Headmaster’s Blog 13th May 2018
Only four days of school this week, but we’ve packed a lot in; from Reception beachcombing, through sports matches and boarders’ events to an Informal concert, it’s been good to see busy children and supportive parents.
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.
Informal Concert - Friday 11th May
The regular Informal Concerts here at Glebe provide a lovely opportunity for our young musicians to show parents, staff, friends and families what they can do. Friday’s concert, the last of this academic year, was no exception with some delightful beginners overcoming their nerves to perform in public for the first time, through children showcasing pieces that they will be playing for music exams later this term to the accomplished pianists, Ethan and Kitty who brought the concert to a rousing finish with their wonderful jazzy pieces.
It is worth remembering that even the accomplished and advanced musicians started out on their musical journey at some stage and were once themselves those nervous beginners trying to overcome their nerves and get past the occasional mishaps that are inevitable in early public performances. Looking back over the past twelve years, it has been hugely rewarding to see the growing confidence of children as they pass through the school and I hope that today’s beginners will aspire to the assured performances that come with experience and maturity.
Very well done to all of those who took part and a huge thank you as always to the visiting music teachers who show such dedication and commitment to their pupils, supporting and encouraging them in all that they do.
Daisy Waddison - U14 Norfolk Tennis
We’ll start with 3 days of tennis in the heat of last weekend when Daisy represented Norfolk in the U14 Girls County Cup Tennis at Brighton.
Norfolk played against Dorset, South Wales and Bedfordshire and finished 4th in the group of 6.
Lots of girls got heat stroke but Daisy had a great weekend and performed well against girls 2 years her senior. Well done Daisy!
U13 Rounders v St Hugh’s, Wednesday 9th May
I won the toss and chose to field first. In the first innings we got 6 of their 9 players out – 2 caught by Maude, 1 caught by Ruby, 2 stumped at first post and 1 at second. They scored a total of 6 rounders.
Next it was our turn to bat. They got five of us out, but we did very well scoring a total of 11½ rounders.
After an encouraging team talk we fielded again. We got 6 of their players out – 2 caught by Maude and 4 by great teamwork between Molly at backstop and Alice at first post. This time they scored 6½.
In our last innings they only got 3 of us out and we scored 6 rounders. The final score was 12½ to St Hugh’s and 17½ to us.
Well done team, we all played very well. This is a good start to the term. My ‘Man of The Match’ is Daisy for good fielding and batting.
Ellie Dix (Captain)
U9B Cricket v Beeston Hall, Wednesday 9th May
They won the toss and chose to bat first. Beeston scored 354 runs.
We started to bat showing some good effort and scored 290 runs, which meant Beeston won by 64 runs. I was very proud of the whole team in their first match.
My man of the match is Stanley because he showed good concentration and played so well on only his second day at Glebe! Well done boys.
Reuben Page (Captain)
U9 Rounders v St Hugh's, Wednesday 9th May
In St Hugh’s first batting innings they scored 10 rounders, but our fielding wasn’t great because we panicked. We did however manage to get two people out at 3rd and 4th posts.
We then batted. Emily and Kitty were unlucky to be caught out. Orla did some great hits and scored 2 1/2. Eliza took risks and also scored 2½. We were losing 10-6 at the end of the first innings.
St Hugh’s scored 11 in their 2nd batting innings.
We took more risks when we batted again. Scarlett, Orla H, Missy and Eliza all scored.
We lost 13½ to 21 (St Hughs). Well done team. We played well yet we need to be more alert when fielding and keep practising. Orla H and Eliza and joint girls of the Match.
Scarlett Hallard (Captain)
U7 King's Lynn & West Norfolk Trigolf
On Friday Division ll and three members of Division l represented the school at Lynnsport. The children played brilliantly during what turned out to be a beautifully sunny afternoon.
Competition was tough but the children rose to the occasion and were focused throughout the tournament. Despite beating their previous Trigolf score by over 100 points they just missed out on the medals and came third overall. Still a very impressive result. Many thanks to all the parents who helped with transport and supported the children from the sidelines.
Well done children, you were a credit to yourselves and your school!
Thank you !!
Thank you to those who supported the Meat Raffle, which raised £700 for school charities.
The draw was made on Wednesday and the first named prize winner was sold by Bessie Bartmeier, who made nearly a quarter of all sales! The second prize winner was sold by Jaybe Beck.
A huge thanks to Park Farm and Edward & Mary Stanton and Colleen & Trevor Newton-Walters for their very kind donations of the prizes.
Thank you also for the continuing support for the 100 Club. This month’s prize winners are: £75 – Lisa Meek, £50 – Elaine Bird, £25 – Chris Dearmer
New members are always welcome – speak to John Crofts
As the weather picks up over the next few days, can I wish you a pleasant week ahead, which culminates in one of the really good Prep School occasions, that is the Swimming Sports on Friday?