Mr Wilding's Words Autumn 3
Dr Peter Woodroffe, Deputy CEO of the Independent Schools Association, was our principal guest at Speech Day yesterday.
We were delighted to welcome him, in part because he was a former pupil who experienced both CCJB and CCSB, partly because of course he has become a distinguished leader in Education in his professional life, and partly because as he is an honest, decent human being family man who had some lovely personal stories to inspire as well as make us think.
It was of course wonderful to be able to present awards as a consequence of the boys’ and girls’ outstanding academic work last year. It was equally important to permit the Head Boy and Head Girl to have their voice heard as pupil leaders in our community. You can see the video-montage James and Kayla put together to illustrate their speeches here - https://youtu.be/QNSMUOIc38w.
Other important positive outcomes from the week include the completion of the second Year 10’s DofE expedition component by close Saturday last, which means we now have 70+ Bronze awarders on the home stretch of completing their other sections and up loading their evidence to the DofE portal.
The 1st XV rugby squad had an excellent win against Halliford on Wednesday, in which our Year 11s have a part to play, the balance of the squad spreading across the three years of Senior Rugby. Tries from Max Keller (2), Ollie Kemp, Rupert Miller, William Dempster, Harry Jordan, conversions from Joe Ryder (5) and penalty from Joe Ryder (1). Man of the Match went to Tom Wakely. Save the date = The Senior Rugby Dinner, for Under 15s through to 1st XV, is taking place on Friday 13 December, details to follow.
And finally, the Principals express their very grateful thanks to the PTA for the breadth and scope of its contribution to school life, from social events, through to provision of the second hand uniform and sports kits and wonderful financial contribution they make to our prizes and medals. The PTA foundation have assisted us too with the establishment of our new Saling centre at Taplow Lake, due to enjoy a ‘soft’ opening on Monday 30 September from 4.30pm to 6pm. The Foundation sets out to support our initiatives with the wider community, and have funded the pontoon visible in this pictures of our sailors in action this week.
If parents with a son are willing to support the SB PTA committee, then please feel invited to come and see the committee in action this coming Wednesday, 6.30pm to 8pm in the main dining room.