It was a fantastic day out where the girls were able to pit their wits against the Countdown contestants. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the filming and were delighted to meet the hosts of the show, Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley, after the show.
Below is an account from one of the girls who went on the trip.
Visiting MediaCity was a good experience. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day to Manchester. The Countdown studio was amazing! It was really good – the fact we could see it all being filmed and see how it is really done. During the show we got to have a go at all the words and number questions that the contestants got asked. We did really well. I think this day was really successful because everyone enjoyed themselves and loved being part of the audience whilst it was being filmed. At the end of the two shows that we watched, we were able to meet the presenters, Nick and the letter woman Rachel. This was brilliant!! Nick really inspired us all to work hard at school and try our best.
I think that we would all love to do it again because it was a great day out!
By Lauren Benson – Year 10
A successful event took place at Newland School for Girls on the evening of Monday 9th December 2013 that saw teachers coming together to talk about how children learn and to share their own examples of what makes teaching outstanding. The event, planned in conjunction with our partnership school St Mary's College, was just one of many activities that have taken place this term between the staff of both schools to share good practice.
A visit to the Clothes Show in Birmingham on Friday 6th December organised by Mrs.Fiona Ryan for girls studying Textiles at GCSE and possibly interested in a career in the world of fashion proved to be a most enjoyable day for everyone. It was an exciting day with lots of interesting things to see including the wonderful catwalk show of amazing fashions and wonderful dancers.
Some girls were also able to enjoy a seminar about careers relating to the fashion industry. For those interested in Vintage Clothing there were lots of stalls with this related theme. It was also a 'make-up artists' paradise with so many companies displaying their latest cosmetics.