Headmaster’s Blog 8th July 2018
It has been a wonderful final couple of weeks of term with the final ‘acts’ of the Leavers’ Programme and ‘goings on’ in and out of school.
The art exhibition was its usual wonderful display involving every member of the school and visitors were very complimentary of the hard work of the children and Alice Hipwell.
The penulimate week was designated as Science Week and Mr Turner spent time with each class doing extra curricular experiments and investigations before Pre-Prep finished the week with a visit to Pensthorpe anf the Prep School to the National Space Centre at Leicester.
The Lavender Fields and Farmer Freds entertained Division III courtesy of Shelley Eagle and Jo Goode. They began with a visit to the animal centre at Norfolk Lavender where they got to meet – and in some cases handle – a whole range of creatures, from cockroaches and snakes to wallabies and raccoon dogs!
After a run around in the maze, they made our way to Farmer Fred’s for a bit more excitement. After about an hour of climbing, sliding and chasing, we were treated to a lunch of fish fingers and chips, followed by ice cream. All of Div III would like to say a big thank you to Jo and Shelley. It was a welcome relief after three days of exams! The following day boarders had their termly fun also at Farmer Fred’s followed the next week by their summer party.
Eagle Performers went to see ‘Shrek the Musical’ in Norwich before two days later they, along with Glebe Does Strictly and the Pre Prep ballet group, performed a most stunning show at the Princess Theatre. Many thanks to Brian Hallard for offering the venue which certainly brought the best out of the children. Those present could scarcely believe that the oldest performers were only 13 yrs old and to see so much talent from a small school was remarkable.
The fourteenth ‘Bring Your Tent To School’ weekend was blessed with great weather and the largest number of people taking part in its history. Over 75 children camped at least one night along with a total of 43 parents. The Parents’ Committee ran several activities along with a barbeque on the Saturday night.
The U13s beat their fathers and mothers at cricket and rounders respectively and the Leavers then put on their smartest clothes to attend the Aquilae Dinner two days later at Titchwell Manor.
Swimmers from Division II & III were highly successful in the cluster swimming gala at Glebe on Thursday.
Later in the day was of course time for the Inter House Show in the marquee, adjudicated by Charlie Cushing (OA) who is now the General Manager at Thursford. Al children acquitted themselves exceptionally well and the winners were St Edmunds.
Congratulations to children who took music exams in Dereham recently.
The results arrived at the weekend and we are delighted to share the results:
Emelia King successfully took the prep test on the piano
Grade one : Eliza Dix – clarinet (pass with distinction), Lily Hawkins – clarinet (pass with merit), Piers Henderson – Trombone (pass), Calin Roser – trumpet (pass), Jasmin Thorneycroft – Violin (pass), Ruby Turner-Smith – B Flat Cornet (pass)
Grade three : Connor Chauhan-Jennings – violin (pass), Sydney Hipwell – clarinet (pass with merit)
Grade five : Kitty Robinson – clarinet (pass with merit)
Prize winners from Colections & Prize Giving
Awards made at Collections
SUMMER TERM DIVISION ORDERS
(ATTAINMENT) 1st PIERS HENDERSON (VIII) KITTY ROBINSON (VII) JOSHUA WYLIE (VI) MABEL CRANE (V) ORLA HASLAM (IV)
and JAYBE BECK (III)
(EFFORT) 1st ELINOR MACEWAN & RUBY CRANE(VIII) ALICE KILBY (VII) JOSHUA WYLIE (VI) SYDNEY HIPWELL (V) FREDDIE GRIBBIN & FERDI MACEWAN (IV) and MISSY JENNINGS (III)
SENIOR BOY PIERS HENDERSON
SENIOR GIRL DAISY WADDISON
INT. BOY JONNY GOODE
INT. GIRL MABEL CRANE
JUNIOR BOY CALEB MARTIN
JUNIOR GIRL TABITHA MEEK
VICTOR LUDORUM PIERS HENDERSON
VICTRIX LUDORUM ELINOR MACEWAN
BEST INT. BOY ETHAN NEWTON-WALTERS
BEST INT. GIRL RUBY TURNER-SMITH
BEST JNR. BOY ARCHIE ROWE
BEST JNR. GIRL MAISIE MARCH
U13 AWARDS PIERS HENDERSON, RUBY CRANE, ELINOR MACEWAN
U11 AWARDS RUBY TURNER-SMITH, ETHAN NEWTON-WALTERS & GRACIE-MAE MEEK
U9 AWARDS ARCHIE ROWE, WILLIAM SAUNDERS & MAISIE MARCH
BUNTING CUP PIERS HENDERSON
COLOURS (VII/VIII) MAUDE POULTER, PIERS HENDERSON & ELINOR MACEWAN
U13 AWARDS ALICE KILBY & DAISY WADDISON
SNR BOWLING PIERS HENDERSON
SNR BATTING PIERS HENDERSON
SNR FIELDING CALIN ROSER
MOST IMPROVED COLT ANNABEL LANTOS
½ COLOURS (V/VI) ETHAN NEWTON-WALTERS, GRACIE-MAE MEEK & ANNABEL LANTOS
U11 AWARDS CHARLIE PROUT, SYDNEY HIPWELL, JONNY GOODE & RUBY TURNER-SMITH
U9 AWARDS ARCHIE ROWE, EDWARD GOSTLING, CALEB MARTIN, BENJY LANTOS & FREDDIE GRIBBIN
INT BOWLING ETHAN NEWTON-WALTERS
INT BATTING SYDNEY HIPWELL
INT FIELDING GRACIE-MAE MEEK
BEST SENIOR PIERS HENDERSON
BEST INTERMEDIATE MABEL CRANE
BEST JUNIOR ARCHIE ROWE
WRIGHT TROPHY JACOB HANCOCK
for the most improved
U13 AWARDS MAUDE POULTER, PIERS HENDERSON, KATE STEVENS, ALICE KILBY
½ COLOURS (V/VI) CHARLIE PROUT, LILY FLETT, MABEL CRANE
U11 AWARDS GRACIE-MAE MEEK
U9 AWARDS ARCHIE ROWE, AMELIE FISHER, REUBEN PAGE & MAISIE MARCH
BEST PLAYER RUBY CRANE
COLOURS (VII/VIII) ALICE KILBY, DAISY WADDISON & RUBY CRANE
U13 AWARDS MOLLY SISMAN, ELINOR MACEWAN, MAUDE POULTER, EMILY MINNEY &
U9 AWARDS SCARLETT HALLARD
BEST ALL ROUND U13 PIERS HENDERSON
NEWMAN SHIELD: BEST GRACIE-MAE MEEK
ALL ROUND U11
WAITE-NYBERG SHIELD SCARLETT HALLARD
U9 GIRLS PROGRESS
WHITEHILL SHIELD BENJY LANTOS
U9 BOYS PROGRESS
PRE-PREP SPORT SAVANNAH SPARY
WOODWIND KITTY ROBINSON
STRINGS JASMIN THORNEYCROFT
GUITAR SAMMY KING
BRASS & SINGING RUBY TURNER-SMITH
DRUMKIT NED MACEWAN
PIANO ELLIE DIX
CHOIR REUBEN PAGE
AISTRUP CUP (SNR) ELLIE DIX
MATTHEWS (HOUSE) KITTY ROBINSON
SKIPPER CUP (P/PREP) EMELIA TURNER-SEARS
SNR DRAMA ELLIE DIX
JNR DRAMA EDEN HEWITT
NOVKOVIC CUP (P/P) BESSIE BARTMEIER
FAIRFAX CUP (SNR) ELINOR MACEWAN
JNR ART MABEL CRANE
PRE-PREP ART GEORGE QUINN-DURDY
MAIDMENT CUP (DT) JONNY GOODE
KENT QUAICH (DESIGN) LILY DAVIS
Awards made at Prize Giving
RECEPTION BESSIE BARTMEIER
DIVISION I ABIGAIL HASLAM
DIVISION II PHILIPPA HINGLEY
PREP SCHOOL CONNOR C-JENNINGS, PIERS HENDERSON, RUBY CRANE, KITTY ROBINSON, ETHAN NEWTON-WALTERS,
EDWARD PEARSON, JOSHUA WYLIE, SYDNEY HIPWELL, MABEL CRANE, GRACIE-MAE MEEK, FREDDIE GRIBBIN,
ORLA HASLAM, JAYBE BECK & LILY HAWKINS
RECEPTION MAXIMUS HAWKINS
DIVISION I JESSICA EMERY
DIVISION II FREDDIE HAWKINS
HARRY SMITH ESSAY MATTHEW YOUNG
PUBLIC SPEAKING KITTY ROBINSON
CUTHBERT CUP PHILIPPA HINGLEY
CHRISTINE EARNSHAW LILY FLETT
FRENCH RECITATION (JNR) SYDNEY HIPWELL
FRENCH RECITATION (SNR) KITTY ROBINSON
ATKINS (MATHEMATICS) PIERS HENDERSON
COMPUTING SNR JOSHUA WYLIE
COMPUTING JNR THEO DIX
NIC BARBER SNR JOSHUA WYLIE
NIC BARBER JNR GRACIE-MAE MEEK
LADY MARGARET ETHAN NEWTON-WALTERS
CHARLIE FRYER MAUDE POULTER
THOMPSON CUP RUBY CRANE
PATRICK CUP ELINOR MACEWAN
SEARLE CUP CONNOR CHAUHAN-JENNINGS
for St Edmund’s
HAYES-PORTER Shield FERDI MACEWAN
COURTESY CUP (P/P) SAVANNAH SPARY
CRAIG GREEN JESSICA EMERY
for ‘a jolly nice person
BRIGNALL TROPHY GRACIE-MAE MEEK
for the SPIRIT OF GLEBE
And into the holidays!
We have had a fantastic response to the ESA summer course and taken lots of bookings. If you intend to sign your child up for any of our exciting summer course, please be aware that courses are filling up and some have a limited capacity. The 3 day, 2 night Outdoor Adventure Camp has only 8 spaces left with Quasar having only 7 spaces remaining. The Seal trip is also limited to one minibus.
If you are signing up for the Forest School courses with Mrs Haslam and intend to do the daily option instead of the full week of morning sessions, please specify which day/days you wish your child to attend. This is a great opportunity to pick up new skills and have a great time outdoors.
Mr Hawkins is running a range of great activities including Tennis, Global Sports, Circus Skills and Zorbing. This is a great way to entertain your child whilst keeping them physically active and demand is likely to be high. Make sure you do not miss out!
In order to confirm your booking, registration and medical forms must be received in addition to payment in full. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself on firstname.lastname@example.org or the office and do feel free to spread the word around!