On the morning of Saturday 18th March 2017, a team of Year 9 Presdales students, arrived at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court to compete in this year’s local heat of the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition. They came second place, out of three schools, only a few points behind first. The Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition is […]
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On Friday 17th March, the Year 8-10 Presdales Spanish learners gathered in the hall for an exciting Spanish live theatre experience. The aim of the afternoon was to enhance our Spanish listening skills and learn new words from the performance of the play – all in Spanish! Some of us also had to answer quick-fire […]
On March 15th Year 11 Literature students seized the moment to embark on a little pre-Easter revision with a trip to Hertford Theatre to see a one-woman performance of Jane Eyre. Talented actress Rebecca Vaughan delivered a ninety minute monologue in the role of Literature’s most famous governess. Wearing a plain costume suitable to a […]
On the basis of her fantastic achievement in the UK Intermediate Maths Challenge this year, Grace Farrell, Year 10, has been selected to attend the UK Mathematics Summer School. She will be attending St Anne’s College, Oxford, for the week long course this summer. On Tuesday the 14th March, 4 girls from years 8 and […]
On Tuesday 14th March, several of our students took part in the GSK science week school challenge and we are very pleased to report that the Presdales team won the chemistry part of the challenge! Well done to Quynh-Phi, Hannah, Grace, Lottie, Chloe and Alyssa.
On Wednesday 8th March 2017, nine Year 9 students went to Harlow College for an exciting Engineering Workshop with Bloodhound SSC, organised by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Bloodhound SSC is a British owned and manufactured supersonic car which is attempting to break the World Land Speed Record – they are aiming to reach […]
The week of February 27th was an exciting one for Year 10 at Presdales, taking them out of their classrooms and off to the world of work. Local employers generously hosted students giving them a valuable insight into the working day of dentists, librarians, solicitors, vets and beauticians. Some students were able to return to […]
A feast of fairy tales was presented to enthusiastic audiences at Presdales School on Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th February, 2017. Carol Ann Duffy’s adaptation of the tales provided opportunities for girls throughout the school to work together to produce an imaginative and lively cluster of plays. Audiences found themselves moving from venue to venue […]
On the 21st February we attended an event promoting a new NHS website called Health for Teens. Many local schools took part in this event, consisting of students from a range of year groups. The objective of the afternoon was for students to share the information learned about the website when they return to school. […]
On Friday 10th February we left school to head to Leysin, Switzerland. The journey was long but it seemed to pass very quickly and most people slept very well on the coach. When we arrived at our hotel we were a little tired but very excited to see the snow, get our skis fitted and, […]