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17th April 2018

Last Updated: 17/04/2018 08:11:25

A warm start to the Summer Term

After a well-deserved Easter break, we come together for the last term of this academic school year. Although the summer term is very short, it is full with exams, events and of course sport competitions. As the Headmaster said this morning: “The summer term is the examination term” which requires a lot of dedication and motivation. Motivation and dedication is what the IB1 students will need this week as they are sitting their mock examinations. Also, the Upper Sixth have to show a lot of endurance and willpower for their last few weeks at School. But they are not the only ones overloaded with work. The Fourth Form will soon have their end of year exams and the Fifth Form are approaching their first taste of public exams.

However, despite this being the examination term, I personally think the summer remains my favorite. After three weeks away from School, we find an explosion of nature, beautiful flowers and colours. It already smells and sounds like summer and the temperature is gradually increasing. Isn’t that motivation enough?

I wish the Mary Windsor girls a successful last term!


14th March 2018 - Letter from Mrs Tweddell

Last Updated: 14/03/2018 14:21:01

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Last weekend we held our annual Mary Windsor/Wendron Gordon ball. This year it was held at the local Chateau Impney in their Grand Ballroom. It was a wonderful venue, the food was excellent and company even better! I was very proud to take the girls, they look stunning in their dresses and behaved impeccably. Patricia Blessing was our official photographer for the evening and I am sure that you will agree that she did a marvellous job. Please click on the link below to access the photographs.

Another busy week! Alia Derriey and Scarlett Bond represented us in senior house debating on Monday. They won the popular vote and we await to see if they reach the final scheduled for the 19th March. Today is the CCF biennial inspection, the girls have been busy polishing their boots and making sure they are smartly turned out. Tomorrow is Evensong and on Friday the long awaited 1.2 relays will take place after snow stopped play. Next week sees both junior and senior netball competitions, Pop and Jazz evening and the Staff Reading Prize. Please remember to read the weekly blogs written by the Lower 6th IB students, there are some super photos of the girls who took part in Senior House drama.

With only just a week to go to the end of term we are still waiting for many flight/transport details. Please can you forward these to Miss Fletcher or myself as a matter of urgency now so that transfers can be arranged.

Girls will return in summer uniform. Please can you check that uniform fits and is labelled. I will be encouraging the girls to take home as much winter wear as possible as rooms are bursting with belongings. Please restrict the amount of summer clothes they bring back. With the popularity of internet shopping the girls really do have too much to fit in their rooms.

Many of you are beginning to ask about Commemoration on the 30th June. The day begins with a school service at St Johns parish church in Bromsgrove town. Prize giving and speeches are in the marquee before lunch, various festivities take place in the afternoon and final call over is at 4.30pm. Parents are very welcome to attend the day though please note that only those parents of leavers will be able to attend the church service due to space in the Church.

As ever please do contact me if you need any information.

I wish you all a very happy Easter break when your girls arrive home next week.

Kindest regards,
Mrs Tweddell

14th March 2018

Last Updated: 14/03/2018 12:25:01

Mary Windsor and Wendron-Gordon Ball 2018!

On Saturday, Mary Windsor and WG boarders celebrated a fantastic ball at Chateau Impney Hotel.

At this magical chateau, we were warmly welcomed with a drink (alcohol free) and had a delicious three-course menu, followed by a convivial evening of conversation and dancing.

At this special occasion, we of course didn’t want to miss the opportunity to wear fabulous, “princess” dresses.

We all looked splendid in our beautiful robes!

Also, a big thank you to Patricia, who was in charge of taking pictures.

Everyone enjoyed themselves though emotions were high at the end as for some this was their last school Ball. Exam leave for some of our girls approaches step by step which signifies that the end of the school year is in our reach. The accomplishment of a fantastic academic year also means that our current upper sixth will leave soon, which already now breaks our heart. A new exciting but also challenging chapter will soon begin for them. We wish them good luck in the future and we hope that they will never forget how amazing their time in Mary Windsor was!!

Katharina Knopp

12th March 2018

Last Updated: 12/03/2018 09:08:14

Dear Parents and Girls,

After the snow had caused a delay of the senior house drama competition, it finally took place on Monday. Mary Windsor chose the play “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward. Our performance was directed by Charlotte (Lotti) and our brave actors were Patricia (playing Charles), Lauren (playing Ruth), Anastasia (playing Madame Arcati) and Maria (playing Elvira).

The girls were welcomed with a large group of supporters and loud applause at the end of their performance. These are some pictures, which were taken during their performance:

Picture above; Anastasia (Middle)                                                        Picture above: Lauren(left) and Patricia (right)

Picture below; Patricia                                                                         Picture below: Maria

- Harriet Fuchs

5th March 2018

Last Updated: 05/03/2018 08:19:33

Cultures Connect 2018

Cultures connect is a student-organised event, where boys and girls from different countries have the possibility to reveal to us a national custom. At Bromsgrove School, we are very proud to welcome 50 different nationalities and we are lucky to meet so many people from all over the world.

The show was “tremendously good” said Xava (WG) one of the two host presenters.

A real success! Spectators were welcomed with drinks and snacks (the takings went towards charity ) and some volunteers painted a national flag on everyone’s cheek. Charlotte (MW) and Xava (WG) introduced every artist on stage, the audience cheered encouragement. From dancing to singing, from a Chinese instrument to a piece of music on the piano, the diversity of the program was extraordinary. The atmosphere was incredible, this was a perfect Saturday night for everyone.

The pictures below describe the ambience.

First Mary Windsor performance. Anastasia (Cyprus) and Maria (Germany) sang “My dear Future Husband”

Yana (Russia) with her beautiful voice. She amazed everyone with “Sergei Yenesin”. Yana was also part of the Cultures Connect Team and helped wherever she could.

Roxy (Switzerland), Viktoria (Ukraine) and Migle (Lithuania) with “Havana”. All three also helped with the organisation of this fantastic evening. Thank you!

Olivia (Great Britain) and Mary (Russia) danced to the song “Strange Things”. Wow!

Charlotte and Xava on stage.

And finally, the entire Cultures Connect Team sang “We are the World”, which symbolized the unity of Bromsgrove School. The song was a successful conclusion to end such a great night. We are already looking forward to next year!

Katharina Knopp

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