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Apologies for the lack of communication but we really have just come through possibly the busiest part of the school year.
Well, it’s certainly been an unpredictable start to the Summer term.
since my last missive, we have picked up further awards from Fettes, Oundle, Strathallan and Glenalmond, bringing the total number of scholarships this year to 11 so far.
It is the 14th February. St Valentine’s Day. Far more importantly we are now half way through February. We now get an hour more daylight than we had on 31st Jan and when I walk Nellie around the grounds at 7am each morning I can see where I'm going!
Congratulations to those of you who have managed a dry January or Veganuary or whatever resolutions you made for yourself in 2019.
The final two weeks of term was all about Christmas – well, almost.
Not particularly Christmassy, I know, but in case you weren’t already aware, we have been chosen as one of the top 50 cricketing prep schools in the UK.
Mr Lovatt away. Shock horror! But, following a 15-page instruction document and confounding EL’s expectations, he returned on Thursday morning to find the Boys’ House still standing.
A tremendous evening began with jumbo hot dogs followed by toffee apples and giant marshmallows dipped in chocolate. The children, all armed with glowsticks, were then sent out with the specific instruction to go gentle into that good night
Belhaven to be involved in raising money for Talking Book in response to a visit and talk by RNIB and ex-staff member Jackie Brown
We received the results of the Stowe Scholarship and I am delighted to say that our candidate was successful: that is one from one with another 23 potential scholars still to go; the next one is to Rugby in November.
Apparently, if you stroke a tarantula it makes you sneeze – this job never ceases to amaze me
The Autumn Term began in usual fashion: blazing sunshine; lots of happy smiling children; lots of even happier, smiling (relieved?) parents; a body of staff raring to go; home clothes; fun and games in the grounds and the mother of all barbecues….
The CE results were the best ever (58% A* and A) and we added three further awards: Top Boy to Rugby, Top Science to Radley and an honorary College Scholarship to Glenalmond - time to party!
The weather has been absolutely peachy; or at least it was until I decided to have my summer hair cut ... if you want someone to blame for the fact that Summer is no longer with us, I’m your man.
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