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  • Former De Aston boarding student called up to Bermuda Cricket team

    Jabari Darrell, a former boarding student at De Aston School in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, has been called up to the Bermuda Men’s Cricket Squad. Jabari, who has represented Bermuda Under 19s previously, earned his first senior selection when a training squad was announced by the Bermudan Cricket Board on February 12th 2020. After arriving at De Aston School in 2016 to study for his GCSEs, Jabari wasted no time integrating into the local cricketing community. A string of impressive performances...

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  • Noah becomes JP at just 19

    Old Leysian Noah Gifford, JP (School House, 2013-18) has just been appointed as one of the country’s youngest magistrates. He is pictured at Cambridge Crown Court shortly after being sworn into the judiciary at the age of just 19. Noah is studying Law at the University of Bristol, with the ambition of becoming a barrister and perhaps a judge. Although magistrates do not need any specific legal training they do receive training before sitting in court and they are allocated...

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  • F1 School Teams

    Flying start for new F1 in Schools team

    A recently-formed team of budding motorsport engineers from The Leys won two trophies in the regional finals of the F1 in Schools Team Mach 4 competition. Alex H (Y10) was team manager and CAD Design Engineer, Miles K (Y9) was design engineer, Toby G (Y9) was CAM manufacture engineer and Bobby R (Y10) was marketing and sponsorship manager. Their challenge was to design a prototype car to race down a 26- metre track, create a portfolio about it, gain sponsors...

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  • Dauntsey’s completes its sports coaching team of excellence

    Dauntsey’s has appointed David Hemery to its athletics coaching team.  David won a gold medal in the 400 metre hurdles in Mexico City in the 1968 Olympic Games.  He was crowned Sports Personality of the Year that year and later went into sports politics, becoming president of UK Athletics and then Vice-Chairman of the British Olympic Association.  In 2011, David became the first Briton to be awarded the European Olympic Committee’s Laurel Award for services to sport. David will work...

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  • Sherborne Girls teacher adds a touch of drama to historic Company of Dyers

    Ros Johnson, Head of Academic Drama at Sherborne Girls, was placed in a different kind of spotlight last week when she became the first female Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Dyers – an institution which has existed for 550 years. Ros Johnson, Head of Academic Drama at Sherborne Girls, was placed in a different kind of spotlight last week when she became the first female Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Dyers – an institution which has existed for...

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  • Record-breaking Channel Swimmers donate £7200 to local hospital Neonatal Unit

    Students from Taunton School who swam the English Channel for charity have donated over £7200 to the Neonatal Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. In the autumn of 2019, twelve school girls and boys from Taunton Preparatory School in Somerset became the youngest relay teams ever to swim the English Channel at just 12-years-old. They managed the 22-mile feat in just 12 hours 38 minutes. Many of those who took part were born at the maternity unit in Musgrove,...

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  • SES impress with ‘Alice’s Wonderland Adventures’ themed Showcase of Dance

    Over 80 students from across all year groups at Stamford High School and Stamford School have performed a showcase of dance, themed around ‘Alice’s Wonderland Adventures’. Students have been rehearsing for the production since the start of the Autumn term, fitting in rehearsals around their studies and other co-curricular activities. Using a narrative provided to them, alongside some staff guidance, the students choreographed each section of the show; allowing them to develop their teamwork, musicality and the artistry they are...

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  • Stamford Students win ‘All the World’s Your Stage’ competition

    Students from the Stamford Endowed Schools have won a multitude of awards for their performance in the ‘All the World’s Your Stage’ modern foreign language drama competition, held at the Girls Day School Trust in Nottingham. Forty students competed from five schools, creating their own short plays in French and Spanish, exploring themes relevant to their current academic studies. The day culminated in a showcase of the students’ linguistic talents, as teams performed their plays. Stamford won the overall competition,...

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  • Head of Boarding running London Marathon for SpringBoard Charity

    Jemima Edney, Head of Boarding and Co-Curricular activities at Freemen’s, is running the London Marathon on Sunday 26 April raising money for the Royal SpringBoard charity. Royal SpringBoard is a national charity that enables children from troubled or financially unstable homes to attend the very best boarding schools in the UK by providing bursary opportunities. Jemima chose this cause because “This is a wonderful charity that enables disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils to attend boarding schools like The City of London...

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  • A Partnership to Promote Student Wellbeing

    A Partnership to Promote Student Wellbeing... Working together as a community to promote the happiness and wellbeing of the young people in our care. Robbie Davies, Head of Freemen's Upper School, reflects on how the School is taking steps to promote the happiness and wellbeing of students in today's society. The launch of a series of Parent Seminars hopes to help equip parents with advice on how to tackle challenges that may lie ahead. Barely a day that passes without...

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