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Friday, 15 May 2015
The Year 13 girls brightened the Girls’ Division with fancy dress and fantastic decorations for their final day before Leave of Absence. The theme this year was Animals, and the girls went wild to create amazing costumes! They also brought an air of the jungle into the Girls’ Division with streamers and decorations throughout the school for all year groups to enjoy.
After morning break, the girls congregated outside on the sports field. Animals from every continent and every part of the animal kingdom could be spotted in this colourful crowd, from peacocks and parrots to penguins! Exotic animals such as lions, zebras, elephants and gorillas rubbed shoulders with chicks, cows and a flock of fluffy white sheep. Koalas and kangaroos were also popular costumes. There were even undersea creatures – including three jellyfish, two octopuses and a lobster – and the insect world was represented by ladybirds, butterflies and bees.
Head of Sixth Form Mrs Winder wore a bee costume very fitting for her ‘busy’ position, and the rest of the Year 13 tutors got involved with the festivities as well. They transformed into a variety of animals for the day – from monkeys and gorillas to jellyfish and bees, and even a flock of pink flamingos!
The girls and staff had a great time playing inter-form rounders – which was no easy feat for those wearing more elaborate costumes, but nonetheless a lot of fun. There was a great deal of excitement in the run-up to the final and many girls stayed to spectate all the way to the end of the match.
The girls were also treated to ice creams, which they sat outside in the sunshine to enjoy. The morning ended with a celebratory buffet lunch in the Arts Centre before the girls bid the School farewell for the final time before the exams start in earnest.
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