The Maynard School opens its doors for October Open Evening

October 1st, 2014

Students at the Maynard School are busy preparing to welcome the public to their Open Evening tomorrow, Thursday 2 October.

The Open Evening, which takes place from 6pm-8pm, is an opportunity for anyone considering independent education for their daughter to visit the school, meet staff and pupils and take part in an array of fun activities.

Amongst the evening’s events will be drama and music performances, sporting displays and hands-on science and maths activities. In addition, some tasty treats will be served up in the Food and Nutrition classrooms.

Headmistress Bee Hughes, “Our Open Evenings are a great opportunity for visitors to gain a real taste of life at the Maynard and there are always a wide range of exciting activities taking place. Everyone is welcome to attend; our students and staff are very proud of the school and love to show visitors around and answer any questions”

Everyone is welcome to attend the Open Evening; more information is available on 01392 355998.

The Maynard School is a successful selective independent day school for girls aged 7 – 18 years.

Raily Wins Gold at Appledore Book Festival

October 1st, 2014

Congratulations to Raily Graham, Year 7 on winning the 11 years and under age group Gold prize at the Appledore Book Festival Children’s Short Story Competition – well done, indeed! 

Raily wrote the story whilst a pupil at Bradworthy Primary School prior to transferring to Budehaven in September. It was there and at home that she developed a love of literature and the skills to succeed at Appledore.

The judges agreed that the standard of entries was very high and Raily a very worthy winner. In addition to winning book tokens for £50, the Gold Prize winner is awarded £100.00 worth of book tokens for the school.

Raily said, “I didn’t expect to win, I just wrote it because I like writing stories. My old Headteacher Mr Stephenson inspired me to write ‘The Curses’ and I am now planning to add to the story and hopefully one day it will become a book.”