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Senior School and Sixth Form News

Sports Report Monday 27th March

Senior School  Report as presented at Assembly on Monday 27th March  Netball  2nd VII  Ratcliffe’s 2nd team played their final netball match of the season against a very strong Loughborough High School team. The team started well, with positive play and few errors and ended the 1st quarter 4 – 10 down. A few changes were made at the break,…


Science Society, Genetic Research: Turning Genes On and Off

On the evening of Wednesday 22nd March, Professor John Schwabe gave the second Science Society talk of the academic year on the topic of Genetic Research: Turning Genes On and Off. After sharing his own experiences of studying at university, both at Oxford and Cambridge, John told us of how his research in the field of Cell Biology had taken…


A’ level Biology trip: Getting to know your Brain

On Wednesday 15th March, 28 A’ level Biologists and teaching staff attended the Getting to know your Brain event at the University of Leicester’s Centre for Medicine, in acknowledgment of Brain Awareness Week. This new and beautiful building is architecturally interesting as it is the largest non-residential Passive House in the UK.  The afternoon of lectures and demonstrations was inspirational…


Ratcliffian pipes the lament at the Menin Gate, Ypres

On Saturday 25th February, Arran Grant, Year 11, was chosen by his Pipe Major of the Seaforth Highlanders’ Pipes and Drums to play the lament (Flowers of the Forest) during The Last Post Ceremony, Ieper (Ypres), Menin Gate, Belgium.  The ceremony at the Menin Gate has become part of the daily life in Ieper and the local people are proud…