February, 11th 2016
‘Well done! You did your best,
Well done! We’re so impressed,
Well done! Congratulations,
You deserve the praises!’
February, 12th 2016
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt, politician and diplomat
Performers of the week.
|Clarinetist||Michael S- G|
Congratulations to Luca R-A, Alexei S, Finn D and Cole T-S whose poems were selected as winning finalists in the St Martin’s Ampleforth Competition and have been invited to the School for a recital.
Chess Congratulations to all players who played very well in this competition. Three teams have now qualified for the National Semi Finals: two of our Under 11 teams, both A and B and our Under 9 A team. Well done to them all.
Football The Under 8 A team were defeated 5-2 today away at Fairfield Prep. The scoreline was rather flattering to the home side who took advantage of some rather static defending along with a couple of fortuitous goals during goalmouth scrambles and a penalty . Nottingham shared much of the position and had by far the better and more numerous chances but it was one of those days where the ball just wouldn’t cross the line. We hit the post twice and crossbar once. The Nottingham goals came from an Arun S shot that squirmed through the keepers fingers and Fletcher P.
Special mentions to George T and Euan D for running their socks off, Arun S for some excellent shots and Joshua P for a couple of dramatic saves in goal.
The Under 8s B team fared much better and came away 6-0 winners perhaps Mr Webster was the talismanic presence in supervising there?
All the children enjoyed the experience and were jovial and well behaved throughout. Coach Crossland
Other results: U9A’s narrowly lost 5-4 and the U9B’s lost 1-0.
Congratulations to Cormac C for playing chess for the whole day on Sunday in an age group far above his own. He helped the School Under 11 team C, who were a player short, by stepping in and playing for them. He didn’t win any matches and he did not moan or complain. He stepped in and knew it was going to be difficult for himself. Great attitude.
Fareed K for stopping to help Mrs Kawalec when she had a disaster on the stairs.