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    This week: Tribute to Geoffrey Fallows, Here comes summer, Year 12 Careers Conference, Little Shop of Horrors, Leaver’s Concert

    Tribute to Geoffrey Fallows
    Geoffrey Fallows, 28th September 1941 - 11th June 2019
    Colleague and leader at The Camden School for Girls 1975 - 2000

    It is with great sadness that I am writing this tribute to Geoffrey Fallows, who died on 11th June 2019. Please click HERE to read the tribute.

    Here comes summer!
    People often ask me if things are slowing down in school at this time of year. The answer is a resounding NO!

    Students have been on a series of trips this half-term, making full use of the better weather to visit some of London’s most fascinating areas and facilities. Day trips this year have included:

    • Dartmouth House, ESU debating, Y7, 9 & 12
    • City Hall, Count on Us Maths Challenge, Y9
    • Wembley Careers and Rock Assembly, Y9, careers
    • City of London School for Girls, Y12, Question Time panels, economics
    • UCL, Science research, Y12
    • Swiss Cottage Library, Carnegie Book Award, Y8, Library and English
    • Emirates Stadium (for several events) Key Stage 3, PE
    • Business Design Centre, New Designers (Y10, DT)
    • Donmar Warehouse ‘Sweat’, Y12 drama and theatre studies
    • Alexandra Park School, English Speaking Union Schools Mace, Y11 and Y12, debating
    • Highgate Wood School, Oxford Schools, North London Debating, Y12
    • V&A Design Workshop, Y10, D&T
    • Francis Crick Institute, Genetics Workshop, Y13, biology
    • Body Worlds, Piccadilly Circus, Y10, PE
    • Price & Myers competition, Young Engineers, Bastwick St, Y8, DT
    • Vue cinema, ‘Thug’, English support group, Y11
    • Royal Academy, Y12, History of Art
    • Conway Hall, Classical Civilisation lecture, Y13
    • Buddhist Centre, theology, Y7
    • Acland Burghley, Camden Shield football, Y7 & Y8, PE
    • National Portrait Gallery, drawing trip, Y10, Art
    • Docklands, geography, Y7
    • National Gallery, Y13 History of Art
    • Victoria Palace Theatre, ‘Hamilton’, Y13, music
    • Ada Lovelace Live at the Crick - KS3, DT & careers
    • Houses of Parliament, ‘The Big Bang’, Lego Robots, Y8 & Y9, ICT
    • RAF Museum, Lego Robots, Y8 & Y9, ICT
    • Tate Modern, Y11, art
    • National Theatre, Tartuffe workshop, Y12 & Y13, drama
    • Jewish Museum, Y9, history and theology
    • Roundhouse Songwriting Workshop, Y10, music
    • British Museum, classics, Y11
    • Bloomsbury Theatre, ‘Oedipus’, Y10 -13 classics
    • St John’s College Cambridge, ‘Making Materials Matter’, Y10, science
    • La Sainte Union, Camden Shield Netball Competition, Y9 & Y10, PE
    • Ernst Young Offices, ASGS student conference, Y12, International Women’s Day
    • Royal Festival Hall, ‘WOW, what now?’ Y12 & Y13, International Women’s Day
    • Tate Modern, Y12, History of Art
    • Conway Hall, exam revision day, economics, Y13
    • Hayward Gallery, Y12, photography
    • Shakespeare’s Globe, Y9, English
    • Emmanuel Centre, Politics Revision Day, Y13
    • Francis Crick, IRIS anniversary, science
    • London Metropolitan University, journalism taster day, Y8 English
    • UCL Academy, Titration competition, Y11 & 12, science
    • Imperial College London Girls Maths Outreach event, Y10 mathematics
    • Wembley Arena, WE Day, Y9, pastoral
    • Trinity School Croydon, English Speaking Union Mace regional final, Y11 & 12, debating
    • Queen Mary University, IRIS Conference, Y10 & 12, science
    • Lancaster University, National Astronomy Meeting, Y12, science
    • The Royal Society, Science Exhibition, Y12, science

    Year 12 Careers Conference
    The Year 12s had a very successful careers conference with an extraordinary selection of speakers. The purpose of the day is to encourage our students to keep very open minds about their possible careers choices, and to give them opportunities to meet individuals working in a broad spectrum of workplaces. Here is a list of the organisations who came along and advised our students:

    • Database Marketing Counsel
    • NHS
    • Baker & McKenzie LLP
    • vFx Film Industry
    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    • Mind
    • Cabinet Office
    • Bank of England
    • Nature Magazine
    • APT
    • Solace
    • BBC
    • Wordbank
    • Department of Education
    • HM Treasury
    • The Guardian
    • Hawarth Tompkins
    • Crick Institute
    • Dynamic Flow Yoga
    • Institute of Civil Engineers
    • Danielle Cohen Solicitors
    • Department for International Trade
    • London Ambulance Service
    • Goldsmiths University
    • Wilberforce Chambers
    • Solace
    • Anna Freud
    • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
    • National Gallery
    • Dept. of Education

    Little Shop of Horrors
    Students are busy rehearsing for our end -of -year musical, The Little Shop of Horrors. I hope you will come along - I’m sure it will prove to be a highly enjoyable experience.

    Leaver’s Concert
    Last week’s leavers concert was exceptional, with a range of superb performances by Y13 students who are about to leave and several current students who supported them in the orchestra and in group pieces. The audience was packed, and their animation and wonderful praise at the interval demonstrated how much they appreciated the work of the music department in providing teaching and opportunities to perform regularly. The programme below shows you what a splendid variety of music was performed. Many thanks to all the performers, to the music department and the audience for creating a memorable evening.


    So, from trips to Paris, Devon and Barcelona, through the Danceathon to winning first prize in the London state schools Debating competition, Camden students are working hard and enjoying themselves right to the end of term.

    Thank you to everyone for supporting the school and for all you do to make it such a wonderful place. We look forward to seeing everyone in September - here is a reminder of the start dates for each year group:

    Sixth Form

    • Friday 30 August 2019 -Year 12 enrolment
    • Tues 3 September - Thurs 5 September 2019 (3 days) Sixth form induction
    • Friday 6 September 2019 - normal lessons start


    Main School

    Wednesday 4 September 2019

    • Year 7 Induction trip (all day) arrival 7.30am
    • Year 8 Coding workshop in school - 8C & 8M 10.00am – 12.00pm, 8R & 8T 1.00pm – 3.00pm
    • Year 9 Work-related learning activities in school - All Year 9 tutor groups 9.45am-12.00pm
    • Year 10 Managing mental health & stress workshop in school - 10C & 10M 10.00am – 12.00pm, 10R & 10T 1.00pm – 3.00pm
    • Year 11 target review day (by appointment)

    Thursday 5 September 2019

    • Year 7 - in school 9.00am-2.00pm
    • Year 8-11 - in school 1.30pm-3.30pm

    Friday 6 September 2019

    • All year groups - normal lessons start

    Elizabeth Kitcatt