Sometimes it is difficult to know what to lead with in my weekly blog, but this week I am delighted to report that Piers Henderson has been awarded a scholarship on entry to Oundle School in September. I am delighted for Piers as this is a reward for all his hard work as well as his natural talent. I am also proud of the hard work of his teachers to guide him to this result.
This now means that four scholarships have been awarded to our nine Division Vlll pupils, with others achieving excellent results in entrance papers and the wider curriculum. A great reason to carry on to 13 at Glebe!
Another piece of good news is that Luke Griffiths, who had three trial days with us last week will join Division ll permanently on Monday! Luke's mum Juliette Collins already volunteers in the French department once a week and it is great to have both of them with us.
With the swimming sports providing a great finish to the week, the start of the Common Entrance examinations, history & geography field trips and the normal run of matches, please read on for some detail about last week at Glebe with thanks to those who have sent photographs, in particular Bill Robinson for capturing the swimming sports.
And of course it's not finished as over the weekend we enjoyed yesterday's Glebe Dog Show and today's Triathlons in association with Walking with the Wounded and sponsored by Birketts Solicitors & Lycetts Insurance Brokers & Financial Services. Photos of both events to follow shortly, but once again I was delighted by the effort showed in preparation for the events. David & Amanda Whitehill masterminded the Dog Show, but I know they were grateful to their team for ensuring another very popular event. The Triathlon has been a long time in planning and the three leaders: Phil Haslam, Kevin King and Gary Hawkins have worked very hard in setting up the event in theory and over the last few days in practice. However beyond them we owe a huge thanks to their respective wives, many parents and staff (as well as the weather!) for a great day, enjoyed by so many.
Hopefully we are set for a good lengthy spell including that rarity: a sunny Bank Holiday!
On Tuesday we will return to school and we look forward to welcoming two new pupils; Freddie & Stanley McGarrell into Divisions 1V & 111 respectively.
Another busy week, which for some of us finished with a late night after going to watch Leicester Tigers lose in the final minute to Newcastle Falcons. My thanks to all, but particularly to Tony Meek, Trevor Newton-Walters and Dave Gilbert who kindly drove either a minibus or car.
I look forward to welcoming two new pupils into the school on Monday when Jacob and Ella Hancock join Divisions III and I respectively and I'm sure they and their parents, William & Felicity will very soon feel part of our community.
Collections at the end of last term reminded me how much we manage to pack into quite a short term, punctuated by illness and snow. And if that's true of this term gone, how much more have we to look forward to this summer term!