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22 Jan 2021
U6 Enrichment Programme - 20 January 2021

In this week’s Enrichment Programme, we were told that the presentation from the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre that we were meant to have in this week’s slot has been postponed. This is so that we can have the presentation when we are back in school, as some of the content may be distressing.

Instead, Mrs Bryce reminded us of the arrangements for Burns Supper on 27 January, next week during Enrichment. The final arrangements are being made, and there will be a technical rehearsal so girls who are speaking have to decide whether they would like their speech to be pre-recorded or live. The Address to the Lassies by the Head Boy of Merchiston will be recorded, and I think the girls are all looking forward to hearing it.

Our Yearbook Prefects, Saskia and Rosie, then informed us that almost all the profiles have been sent in and that we should start to think about what our personality picture might look like. The personality picture is a photograph of each student with props and a setting that reflects their personality, interests and hobbies. Saskia and Rosie are going to send more information, guidance, and ideas soon. They also mentioned that depending on restrictions later in the year, we may have to take the pictures at home. The prefects are also in the process of organising the House Captain pages and more features for the Yearbook. We can’t wait to see the final product!

Mrs Bryce then introduced some activities that we may have during the Leavers' Programme month from the 24 May to 25 June. There were lots of examples from previous years, including: networking skills, inspirational speakers, university study skills, short courses, first aid, finance for life, volunteering, mocktail making, a cultural tour of Edinburgh, afternoon tea, how to write a polished CV, interview skills, hillwalking, and the picnic at Yellowcraig. There’s no doubt that we will be kept busy and pick up lots of life skills, while having fun in the last month of our school career. If any girls have suggestions for activities that were not mentioned, we were told to post our ideas in the year group team. Leavers' Month will also include big events like the Ball, the Revue, the U6/Staff Supper, and of course (COVID-19 permitting) student-teacher rounders.

This Enrichment Programme has definitely left us all with lots to look forward to, whatever the circumstances may be in the coming months.

Teddy (PR Prefect)

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