Last Sunday the upper school students and teachers loaded up two minibuses and headed for France. After a relatively long day of driving, breathing in the awesome French countryside, we arrived in a nice campsite in Chartres.
The first day of our trip was spent visiting the magnificent Chartres cathedral. The students were inspired by the incredible architecture and the famous Rose Window, and some of them managed to climb the bell tower for some spectacular views over Chartres.
Our second day
Last week we had our spring concert featuring choir, orchestra and solo performances from pupils in the middle and upper school.
It was wonderful to see so many parents and friends of the community experiencing this wonderful evening and the younger children getting a feel for what they will be doing in the future.
The upper and lower school’s choral production of the Sound of Music medley was a great way to end the evening. It was a real delight to see
We would like to pay tribute to the three students of the upper school who directed and performed ‘The Bear’ by Anton Chekhov in the school hall. This production was organised and directed, with no input from any teachers, by a class 11 student and featured two class 9 students in the main roles. Those who were fortunate enough to see this performance will agree that it was a spectacular show of drama and was enjoyed by a considerable audience.
On Friday 21st March Barney, James and the upper school loaded up the minibus and trailer and headed off to Llanthony Priory for a walking trip in The Black Mountains. The weather forecast stated ‘changeable’ – and it was! We had some rain on the way down but it cleared enough for us to set up camp in the dry. Having put up our tents, we donned all-weather gear and went for an evening stroll up the mountain. The rain held