Remembrance provides us all with an opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifices that others made on our behalf; on Wednesday all of the boys in Years 3 to 8 came together to mark the occasion. I am always impressed to see the manner in which the boys conduct themselves through the Act of Remembrance, including the period of silence. Well done to Fraser Willis for playing the last post and to the Choir and String Group for singing the anthem ‘In Flanders Field’ so well.
Elsewhere this week some of our musicians were busy performing at an informal concert, watched by the boys in Year 1. There were some wonderful pieces and hopefully many of the young boys will be inspired to learn an instrument when they are old enough. On the football field this week we have had some super matches for our senior teams and the Year 3’s. These have continued the successful season so far, indeed I was given some excellent statistics about the matches played so far this season: played 153, won 94 and only lost 43! So well done to the boys and their coaches! The swimmers also experienced more success in their gala at York House.
Thank you to Mr Preston and the team for organising our Boarders’ Fireworks evening so well. The postponement from last week proved to be a master stroke as we had a clear dry evening. As always it was lovely to see a mixture of the boys involved with the boarding together with their families and members of staff enjoying a relaxing evening together.
This weekend sees the Bazaar which is always a wonderful event and I look forward to seeing everyone in the morning. Whatever tomorrow brings, the Bazaar will take place, so do come along with plenty of change to spend on the various stalls. Thank you in advance to everyone who has worked so hard on our behalf, let us just hope for some reasonable weather!
Mr V Hales