|Lily (Year 4) took part in a team jumping event for Stevenage and District Riding Club. In the 65 cms Area Eventing, she won the individual event and her team came third overall. She has now qualified for the National Arena finals in March.|
|Ellie (Year 5) belongs to The Highstone Dance Academy School. In 2017 she was part of the dance troop for the Cinderella Pantomime at The Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar.
This year, she auditioned and successfully got a place in the dance troop for The Aladdin Pantomime at The Radlett Centre.
|Ayaan (Year 6) has been awarded Player of the Year two years running at Potters Bar Cricket Club.|
|Beau (Year 5) and his younger brother Jude (Year 1)achieved their 3rd KYU brown belt, 4 white tags and 9th KYU purple belt respectively in their Karate grading’s recently.
Beau also achieved a distinction in his Grade 1 Verse and Prose LAMDA exam, distinctions is both duologue and solo acting, and both a distinction and a bronze medal for verse speaking in 2019.
|Ollie (Year 6) is part of the Crystal Palace Youth football team.|
|Ellie (Year 5) is part of the Arsenal Ladies Under 9’s football team.|
|Gracie (Year 6) was a mascot at a recent England v USA ladies rugby match.|
|Fiona Wade is a St Giles’ alumni, who has become a successful actress;
“My happiest memories of being at school were definitely the years I spent at St Giles’. I remember it being a charming little school & because it wasn’t very large and didn’t have a huge amount of children per class, it meant there was a lovely warmth and family feel to it. Most of us lived in the village so there was a real sense of close community too.
I wanted to be an actress from a very young age, I always knew what I wanted to do. One of my earliest & favourite memories of St Giles’ were the Christmas Nativity plays we used to put on. One year, I was given the lead role as the Little Angel. I remember being so excited and happy that I had been given the leading part.
The teachers were always so encouraging – especially when choosing my secondary school. I remember my head teacher at the time, Mr Burgess, really believing in me and my abilities, even though they leant towards the arts. It was important to acknowledge each child’s different talents and strengths and having that encouragement from a school is so important at a young age. I went on to follow my dreams, and I have been an actress for over 25 years, working in television, theatre and film. Most recently, I am known for my role as Priya Sharma in ITVs Emmerdale.
I think your youngest years are the most formative, so it’s very important to have that good start at a great school. I will always remember St Giles’ being really wonderful.”