Last Thursday Woodcote had their very own Royal Birthday celebrations. The weather was kind and the grounds looked stunning in the spring sunshine. Chef did a fabulous picnic style lunch. Fun and games including an inter house ‘Royal Relay’ race caused much hilarity. The afternoon was topped off by a visit from Tony Fresco in his ice cream van!
Leaving Bash for the Knight Family.
All Woodcote Families past and present welcome.
Further information to follow
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A group of 12 boys along with Mrs Woodall are making a great impact in their Wednesday Hobby called Running Wild!
The Hobby is aimed at creating an awareness of wildlife and conservation issues around the world. The boys have already adopted a Sumatran tiger named Jae-Jae from London Zoo and their next project is to adopt a white rhino from Marwell Zoo which they will visit in the summer.
To pay for their adoptions the group has been busy with some fund raising activities- a very successful cake sale and a “saying in coins”. The “saying in coins” is on display at reception and your help is needed to complete it! Boys can bring in a pound coin and paste it on themselves. There are only a few letters left to make so please keep the coins rolling in.
The group have been in touch with Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, a local organisation who rescue animals in and around our area. They have provided a bin at the front of the school and have asked for old towels, cat and dog food and newspapers. The bin will be collected on 16th March and it would be great if it was full!
I am delighted to announce the arrival of the two new boys who joined the school at half term. They did have a rather difficult first night getting used to their new surroundings and I am ashamed to report that they both tried to run away at bedtime. It was only when I and the Junior Mistress went to check on them that we realised they were not in bed. A full search was undertaken and they were eventually spotted making a break for freedom across the front lawn. When I arrived with my torch, I found them both hiding in the bushes and no amount of verbal persuasion would shift them. However, as I approached, they shot out of the flower beds and across the front field – with the Junior Mistress and me in hot pursuit! After 10 minutes of charging around in the dark, we finally cornered them and persuaded them to go back to bed. I was concerned that they might try the same trick later so I locked the door and barricaded them in for the night. I was relieved therefore, although not surprised, to see that they were still there the following morning. Since that eventful first evening, I am pleased to say that they have settled very happily into school life and have made many friends amongst the boys and staff. They love being outside, running around and getting dirty, they have huge appetites and, when excited, make a terrific noise – just like all the other Woodcote boys!
May I introduce you to……
Ronnie & Reggie
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On Saturday 5th March we will be holding our annual scholarships and awards morning for boys registered to start at Woodcote in April or September 2016.
A number of discretionary awards will be given to boys who show promise in a particular academic subject , music, sport or art.
All new boys in years 3-7 are eligible for consideration.
Please contact Wendy Edgerley firstname.lastname@example.org / 01276 472115 to register your son or for further information.
The U12 all-day indoor cricket competition at Bradfield has now been moved to the 8th of March and Mr Monk will be taking a squad of eight players from year 7 and below. More details to follow closer to the time.