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STAYING CONNECTED WITH GUILD AND COLLEGE - OPT IN TO EMAIL

17/07/2018

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A CHRONICLE OF COLLEGE WAR WORK’ EXHIBITION

04/07/2018

The CLC Archives have been part of a project run by Cheltenham Borough Council entitled ‘C...
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CLC Golf Society 2018

09/07/2018

CLC AT THE TASSIE It was a true summers' day at The Tassie for the CLC team of golfers – J...
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College News 2018

24/05/2018

JULY OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRE Although College had started testin...
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Guild Reunion 2018

26/06/2018

On Saturday 19th May over 300 Guild and Honorary members of all ages descended on Cheltenh...
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St Hilda's East News

JULY Please sponsor brave Guild member Harriet Edwards (1999-2004, Farnley Lodge) who will...
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Guild Member directing at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

Alice Chambers (2008-2015, St Austin's) 'Crave' by Sarah Crane - 13th-25th August (not 19t...
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Cotswold Hares

21/06/2018

In a Prayers earlier this term, the Principal talked about the “Cotswolds” and the designa...
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GUILD MEMBERS ATTEND PGC WORLD OF HEALTH NETWORKING DINNER

Last week, I was fortunate enough to spend my Friday evening at a 'World of Health' PGC ne...
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“Calling any social workers, psychologists and psychotherapists"

Calling any social workers, psychologists and psychotherapists working with people in the ...
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CAN YOU PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE OF UNIVERSITY WITH CURRENT GIRLS?

Professional Guidance Centre (PGC) request for help... As part of a range of activities we...
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Guild Spotlight Drinks for Construction, Property and Associated Industries

42 Guild members gathered in London for the Guild Drinks for Property, Construction and As...
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HONG KONG ART TOUR AND DRINKS FOR GUILD MEMBERS

On Tuesday 27th March 2018, a group of 14 Guild members came together to attend this event...
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Tuk Tuk to Turkey for Emily Sumaria

Guild member Emily Sumaria attended College between 2004 to 2011 and was in Farnley Lodge ...
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Volunteers Needed for WW1 Exhibition at CLC - May 2018

Volunteers Needed As part of the Cheltenham Borough Council ‘Cheltenham Remembers WWI’ pro...
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College Choir at Winchester Cathedral

29/03/2018

The College Choir performed at Winchester Cathedral on Wednesday 14th March 2018. To see a...
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Guild Members in the News 2018

MARCHOxford vs Cambridge Boat Race last weekend It was fantastic to see two Guild memberss...
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Ceremony to honour Dorothea Beale

29/03/2018

On International Women’s Day, Thursday 8th March, representatives from CLC joined women fr...

College News 2018

JULY

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRE

Although College had started testing and using the Health and Fitness Centre in October 2017, the building was officially opened on Saturday 30th June 2018.  

As invited guests arrived, the buzz was mounting and the general comments were ‘wow, this building is incredible, it will give the pupils the most amazing sporting and physical experience’.

Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of the Women’s FA and previous Chair of UK Sport and Youth Sports Trust, cut the ribbon and declared the building officially open in front of the pupils, staff and invited guests. She spoke to the pupils about taking every opportunity and if they don’t succeed, to try again until they are successful.

Principal Eve Jardine-Young, Chair of Council Libby Bassett, and Director of Sport Development Andy Borrie, joined the Baroness on the Terrace. They spoke about the opportunities the building will bring to the health and wellbeing of pupils, staff and members, as well as Phase Two of the build, which will start this Summer and include a new artificial turf pitch, refurbishment of the second sports hall with climbing wall and renovation of the swimming pool. They also thanked everyone who had contributed to the project.

The Principal then concluded her speech with the words "Let the Games Begin". Click here for further details and photographs.

SPEECH DAY

On Saturday 7th July, girls and staff were joined by parents and guests for Speech Day 2018.

An outstanding keynote address was given by Jonathon Porritt CBE, co-founder of Forum for the Future and an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development, as well as a former CLC parent.

He spoke to the girls and guests about the environment challenges facing us today and for the generations to come, as well as a positive outlook on the future and bringing about change.

Other highlights of Speech Day 2018 included the welcome from the Chairman of College Council Ms Libby Bassett, a moving speech by Senior Prefect Zara and the Principal's Address from Ms Eve Jardine-Young.

Click here for further details and photographs and to view a recording of the speeches.

ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS, PRIZES AND AWARDS

Thirty two girls at College are celebrating a range of national achievements, scholarship and prizes in Engineering this year. Click here for further details.

College Choir 'IN PARADISUM' CD

The College Choir's new CD, 'IN PARADISUM: Songs of Remembrance and Hope' will be released on 25 May. Some of the music on the disc commemorates the anniversary of the Great War, including a setting of Laurence Binyon's poem 'For the Fallen', alongside movements from requiems by Fauré and Duruflé and Schubert's ethereal setting of Psalm 23. Reflective and inspiring hymns such as 'Amazing Grace' and 'Dear Lord and Father of mankind' sit beautifully alongside anthems that have personal memories for the College community, including a piece by Dominic Hawley, Director of Music at CLC, and 'God be with you', which is sung each year at Leavers' Prayers. Copies of the CD are priced at £10 each (+£1.70 p&p). Click here to order your CD. 

SPORTS NEWS

Featuring news from Junior House Swimming, World Cup Rifle run event, and this year's Lower College Celebration of Sport. Read more.

JUNE

'OTHELLO' AND 'LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST' - OPEN AIR SHAKESPEARE

The tradition of the SFC1 open air Shakespeare is now firmly established and this year we went one step further and staged a double-bill of Othello and Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Having moved the performances to May, in order to avoid all the exams and university open days that fill up the second half of the Summer Term, we were fortunate to be blessed with glorious weather. Even once the sun had set and a slight chill set in, with such marvellous entertainment, nobody minded feeling a little cold.

Othello was directed by Jenny and Karina who decided to update the setting to the Iraq war of 2003. This concept worked effectively and Natalia, dressed in full military camouflage, played the lead role with terrific passion and fluency.  Click here for further details and photographs.

OFFERS FROM US COLLEGES

So far this year, SFC girls at College have received 30 offers from prestigious US colleges.  These include; Yale, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, NYU, Wesleyan, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan, Wisconsin Madison, Emerson, Bard, UCLA, UCSD, Claremont McKenna, Duke Kunshan, Middlebury, Northeastern, Parsons, RISD, University of Southern California, Skidmore, Washington University and University of Rochester.

Congratulations to all the girls who have secured offers so far and best of luck to those girls who are still waiting to hear back. Thanks also to our dedicated staff in the Professional Guidance Centre, for all the work they do supporting the girls throughout the application process.

CLC SUPPORTS BALCARRAS IN SPONSORSHIP OF NEW SCHOOL

CLC is delighted that Balcarras School has been confirmed as the Local Authority's sponsor to develop and run a new secondary school in Cheltenham.

Balcarras will be working with a number of other schools locally, including key partners Cheltenham Ladies' College and Pittville School, to bring the new school on line.

Balcarras Headteacher Dominic Burke was delighted to hear the news, commenting: “We are about to embark on an exciting challenge. It is a huge compliment to the staff and governors of the school that we have been entrusted to take on this great responsibility and we are hugely excited by the challenge of creating a new school which is just as vibrant and successful as Balcarras.”

CLC was a key partner in the bid and has pledged to support Balcarras in a number of areas. Click here for further details.

ART EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW

This year’s exhibition of artwork produced by GCSE, A Level and IB students opened on 23rd May with a Private View.

The event was extremely well attended by the artists from UC5 and SFC2 and their families, as well as by staff. The quality of the work on display, the range of media and the diversity of approach were a testament to the girls’ skill and creativity, as well as to their willingness to explore ideas and respond to the challenge. Click here for further details and photos.

SPORTS NEWS

News from the Athletics County Championships, House Tennis, and Primary School Lacrosse Day. Read more.

TENNIS

In the Parents’ and Daughters’ Tennis event there were some hotly contested matches with the Hewetts beating the Culhanes in the Mothers' Final. It was also an all-Farnley women’s final with Mrs Hewett and Mrs Culhane both being Guild members from Farnley Lodge.

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MAY

'OLIVER!' THE MUSICAL

Audiences at these sell-out productions were in for a real treat, as this was a remarkable portrayal of 'Oliver!' with outstanding performances and stunning design of both costume and set.

Mrs Revell and Mrs Richards, who jointly directed the show, were determined to give us a production that reflected the grim realities of Victorian city life. The workhouse scenes, which opened the production, were suitably bleak with the cast dressed mainly in black, and Food Glorious Food has never sounded so desperate.  Click here for further details and photographs

CHURCH OF ENGLAND CONFIRMATION SERVICE 2018

This year’s confirmation service took place on Saturday 29th April at Christ Church, Cheltenham, officiated by the Right Reverend Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester and the first female Diocesan bishop in the history of the Church of England. Click here for further details and photographs

CLC Jazz Band performs at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

On Saturday 5th May, the CLC Jazz Band made its debut appearance on the Free Stage at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

The girls had worked hard to prepare a 20-minute set of five numbers, opening with an energetic rendition of Let The Good Times Roll, sung by Helena (SFC1), before moving into a couple of Motown hits. Regina (SFC1) and Alice (UC4) both sung Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough as recorded by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.  Click here for further details and photographs.

HIGHER PROJECT QUALIFICATIONS

This year, 33 UC5 girls have created entries for the artefact based Higher Project Qualification (HPQ). They have all successfully realised their ideas by producing an artefact of their choosing.

Each artefact is underpinned by extensive research to identify the needs of a target market and, through competitor analysis, embody a unique selling point. The girls learn the specific technical skills they need in order to manufacture their artefact and, through iterative experimentation and prototyping, arrive at their final design. Click here for further details and photographs.

PRINCIPAL'S BLOG ON HOW TO HELP TEENAGERS PREPARE FOR EXAMS

This month, our Principal Eve Jardine-Young has been blogging for the Girls' Schools Association about how to help teenagers prepare for exams.

gsa.uk.com/2018/05/six-ways-help-teenager-prepare-exams 

College Choir 'IN PARADISUM' CD

The College Choir's new CD, 'IN PARADISUM: Songs of Remembrance and Hope' will be released on 25 May. Some of the music on the disc commemorates the anniversary of the Great War, including a setting of Laurence Binyon's poem 'For the Fallen', alongside movements from requiems by Fauré and Duruflé and Schubert's ethereal setting of Psalm 23. Reflective and inspiring hymns such as 'Amazing Grace' and 'Dear Lord and Father of mankind' sit beautifully alongside anthems that have personal memories for the College community, including a piece by Dominic Hawley, Director of Music at CLC, and 'God be with you', which is sung each year at Leavers' Prayers. Copies of the CD are priced at £10 each (+£1.70 p&p). Click here to order your CD. 

SPORTS NEWS

Features news from the Road to Wimbledon, GB Biathle Series Race, Swimming Championships, Sports Scholars' trip and cricket vs Charlton King's. Read more

APRIL

It has been a busy Spring Term at College, with the completion of the Health and Fitness Centre, launch of the first CLC Kit Car, the production of Oliver! and our Upcycled Fashion Show, as well as national World Book Day and 'Vote 100' celebrations.

The film below gives a short overview of some of the activities that the girls have been involved in this term.

To see more films and updates, subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow CLC on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

COLLEGE TO BECOME A CRICKET HUB

We are excited to announce that College is becoming a Cricket Hub, as part of Cricket for Girls, an initiative by former England cricketer Lydia Greenway.

In the Summer Term, we will welcome White Fern's cricketer Felicity Leydon Davis, from New Zealand, in order to deliver a comprehensive cricket programme to girls in LC1 to UC4, both in curriculum and club time.

Some will be new to the game, while others can develop their existing knowledge of cricket. The programme will be supported by fixtures against local schools and cricket clubs. We hope this will mark the start of an exciting future on the cricket pitch for CLC girls.

INTERVIEW WITH CHELTENHAM LADIES' COLLEGE'S ARCHIVIST RACHEL ROBERTS

Boasting an outstanding collection of treasures including antiquarian books, letters from Churchill and fascinating photographs, Cheltenham Ladies’ College’s archives are looked after by full-time archivist, Rachel Roberts.

Discussing her responsibilities for collecting, recording and displaying the archives, what insight they offer into the school’s history and the impact of WWI in Cheltenham, and the item she’s found most interesting, Rachel talks all-things history with SoGlos.

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ART SCHOLARS EXHIBITION 2018

The annual Art Scholars’ Exhibition in the Parabola Arts Centre is an opportunity for us to celebrate the work of our very talented Art Scholars. In addition, external candidates and our younger girls created artwork in any media on the theme 'Everyday Life'. We were delighted with the many different ways in which girls approached the theme, the range of media used and the high standards achieved.

Read more and view photographs

TALK BY PROFESSOR MINFORD, ECONOMISTS FOR FREE TRADE

During these unstable and turbulent times, it can be difficult to look at the future of the economy with a positive outlook. The uncertainty and confusion surrounding the economy of our country can be disheartening at times, but Professor Patrick Minford, the current head of a group called ‘Economists for Free Trade’, would urge the public to be optimistic.

Professor Minford, a former parent of College, has written a book called Should Britain leave the EU?, which recently came out with its second edition, where he proudly states that Britain would be economically better off if they left the European Union.

Read more

MARCH

BUILD AND LAUNCH OF THE CLC CATERHAM KIT CAR

On Friday 9th March a large group of parents, former parents, former staff and Guild members came together to see the Caterham Kit Car, built by the girls and funded by a legacy left to College by a Guild member.

We were delighted to hear from Dr Matthew Lim, Head of Engineering, Enterprise and Technology and to meet the 35 girls involved. 

For further details about the build and to see photos please click here

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YOUNG ENTERPRISE TRADE FAIR PRIZE WINNERS

On Wednesday 7th March, three CLC Young Enterprise (YE) teams attended the YE Trade Fair at Pittville Pump Rooms in Cheltenham. The event was an opportunity to showcase the products that this year’s teams had created, as well to be judged by local YE representatives on a range of criteria. Read more

YE Therefore I Am pic 

SPORTS NEWS

Features Staff v Leavers and Family Hockey Day, as well as success in hockey, rowing, cross country, lacrosse, fencing, swimming and news of Guild BUCS medal winners. 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.

FEBRUARY

CLC NAMED TOP GIRLS' BOARDING SCHOOL IN UK FOR INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

We are delighted to be the top girls' boarding school in the country for IB results for the third consecutive year. 

Congratulations to all our girls and staff for their hard work and thanks to Education Advisers for visiting College to present the award.

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GUILD MEMBERS LEAD DEBATE WORKSHOP

Guild members Sydney Sopher (2016, Sidney Lodge) and Cordelia Barnes (2016, Glenlee) helped the LC3 girls construct a motion and raise points before staging a debate, all within the space of one hour per group at Jesus College, Oxford.  

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SPORTS NEWS

Features achievements in Skiing, Rowing, Fencing, Cross country, Netball, Badminton and the Tri-racket challenge.  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.

JANUARY

RECORDING SESSION FOR COLLEGE CHOIR CD

College Choir returned to Cheltenham a few days before the start of the Spring Term to record a CD in the Princess Hall. Over two days, the choir recorded a number of favourites from its core repertoire, including Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Schubert’s setting of Psalm 23, Gott ist mein Hirt, and Blatchly’s For the Fallen.

Also recorded were a number of pieces written especially for College Choir, including Mr Hawley’s beautiful anthem May the road rise up to meet you, perennial favourite from Leavers’ Prayers God be with you by former CLC music teacher, John Wright, and arrangements by the choir’s director, Mr Parker.

The CD will be released later in the spring.

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50 YEARS OF THE IB

This year, the International Baccalaureate is celebrating its 50th anniversary and College is delighted to be involved in the celebrations.

Founded in 1968, the IB was originally offered to students in just seven schools. In 2018, 50 years on, there are 6,282 programmes offered in 4,775 schools across the world.

We offer the IB alongside A Levels and this year also marks the 10-year anniversary for the IB at College, with our first cohort of IB students receiving their results in 2008.

The IB is a two-year course of studies that suits well-motivated girls with a breadth of interests. It is a rigorous qualification that is recognised by universities in the UK and across the world.

Our results are consistently outstanding, thanks to the dedication and hard work of the girls and teachers, and in 2017 we were delighted to be named the top girls boarding school in the country for the IB for the third consecutive year.

As part of the annual Global IB Conference, and to launch the celebrations for the 50th anniversary, the IB and ITN productions produced the film A Better World Through Education.

College was delighted to be selected to contribute to the film:

GIRLS TESTING THE HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRE

Officially opening later this year, over the last few months the facilities at our new Health and Fitness Centre have been available for testing by the girls. College has hosted sessions with leading sport psychologist Dr Claire-Marie Roberts, Olympic Gold Medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE, and leading sport scientist and conditioning coach Lizzie Sinton, as well as a number of tournaments with other schools.

After testing out the facilities, one of our badminton players Sophie Hor (SFC2) said, "The new health and fitness centre will greatly aid the school’s badminton team in both practices and matches. It is not only extremely beautiful but also spacious, providing more than adequate facilities for the entire team to practice without the disruption of other sports."

The new Health and Fitness Centre includes a sports hall, multi-purpose activity studio, dance studio, squash courts, fitness gym, free weights and spin area, a rowing and erg area, and a range of other facilities, in addition to the existing sports hall and swimming pool.

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SPORTS NEWS

Features achievements in House Squash, Skiing, Rowing, Athletics.  Read more