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Radio Interview for Sixth Formers

posted on June 4th 2018 in General News

On Sunday morning, during the Jo Bostock show on BBC Radio Leicester, five pupils from Year 13 at the School were heard sharing their thoughts on the portrayal of women in the media. Broadcaster and past pupil Jo Bostock interviewed the girls on their thoughts following on from the news that the Walmart chain in

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Headmaster’s Blog – Internet

posted on May 24th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

Why the internet is making us all sad, mad and bad…  I cannot imagine life without the internet, and I cannot honestly remember what life was like before it came along. I purchase books on Audible and keep a library of songs on my phone. I book holidays, plan journeys, download articles and, increasingly, watch

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CCF Review

posted on May 16th 2018 in General News

Combined Cadet Force 61st Annual Review – Saturday 5 May 2018 The CCF welcomed Wing Commander Sergeant back to the Walks as our Reviewing Officer for this year’s Annual Review. Wing Commander Sergeant joined the cadet forces as an officer in 1982, and spent his final decade at the school as Contingent Commander, so it was

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Headmaster’s Blog – Mental Health

posted on May 15th 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

The key thing we all need to grasp about mental health: it’s not binary. When it comes to the public discourse about mental health problems, we have come a long way in quite a short time. As recently as a decade ago, it would have taken considerable bravery on the part of a headteacher to

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Headmaster’s Blog – Revision

posted on May 2nd 2018 in Headmaster's Blog

Top ten tips for effective revision. As we draw near to the summer exams season, it seems timely to offer my top ten tips on effective revision. None of these tips are particularly original. They are common sense advice that can be found in many schools, but gathering them into one place on this blog

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posted on April 24th 2018 in General News

Our Lady’s Convent School, the independent Catholic day school based in Loughborough, East Midlands, has announced a move to embrace full co-education status, in conjunction with a rebrand to become Loughborough Amherst School. The School, which has been part of the Loughborough Endowed Schools Foundation since September 2015, has historically provided places to girls aged

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Radio Interview with Dr Murphy

posted on April 4th 2018 in General News

On Tuesday 3 April, Headmaster, Dr Julian Murphy was interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester on the Martin Ballard drive time show. Dr Murphy was discussing the impact of tablets and e-readers on the reading habits of young people. If you missed this interview and would like to listen to it please click on the link

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Loughborough Piano Competition

posted on March 21st 2018 in General News

We are delighted to announce that Loughborough Endowed Schools Music are introducing a major new piano competition for young people from the Midlands. The Loughborough Piano Competition will be held on Saturday 12 May 2018 and is aimed at excellent young pianists from the area who wish to demonstrate their musical skills in front of

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Rotary Public Speaking Success

posted on March 16th 2018 in General News

Recently three teams from Our Lady’s Convent School, competed in the regional finals of the Rotary Youth Speaks public speaking competition in Uppingham. The nine girls from Years 7 to 10 were entered as two teams for the Intermediate section and one for the Senior competition. To reach this stage the girls had seen off

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BBC Radio Leicester Interview

posted on February 23rd 2018 in General News

On Wednesday 21 February, Headmaster, Dr Julian Murphy was interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester about his views on pupil mental health and the impact of pupil reports on their wellbeing. If you missed the morning show, you can listen again to the interview below.