My apologies for the recent radio silence. As we get closer to the end of term, things are starting to get very busy and I am struggling to find the time to keep you posted. Anyway, I have a few moments now so here goes….

Since my last blog all sorts of strange things have happened. Mr Beharrell gave us a very informative lecture on fly-fishing, culminating in him playing and landing a 65lb ‘salmon’ in the shape of a Junior – the weight of the largest ever river caught salmon in the UK. Apparently it takes on average 10 minutes per pound to play a salmon but this boy was landed within about 5 minutes, after a good fight!

CB in his fishing gear....

CB reels in the 'salmon'....

The following day saw the return fixtures against Sunningdale. I took the Colts A over there, as a guest coach, and thankfully (it’s rather like looking after someone else’s pet whilst they are away) they were comfortably victorious. One could not fail to notice though the titanic struggle that was happening on the main pitch with the hosts running out as victors in what was a terrific game by all accounts.

In the evening we took the 6th and 5th Forms to supper and a dance at Heathfield. There was much excitement (and preening) beforehand, and the evening was a great success, with one boy proclaiming it as the ‘most awesome night of my life’. We hope to arrange a return fixture in the early part of the Summer term.

This week I have mostly been acting as the school chauffeur, taking boys to Monkton Combe and Sherborne. On Friday evening there was another excellent lecture, this time on the plight of Orang Utans!

Chapel on Saturday morning was a huge success with a congregation of over 150 and a very good sermon from Colin Holman. Pre-lunch drinks were served in the HM’s study and it was good to see so many parents staying for lunch and matches. On Sunday DP took a group to the Ski Centre in Hemel Hempstead in preparation for the Ski Trip in April and Mrs. Woodall took a trip to the Cinema.

This week the boys in the 6th Form have their trial CE exams and there are the final matches of term (excluding 7s) against St. George’s. This has been a very successful season for all the main teams so let us hope that we can finish on a high.

The final Exeat of term starts at 12/ 12:30pm on Friday and there is a 6th form Parents’ evening when the boys return on Sunday evening.

That is all.