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Wendover House News 9: Summer Term 2023

I am forever proud to be the Housemistress of Wendover House and this term is no exception. I am blown away by the care, kindness and empathy that has been shown to all in our truly special ‘red community’. I thought that for this blog post I would give an end of year report for each year group with photos from throughout the term woven through.

It feels like our LIV girls have never not been a part of Wendover. They have such a love of fun and are always found at House Activities, playing swing ball, and plotting how to scare the Wendover staff at bedtimes! This term I was delighted to see how hard each LIV girl worked towards her Summer Term examinations…it seems that supervised study club worked so well in installing healthy work habits that it seems a good idea to roll it into their UIV evenings too!

No year group has made as much progress as our UIVs this year. I am so proud of each of the journeys that you have been on and for the confidence that has grown hugely since September. They have thrown themselves into pushing themselves out of their comfort zones, which was my goal for this group of 10 this academic year. Our four new UIVs have settled in brilliantly well too. I know that they are truly ready for the move to GCSEs in September and the move to the beautiful LV study!

The LVs have all retained a fantastic sense of balance whilst juggling the first year of their GCSE course with embracing everything else that is on offer in both House and School. Their LV play was a triumph- I am sorry for being your biggest critic at the start of the process, but my goodness what a dazzling production you had created by the end! You made all of Wendover immensely proud. Bravo!

Our UVs have quite simply blown me away this term. The resilience that they have displayed in face of everything that they have been through, alongside the gruelling GCSE examination schedule leaves me in awe of each and everyone of them. I hope that they are firmly into the most well-deserved summer holiday and one that is filled with a chance for rest, relaxation, reflection and fun!

I would like to thank the LVI girls for leading the Wendover troops so brilliantly over the year as the eldest in our House. Be it encouraging others to sing a little louder for House Shout, helping staff with the bedtime routines or hosting House events, you have constantly displayed what is best about our House – to be competitive, to celebrate what makes each Wendover girl unique and to remind everyone that we should be cultivating as many moments for fun as we possibly can. I will miss hearing your laughter echo down the LVI corridor and welcoming you back to your second home at the end of each School day. Make moments to come together as a Wendover group in Clarence and I look forward to inviting you back up to Wendover to hear all your news and cooking disaster stories once you have settled into your UVI year. Thank you for always leading by example – what marvellous role-models you are!

I can’t wait to see what the next academic year brings to us all and to welcome our new girls and parents to our wonderful House!