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Newsletter Beachborough

15 MARCH 2019

U11B Hockey team win the Prep Schools’ Hockey Tournament

Congratulations to our Stowe Art Scholars Jacob and Toby

IAPS National Cross Country Success

Harvey and Dylan raise money for Mary's Meals with a 'Boot Clean'

RUGBY NATIONAL SUPERSTARS! U11 Boys 4th in the Country

Sports Results Follow our news stories

Upcoming Events

Week Ahead

Beachborough, Westbury, Nr. Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 5LB

Headmaster’s blog What an amazing week! The marvellous results of our various sports teams this week has dominated our school news as we have celebrated a great deal of success. Our under 11B Hockey team won the Prep Schools’ Hockey tournament at Stowe School on Monday. The Beachborough Cross Country U11 girls’ team came 4th in the country and the U13 boys’ team 9th in the country at the National Cross-Country championships at Malvern College on Sunday. Our U11A Rugby team came 4th in the country at the Rugby National Finals at Epsom College last weekend. Superb results for our children! In addition to this, we continue to celebrate our Form VIII’s news as they receive excellent offers to the Senior Schools of their choice. This week Toby and Jacob secured Arts scholarships to Stowe School. Well done boys! We have more Academic scholarship news to be announced next week. In other parts of the school, our technologists have been busy in the TED suite, working on moving models that use pneumatics, which also showcase their skills using our 3D printers. Our Form VII children have been learning to use the laser cutters and have completed an electronics course to design and build 1950s retro dragster racing cars! Our ‘Toddlers and Tiddlers’ group this week was busy too, as lots of our youngest learners enjoyed a morning of creative play and investigation. I can’t end my weekly blog without saying that I hope everyone has lots of fun at ‘Splashtastic’ on Saturday! I will be there wearing my armbands, rubber ring and wet suit! Wishing you all a wonderful ‘Splashtastic’ weekend!

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Congratulations to this week’s ‘Stars of the Week’

Stars of the Week Boarding: Noah H

Junior: Isabel A

(2 weeks in a row)

Senior: Evie B

(2 weeks in a row)


Art Scholarships Japan. Jacob is a very conscientious, intelligent, hardworking, and able artist; another strong role model. He has incredible ability in art; his drawing skills are very competent demonstrating a good understanding of shape and form This week we congratulate and and he works with celebrate the success of Jacob and Toby care and precision. for receiving Art Scholarships to Stowe. He has uses a wide Jacob has also been awarded an Art range of materials successfully Scholarship to St Edwards. including, softToby joined around the school pastels, oil pastels, Beachborough in it is clear the effort charcoal, acrylic 2010 and since his and time he has put paint, water colours, arrival has been at into his portfolio and and pencil, but the heart of all that it is not uncommon excels using stencils is good about our to see children from and spray paint. school. As with all lower years admiring Jacob’s work is also our scholars, Toby his work and all around the school is an excellent role showing real and his originality model to his peers wonderment of the and creativity shows and an outstanding artwork he has an artist with Art Ambassador to produced. conceptual vision bethose in lower year Beachborough is yond his years. groups. Toby leads very proud of his As with Toby by example and he achievement. Beachborough is carries the attributes exceedingly proud that show him to Jacob returned to Jacob’s be a resilient and Beachborough at achievements. reflective learner. the start of this year Looking at his work after several years in Report by Dan Gross


National XC championships On Sunday 10th March, 19 of our pupils took part in the IAPS National Cross Country Championships at Malvern College. It was a blustery day up on the hills but every single Beachborough pupil showed enormous resilience and ran with great determination. The mass start of over 200 runners is always daunting but luckily, the Beachborough pupils all began well. A 200m dash across uneven ground was followed by a steep

climb and then running into a strong head wind, our runners then tackled the beautifully manicured Malvern College games pitches. Every single runner persevered to the end, competing for points for their respective teams as well as their own individual goals.

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There was team success for the U11 girls who finished 4th overall and the U13 boys who finished 9th; a significant achievement being inside the top 10 prep schools in the country in these categories. There was notable individual success too with stand out runs from Charlotte H (11th), Hannah C (25th), Mollie D (36th) – all in the U11 girls, Eddie H (15th in the U11 boys) and Adam M-D (29th) and Charlie T (36th) in the U13 boys. Report by Ruth Tuthill

National Rugby Finals

as competing in the Northamptonshire Alliance festival on the 3rd March helped to prepare the boys for the level of competition which they would face at the Finals. A visit from Northampton Saints captain, Tom Wood, to school last Friday 8th March really whetted the boys appetite further with his words of inspiration ringing in the boys' ears as they took to the pitch on Sunday morning.

Last Sunday 10th March, our cross country teams were not the only ones competing in a National competition. Our U11A rugby team earned the right to compete at the National Schools Rugby Tournament atEpsom College after successfully negotiating the Midlands Regional festival held at WHS back in November. Some Sunday morning practice matches held at Brackley Rugby Club as well

The boys played some tremendous rugby in defeating Kings, Canterbury (3 tries to 1), Brighton College (3-1) and Oratory (3-2) in the morning with a loss against Milbourne Lodge (12) the only blemish on the playing record. After a wonderful lunch supplied by the huge Beachborough contingent of parents who came to watch, the boys were then placed into the highest tier of schools to complete their final round of games in the afternoon. An unfortunate bounce of the ball meant that we were unluckily beaten by a try against Milbourne Lodge again before a slight hangover from this game resulted in a second loss against Chinthurst. The boys regrouped and showed their true selves in their final two games, gaining creditable draws against Oratory and Widford Lodge, placing them 4th overall in the final standings. A superb achievement and one which they can look back on for many years to come with an enormous sense of pride. Report by Mark Usher


STowe Hockey Tournament On Monday 11th March, three of our school hockey teams, 1st VII, Colts A and Colts B, competed at the Stowe Prep Schools Boys Hockey tournament. Each of our sides had the opportunity to play a series of group games initially before progressing to a knock out cup or plate competition. Our 1st team battled hard all afternoon and enjoyed a sound win against Swanbourne House whilst our Colts A played some excellent hockey only to be denied a place in their respective final by Moulsford on penalty strokes. This meant that our Colts B team had the chance to take centre stage when they went into their final against Winchester House. Despite losing to them in the group stages, the boys summoned up the energy, determination and skill to beat them 1-0, thanks to a fantastic, all round team performance.

After the rugby and cross country the day before, this was another example of our pupils being excellent ambassadors for our sporting programme. Well done boys!

(U11B Photo courtesy of Andrew Bentley)


Form VII Service Week This week has been Form VII service week and the pupils have spent much time in and the around the Boardman helping some of the younger pupils (and their teachers) with a range of tasks and activities. From listening to readers to checking spellings, from playing in dolls houses to creating displays and even some good old fashioned pencil sharpening, the pupils have been working hard to earn their challenges that go towards the successful completion of their Francis Drake

Award. It has been really encouraging to see how the pupils have interacted with both the younger pupils and indeed their old teachers. The process has been both rewarding and enjoyable for all parties involved. Thanks go to the pupils and teachers of the Boardman for hosting us during this week. Report by Andy Clark


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Mary's Meals News

Thinking of new ways to fill the coin collecting mugs, every year, is always a huge challenge; well done boys what a FABULOUS IDEA!

A big thank you to James K in PP2 who has raised £12.05 by saving all his pocket money – well done James!

Congratulations to Harvey and Dylan who ran a ‘Boot Clean’ at their football club on Saturday morning, following their match, to raise money for Mary’s Meals. Harvey and Dylan worked very hard and did a fantastic job cleaning many muddy boots. Harvey even carried on afterwards at home, cleaning shoes for his neighbours! Thanks to Winslow United Football Club and all the parents and players supporting the boys in their efforts to raise money for Mary’s Meals.


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Headmaster's Award Congratulations to four technologists who have received the Headmaster's Award this week. Hetty has learnt about pneumatics and has made a creative 'moving model' using the 3D printers. Oscar, Ben and Charlie have learnt about aerodynamics to create their 1950's themed electric dragsters using the laser cutters.

Study Skills

Important study skills sessions for Form VII (Junior Time Management) and Form VIII (The Finishing Line) this week. This was the 4th session of the study skills programme for Form VIII in preparation for their CE exams next term.


regional finals POSTER COMPETITION

Produce a poster on Journeys … this can be any kind of journey ….. think about your journeys, other people’s journeys such as Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle, the space race, the journey a pollen grain takes, a water molecule in a water cycle, a red blood cell, your food, journeys that might be made in the future, the journey a plastic bag might take…. use your imagination, creativity and scientific understanding and researching skills. • Entries must be 2D and on one side of A4 or A3 paper only. • Work must be original and created only by you! (you can submit a group entry if you prefer ) • Posters must include your full name on the back ( all names if a group ) DEADLINE WEDNESDAY 3RD APRIL 12PM TO MRS L SMITH (LAB 2) We will shortlist 5 posters to send to the National Competition (winners of this will get the chance to spend a day in the life of the Guinness World Records team at the global headquarters!) /plan-your-activities/poster-competition/ However, we will also award prizes for the best posters in each year groups and award participation credits.


On the theme of Journeys your challenge is:

Can you package an egg so well that is arrives IN THE POST at Beachborough school completely unbroken?

CRITERIA: It must be a Hard-boiled chicken egg or a Blown chicken egg The shell must be an intact with no cracks or breakages. when it arrives. The egg must be delivered to school having been through the postal system. NAMED CLEARLY ON THE OUTSIDE! The overall winner is the unbroken egg in the lightest packaging (we will weigh each parcel as it arrives before opening). Fantastic prize for the WINNER! DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY 3RD APRIL 12PM


Sign up to a fun lunchtime activity on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday on the sheet in the lab corridor.


Sports results

Team Opposition Results Player of the Match Tuesday 12th March Girls U9A Netball Chandlings Lost 6-9 Jessica C U9B Netball Chandlings Won 10-2 Penny H U8A Netball Chandlings Won 3-0 Ana-Sofia B / Matilda G U8B Netball Chandlings Won 8-0 Ellie S / Emilia T Wednesday 13th March Boys 1st XI Football Ashfold Drew 2-2 Charlie T 2nd IX Football Ashfold Won 1-0 Sam C 3rd IX Football Ashfold Won 5-1 Henry C Colts A Hockey Ashfold Won 2-1 Daniel L Colts B Hockey Ashfold Drew 0-0 Felix B Colts C Hockey Ashfold Won 3-0 Noah G-S Colts D Hockey Ashfold Won 4-0 Thomas H Colts E Hockey Ashfold Colts D Won 1-0 Cody S Girls U13A Netball Ashfold Won 17-16 Lottie G U13B Netball Ashfold Lost 6-23 Milly B / Arabella C U13 Cavaliers Netball Ashfold Lost 2-18 Jennifer S U11A Netball Ashfold Lost 3-8 Hannah C U11B Netball Ashfold Lost 0-1 Imogen G U11 Cavaliers Netball Ashfold Drew 4-4 Lottie G U11 Tigers Netball Ashfold Drew 1-1 Bridget H / Elodie M HIGHLIGHTS:

Congratulations to our U8A and B girls netball teams who ended their unbeaten season with another win on Tuesday against Chandlings! Well done girls!



Next Week’s Fixtures

Team Opposition Venue Start Time Tuesday 19th March Boys U9A Football Maidwell Hall Away 2.30pm U8A Football Chandlings Away 2.30pm U8B Football Chandlings Away 2.30pm U8C Football Chandlings Away 2.30pm Wednesday 20th March Boys 1st XI Football Swanbourne House Away 2.30pm 2nd XI Football Swanbourne House Home 2.30pm Colts A Hockey Bilton Grange Away 2.30pm Colts B Hockey Bilton Grange Away 3.15pm Colts C Hockey Bilton Grange Away 2.30pm Colts D Hockey Bilton Grange Away 3.15pm Girls U13A Netball Maidwell Hall Away 2.30pm U13B Netball Maidwell Hall Away 2.30pm U13 Cavaliers Netball Maidwell Hall Away 2.30pm U11A Netball Maidwell Hall Home 2.30pm U11B Netball Maidwell Hall Home 2.30pm U11 Cavaliers Netball Maidwell Hall Home 2.30pm Thursday 21st March Boys and Girls Cross Country Maidwell Chase Friday 22nd March Girls U13A Netball IAPS Nationals


Epsom College



PLEASE NOTE: There is no 3rd team football fixture next Wednesday 20th March against Swanbourne House due to a number of our boys being absent on that day. THE BEST OF LUCK As this is the final newsletter before our U13A girls netball team compete at the IAPS National Finals next Friday 22nd March, the very best of luck to all involved! We hope that you have a fantastic day and make the school proud! (The team pictured right after qualifying from the Regionals at Uppingham on the 1st March)


upcoming events SEE YOU TOMORROW!

c i t s a t h s a l p S 2019

Saturday 16th March


Nursery to Form IV 4pm to 5.30pm Form V to Form VIII 5.30 to 7pm





16th November 2019 10.00am - 3.00pm

STALL HOLDERS are warmly invited to apply on

Form VI & VII Present


25th & 26th March The Whybrow


Friday 5th April

Pupils & staff are invited to


and bake for the end of term

‘CAKE SALE’ Just give £1 in aid of

Brain Tumour Research

(Last day of the Spring Term)


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Please bring in some cakes to sell to everyone before we all go on HOLIDAY! Have you been collecting the special ‘Wear A Hat Day’ pin badges? We will be selling badges at the cake sale - £1 per badge.


Week Ahead MONDAY 18TH MARCH *8.15am – 9am School Clothes Shop open 10am – 3.30pm Visiting author for Forms V - VIII: Sam Angus 6pm – 6.45pm Forms V – VIII Francis Drake Lecture TUESDAY 19TH MARCH 8am – 6pm Form VII Art trip to Tate Britain & Tate Modern *5pm – 7.30pm Form VIII Parents’ Evening in The Boardman Foyer 8pm BA Committee Meeting WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH *8.15am – 9am School Clothes Shop open 8.30am – Club General Knowledge Finals III to V in Boardman and VI to VIII in Whybrow THURSDAY 21ST MARCH 9am – 1pm Technical Rehearsal Form VI & VII production of ‘Shakespeare Rocks’ 4pm Full Governors’ Meeting *6pm – 6.30pm HMS Belfast Information Meeting for parents in The Boardman Foyer FRIDAY 22ND MARCH *8.15am - 9.30am Join us for the BA Coffee Stop in The Old Library 9.00am Select Form VII to Tudor Hall for BMW Tech morning 9am – 3pm Dress Rehearsal Form VI & VII production of ‘Shakespeare Rocks’


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Beachborough Newsletter 15th March 2019  

Beachborough Newsletter 15th March 2019