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January 2023 Roedean Round-Up

January has been a wonderful month, with some amazing student achievements, sporting triumphs and much more!
26 Jan 2023
School News


Lydia and Chaya

A huge achievement for two Year 10 students, Lydia and Chaya who became semi-finalists in the Paris International Film Festival after they entered a film they produced, ‘Pumpkin Man’ into the ‘Best Student Short Film’ category. They not only made it onto the Semi-Finalists list but were the only semi-finalists who were under the age of 18. The project came from their weekly timetabled Academic Enrichment activity and allowed them to explore the impact that music has in film when telling a story along with delving deeper into cinematography, a field which they both hope to join. 



Netball and Cross-Country

January has seen a great start to the netball season with some incredible play and several great wins, including a fantastic 52-5 victory in our first round of the Sussex Cup! Netball at Roedean continues to be hugely popular with the U13’s even fielding an F team and has been a great way for so many girls to represent the school.   

The cross-country team attended the Brighton Schools Cross Country event this month with a couple of the Junior Girls running their first ever race! With runners from years 8, 9 and 11, the girls did a great job, and the Junior team came in the Top 10 in both team events. Congratulations to all involved.



Harmony’s won a place on KPMG’s Black heritage Insight Programme

Congratulations to Harmony (Yr 13) who has won a place on KPMG’s Black Heritage Insight Programme. The specific programme is the Black Heritage Talent – Consulting Apprenticeship Insight, and takes place in London. It is tailored towards black students in Year 13 to gain insight into the consultancy profession. Lasting three days, the programme will enable Harmony to network and receive feedback on her CV along with other advice from professionals. At the end of the programme Harmony will sit a test and may then be offered a consultancy apprenticeship with KPMG in September if she passes.



Year 9 Sports Leaders

As part of the work towards their Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leaders, the Year 9 Sports Leaders have been learning different key skills to lead others in the community in sport. They have been coming together to plan sessions and learn about different leadership qualities. This has been put into practice as Year 3 pupils from St Mark's Primary School have been visiting Roedean every Friday for PE and Sports sessions with the girls. The girls have delivered exceptional, well-planned lessons and have shown the utmost kindness towards the young members of St Mark’s.




There have been some beautiful and rather breath-taking creations from students working in the Art Department. Beth (Yr 7) has been coming into the Art Department both after school and during lunchtimes to work on her draping, creating the most incredible dress. Vivian (Yr 13), is known for her rather large projects, she recently made an amazing hat and dress, and we still can’t get over those huge knitting needles! 



Entrance testing, Scholarship Interviews and Practical Assessments

It was a busy start of term for our Admissions team with entrance testing in the first weekend and both scholarship interviews and practical assessments running in the following weeks.  It is unquestionably a complex process, but we are sure that every prospective family were well looked after and warmly welcomed.  


Boarding Round Up   

Our boarders have had a fantastic month, as always there was some delicious baking, cupcakes, cookies and millionaires shortbread to name but a few! They also created some amazing artwork, played numerous games and even had a go at putting together their own crossword puzzle. After a rainy start to January, the girls manged to end one of their weeks with the most spectacular sunset over the school.



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