League tables and exam results are often key factors when choosing a school for your child. But how about the more creative subjects? One school that’s thriving in all areas is Bromley High School GDST. Here headmistress Angela Drew lists the excellent achievements of her students
Studies of women in the professional workplace suggest that one of the remaining causes of the gender pay gap is that talented women remain shy of self-promotion. So perhaps we can be forgiven for publically celebrating the achievements of a spectacular term.
Showing everyone how to blow your own trumpet is Shazia Khan-Bourne, Year 4, who has won a place in the National Children’s Orchestra (NCO) after only two years of playing her instrument. The NCO is Great Britain’s premier symphony orchestra for children and Shazia was not intimated by auditioning at the Trinity Guildhall School of Music at the Barbican. She joins Year 10 harpist Emily Pugh who has been selected for the National Youth Harp Orchestra.
Exceptional academic, artistic, musical and sporting achievement at Bromley High School comes in many guises. Proving that talented girls and outstanding teaching create great Chemistry, Bromley High Upper Sixth Leaver, Emma Norton, now studying Medicine at St George’s, has been honoured with the Salters’ Award for the second highest mark in A level Chemistry in the UK. Bromley High School’s debaters are through to the Regional Finals of the Cambridge Union Debating Competition and the Junior School Chess team was placed 2nd in the Kent County Championships.
In art, Lower Sixth Former Beatrice Forward was presented with the John Downton Gold Award. Beatrice’s work was selected from 330 entries from 36 Kent schools and her piece will be exhibited alongside that of other Bromley High girls at the Turner Contemporary Gallery. Bromley High School’s installation of knitted poppies raised hundreds of pounds for charity and drew the attention of ITN who came to film Bromley High School’s Remembrance Service.
In sport, Atlanta Tsiaoukkas in Year 11 won the Kent County U18 Foil Championship. Premier League hockey player Grace Baylis, Bromley High’s Deputy Head Girl, won scholarships to three American universities, including Princeton and U17 Long and Middle Distance UK Athlete of the Year Sabrina Sinha won her fourth consecutive London Youth Games Cross Country title crowning an extraordinarily successful season for the school in Biathlon and Cross Country.
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