Welcome to the First Year Blog!
The First Years have got stuck into the swing of things, finishing off their first full week of the year and the new decade! The boys enjoyed a talk on Role Models this week, learning about Mrs Peattie’s, Mr Hill’s and Mrs Halford’s role models, hopefully they have started thinking about someone they look up to and find inspiring for their follow up session next week.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Aprurav S and Zaid A participated in the Guildford High School (GHS) MUN conference last weekend. For any other First Years who may be interested in participating listen out for more opportunities announced in registration notices.
Zaid reports on his experience:
The GHS MUN was a huge opportunity for inexperienced delegates to have a go at debating and a number of awards were given out. All the delegates had to get up early in the morning and travel to Hampton, where we would be taken to Guildford High School. The chairs at the conference were actually run by the GHS pupils themselves. Once we got there, we began debating. The debate was a great experience, with some delicious food for lunch as well. The conference ended with the awards given out, and a snack given for the journey home. After a long, exhausting day, I am sure that all the delegates had a great time. Also a big thank you to Mr Agulian and Miss Field for taking the time of their weekend to take us there. Overall, I think the GHS MUN was a great success.
TUTEE OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to Charlie C who has been awarded the First Year Tutee of the week for his continued kindness and helpfulness that he displays to his fellow classmates.
Congratulations to our A and B Football Teams who scored 12 goals between the two teams against Dulwich College last week. Our C and E teams came up against some tough competition, scoring some great goals but not enough to beat their opposing teams and our D team held their competition at a 0 – 0 stalemate.
A huge congratulations to our U12A and B Rugby Teams for their impressive performance against Tiffin School last weekend.
A few of our First Years took part in the U13 Table Tennis teams playing against Wallington County Grammar School on Tuesday afternoon, putting in a strong performance but not enough to beat them.
Good luck to our Rugby squads in their matches against Warwick School today, sadly the Football matches against Wimbledon College have been cancelled this weekend so our players have a week to rest up.
ANSWER TO LAST WEEK’S RIDDLE
Often having trees growing on it, it was a Mountain!
RIDDLE OF THE WEEK
Merits can be collected from Mrs Halford in the Biology office for any correct answers, happy solving!