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One of the great joys and benefits of a boarding education is the fact that there is the time and the space to offer a rich array of opportunities which enable young people to grow and develop and explore the person they are. They develop passions and interests, they develop their character and they learn to play a positive part in a community – all things that will help them to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

  • National Youth Music Theatre selection for talented King’s Ely Sixth Form student

    KING’S Ely Sixth Form student, Billy Pinto, has been called-up by the prestigious National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT). Billy, 16, will be starring in (subject to the COVID-19 situation) ‘Imagination’, by Timothy Knapman and Stuart Matthew Price. Directed by Richard Fitch, the production will be presented at CURVE Theatre, Leicester and for the International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston in June...

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  • School DT Department manufacturing 200 masks per day for the NHS

    Design Technology teachers at a Stamford School are manufacturing 200 protective face masks a day for the NHS, as part of the national effort to increase the availability of PPE for frontline NHS staff. Teachers at the Stamford Endowed Schools originally trialled using the Schools’ 3D printers to manufacture visors, but the process was too slow to meet demand. Staff...

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  • Taunton School sees impressive 60 students selected for cricket pathways

    Both boys and girls ranging from 9 to 18 years have been selected for county, district, academy and international squads, including Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and as far as Hong Kong. Director of Cricket Pete Sanderson said: “These students are a credit to how sports players can mix their academic studies with still developing their sporting skills. I’m extremely proud to...

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    St Swithun’s pupil wins young composers’ award

    St Swithun’s sixth form student Pernille Faye, has won a coveted music award for the second successive year. The prize, a place on the Martin Read Foundation’s 2020 Young Composers’ Scheme, gives the 17 year old access to composer mentoring and workshops. The award also includes a commission to create a four-minute piece for solo percussion which will be performed...

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  • Arctic Adventure of a Lifetime Dauntsey’s Pupils

    A group of Second Form pupils from Dauntsey’s spent half term in the North of Sweden on an ‘Arctic Adventure’ of a lifetime. Their base was the city of Skellefteå which was blanketed in thick snow throughout their stay, with temperatures rarely above freezing and as low as -16°C.  The pupils tackled a number of challenges including an alpine luge competition, ice...

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  • Wins For Sixth Form Organ Scholar

    Prizes aplenty for skilful King’s Ely and Ely Cathedral Sixth Form Organ Scholar Miriam, 16, not only passed the examination for the Colleague of the Royal College of Organists (CRCO) – an achievement very rare for someone of school age for whom it was their first organ exam – but she also won numerous Royal College of Organists (RCO) prizes....

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  • England squad choose St Swithun’s student

    15 year old Sophie Kelly, a pupil at St Swithun’s school, Winchester, has been selected to join the England squad for the upcoming U17 Netball Europe Championships. Playing the position of goal attack, Sophie, from Winchester, was part of the St Swithun’s netball team that reached the final of a national cup competition last year. She also plays regularly for...

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  • Charity receives cheque from King’s Ely

    Mental health charity receives bumper cheque from King’s Ely community KING’S Ely has raised more than £1,800 for a charity which supports local people who are struggling with their mental health. The substantial sum was raised through the ‘Memory Baubles Ely’ initiative, which was spearheaded by King’s Ely’s long-serving Head Receptionist, Rosie Holliday, in the run up to Christmas. Rosie...

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