Headmaster’s Blog 1st October 2017

Last Week

Another varied week at Glebe House started with our Harvest Festival service and finished with a wet car boot, but there was much to enjoy and delight in. Please do scroll down for reports and pictures.

It was a pleasure to welcome our School Chaplain Reverend Susan Bowden-Pickstock to assembly on Monday and to lead us in our celebration of gathering in the harvest and all those who are involved in this in many different ways. Children brought in gifts and these were collected by Reverend James Monro, who leads the Hunstanton Foodbank and who is pictured below with some of the children and the produce.

On Monday 25th September Division VII went out to Castle Rising for the afternoon as part of their Medieval History studies. The weather was pleasant and the children went about a series of investigations with real determination. After a quick game of hide and seek in the castle everyone returned to school ready to tackle the Common Entrance syllabus that lies ahead!

U9 Tag Rugby v Riddlesworth Hall

We took two teams to play Riddlesworth – I was captain of the Panthers and Harry was the captain of the Tigers. My team played well in the first half with both Freddie and me scoring a try. Sadly Riddlesworth scored two as well to tie the score at half-time. We started the second half brilliantly with Archie scoring a try and then this was followed up by a try from Will. Before the end Archie managed to score again and I got two more. We won the match by seven tries to three. My man of the match was Benjy because he was the youngest person playing and he also got lots of tags. I’d also like to mention Will who had a great all round match. Well done the Panthers!

Edward Gostling, captain

I was very happy to be captain of the Tigers against Riddlesworth in our very first match of the season. The team did very well. Sammy King is my man of the match for scoring two good tries. I managed to score a try with the final play of the match. Although we lost the game by six tries to three it was good experience for us. Congratulations team!

Harry Hammond, captain

U9 Hockey V Riddlesworth Hall

Riddlesworth took on an early lead but Orla Haslam quickly equalised. We all worked hard together.
By half time we had improved and had scored 2 more goals and we knew we were getting close to winning. At this point, Riddlesworth were behind with 1 goal.

In the second half Glebe stretched their lead with a goal from Orla Jamieson.
Orla Haslam went on to score 2 more goals for Glebe, still leaving Riddlesworth with 1 goal.
The final result was 6-1 to Glebe.

The only thing we need to improve on is keeping our sticks down.

My joint Girls of the Match are Orla Haslam and Eliza Dix.

Great work team.

Scarlett Hallard, captain

Under 10 hockey match against Riddlesworth

On Wednesday the 27th September the U10 girls had a hockey match at home against Riddlesworth. I won the toss and chose first push back. We started off quite strongly and I soon scored a goal. The ball didn’t go out of our half much but when it did we soon got it back in our half with some strong hits from defence. We manged to score another goal from Lily shortly followed by another goal from Gracie-Mae. At the end of the first half it was 3-0 to Glebe.

We had a quick team talk from Mr Gladstone, who said that we need to use the width of the pitch. We started the second half confidently and I managed to score another goal. The Riddlesworth goalkeeper saved some good Glebe shots at goal and then Lily managed to get another one in. the end score was 5-0 to Glebe. We all played well but we must remember to use the width of the pitch and pass more quickly.

My girl of the game is Lily for scoring two goals and doing really well playing as a forward for the first time. Well done team, great start to the season, keep it up!

Mabel Crane, captain

U13 Hockey v King’s, Ely

On Wednesday 27th September, Glebe U13 girls played a hockey match against Kings Ely away. I won the toss and we started off well. We played in quarters and in the first one nobody scored. In the next quarter Alice hit the ball past the goal keeper and scored. At half time it was 1-0 to us.

In the third quarter we had a lot of attempts at goal. Lily did well in this quarter and was always in the right place at the right time. But finally in the last quarter Daisy scored which ended the game 2-0 to Glebe. I am proud of my team for only letting Elise, who was in goal, kick the ball twice and for having a lot of attempts at goal. We do need to work on aiming and hitting it harder in the goal.

My girls of the game are Lily for good intercepting and Alice for being everywhere. Well done girls and hopefully all our matches will be a success like this one was.

Ruby Crane, captain

A big big thank you to all of you who supported our fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday. Whether you baked, helped your son/daughter to dress in green/white and paid for the privilege, allowed your child to have face paint or glitter applied or simply ate cake and drank tea/coffee, thank you!

Thank you particularly to Kirstin, Emma & Kate who served drinks and food in the morning and afternoon.

In total we raised £350.10, which added to money previously raised during 2017 in which Macmillan Cancer Support in our School Charity, brings the total to over £1,180.

This Week

It's going to be quiet in school tomorrow with Divisions V & Vl visiting a mosque and Peterborough Cathedral and Divisions lll & lV on the first of their two days at the Millenium Centre at Brancaster. I hope they thoroughly enjoy their trips and I look forward to several sports matches and hearing the children and the amazing Voces8 at The Leys on Wednesday.

Have a good week!

John Crofts



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