Morning All – I do hope you enjoyed a peaceful and sunny Exeat. Spring is most definitely in the air and the 7s season is upon us – more on that later. I cannot believe that we are entering the last 10 days of term, and that these will fly by as there is so much going on between now and next Thursday.

Let us stop for a minute then and review the week just gone….

Two more scholarships in the bag this week, this time for Bob and Henry to Sherborne – one Academic and one Sport. They should both be immensely proud of themselves – we certainly are!

The rest of the 6th form (minus the Eton and Harrow scholars) got stuck into Mock CE and there were some very promising results. It all bodes well for the Summer. On Wednesday the 1st XV and Colts A recorded good wins against St. George’s and wrapped up very fine seasons – the 1st XV losing just 3 games and the Colts only 1! The Under 8s also had a fine game against Papplewick drawing 6-6. They have really come on as a team and will look to build on this next year.

On Thursday Mr. Turvey took the V form down to the Arboretum in Windlesham to see if the bird boxes that they had built in CDT and donated to the charity last year were ‘occupied’. It was good to see that several of the boxes were, even more impressive as they had been put in quite late in the season. It is a very worthwhile organisation – it was initially set up to stop Windlesham, Lightwater and Bagshot becoming one sprawling conurbation – and we hope to do more to support their work. We have already volunteered a working party to go and help down at the Arboretum in the Summer.

V Form boys checking the Boxes

This week the V Form are off to the Imperial War Museum as part of their studies leading up to their Battlefield Tour to France and Belgium in May and the IV Form are visiting Hampton Court Palace to learn how to play Real Tennis. There are Hockey matches against Elstree and Hall Grove, an Under 11 7s tournament at Brockhurst on Wednesday and the Captain Snow Trophy on Friday. On Friday evening we have ‘Woodcote’s got the X Factor’ which promises to be enormous fun (!?)

Saturday morning is Scholarship morning and then we are hosting the annual Holman Cup in the afternoon – the Woodcote 7s tournament. EL is then taking the squad off to Oundle for the IAPS 7s tournament on Sunday. I think they will be a good side this year and we wish them every possible success.

Sunday is Mothering Sunday – there will be Chapel at 10am and then those who wish to go out for lunch with their mummy afterwards may do so. Please let Wendy know by Wednesday if you would like to do this.

Next week is even busier but I shall endeavour to blog again before the term ends.

That is all.