Friday 27th January 2012

The boys have enjoyed a slightly shorter week with our Entrance Examinations for the Senior School (Year 7) on Saturday and Junior School (Year 3-6) on Monday. Nevertheless, we have managed to pack quite a lot into a relatively short period of time!

The following boys received reading certificates, book marks and a book token to reward their endeavours in the world of fiction and non-fiction:

Well done to the following boys in attaining their 12×12 certificates:

James received the Olympic Award this week for his creative
and enthusiastic approach in the recent ‘Movement to Music’ unit of work:

The Student of the Week was James, for an outstanding act of kindness:

Sporting Achievements:

Well done the  U9 & U11 Cross Country Teams who came first in each age range at the Highfields Autumn Cross-Country Meet!

Individual Results:

U9’s:

1st Sammy

5th Ben

6th Yousef

10th Oliver

15th Joshua

17th Harry

19th Alex

23rd Sam

U11 Individual Results

3rd Ralph Wills

5th Sebby Gould

7th Will

9th Theo

12th Ben

13th James

19th Max

20th James

And Finally…

As of 7:00AM (GMT) 20th January 2012, Bryony Balen became the youngest Britain to
ski to the Geographic South Pole from the Hercules Inlet! Overall Bryony and
the team have skied 1134.9km (705miles) over a period of 56 days. The journey
took her across the planets coldest continent, where temperatures reached as
low as -45°C (-49°F) and facing the daily struggle of high winds, white-outs,
sastrugi, and an almost permanent uphill climb!

In the last two days of the expedition the team trekked 67km, a
huge push to get there just a little sooner! Bryony slept after the long days (and nights)skiing, followed by a visit to the centre and the pole marker before heading back to
the Union Glacier Base (via aeroplane) at 4PM (GMT).

Naturally, she is ecstatic!

Congratulations Bryony and a big  thumbs up from all of our boys!

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