Head's Weekly Review 31 01 2020
Keeping up with everything going on at Roedean.
Happy Chinese New Year! After weeks of excited preparations in the Houses, making paper decorations and traditional treats, it was wonderful that the entire Roedean community shared in the festivities for Chinese New Year. Under crystal clear skies on Wednesday evening, the School held a fantastic firework display set to music. The girls were joined in the Quad by the 50 students from local schools who are part of the Roedean Academy, and by a group of children from our partner school in Whitehawk, St Mark’s Primary. The flashes were bright and the bangs were loud, just as they should be to scare off evil spirits! We were delighted that on Friday 24th January, Tinaye (Yr9) and Martha (Yr10) had the great honour of being two out of 30 students from the whole of the UK who were invited, with their Roedean teacher, Mrs Lin Wu, to 10 Downing Street to celebrate Chinese New Year. In other news, the School was visited by the internationally renowned Sacconi String Quartet last week. The students were treated to a day of intensive chamber masterclasses, ending with a truly superb concert given by both the students and the Sacconis. And finally, twenty-five sixth form classicists headed up to the British Museum on Wednesday in order to see the stunning 'Troy' exhibition. They weren't disappointed, the range and scope of the artefacts, art works, and writings was phenomenal.