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Huge congratulations to our Colts A football team who have made it to the final of the Surrey Cup, beating Hall Grove in the semi final. The final is at Charterhouse on Saturday 17th November. We would like as much support for the team as possible, so please do come along.
On Monday, we enjoyed a great sports assembly from the sports captains. They explained that sport is about character as well as skill and talent. Their focus was grit, the determination to carry on even when things are difficult. Their example was a qualifying heat for the 500 meters at the Rio Olympics, when Abbey D'Agostino of the United States and Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand both took hard falls on the track. D'Agostino and Hamblin helped each other up, made sure each was OK, and then finished the race, even though both were hurt and finished much later than the rest of the field. An inspiring message.
Upper Prep enjoyed their trip to the theatre last night to see David Walliams’ ‘Awful Auntie’ at G Live, preceded by a trip to Pizza Express.
Today was Admissions Day at King Edward’s Witley, where all the new pupils are formally welcomed to the school, including of course the Barrow Hills children who progressed to King Edward’s in September. Many of them, and some of our current Year 7 and 8 children, sang as part of the choir. It was lovely to see the children we know from their years at Barrow Hills look so grown up and hear how happy they are at King Edward’s.
This year, the Lord Mayor of London is a former pupil of King Edward’s, Peter Estlin. His Lord Mayor’s Show takes place on Saturday 10th November and four of our Year 8 children, Lucy, Harry, Elena and Dominic, will be on a ‘Witley Schools’ float as part of the show. The float will then be visiting Barrow Hills on the morning of Monday 12th November, so that all the children can see it. If you have ever thought about attending the Lord Mayor’s Show, then this is the year to do so!
Fireworks and Bonfire Night tickets for the 9th November are selling fast, so do not forget to buy yours in the first week back after the break.
With best wishes for the half term break,