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Strictly Come Reading Competition
Tuesday 11th December 2018
Chatham Grammar School for Girls has just hosted its first Strictly Come Reading competition, and its success was so great it is now guaranteed to be an annual event!
This competition is a chance for students to enhance their reading and performance skills.
Hosted in the hall, the event offers students an opportunity to push themselves - and their expectations of themselves - on stage in front of the entirety of year 7 and 8 and a panel of judges, encouraging them to overcome fears of public performance.
The library’s aim in this competition is, of course, to encourage confident reading, but also to improve public speaking, and the faith in one’s own voice, teaching skills that will outlast many years at school and beyond into further education and employment – something very much needed for our young women.
Stepping onto the stage this year were eleven competitors, of whom emerged three victors, eager to claim the trophies – Naomi, year 8, 1st place; Hannah, year 8, 2nd place; and Maddison, year 8, 3rd place. Naomi claimed first prize with a fantastically unique rendition of the poem “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns, wowing our three judges and the audience. The remaining competitors all did astonishingly well, and were so proud of themselves for getting up on stage and performing through their nerves!
CGSG Choir Singing Carols at Medway Hospital
Friday 7th December 2018
Chatham Grammar Choir were invited to perform at Medway Hospital’s Christmas Fair that took place on Friday 7th December.
Patients, visitors, staff and local residents really enjoyed the live performance and the variety of Christmas songs they performed really got everyone in the festive spirit.
The Mayor of Medway commented on how talented the girls were, that they were a credit to the school and asked for an encore.
Due to the girls singing success, they were then asked to sing with the Salvation Army Band and lead the carols at the official Christmas tree light switch on. Even though this was unexpected, the girls handled this with great professionalism.
We have been invited back next year, and hope to take part in other events with Medway Hospital throughout the year.
Year 8 Student wrote:
What an amazing experience it was to sing with my school Choir this afternoon at Hempstead Valley.
It was a great opportunity to raise money for children at Demelza Hospice. We sang many Christmas carols but overall my favourite one was Jingle Bell Rock because we all sang it most confidently. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces as people stopped to see us and listen to our singing. I really hope the money we raised will help children and their families in need.
I’m excited for Friday to show our amazing singing at Medway Hospital to cheer up patients and visitors.
Thursday 29th November 2018
We have incorporated handball into core PE, GCSE PE and run a successful after school club on a Wednesday evening.
Thursday 29th November, 2 teams headed to Medway Park for the annual Secondary School Games Handball Competition which had a total of 39 teams, 390 participants and 127 games.
We had a fantastic day with fantastic results. The year 7 and 8 team won every game they played and beat Rainham Mark in the play offs. They received gold medals, a trophy and have been invited to represent Medway in the Kent Finals in February.
The year 9 and 10 team won 6 out of 8 games and were very surprised (and excited) when they were told that they came 3rd in the presentation and all received bronze medals.
Rotary Youth Speaks Competition
Friday 23rd November 2018
Well done to our fantastic Year 7 students, Oludolapo and Victoria for representing Chatham Grammar School for Girls in this year’s ‘Rotary Youth Speaks’ public speaking competition.
Oludolapo and Victoria impressed both the audience and the judges with their confident, articulate and well-researched speeches on ‘Generational Shaming’ and ‘Do we require money for society to function successfully?’
With Victoria claiming the runner up award in her age category. Well Done!