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Mr Wilding's Words Lent Week 11

This week has been fun packed with cross country for Years 7-9 and our Charity Walk taking place in unseasonably cold and snowy conditions along the Thames!

As the photo above shows, no expense was spared to ensure the cross country runners last Saturday morning had BBQ chefs of the highest calibre. If it was a competition, then I am delighted to report that I rolled all the 160 sausages and flipped 50 beefburgers in comparison to Mr Spanswick’s 200 burgers of the beef variety and 10 Quorn.  Seriously, just so lovely to be open to the SB community of families and friends at Taplow playing fields. Well done in particular to Harry B (Ridgeway) for being the fastest runner on the day, not bad for a boy from Year 9 besting Year 11 and 10!

Thanks to our Year 11 parents for their full support on the parents evening on Thursday, and we certainly look forward to seeing year 9 parents on Monday - full details have been circulated separately. This year’s charity events have gone really well, and Year 7 and 8 looked well set for their sponsored walk this Thursday. 50% of monies raised are going to the local Aid for Ukraine work in Maidenhead, with each year group also raising funds towards their year group choice of charity. 

And finally, ‘Pupil Voice’ has found a variety of ways to exercise its powers over the last few days. As well as various individuals and groups running stalls for fundraising, different teams of boys have provided interview panels for potential new employees and I particularly enjoyed the work of some volunteers through the school choosing to speak out about the various benefits, physical and mental characteristics of the sports they play. Year and whole school councils are meeting soon to set out their thoughts for the forthcoming Summer term, with year 11s focus I guess being on celebration events including their Prom, to be held at the Grovefield Hotel in Burnham, Thursday 30 June.

Wishing you a pleasant weekend ahead,

Mr Wilding 


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