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Mr Wilding’s Words Lent 5

Thanks so much to the many boys and families that took the opportunity last Friday to take advantage of the snow AND respond to my Snowman challenge. The showreel of the Snowmen submitted for consideration for award can be found here -  The winners are.....

Winning Individual submission, Kai Clacher-Chopra. What attracted School Reception Mrs Adam’s attention here was the excellently tied tie, with no shirt hanging out at the back! Winning Staff/Family snowman by Rina Dharsi.

Year 9 Parents Evening on Thursday was as well supported as ever, for which many thanks to parents. Our new parents evening form seemed to work as well as we had hoped, informing staff of parental interest in their subject as well as of any specific enquiries that needed to be made. The presentation used at the event can be found here: and a digital copy of the 2019 Year 10 GCSE Options booklet can be viewed here:

Main Assemblies this week aimed to inspire the boys into Elective Action, ‘Making a choice to act, as opposed to do nothing'. Monday’s focus was giving example of the extraordinary successes arising amongst the boys and girls in our community this winter, including Oliver Walker’s Top Drumming Award, Max Keller’s selection to play Rugby for Germany and England South West, scoring their first try against Gloucester on Saturday. There was an additional emphasis on the remarkable new opportunity opening up for our Sixth Formers with the development of a new school and educational institute in the Gambia, in part funded by our own charitable giving. You can see those slides here:

The Pupil Voice Assembly on Thursday reminded the school just how much their gentle nudging is moving their school opportunities and environment onwards. The boys were reminded of the emerging scandal around the efforts we make to separate out our waste into recyclables, only to discover the dreadful malpractice of ‘dumping’ in countries such as Zimbabwe arising. Well done Veolia, the school’s chosen waste collection company in committing to the ‘circular revolution’, by which almost everything gets reused in some way:

Senior Boys PTA committee meeting is taking place next Monday evening, 7.30pm at Senior Boys. If parents have any ideas they wish the committee to consider for future attention and support, please email us and we’ll pass on those messages of interest. We already have messages in from B11 and B9, this now being a standing item on the Parents Evening forms.

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