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Year 9 pupils visit the Jewish Museum in Camden

1st August 2020

Year 9 pupils visited the Jewish Museum in Camden to discover Judaism and learn about the holocaust which they had been studying in their history lessons. During the first half of the day, the girls had the opportunity to learn about the incredible story of a British born Holocaust survivor called Leon Greenman, whose wife…

PGHS girls are runners up in the Carnegie Shadowing Book Club quiz

1st August 2020

Congratulations to the girls in the Carnegie Shadowing Book Club who came second to The Latymer School in an exciting quiz and Finale event at Ridge Avenue Library. The nine girls from Y8, 9 & 10 answered questions about the eight books on the book award shortlist, as well as voting for their favourite book….

American author, Rick Yancey, gives pupils a sneak preview of his latest sci-fi novel 'The 5th Wave'

1st August 2020

A group of Year 8 pupils were invited along to Oasis Academy in Enfield this week to listen to American author, Rick Yancey, talk about his new book ‘The 5th Wave’ which is set to be made into a film for Sony Pictures.  Rick, who has written 13 novels, talked about where his ideas came from and…

Year 9 become journalists for the day at The Guardian Newsroom

1st August 2020

Year 9 pupils had the opportunity to become journalists for a day at the Guardian News and Media Education Centre in central London this week. They attended a course entitled ‘Making a newspaper front page’ and enjoyed the challenge of researching and writing five ‘breaking news’ stories within a tight time schedule. The girls were…

Year 5 pupil, Poppy, makes it to the final of BBC Radio 2's 500 Word competition

1st August 2020

Year 5 pupil, Poppy, was one of the 25 finalists in the under-9 category of BBC Radio 2’s 500 Word competition. Poppy was selected out of 90,000 entries for her story about two boys in Afghanistan. She wrote Afghan Boys after being influenced by Michael Morpurgo’s novel, Shadow, which is set in Afghanistan. Poppy attended…

PGHS's Junior and Chamber Choirs perform at Grovelands Park Centenary Celebrations

1st August 2020

Palmers Green High School’s Junior and Chamber Choirs performed a wonderful array of musical numbers at the Grovelands Park centenary celebrations over the weekend. The celebrations, which were organised by the Friends of Grovelands park featured live music, dance, plenty of children’s activities, sports displays and exhibitions.  Well done to all the girls involved and…

Year 7 pupil scores highly in national French competition Linguatrivia

1st August 2020

Congratulations to all our Year 7 pupils who recently participated in the French competition Linguatrivia. They sat a 30 minute national test in which they had to answer 50 multiple choice questions covering a variety of topics, from French grammar to culture. Across the country more than 5000 pupils from 129 schools took part in…

Year 7 perform Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

1st August 2020

Our Year 7’s put on a wonderful performance of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. This was a particularly impressive event because the girls performed extracts from the original Shakespearean text and also performed a modern version, which they had scripted themselves. Well done Year 7!

Palmers Green High School is helping Rays of Sunshine Children's charity to make wishes come true

1st August 2020

Palmers Green High School is helping Rays of Sunshine Children’s charity to make wishes come true for children who are living with serious or life-threatening illnesses. The pupils presented a cheque to the charity this week for £2075 which they raised by organising a crazy carnival and a charity run. The money raised will make…

PGHS have a winning team in the Year 5 Maths challenge at Haileybury

1st August 2020

Congratulations go to four of our Year 5 pupils who attended Haileybury’s first ever Year 5 Maths Challenge last week.  Gemma and Angelina came top in their group and Anjali and Nikhita came fourth having completed a particular set of challenges in which twenty one schools took part with 100 pupils in total.  Haileybury Master, Joe Davies,…