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Girls used green screen animation software to create a short film about World War II – Those Magnificent Girls in their Flying Machines, we wondered? The raised beds bear the promise of wild strawberries and herbs, and we liked the idea of the ‘big bulb plant’, when every child brings a bulb to school. Most surprising of all, maypole dancing; the ‘royal ribbon dance’, crown atop the maypole....

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Since January 2022, Rittu Hall. Taught across all year groups in state primary schools and joined Lyonsdown in 2018, first as a year 2 teacher, then year 6 and head of English. By the time she became assistant head, and then co-head, she was well known to staff and parents, ‘a safe pair of hands to steady the ship after a period of change’. With local knowledge (she grew up in Barnet and went to City of London School for Girls) and two teenage daughters at independent girls’ schools, she is familiar with post-11+ destinations.

She does not want Lyonsdown to be seen as a hothouse but is passionate about building resilience, a soft skill set to prepare for an unknown future, and encouraging girls to pursue every opportunity that...

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