Friday, 25 January 2019
News in brief - Week 3
Week three of term has flashed by and before we know it the exeat has begun. It has only been two and a half weeks of term, but everyone seems ready for a bit of a break, especially the 100s, who have been doing their exams this week.
A smattering of snow on Wednesday didn’t stop play at Abberley, but Packwood cancelled the netball fixtures at their end – they had clearly heard about our girls’ sharp start to the term. At home the u11As had a tough time against King’s Hawford, despite some good passages of play, but the Bs and Cs notched up two strong wins – well done, them. Similarly, the u8s had a great visit to King’s St Albans for a tournament on Tuesday – impervious to the cold, they played like demons. What’s the magic this term in netball, girls?
Yinhai Academy were with us again this week and left this morning to see some other parts of the UK after a week of fully immersed British boarding at Abberley. It has been another successful visit, where our own pupils were excellent hosts and genuinely interested in the differences their Chinese guests told them about school in China. The three Chinese pupils who told us their favourite moments of their week, without any warning, said separately: Music, Art and Swimming. They also enjoyed the maths lessons, but don’t tell Mrs Beer why – we are two years behind what they are used to! Most of the Removes said that they are genuinely interested in a return trip to Quingdao…