An illustrious history
and a bright future

The Headmistress

Passionately committed to the interests of young people, Rhiannon Wilkinson became Headmistress of Wycombe Abbey in September 2013. She is a long-time advocate of girls’ boarding education and has a wealth of educational experience. Previously Headmistress of Harrogate Ladies’ College, she has held three Deputy Headships, been a Housemistress and has worked in the independent, international and state sectors.

Born and brought up in Manchester, Rhiannon attended a girls’ grammar school before graduating in Modern History from St Hugh’s College, Oxford. She holds a PGCE ‘with distinction’ from the University of Bath and completed an MEd in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Manchester.

Rhiannon is married to Donald, also a historian and Oxford graduate. Between them they have four children.

Away from work Rhiannon has wide interests: she enjoys the theatre, singing and travel and, it has to be said, an occasional bout of retail therapy. She also continues to develop her fascination with History.

Headmistress's Welcome

I am delighted to offer you a warm welcome to Wycombe Abbey. I am Rhiannon Wilkinson, Headmistress, and I regard it as an enormous privilege to lead one of the world’s most successful girls’ boarding schools. Wycombe Abbey is an outstanding School by whatever criteria you may choose to judge educational institutions.

Wycombe Abbey has a long tradition of academic excellence and is consistently one of the country’s top performing schools in public examinations. Our pupils gain admission to competitive courses at leading universities throughout the world. At the same time we are proud to promote a love of learning for its own sake – not just for utilitarian purposes. We are committed to providing a very wide range of opportunities for intellectual interest and development outside the classroom. Wycombe Abbey fosters a culture of high expectations and the importance of trying your best at everything. Everyone works hard and is comfortable about learning from experience and the occasional mistake!

At the heart of the School’s success is a total commitment to the development of good, caring human beings through our proactive, individualised pastoral care. Everyone at Wycombe Abbey is part of a happy and close-knit community. No one gets lost in the crowd – everyone is known and cherished as an individual. We want the best for all our pupils.

In addition, the School provides a rich and varied programme of co-curricular opportunities throughout the week, including Music, Sport, Drama, Dance, outdoor education as well as an extensive range of other pursuits. These opportunities are all hugely enjoyable in themselves but they also help girls to develop confidence and the plethora of skills they will require to be successful and happy in the demanding and ever expanding global workplace. Wycombe Abbey can confidently say it offers a rounded holistic education, and all in the wonderful surroundings of 170 acres of magnificent parkland.

If you are interested in discovering more about life and work at Wycombe Abbey then do please get in touch. My colleagues and I would love to meet you and your daughter to share all our hopes and ambitions for the future.

A brief history

Heritage

Wycombe Abbey was founded on Victoria’s Day, 23 September 1896 by Miss Frances Dove, later Dame Frances, a trailblazer who promoted equal opportunities for girls in the Victorian age. The School was established in Loakes Manor which had been redesigned by the celebrated architect James Wyatt for the first Lord Carrington in 1798.

The first cohort of girls in 1896 numbered only 40 and in just three years, the School was full with 210 pupils. The underlying principle of Dame Frances’ educational thinking was education for citizenship. She argued that women should be taught corporate virtues, and that to be good citizens it was essential to have wide interests and a sense of discipline, as well as an esprit de corps.

After Dame Frances’ retirement, Miss Whitelaw led the School through the difficult years of the First World War. She later pursued her plans for the construction of the Chapel. The foundation stone was laid in 1926.

The School continued to grow in strength through its early years. It hosted lectures on topical intellectual subjects and recitals by celebrated musicians. Girls increasingly won places at Oxford and Cambridge. In 1929, in the time of Miss Crosthwaite, the School purchased the old Carrington family home, Daws Hill, and its 200 acres of land.

All activity was suspended with the arrival of the Second World War. For the next four years Wycombe Abbey became ‘Pinetree’, home to the US Army Eighth Air Force and the largest telephone switchboard in England. ‘Pinetree’ welcomed a number of high profile guests at this time. King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill and Glen Miller and his band all visited the Abbey.

In May 1946 Wycombe Abbey re-opened with 170 arrivals. Of these girls only six were former pupils. After the School received a thorough cleaning it enjoyed a truly ‘fresh start’.

Further expansion took place in the 1950s with the addition of the Walpole Wing and the furnishing of the Dove Library. In the 1960s and 1970s the School launched a number of building projects including the gymnasium, the art block, the front wall and gates as well as a separate house for the UVI, Clarence House. Thanks to numerous generous donations in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, the Lancaster Arts Centre and Archer Recital Hall were built and The Davies Sports Centre opened in 2004.

120 years later, the pioneering spirit of Dame Frances and her contemporaries continues to run through the sinews of the School and continues to inspire us today.

Experience and insight

Executive Leadership

The Executive Leadership Team works with the Headmistress in the implementation of the School’s vision. Its members have a detailed knowledge of the School and a wide range of experiences.

Rhiannon Wilkinson

Rhiannon Wilkinson
Headmistress

Leading the School

Providing financial stewardship

Anne read Mathematics at Newnham College, Cambridge. Following a ten-year career in general management with Pilkington, she has been a Bursar in independent schools for more than 20 years. Anne joined Wycombe Abbey in 2014 and is involved in the daily running of the School and the management and development of its assets. In her spare time she enjoys making music. 

Enabling staff and pupils to flourish

James studied Chemistry at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and went on to do a PGCE and postgraduate diploma in education. Having worked in a variety of academic and pastoral roles James joins us this year as Senior Deputy Head with responsibility for staff. As well as deputising for the Headmistress, he oversees staffing matters such as recruitment, development and welfare in order to ensure that Wycombe Abbey is a place where both staff and pupils flourish. He is very outward looking, developing partnerships and outreach to other schools, and working closely with those responsible for admissions and marketing. Beyond school, James is passionately interested in travel, culture and enjoys getting fresh air by being involved in D of E expeditions.

Inspiring academic success

Emily read Theology at Worcester College, Oxford. In her nine year career at Wycombe Abbey, she has held a variety of leadership positions including Director of Higher Education and Director of Studies and is now responsible for all aspects of the School’s academic life. Previously she was Head of Department at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

Implementing best practice

Rachel graduated from I M Marsh CPE and began her career with Wycombe Abbey in 1995 as Head of PE, then Director of Sport and Director of Co-Curricular. She develops efficient and effective working practices and provides day-to-day support to maintain the smooth running of the School. Rachel has played lacrosse for England and is an accomplished golfer.

Leading pastoral excellence

James studied his undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield and went on to complete an MA. He joined Wycombe Abbey in September 2017 and oversees the pastoral life of the School. James has a passion for maintaining exceptional standards of wellbeing and welfare for the girls. He also has a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do.

Fulfilling aspirations

Jonny read Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He joined Wycombe Abbey in 2006 and brings experience to all areas of the Sixth Form, from the girls’ academic progress and wellbeing to their higher education applications. He guides each pupil as they navigate their many choices and challenges.

Managing our boarding community

Allison read Psychology at Exeter University and holds a PGCE from Greenwich University. She began her teaching career at a London Academy before moving to a selective girls' grammar school in Kent. Following a move to Caterham School, Allison found her passion was in pastoral care. This is where her heart lies.

Governing Council

The Governing Council works in partnership with the Headmistress to achieve the purpose and mission of the School. It is the Council’s responsibility to ensure continuity and plan for the future.

The Chair of Council can be contacted via Anne Bolton, Clerk to the Council, at Wycombe Abbey, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE or by emailing bursar@wycombeabbey.com.

Chairman of Council

Patrick holds law degrees from the University of Exeter and the University of Illinois. He has been a partner at international law firm Hogan Lovells since 1985 and has worked in the firm’s London, Hong Kong and New York offices. Patrick is named as a leading individual in the field of commercial litigation in ‘Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession’ and in ‘The Legal 500’ where he is also noted for his mediation skills. Patrick became Chairman of the School Council in 2009. Patrick has a close connection with Wycombe Abbey as both his wife and daughter are former Heads of School.

Richard went to the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College gaining a BSc in Mineral Engineering and subsequently to Reading University for an MSc in Land Management. He is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Richard worked for several major corporates providing in-house property management before taking up the role as Managing Director of a city commercial property investment and development company, from which he is now retired. Richard’s particular skill set at Wycombe Abbey is in taking a lead role in the redevelopment and expansion of the School's built estate.

Jeremy qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and has been an Investment Banker for the last 37 years: 15 years with S.G. Warburg & Co and 22 years with Deutsche Bank. Jeremy is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers and a Trustee of the UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust. Education and Health are two issues he strongly supports. Both of Jeremy’s daughters are former pupils of Wycombe Abbey.

Sue is a former pupil of Wycombe Abbey. She studied modern languages and law at Trinity College, Cambridge and followed on from university through pupillage and into tenancy in a large commercial set of chambers, of which she subsequently became head. Sue became Queen’s Counsel at the age of 39 and was appointed to the High Court Bench in 2013 at the age of 49. She is now a presiding judge of the Midland Circuit. Sue is committed to helping girls thrive in all areas of School life. Her daughter was also a pupil at Wycombe Abbey.

Tim Clarke

Tim Clarke

Louise studied at University College London and then at St Antony’s College, Oxford. She began her career working for the BBC before taking on a permanent academic post at the University of Oxford, where she remains today. Louise is currently Professor of International Relations, Fellow of St Catherine's College and Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations. She has a keen interest in the Middle East and her edited volume on international relations in the region is already in its fourth edition. Louise has four children and brings a wealth of academic experience to Wycombe Abbey.

Caro studied at University College, London and Trinity College, Cambridge before qualifying as a doctor in 1981. She has worked as a General Practitioner at Summertown Health Centre in Oxford for the last 28 years, recently being appointed the senior partner. Caro helps to mentor local doctors and is the first woman to have been elected to the Oxford Medical Club in its 125-year history. She has three children and joined Wycombe Abbey’s Governing Council in 2017.

Simon studied at Brasenose College, Oxford. He has worked in teaching since leaving university, initially in the state sector and since 2001 in independent boarding schools. He taught History at Eton College from 2001-2009 and then became Deputy Head (Academic) at Sherborne School. From 2011-2015 Simon was Headmaster of Bradfield College before returning to Eton as Head Master in September 2015. He uses his experience of leading boarding schools to support Wycombe Abbey.

Chair of Staff Development and Safeguarding Committee

Patrick holds a law degree from Oxford and has an MBA from INSEAD. In his early career he worked for Bain & Company and P&G before joining John Lewis Partnership – after 15 years of operational leadership he is now Group Finance Director. Patrick is also a Mutual Ambassador for the Cabinet Office and Chair of the first local authority mutual spun out of the public sector – 3BM. He has four daughters, three are former pupils and one is still at the School. As a parent and recruiter of talented individuals, he has a keen interest in girls’ education and setting up the next generation for success.

David was called to the Bar after taking a law degree at Exeter University. He subsequently held advisory, senior management and Board roles in global manufacturing companies. He has a special interest in education and is a former Chairman of Governors at Abingdon School. David now devotes much of his time to charitable activities and has recently completed an MA degree at King's College, London. His daughter was a pupil at Wycombe Abbey.

Jane MacDougall

Jane MacDougall

Diana Rose

Diana Rose

Chair of Education, Pastoral and Boarding Committee

Sarah is a former pupil of Wycombe Abbey. She studied at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, then enjoyed 15 years working in the textile industry before dedicating her time to the voluntary sector. Over the years Sarah has been involved with the UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust, trusteeship of a property estate, managing a Residents' Association and the Samaritans. She continues to sit regularly on Schools' Admission and Exclusion tribunals in the state sector and is a Governor of the Chelsea Academy. Sarah’s family has had a long-standing connection with Wycombe Abbey and both of Sarah’s daughters are former pupils of the School.

Alan studied at St John’s College, Cambridge and Balliol College, Oxford. He has been ordained 37 years in the Oxford diocese working in rural, suburban and urban settings and has been Area Bishop of Buckingham since 2003. Alan is Chair of the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education, which serves 285 state schools and 56,000 children in the Thames Valley. He is also a founder trustee of an education development charity that works in Andhra Pradesh, India. Alan is passionate about equality and human rights.

Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee

Richard studied Philosophy and Economics at UCL before joining PwC in 1985. He was admitted to partnership in 1997 and is on the firm’s Assurance Executive. Richard’s international experience includes leading projects in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Japan, India and Hong Kong. Outside of work he has been a Chair of Merlin and a Trustee (Treasurer) of Save the Children – in 2016 he received a CBE for voluntary services to international development in recognition of his charitable work. Richard has four children and is a parent at Wycombe Abbey.

Strength and success

Our Vision

Wycombe Abbey has been at the forefront of girls’ education for the last 120 years. Our aim is to maintain that position in today’s hyper-competitive world.

Academic Excellence

The hallmark of a Wycombe Abbey education

Our reputation for academic excellence is established beyond the curriculum and by a love of learning for its own sake. To ensure that future generations of Wycombe Abbey girls are prepared for the challenges ahead, we strive to foster in our girls a culture of independent learning and a curiosity of the world in its many facets.

A Rich Culture

A wonderful world where all girls flourish

Happy people are successful people and at Wycombe Abbey every girl is empowered to make the most of her abilities.

Our diverse co-curricular programme aims to imbue in every girl the skills required to succeed, including creativity, emotional intelligence, teamwork and leadership.

Academic aspirations are not the only important thing in life. We realise that girls need balance and opportunities to relax. We offer a wide range of recreational activities on our site, including dance, fencing and even bee-keeping, so that girls’ leisure time is fun and they have the freedom to relax and spend time with friends.

Advancing the School’s Legacy

Investing for the future

Over the next decade, we are investing in new, world-class facilities that will transform our 170 acres of magnificent grounds for the benefit of every pupil at Wycombe Abbey.

The next ten years will see the renewal of all our boarding accommodation, the refurbishment of the main Abbey Building and a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centre. This process has begun with the building of two superb new boarding houses, opening in September 2017.

Our Aims

Wycombe 2020 states its vision and aims are for Wycombe Abbey to continue to be at the forefront of girls’ boarding education in the world through –

• the pursuit of academic excellence,

• the development of each individual’s talents in creative, physical and social skills, and

• the encouragement of faith in God and service to other people,

all in a happy, fulfilling and caring community.

Challenging the status quo

Wycombe Women

Wycombe Abbey provides a world-class education. The School’s alumnae push the boundaries within their chosen professions and are often at the top of their field.

Scroll through the timeline below to find out more about our alumnae.

1890

Ethal GabainPainter and Lithographer

War artist and founding member of the Senefelder Club (1909) with her husband John Copley and others.

1890

Joan Hodgson RivierePsychoanalyst

Founding member of the British Psychoanalytical Society (1913). An early translator of Freud and an influential writer in her own account.

1890

Lady Winifred Frances PeckAuthor

Wrote more than 25 books in a career that spanned four decades.

1900

Mary Pickford CBEPolitician, Historian and Industrialist

Elected as a Member of Parliament (1931).

1900

Lady Jessie StreetReformer and Activist

Australian social reformer, recognised internationally for her activism in social justice and women’s rights.

1910

Florence NagleTrainer and Breeder of racehorses and pedigree dogs

Bred 21 UK champions, including Crufts ‘Best in Show’ (1960). Described as the ‘Mrs Pankhurst of British horse racing.’

1930

Elsie BowermanBarrister

Survived the sinking of the Titanic. Became the first Female Barrister at the Old Bailey (1924). Led the status-of-women section of the United Nations in New York (1947).

1930

Mary Edith HideSportswoman

Played cricket for England in the first women’s test match (1934). Captained the team for 17 years, later becoming President of the Women’s Cricket Association (1973).

1930

Penelope FitzgeraldNovelist

Awarded the Booker Prize (1979) and The Golden PEN Award (1999) for a 'Lifetime’s Distinguished Service to Literature’.

1930

Freydis SharlandPilot

Joined the elite female pilots of the Air Transport Auxillary during World War II. Delivered 110 new Spitfires from factory to airfield.

1940

Florence TemkoAuthor and origami pioneer

An origami pioneer and one of the most prolific writers on the subject. She founded Origami USA in 1994.

1950

Elizabeth Butler-Sloss GBEJudge

The first female Lord Justice of Appeal (1998). Appointed President of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice (1999), the first woman to hold the position. Independent Peer in the House of Lords.

1960

Katy Haber MBEInternational Community Activist

Founding member of BAFTA Los Angeles (1987) after a successful career in the British Film Industry. International Community Activist. Founded the Compton Cricket Club (1995) with homeless activist Ted Hayes in one of LA’s most notorious neighbourhoods. Awarded an MBE for services to her community (2012).

1960

Delphine Gray-FiskPilot

One of Britain’s first female airline pilots, flew commercial jets for Dan-Air.

1960

Dr Kathy WilkesPhilosopher and Academic

Involved in rebuilding the education systems of former Communist countries after 1990. Awarded the commemorative medal of the President of the Czech Republic (1998).

1960

Dame Rosalind Savill DBECurator and Ceramicist

Director of the Wallace Collection then Curator at the V&A. Awarded a CBE for services to the study of ceramics (2000). Named as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2009).

1960

Dr Kathy WilkesPhilosopher and Academic

Involved in educational reform in former Soviet-controlled states. She was awarded the Commemorative Medal of the President of the Czech Republic in October 1998.

1970

Stella KenrickPrivate Detective

Managed the Oxford Detective Bureau (2002-2012). Voted ‘Investigator of the Year’ (2011).

1970

Caroline BanszkyBusinesswoman

CEO of The Law Debenture Corporation (2002).

1970

Professor Sarah Springman CBEEngineer and Sportswoman

Competed in the 1990 Commonwealth Games Triathlon. Awarded the OBE (1997) and the CBE for service to Triathlon (2012). Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sunday Times and Sky Sportswoman of the Year Awards (2013).

1980

Rosie AlisonFilm Producer and Author

Credits include Testament of Youth, Paddington and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Winner of the 'Orange Prize for Fiction' (2010) for novel The Very Thought of You.

1980

Professor Gemma CalvertNeuroscientist

Founder of Neurosense Limited (1999), the world’s first neuromarketing agency. She is a Visiting Professor at the Nanyang Business School and Fellow of the Institute for Asian Consumer Insight at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

1980

Jo HilditchEntrepreneur

Founder of White Heron Drinks – producer of an award winning range of British Cassis – and manager of large agribusiness.

1980

Her Honour Judge Juliet Mary May QCJudge

Justice of the High Court since 2015. She was called to the Bar in 1988 and took Silk in 2008, being appointed as a Circuit Judge later that year.

1980

Charlotte MooreTelevision Producer

Director of Content for the BBC.

1980

Wendy Outhwaite QCWine Producer and former Barrister

Founder of Ambriel Sparkling Wine (2013).

1980

Clare Pillman CBCivil Servant

Director at Department for Culture, Media and Sport (2011).

1980

Sally PhilipsActor

Best known for her role as Tilly in the BBC comedy Miranda. Starred in the Bridget Jones’s Diary films. Plays the title role in the BBC Radio 4 comedy show Clare in the Community.

1980

Merryn Somerset WebbEditor

Editor in Chief of the popular personal finance magazine, MoneyWeek, writes for the Financial Times, The Sunday Post and Saga Magazine.

1990

Francesca DonnerJournalist

Editor of The Wall Street Journal (2011). Director at The New York Times (2015).

1990

Georgie FienbergFounder and Director

Established AfriKids, which won the Charity Times International Charity of the Year (2015).

1990

Angharad FitzwilliamsHedge Fund Director

Head of Hedge Fund Capital Group, Asia, at Deutsche Bank.

1990

Naomi FrederickActor

Selected theatre work includes Mrs Affleck at the National Theatre, As You Like It at Shakespeare’s Globe, The Winslow Boy at the Old Vic Theatre and The Heresy of Love at Shakespeare’s Globe.

1990

Professor Angelica RonaldResearcher

Director of the Genes Environment Lifespan Laboratory (GEL) and a Professor at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck University. Awarded the Thompson Award (2005) and the prestigious Spearman Medal (2012).

1990

Tabitha Somerset-WebbFashion Designer

Launched the clothing line, ‘Project D’ (2010) with Dannii Minogue and launched her own brand, ‘Tabitha Webb’, in 2003.

1990

Clarissa WardJournalist

CNN Senior International Correspondent. Covered the early days of the Syrian civil war, receiving the Peabody and DuPont Awards (1998). Also received two Emmy awards and honours from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.

1990

Francesca ZinoAthlete

Represented Team GB in the rowing squad at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

2000

Roxane HeatonEngineer

Head of Technology-Innovation, Morrisons. Won FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards (2015). Nominated for driving business change throughout training and operational systems in the Royal Navy.

2000

Nikki EmersonAthlete

Qualified as a wheelchair racer in the 2012 Paralympics and works in the Commercial Team for a Premier League Football Team.

2000

Natalie SimpsonActor

Appeared in King Lear, Cymbeline and Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Won a BroadwayWorld UK Award for Best Supporting Actress as Ophelia (2016).

International

In September 2016 Wycombe Abbey entered into a partnership with British Education Limited (BE) permitting BE to launch a school in China. Wycombe Abbey International School, Changzhou is a coeducational boarding school for pupils aged 3-18 years old. It aims to bring the best of British and Chinese education to its pupils.

Wycombe Abbey International School, Changzhou operates independently of Wycombe Abbey but the two schools share the same vision for providing an outstanding and holistic education. Wycombe Abbey has some oversight of teaching and boarding and staff and pupils at both schools enjoy the opportunity to collaborate. Wycombe Abbey has no dealings with the admissions department in Changzhou and parents interested in enrolling their children at Wycombe Abbey International School, Changzhou should contact Li Ll, Admissions Director at li.li@waiscz.com.

For more information please email Sara Brazendale, Director of International Schools, at brazendales@wycombeabbey.com.

Sara Brazendale, Director of International Schools

Sara read Chinese at Durham and holds an MBA from INSEAD. She recently joined Wycombe Abbey and brings a wealth of International and UK experience across a range of areas including strategy, marketing and business transformation for Bain, Thomson Reuters and Cambridge University Press. Sara is responsible for developing Wycombe Abbey sister schools in new markets. Sara has lived and worked in many different countries including China, France, India, Taiwan and the US.

Outreach

We are committed to numerous and varied outreach initiatives which give girls and staff the opportunity to engage and collaborate across communities.

Wycombe Abbey has a long and established relationship with Cressex Community School, a secondary school in High Wycombe. Girls visit weekly to help students with literacy and other skills. A number of staff provide support by volunteering as governors and trustees. We also host a Summer School for those identified as ‘gifted and talented’, organising workshops in Drama, English, Music, Science and Sport.

There are links to a number of other local schools with whom we organise joint ventures, such as our annual Management Conference, our Women’s Leadership Conference, Careers Fair and annual debating competition.

We greatly value the links we have developed with local schools through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. Wycombe Abbey is a hub school for the Bucks and Chiltern Ogden Schools Partnership. We regularly take science workshop activities into a number of local primary schools, with our Sixth Form girls.

Girls and staff volunteer their time to support a wide range of charitable organisations, assisting local playgroups, retirement homes, secondary and primary schools for disabled children, riding for disabled people and the local hospice and elderly persons’ home.

The School also makes its facilities available to local schools and community groups. We are particularly proud of our partnership with Horizons, a local sports club for young people with a range of disabilities. Horizons meets at our swimming pool on a weekly basis. Both staff and girls volunteer.

Further afield, the School is proud to be linked with the first girls’ boarding school in Afghanistan. The School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA) educates more than 30 secondary aged pupils from across Afghanistan’s many provinces. We participate in a weekly ‘virtual exchange’ via Skype on a range of collaborative projects.

Learn more about our outreach activity here: http://www.schoolstogether.org/schools/school/11317/