Headmaster’s Blog 19th November

Welcome to another blog with apologies that, following Joanna Grochowicz's excellent talk about Scott's trip to the Antarctic,, I didn't include details of how you can buy her book. To order you can go online at: www.booksgowalkabout.com/bookmonitor/, but you may find it easier to let me know of your interest in buying a copy and I will order the relevant number of copies to be delivered to the school.

As children gather for rehearsals for Glebe does Strictly & Eagle Performers this afternoon, please do look below at the accounts of some events/matches this week.

I would also congratulate the children who took part in the Informal Concert yesterday afternoon and thank the parents of Division l children who joined us for for lunch this past week.

Thank you also to Mr Turner for organising the boarders' Murder Mystery Evening and Miss Patrick & Miss Crown for taking Division lll to meet Ancient Egyptians in Norwich.

Last Week

On Wednesday we were delighted to have Chris Haslam, uncle to Joel, Orla and Abigail, to talk to us in assembly about his life as a journalist for the Sunday Times and the BBC during which he has visited the majority of countries in the world. His talk was divided into 4 sections : How to evade a charging elephant, how to deal with a snake bite, what happens when you meet cannibals and Gold! Chris's well-illustrated accounts were informative, amusing and thought-provoking; particularly as he highlighted what we do to other people and animals mainly through greed and the ways in which journalists can bring the plight of humans and animals that might otherwise not be known to our attention.

Chris's talk resulted in many questions that saw over an hour fly past as children explored experiences of deadly animals across the world. It was a privilege to hear such an experienced travel writer talk and we look forward to a return trip in the future.

U9 Hockey v Beeston Hall - Wednesday 15th November

The first half of the U9 match against Beeston was dominated by Glebe. We maintained possession with Orla Haslam having some excellent shots on goal. The match was fast and exciting and both Beeston and Glebe played with confidence. However, free hits needed to be taken more quickly so that we could take the advantage. There was some excellent teamwork but we needed to use more vision by passing to the players who were in a space, rather than to those who were crowding the ball.

Tabitha Meek was invaluable in getting the ball down the pitch to Beeston’s end with speed and accurate passing. There were more attempts on Glebe’s goal in the second half and Scarlett Hallard managed some skilful saves. Sadly we conceded a goal in the second half, but despite this Glebe continued to play with determination, maintaining a strong defence and continuing to put pressure on Beeston’s goal to the final whistle. The final score was 1 nil to Beeston.

I name Tabitha Meek as player of the match.

Amelie Fisher (Captain)

U9 Tag Rugby v Downham Prep - Wednesday 15th November

We started off well because I won the toss and Caleb immediately scored a try. We defended and supported each other well during the first half and led by 9 tries to 8. We managed to open up their defence on several occasions in the second half and gained control of the match. My man of the match was Caleb for good running when in possession of the ball. We ended up winning the match by 18 tries to 15. I scored four tries, Freddie, Caleb, Archie and William each scored three and Benjy got the other two. Well done team!

Edward Gostling (Captain)

Can I remind School Councillors that we will be listening to their recommendations for the School Charity for 2018 on Monday?

Can I also wish those running at Shouldham Warren tomorrow and at Snettisham on Tuesday much success?

Have a good week!

John Crofts



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