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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 in Year 7 were both 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, 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 and we have some iconic photos to prove it!
Prospective Student Leaders were congratulated by staff on their iniative in shepherding younger pupils in a responsible manner to ensure that they saw the torch and enjoyed the experience despite a large crowd. Our new Year 12 intake for Sixth Form also enjoyed a break in their Induction Day to walk down with tutors to see the torch pass and were rewarded when their designated area turned out to be a handover point.
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 trying to establish the defendant had received stolen goods.
Not only did the experience inform students of the practicalities of court room procedure, but it also highlighted many previously unknown and interesting facts about the British criminal justice system.
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!
Claires Court School Boat Club hosted their first annual dinner on Saturday at the 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 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 that helped to run the event and all who attended or donated prizes for the auction.
Could we remind families that they should be sure to remove all personal belongings and litter from the School premises after a visit or event of any kind. We would also remind you that we do not permit dogs on any of our grounds or playing fields. We will greatly appreciate your co–operation with these requests in order to keep our grounds safe and clean for our pupils.
Farewell to Mrs Rosemarie Fearn who is retiring this summer. Thank you to Mrs Fearn who has taught the literature section of our A Level syllabus for some years. We wish her all the best.
Year 12 – 9.00am–1.00pm
Friday 7 September will include games sessions so students should come equipped for their chosen sport. There is no specific ‘uniform’ required for Sixth Form sport, just sensible kit.
At the beginning of term there will be opportunities to try various sports.
At the Magnet Leisure Centre, Maidenhead 2.00 pm for 2.15.
Please note that a few changes have been made to some of the stops notably Hazlemere 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 have been amended. If you used 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.
The UCAS applications powerpoint presentations given to students this week to help them start their online applications have been placed on the Learning Hub on the Year 13 page. Parents may like to read through these as they help their sons and daughters with the process.
Sports Leaders and other Sixth Form helpers did a fantastic job in helping to run the Senior and Junior College Sports Days.Their help was invaluable and we have had so many appreciative comments from parents and staff.
On 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
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