October Half Term Newsletter
This has been an excellent start to the Michaelmas Term and certainly helped by the wonderful weather! The academic atmosphere, amongst the exam groups in particular, has been noticeable and it has been pleasing to feel the ‘buzz’ of hard work around the site. The Scholars were treated to an excellent talk on perspectives from Mrs Chidlow, the Upper Sixth’s UCAS forms are well underway, 1st to 3rd Form have all been involved in High Performance Learning Skills Day, and we already have some contributions to our newly created ‘Book of Excellence’ (designed to showcase excellent pieces of work from throughout the College). We have also hosted a Drama workshop and our 4th and 5th Form Drama students took a trip to the Adelphi Theatre to watch ‘Back to the Future’. We also wish bon voyage to our 3rd and 4th Form historians who are taking a trip to Berlin at the start of the half term.
The 1st XI girls’ hockey team remain unbeaten and recently won their ISHC National Cup match 4-2 against Godolphin and Latymer, and our U16 girls’ team have also progressed to the second round of the National Cup, beating Lingfield College. The House Cross-country returned to the calendar, with all pupils taking part in either a 2.5km or 4km race. There were some excellent individual performances and the team competitions were shared across the Houses with victories for Courtenay, Bellerby, Clifford, Newlands and Tower.
Cabaret Night was a great success, with performances from a host of different pupils, encompassing a number of different genres. It was lovely to see so many parents at the event and we really hope that we will see many more in the upcoming events, at parents’ evenings, concerts and on the touchline!
I wish you all a very happy and relaxing half term break!
Barney Durrant MA
Head of College