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Congratulations to all our Actors who performed in ‘Hymns’ and ‘Blue Remembered Hills’. Both productions came out with a cup The Nancy Griffiths Cup for an aspect of acting/production/staging or costume effect which caught the Adjudicator's eye in ‘Hymns’ and The Hollygirt Trophy for the Best Moment of Theatre in ‘Blue Remembered Hills’.
Congratulations to the following boys who passed their Associated Board to the Royal Schools of Music singing exams, taken before Easter:
Well done to all, and to their teacher Miss Fenech.
A very successful visit to The Piolet in Les Menuires saw the Claires Court Ski Trip enjoy the best snow conditions over Easter that we have experienced. Indeed Wednesday saw powder snow and sun together — a very special experience.
The skiers and boarders used the conditions and the excellent French Ski School who gave expert tuition (and made learning fun), to show a great improvement over the week.
We were hit by a 24 hour bug that affected a number of our pupils and staff. The cleaning fairies at the Hotel ensured that we maintained a positive attitude at all times. The food provided was eaten (always a good sign) and the entertainment enjoyed by all.
I would like to thank the pupils for their behaviour on the trip and the fact that they were great fun to be with. Any rumours about the party leader falling off a chair lift are obviously false! Sadly we don't appear to have a photo of this mythical event!!
John Rayer — Ski Trip Leader.
The combined efforts of Mr Hudson (English/Games Teacher) and Jack Rider (former pupil) ensured that on Good Friday a crowd of enthusiastic friends and families supported this rugby match. Happily, Claires Court won 26–12 and the full report can be found on the website. There was a tremendously jovial atmosphere about the whole event and it was great to see so many of our old boys blending well together as a team. It's hoped that this will become an annual fixture.
Claires Court Schools Boat Club travelled to Hazewinkel in Belgium for this year's training camp. A party of 34 boys and staff embarked on a week of intense training at the world class training centre in Willebroek.
With 3–4 sessions per day the training was intense so the afternoon off in Ghent was a well earned break. Crews and individuals improved throughout the week, right up to the last day where all the boys performed well. This week has put the Boat Club in a great position as we enter the regatta season and the main event of the season, the National Schools' Regatta in Nottingham at the end of May. Early indications show that this should be one of the School's most exciting and successful summers for a few years — watch this space!
We would like to congratulate Mr Tom Jost who has taken over the running of the Boat Club from Mr Cremin, who has returned to his old job in industry.
Year 11 pupils who are entered for the Edexcel Linear Paper in Mathematics should attend the Revision classes every Wednesday after school in Room 1 from 4.25pm to 5.25pm. You should have received a notification from Mrs Cremin, our Examination Officer, informing you that you are entered for Edexcel Linear Paper in Mathematics. Past papers can be downloaded from the Hub by Monday 23rd April.
For boys in Years 10 & 11 who took module exams in March, the results were handed out and posted home yesterday.
A production ‘Of Mice & Men’ which would be particularly useful for our Year 10 or any Year 11 pupils who may be re–sitting this unit to attend, (as they are studying this book for both GCSE English Language and Literature) is running from 10 May–16 June at The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
Wednesday 2 May from 9.30am–12.00 noon (11.30am Nursery). At all three sites.
From 6.30pm Form sent via email.
Please remember to bring your sponsorship money in. Total will be in next weeks Bulletin.
An Ipod and speakers have been found at Margam Park, South Wales, we believe they were possibly left there by one of our pupils on the recent Geography trip. We also have a watch at the office that was found from the same trip. Please contact the school office if you think they may be yours!
We are Collecting ‘Sainsbury vouchers Active Kids 2012’.
It's not too late, there is one full table and a few other spaces remaining £60 per person. For full information and booking please go to PTAbookings@gmail.com.
A reminder to all table leaders to please make sure cheques are received into the School Office as soon as possible. Thank you.
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