This March, classes across the whole school made the most of the state-of-the-art technology available at Sheffield Girls’ to step out of their comfort zone and try something completely new for RiskIT week, based on this year’s theme of ‘Chromebooks’.
Rockin’ Radio: Year 5 Radio Day
Yesterday, Year 5 took their science topic of Sound above and beyond by recording their very own radio show with Radio 2 presenter, Jon Lewis.
A war of the words at Oxford
On March 9 two Sheffield Girls’ debating teams competed at the prestigious Oxford Union for the momentous Oxford Schools Debating Competition Finals Day, fighting for the top spot after the initial gruelling regional rounds in November and months of extensive hard work.
Engineering the future
On March 8, ten senior school girls took LEGO to the next level at the Tomorrow’s Engineers Robotics Challenge at Rolls Royce in Derby. The programme sees students aged 11 to 14 work together in teams to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges following this year’s theme: How can engineers support humanitarian aid in the future?
Getting down to business with HSBC
As part of the tough but rewarding Young Professional’s Challenge, Sixth Form girls visited the Sheffield branch of HSBC to learn about employment in finance and work together to solve some of the tricky everyday problems the bank faces.
Celebrating World Book Day 2019
We celebrated some of the wonders of the literary world last week for World Book Day with visits from acclaimed authors Kate Pankhurst and Paula Rawsthorne, who both gave the girls a peek behind the curtain into writing stories for a living.
International Women's Day: The starring young women of Sheffield Girls'
This International Women’s Day we celebrated both women across Sheffield and our pupils closer to home with The Star newspaper and their Women of Sheffield awards last Thursday, followed by The Telegraph’s feature covering three of our girls and Mrs Gunson answering the thought-provoking question, “How can girls make their mark in an ever changing world?”
Sheffield-born shining star company Twinkl visits Year 6
Twinkl, a company which is home to thousands of teacher-created resources and assessment materials on its online platform, brought their latest AR projects and cutting-edge technology to the Junior School yesterday for an exclusive chance for Year 6 to test them out.
Women of Sheffield Awards
Last Thursday, the search for Sheffield’s stand-out women came to a close with the first ever Women of Sheffield awards. Launched by The Star newspaper in a bid to ‘shine a light on some of the many thousands of Sheffield women who have done incredible things’, Sheffield Girls’ is honoured to be a part of the unique initiative by sponsoring the Mary Ann Rawson Award for Education.
Careers Forum: broadening horizons for primary school children
We were really excited to hold Sheffield’s first Primary Schools Careers Forum this Wednesday - we hosted a plethora of professionals from a variety of industries, to give the brightest young minds from nine Sheffield primary schools a taste of the world of work.