Headmaster’s Blog – Monday 17 March 2014

I was delighted and privileged to accompany our U11 Girls’ Netball team to the IAPS National Finals at Roedean School near Brighton on Saturday.


This was the first time we have had a girls’ team qualify in more than 20 years of having girls at the Prep, so it was a fantastic achievement to be there. The competition was tough, with 30 schools sending teams from all across the nation, but the girls played with determination throughout, never slackening their pace during the seven group matches they had to play. I was proud of their skill, creativity, good sportsmanship and resilience as they won 2 matches, drew 1 match and lost 4.


I have to say Roedean was a superb venue, with the sea forming the back drop to all the matches taking place. The organisation of the event was excellent, the weather was fine, and the support from our parents impressive given the six hours of travelling it took to get there. Well done girls and let’s hope this is just the first of many visits to Roedean.


Another successful and wonderful trip last week was made by Year 4 to the Farm and Country Day at the Royal Cornwall Showground, where the children were able to explore the relationship between farming and the food we eat through a series of interactive workshops. My thanks to Mrs Wane for arranging this trip, which builds so well upon her already very popular Food and Plants lessons.


And after weeks of storms, at last some lovely Spring sunshine. Does life get any better?


Matthew Lovett