From the Headmaster – 14th May

It has certainly been a busy weekend at School, with the Dog Show organised by Mr & Mrs Whitehill on Saturday and the third GHS Adults' Super Sprint and Children's Triathlons today.

The former started under leaden skies but very soon the crowds built as the weather improved and spectators were treated to a range of activities from Dachshund racing to Doggie Dancing and a host of dog related stalls before the main judged classes. The weather just got better and better and this popular event was a great success.

There will be a full report on the Triathlon with results and pictures to come but I would like to thank the whole of the Parents' Committee, but in particular Kevin and Lavinia King and Gary Hawkins for their hard work yet again to produce an outstanding event. They will recognise that this could not be achieved without the support of over 200 competitors and many staff, parents and friends who helped to construct the course and marshalled the events.

It was good to start sailing once again at Snettisham SC last Monday and we look forward to archery recommencing this week.

Wednesday was a lovely day and hence the children enjoyed a number of matches, as is shown by the three match reports below.

U13 Boys' Cricket v Riddlesworth Hall.

We won the toss on a sunny day and batted first. We scored quickly but also lost our first three batsmen quickly and found ourselves 27 for 3 after only about 4 overs. Olly came in and batted well for 20 runs. Unfortunately no one stayed with him for long. We were eventually all out for 83 in just under our 20 overs.

We went out to bowl and although I bowled very tightly they scored too many runs too quickly from some poor bowling and fielding. Ben took a good catch to remove one of their openers but their second wicket fell too late. I brought myself back on to slow the run rate and we then fielded and bowled much better throughout the team at the end of their innings but it was too little too late. They reached our total with only about 20 balls left.

We therefore lost by 8 wickets but if we had bowled and fielded at the start like we did at the end it could have been a different result. My man of the match was Olly Gathercole for his runs when others got out.

Nick Morgan – Captain

U9 Rounders v St Hugh’s

I won the toss and I chose to field first. We started well and stumped three people out. In that innings they scored seven rounders. It was now our time to bat. We started well and scored 7 rounders (the same as St Hugh’s) but unfortunately Eden and Eliza got stumped out.
It was half time and Miss Hubbard gave us an encouraging team talk. We fielded even better in the second innings and stumped 4 people out, letting them score 6 rounders. It was then our turn to bat again. This time we scored 9, with no one out. The final result was 16 – 13 to us.
Sydney scored 3, Mabel scored 3, Annabel 2, Eden ½, Lily ½, Eliza ½, Georgia 1 and I scored 2.

My girl of the game is Eliza for her excellent fielding in her first U9 match.

Gracie-Mae Meek - Captain.

Norwich High School v Glebe House

On Friday 12th May Glebe U11 girls travelled to Norwich High School for Girls. We arrived late and went straight into the match. I won the toss and chose to field first. In the first innings we got 6 people out including Elise with a great catch. In our first batting innings we scored 6 whole rounders, with Alice scoring 3, Olivia 1 and I got 2. At half time the score was 9 ½ to 9 to us. In the 2nd innings they scored 6 ½ with Clemmie making 2 great catches and I caught the last ball. In our second batting innings Kitty and I both scored 1 rounder each making it a very close match with the final score being 15 ½ to them and 15 to us. Well played everyone but my men of match are Clemmie for her 2 great catches and Alice for her batting. Well done team!

Daisy Waddison - Captain

This Week

The highlight, at least for Divisions IV & V, of this week is the departure tomorrow for a three day trip to York and Hadrian's Wall accompanied by Miss Patrick, Mrs Hipwell and Mrs Fraulo. We hope they will have a lovely time.

The older children have been working hard on their presentations for the Public Speaking Competition and there will be semi finals during this week, before the finals a week tomorrow, to which parents are most welcome.

The Division VIIIs start their Common Entrance exams in earnest this week with the oral and aural tests in French and Maths and we wish them well.

John Crofts

Sicut Aquilae - 'they shall soar on wings as eagles'