Welcome to the news section with information on all the latest news and events relating to all things Claires Court!
The Claires Court Junior Girls showed off their musical talents at their delightful informal concert to parents and friends last Thursday, 16th May.
Head of Junior Girls, Leanne Barlow said:
"The concert was a real success. Many parents have commented on the fantastic range of instruments the girls can play and the fact that, from Reception to Year 6, every girl was involved. One of the highlights was the last act, as The Junior Choir sang ‘Count on Me’ by Bruno Mars, a very popular current song."
Well done to Georgia Toay, a Senior Girls, year 9 student, who, with her team, ‘Noughts & Crosses’, came second in the mini fusion competition they attended last weekend in Belgium. It was a Double Dutch ‘fusion’ (dance/jump–rope mix) competition, held in a sold–out theatre in Antwerp. There were competitors from all over the world (Honk Kong, America, Belgium, France.) You can see their amazing routine here.
Congratulations to the ‘Design a Bookmark Competition’ winners. In the pictures are the winners from Year 7 and Year 5.
The Senior Book Club Carnegie Shadowing Group, are all reading and voting for their favourite novel to win this year's Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children.
The Maidenhead Junior Regatta on Sunday 20th May saw Claires Court rowers racing against a number of their local rivals. With the team aiming to take the advantage of home water, it was a day that saw two Claires Court crews battle it out against each other in the same race, leading to a day full of success and excitement.
The J14 B crew, racing in the J14 B quads event, raced outstandingly in the heats, beating the C quad, (who put up an impressive battle for their first race). The J14 B crew then went on to win the final against Maidenhead Rowing Club.
The J15 A quad racing against the J15 B quad also put in a good performance to take the victory over their compatriots. The J16 double put on an exciting race which saw them narrowly missing a win against Maidenhead by just one foot. Whilst the J14 A crew, were too good for the competition and had to pull out after overtaking a boat in the race in front!
Tom Jost, Head of Rowing at Claires Court said:
"These are the best results we have ever had at this regatta, it is good to see we are moving in the right direction."
Good luck to the Claires Court rowers, as next weekend they head off to the National Schools Regatta in Nottingham.
Four avid gamers (and we don't mean of the virtual kind) from Claires Court Junior Boys, took part in the MindLab Olympic Tournament at Twickenham Prep School on Saturday 4th May. Playing a variety of board games, the boys from Years 3 and 4 displayed great sportsmanship qualities throughout the tournament. Seemingly the youngest team in the tournament the team came joint 4th, out of the 8 teams participating. Jake managed to win 4 out of his 5 rounds and William won 3. The winning school was the home team — Twickenham Prep, who will be travelling to Brazil in June to play at the International Mindlab Olympics.
MindLab is an after school activity held at Claires Court Junior Boys, where the boys develop thinking, communication and other life skills through the playing of games. During the course of the year, the boys take part in 4 class tournaments, (playing a different game each time) and the four strongest players for each team form the Claires Court Junior Boys team.