoming something of a celebrity in the junior equestrian world. On her Shetland pony Smokey Joe, 14-year-old Kinvara stormed home in first place at Newmarket Racecourse last Friday, riding in the blue and white silks of HH Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the Deputy Ruler…

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  • The Turkish Eye of Protection

    This month’s winner is Claudia Wojnar, Y9 – Travel Writing Mrs Rink praised her captivating language use and clear grasp of literary technique. Hemingway eat your heart out! The Turkish Eye of Protection The crimson sun had absorbed every drop of crystal liquid. It bubbled in the cyan sky, sending rays of sunlight in every…

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  • Prefects in post

    This year we are lucky enough to have two head girls. Hannah Spalding will be in charge of pastoral care, helping to look after the wellbeing of girls in the school and Florence Galliers will report back on all things academic. A new mentoring system will allow girls to chat through problems with designated prefects…

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  • Adcote on tour

    WE have had an encouraging and immediate response from primary schools wishing to take part in our touring Shakespearean workshops. Last term, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, more than 200 primary school children joined us here at Adcote to take part in a series of six fun Shakespearean drama sessions. This term, we…

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  • Changing faces in the undergrowth

    Of course we welcome new faces here at Adcote – but a horse, followed by a gorilla and now at the start of the autumn term….a stag? We are very lucky to enjoy a partnership with British Ironworks, of Oswestry, which sees a selection of the very best metalwork sculptures on display here in our…

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  • Dahl Day

    ROALD DAHL would have been delighted with the verve and enthusiasm bubbling over in our Junior School this week. We celebrated Dahl’s 100th birthday with a day of gobblefunk and whoopsy-splunkers activities with a minimum of whizpopping (look it up!). Our teachers were all giants – with big ears to match – and all the girls…

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  • Lions Player keeps our girls on their toes

    England Lions Dodgeball player Evie Ford kept our girls on their toes this week, showing them some hot footwork in our new sports hall. Evie, a former Head Girl here at Adcote, is an ideal role model for our girls with her charismatic and friendly manner and her clear commitment to make the best of…

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  • Parliament Loan Box

    THE origins of Parliament go back to the 13th Century and it can seem a bit of a mysterious process to the uninitiated. But by taking advantage of a House of Commons scheme to lend out the trappings of office – wigs and maces – we have been able to bring the process of law-making to…

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  • A note from the Christian Union

    A few words from our chaplain Lucinda Burns We are very lucky to have our own ‘in school’ chaplain Lucinda Burns to look after our souls. On a serious note, Lucinda – or ‘The Rev’ as the girls have taken to calling her – has become an essential part of daily life here in school.…

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  • A note from the head

    OUR new chief Diane Browne says she has been delighted by the warmth of the welcome she has received at Adcote this week. In her inaugural assembly, she encouraged girls to commit to their own journey through the school and do their best, in readiness for the working world beyond. “You’re here to do a…

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  • Shrewsbury Abbey Concert

    Students of Adcote School put on a public concert of exceptional quality at Shrewsbury Abbey last Wednesday lunchtime with a variety of solo and chamber group performances. They performed to a crowd of around 80 who enjoyed hearing the girls in the beautiful setting and acoustic of the Abbey. Head of Languages and Chamber Choir…

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  • Sixth Form Bonding

    OUR sixth form induction programme saw girls from Years 12 and 13 coming together to complete team building challenges on their first day back at school. Working together in their houses, the girls tackled a number of challenges including climbing through hoops (literally not metaphorically – we don’t do that here) and sending a ping…

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  • Summer School Success

    Many of our new international students arrived early for a six-week summer school. As part of a full programme of activities, they were introduced to key vocabulary in specific subjects. Graham Carter, Adcote’s Head of Langugages, said: “Sixteen students have been working hard to prepare as thoroughly as possible for the new school year. “Don’t…

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  • Athletics Success

    This year proved to be another successful year for Adcote in the Midlands ISA Athletics events. Girls have achieved personal bests when performing in Alexander Stadium and 10 girls have gone through to represent the Midlands in the National ISA Athletics Championship on Wednesday 29th June.It was remarkable to see Izzy Jagielka run the 100m…

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  • Adcote Shakespeare festival

    This year’s Adcote Shakespeare festival ended with a visit from Ellesmere Primary School who brought their year 6 pupils for a morning of drama as they performed scenes from some of the Bard’s most popular plays including Henry 5th and Macbeth. ‘We are grateful to the local teachers who brought over 200 boys and girls…

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  • Adcote Seniors Bake-Off Battle

    Last Friday was a very busy day, both inside and outside Adcote School. On the sports’ field, battles of an athletic nature were taking place as part of the annual Sports Day, and inside, the battlefield was of a sensory, and most delicious, nature. Tastebuds were tingling with mouthfuls of delicious cakes competitively baked by…

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  • Junior School Bake Off

    The annual Adcote Junior School Bake Off competition was a delicious and delightful event that even Mary Berry would have been pleased to attend.Eleven girls from across the Juniors submitted their entries, producing ‘A Cake Fit For The Queen’.  Lemon cakes jostled with raspberry and chocolate layer cakes to vie for first place. There were…

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  • Race for Life 2016

    Adcote School will be holding its very own Race for Life on Thursday 23rd June at 2:00p.m. to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  We would like to invite all family members to join us in this whole-school event to take part in the event alongside your daughter(s). The event will be starting with a “Zumba-Style”…

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  • Adcote’s Drama Workshops

    Adcote School this week played host to a large group of children from Whittington Primary School who spent the morning in the beautiful School gardens learning about Shakespeare and doing scenes from five of his most popular plays including Macbeth and Henry the Fifth.  This was the first in a series of visits arranged by…

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  • NEW HEAD AT THE HELM

    ADCOTE SCHOOL is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Headmistress Diane Browne. Mrs Browne comes to us from Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, where she is currently Director of Studies and a former Head of English. Naomi Pritchard, Acting Headmistress at Adcote, said: “Mrs Browne was an outstanding candidate in the interview process.…

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  • Summer Concert

    On Thursday the 12th of May 2016 Adcote School held its Summer Concert, which was a huge success. The warm weather coupled with the beautiful grounds of Adcote School made for the perfect setting for an evening of musical talent from the youngest to the oldest in the School. The many choirs performed a mix of…

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  • Year 7 Trip to Warwick Castle

    Year 7 pupils enjoyed a fun-filled day out to Warwick Castle on Thursday 19th May to learn more about castles which they have recently been studying in History.  The day started with an ‘Attack and Defence’ workshop where pupils discovered more about the history of the castle and the ways an army would have tried…

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  • ‘Princess Elizabeth’ studies at Adcote School

    Local girl and Adcote School boarding pupil, Kinvara Garner, was chosen to play the part of the young Princess Elizabeth in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration last weekend.Hosted by Ant and Dec, the televised event was a huge success, and involved 900 horses and more than 1,500 people, including Dame Shirley Bassey and Helen Mirren,…

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  • Holocaust Survivor Shares Personal Account of WWII

    Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring shared his very personal account of World War II with Adcote School’s History Department.Aishling Ojiako reports.We were honoured to have Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring talk to us about life before the war, how it affected him, and life afterwards.Now 90 years of age, he gave a passionate and vivid account of…

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  • Adcote Old Girls 50 year Reunion

    Adcote staff and pupils were delighted to welcome back a group of ‘old Adcotians’ last week as part of the School’s Bank Holiday Open Day event.The group of old girls all left Adcote 50 years ago in 1966 and had come from far and wide, including one from Switzerland, to attend the reunion.  They enjoyed…

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  • Dramafest

    Adcote School is planning a drama extravaganza or ‘Dramafest’ on Race For Life Day, Thursday 23rd June, with Years 7 to 9 presenting four dramas simultaneously, in the fabulous gardens at Adcote.The Year 7 girls will repeat their performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which they recently presented, in Shrewsbury Castle to much acclaim, and…

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  • Heart Screening Success at Adcote School

    Last weekend saw a steady stream of young people arrive at Adcote School for a heart screening event. The free heart test was funded by the registered charity, CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young, in memory of Matthew Dewhirst from Oswestry who died suddenly in 2012 aged 17 of undetected heart failure. Every week in…

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  • Plantation to Palate – Adcote Welcomes Award-Winning Chocolatier

    This week Adcote pupils in Years 7 and 8 were thrilled to experience the sights, sounds (yes, sounds) and flavours of award-winning Chocolatier David Greenwood-Haigh from ‘Coeur de Xocolat’. David came to the School in full chef’s whites to deliver an ‘Adventure in Chocolate’ experience.He gave a fascinating and mouth-watering presentation illustrating the history of…

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  • Shakespeare in the Gardens at Adcote School

    On Bank Holiday Monday, the sun shone on the group of actors gathered in the Adcote gardens, to present Mr Shakespeare’s comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and a large audience were entertained as girls from Year 7 and Senior pupils worked together in the magnificent setting. The play was a further event in a summer…

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  • Adcote Walks Encourage Brain Activity.

    A new initiative has been set up in Adcote Junior School to boost pupils’ brainpower.Every Thursday pupils and teachers in the lower years are walking for at least a mile during registration time, following a pilot scheme undertaken by a school in Scotland. The Scottish trial saw children becoming more focussed and awake following exercise.…

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  • Afternoon Tea for the Queen

     In celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday, pupils attending Adcote School’s ‘Cooking Club’ learned how to create a typical English Afternoon Tea.The girls saw how to make dainty, finger sandwiches with a variety of fillings; smoked salmon and dill, cream cheese and cucumber and egg mayonnaise. They then produced traditional Scones served with strawberries, jam…

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  • Gymnastics Success at Midlands Independent Schools Gymnastics Association Competition

    Last weekend the Adcote School gym squad took part in a MISGA event in Stamford, Lincolnshire.Mrs Lisa Nixson, Gym Coach said “We are very proud of Adcote School gym squad who competed at MISGA this weekend winning 3 out of 4 categories entered and all 4 individual Champions plus many more individual medals. The hard…

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  • Free Heart Test at Adcote

    We are pleased to be hosting a free heart test for young people and adults aged 14 – 35 

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  • Shakespeare ‘Dead’ but Alive with Adcote

    The Battlements of Shrewsbury Castle echoed to the sound of young voices quoting lines by the Bard as two companies of actors from Adcote School performed scenes from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. One company was made up of girls from Year 7 and the second was a…

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  • Adcote School Pupils ‘Live’ Lesson

    The DIRECTOR of the Royal Shakespeare Company welcomed Adcote girls to a BBC Live Lesson at Birmingham Library on Monday. The BBC satellite truck sparked excitement parked outside, but the real thrill was watching a live broadcast in action – with cameras, lights, auto-cues and a team of BBC employees busying about with headsets and clipboards.Our…

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  • Shakespeare Alive at Adcote School – “All the world’s a stage”

    Adcote School for Girls is focusing on the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare by providing a series of activities for its students and the wider public to enjoy.Adcote girls celebrated ‘Shakespeare day’ at Shrewsbury castle on 23rd April by performing a shortened version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the castle grounds. The…

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  • Adcote Bakes for Britain!

    Always mindful of extolling the British values and traditions so intrinsic to the ethos of the school, Adcote School is keen to encourage pupils to take part in the typically British ‘Summer Bake-Off’ challenges in June.This year the theme is very British indeed and is to bake ‘A Cake Fit For The Queen’.  The Bake-Offs…

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  • May Open Days

    WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR OUR MAY OPEN DAYSMonday 2nd May 2016 from 9:00am – 4:00pmSenior School performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 3pm in the School Grounds.Followed by Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall.Saturday 14th May 2016 from 9:30am – 12:30pmShakespeare Alive at Adcote School – “All the world’s a stage”Performing…

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  • Adcote School Pupils ‘Go Live’ with BBC

    In the coming weeks Adcote School pupils will be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a diverse range of events and activities focussing on ‘the Bard’.One such activity is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a ‘BBC Learning live lesson’. Around 30 Year 7 girls have been invited to observe a…

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  • Ladies in Business at Adcote School

    On Wednesday 23rd March, Adcote School once again opened its large oak front doors to welcome back the ‘Ladies In Business’ group; a networking team of business women who regularly use the beautiful Grade I listed building as the venue for their lunch and speaker events.2016 marks the 10th Year anniversary of the group, and…

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  • Open Events in May 2016

    Monday May 2nd 2016 9.30a.m. – 4.30 p.m.Why not come and find out more about us? Monday 2nd May is a working day at the School. The Girls will be in class and you will be able to feel the warmth and friendliness of the School as you tour the facilities led by one of…

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