Congratulations to our Year 8 boys who have performed so well in the recent entry tests. I was delighted that so many boys achieved excellent results; I would like to commend them all on their efforts. However, a special mention must be given to the following boys:
George C who was awarded an Academic Scholarships at HABS and MTS
Ollie L who was awarded an Academic Scholarship at St Albans
Tobi A who was awarded a minor Academic Scholarship at St Columba’s
Tim D who was awarded a Sports Scholarship at St Albans
Alex H who was awarded a Sports Scholarship at St Albans
Louis D who was awarded a Golf Scholarship at Bedford
Joseph M who was awarded a Drama Scholarship at MTS
Hugh H who was awarded a Music Exhibition at Bedford.
It was also good to see other academic success in the Maths Department. In the recent UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge which is aimed at Year 11 pupils, as well as gaining gold awards, Adam Y, Fraser W and Adam P have qualified for the Olympiad, whilst Patrick B and Shome S have qualified at the next level down. In addition to these, five were awarded Silver Certificates and twelve Bronze awards. Some outstanding results; well done boys!
As you will see later in this letter there was much activity in the English Department. We had our annual visit from Fred Sedgwick, a children’s author, leading to some excellent work and interaction. Shakespeare was brought to life for the Year 6 boys by the Young Shakespeare Company. Several Year 7 boys completed their entries for the Radio 2 Young Writers Competition, they have been inspired to create some wonderful stories. It has also been good to see the preparations for World Book Day in various parts of the school, including some of the Year 8’s creating e Books which will be shared with the younger boys later in the term.
Continuing with the academic theme, our debaters headed to Haileybury this week and performed very well in a competition, with our Year 6 team performing particularly well. On Monday, the Science Club went to Bedford School to visit their Observatory. They thoroughly enjoyed the outing and I am pleased to report that they asked some excellent questions. Finally, we had a team of boys from Year 5 who performed very well in a Maths Challenge at Belmont Prep School.
As always in amongst this, we had the normal range of matches, galas, music and drama. The week ends with our Chapel Service, providing an opportunity to pause for breath at the end of a rewarding week at Aldwickbury.
Mr V Hales