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Here is a round up of news from across the organisation, to give you a flavour of what we have been doing in the last week or so!
What an event and what an atmosphere — and we were on television on BBC London News!!!
Tom Jost, Head of Rowing, and Sebastian Harris and Fred Peck from Year 7 were interviewed!
The whole event really was exciting and the sight of all those intimidating policemen on motor cycles ‘high–fiving’ all and sundry was highly entertaining. The children loved it (the adults of course, were so restrained!) and there was much shouting, screaming, waving of flags and general excitement. Ridgeway boys were at the head of the whole parade at Pinkneys Green, whilst College and Sixth Form filled the pavements of Marlow Road and were fortunate for some of them to be beside the torch change over. The Claires Court boys filled the area by the bridge, with the rowers lining the bridge holding their blades. We have some iconic photos to prove it!
Claires Court Schools Boat Club hosted their first annual dinner on Saturday at Maidenhead Rowing Club. The festivities were kicked off with the naming of the two new quads after the outgoing Captain of Boats, Josh Harris, and the incoming captain Dan Gordon. Over 80 parents, boys and family enjoyed a hog roast dinner and an amusing video of the year.
The guest speaker, Ali Brown, former Director of Rowing at Sir William Borlase's and currently Director of Rowing at Bedford Modern School, inspired everyone with his many anecdotes. Mr Wilding then demonstrated impressive auctioneering skills during the highly successful auction of promises. The coaching team would like to thank everyone who helped to run the event and everyone who attended or donated prizes for the auction.
Photos will appear on the website shortly!
The Pre Prep Strawberry Café opened for its limited run last Friday when the Years 1 and 2 girls donned their badges and lacy ‘caps’ to become hard-working waitresses for the afternoon. They served their customers with delicious cream teas with clotted cream and fresh strawberries. Running the café gave the girls the opportunity of putting their newly acquired addition and money skills into action as they took orders, totalled bills and worked out change. All the customers seemed very happy with their afternoon teas and many even left tips!
Year 12 students had the opportunity of experiencing the judicial system when they took part in a mock trial. For a change Matt Martin was completely innocent of the accusation made against him! Such was the ruling made by the magistrates and jurors during the mock trial presided over by Jackie Rance and Patty Prescott from ‘Magistrates in the Community’ during Activity Week. A number of the Year 12 students acted out their roles as witnesses, magistrates, police, defence and prosecution lawyers to try to establish whether the defendant had received stolen goods. Not only did the experience show students the practicalities of court room procedure, it also highlighted many previously unknown and interesting facts about the British criminal justice system. An enlightening and entertaining exercise!
Led by Heads of Year Mr Hudson (Year 7) and Mr Butterfield (Year 8) the boys managed in between monsoon like weather to take part in a variety of activities. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic Certificates were all presented yesterday.
Please see right Mr Bowen's (Head of Year 9) preferred mode of transport, to ensure all the tents were water free and secure. Unfortunately the decision was made to abandon the campsite on the third night, due to the amount of rain!! The boys all seemed to have not only survived but enjoyed the adventure.
Mr Bretherton, Head of Year 10, was Team Co–ordinator and organised a full week including Film and Media, IT and Research and Team Presentations all finished off with Career Pathways. The Film Day results have not been released but we do have the Presentation results which are: 1st History, 2nd Religious Studies and 3rd Business Studies.
Every year at this time, we comment that the standard of plays is getting higher, and this year is no exception. There was some outstanding group and individual acting, so it has been difficult to choose one from another. So, here goes! With huge thanks to Lorna Pearson–Hall and Maggie Olivier for giving us two very enjoyable evenings.
This play had excellent script and character development.
Individual Acting Oscars go to:
Well done to the whole cast!
Their performance was described as "Awesome!"
Acting Oscars awarded to:
Special mention of a spectacular performance of ‘I've got Rhythm’.
Individual Awards to:
Fantastic group work. Well Done.
Acting Awards to:
Acting Awards to:
There is a special award here for an amazing sound track to Charles Cassidy
Acting Awards to:
Overall Winners: 7A & 8A
We say fond farewells to:
We will miss them but would like to wish them all the very best.
Thursday 27 September at 7.30 pm in the Gallery of the Claires Court Sports Hall.
Refreshments will be served after the formal proceedings at approximately 8.15 pm
Charity Number: 1052993
Please note that a few changes have been made to some of the stops, notably the Hazlemere route where a stop for Great Missenden has been added and some minor adjustments made. Also the stops on the Stoke Poges and Chalfont St Peter routes have been amended. If you use any of these routes, please do check the timing for your stop and if you wish to make an amendment, send your form into School by 31 July please. This allows us time to make any necessary adjustments to arrangements.
A print of the photo is available to view at School if you wish to see the ‘real’ thing!
This Bulletin will travel home with your end of term mailing which includes your son's full school report, Academic Principals Newsletter and the latest copy of Scribblings & Scribblets (for pupils up to Year 10) and Court Circular. Please do check through the information now rather than the other end of the holidays, to ensure you are up to speed with coach bookings etc., The Office is open between 9.00am and 5.00pm during the holidays, but will be closed from Friday 27 July to Friday 3 August.
Collectable from Ray Mill Road East site SL6 8TE.
9.30am–11.30am (at College) — No buses this day.
10.00am–13.00pm. No buses this day (lunch will be provided by the school for this day only). New Parents tea from 2.30pm
During the summer break there will be building works taking place on site. We are having work done on the wooden chalet next to the Sports Hall, painting of various rooms and other ad hoc tasks.
Sorry but this trip has sold out. We are holding a waiting list.
Full information has been posted home to rowers.
If you think you have missed the opportunity of joining our Ski Trip next April, there may still be a chance of a place.
If you would like to join the trip, ask your School Office to check whether there is a place available.
Booking form can be found online at www.clairescourt.com/holiday–club.
We wish them all Good Luck.