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Pitt Summer Term

As we reach the end of the first half of the Summer Term, exam season is well and truly upon us. The atmosphere in Pitt is buzzing with a mix of focused study sessions and lively, supportive camaraderie. We want to extend a heartfelt “good luck” to all Pitt girls as they prepare for their internal and external exams. They have been revising diligently and we are confident that their hard work will pay off. Despite the rigorous study schedules, we are making sure to balance it with moments of rest and fun, ensuring everyone stays refreshed and motivated. Read on to hear about some highlights of the half term.

Confirmation

At the end of April, we celebrated Elsa getting confirmed in the School Chapel. After dedicating her time to learning more about the Christian Faith, she took the decision to get confirmed along with other girls in the community. With Elsa supported by her family, godparents and friends, it was a beautiful and moving occasion with a lovely celebration afterwards in Fisher Library. Congratulations, Elsa!

Confirmation 2024, Elsa

Pitt UIII Welcome Events

We have been delighted to host our incoming Upper III Pitt girls for a range of Wednesday evening activities, in which they have had the chance to see the House and meet many of the older girls.

Recently, an evening picnic brought together our Upper III and Upper IV students for the first time. The event featured a delicious picnic supper followed by games on the lawn, providing a wonderful opportunity for our older girls to warmly welcome the newest members of Pitt. We are incredibly proud of the effort our older students have made to foster a sense of community and inclusion.

Pitt Upper III & Upper IV

SailGP

Here, Pia tells us about her amazing experience with SailGP.

In May, I participated in the SailGP Inspire program in Bermuda. On the first couple days there was not much wind so instead of sailing we went to the site of the F50s and had a tech tour around all the boats. We were allowed to sit in the helmsman spot and were guided by someone on the GBR team. This was an amazing opportunity as it’s usually closed off to the public. The next day, we attended a press conference with all the helmsmen from the different boats; I got an amazing souvenir to bring home as the helmsmen were so friendly and signed my SailGP Inspire cap. As the wind started to fill in, we rigged our boats and started the races. We first had qualifiers where I succeeded in getting into the gold fleet. For the next several days, we continued the racing and people fought for positions on the podium. On the last day we were given the opportunity to race in front of a grandstand full of spectators during the half time of the F50s racing. Afterwards, we went to watch the finals of the F50s race with a front row seat. We also had the prize giving where, after a tough competition, I was awarded 2nd place girl. Throughout this time, I made friendships from across the globe, including locals from Bermuda, which I hope will last lifetime. This was an incredible experience that I will never forget and I hope to go back another year.

Pia, Pitt Upper V

Fourth Form Production

We were thrilled to see performances from Pitt girls Anissa, Sissie, Olivia, Tina and Sanvi, as well as a special appearance from Pitt dog Arnold, in the recent Fourth Form play.  Sanvi has told us all about her experience of taking on the part of William:

“On Thursday 16 May and Friday 17 May, a number of pupils in Lower IV and Upper IV performed in the Fourth Form Play, ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’. It was an incredibly exciting opportunity that we had been rehearsing for since the start of the Spring Term. Being part of the production was a very enjoyable experience; from getting together after school to learn our lines, acting with a real dog on stage and being amazed by the wonderful technical aspects that brought the show together, the whole process was full of wonder and excitement. ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ is a very touching and emotional play, and the audience were left with tears in their eyes as they learnt about the heart breaking story of a young boy called William and his traumatic past. It was an extraordinary, memorable performance and my involvement in the play has pushed me past my boundaries to achieve more than I could have ever imagined, with the incredible support from all the teachers in the Drama Department. It was my first time being part of such a large production but it will certainly not be my last, and I look forward to participating in many of the future performances during my time at Wycombe!

Finally…

As we come to the end of a busy half term, the girls have excelled themselves with their examination revision, community spirit and support of each other. So many girls have given so much to the wider community within school and it is exciting to see what lies ahead in the second half term with Dove Day and GlastonAbbey. The girls will certainly need a well-deserved break over Long Leave.