Welcome to the news section with information on all the latest news and events relating to all things Claires Court!
Year 7 pupil Kally Mudge is looking forward to a quieter weekend this bank holiday following her fantastic haul of medals at the ISA Swimming Tournament in Coventry on Saturday 18th May.
Her excellent performance awarded her with 4 gold medals and she also retained her title in the 50m Freestyle for the 4th year running!
Alongside the medals, Kally made her way into the record books, breaking the record in the 50m Backstroke for her age group and the Year 7 Medley and Freestyle relays breaking the national record too.
Kally said of her win:
"I was really quite nervous about my 50m freestyle, more so than my other races, mainly because I was hoping to retain the title for the fourth successive year, but it felt amazing when I knew I had done it! And then gaining three National Records over weekend was unbelievable!"
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.