We basked in beautiful Summer sunshine for the second May bank holiday but as I look out of my study window, I can see that normal service has resumed, and it looks unlikely that we’ll get much cricket or athletics this week, but let us look back first before we look forward….

Holman delivered a tremendous sermon on ‘Silence’ at the Chapel Service last Saturday – it is indeed true that there are almost no moments of our waking lives when we are in complete silence and this makes it difficult for us to think, undisturbed.

Lunch was followed by the first leg of Sunningdale matches – we were comprehensively beaten in the top and bottom games, but honour was saved with victories for the 2s, 3s, Colts As and Bs. There were also three 50s scored and one five wicket haul so I was delighted to award a cricket ball to each of those four boys. In the evening the junior boarders camped out with Mrs. Woodall who was also celebrating her birthday….

On Sunday the 5th form left for the Battlefield Tour to the Somme and Ypres. It was, once again an enormous success and hugely thought-provoking, but it rained solidly for the whole three days. Some said ‘atmospheric’ – others simply said ‘wet’!

Last week the 4th form went on their Geography Field Trip to Lulworth Cove to study coastal erosion (I think!). On Wednesday there were matches against Milbourne Lodge (mixed results) and then on Thursday we took on the might of Hall Grove at Athletics and won convincingly.

The highlight of this weekend was undoubtedly a trip to Twickenham for the Premiership final.

Picnicing (Advertising) at the Stoop….

The focus is very much on academics this week in the lead up to CE on Monday. We have a familiarisation day for the September 2013 entry on Wednesday, Athletics against Sunningdale on Thursday, the rescheduled school photo (weather permitting) on Friday and a full raft of matches against Horris Hill on Saturday, before Chapel and a visit to HMS Victory and the Dockyard at Portsmouth on Sunday – another quiet week then….

That is all.