Campbell House Theme of the Year

 The Spring term has allowed Campbell pupils to thrive in all areas of the School life, whether this be Highlights, MUN or Musical concerts and any of these could have made a worthy topic for this term’s newsletter; we have, however, decided to focus upon the Campbell House theme of the year; Integration. “Whilst in the dictionary this may mean “the action of process of successfully joining or mixing with a different group of people” at Wycombe it means allowing all pupils to express their values, belief, or their interests within School life, and become part of our wonderful community. This term has seen many examples of people integrating into life in Campbell House. Pupils have welcomed Miss Dorme as their new Housemistress, and she below she reflects upon her first-term in House. House dinner provided us with the opportunity to bring the whole Campbell community together and for parents, pupils, tutors and House staff the opportunity socialise and celebrate all things Campbell. The UIII have started the process of integrating with Senior Houses and have already begun to build their Campbell spirit.

Welcome UIII’s

In preparation for their move to Senior Houses, the UIII’s and LIV recently joined together for a quiz night. The girls were split into teams and took part in, what was, a very competitive competition against all other Senior Houses, covering a wide range of subjects, from Geography, Movies and Music to General Knowledge. The teams worked well together with Campbell achieving second place. This was a lovely way for the pupils to start to get to know each other and for the incoming UIIIs to ask questions about the House. It was also a great team-building experience, and pleasing to see that the Campbell House Spirit has been instilled in them already!

Towards the end of this half term, the girls had the chance to spend some time with Miss Dorme and take part in a photo challenge which saw them racing around School to finish in the shortest amount of time. Pupils had to take a variety of team photos such as: how many people can you fit on a sofa, recreate a scene from a Disney movie, and ‘the floor is lava’! It was particularly impressive to see their recreation of the opening scene from The Lion King in the School chapel! The girls came together well as a team and completed every category within the time limit. It was a fun activity, and the girls were full of excitement to join their Senior House which was lovely to see.

We hope the UIII enjoyed their first experiences of Campbell House, and we look forward to welcoming them back in the Summer term.

Campbell House Dinner

On the March 6, the annual Campbell House Dinner took place. This evening took place in Big School and allowed the whole Campbell community to come together and reflect on all that has happened during the past year and celebrate life at Wycombe Abbey. The evening showcased some amazing musical talents with Ava (UV) and Judy (LV) on Piano and Mia (LIV) on Cello. The House then sat down for a delicious three course meal.  A raffle was held to help raise money for the two school charities and we are proud to announce that we raised £650 for Rape Crisis and Ripple Africa. The evening finished with an enthusiastic rendition of our House anthem “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus.  Overall, this evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all, and we look forward to hosting parents again next year.

Welcome Miss Dorme

“This term has seemed like a whirlwind of activity, I certainly feel that I have hit the ground running in Campbell, joining the House in a term that has included a House dinner, as well as the normal busy weeks that make up a term at Wycombe Abbey. It has given me the opportunity to get to know the pupils, staff and parents quickly, which is a blessing when taking on a new role within the House. My start to life in Campbell has been full of great moments, and my highlight so far would have to be the enthusiasm of the House in preparing for the House Song competition on the last day of term. Ably led by the Mons, the girls have thrown themselves into learning all the words, rap, harmonies, and choreography to showcase Campbell at its best. I am really proud of the work they have put in and know that the performance will be wonderful!”

And with that the Easter holidays are upon us. We hope you all have a enjoy your Long Leave and we look forward to updating you with our Summer term adventures.