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M ALVERN VIEW Issue 17 | Autumn 2013

From the Headmaster


One of the features of a good school is that, whilst pupils’ responsibility to others should be fostered, individuals niche because of the diversity of the opportunities which they encounter. Aaron King and Daniel Spencer.

this publication of the stimulating environment here at Malvern and of a happy school in which the commitment of the pupils is admirable. May I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a memorable 2014.

Oxford Music awards In the recent Choral and Organ Awards held at Oxford University our two candidates, Aaron King (SH) and Daniel Spencer (No.9), were both successful. Aaron achieved an Organ Scholarship to Hertford College where he will study Music from September 2014. He has also taken up the position as Organ Scholar at Malvern Priory for the next year. Daniel has been awarded a Choral Scholarship at Merton College, Oxford, which he hopes to take up when he is offered his place in December. Congratulations to both boys on their splendid achievements.

Antony Clark Headmaster

Nuclear Engineering challenge Matthew Guy (No.1) spent four days at Lancaster University learning how to solve some of the key challenges that face the nuclear power industry. The course was sponsored by the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and organised by The Smallpeice Trust, an educational charity. Matthew reports that, “a variety of topical subjects were tackled, including radiation, the environment, health and safety and the decommissioning of nuclear waste. ‘How would you decontaminate a pool of radioactive sludge containing nuclear waste from decayed fuel rods?’ was the challenge we were asked”. Then in teams, around a hundred pupils worked to devise a best solution to the problem. “We had to design a machine that would remove the radioactive sludge and transfer it to a radiation-proof box whilst providing appropriate protection for the operator”, describes Matthew. His team worked well together producing the winning design for a combined pump and claw. “I learnt a great deal about the nuclear industry through the lectures and seminars, and really improved my technical understanding, my ability to work in a team and my communication skills’, says Matthew, who was very pleased to have been part of the team that won the challenge.

Front cover image: No.8 Pink Fete, page 19.

Iain Sloan, Director of Music


Highly commended The R.A. Butler Prize aims to encourage students with an interest in modern politics and world affairs to think about undertaking university studies in Politics. Candidates are invited to submit an essay of between 2,000 and 4,000 words on a topic to be chosen from a list of general questions. Malvern College’s Hani El-Bay (No.9) submitted an essay entitled ‘Can freedom be established through violence?’ which gained him a special commendation from the panel of dons adjudicating this year’s prize. “I am very pleased to have been highly commended,” says Hani, “and this has furthered my passion to study Politics at university”. To receive his award Hani, was invited to Trinity College Cambridge for a tour of the College and lunch.

Jacqueline Li (OM) at Princeton Jacqueline Li left Malvern last year to take up a place at Princeton to study Civil and Environmental Engineering. At Malvern she studied for the International Baccalaureate and achieved 43 out of a maximum of 45 points. She writes to her year of study in the States. “I’ve had quite a spectacular year at Princeton, having been involved a lot and learning a lot. I started rowing just for fun but now have become quite serious about the sport and have competed against several other East coast colleges. Over the summer I have been working on a Princeton Engineering Project in which we built a portable hybrid wind and solar energy system and brought it to Bermuda, presenting it to local communities and powering some experiments at BIOS (Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences) as well as electronics at the National Maritime Museum of Bermuda. We even got a write-up in the local newspaper. At the end of last semester, I declared my major: Civil and Environmental Engineering, focusing on Architecture and Engineering. This is a different major from the one I applied for in the UK, which was Mechanical Engineering. I am glad that at Princeton I had a year to explore the different

departments before deciding what I would like to pursue. Looking back on my experiences at Malvern, I realise that these had been so crucial in preparing me for my college experience. A lot of my friends at Princeton struggle with independent living far away from home, yet I had been able to quickly adapt to and get comfortable in a new environment, and get involved with a lot of things. The way that teachers and students work closely at Malvern also helped me develop communication skills that were extremely useful when I needed to seek advice from my professors here. Additionally, the IB was a truly comprehensive system which prepared me for much of my academic work at Princetonby writing an Extended Essay in Physics and through other course work I undertook on the technical courses, I struggled less with the lab reports I had to write here; IB Economics, English, and Art made me more knowledgeable and interested in areas unrelated to my major, and so I have more in common with people outside of my department. I wish you all the best, and I hope that all the No.8 girls get as much out of being in Malvern as I did.”

The Princeton University Team from ‘Power in a Box’ – Jaqueline Li, Ryan Fauber, Michael Kosk (Photo by Mark Tatem, Royal Gazette, Bermuda).


Remembrance The College held its annual services and Act of Remembrance in conjunction with The Downs Malvern Preparatory School on Sunday preparatory school and the College’s Foundation Year and Remove, and a second which followed the Act of Remembrance, for the Hundred and Sixth Form. Binyon, Jon Stallworthy and Siegfried Sassoon. John McRae’s ‘In Flanders Field’, John Ireland’s ‘Greater Love Hath No Man’ and ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ were sung by the choirs, and the Headmaster of The Downs Malvern, Sam Cook, gave the address. The Act of Remembrance took place around St George, where 1,400 pupils, staff and visitors fell silent as the Last Post was played in the bright sunshine by buglers from the tower. Wreaths were laid by Ellen Berry and Tristan Hubbard for The Downs Malvern, by Rupert Harris for the College, and by Sir Stephen Browne GBE on behalf of the Malvernian Society. In the second service in the College Chapel, Major General Andy Salmon gave the address. He reminded the congregation that there are no good wars and he drew from his own experiences in Iraq to speak

Andrew Law, Chaplain

Harvard Book Prize Each year, Harvard University awards a Book Prize to a pupil at Malvern College who is an extremely able academic with keen scholastic and intellectual mettle. The pupil to whom the Harvard Book Prize is awarded this summer, the award was made to Katy Munro (No.3) who is a Chapel Prefect. Katy is enthusiastic about many aspects of the co-curriculum and is complete the Malvern Leadership Diploma and is a Peer Mentor. Katie is a member of the Wheeler Bennett Society and a worthy winner of the Harvard Book Prize for 2013.


International Universities Fair one of our girls from No.6 who was helping to guide the group, so impressed the Hult Business School representative with her

Dr Martin Harris, Head of International University Applications, Classics

Antipodean exchange Malvern College and Tara Anglican School for Girls, a school in Australia, (14 miles west of Sydney), have embarked upon an exchange programme which this year, brought Liz Brown aged 15, to Malvern for the Summer term. “I am a day student at Tara, just like most of the pupils there, so becoming a boarder in Ellerslie House at Malvern was a big change,” said Liz, “I loved the sense of family between the girls, and I was quickly taken in to become one them. This was all a massive change for me but with the EH girls’ support and kindness I quickly found my place within the school. Classes were very different from those back home, with the biggest difference being the co-education. I was surprised at how the dynamics of the classroom and the relationship between pupils and teachers changed. My exchange to Malvern was one of the best experiences of my life, and I am so glad that I was able to be part of the programme.” Liz’s exchange partner is Laura Dell’Antonio (EH) who will go out to Sydney in July and August next year. Malvern College and Tara Anglican School for Girls, a school in Australia, (14 miles west of Sydney), have embarked upon an exchange programme which this year, brought Liz Brown aged 15, to Malvern for the Summer term. “I am a day student at Tara, just like most of the pupils there, so becoming a boarder in Ellerslie House at Malvern was a big change,” said Liz, “I loved the sense of family between the girls, and I was quickly taken in to become one them. This was all a massive change for me but with the EH girls’ support and kindness I quickly found my place within the school.

Laura Dell’Antonio and Liz Brown.

Classes were very different from those back home, with the biggest difference being the co-education. I was surprised at how the dynamics of the classroom and the relationship between pupils and teachers changed. My exchange to Malvern was one of the best experiences of my life, and I am so glad that I was able to be part of the programme.” Liz’s exchange partner is Laura Dell’Antonio (EH) who will go out to Sydney in July and August next year. Sally Godsland, Deputy Head of the Lower School


Geography field trip The site chosen for us in the Forest of Dean, by Mrs Major and Mrs Cage, our Geography teachers, proved to be a great environment for studying river. We would need to use the data we collected for our IGCSE Skills question paper so we were keen to get cracking. Armed with metre rules, tape measures, clinometers, corks and various Blackpool Brook to test our hypotheses about the kinds of changes we might expect to occur as the we really enjoyed taking our study of Geography out of the classroom. We had the chance to have a bit of fun too and luckily we did not get too wet, avoiding the showers and even managing to have lunch in a brief but welcome bit of sunshine. Amelia Waller (No.4 Hundred)

Engineering scholarship The Arkwright Scholarships Engineering Trust was set up to identify engineering potential and to promote interest in engineering in the present generation, from which it hopes will come the country’s engineers of the future. Scholarships are prestigious and can lead on to university application later on. Francis Tocher (No.5) has received an Arkwright Scholarship to enable him to pursue his interests in aeronautical engineering and aerospace. He is delighted to have received the award and to have UTC Aerospace as a sponsor. Tom Newman, Housemaster No.5

Francis Tocher

SAT Centre Malvern is now established as an SAT Centre, allowing students from across the country to sit their tests for entry into American universities here. The tests are intense and last for four hours; Malvern offers the test six times each year. In October 45 pupils sat the SAT test at Malvern which included nine of our own pupils, and in November, of 50 entrants 11 were from Malvern.


Sibyl wins top award Sibyl Beaumont (Deputy Head of House, No.4) was the best in her category “Special Needs Initiative of the Year” at this year’s Independent Schools’ Awards. She received her award at a gala dinner at the Nottingham Belfry in November and is thrilled to have won. Awards organiser, Andrew Maiden, said: “The judges were very impressed by Sibyl’s work. She is clearly a role model for young people and we expect great things of her in the future too.” Sibyl created a series of textured, multi-layered maps that students with impaired sight can feel and interact with. These maps have been used by students at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) in Hereford, with whom pupils from the College regularly work. The teaching aids have been so successful that Sibyl has been asked to use the same techniques to create a map of the new College campus to guide pupils around. “Accessibility is key to successful learning,” said Sheila Tallon, RNC Principal. “For our students, having access to a variety of tools and methods generates a positive classroom experience and enables a greater academic understanding whatever the eye condition. Working with Malvern College continues to be Sibyl will complete her A levels next summer, and intends to continue with Design and Technology into higher education. Anne Sharp, Housemistress No.4, English

Dominic Sandbrook lectures at Malvern Dominic Sandbrook is one of Britain’s most popular historians. In October he visited his old school, Malvern College, to deliver a lecture on ‘The Rise of Margaret Thatcher’. Dominic has written a series of best-selling histories of Britain such as Never Had It So Good and White Heat, which covered the 1950s and 1960s, and State of Emergency, on the early 1970s. His most recent book, Seasons in the Sun, takes the story up to the election of Mrs Thatcher in 1979, and was published in 2012 to great acclaim. Dominic writes regularly for the Sunday Times and Daily Mail, where he often contributes provocative historical and political essays. He also presents history series for BBC2, among them a popular series on Britain in the 1970s, which attracted some 3 million viewers. This summer he wrote and presented Das Auto, which told the parallel stories of the British and German car industries. Currently BBC2 is showing his new three-part series, Strange Days: Cold War Britain. “It is always an enormous pleasure to come back to Malvern College,’ he says. ‘I loved my time here and they were some of the happiest years of my life. I have tremendously fond memories of my teachers – many of

Left to right: John McCarthy CBE, Sibyl Beaumont and Roy Blackwell, Chairman, Independent Schools’ Pension Scheme Pensions Cttee.


Upper Sixth public examination successes A Level Charlie Borrell (No.7)

Hang Lou (SH)

Harriet Shuker (No.3)

Charlie was the 1st XV rugby captain and is a very keen sportsman. He was a Chapel Prefect in his last year at Malvern. But his talent was broad and he was no stranger to the theatre – he took part in many College and House drama productions. Charlie is also a keen juggler and attends juggling conventions. He moves on to the University of British Caledonia in Canada, to study Chemical Engineering.

Very well done to Hang Lou who achieved an outstanding three A*s at A Level. This comes as little surprise to those that knew him at Malvern where he was always totally committed to his studies. Hang was an Academic Scholar and had an exemplary academic record at school. He was also a dedicated member of the basketball and badminton teams and captained the SH badminton team to victory in the House competition. He will take a gap year to decide on his university applications.

Congratulations to Harriet on achieving two A*s and an A in her A Levels. She goes on to Durham University to read Biological Sciences and is a very bright and determined student. She applied herself fully from the very beginning of her time at Malvern and she has been rewarded with excellent grades throughout. Harriet is a great singer and is a keen lacrosse player and she hopes to continue the latter at University.

Jake Cripwell (SH)

Mey Tonitiwong (No.6)

Rebecca Raby-Smith (No.4)

Congratulations go to Jake who achieved two A*s and two As at A level. Jake is academically very able and always had high academic aspirations. It is therefore good to see him achieve his aims. He is a keen all-rounder, plays rugby, football and cricket and is also a good musician, this year winning the Inter-House Music Competition (Category B) playing Mozart. Jake plans to take a gap year and with these results he has plenty of options to consider for the future.

Mey achieved an exceptional two A*s and two As in her A levels and will go on to study at the London School of Economics. She captained the No.6 badminton team and led the House to victory in this year’s InterHouse competition. Mey was offered a place at each of the universities to which

Rebecca achieved two A*s and one A in her A level examinations this summer and will now go on to Durham University to read Geography. At Malvern she was a Chapel Prefect, and proved herself as a talented sportswoman through hockey

study Economics at the LSE.

rider. Rebecca had been at Malvern since the FY; she plays the piano and the money for the Wings of Hope children’s charity and was Malvern’s representative when a card and gift to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee were delivered to Her Majesty the Queen.

9 Amongst the excellent IB and A Levels results achieved by last year’s Upper Sixth, the following pupils achieved either an unbroken set of A* and A grades in their A Levels or 43 points or more in the International Baccalaureate. Our very top performers were Hang Lou, who had the distinction of scoring an A* in all three of his A Level subjects whilst

Luise Lütcke accomplished the remarkable feat of scoring the maximum 45 IB points, putting her in the top 0.25% of candidates in the world. Joe Gauci, Deputy Head: Academic, History

International Baccalaureate Emily Gray (No.6)

Frederik Haas (No.5)

Hayaka Amada (No.8)

Emily achieved an exceptional 43 points in her IB examination and goes on to St Edward’s College, Oxford to read Experimental Psychology. She was a keen member of the CCF at Malvern and during her Upper Sixth year she was promoted to Chief NCO

Congratulations to Frederik who achieved an excellent 43 points in his IB examination. Frederik will now take a gap year before pursuing a course in PPE at university. During his time at Malvern Frederik

Hayaka achieved a marvellous 43 points in her International Baccalaureate, and she can now look forward to studying Medicine at Birmingham University. Hayaka joined Malvern in the FY from The Downs Malvern and epitomised the all-round Malvern College scholar. Whilst at Malvern, she was a talented 1st XI hockey player and a diligent and highly organised academic, but it will be for the strength of her character that she will be most remembered; most notably serving as a highly-regarded Peer Mentor and a respected Deputy Head of House.

Sergeant in the CCF. Emily wrote her extended essay in psychology on the subject of ‘Do you think I’m sexy?’ which covered issues including why we

academic and top economist, taking part in a successful Young Enterprise company and Target 2.0 presentations. He represented the 3rd XI at football and helped organise a Lower School charity disco in support of the College human rights group.

Luise Lütcke (No.3)

Qistina Zainal Abidin (EH)

Uwe Hempel (No.9)

Luise achieved an outstanding 45 (out of a maximum of 45) points in her IB and will go to UCL to read European Social and Political Studies. Luise started at Malvern in the Sixth Form. In No.3 she became a keen cross country runner and was inspired by the hills. Her commitment was such that No.3 were able to secure the Senior inter-house trophy. It was always clear that she had determination and at school she applied herself fully to any new challenge. She chose to follow the IB course and found it both exciting and challenging in equal measure and is very much looking forward to starting at university and the next stage in her life.

Qistina achieved an outstanding 44 points in her International Baccalaureate and will be taking a gap year. She has deferred her place at Imperial College London to read Chemical Engineering until next year. Qistina was an exemplary pupil at Malvern, involved in a variety of cocurricular activities whilst at school. She was an outstanding Head of House in EH. We congratulate her on her success.

Uwe was a Sixth Form scholar who has impressed both staff and friends with his academic abilities. He scored an impressive 43 points in his IB examination last summer and won the German prize in his Upper Sixth year. He shone in Theory of Knowledge classes where his deep analytical thinking came to the fore. When not in the classroom Uwe was side football with his friends.


Acorns charity concert at The Elms School This term 50 Malvern College musicians performed in a concert to raise money for the Acorns Children’s Hospice. The concert was organised by The Elms School in Colwall and pupils, staff, parents and visitors all enjoyed the hour-long musical programme that demonstrated the diversity of music at Malvern. It was particularly good to see former Elms pupils who are now at Malvern performing at their preparatory school. Congratulations to all of the performers, soloists, duos, members of the choir and the House Singing Competition winners on a spectacular evening of music. Rhian Grundy, Housemistress No.8, Music

House Singing Competition Nearly half the school took part in the annual House Singing Competition held at the Malvern Theatres. There was an appealing variety in approach: some Houses were accompanied by guitar; some by pianists; some remained unaccompanied; some had conductors and one eleven performances were remarkable in their quality, bearing in mind that we were less than three weeks into the term. The winners were No.8 with a very polished performance and almost equally polished was SH who took the Tims Cup for the runners-up. The new Adjudicator’s Cup was awarded to No.4.

No.8 House Choir.

Iain Sloan, Director of Music

SH House Choir.


Recital at Bushley The Chamber Choir gave a splendid recital at St Peter’s Church, Bushley this term. The soloists were Edward Barnes (SH), Matthew Guy (1), Clare Ho (8), Aaron King (SH), Kathryn Withnall (3) and Robert Porter (SH). Iain Sloan, Director of Music

Concerto concert The Concerto Concert at Malvern is really a bit special. These musicians are at the top of their game and their performances in a variety of concerto movements and arias, supported by a professional orchestra, entertained the large audience in Big School in regal style. Trumpeters Charlie Bijl (No.2), Matthew Guy (No.1), William Raby-Smith (SH) and Toby Strong (No.2) played the Double Trumpet Concerto. Kate Arnold (No.3) performed Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra and was followed by Natalie Kingdon (No.6) performing the beautiful slow movement of a concerto by Rimsky-Korsakov on her Withnall (No.3) who caught the mood of Dvorak’s popular played the Rondo in D for Flute and Orchestra by Mozart. The second half performances were of an equally high standard. Rebecca Raby-Smith (No.4) opened with Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, and Amelia Wall (No.3) performed the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen with a backing chorus from the Chamber Choir. Charlotte Barnfather (No.3) came next with a performance of two

movements from Mozart’s Horn Concerto including the much-loved Rondo, and Aaron King (SH) concluded the concert with an expressive portrayal of Fauré’s Fantaisie and well done to them all. Iain Sloan, Director of Music

Chamber Choir tour of Holland The Chamber Choir visited Holland at the start of Half-term, giving recitals in Amsterdam and Hilversum as well as taking part in the Morning Service in the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam. All performances, including the impromptu ones in various restaurants, airports and museums, were enthusiastically received with a number of standing ovations. Time allowed for some sightseeing, including visits to Anne

Frank’s House, the Rijksmuseum and a tour on the canals. The visit, led by Iain & Gwyn Sloan and Father Andrew Law, was enjoyed by all the singers who worked hard to ensure a high standard of musicianship throughout. Iain Sloan, Director of Music


Art Zoe Alakija’s (EH) powerful oil painting above demonstrates She believes, correctly, that art is not always overtly beautiful and LÊonie Kirchgeorg (EH) Lower Sixth with her ingenious elephant painting (right). Tim Newsholme, Director of Art


21st Anniversary reunion at Wimbledon This year Malvern College celebrates its twentycoming year we will be celebrating the arrival of our girls who have added their enormous energy and commitment to all that the school does. We are a vibrant and successful school undertaking more and more, very successfully every year. The atmosphere is tremendous and as the Headmaster told the Ellerslie Old Girls (EOGs) and OMs who school at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, “the College is thriving.� Current and former Housemistresses attended the Wimbledon event as did former Headmaster Roy Chapman, who inspired the merger with Ellerslie and the move to co-education in 1992. Anne Sharp, Housemistress of No.4, English


‘Dido & Aeneas’ and ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and William Shakespeare (1564-

outstanding and his delivery of Shakespearean verse was impressive. Oli Warrilow (No.7) as Octavius Caesar gave a particularly strong performance.

and drama. For this year’s Upper Sixth production, Directors of Music and Drama, Iain Sloan and Keith Packham set the College pupils the challenge of presenting two 17th Century productions was by Gwyn Sloan. seminal classics. This was a quite remarkable evening of high culture. At The evening began with a presentation of ‘Dido and the curtain call, the dual casts of ‘Dido and Aeneas’ and Aeneas’ by the Chamber Choir who were accompanied by ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ were rewarded by tremendous a string quartet. The choir, drawn from all years across the applause and since both productions had been prepared and College, delivered a sophisticated score with enormous vocal rehearsed in the space of seven weeks, both the Drama and dexterity. Principal performers were Kathryn Withnall (No.3) in the role of Belinda, Zoe Vanezis (EH) as the Sorceress, Kate Arnold (No.3) and Clare Ho (No.8) as the witches, Robert Keith Packham, Porter, Ed Barnes and Cezar Rugasira (SH) as the Sailors, and Director of Drama Daniel Spencer (No.9) as the Spirit. Amelia Wall (No.3) and Aaron King (SH) performed the eponymous roles of the opera. Their poise, diction and exquisite vocal tone were, quite simply, of professional standard. One North African queen of tragedy was followed by the tale of another, in the ‘Serpent of the Nile’ in which the richest and most powerful woman in the world, Cleopatra, rules the East and simultaneously tames the West. Leah Butt (No.3) as Cleopatra wonderfully captured the majestic and regal nature of the character. Resplendent in a shimmering white gown and with heavy ‘Cleopatra-style’ eye make up, Leah’s portrayal of Egypt’s enchantress, who utterly beguiles Mark Antony, was excellent. James Crellin (No.2) as the Roman general, caught between his political power base in Rome and his ‘extra-curricular’ activities in Alexandria, was


Private Peaceful by Michael Murporgo, adapted by Simon Reade Foundation Year presented a dramatised version of Michael Morpurgo’s well-loved World War One novel. A cast and crew of over 30 Foundation Year pupils presented this poignant tale of two brothers, whose close relationship supports them through their childhood days and sustains them Costumes were by Heather Fryer and the play featured a stunning set devised by Steve Doidge. Murporgo’s moving tale of comradeship, honour and injustice made for a wonderful evening of theatre, with the audience caught up in the intense emotion of the story. This was a debut performance for the young cast and it was accomplished to great acclaim. Private Peaceful brought down the ‘curtain’ on another impressive year of drama productions at Malvern. Keith Packham, Director of Drama


Preparatory schools’ Arts Day Over 160 Year 6, 7 & 8 pupils from 15 different prep schools joined us for this very popular and successful annual Autumn event. The visiting pupils followed a programme of workshops throughout the day in either Art, Drama or Music Technology. Working alongside Malvern College staff and pupils, the prep schools showcased the amazing results of their projects at the end of the afternoon in Big School. On display were fabulously spectacular totem poles created in conjunction with Director of Art, Tim Newsholme and his staff, and cleverly designed print work produced by the pupils working with Head of Design & Technology, Darren Stokes, and Vanessa Young. Keith Packham, Director of Drama, presented the drama groups who had worked on a set of improvisations, and the young musicians, who had joined the Malvern orchestra and a mass choir, were led by Director of Music, Iain Sloan. They performed, among other pieces, a rousing rendition of Benjamin Britten’s “Old Abram Brown” in recognition of the composer’s centenary this year. At the end of an intensive yet highly enjoyable day, the children departed with their goody bags and art works, culturally enriched and hopefully

“It is seldom that one has the opportunity to work in collaboration with, rather than in competition against, other schools” Antony Clark, Headmaster


Pupils from Gymnasium Steglitz and their Malvern hosts.

Berlin exchange Pupils from Gymnasium Steglitz, Berlin spent a week with us at Malvern in June following our visit to them last term. We term, and we planned a whole host of activities which they between pupils from each school. Highlights included a trip to the ancient Roman Baths in Bath, a pleasant morning’s walk in the Malvern Hills and an intellectually stimulating day in Oxford, where our OMs showed everyone around several of the University Colleges and the Ashmolean Museum. Our visitors were equally entertained and intrigued by everyday life at Malvern, as they sat in on and contributed to lessons. They sampled a range of our co-curricular offerings - such as climbing, Cricket, CCF and Badminton. The week was rounded off in style with pizza

Bath’s Fashion Museum.

Teacher for a day Jost Steiskal (No.7), a native speaker of German, had the chance last term to practise his teaching skills in front of a class of his fellow Removes. Under the eagle eye of his teacher Hélène Varley, he ran the lesson using teaching aids and practical sessions. His day as a teacher was designed to extend his experience of leadership and will form part of his portfolio of achievements that would count towards his Leadership Diploma. “We were keen to see how he would handle this role reversal,” said Hélène, “and he was organised and used two good teaching resources to get his ideas across.” “He had quite a bit of fun, I believe”, said Dan Eglin, his Housemaster, who is the organiser of the Leadership Diploma programme. “ He loved being in charge, which is a good

Will Mathews, Head of German


Cheltenham Literature Festival Mid-October, at the impressive Cheltenham Literature Festival, author Michael Morpurgo made a captivating presentation on his famous book War Horse. The author, together with Virginia McKenna, read passages from the book, while illustrator Rae Smith drew the story as it unfolded. The effect was spellbinding for the 750-strong audience, including the 60 young people from several local schools who were guests of Malvern College. They were further delighted to see the famous puppet Joey in action too. Pupils from The Downs Malvern were especially thrilled as they had seen the stage play of War Horse just the week before in London and were amazed to be able to meet the author and Joey at Cheltenham in real life


My first volumes of house life on his arrival in September this year. I arrived at Malvern College eager to make my new start in No.1, Malvern College, and excited at the prospect of making new friends. Upon entry, the atmosphere was warm and friendly. The Housemaster, Mr Wharton, shook my hand and I went upstairs to unpack. I was designated a dorm with two others. As I entered, I was bowled over served and everyone enjoyed the opportunity of getting to know the other new boys. Mr Wharton said a few words of welcome after which his wife, Ruth, took some photos of boys and parents together. I can’t

Alex Tattersall, pupil in the Hundred in No.1




No.8’s Pink Fete Our OM Reunion day took place on a gloriously sunny day and the Junior girls from No.8 organised the annual No.8 charity ‘Pink Fete’ on the same day to support the House and to raise money for charity. Kemi Anazodo and Lydia Westwood led the fundraising event and the girls sold their

transformed and great fun was had as an orderly queue formed to ‘sponge-the-teacher’ – we are grateful to each of

raised a very £265 for charity. Well done girls. Rhian Grundy Housemistress No.8



Malvern College Qingdao – one year on

Malvern College Qingdao (MCQ), located in Shandong province, Eastern China, opened its doors in September 2012. We take a look at Qingdao is a major city on the Eastern seaboard of mainland China, 400 miles southeast of Beijing. It has a population of over 8.7 million, cities. The city is clean and fast growing and MCQ is located within easy reach, alongside one of the city’s universities, forty minutes inland. The new school presently has 140 pupils and is growing fast, with a roll of 240 pupils expected next September. It has capacity for around 800 boarders. The new campus is as impressive architecturally as it is in terms of the facilities it offers. Originally a German colony, Qingdao already has style. MCQ has stunning buildings and its facilities include an indoor and third-generation Astroturf rugby and football pitches, alongside substantial accommodation and classroom blocks. Babylon Education is our Chinese partner in this exciting venture, Malvern College and Malvern College Qingdao have developed quickly and some of our Sixth Form pupils have just returned from a two-week intensive Chinese cultural and language course in Qingdao this half term. The project is buzzing with enthusiasm both here at Malvern and in Qingdao and both schools are very optimistic about the potential of this new venture. MCQ aims to utilise the educational experience of Malvern College to enable Chinese pupils in Qingdao to acquire the holistic educational values that will enable them to successfully apply to top western universities. Many pupils from Malvern College will have the opportunity, over the coming years, to visit MCQ to broaden their experience of the world and to learn Mandarin and more about Chinese culture – colloquially you could say win-win. Antony Clark, Headmaster


Development news: The New Science Centre During a busy year at Malvern College, one of the most of the Science School. Malvern has a strong history of involvement in advances in the teaching of Science, and it is the College’s ambition to celebrate this by creating an excellent new Science Centre. In 1943, the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) was relocated to Malvern, and this later became the Royal Radar Establishment (RRE). Subsequently QinetiQ was established on College grounds to the East of the main College campus. John Lewis, former Head of Science and Housemaster of No.8, revolutionising the way Science is taught in schools around the world today, i.e. through the introduction of practical Science experiments. In the 1970s, Malvern College also developed the Science in Society programme – a further teaching approach that is still practised worldwide. In addition to these achievements in the teaching of Science, Malvern College, together with its associated prep school, The Downs Malvern, has produced three Nobel Prize winners Malvern’s plans for Science are ambitious. Our vision is to completely refurbish the Preston Science building and the 1960s Physics wing, and add a newly built lecture theatre and Chemistry laboratory that will join the existing buildings Science facility. The Centre will include eighteen laboratories, a large and equipment, a new glass entrance and foyer and full wheelchair access to all parts of the building. Creating a new 140-seat lecture theatre will enable the College to host

Science facility that we hope will inspire and prepare our discovery. The redevelopment of Science is being carried out in stages, and the Preston Science School has been the focus of

April 2013 and has continued throughout the Summer term. Malvern College has been able to start this ambitious project because of the philanthropic support received from its donors – from its Old Malvernians, parents and Friends, as well as from charitable Trusts and Foundations. We are enormously grateful to our supporters for their generosity. There is much still to do, and if you are interested in supporting this project and being part of the redevelopment of Science at Malvern, please contact me to discuss the project and its associated naming opportunities. Any gift has and its pupils, today and in the future. Alexandra Albright, Senior Development Executive Tel: +44 (0)1684 581 607, email: COPYWRIG HT: This drawing is copywright and may not be altered, reproduced or used other than for the Contract Works for which it is issued, without the written permission of S QUIRES & BROWN LTD. This drawing is for Planning purposes only and should only be scaled at the paper size shown. It is not to be used for construction purposes.







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Outdoor Pursuits

Articles by Justin Major, i/c Outdoor Pursuits, Modern Languages

Lead climbing in the Peak District We took four of our Remove pupils to the Peak District this term to teach them how to lead climb. Louis Kennedy (No.1), Jacob Edwards (No.1), Polly (EH) have been climbing regularly indoors for a couple of years now but experienced outdoor lead climbing. We the new equipment and then we got straight on to activities at the ‘sharp They learnt quickly and made huge progress as they worked through the grades, climbing classic routes such as Manchester Buttress, Crack and Corner, Gargoyle Variant and the VS route Mississippi Buttress Direct. The weekend was a tremendous success, laying the foundation for these climbers to go on to enjoy a safe and challenging future in the sport.

FY Field Day at Upton Warren On Field Day this year, as is customary, the whole of the Foundation Year trooped up the M5 to the outdoor centre at Upton Warren. During the day everyone took part in a range of activities, from canoeing and kayaking to rock climbing and a King with the King Swing in particular provoking ear-piercing screams and some unforgettable enthusiasm and willingness to take part in all of the activities.


Surfing in Portugal We took advantage of the two-week Half term to head off to

swift progress and several pupils made it ‘out back’ to catch instructors. The second half of the week provided strong swell, a drop in temperatures, stronger winds and some more testing conditions but their enthusiasm never waned. The boys and girls all coped brilliantly and made the most of the Surf Contest took place and our own Lleyton James (No.1)

Sea Kayaking in Scotland Following a day’s introduction to the techniques of sea kayaking, six Malvern College pupils, with two staff, embarked on a kayaking tour of the Summer Isles out on the sea in the North West. We made a great start by circumnavigating Priest Island during the day and that evening had an unforgettable paddle-out on a calm sea. Strong winds changed all that the following day and we were We successfully negotiated the early rapids on the river Tay (in spite of some involuntary swims) and this gave the group tremendous achievement given that some of the group had been novices to all forms of kayaking only 10 days before.

Gold D of E canoe expedition The D of E Gold expeditionary groups travelled to Scotland this summer to attempt the crossing, by canoe, from Fort William to Inverness. They spent a day in preparation and then set off from Neptune’s Staircase, the series of locks at the beginning of the Caledonian Canal. During two very successful days both groups covered in excess of 60 kilometres in the canoes and had reached Fort Augustus where Loch Ness leads on to Inverness and to our journey’s end. But all was not set fair. The weather had deteriorated and the wind, now force six, was producing some very large waves. Loch Ness had become a dangerous and impossible prospect and the groups were forced to abandon the canoes and continue on foot. Disappointed but undeterred, they made a great attempt at it but at the end of these two unplanned and very long walking days they were unable to reach their goal. Over the course and adapt to trying situations. The learning was considerable, not least the idea that the joy also comes from the journey and not necessarily


Tim Loh, photographer Tim Loh (No.5) is in the Upper Sixth and has a great talent for photography; in fact it is a passion. He has taken pictures since he was young and is now quite an accomplished photographer. He recently took these wonderful pictures of the night sky above the Malvern Hills and the view from the top. Now in his last year at Malvern, Tim hopes to go on to Cambridge University to read Chemical Engineering next year. Tom Newman, Housemaster No.5, Chemistry

Photograph of the night sky above the Beacon

Staff Profile: Katie Adam I studied English Literature at the University of Exeter and spent two years working in the travel industry before becoming a teacher, something that I had known that I would do since the age of

in Wiltshire, at The Cheltenham Ladies’ College and at The King’s School, Worcester, and I joined Malvern in 2011 to teach English. Each of my teaching jobs has involved lots of tutoring, plenty of experimenting with strategies for teaching nineteenth century novels and a fair amount of time spent on windy hillsides undertaking some form of outdoor pursuits. Working in three boarding schools has also given me a great deal of insight into all the excitements of dormitory life and the importance of chocolate spread, lost laundry and troublesome duvet covers. LIKES : Walking, reading, croissants with the Sunday papers, mountains and streams, dogs, making cakes, laughing with friends, making a garden, writing – usually prose – and rain on the windows at night. DISLIKES: Unkindness. And cold cups of tea.


CS Lewis has a place in Poets’ Corner On November 22nd a plaque was unveiled in Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey to acknowledge the literary contribution to the nation of the work of CS Lewis (1898-1963). (SH 1913-14). The tribute to Lewis, a former pupil of Malvern College (SH, 1913-14), marks the 50th anniversary of his literary heritage. An acknowledged literary master of his time, he wrote extensively about the philosophy of religion and is possibly the most well known is the children’s series The Chronicles of Narnia of which The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the most famous. These books are now read by a greater number than at any time since he wrote the books in the 1950s. Alister McGrath, Professor of Theology, Ministry

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and Education at King’s College London, writing for the Telegraph, says: “He joins a select group of poets, playwrights and writers to have been buried or commemorated there (at Westminster Abbey), including Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare. Narnia was more than a child’s imaginary world, it was a vehicle for Lewis to explore more complex ideas on philosophy and the existence of God. He wondered what it would feel like to be part of a world where God had become incarnate.” Professor McGrath, delivered a lecture on Lewis at Malvern College as part of the annual Autumn in Malvern programme of cultural events.

Halloween at the Longy Looking pretty spooky, the EH Sixth Form ‘went out’ on All Hallows Eve to attend the ‘Halloween Longy’. Emma Brown, Housemistress Ellerslie House


Ghana Working on projects organised through the Sabre Trust charity, thirty-six Malvern College pupils visited the Tema International School in Ghana this summer to give their help at orphanages and schools in the region. Whilst they were there ,they undertook a range of activities from assisting in the classroom and organising sports days, to laying concrete in a new school building. They hope that the links forged this summer can be maintained in years to come. Adam Hutsby, Deputy Head of the Sixth Form: Pastoral, Economics & Business Studies

Ben parachutes with the best Ben Donaldson (No.2), in the Upper Sixth, is a member of the CCF and completed freefall parachute training this summer at the Joint Services Parachute Training Centre in Netheravon on Salisbury Plain. Jumping from an altitude of 15,000 feet, (from where he could see the Isle of Wight), he Ben then immediately went on to compete as a ‘novice’ in the ‘accuracy’ event of the 2013 Armed Services Parachuting Championships. In this he was most generously sponsored by the Royal Navy and he represented the Royal Marines Section of Malvern College CCF. “I thoroughly enjoyed the event and the opportunity to participate in the company of skydivers from several teams of international repute”, champions); the Red Devils of the Parachute Regiment and the Raiders team of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.


Château trip to Normandy This Half term the Remove made a trip to France to explore the Normandy D-Day landing beaches, the war cemeteries and museums as well as some sites from the Middle Ages. “We were based at the Château du Baffy near Bayeux – the ideal base for us”, writes Christine Clemit, their teacher. “At the Château, on the last night, the local French chef prepared escargots and frogs’ legs for the pupils and teachers to sample. Our visits to the exhibitions and collections of memorabilia at the WWII sites were a very poignant reminder next, and our pupils were much affected by the evidence of Later on we made a journey to Bayeux to see the tapestry and saw William the Conqueror’s castle at Falaise but the trip was not all about history. It was also about experiencing French culture, language and traditions so we all spent a whole morning baking organic bread with a Dutch baker who established his ‘Co-pain Boulangerie’ in Normandy

for making bread but also taught the pupils some French and encouraged them to practise the language whilst they were working. Our visit concluded with a day at Disneyland Paris, which the pupils much enjoyed at the end of what had been a serious and quite emotional stay.” Christine Clemit, Head of French


Girls’ Hockey & Netball tour to South Africa Girls from Malvern College visited Cape Town and Mossel Bay this summer playing games in both sports at Paarl Girls’ High, Reddam High and Glenwood House, and an additional hockey match at Bellville High. The tour was pre-season training for the girls but of course allowed them to visit some wonderful places including Table Mountain and Robben Island. They also visited the HOKISA charity, with which Malvern College has an enduring link, that offers homes for children in South Africa who have been orphaned by AIDS. Mark Moss, Head Coach and Master i/c Hockey

Equestrian success at Hartpury Our newly-formed Equestrian team has had immediate success at the National Schools’ Equestrian Association competition. Congratulations go to Holly Needham (No.8), who won the Preliminary Dressage Class at the competition at Hartpury, qualifying for the Championships in Buckinghamshire at the end of October and to Verity Manning-Cox in the ‘Jumping with Style’ classes. Heidi Andrews, English


Horse of the Year Show to compete at this year’s Horse of the Year Show through the regional competitions where she was one of the top 25 riders in the country. The Horse of the Year qualifying rounds were extremely tough with a requirement to complete four double clear-rounds and two rounds where she had to

well in next year’s competition. She has been riding since she was seven and this was certainly her greatest triumph to date. Lydia, who described competing at the top level as “... a different experience to anything I have encountered before,” thoroughly enjoyed her day and is already working towards next year’s competition.

nevertheless had performed extremely well at this level and

Anne Sharp, Housemistress No.4, English

County Champions in NSEA Dressage competition The Malvern College riders had a marvellous day at the National Schools Equestrian Association dressage event at Kings Equestrian, Bromyard seventh. Then the team comprising Holly Needham (FY, No.8), Verity Manning-Cox (FY, No.4) and Katie Archer (R, No.8) rode incredibly well

and Novice sections. Verity came eighth in the Prelim Class and seventh in the Novice and Katie came eighteenth in the Prelim Class. The team third place. Very well done to the girls whose hard work was rewarded admirably. Heidi Andrews, English

Left to right: Holly Needham, Verity Manning-Cox and Katie Archer.


ECB U17s Super Fours

Articles by Mark Hardinges, Master i/c Cricket, Economics

This exciting competition puts the most talented U17 cricket players in the UK together in four regional sides and wicket keeper Alex Milton from Malvern College was chosen to represent the Midlands. “I was very excited to have the chance to show what I could do”, said Alex. “My scores over the three games in which I played were 31, 71 and 46, and this made me the leading run scorer for the Midlands side. I had a great week working with experienced coaches and a particular highlight England team who were preparing for the Ashes – even if I had Kevin Pietersen smashing the odd half volley like a tracer

The 2013 Cricket season Malvern College had a fantastic summer winning 15 games over the season; this included great wins against Shrewsbury, Repton, Oundle, Clifton and Harrow. At the end of the season, Malvern hosted the annual Cricket Festival between Rugby, Blundells and

Tom Köhler-Cadmore and Alex Milton – double century partnership v Oundle.

Downside, Malvern won by 226 runs and in the next, against Rugby and batting, we made a good start with Tom Köhler-Cadmore (No.5) scoring 91 and Freddie Wynn (No.7) making 115 (his maiden century for the College). Malvern declared on 284 for 6 and had 60 overs to bowl at Rugby but we could not bowl them out and the match Festival Malvern played Blundells and partnership between Alex Milton (No.5) and Tom Köhler-Cadmore who put on 296 runs (T K-C 154, AM – unbeaten on 136 at the end of play), eclipsing their previous double-century partnership of 243 in the match against Oundle. We bowled well – Jack Charters (No.1) cleaned-bowled the two opening batsmen, and the rest of the wickets were shared around to give Malvern a victory by 168 runs and bringing an

The Harrow match.


Preparatory Schools’ Indoor Cricket This was a tournament in which we witnessed bowling, but Abberley Hall were the clear winners, winning all their matches. The boys had a great day playing some tough cricket but enjoying every minute of it. The Downs Malvern were runners up.

Bunbury Festival Ben Twohig (No.2) and Josh Haynes (No.5) were selected to represent the Midlands at the 2013 Bunbury Cricket Festival. Both boys had a successful season for the College XI and did well in this prestigious festival. The Midlands was victorious in both the 50-over and 20-over competitions. Ben was the leading wicket taker with four wickets taken against the North and he scored a valuable 30 runs in the T20. the next, preventing him playing on. He will, however, be available for selection next year. Well done to both these boys; we look forward to seeing them push for further honours in the future.

Ben Twohig receiving his Midlands cap from former England Cricketer Paul Collingwood.

Tom Köhler-Cadmore Tom Köhler-Cadmore (No.5) completed an amazing four years for the 1st XI. This total included three scores of over 150 and a top score of 186 against Oundle. Tom has played for the 1st XI for four years, surpassing a season total of 1,000 runs on two occasions. In the Hundred he was close to breaking the school record held by David Nash (OM.7 94-96), Middlesex CCC and England A team player, but this year he broke that record with ease. Tom now goes on to start his professional cricket career with Worcestershire CCC and we wish him the very best.


U11 Hockey and Rugby Hockey Festival This annual Hockey festival at Malvern combines coaching sessions and matches where the players are able to put their newly learned skills into practice. Taking part were The Downs Malvern, The Elms, Beaudesert Park, Abberley Hall, Moor Park and Winterfold House. Specialised coaching sessions, including a Goal Keeper clinic, took place in the morning, and the girls played a festival of matches in the afternoon. Individual and team prizes were presented by Georgina Bathurst (Malvern College’s England U16 International). Congratulations to The Elms who were the Festival winners and to all those girls who took part in a great day of hockey. Mark Cox, Director of Sports Liaison

Rugby Festival Teams from The Downs Malvern, S. Anselms, Packwood Haugh, Winterfold House, St Richards and The Elms attended the College’s U11 Prep Schools’ Rugby Coaching Day & Festival held at Malvern’s Court The boys took part in a series of themed coaching sessions led by Nick Tisdale, Master i/c Rugby at the College & Warriors Academy Coach. Ryan Watkins (Backs Coach at the College & Warriors Developing Player Programme Coach), Worcester Warriors coaches and Dan Lynn (Warriors Analyst & EPDG Coach) all helped coach the preparatory school visitors in the morning and, in the afternoon, the teams put their newly acquired skills into practice in a festival of matches where the emphasis was on fun and improvement. Josh Watkins (Warriors & England U20 player) presented the Individual and team prizes at the end of what had been a most enjoyable day. Mark Cox, Director of Sports Liaison

Boys’ Hockey – selection for Bristol JRPC Fraser Cox (No.7), in the Remove, has been selected to represent the Bristol Junior Regional Performance Centre at Tier 1 level in the England Hockey System. At school Fraser has shown great commitment to improve his hockey and he has worked hard on his game to increase his skill level; he is an exciting prospect. Dan Eglin, Housemaster No.7, Mathematics


Four medals at County Athletics meet At the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Track and Field Schools’ Championships held at Nunnery Wood in June, Malvern College pupils gained four medals. Alex George (No.7) won Gold in the Senior Boys’ shot put; Charles Sharp (No.7), a Silver medal in the Junior Boys’ 80m hurdles and both Hebe Vosper Brown (No.3) and Amy Elias (No.3) gained Bronze medals in their Intermediate Girls’ events – 800m and 300m respectively.

International Fencing Two Ellerslie House girls are making their mark Fencing at international level. Both Women’s Épée competition. In Grenoble Eliza Woodhouse (Remove, EH) and

competition where no GB fencer made it into the top 80. However, competing at international level will provide the girls with valuable experience in a sport that is as much about the psychological laws of engagement as the skills that are required to place them at the top. We congratulate each of them on an extremely impressive

Emma Brown, Housemistress, Ellerslie House

Eliza Woodhouse


Lambs Independent Schools’ Rugby trials

Articles by Nick Tisdale, Master i/c Rugby

We were delighted to welcome over 90 talented youngsters to a series of trial matches that took place in some testing October conditions. Antony Clark and James Skea, Chairman of The Lambs, welcomed the boys and their parents to Malvern College. The players’ performances were judged by Matt Kvesic (England & Gloucester), Rob Cook (Gloucester) and Worcester Warriors coaches. Well done to all the boys who took part. The boys who were selected from these trials went forward to represent the West Midlands U11 & U13 sides against their East Midlands counterparts in November and, from this trial match, a Midlands U11 & U13 side was selected for the Divisional Championships in early March.

Chosen for the Warriors U15 side Malvern College hosted the U15 Worcester Warriors against

in attendance. George Amphlett (No.9) played as fullback for the Worcester team, coached by the Master i/c Rugby at Malvern, Nick Tisdale. Worcester won the game 24-12. Franklin’s Gardens, George Amphlett (No.9) and Jules Hobbs (No.7) represented the Warriors U15 team and helped Warriors to a resounding 55-14 victory. A good result and the Northampton Saints; an excellent experience for them both.

George Amphlett (No.9) and Jules Hobbs (No.7).

Selected for the North Midlands U18 side James Page (No.7) and Piers Morell (No.2) have recently represented the North Midlands U18s Rugby team in games against Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire . Both boys, currently in the Lower Sixth, are part of the Worcester Warriors U18 squad and play in a premiership league against the other Midlands and northern premiership clubs. Remaining matches this season are against Leicester Tigers and against U18 South at Kingsholm Gloucester. These boys have done very well indeed and each has another year at schoolboy representative Rugby ahead of him in which they can improve upon their game.

James Page (No.7) and Piers Morell (No.2).


Worcester Warriors Malvern College became the temporary home for the Worcester Warriors rugby squad this summer as they prepared for the 2013/4 season. The squad used the school’s pitches and indoor training facilities over a two-month period. This comes after the rugby club made Malvern an Elite Player Development Group (EPDG) Centre last September. The College has a considerable number of talented rugby players throughout the year groups and eight players with considerable potential are part of the Warriors EPDG programme. Cecil Duckworth, Executive Chairman visited Malvern to see how the Warriors squad was accommodated at their new training base. Mr Duckworth was recently awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to charity and to the community in Worcestershire. Worcester Warriors remains in partnership with the College, which brings the Warriors coaching expertise to Malvern College throughout the year, as well as giving young players with talent a pathway to elite rugby. The Headmaster said, “We are very pleased to support the club in this way and we are pleased to have become one of their Elite Player Development Group Centres. Boys from our school and from the Worcestershire community will not only

Left to right: Antony Clark, Cecil Duckworth CBE, OBE, Nick Tisdale.

player.” Dean Ryan (Director of Rugby), Carl Hogg (Head coach) and ex New Zealand & Wales International player Shane Howarth (attack coach).

Worcester Warriors DPP Oliver Garnett (No.5), Jack Bishop (No.7) and Nye Owen (No.9) have all been selected for the Worcester Warriors Development Player Pathway (DPP). This gives these talented young Rugby players the chance to be coached by Worcester Warriors professionals to aid their development in rugby.

Left to right: Oliver Garnett (No.5), Jack Bishop (No.7) and Nye Owen (No.9).


U18 England Girls’ Football squad – Josie Steiskal (No.6), front row, second from the right.

Girls’ Football Josie plays for England Congratulations to Josie Steiskal (No.6) who was selected to train and play for the ISFA U18 national squad against Coventry City and Cambridge University over Half term. Training with the U18 England squad was very exciting – we were able to train on the indoor pitch at the FA National Football Centre at St George’s Park, which is an exact replica size of the pitch at Wembley Stadium and located just next communication skills and further ball techniques, which I hope to integrate into the U18 Girls’ Football Team here at Malvern College. The training was fantastic and I feel as if I have gained a lot of new football skills. At the end of the training camp we played a match against Cambridge

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University, which was unforgettable. The whole squad was really switched on and I recognised many of my teammates from the matches I had played for Malvern, which was a great advantage. I was able to keep the dark blue match strip and honestly feel so privileged to have been able to take part. Being at Malvern has made it possible for me to be where I am now, at the national level. I never thought this would happen and I cannot even describe how happy I am and how encouraging this is for my future football career.” coming up in December and January against Shropshire Schools, the Welsh Colleges and Australia. Joe Gauci, i/c Girls’ Football, Deputy Head: Academic, History

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