Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Parent/Pupil sport and activity morning
After a wonderful Party on the Lawn centenary celebration on Saturday night I was not sure how many parents would muster for the bacon rolls and coffee at 09:00 on Sunday morning but I should not have worried. Abberley parents are made of stern stuff and they arrived in their droves.
The morning kicked off with the traditional egg flinging challenge. Six competitors ranging from a very effective elastic band device from Joshua M, a rather rickety contraption from Hector C and Will T which had a couple of design flaws, two simple throwing devices from Rory H and Lewis L, and two trebuchet style contraptions from Gabriel S and Harry A-J. Harry’s was almost heralded onto the field with a shield and coat of arms attached and Harry resplendent in a Knight’s helmet. Both were impressive and showed good design but could not compete with modern technology and Josh Moore won sending his egg nearly into the woods.
After that entertainment the serious business of sports matches(4 cricket matches and a rounders match), The Bake Off (on the theme of ‘The Ink Pot’), an art competition, outdoor Ed challenge in the woods as well as croquet, badminton and tennis took place. Great fun was had by all with most matches seeming to go right down to the wire with the children just beating some very competitive parents on the final ball. Some amazingly creative cakes were baked and there was a hive of activity in the Art room.
Everyone then headed up to the South Terrace for picnic lunches and a look at the fantastic Art, DT and Photography exhibition in the Front Hall and drawing room. Our Leavers then departed for their week surfing in Polzeath and the Clock Tower was opened for anyone to climb our iconic landmark.
Parents eventually made their weary ways home and the children carried on activities with boundless energy.
It was another wonderful Abberley weekend.