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It was lovely to see so many of you at Sports’ Day and Prize Giving, a day to celebrate the year that has passed, a year in which your children have made extraordinary progress and benefited from rich experiences. The week which has followed has been the busiest of the year. A wonderfully staged production of Les Misérables enabled all of our most senior pupils to feel a part of a resplendent production and many to achieve things they did not think possible.

A GLANCE AT NEXT WEEK...

 

Week 10

 

Monday 18th June 2018         
Les Misérables rehearsal (all day)

 

Tuesday 19th June 2018 
Donate-A-Day                
House Meetings
Les Misérables rehearsal (am)

 

Wednesday 20th June 2018       
Reception 2019 Explore and Learn (am)
Les Misérables dress rehearsal (am)
1st, 2nd, U9 & U8 Rounders v Copthorne (A)
U11 & U10 Rounders v Copthorne (H)
1st, U11B, U11C, U9A & U8/9B Cricket v Windlesham House (A)
2nd & U11A Cricket v Windlesham House (H)

 

Thursday 21st June 2018         
U11 IAPS National Rounders Finals at Windlesham House
U13 Ashdown House Sixes Cricket Tournament (A)
7.30pm Year 7/8 production of Les Misérables in the back court

 

Friday 22nd June 2018            
1pm U10/9 Brighton College Girls’ Cricket Tournament (A)
2.30pm Reception Open classroom
3pm Year 2 Open classroom
7.30pm Year 7/8 production of Les Misérables in the back court

 

Saturday 23rd June 2018         
90th Anniversary Celebration

 

The whole of the Pre Prep were learning on the beach on Wednesday, supported by some of our Year 8 pupils. Beach Huts were measured and volumes calculated; sights, sounds and smells were absorbed to stimulate creative writing; and the children all enjoyed a thoroughly different learning environment. Today they are at Wilderness Woods where they will be equally stimulated by very different surroundings. A Year 5 Geography trip to the Seven Sisters Country Park, a seven mile walk on the South Downs for some of our Year 8 pupils, rounders and cricket fixtures galore, such is the week after Half Term, a week which will be more fully established and consolidated as Trips Week next academic year. I am extremely grateful to the many parents who accompany the pupils and make such an ambitious programme possible.

I love seeing our pupils out on mass enjoying the sunshine and the events which are so much a part of the Summer Term as it draws to an end. The sponsored walk was a splendid event with almost every child in the school enjoying the fresh air on the Hove Seafront, whether they sauntered, jogged or ran with real intent. It was lovely to see so many parents enjoying the occasion. Our Pre Prep Sports’ Day was also very well supported and made for a super family occasion. The youngest children revelled in the events provided and I was very impressed indeed by the way they competed and supported each other. I would like to thank all who supported these events.

I always enjoy our St Christopher’s Day Service from the moment the first red blazer exits the school gates followed by a sea of red on the way to St Philip’s Church. The choir and congregational singing was lovely and Father Robert, Chaplain to Brighton College, in his own inimitable way, gave a homily on the subject of love using jelly babies as well as his understanding of Latin to convey a message enjoyed by all.