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EXTERNAL VACANCIES

GLOBAL ACTION LTD - HEAD OF SALES AND MARKETING ROLE • Competitive salary and benefits• Ba...
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SAVE THE DATE - GUILD REUNION 2018

Saturday 19th May 2018 College Reunion for all Guild members, but especially those who lef...
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College News 2017

09/06/2017

DECEMBER AUTUMN TERM ROUND-UP It has been another busy and exciting term at College, with ...
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Festive Carols with College 03/12/17

Guild members joined College for a Festive Carol Service on Sunday 3rd December 2017. The ...
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Hinge and Bracket: "A Prize Performance" at Cheltenham Ladies' College

Hinge and Bracket: "A Prize Performance" at Cheltenham Ladies' College Dr Evadne Hinge and...
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Members' Occupations 2017

To complete your Record of Members' Occupations for 2017 please click here or go to the Me...
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Guild member Jo Skillman delivers PGC Talk

We were lucky enough to listen to a presentation by Ms Joanna Skillman (1982-1989, St Clar...
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Guild member Pippa Robinson delivers PGC Talk

Pippa Robinson on "Acing your interviews" This talk was the second in a series of talks by...
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Guild member Alice Garnier delivers rugby session

Guild member Alice Garnier (2012-2014, St Hilda's) visited College to deliver a rugby sess...
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DRINKS RECEPTION FOR GUILD IN HONG KONG NOVEMBER 2017

On Friday 3rd November, more than 40 Guild members got together for drinks at The Continen...
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GUILD DAISY LAPEL PIN BADGES

We have had some Daisy Lapel Pin Badges designed which we hope Guild members will buy to w...
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CIVIC PLAQUE TO HONOUR MISS DOROTHEA BEALE

Miss Dorothea Beale, pioneer of girls’ education, suffragist, and Principal of Cheltenham ...
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Guild Creative Drinks

45 Guild members aged 18-70 gathered in Chelsea for the Guild Creative Drinks in September...
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GUILD MALAYSIA RECEPTION

Guild members in Malaysia and Singapore in medicine or law were recently invited to an eve...
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Guild Reunion 2017

02/01/2017

Saturday 20th May over 330 Guild and Honorary members of all ages descended on Cheltenham ...
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Guild Members in the News 2017

JUNE Charlotte Collins (1985, Glenlee) - Congratulations to Charlotte Collins who has won ...
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CLC Golf Society 2017

TASSIE GOLF RESULTS This year again we had 8 willing golfers wanting to take part in The T...
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CLC ONLINE DIGITAL ARCHIVE

The College online archive is now live and available for Guild members to use. The funding...
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Claudia Clare: Exhibition - The Summer Pots

Claudia Clare (Stott) will be showing 'The Summer Pots,' in a two person show from 8th - 3...
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Guild Member Cycling 300 miles from Budapest to Zagreb

Guild member, Alice Garnier (2012-2014, St Hilda's ), will be cycling 300 miles this summe...
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Contemporary artists respond to Mappa Mundi

Mapping Inspirations Exhibition - Hereford Cathedral 10th April - 15th July 2017 (inc Gray...
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Guild Member running in the Marathon des Sables 07/04/17

Guild member, Georgie Peters (2000-2005, Sidney Lodge), is running in the Marathon des Sab...
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Walking and Talking From Dover to Iona - Guild member Pilgrimage

A LISTENING PILGRIMAGE APRIL-JUNE 2017 Can you walk or talk with us? Guild member, Isabel ...
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Women at the Royal Hospital Chelsea: 325 Years of History 23-29 March

01/03/2017

The Royal Hospital Chelsea will be holding an exhibition exploring the important role wome...
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Principal's Lecture Series: Education for Life 04/02/17

On Saturday 4th February, the UC and SFC girls were fortunate enough to attend the Princip...
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BEALE DEBATE 2016

The highly anticipated annual Beale Debate took place at College on Saturday 3rd December....
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Life According to Saki - New York 2017

Jessica Lazar (2005, Sidney Lodge) directed Life According to Saki at the Edinburgh Fringe...
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Snowdrops at Colesbourne Park

DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST WE WILL NOT BE ORGANISING A VISIT THIS YEAR There are a number of ...

College News 2017

DECEMBER

AUTUMN TERM ROUND-UP

It has been another busy and exciting term at College, with performances, music concerts, sports competitions, trips and festive end of term events. This film gives a short overview of some of the activities that have taken place.

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Christmas Concert is our largest annual school concert of the year, and is part of the festive traditions that signal the end of the Autumn Term and the start of the Christmas holiday.

On Friday 8th December, talented musicians, singers, bands and ensembles came together in the Princess Hall for vibrant performances in different genres. The concert opened with the theme tune to the film ‘The Polar Express’, followed by music by Brahms, Holst and Smetana; songs by Neil Diamond and Freddie Mercury, and closed with Cahn & Styne’s Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! which put the audience in celebratory spirit from beginning to end.

A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

On Saturday 9th December, the Service of Lessons and Carols took place in the Princess Hall. A recording is available below for parents, Guild and friends of College who were unable to attend. 

COLLEGE WELCOMES DR ROWAN WILLIAMS

On 4th December, the Religious Studies and Philosophy Department welcomed Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and current Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Dr Williams spoke about the responsibility of Christian communities to engage with inter-faith work, citing the Building Bridges programme he developed as Archbishop, which has since held ecumenical and inter-faith conferences across the world, including in Sarajevo, Washington D.C. and Rome. He also spoke about the delicate balance between inter-faith work and evangelism, arguing that it is important to show respect to others' views, but also important to embrace and encourage converts.

The talk, which was attended by around 200 people, including CLC Sixth Formers and members of local church communities, was followed by a delightful supper hosted by Mrs Gregory in Elizabeth House. The supper, attended by members of the Religious Studies and Philosophy Department, sixth formers and the Principal, was marked by lively debate and chatter about the role and future of Christianity in the UK.

SPORTS NEWS

Including Modern Biathlon, Cross Country, the Emily Sumaria Memorial Hockey match, Lacrosse and Indoor Hockey. Read more

NOVEMBER

CLC FLOURISH HONG KONG GALA RAISES £150,000

On Thursday 2nd November more than 270 members of the CLC community came together at the Aberdeen Marina Club in Hong Kong for a wonderful evening to celebrate the girls of CLC and to hear about future plans for College from the Principal. The evening started with drinks, where the UC4 girls enthusiastically sold tickets for the raffle. Guests were then treated to a five course meal with wine, during which current CLC girls performed and nine amazing lots were auctioned. Read more + view photos.

PGC NETWORKING DINNER - 'REACHING OUT TO OTHERS'

On Friday 13th October, the PGC held a Networking Dinner for 'Reaching out to others' where girls were able to meet those whose careers involve helping both people and places. There was an inspiring array of people to talk to, ranging from a recognised speech writer to Chelsea Pensioners, from magistrates to counsellors. Read more + view photos.

PRINCIPAL'S LECTURE WITH VERITY HARDING FROM DEEPMIND

On Saturday 14th October, we were privileged to hear from Verity Harding, Co-Lead of the Ethics and Society team at DeepMind. Her talk conveyed the importance of Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI), urging us to consider the uses of new technologies to tackle some of society's toughest problems; from the use of DeepMind’s algorithm to manage cooling in Google’s data centre, which reduced energy consumption by 40%, to using AI to move patients through from test to treatment quicker, potentially reducing fatalities. Read more.

D OF E GIRLS COMPLETE 3,120 HOURS OF VOLUNTEERING

This year at the regional Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) manager’s meeting, all DofE managers were presented with a certificate quantifying the amount of volunteering the students have completed in the last 12 months as part of their award.

They calculated the number of hours completed (logged on DofE) and multiplied it by the rate of £4 per hour to give a quantifiable amount of service to the community.

Girls at CLC had completed a total of 3,120 hours equating to £12,480, the second highest total in the entire South West region.

COLLEGE VISITED BY GUIDE DOG PUPPIES

College continues to have strong links with the local Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and welcomed volunteers, puppies and dogs on Thursday 9th November as part of the Wellbeing Programme, which is currently in its third year.  Over 220 girls visited the Wellbeing Suite to learn about the work involved in training a guide dog and chocolate treats were shared between volunteers and students as they engaged in conversation about the charity. Read more and view photos and video.

SPORTS NEWS

Features Cross Country, Hockey, Rowing, House Swimming, AEGON Tennis, and the Saturday Active programme.  Read more

CLC HEALTH & FITNESS CENTRE - BUY A TILE ON THE TERRACE

With an impressive view overlooking Field, the AstroTurf and netball courts, the Terrace offers a unique experience for everyone watching, supporting or socialising at the new Health & Fitness Centre.

Whether you're on the pitch or cheering from the sidelines, sponsoring a tile on the Terrace is a great way to get involved with this exciting new facility.

Tiles cost £250 each. Buy yours now and your name will be included on our donor board.

Your donation will help ensure that physical activity, whether competitive or otherwise, remains a core part of life for girls at College and will support as they develop a lifelong passion for being active.

Contact: development@cheltladiescollege.org or telephone +44(0)1242 707060 for further details.

OCTOBER

HUFFINGTON POST - Girls in Sport: Time to level the playing field

The Principal, Eve Jardine-Young, has been blogging for HuffPost UK about dispelling the myths around Girls in Sport.

Low self-esteem and self-consciousness have been identified as factors influencing why girls drop out of playing sport at twice the rate of boys before adulthood. Myths and clichés relating to female participation in sport pervade and, if underlying attitudes remain unchallenged, they can become self-fulfilling prophecies. We must work together to positively counter the expectation that girls' sporting participation is unrewarding, difficult, anti-climactic, or embarrassing if they fail at the first hurdle.

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CAN YOU HELP THE PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE CENTRE?

The PGC helps current girls prepare for their careers and runs a series of events throughout the year. Can you help by attending an event or offering work experience? If so, please email guild@cheltladiescollege.org 

PGC Forthcoming events 2018:

Friday 2nd February 2018 - Business and Finance (from economists to accountants, and owners of small companies to CEOs of global companies)

Friday 2nd March 2018 - The World of Health (Doctors, vets, scientists, engineers, managers, therapists, psychologists, educators and any other people who, in one way or another, contribute to improving and looking after human and animal health) 

SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

Equestrian - Jaymee Savill (LC3) was placed 2nd in the Jumping with Style competition at Hartpury over a very testing track. She has qualified for the NSEA Championships.

Lacrosse - It was a very good day for the 2nd team at the South West Regional Tournament, as they showed their skill and ability. They came away with many positives from the tournament, which saw them lose only one game during the day, to the eventual winners, and highlighted many players' standout performances, particularly Nicole Ransley (UC4) who played up a year group and made numerous saves.

Rowing - On Saturday 7th October, 11 rowers from CLC competed over the long 4.5k course at Worcester. In the first division, the quadruple scull of Evie Nutton, Katherine George, Aisce McCarthy and Emily Boileau took the Junior 16 win ahead of several crews from Worcester and Hereford. Alex Kelly was close to the winner in the Junior 16 single scull, competing a year above her age group.  In the second division, the double scull of Evie Nutton and Emily Boileau took the win just ahead of King's School Worcester and Za Kosobucki won the Junior 17 single scull with Megan Macafee in second place.

Skiing - Twelve girls from CLC competed at the ESSKIA Regional Race at Gloucester Dry Slope on Sunday 17th September. The U14 team raced very well recording a 1st place - Luisa Colucci, 2nd place - Lulu Leung and 3rd place - Jasmine Cameron. In the U16 race Rose McKelvie was placed 4th and Alexandra Hewett achieved 7th place.
The ski team also raced at the BISS National Indoor Race on Monday 25th September at Hemel Hempstead snowdome. This was our first experience of this race and everyone competed very well completing both runs without any major problems. Four girls finished within the top 10 in their age group. Alexandra Hewett was placed 9th U14, Binia Leung and Rose McKelvie were 9th and 10th respectively in the U16s and Sophie Von Torklus finished 8th in the U18s.

Senior Sports Committee - Our Senior Sports Committee enjoyed their tour of the Health and Fitness Centre this week. They are already making plans to enhance sport at CLC and are very much looking forward to working with girls and staff in College to enhance their experience of sport and activity through many different means. 

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SEPTEMBER

CLC PUPILS CELEBRATE TOP RESULTS

Girls at College are celebrating excellent results this year, with a third of pupils receiving three or more A* or A grades at A Level.

Exceptional individual achievements this year include four girls who have achieved 4 A* grades, including Gigi Dunn (Biomedical Sciences at Bristol), Amelia Rupp (Civil Engineering at Imperial College London), Ellie Dunford-Wood (Natural Sciences at Durham) and Giovanna Lau (Economics at LSE). Jemima Terry also secured 3 A* grades, in addition to a Level 7 in IB Standard Level French, and will study History of Art at Cambridge.

Taking into account excellent IB results last month, as well as Pre-U exam results also released today, CLC Sixth Form pupils have achieved almost a quarter (24%) of results at A* grade or equivalent (7 points at IB and Distinction 1/2 grades at Pre-U).

An outstanding 59% of results are A* and A grades or equivalent (7/6 points at IB and Distinction 1/2/3 grades at Pre-U), more than twice the national average for A Level grades.This year, 16% of CLC girls will be taking up places at Oxbridge and leading US universities, including Harvard, NYU, University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth.

CLC GIRLS CELEBRATE GCSE RESULTS

Girls at College are celebrating outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results today, with A* grades accounting for more than two thirds (69%) of all results.

This year’s cohort of 128 girls have achieved an impressive 1,205 A* and A grades between them, making up over 90% of results.

Among the top achievers, 25 pupils have received all A* grades across at least 10 subjects: Alana, Alevtina, Alice, Anna, Clarice, Elizabeth, Ella, Emma, Emmanuella, Fan Yun, Felicity, Florence, Hebe, Hiu Lam, Imogen, Maia H, Maia J, Natalie, Nicole, Parker, Preet, Rachel, Seo Kyung, Sophie and Yijian. Overall, 75 students (59% of the year group) have achieved straight A* and A grades.
Across a wide range of 30 different options taken by GCSE and IGCSE students this year, the girls have also achieved at least 90% A* and A grades across two thirds of subjects.

CHORAL SOCIETY

Choral Society is open to all parents, Guild and other family members (without audition). Choral, which also includes girls and members of staff, will be performing in the Spring Concert on 8th March, in Pittville Pump Room.  This year's work is Handel's spirited and uplifting Chandos Anthem, O Praise the Lord.  In addition, Dominic Hawley is writing a short choral work, designed to take advantage of the Pump Room's acoustic and spaces. Rehearsals will take place each Thursday, during term time (from 5.00pm - 6.00pm).

If you would like to join (bearing in mind, there is no audition!), please email our Director of Music, Mr Dominic Hawley (hawleyd@cheltladiescollege.org).

SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

Hockey - Congratulations to Mollie D'Arcy Rice (SFC2), who played Hockey for England this summer at the School Games and to Olivia Freer (UC4), who has progressed through the England Hockey Performance Pathway to be selected for the Futures Cup.

Tennis - CLC girls are the Regional Champions in the AEGON Division 2 team tennis competition. On route to the finals the girls played round robin matches against Westonbirt School, Stroud High, Gloucester High School for Girls, Bournside School and met Pates Grammar in the knockout stage, winning all their matches to make the finals.  The team consists of Tallulah Edwards, Flora Leeper , Phoebe Thornett and Holly Dhillon. (All UC5)

The finals day was held in Taunton and all four girls had to play singles and doubles matches. They beat Colston's School, Bristol, Kings College Taunton and Llandaff Cathedral School, Cardiff to take the title.

The determination, passion and fight shown throughout the day was commendable. They fought hard for every point, every rally and every game to ensure they could secure the victory. The success of these students is down to the sheer commitment and hard work that they put into their tennis. They train all year round, ensuring they make the most of the opportunities that CLC Tennis has to offer them. They are a credit to the school and thoroughly deserve this result.

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Dance - This summer Naomi Townsend (UC5) went to Orlando, Florida to attend American dance awards - an international dance competition. I entered 3 solo pieces along with 3 group dances. All 3 of my solo pieces achieved ultimate gold and my ballet piece was awarded first place. The piece is called Don Quixote and it's performed in pointe shoes. I was extremely nervous before it began as the girl before me slipped on stage. Luckily, I was prepared and watched every step I took. This was a meaningful experience as I truly felt like a professional dancer able to adapt to different situations. I was honored to be awarded first place along with a special award for expression.  American dance awards was definitely a extraordinary experience for me. I met many talented dancers, learnt lots of new choreography and bonded with my dance team.

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Waterpolo - Over the summer, Matilda Dugdale (UC4) represented the South West in water polo at the U16 inter-regional championships in Liverpool. After a swim camp in Sweden, she attended the U16 National Water polo academy at Lancaster University which was an exciting and worthwhile training experience.

Netball - Felicity Elvidge (SFC1) represented U17 Severn Stars team at the England Netball National Performance League Tournament in Nottingham coming 7th overall out of 12 teams. It was a four day tournament with wins again Wasps, Team Northumbria and Loughborough.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PENNY RAWLINSON, HOUSEMISTRESS OF ST AUSTIN'S

Saturday 23rd September 4pm in College

Penny's family is arranging a Memorial Service in College. The service will be held in the Princess Hall followed by refreshments.  Guild members are very welcome to attend. Please email guild@cheltladiescollege.org if you would like to attend.

JUNE

CLC FLOURISH GALA AND AUCTION RAISE £125,000 

On Saturday 24th June, the CLC community of Guild members, parents and former parents joined together for a wonderful Summer Gala to raise money for the Health and Fitness Centre currently being built at Field.

Guests enjoyed champagne and gin cocktails in the sunshine on the terrace of Stowell Park, near Cirencester, by kind permission of Lord and Lady Vestey, whose daughter was at College. This was followed by a three-course dinner and entertainment in the marquee.

Six West End stars, including Les Miserables’ Samantha Barks, and our CLC Flourish choir comprised of current girls provided the outstanding entertainment for the evening. An auctioneer completed the bidding on a number of items from the online auction, and the evening finished with dancing to a live band.

College would like to thank the Gala Committee and all those who supported this memorable event, from the attendees to the sponsors, and those who donated or bid on items in the auction. The amount raised, which reached a fantastic £125,000, makes a significant contribution to our fundraising efforts for the new Health and Fitness Centre, due to open in 2018.

If you would like to discuss any of our fundraising plans further, including the naming of gym equipment, please contact Sian Morgan, Director of Partnerships and Principal Gifts (morgans@cheltladiescollege.org).

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CLC LAW DAY 2017

On Tuesday 13th June, a group of SFC1 and UC5 girls participated in a Law workshop with leading UK Law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys. We were also joined by a number of students from Balcarras School in Cheltenham.

This was our first taste of the world of law, as we experienced the different practice areas such as corporate law, employment law, will and probate, litigation and property law. Out of these, I found that corporate law interests me the most as it covers a broad spectrum, ranging from advising on company directors' rights and responsibilities to share issues.

Corporate lawyers advise on transactions and act for businesses of all sizes, ranging from international corporations to small start-ups. This is fascinating as you get to see the contrast between businesses and how applying the right legal knowledge is essential to these different situations.

In addition to exploring the different aspects of law, we had the useful opportunity to talk to the lawyers to gain an insight and understanding into why they chose their specified area and what they thought was helpful for future lawyers to understand.

PARENTS AND DAUGHTERS TENNIS

As always, the Parents and Daughters Tennis tournament was a great afternoon, full of competitive matches, laughter and family fun. It was a good opportunity for the girls to showcase their improved skills and it was brilliant to see all years represented up to SFC1. It was a great atmosphere for the much anticipated annual event, with Guild members reunited and new friendships formed. With strong pool matches in both the mothers' and fathers' draw, mathematical equations were needed to organise places and it was definitely close to call at times.

In the Mothers and Daughters draw the Semi-Finals were as follows:
Emma Stewart-Richardson 2 v Alex Hewitt 4
Sophie Wand 3 v India DeWaal 4

Both were tense matches at times, with many games going to deuce, but it was the Hewitts and DeWaals who took to the court to compete for the 2017 title. After a close start with the Hewitts getting everything back, the DeWaals pressed ahead. A great partnership between India and Mrs DeWaal saw them hitting numerous winners from all areas of the court.

The result of the Final was as follows:
Alex Hewitt 2 v India DeWaal 6

Guild mothers and daughters are pictured below: 

L to R Samantha Culhane (Ashworth, 1984, FL) with Imogen (UC5), Sarah Hewett (Simon, 1989, FL) with Alexandra (LC2) and Sarah Priest (Bailey, 1982, FL) with Tamsin (UC5)

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PENNY RAWLINSON

Saturday 23rd September in College

Penny's family is arranging a Memorial Service and further details will be available in due course.

Penny had received treatment for cancer just over a year ago and had made a recovery strong enough for her to resume her role in St Austin’s this academic year. However, in February she had made the decision to retire at the end of this academic year after twelve years in post.

In early May, she was admitted to hospital in preparation for an immediate course of treatment as the cancer had returned, but very sadly we were advised by her family that Penny had passed away on 9th May.

Her warmth, compassion, energy and commitment to the girls who meant so much to her will be hugely missed.

Many Guild members will remember Penny who so warmly welcomed everyone to St Austin's in November last year following the Festive Carol Service.

CLC FLOURISH HONG KONG GALA DINNER
Thursday 2nd November
Aberdeen Marina Club, Hong Kong

The Principal is hosting the annual Hong Kong fundraising Gala. Invites have been sent to all Guild members in Hong Kong and surrounding areas for this event. If you would like more information, please contact Sian Morgan (morgans@cheltladiescollege.org). 

MAY

CLARE MARX OPENS ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS EVENT

On Wednesday 17th May we were joined by students from local schools to attend a surgery taster evening. Guild member Clare Marx (1972, Roderic), the first female President of the Royal College of Surgeons, opened the event. She gave a detailed account of her career to date and explained how the role of women in surgery has evolved over the years. Her talk inspired us to step out of our comfort zones and challenge stereotypes. It was fascinating to listen to such an accomplished female figure in the male dominated surgical world, and her talk made surgery, as a career path, seem much more achievable.

We then had the unique opportunity to attempt a number of basic surgical skills ourselves, including suturing, one-handed knot tying and keyhole surgery. We were privileged to learn from several experts in the surgical field, including Clare Marx herself. The activities were fun but surprisingly difficult, and gave us huge respect for the surgeons who demonstrate such impressive manual dexterity under immense pressure.

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AUTHOR AND GUILD MEMBER ROBIN STEVENS VISITS COLLEGE

As I sat in the Princess Hall, listening to Robin Stevens’ Lower College Principal’s Lecture, I could not help thinking that she had once been sitting in my position, looking up at a Guild member who had become well-known.

I wondered whether Robin Stevens knew that she would touch millions of lives with her amazing stories and I thought about how anyone could succeed at what they enjoy if they try really hard; even a normal schoolgirl can be inspired to write a book.

‘Sometimes success looks a lot like failure’: this was Robin Stevens’ message. She told us all about her aspirations to become a crime writer, but how she experienced failures instead of achieving her dreams. One thing that I learnt from her talk is that if anyone knocks down my dream, I will just pick it back up and start again. Robin Stevens explained how people would criticise her work, but she would listen to the comments and work harder.

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SAD NEWS RELATING TO A MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY

It is with the greatest sadness that we share with you the news of the death of Penny Rawlinson, Housemistress of St Austin’s. Penny received treatment for cancer just over a year ago and had made a recovery strong enough for her to resume her role in St Austin’s in her final year before retirement.

However, she had very recently learned that the cancer had returned and she was preparing for an immediate course of treatment. Sadly, we received the news from her family that Penny passed away on 9th May following her admission to hospital.

Penny was a woman of extraordinary vivacity, humour, sincerity and compassion, who will be known to a great many colleagues across College and Guild and more broadly in our local community. She will be hugely missed.

We will be respecting her family’s request at this time for some space and privacy to grieve for their loss.

There is a book of condolence in the College Quiet Room, to give any member of our community a chance to leave a personal message of support, and we will ensure that all these are passed on to the Rawlinson family. There will be a more formal opportunity for us to celebrate her life in due course.

APRIL

PRINCIPAL ANNOUNCED AS NEW DEPUTY LORD-LIEUTENANT OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Principal Eve Jardine-Young has been announced as one of five new Deputy Lord-Lieutenants of Gloucestershire, by the county’s Lord-Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter.

Dame Janet Trotter has been the Queen’s ceremonial representative for Gloucestershire since October 2010 and is responsible for a wide range of duties, including civic events.

The position of Deputy Lord-Lieutenant is an honorary and voluntary one. Deputies support events and carry out duties across the county.

SPRING TERM ROUND-UP

It has been a busy and exciting Spring Term at College.

This film is an short overview of some of the events that have taken place over the past few months. We hope you enjoy this short review of what the girls have been up to.

 

MARCH

HUFFINGTON POST

The Principal, Eve Jardine-Young, writes in the Huffington Post re The Arts: Essential Or Expendable?

As we confront unprecedented political and economic changes both in the UK and across the world, just how important are the arts to our society? Do we need to protect them at all costs or, if push came to shove, should investment in the arts be the first thing to go?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/eve-jardineyoung/the-arts-essential-or-exp_b_15208592.html

GLOUCESTERSHIRE YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Hannah Brooks-Hughes (LC2) who has won the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year competition, which took place on Tuesday 7th March at Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

At 13 years old, Hannah was the youngest musician in the competition and was up against four other finalists, aged between 16 and 20 years old, on the cello, violin, flute and alto saxophone. Hannah, who is taught by Matthew Denton and Tasmin Little, successfully won both the awards available at the competition; one based on the judges' decision and the other decided by the audience vote.

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The competition was judged by Meurig Bowen, Director of the Cheltenham Music Festival, Simon Haram, Professor of Saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music and Lucy Gould, who holds the position of Principal 2nd Violin of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

As part of her prize, Hannah was presented with the Hewitt-Jones Trophy, a cheque for £500 and will have the honour of performing with the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra, at the Cheltenham Music Festival and at the Carducci Festival.

UPCYCLED FASHION SHOW 2017

On Thursday 23rd March, a large and excitable audience clapped and cheered with delight as they saw 26 creative and glamorous outfits modelled on the catwalk in the Princess Hall, for College's annual Upcycled Fashion Show.

All the innovative garments were made from rubbish or from unwanted textiles. Each outfit was utterly different, but all were a celebration of the girls’ creativity, visionary thinking and problem-solving skills.

This year’s winner of the ‘Upcycled Category’ was Lara Pearson (LC3), who impressed the judges with her very stylish and skillful transformation of a stretch jersey dress and a crocheted waistcoat into a layered top. Naomi Townsend (UC4) won the ‘Trashion Category’, wowing the judges with her ingenious use of polypockets and safety pins to construct a stunning pair of transparent trousers and a mesh top.

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PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE CENTRE - GUILD AT UNIVERSITY

The PGC is looking for Guild members at university to help them as part of a day of activities arranged for the current SFC1s and would like to hold a session on what it is like at university.

They would like a wide spread of subject choices, universities, experiences and would be delighted if you were willing and able to return to College to contribute to a talk to current students about how you are finding life beyond CLC, your course, your university, the reality of starting university (eg fresher’s week, settling in to accommodation) and perhaps how you chose what you are doing. This would be an informal talk so no need for a PowerPoint. The date is Friday 12th May and the sessions would take place during the morning.

If you are currently on a gap year or working and available at this time it would be great to hear from you too as many girls are deciding whether to take a gap year so your advice would be most welcome. Please contact Mrs Hale on pgc@cheltadiescollege.org

SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

1st Lacrosse team runners up at the National Schools Championship - 56 teams took part in the 2 day tournament and CLC beat teams including Haberdasher's Monmouth, Haberdasher’s Aske, Elstree, Putney High and St Paul’s Girls. The team was captained by SFC2s Zimeng Wu and Olivia O’Hara (sister of Guild member Phoebe O’Hara).

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House Netball 2017

LC1 winners – St Margaret’s Runners up Farnley
LC2 winners - St Margaret’s Runners up Farnley
LC3 winners – Bellairs Runners up - Glenlee
UC4 winners - St Margaret’s Runners up - Glenlee
SENIOR winners - Farnley Runners up St Margaret’s

FEBRUARY

MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY 2017

On Tuesday 21st February, College celebrated International Mother Language Day 2017.

The overall objective of UNESCO's Mother Language Day is to contribute to promoting Global Citizenship education.

College is proud to have an inspirational global community of staff and girls from Cheltenham, the UK and 40 different countries across the world, as well as more than 8,300 Guild members living and working in 75 different countries.

To celebrate this diverse and vibrant community, we produced a film highlighting a few of the many languages spoken by girls and staff at CLC.

SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

Lacrosse - Zimeng Wu, Florence Harting and Mia Hurst have been selected to play for the England U19 lacrosse team. Zimeng is also training with the England U19 lacrosse team.

The U14 lacrosse squad were unbeaten in nine of out ten games at the Regional Lacrosse Championship, only losing to the eventual winners and coming 3rd place in the West.

Congratulations to all LC1 and LC2 girls who participated in House Lacrosse. The new format of six-a-side games led to all girls taking part, with St Margaret's and Farnley Lodge finishing joint 1st place.

Skiing - The CLC ski team was placed 5th overall in Slalom and Giant Slalom, with 49 teams taking part in total. Binia Leung and Rose McKelvie were placed 4th and 5th, narrowly missing out on a podium position

Fencing - Congratulations to Izzy Keniston-Cooper on being crowned U14 South West Champion.

JANUARY

OXBRIDGE SUCCESS

Congratulations to 18 CLC girls who have received offers to study at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge so far this year.

These include offers to study Law, Biology, English, PPE, Fine Art, Geography, History & Politics, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, and History of Art, among other subjects.

In the last 6 years, over 145 of our girls have received Oxbridge offers. Both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge remain in our top five most popular university destinations for CLC girls.

NEW CLC WEBSITE

We aim to improve our communication regularly and keep the information about College up-to-date and accessible. We launched a new website this month, which will improve accessibility for all our visitors, especially those using mobile and tablet devices. The new site will be located at the same web address, www.cheltladiescollege.org.

NEW HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRE

Below is the latest photograph showing progress on the new Health and Fitness facilities:-

Health Fitness Centre Jan 17