UK Maths Challenge Successes
For the fourth consecutive year, Gad’s has entered its most able mathematician in the UK Maths Challenge. The individual challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in mathematics from a large number of pupils. The three levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4000 schools and colleges.
Gad’s cadets show great promise at 2 (SE) and 145 (S) Brigade Military Skills Competition
A team of 8 cadets from Gad’s Combined Cadet Force took part in the annual Brigade Military Skills Competition held at Crowborough Camp during the last weekend of half term.
Inspirational Iceland: Gad’s pupils enjoy field trip
Students at Gad’s have returned from an exciting and inspirational trip to breathtaking “land of fire and ice”, Iceland.
42 students in years 9, 10 and 11 visited the country to see firsthand its diverse geological and geographical features.
“Iceland is one of the places to go for budding scientists and geographers,” explains Mrs Claire Williams, Head of Science and trip organiser.
Gad’s pupil Alice Glover qualifies for national showjumping finals
Alice Glover has qualified for the Trailblazers National Showjumping Final in Warwickshire after winning the semi finals qualifier at the Eaglesfield Equestrian Centre.
A big kiss and thanks for Mother's Day
All the pupils in Gad’s Kindergarten said a big thank you to Mum's, Grandma's and Guardians in a special Mother's Day assembly on the last Friday of term.
Poems and songs were read and sung beautifully to show their gratitude and love for the special women in the audience. If the performances weren't heartwarming enough, every Mum then received an array of presents made in class.
Gad’s girl wins Blue Peter badge for her charity efforts
Blue Peter fan Grace Stingemore is proudly showing off the show’s coveted badge after her entrepreneurial skills raised hundreds of pounds for charities including the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline, the Teenage Cancer Trust, Dandelion Trust, Hope HIV and the Poppy Appeal to name but a few.
The thirteen year-olds latest fundraising efforts have seen her joining forces with her mum and grandmother to knit over 150 woolly chicks for Easter. The trio stuffed the chicks with crème eggs and sold them at school, raising a fantastic £150 for Beatty houses chosen charity, Saving Faces, the facial surgery research foundation.
Work experience reaps rewards for 32 ‘excellent’ students
Thirty-two students from Gad’s have achieved a work experience-based qualification which aims to boost the youngsters’ employability in an increasingly competitive jobs market.
Gad's teamed up with Connexions to provide careers advice, work experience for Lower Fifth (Year 10) pupils back in the academic year of 2012/13. After the successful completion of a ten-day work experience placement, 50 pupils - who are all now in their final year of GCSE studies – were put forward for an Excellence in Work Experience Award.
Parents tackle the dilemma of rugby playing brothers
The family of rugby-playing brothers Harrison and Thomas Rowe are faced with a bit of dilemma – while one sibling completed a hat trick of festival triumphs with his local team, the other son could be umpiring his brothers match after he completed RFU Referees Course!
Theatre trip treat for Year 11
On Tuesday, 25th March, our Year 11 pupils headed off to London to view the long-running theatrical adaptation of Susan Hill’s “The Woman in Black”.
Before settling down to a chilling couple of hours in the company of the vengeful ghost of Jennet Humfrye, they visited the British Museum where they had the opportunity to explore many of the treasures in its collection, from the Rosetta Stone and the Statue of Ramesses II, to the Lewis Chessmen and the Australian bark shield retrieved by Captain Cook when he first landed at Botany Bay in 1770.
It's a fairytale ending for Gad’s Junior pupils
Why be average when we can be fabulous?This was the question that drove this year’s Gad’s Junior school annual production, Cinderella.
After endless school rehearsals, the entire Junior school finally took to the stage this week (commencing 24thMarch) showcasing their immense and varied talents to their families, friends and teachers. The vibrant fairytale theme intertwined brilliantly with side-splitting pantomime performances to give audiences a fantastic experience, perhaps at the cost of actors’ dignity; in particular Charlie Ong and Molly Churchill who were unbelievably foul, but hilarious as poor Cinders’ evil Ugly Sisters, accompanied by their wicked mother (Joely Knox).