2018

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STAYING CONNECTED WITH GUILD AND COLLEGE - OPT IN TO EMAIL

14/05/2018

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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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College News 2018

12/01/2018

APRIL It has been a busy Spring Term at College, with the completion of the Health and Fit...
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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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CLC Golf Society 2018

26/01/2018

CLC v SHERBORNE Eight members of the CLC Golf Society visited Sherborne Golf Club at the e...
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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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St Hilda's East News

APRIL A team from St Hilda’s East, with friends, will be walking in the London Legal Suppo...
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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

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.

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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

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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