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Contents 1 Welcome Contents Valete From the Headmaster Common Entrance and Scholarship Success Staff List Staff News Salvete Development From the Board of Friends Bursary Night at the Races List of Donors 2015-2016 From the Parents’ Association From the Governors From the Catering Team

4 Senior School 1 2 3 3 4 5 9 10 11 11 13 14 15 15

2 School News Canons Park Activity Centre From the Library Visiting Author Josh Lacey Kids' Lit Quiz Scholarship English Verse Speaking Compass Course Years 5&6 Visiting Speakers House Assemblies School Council Year 8 Positions of Responsibility Public Benefit IT Church Grandparents’ Open House Young Entrepreneurs’ Afternoon Debating Activities Chess Gymnastics Prize Giving Prize Winners House Competition Outstanding Achievement

66 70 73 76 80 82 86 88 88

5 Art & Design Review Boys’ Work

92 96

6 Music 18 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 28 28 28 29 30 34 34 35 36 37 40 42 43 44 46 47

3 Junior School Year 1 Trips & Activities Year 2 Trips & Activities Years 1&2 Drama Review Year 3 Trips & Activities Year 4 Trips & Activities Years 3&4 Drama Review

Year 5 Trips & Activities Year 6 Trips & Activities Years 5&6 Drama Review Year 7 Trips & Activities Year 7 Shakespeare Schools Festival Year 8 Trips & Activities Classics Trip to Rome Ski Trip to Mürren, Switzerland Head Boys’ Review

50 54 56 58 60 62

Review Associated Board Exam Results

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7 Form Pages Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8

122 124 126 128 130 132 134 136

8 Sport Football Rugby 1st XV Rugby Tour to Leicester Cross Country Hockey Cricket Twenty/20 Cricket Memorial Match 1st XI Cricket Tour to Jersey Tennis Sports Day & House Athletics Championships

140 144 146 147 148 150 153 154 155 156

9 Old Boys The ‘42 Club Dinner Christmas Catch-Up Class of 2008

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From the Headmaster

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n my address to parents at Prize Giving in July 2007, at the end of my first year of headship at Arnold House, I spoke about what for me is a simple truth: that happy boys will learn. It begs the question of course, ‘How does a school create happy boys?’ First, I would say that boys need to feel safe and valued. Secondly, boys need to be busy and involved in the widest range of subjects, activities and events as possible. And thirdly, they should aim high in everything they turn their hand to; which is as true for their behaviour and how

they treat others as it is for their attitude to learning and school life in general. I am delighted to say that these three principles are richly illustrated in this year’s school magazine and I’m sure you will enjoy reading about the boys’ and teachers’ exploits and endeavours in the pages that follow – they have indeed been happy boys! Viv Thomas

Common Entrance and Scholarship Success

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f the 305 Common Entrance and Scholarship exams taken in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Latin, History, Geography and Religious Studies, 81% were graded A* to B and 45% A or A*. Particular congratulations must go to a third of the boys who had the honour of being entered for scholarships. ---- -----------(Tonbridge) and ---- --------- (Wellington) for sport, ----------- ------- (Westminster) for music and on the academic side ----------------- (again), -- ------ (St Paul’s) and ------------- (St Paul’s) all acquitted themselves extremely well. Seven boys performed strongly enough to gain an award: ------------- (Tonbridge) for sport, ----- -----

(Oundle) for music, and for academic excellence ------ ----------- (Harrow), ------- ----------------- (St Paul’s), ------- ----(Westminster), ---------- --------- (Harrow) and ----------- -------- (Mill Hill). Two boys were also rewarded with prizes for being the top performing Common Entrance candidates to Harrow: ---------- ------- in Maths and ------- ------- in French. The range of senior schools to which Arnold House boys transfer differs from year to year but as a ‘stand-alone’ prep school we forge strong links with an array of senior schools and it has been particularly pleasing this year to see an exceptionally broad range of day and boarding schools (15 in total) represented on our destinations list.

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Staff List Headmaster

Mr Marcus Russell: Teaching Assistant, Games

Mr Vivian Thomas

Miss Kate Badenoch: 2B General Subjects, Activities Coordinator

Miss Mercy Scott: Teaching Assistant (maternity cover) Mr Sebastian Stones: Deputy Headmaster (Pastoral), Head of Geography Mrs Sophie Stones: 8S Form Teacher, Head of French, Risk Assessment Coordinator Mrs Aneta Struzik Mazur: Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kim Bahra: General Subjects

Mr Andrew Turpie: Head of Science & RS (maternity cover)

Mrs Annabel Batty: 4AB Form Teacher, General Subjects Mrs Yulia Boyarin: 3B Form Teacher, General Subjects, Head of Years 3&4 Mr Tom Bozman: 4TB Form Teacher, General Subjects, Games

Mr Andy Wilkins: Maths, Science, IT Support Mr David Wilson: 7W Form Teacher, PE, Maths, Games, PSHE Coordinator Ms Jamila Yousef: Science

Miss Sophie Cobb: Art & Teaching Assistant (maternity cover) Mr David Cox: 5C Form Teacher, Head of Years 5&6, History, General Subjects, Games Mrs Susie Dart: Head of Years 1&2, 2D Form Teacher, General Subjects Mrs Netti Denes: Teaching Assistant

Visiting Staff

Teaching Staff Miss Lydia Alukwe: Teaching Assistant Dr Christina Aristidou: Latin, Head of Drama

Mrs Lydia Dupont: Director of Music Miss Camilla Duxbury: Teaching Assistant Mrs Rachel Ferhaoui: 6F Form Teacher, French Ms Leonie Flynn: Librarian, English Mr Sean Gleeson: 5G Form Teacher, Head of Maths, Games Mrs Elena Gregoriou-Ostojic: Head of Learning Support, English Miss Natalie Hall: 7H Form Teacher, English, Compass, Games Mrs Kate Housden: Head of Art and Design, Professional Development Coordinator Mr Jon Harahap: Head of Years 7&8, Canons Park Coordinator, Maths, PE, Games Mr John Hill: Deputy Headmaster (Academic), Head of History

Mr Stephen Aitken: Brass Ms Susanna Heard: Singing Mr Anthony Lawton: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone & Recorder Mr Matthew Lee: Cello Mrs Alisa Legroux: Piano Mr Jason Little: Guitar Mr Alex Nelson: Drums Mr Frank Prenesti: Cricket, Games Mr Paul Riley: Flute Mr Anthony Rowden: Guitar Mrs Felicity Sadler: Violin Mrs Rebecca Simpson: Piano Mr Pavel Timofeyevsky: Piano Mr Jean-Paul Wallace: Chess Mr Simon Yeo: Ju Jitsu Administrative Staff

Mrs Carol Ioannis-Antoniou: Piano, Recorder & Music Theory

Ms Paula Vanninen: Bursar

Miss Lizzie Jones: 3J Form Teacher, General Subjects Mr Christopher Kerr: Senior Master, Director of Sport, Geography Ms Patricia Legan: 1L Form Teacher, General Subjects, Years 1-4 Maths Coordinator Mr Andrew Lewis: Gapper (Spring Term)

Miss Olivia Armes: Administration Officer

Ms Rachel Lovell: General Subjects Mr Ned Lutyens: Gapper Miss Sarah Mackay: 1M Form Teacher, General Subjects, Years 1-4 English Coodinator Mr Dayne Matthews: 6M Form Teacher, Assistant Director of Studies, Maths, Science, Games Mrs Lucy Matthews: Teaching Assistant (maternity leave) Mr David Moss-Marks: 8M Form Teacher, Head of English, Compass, Drama Miss Sophia Panaretou: Head of Classics Miss Chloe Randall: Art Assistant Miss Lucie Richtarechova: Teaching Assistant Mrs Rekha Ruda: Director of Studies, Head of IT & Compass

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Mrs Pauline Baker-Jackson: Laboratory Assistant Ms Joanna Berns: Headmaster’s PA Mrs Joanna Chapman: School Secretary Mr Philip Chester: Premises Officer Mr John Dawson: Assistant Groundsman, Canons Park Ms Michelle Da Silva: Chef Manager, Accent Catering Mr Simon Longstaff: Assistant Bursar Mrs Katarina Macmillan: Bursar’s Administrative Assistant Mrs Stephanie Miller: Director of Development Mr Lee Morgan: Groundsman, Canons Park Mrs Frances Peel Yates: Compliance, HR & Policies Administrator Mrs Penny Williams: Registrar/Office Manager


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Staff News Rachel Ferhaoui Madame Ferhaoui has been a part of the Arnold House story for twenty years – that’s one sixth of the School’s history. She follows very much in the inspirational footsteps of two other women who have made a huge impact on the School and the boys: Miss Hanson, the founder of the School and Mrs Chere Hunter, the long serving Head of the Pre-Prep, still remembered by many. Like these “grandes dames”, Rachel’s larger than life personality has been the source of her passion and drive. She is determined to get the best out of the boys she teaches and takes delight in their success. Many old boys fondly recall lessons with her – the overhead projectors, bonbons, vocabulary lists, air freshener and, of course, the pens produced from her 'décolletage'! During her time at Arnold House, she organised many trips: skiing, Paris, Normandy and Burgundy, as well as serving as Head of French and Senior Tutor. For those with longer memories, her work with the French plays at the Fête Champêtre (a bit like the current Y8 leavers’ party), will always conjure up images of Arnold House boys dressed in a variety of wigs, dresses and false breasts… I doubt you’d be allowed to put something like that on these days! Whatever the role, she brought to it a real determination to do a thorough and robust job. Unseen by almost everyone would have been the references she drafted for the Headmaster, as part of the senior school transfer process. She would spend a long time reading back through school reports and CVs provided by the boys, in order to craft a reference that presented the boys in the best possible light and emphasised their skills and promise. Her eye for detail and fine turn of literary phrase will have smoothed the path to senior school for many boys and it is fitting here to pay tribute to her successful and unsung work in this area. While it is true that she worked hard, she also liked to play hard, as any staff who went on the numerous staff socials to places such as 'Little Italy' can testify. An appropriately French phrase sums up her outlook – 'joie de vivre', but behind this ebullience there lies a woman with a strong sense of loyalty to those around her. She always stood by the boys in

her care and was a kind friend to many on the staff, sharing the ups and downs of their lives. Like Miss Hanson and Mrs Hunter, she is a woman of strong faith and a sense of duty; the decision to leave Arnold House was not one she took lightly, but only after much reflection and discussion. She now enters a new phase in her life and it is right that she has done so, since she still has much energy and passion to offer and will bring them into her many new pursuits, be it Spanish studies or home making. We know that she won’t be going far and we will continue to see her – so we wish her “bonne chance”, but say “au revoir” rather than “adieu” and thank her for twenty years of loyal and distinguished service to Arnold House – merci, Madame!

John Hill Sophie Stones Madame Stones bravely stepped in to the shoes of her predecessor, Madame Zinkin, back in 2007. Her husband, Sebastian, had been Head of Geography for a couple of years and Arnold House was looking forward to having this dynamic husband and wife duo on board. Her first encounter with the Arnold House staff was a rather lively Karaoke night on Haverstock Hill, despite being subjected to the most raucous of shenanigans, she agreed to take up the post of French teacher, having spent a very happy three years at Westbrook Hay in Hemel Hempstead. Since then, she has taught French in her inimitable style to boys in Years 1-8, calmly steering them through the rigorous syllabus enabling them all to become competent linguists by the age of 13. Superefficient and organised, Madame Stones has run a tight ship, and managed the challenge of writing her ‘bulletins scolaires’ in a language other than her mother tongue – no mean feat… and taking up the demanding role as Trips Co-ordinator along the way. Sophie Stones arrived in Blighty in 1989 to improve her English by working as a French Assistante to enable her to realise her lifelong ambition of becoming an air-hostess. After a terrifying maiden voyage, she quickly realised that flying was not for her and she

was better off getting ensconced in school life at Our Lady’s, Chetwynde, in Barrow and Furness in the Lake District. She quickly caught the attention of a young Sebastian, son of the Headmistress, who ordered his younger brother to "lay off, she’s mine!" Clearly Sophie was a big hit, the little ingénue from la belle Bretagne, and within the year, she and Seb had embarked upon a life of marital bliss. A couple of years later, beautiful baby Margaux was on the scene and Sophie continued to teach children aged 3-18 at Chetwynde, under the tutelage of her mother-in-law. Over the next few years, Sophie worked hard to gain her BA French degree and PGCE, whilst bringing up Margaux and child number two – James – so quite a busy few years before life’s fortunes changed, and she had to leave her beloved countryside abode and take up residence in a small flat in the Big Smoke. Sophie has been a colourful character in the staffroom – Sophie Olga – great granddaughter of a soldier in the army of the Tsar of Russia and her actress/dancer grandmother who often acted with Jean Gabin as a double of Danielle Darrieux, and lived quite a life in Monaco, hobnobbing with the likes of Prince Rainier. Sophie is a talented lady with much to offer – apart from being a talented French teacher, she has fantastic organisational skills, is a DIY enthusiast – I have seen her rip shelves off walls with her bare hands!.. and Domestic Goddess extraordinare. She is going to enjoy a well–deserved break from full time teaching and enjoy being a 'Lady of Leisure' for a little while, before taking stock and planning the next stage. She will be able to travel, spend more time in France with her mother, look after Leo the Wonderdog and keep Seb in check! She has worked very hard and got thoroughly stuck into life at Arnold House over past decade, both in the classroom and on many a trip, getting her sleeves rolled up and getting stuck in, most recently diving head first into a gorge on the Devon trip. She will be greatly missed and we all wish her many happy and fulfilling years ahead as the next chapter unfolds.

Rachel Ferhaoui

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Staff News Sarah Mackay

Rachel Lovell

As soon as I met Sarah and watched her teach, I knew that she would be the perfect fit for us and I wasn’t wrong! She very quickly settled into life at Arnold House and has proved to be a most wonderful and gifted teacher, as well as a fantastic friend. Her contribution to the Pre-Prep has been immense. She has always showed great sensitivity and patience whilst settling in and nurturing the new boys into their first year at school and then working incredibly hard to help each boy fulfil their potential and gain a joy for learning. All this was done in her typically calm and self-effacing manner. Sarah has also been instrumental in developing Drama in Years 1&2 and has written and produced some memorable productions over the last eight years. More recently, she has been part of the “Getting To Know You” assessment team for prospective new boys, demonstrating her very special talent of engaging brilliantly with little boys; I am so delighted that she will be continuing with this next year. Sarah is also well-known for her committed approach to anything and everything that she does, certainly rarely allowing her three and a half hour daily commute from Newbury to provide any kind of excuse, nor the demands of bringing up her two young children! Undoubtedly a lady of many talents, Sarah leaves us to add further to her family and to start up a textile and home furnishings business with her best friend. She has been an enormous asset to Arnold House and will be sorely missed by staff, parents and, of course, the boys. She will certainly be busy with all her new ventures, but thankfully she is well-versed in wearing lots of different hats, so I have no doubt that she will cope admirably. We have been so very fortunate to have had Sarah as part of the Arnold House family for the last eight years and wish her all the best. Susie Dart

After nine years as part of the Arnold House family, the time has now sadly come for Rachel Lovell to say her goodbyes and move onto pastures new. Rachel joined Arnold House back in 2007, originally as a Year 3 form teacher and Head of Years 3&4. Her warm, bright personality quickly made her a great favourite with both staff and pupils, who particularly enjoyed her quick one-liners and extensive knowledge of Star Wars trivia! Since then, with the arrival of her two children, Rachel has scaled back her work demands and become a part-time general subjects teacher; her commitment, however, has remained undiminished and there are many staff members, pupils and parents who, I know, are enormously grateful for her time and efforts at Arnold House and who will miss her enormously. Her many varied talents, her ability to draw the very best out of children in the classroom and her passion for looking after the holistic wellbeing of each and every child will mean that she leaves a hole that will be tricky to fill. We are fortunate and grateful to have had Rachel at Arnold House and wish her and her family all the best, whatever the future may hold. Lizzie Jones Lucy Matthews Lucy Matthews started working in the Pre-Prep in the spring term of 2010. She was an immediate hit with both boys and staff, fitting in exceptionally well to the Arnold House way of doing things. From day one she was a stickler for the rules; always making sure that the boys looked neat, tidy and well behaved was a priority that made my job as a Form Teacher a lot easier. The boys have adored her fair but kind manner with a wicked sense of humour on the side. Lucy had not only caught the attention of the boys in Year 1 but also one particular male member of staff. In the spring term of 2011

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she married Dayne Matthews in New York and so began the next chapter in their lives. Lucy and Dayne now have two boys, Tama and Maui. When saying my goodbyes before she left to start maternity leave back in November 2015, I had my suspicions that she might not come back to work at Arnold House and unfortunately this has proved to be the case. She has always been such a committed member of staff, running gym club to name but one success. I know she will enjoy her time as a full-time mum and I wish her every success in the future. Sarah MacKay Chloe Randall Chloe arrived in September 2013, impressing in a field of over 300 applicants for the role of art assistant. She quickly made her mark with her tremendous organisational skills, creativity and vision. She was keen to get involved in all areas of the curriculum, coming up with innovative ideas for projects and leading the way with her specialism in print making. Chloe is incredibly kind, genuine and loyal, all traits that endeared her to boys, parents and colleagues alike. Her commitment to the smooth running of the department surpassed my expectations and she quickly proved herself to be a tremendous teacher when she took over teaching Year 1. When I was looking for an acting Head of Department to cover my maternity leave, Chloe was the clear and obvious choice and she took this big step up completely in her stride. Not only did she keep the ship well and truly afloat, she also built on our existing good practices, implementing new projects and exciting new ideas. She has helped to drive forward our use of IT and we now have Adobe Photoshop schemes fully embedded in our programmes of study. Once I returned from my maternity leave I knew it was only a matter of time before Chloe would fly the nest and she quickly got appointed as the Head of Art at Bickley Park prep school. She will be a huge loss to Arnold House but what a great privilege it has been to work alongside her for the past three years. Kate Housden


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Staff News Andrew Turpie Andrew has had an association with Arnold House that has lasted, on and off, for seventeen years. During that time he has taught IT, Maths, Games, Religious Studies and Science. He has also been Development Officer. While not working for Arnold House he has overseen a growing tutoring business in his hometown of Bedford. Such is the nature of this work that he has been available to do RS maternity cover when we have needed it and, crucially, he was able to step into the breach this academic year when we needed a Head of Science. Whatever the role he has been asked to do, he has always taken it on with good grace and has been sustained by three qualities: loyalty, familiarity with Arnold House and great adaptability. He has a great fondness for the School and has expressed this in conversations with staff and parents and he recognises the special nature of the place, as the one school where he has felt most at home. However he does have much going on in his life outside Arnold House and he is now moving on to concentrate on developing the tutoring business in Bedford further. In this he will be supported by his lovely wife, Laura, and his two young children. Andrew is a team member, who enjoys the success of the group, rather than self-promotion, and he will bring those qualities to whatever ventures he is involved in. He has been loyal to and reliable for Arnold House and we thank him for his long and varied contributions to the School, wishing him all the best for the future. John Hill Jamila Yousaf It has been quite a challenging year for the Science Department at Arnold House, but Jamila has been a fantastic addition to the team and has brought a charming personality to both the Lab and the wider school. She is always willing to help out and to take on extra. Her Space Club and edible bugs were a great hit with the boys! The staff too

quickly warmed to her calm manner and her wide range of interests. Jamila has for many years worked for a Buddhist centre and her positive outlook owes much to her personal beliefs. She is a great example of living rather than preaching a way of life. Although she was only with us for a relatively short period of time, she made a real impact on many staff and boys, with her unfussy and gentle approach to work. She wanted to share her passion for Science with the boys and, in running so many lunch time activities, she was able to do this. Jamila is a lovely lady and we hope to keep in contact with her, since she is a positive and calm presence in a rushed world, where people can sometimes lose sight of the joy of educating young minds and sharing passion for a subject. Thank you, Jamila, for your wisdom and insight. John Hill Sam Wadling Sam had a short association with Arnold House but during his time he made a lasting impression. He started out as a Year 4 Teaching Assistant and his warm, friendly personality made him a great hit with the eight and nine year olds that he energetically supported in a variety of areas of school life. Such was Sam's affinity for this group, it was decided that he would move up with them into Year 5 where he shaped the new role of Year 5 Teaching Assistant. He was particularly good at helping the boys to get themselves organised for lessons and for homework. He was a quick learner and also made valuable contributions to teaching small groups of boys subjects as diverse as Geography, History, RS and Maths. A gifted sportsman and an excellent tennis player, Sam also made a big impact on the Arnold House Games programme. He ran football teams and also organised several school clubs; he was a driving force behind the increased popularity of table tennis. Sam left for a job with a financial services company at the end of the autumn term. We wish him well for the future. Chris Kerr

Mercy Scott Mercy came to Arnold House midway through the autumn term, to cover yet another maternity leave! She quickly settled into life in Year 1 as a Teaching Assistant and proved to be very capable and hard-working, with bags of initiative. She was always great fun and made quite an impression on all of us, with her incredible energy and gung ho approach to life. Alas the free spirit could not be contained for long and when an offer of a teaching job in China presented itself it was too good an opportunity to miss. Early reports are that it is going very well and I have no doubt that she has burst onto the scene out there in similar fashion to her brief but successful time at Arnold House. Susie Dart Ned Lutyens We were lucky to have Ned as gapper for the entire year and by July we all wanted to keep him forever. He was a fantastic role model for the boys; calm, understated but confident. He managed the balance between being a friend to the boys while keeping a professional distance brilliantly and always showed a cheerful and positive demeanor. Supporting the teaching of PE, Games coaching, helping setting up the gym for concerts and performances and preparing for assemblies were just some of his roles. We wish him much luck on this next adventure. Sebastian Stones

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Staff News Andrew Lewis Andrew was our gapper in the autumn term. His role included supporting me and other senior members of staff in their duties, acting at times as a teaching assistant in some classes and coaching Games every afternoon. He was able pass on his enthusiasm and expertise in Hockey particularly well. He would also write up weekly reports in our internal parental magazine and did so with real style. Always polite and cheerful to boys and staff alike and we wish him good luck for the future. Sebastian Stones Rachel Pearce Rachel came to us in April 2011. Her Law degree had served her well in her role as the Student Conduct Complaints and Appeals Administrator at King’s College London, but she was keen to try something different… and weren’t we lucky that she chose to be the Headmaster’s PA at Arnold House! Super efficient, wise beyond her years and calm under pressure, she quickly got the measure of the job and ensured that the Headmaster’s office ran smoothly and the important things were attended to first. Everything was done cheerfully and nothing was too much trouble, even though her role probably grew too much to encompass staff recruitment, inspection preparation and administrative support to our IAPS District, consisting of 60+ prep schools in-and-around north London… as well as looking after me. Wednesdays were particularly busy as her office filled up with boys’ Tupperware boxes containing all the necessary ingredients for her highly popular after-school Cookery Club. Above all, Rachel was universally liked and admired for the care she took with everyone who needed her help or assistance – whether a parent, boy, member of staff or visitor to the school. It would have been lovely for Rachel to be with us for longer but marriage to Phil, and a while later the arrival of little Arthur, brought

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her time at Arnold House to a close. She did Arnold House proud and leaves with all our very best wishes for the future. Viv Thomas Olivia Armes I have known Olivia since she was a little girl as her brother was a pupil at Arnold House so it was somewhat of a surprise to meet her again in August 2011, fully grown up with a degree from Bath Spa University. Olivia very quickly learnt the ways of Arnold House, feeling very much at home, loving the work and boys. Always so well turned out, with a smile and a greeting for all. Olivia quickly took on other roles and became the First Aid Co-ordinator, arranging First Aid Courses and purchasing medical supplies for the School. Olivia was meticulous in her care of the boys, charting their medical and dietary requirements. After five years at Arnold House she decided the time was right to move on to St Philip’s School for Boys in Kensington as registrar which is a position she very much deserves, though of course we will miss her very much. Penny Williams Joanna Berns Joanna started work at Arnold House in the spring term 2015 to cover Rachel Pearce’s maternity leave. She came from a background in the City, where most recently she had worked as a PA in a bank. Joanna and I started on the same day – 5th January – and fortunately we hit it off straight away when we bumped into each other in a café prior to attending a safeguarding training course at St Paul’s School. As we share a smallish office space at Arnold House, working around each other is very key to our wellbeing at work! As both Joanna and I came from nonschool professional backgrounds, we had an interesting first few months settling in to life at Arnold House, which is idiosyncratic in the best of ways. The skill to being an excellent PA

is getting to know the person you are assisting – their preferred ways of doing things, how they like their coffee, when they really mean that they don’t want to be disturbed, how to remind without nagging, and how to adapt your style accordingly. Joanna, being a consummate professional, got the hang of Mr Thomas early on and has helped him manage his hectic schedule in a cheerful and unflappable manner since the first days. Some of the most memorable occasions have been charity days – trying to have a serious conversation about a pupil’s school transfer with Mr T dressed up as Richard the Lionheart, while she was swathed in flamboyant scarves being Camila Batmanghelidjh. Joanna has been a great addition to the wider admin team, always having a word of advice or support and always ready to help try to resolve any problem. She is cheerful, friendly, fun and highly professional. Personally I am hugely grateful to her for intermittently picking up my work over the last two terms with no fuss and bother and for being a good mate. We will miss her enormously. Frances Peel Yates Simon Longstaff Simon has worked with two Arnold House bursars: Richard Fletcher and Paula Vanninen. He has been a useful constant in the time of transition between the two and has built up many skills during his years with us. He has had quite a remit, ranging from estate management issues at Loudoun Road and Canons Park to payments and book keeping and ensuring financial systems are properly followed. The job of Assistant Bursar is one that certainly demands adaptability! Among all his Assistant Bursar work, Simon was also able to find time to go on the Y5&6 Devon trip and this was a great opportunity for him to get to know the boys and for the boys to see him in a different light. As a keen cyclist, he had much to bring to the outdoor pursuits of that trip. He is now moving on to pursue other roles in the world of finance, where his accounting skills and managerial experience will stand him in good stead. John Hill


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his year saw the arrival of several new faces on the staff team. We welcomed Tom Bozman as a Y4 teacher. He has taught

previously at Brackley CofE Junior School , Northamptonshire, and very quickly settled into his new role at a prep school. He is in many ways the quintessential prep school teacher, with an interest in many aspects of school life and a natural ease with the boys. Natalie Hall, too shares the same qualities as Tom, she has previously worked at the well-

known Banda School, in Kenya, and brings much experience with her and a delightful charm to the Staff Common Room. She has quickly established herself as a first rate English teacher and form tutor. Both Tom and Natalie fitted into Arnold House from the outset and we hope will stay here for a long time to come! The Admin department has seen some big changes this year as we welcomed Paula Vanninen to take over as Bursar from Richard Fletcher. She brings with her a sense of efficiency and a clear vision to get the job done; this has been aided by the links she has forged with other local bursars. She has a keen eye for presenting financial data clearly this has greatly aided discussions on finances

at Governors’ meetings. In the summer term, Paula took on a new assistant, Kat Macmillan, who despite her Scottish sounding name, is (like Paula) Finnish. The pair of them work well together and Kat is quickly taking on all manner of roles around the school, ensuring

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that small, but important jobs get done, which contribute to the smooth operation of the institution. She has a good sense of humour and is keen to join in with the wider life of the School. Tervetuloa Paula ja Kat - pysyä kovan työn Arnold House (”Welcome Paula and Kat – keep up your hard work at Arnold House” – in Finnish, at least according to GoogleTranslate!).

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Congratulations to Lucy and Dayne Matthews on the birth of their second son, ----- , born in November and to David Wilson and his wife, Candice, on the birth of their second child, a girl called ------- , who was born in December. We also congratulate David Cox, on his marriage in July to his fiancée, Gemma Bayes; they celebrated their wedding with a splendid ceremony at St Simon Zelotes Church in Chelsea, followed by a honeymoon in the Far East.

John Hill Deputy Headmaster, Academic

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Development The Bursary Fund The School provided five bursary places this year funded through a combination of the School’s fee income and donations from current and former parents, old boys and friends of the School. In total, the School raised £68,500 for the Bursary Fund this academic year following a successful fundraising event and a number of generous donations from our current parent body and old boys.

was also met with enthusiasm with the majority of items already being funded and purchased in the summer term. Hanson Hero Bricks In the School’s forecourt there are a number of bricks inscribed with the names of present and past boys and the years in which they joined the School. The first set of these commemorative bricks, called the Centenary Path, were laid to mark the hundred year anniversary of Arnold House in 2005. In 2006, following a competition among current boys, the project was renamed Hanson’s Heroes after Miss Amy Hanson who founded the School in 1905.

A number of boys have been through the application process for a bursary place in Years 5 to 7. The application process is rigorous and demanding for both the boys and their families who go through a number of stages including assessments and taster days. Three of the boys who are currently in the School on bursaries will continue next year and will be joined by two further boys on full bursaries in Years 5&7. The Annual Fund The Annual Fund 2015 was a great success with every project being funded and now in place including a weather station, 3D printer pens for the art department, two iPads for skills analysis in sport and thirty chapel choir gowns. We were also delighted to complete the fundraising needed to purchase two new pianos for the School. One piano was fully funded by the Parents’ Association

and has been installed at Canons Park in memory of Andrew Cuthbertson. The second piano funded by a number of parents is now in full use in the School hall. The launch of the 2016 Annual Fund

These commemorative bricks cost £100 each and the money raised from their sale is used to the benefit of all boys and helps to add to the existing resources at Arnold House. Funds raised from their sale have so far been used to improve facilities and equipment for ICT, music, sport and the library. This year the project has proved its continued success with forty two new bricks being laid over the summer break. For further information about fundraising at Arnold House, please contact Stephanie Miller on 020 7266 6989 or email smiller@arnoldhouse.co.uk The School is most grateful to the parents and old boys who have supported the various fundraising efforts this year. The full list of donors can be found on page thirteen. Stephanie Miller Director of Development

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From the Board of Friends

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veryone had form with a flutter on plenty of favourites when Arnold House hosted a Night at the Races. It was odds on that it was a very entertaining and successful evening which raised £28,000 for the Arnold House Bursary Fund. I am always very grateful for the wonderful organisational skills of the Bursary Ambassadors and Stephanie Miller, who always put so much effort into making these fundraising events so special and enjoyable for parents, staff and old boys. I also take this opportunity to thank them all for all their hard work and support,

especially Deborah Rowbotham and Jennie Davies, who are now stepping down as Ambassadors.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Miller at smiller@arnoldhouse.co.uk

In addition, I am pleased to announce that through everyone's fundraising efforts this year, we have managed to raise £68,500 for the Bursary Fund.

Furthermore, on behalf of the Board of Friends I wish to thank all the parents, Old Boys, members of staff and friends, who contribute to the life of the school and who continue to support this very worthwhile cause. Anastassis Fafalios Chairman of the Board of Friends

If you wish to donate to the fund, there is also the opportunity to do so online and an option to set up a direct debit. Please visit www.arnoldhouse.co.uk/ development/donateonline

Bursary Night at the Races

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n 10th March, parents and staff gathered together for the annual bursary fundraising event. This year, the American School was transformed into a Royal Enclosure fit for Ascot as all the guests enjoyed betting on one of the many creatively named sponsored horses and races. Throughout

the evening much bidding took place on the large variety of auction items that had been so kindly donated by the Arnold House community. Overall, the evening raised £28,000 for the School’s Bursary Fund which will be used to support our next intake of bursary boys in September.

We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support of the Bursary Scheme and the Board of Friends and Bursary Ambassadors for all their help in putting together a fun and memorable evening. Stephanie Miller Director of Development

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Bursary Night at the Races

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List of Donors 2015-2016 Bursary Fund

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Money Raised 2015 – 2016 (including Gift Aid) Bursary Fund

£68,500

Annual Fund

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From the Parents’ Association

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t has been another fun and exciting year for the Arnold House Parents’ Association!

Our year began the day before school started with the annual tea party to welcome all the New Boys and their parents to the School - it was lovely to see all the new little (and some older) faces getting ready to begin their Arnold House careers. Later in the month, we celebrated the School’s 110th birthday with a beautiful cake featuring an academic and literary theme, meaning the boys and staff actually got to eat their favourite subjects! As ever, it was poignant to see the two head boys and Mr Thomas slice the cake. The term ended with the always popular Christmas in the Courtyard and once again the gates of Arnold House led to the North Pole, with Father Christmas (aka Mr Hill) and his elves and angel entertaining the children in the grotto beautifully designed and furnished by Year 8 Rep Amy Somerville. It was a festive scene all around with a Christmas tree, twinkling lights and a carol concert arranged by Lydia Dupont and sung and played by the boys. In addition to many of the usual traditions, this year there were some new stalls, including a video game sale and “Where in the World Is Santa?” It was a wonderful start to the festive season with boys, parents and staff all enjoying the atmosphere with a doughnut, hot chocolate, mulled wine or candy floss in hand! We were also happy to be able to continue to support the School’s charitable endeavours. This year, the boys’ chosen charity was Mercy Ships, the world’s largest charitable floating hospital. As ever, Stephanie Miller came up with fun and creative themes for each Charity day. The first featured a “Heroes and Villains theme” and in addition to the traditional Tuck Shop, a raffle was held in both the junior and senior schools to win a hamper and runner-up prize. The second one saw the boys dressed in yellow and blue in aid of St John’s Hospice, the wonderful local Charity and Hospice, which the School continues to support. The final Charity day of the year broke from tradition and the School celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday by having a street party. All sorts of “Royal“ themed costumes could be seen, including Elvis and a “Burger King!” The AHPA was happy to provide a birthday cake for the Queen in honour of this event.

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Our biggest event of the year is the AHPA Summer Fair and this year it took the shape of an International Festival, with all seven continents being represented by a variety of fun themed activities, performances and delicious food and drinks. The enthusiasm and energy of each of the year groups was palpable and the children got to enjoy a range of things - from karaoke to a puppet show (beautifully crafted and performed by Year 2), to a doughnut eating contest, to a safari shy, to a Match Attax swap, to a penguin fish fling, to carnival face mask painting. There were also the usual array of fun fairground stalls and inflatables and this year a Byron Van was on hand selling their delicious burgers. Samosas and sandwiches were on offer as well as beer, prosecco and soft drinks to help cool off. Another raffle was held, and due to the generosity of several parents, we were able to offer some wonderful prizes. The proceeds were split between Mercy Ships and the Arnold House Annual Fund. In addition, the AHPA is delighted to donate funds toward the provision of an Artist in Residence for one year. There was also quite a bit of staff activity this past year - we welcomed new little ones, care of Lucy and Dayne Matthews, and David Wilson, and said goodbye to many others - Sam Wadling, Rachel Pearce, Mercy Scott, Andrew Lewis, Rachel Lovell, Olivia Armes, Joanna Berns, Ned Lutyens, Andrew Turpie, Jamila Yousaf, Sophie Stones, Sarah Mackay, Rachel Ferhaoui and Simon Longstaff. They will all be missed and we wish them the very best in the future. Janet Lear and Gemma Fumagalli have continued to help us immensely by running all aspects of Second Hand Uniform. Throughout the year they collected and stored donations and ran three sales, the proceeds of which were donated to Mercy Ships and covered the costs for the Charity days - our sincere thanks and appreciation to them for their time and effort this past year. Finally, the AHPA was both honoured and privileged to be able to fund a piano for Canons Park in memory of piano teacher Andrew Cuthbertson, who sadly passed away last July.

It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of such a wonderful Parents’ Association. Many thanks to the committee, Victoria Freudenheim, Lala Rafiq and Hayley Jacobs, for all they have done and to all the Class Reps who have dedicated so much time, energy and enthusiasm to making this year such a success. Events like these simply cannot be run without the hard work of so many. I would also like to express my thanks to the wonderful Arnold House staff, who have helped us in so many ways. Particular thanks go to Penny Williams, Jo Chapman, Olivia Armes and Mari Lavelle-Hill in the Office, Stephanie Miller, Paula Vanninen, Joanna Berns and Michelle Da Silva and her catering team. And finally, thank you to Mr Thomas for his continued support of the AHPA. Wishing all the best to the incoming Committee!

Jenny Singer Chair, AHPA


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From the Governors

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n behalf of the Governors, I am pleased to report that the School remains in good health and continues to provide an outstanding education for our boys. As ever, thanks are due to Viv, his leadership team and all members of staff for their collective achievement in making the school such a happy and caring environment.

ensuring that all aspects of the School are examined so that we remain at the forefront of good practice in areas such as safeguarding. We are also acutely conscious of the ever changing and competitive transfer process to senior schools and will support Viv in his determination to ensure that all of our boys go to the right schools.

As a governing body we remind ourselves of the dangers of becoming complacent – and we have devoted a substantial effort to

During the year we said farewell to Stewart Sether as our treasurer and passed the baton seamlessly to Dan Widdicombe. We were also

very sad to learn of the death of Ken Durham who was a governor for much of his time as headmaster of UCS – a remarkable and kindhearted man. With our very best wishes to all of our boys and parents for another great year!

Barry O’ Brien Chair of Governors

From the Catering Team

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e started off the year sadly having to say good-bye to Eva Woolley. Eva was a great asset to the team and was a very dedicated individual but she has now moved on to run her own site. Raymond stepped into her role of assistant chef and has had a flying start, the boys are somehow amazed by his size. We also welcomed Alexander who is already proving to be a team player with a great work ethic. The boys always seem very enthusiastic returning after the holidays and are pleased to be eating school lunches again which is great to hear. Boys have a lot of variety at school lunches and they also enjoy being able to pick fresh herbs to add to their

meals, taste different cuisines from around the world with our monthly themed days. As well as the general annual events, this year we catered for the Grandparents’ Afternoon which was a spectacular and well attended event with a traditional afternoon tea. We hosted the ‘42 Club old boys’ reunion dinner in the School hall. They had a great evening and we were pleased to have provided a three course meal for them. We also catered for the Twenty/20 Cricket match at Canons Park which turned out to be a lovely afternoon as the weather ‘obeyed’ with everyone enjoying a delicious lunch and afternoon tea.

We have yet again enjoyed another year of full on catering and are pleased to have worked with the School to host their social side of things. Boys seem very comfortable and happy coming down for lunch, we even have some ‘mini inspectors’ advising us on how our potted jelly’s and fruits could be displayed. If any parents feel that they have any concerns regarding their child’s eating habits please feel free to come and see me. Michelle Da Silva Chef Manager, Accent Catering

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School News As a child, they could not keep me from Star Wars Especially my storm trooper helmet I would wake up and run downstairs with my gun Pretending to look for those Rebel scum. When I was sick, my mother would switch on the TV And put on Star Wars the original trilogy And still to this day it feels harder not to cringe at “I am your father� Than the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard. Those menacing TIE fighters, battling The X-wings to the death still takes away my breath. Han Solo and Chewie flying the falcon That moved like a panicked salmon. I would walk up to the TV cautiously So that Darth Vader would not jump at me And I would see my reflection on the coloured screen And imagine that I was there, in the Death Star, Duelling with my lightsaber, Jedi versus Sith.

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Canons Park Activity Centre

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t was another eventful year for Canons Park which continues to set the standard for sports grounds, as well as being used for a variety of other purposes not only by Arnold House, but outside clubs and groups with Aikido, Tai Chi, The Lupton Bowling Club, The Acorn Tennis Club and the Friends of Canons Park still making good use of the facilities outside of the school day. This year was very wet and it was a great credit to Lee Morgan, the Head Groundsman, that there were hardly any cancellations in our extensive Games programme.

The centre hosted a lot of drama this year with rehearsals for Years 1&2 in the summer and the entertaining Year 4 production of Treasure Island. Earlier in the year it was Year 3 that took to the stage with a humorous adaptation of Robin Hood. The Year 8 boys ended their time at Arnold House with a drama review, taking their chance to poke some fun at some of the staff (and themselves) during their Leavers’ Party.

tractor day and the Year 2 Victorian Day, have been successfully added to with House sports competitions for both year groups each term. Jon Harahap Canons Park Coordinator

The Kids’ Lit Quiz was hosted successfully for the second time, as was the Arnold House Interschool Chess Tournament. Memorable visits to Canons Park such as the Year 1

From the Library

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he library at Arnold House is home to many things: first and foremost would be library lessons, when the boys come in

and have a lovely, quiet half hour whilst I keep track of what, why and how they are reading. Next is break-time, when boys from

different years come in and read, draw, or simply sit and chat quietly with their friends. Break is also home to the Kids’ Lit Quiz Club, which is rarely quiet, especially when the boys are debating an answer! Scholarship English lessons are held here too, as it gives me easy access to all the stories and poetry that line the shelves. Once their exams are done it is also home to whatever project the scholars are set, this year there were two – The Puffins First Day at Arnold House and an Arnold House version of Cluedo. The boys, of all ages, often ask me about my own reading, especially about my ‘favourite’ books for young people. I usually reply that there are too many to count, or come up with some other reason not to pin myself

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From the Library produced. His sense of place, his love of British mythology and his exquisite prose are hard to beat – I use The Owl Service regularly with Year 8.

must stop. Or I will keep going on and on, as books have been the backdrop to my life. I suspect that many Arnold House boys will one day look back and see their own list of books. I hope that some of them, at least, were found here, in the library. Leonie Flynn

down, but I thought that I might offer here my top ten – though they are not in any particular order. The first book I loved passionately was The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I cried. I fell in love with Mr Tumnus. And looking out of my window onto the Downs I knew that Narnia was there, if only I could find it. Not surprisingly The Lord of the Rings was another hit. I was reading it the day I started Grammar school – and for the next few years would re-read it at the beginning of every summer holiday – even if I always skipped Tom Bombadil. Sadly I can no longer re-read Tolkein, but Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising never fails to pull me in with its magic, its re-working of Arthurian Legend and its fantastic characterisation. In the same vein I would class almost anything by Catherine Fisher, particularly Corbenic. Alan Garner is, I think, one of the most important authors we have

I still adore the Asterix books. And everything by Raymond Briggs – who can resist Ug the Stone Age Boy searching for soft trousers? Or Fungus the Bogeyman? Or the poignant love in Ethel and Ernest, a book about his parents. Or not be terrified by When the Wind Blows, about a nuclear bomb dropping on England. Who says picture books are only for children? I suspect I am already up to ten but I just have to add The Eagle of the Ninth (which kick-started a lifelong interest in Roman Britain. Just don’t mention the movie) and The Secret Garden. And Harry Potter. Oh, and Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose. But I 19


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From the Library Head Librarian’s Column The library is a place for everyone something I have known since my earliest days at Arnold House. As a reader - and later as a scholarship candidate for St Paul’s School - I have always enjoyed being in the library. Break times are always fun: one day a debate on BREXIT another a chance to recommend books to younger boys. Sometimes there is even quiet reading!

times and there is always something new to discover. From Manga to Tintin, Dickens to Greek myths, my own reading has been really good fun. I have enjoyed being head librarian, and I hope whoever takes my place next year has as good a time. Thank you to Miss Leonie for everything particularly the Haribo!

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There is every sort of book in our small library. Some have been read countless

Visiting Author Josh Lacey "I liked the author’s visit because he introduced me to the Dragonsitter and I cannot wait to find out what happens next. I am also looking forward to finding out what happens to the Bone Cruncher. I am going to read ‘The Island of Thieves’ next – the front cover looks great!" ----- ------ (Y3)

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osh Lacey came to visit Years 3&4 on Monday January 25th. He came to talk about all of his books like the 'Grk' books and 'Dragonsitter' but mainly about his two new books 'The Sultan’s Tigers' and 'The Island of Thieves'. He told us about how he wrote the books and how some days he has good writing days but other days don’t go so well. His first books, the 'Grk' series, were inspired by 'Tintin'. I hadn’t read any of his books until I got a signed copy of 'The Island of Thieves' at the visit. This story is all about a boy called Tom and his Uncle who are searching for Sir Francis Drake’s long lost treasure. They are trying to find it before Otto, who is a master criminal. I would recommend the book to boys in Year 4 because it was really exciting. Thank you to Miss Leonie for organising the visit.

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"I think the author visit was brilliant. Josh Lacey has written many books, however, I have only read one of his books. The book is called ‘A Dog Called Grk’ (I had no idea how to pronounce Grk). I loved Grk. I think Josh has a speciality for writing funny things." --------- ------ (Y3)

"Josh Lacey came to visit us at school. He told us about all the books he has written like 'Grk', 'The Dragonsitter' and more. He told us that he likes to write about animals and asked us to come up with some good names for characters." ------- ---------- (Y3) "I really enjoyed the author visit. It made me want to read all his books. It was amazing how he gets inspired by everything he sees. I especially liked it when he talked about the Dragonsitter books. In one of the books he didn’t give a name to one of the dragons so he asked us to come up with ideas. He gave a packet of Maltesers to the winner!" ---- ------------- (Y3)


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Kids’ Lit Quiz time itself stood still (metaphor!!).

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n the 27th of November a group of boys from Arnold House travelled by tube from St John's Wood to Canons Park accompanied by Miss Leonie and Mr MossMarks. We did practice questions on the way up in order to prepare for the ordeal ahead. I provided answers on my phone as I was bombarded with questions.

(Read in a dramatic tone) The Fellowship consisted of ------ --------- ------- ------ ----------- ------- ------------ ------- ---- ------- ------ ------ and -------- -------- The first four formed the A team and the second four the B team, we were also accompanied by ----- ----------- ------- and ------- ------- who would act as quiz-runners to collect papers and refill empty glasses. Upon our arrival we realised that none of the opposition teams were there yet. This worked well to our plan as it meant we could look professional as hosts, greeting our competitors in a welcoming manner and inevitably finding out their tactics and plans for the competition. After a hearty feast of pasta and bolognaise, with all teams accounted for, the headmaster gave a short welcome and handed the stage to the Kids’ Lit Quiz organiser Prof Wayne Mills. He talked us through the format of the competition: there would be ten rounds on ten subjects and each team could place a joker on one round, which would then score double points. The exciting part is that the joker is decided before the first round begins so the teams have to pick the category they think might be their strongest. As the competition began the room was silent and

We opted for the “Who said” round for our joker. With ---- as scribe and with -----and ------ at his side all lead by their heroic (self-appointed) captain: me! We did well in the Galaxy round, scoring a nine that put us in a good position. At half time we were third behind City of London Girls A and Henrietta Barnet A. The competition heated up in the second half as we played our joker scoring a fair seven to double for fourteen. The majority of the teams had opted for the Wizards category and QE boys scored 16 to put them first, 2.5 points ahead of us. As the journey reached its climactic end the Fellowship battled for a place in the UK finals as the last round dawned. Arnold House needed a 4 point difference to win but it was to no avail. We lost by half a point with 81.5 to 82 from QE boys. However, in-between each round there was a question with an instant prize of £2. Of the total £20 on offer Arnold House bagged £14 with myself earning a hearty £6 (and Ms Leonie earning £5 from an audience-only question). So now we can start paying back our school fees. An absolutely cracking day and I’m sure Arnold House will return with a vengeance next year.

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Scholarship English An Odyssey of War, Equality and Nationalistic Identity cholarship English, in my opinion, could be compared to a Nantucket South Sea whaling expedition. Led by our navigator, Leonie Flynn, we set out onto the poetic high seas. We had a completely common goal: survive the storm of examination - a version, in many a boy’s mind, of slow, agonising torture, where only a few will come out sane to grimly cry in their bedroom corner. I may be exaggerating (just possibly). But the thought-leap from Common Entrance to Scholarship standard, particularly in English, was, it has to be said, rather significant. Our tasks were all quite similar, two for the Westminster Challenge, three for the St Paul’s Scholarship, two for the Harrow Scholarship and two for the Winchester entrance. The feeling of having your small bubble of academic pride crushed within the first lesson was an experience that I will certainly never forget. In the carefully selected syllabus by Miss Leonie, we explored much darker parts of the current world and its history, such as the Vietnam war, slavery, the Northern Irish troubles, and racism and inequality in the U.S.A. Consistent study of areas such as these, and how authors and poets interpret them, not only edged us towards our goals but also furthered, not just English, but also our general knowledge and our thought processes. Overall these lessons have been an enjoyable experience, if occasionally stressful, and most of all interesting and ultimately hugely rewarding. Good luck to the new candidates!

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The Puffins' First Day at Arnold House

------ and I were lucky enough to finish our scholarship entrance exams very early in the spring term, and we knew we'd need some sort of project to keep us occupied while the rest of the scholarship set continued working towards their own exams. Miss Leonie came up with the idea of making a book, using the Library Puffins - there are three of them, two donated by ------------------ that live there - as the central characters to tell the story of a day in the life of a Year 1 boy at Arnold House.

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------ and I thought that this would be a great idea, and so we got to work spending a few weeks photographing the puffins in different areas of the school, having them do different things (such as PE, reading, etc.) and generally thinking about all the things that a Year 1 boy might do. This was even better as neither of us actually started in Year 1, yet through this we got to know what it might have been like. It was fun coming up with ideas and brainstorming with Miss Leonie and Ms Legan. About a total of 111 photos were taken in that process, although we were only to use a fraction of that amount in the end. Storyboarding came next, working out what needed to go where and we had to think hard about how to make the pictures into a proper story. We read lots of picture books to give us an idea of how real books worked. Story roughly worked out, I came up with a layout and the serious editing phase, which took the longest amount of time, began. Overall, creating the book took about a term’s work. ------- ----- , once he was free of exams, helped with extra photography and ------ ------ drew the brilliant uniforms. It was at this point that we thought - hang on, this is quite good! Mrs Penny Williams loved what we had done as did Mrs Stephanie Miller and so, amazingly, what had started as something to keep us busy ended up being something quite serious and became a real book. We are all so happy with the finished product. Miss Leonie even sent a copy to Puffin Books, the publishers, and we got a letter saying that they were very impressed with what we had achieved. It was a fun

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project, one we are proud of. Even better was that most of the time we worked on this while the others scholars were still slaving over their English!

Arnold House Cluedo After the Year 8 scholarship set finished their exams a challenge was needed to fill their increasingly empty timetable! In English lessons they split into two groups to work on two different tasks. One of the two groups, consisting of four boys, set to work on creating an Arnold House themed Cluedo board. While ------ ------- and -created templates for each of the rooms on Microsoft Publisher, I worked on creating the Weapon and People cards. There are six suspects in a Cluedo murder case, and we chose to make the AH version include The Secretary (Olivia), The Scholars (us!), The Maths Teacher (Mr Wilkins), The Librarian (Miss Leonie), The Chef (Michelle) and The P.E. Teacher (Mr Harahap), with Mr Thomas as the murder victim! The rooms also had an Arnold House theme and included The Library, The Tool Shed and The Art Room. We took photos and my job was to style the cards and to make them look as real as possible. Overall, it was a very successful project, completed with time to spare, lots of enthusiasm and a degree of class, as the cards in particular resemble authentic Cluedo cards in colour and effect.

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Verse Speaking

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n the spring term we had the Verse Speaking competition which took place at the American School. First I did an individual poem that was called The Crocodile by Roald Dahl. Before it was my turn to speak I felt like I really needed to project my voice because it was in a huge auditorium with lots of people inside and I also felt a tiny bit nervous. I was very pleased when I made the audience laugh because I thought that I wouldn’t. The most important thing for me was performing the poem without stopping or getting nervous. I was very proud about the comments that the judges gave me. When I won I felt over the moon about my achievement. After the individual poems our class did a form poem called Spellbound. It was quite difficult to keep in time with my group and to speak

while doing the actions for the poem but I thought our class did very well. The group poems I liked were 4AB’s poem called The Car Trip by Michael Rosen. Another poem I liked was 7W’s poem called English. I was given a book called Classic Shakespeare Verse and I was really happy about how the morning went. After I had a picture taken with all the other winners.

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boy and class were exceptionally good! I was chosen to present the individual poem for our class and it turned out that I won that Years 5&6 competition. My class also turned out to win the class poem which was extraordinary! Mr Moss-Marks with the help of Penny Williams, Leonie Flynn and all the form and English Teachers organised everything and did an outstanding job! In between class competitions Mr Moss Marks would stop the programme to ask some Shakespeare related questions, which I found really interesting. I still remember that Shakespeare's dad was a glove maker! This year's Verse Speaking was incredibly successful, fun and interesting. Well done to everyone who competed.

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Compass Course Years 5&6

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’ve really enjoyed the Compass Course this year and am always amazed at the way in which all the boys develop their team work, research, IT and public speaking skills. It has been great to welcome Miss Natalie Hall into the Year 5 lessons and her expertise in the area of book genre was most welcome. The boys benefitted greatly from her tips about making coherent notes and also proof reading their work. We also welcomed Mrs Stephanie Miller’s involvement in the charities project for Year 6. The boys had a very tight schedule to run in order to complete their presentations on time and her support of the boys was fantastic. The boys in Year 5 have thrown themselves into each project this year showing impressive group-work as well as individual dedication. They showed particular flair when using Dazzle in order to re-create some 20th Century Art masterpieces which have since been printed onto canvas and are proudly on display in the dining hall. Our final project in Year 5 involved the boys learning all about the EU and then producing a leaflet to compare and contrast

two member states. It was very well timed with the EU referendum and we had our own leave/remain vote in Compass where 75% voted remain. The boys were also treated to a debate between two Year 7 groups, organised by Miss Hall, which rounded the project off very nicely – I just have some re-planning to do for next year now…thanks, Brexit! The Year 6 boys enjoyed a year of creative projects, with the stop motion animations being as popular as ever. The presentation afternoon to parents was a great success, with the boys showcasing all the skills they had spent two years working on. The array and standard of the projects on display was fantastic and the boys spoke confidently and fondly about their experiences. At the end of the summer term, four groups of Year 6 boys gave presentations about different international charities in assembly. Well done to all the boys involved, who presented so knowledgably about their chosen charities: World Wildlife Fund

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-------- ------ --------- ---------------- ------ ------ ------------ (6F) Congratulations to the Plan team, who won the most votes and so will be the international charity that Arnold House supports next academic year! ----------- and -------- thoroughly researched their charity and produced an extremely informative presentation which they delivered brilliantly. Plan work with communities around the globe to tackle children’s rights. They work across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, economic security and water and sanitation. Their current focus is on the rights of girls through their ‘because I’m a girl’ campaign. Find out more: https://plan-international.org/ Rekha Ruda Head of IT and Compass Director of Studies

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Visiting Speakers Autumn Term

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Theme The history of the Rugby World Cup. Book Arts in Art & Design Mercy Ships overview and the work they do in Africa Book Arts in Art & Design

An update on his latest volunteering trip to The Jungle in Calais. A former stunt cyclist who had a serious accident speaking on life opportunities and how to overcome setbacks. The celebration of Diwali Victorian Day Workshop The celebration of Hannukha

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Theme The banking system and the economic crisis.

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House Assemblies

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ouse Assemblies are led by the two House Captains. One assembly takes place in the Science lab (our biggest classroom) and one in the gym. There are generally two House Assemblies each term and I rotate the venues between the four Houses in order to allow the captains to have their chance to run the ever popular penalty shootouts and basketball shooting competitions in the gym. There

have been some interesting presentations including topics as diverse as the European Championship, the referendum and the Battle of the Somme. Whilst two of the Houses are having their assemblies the older and younger boys in the other two houses have a chance meet, chat and play and get to know each other in the playground. Well done to the House Captains and the Year 8 boys who helped them. They were

as enthusiastic in delivering their assembly after their exams in the penultimate week of the year as they were in September. This clearly demonstrates the affinity they form both to the Arnold House community as well as to their House. Sebastian Stones Deputy Head Pastoral

the Catering team. At the start of the next session feedback is given concerning the issues discussed in the previous meeting so as to avoid the repetition of topics such as (like the introduction of sushi to school lunches).

reported back to their class who then give suggestions to issues which they want to be discussed. It has been a fun and productive year in school council, so, thank you to all the representatives and also the Bursar, Mr Stones and Mr Hill.

This year among the multitude of suggestions were ones concerning the restrictions on boy-run clubs, (boy-run clubs were started on the suggestion of last year’s school council) a larger diversity in match teas, like the introduction of multiple flavours of crisps and a system of rotation to keep the locker room clean with the help of boys in Years 5, 6&7. Representatives then

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he School Council is a group of boys from Year 3 through to 8 who are elected by their class to represent them in the group of twelve chaired by the Bursar and Mr Stones with Mr Hill offering background commentary from the safety of his desk. The topics discussed this year seemed to be more diverse than in previous years as suggestions focussed less on the (forever present) issues of school lunches and the precise borders of football pitches during breaktimes. Those suggestions that are deemed feasible by the teachers are passed on to members of the appropriate department, such as the P.E. department or

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Year 8 Positions of Responsibility

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y the time the boys arrive in Year 8, their thoughts and those of their parents are naturally starting to turn towards Common Entrance and getting into the senior school of their choice. However, there is so much more to being a Year 8 Arnold House boy. We want them to continue to be involved in sport, perhaps captaining one of the teams. Musicians should make themselves available to the Orchestra, Choir or to one of the many groups that so busily fill the corridors with sweet melodies or rocky guitar riffs. Every boy in Year 8 is given an important role and responsibility. This includes, Head Boys, House Captains, Head Librarian, IT Monitors etc as seen in the table below. At Arnold House, we are concerned with the long term success of the boys. We believe that by making a full and active commitment to the community – being a good citizen - that the boys will be armed with the skills they need in later life to be happy and successful. The boys understand

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this, and they are amazing. Sebastian Stones Deputy Headmaster, Pastoral Year 8 Responsibility Brunel:

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Public Benefit

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eing a charity offers Arnold House the opportunity to demonstrate benefits that we can bring to the public. As part of this, clubs continue to benefit from the use of our Activity Centre at Canons Park including Acorn Tennis Club and Lupton Bowls Club. Friends of Canons Park and the Canons Park Estate Association are welcome users of our facility for meetings, local concerts and events. Local primary schools are encouraged to use the sports facilities and indoor hall for drama and music. In the evenings local groups take part in Aikido, Drama, Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba and indoor bowls. The Loudoun Road site is also used by groups in the local community including the Grove End Road residents association. Within the local community the School has also continued to build on its good relationships with the St John’s Hospice, St John’s Wood Church and Dewhurst St Mary’s Primary School in Cheshunt. In addition, for the first time, the School also worked with ‘Crisis’ to help the homeless at Christmas. Over the year, the School has been involved

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‘Fancy Dress’ clothing drive for Dewhurst St Mary's Primary School

The donation of six computers to the Kiembeni Child Development Centre in Kenya

Crisis for Christmas appeal for snacks, personal care products and clothing

Sale of toys for the St John’s Hospice

Loan of both School minibuses to Crisis over the Christmas period

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A donation to the St John’s Wood Church

Raising Money for Charity Over the academic year the boys, staff and parents have raised significant amounts of money for a variety of local, national and international worthy causes, including Mercy Ships, the St John’s Hospice, the Royal British Legion, Crisis and Marie Curie. The boys and staff have taken part in a number of charity activities including a Heroes and Villains themed day, a Yellow and Blue day, a royal themed day and Young Entrepreneurs’ Afternoon. The total raised for charity this academic year to date is as follows: Money raised 2015 - 2016

A Chapel Choir concert at St John and St Elizabeth hospital in aid of the Hospice

Mercy Ships

£5,924

St John's Hospice

£3,452

A book donation to Christ Church School

Royal British Legion

£535

Crisis

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AHPA donation of ‘Small World’ toys to Dewhurst St Mary’s Primary School

Marie Curie

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Lifeboats

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£10,996

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IT

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nother busy year in the IT room for all our boys who have risen to the challenge of the varied modules of work in both IT and Programming with Mr Andy Wilkins and with Mrs Aneta Struzik Mazur who this year has joined the Year 4 lessons.

The IT room is well used at break times, for both work and play, and I’m always pleased to see boys in Y5-8 make use of the registration period for printing things out.

The number of Chromebooks in classrooms have now grown to 8 sets and Year 2 have benefitted from a set of 6 iPads. The Google Drive continues to be popular with the Senior School boys and I’m chuffed to see how incredibly organised most of them are kept!

Year 1 Well done to our Year 1 boys who quickly got to grips with logging on and have shown great improvement with their mouse control and basic keyboard skills. They have enjoyed exploring BBC websites, creating an alphabet book, producing graphics work, controlling a screen robot, building simple bar charts and writing about castles. Their work ‘About Myself’ was so interesting and a pleasure to read!

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IT Year 2 Year 2 created fantastic pictures based on the work of different artists (such as Delaunay, Kandinsky, Pollock and Mondrian) and got to grips with carrying out surveys and presenting the results. The boys showed huge enthusiasm for finding out about the Great Fire of London using different websites. They also enjoyed ‘meeting’ and controlling the bee-bot robots through different games. A particularly impressive end to the year were their animal storybooks which I know they are looking forward to sharing with the Year 1 boys in September.

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IT Year 4 The boys in Year 4 got stuck into the touch typing unit and applied their mathematical skills in using Excel. They showed some serious creative flair in their stop motion animations using Pivot Animator. As an introduction to the Compass Course next year, the boys worked in pairs to plan, research and present on a country of their choice. Judging by their skills, I am looking forward to seeing a really high standard of projects in Compass.

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IT Year 8 Our senior boys planned, designed and built their own retro arcade games using Scratch. Their ideas were very creative and the determination they showed in problem solving and de-bugging their games was impressive! They ended the year on a creative product design project where they constructed the packaging for a new gadget and then filmed a TV advert for it. I hope that the boys take with them fond memories of all they’ve managed to achieve at Arnold House in IT. Rekha Ruda Head of IT and Compass, Director of Studies

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noticeable difference this year to church services was the fact that the Chapel Choir now wear the splendid choir gowns bought for them by the leaving parents of 2014-2015. On the walk down to church, many tourists, heading for Abbey Road or Lord’s, now have the additional delight of seeing Arnold House boys on the Wellington Road in these gowns. It is not just visually that the choir have impacted, but also with their singing. Under Mrs Dupont’s care and guidance they have shown real confidence this year and are reaching new heights in their standards. Items such as Byrd’s “Agnus Dei”, Tallis’ “O Lord, Bless thy Servant” and Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” have added much to the dignity and atmosphere of our services. Fr Anders continues to provide wise and accessible words of wisdom and guidance in his sermons to the boys and he does a great service to the School in underpinning its “generous Christian ethos” (quoted from

our School Aims). He not only plays an important role in the school and obviously in the wider parish of St John’s Wood, with which we are associated, but this year, he also played a small, but key role on the national stage. Fr Anders wrote the special prayer which was said at all churches on the occasion of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, and selected by Buckingham Palace:

Heavenly Father, who hast brought our gracious sovereign Queen Elizabeth to the completion of her ninetieth year, and dost gather her people in celebration of the same: grant that we, rejoicing before thee with thankful hearts, may ever be united in love and service to one another, and her kingdom flourish in prosperity and peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The prayer was used at our special service held before Half Term in May, as part of the School’s celebrations of the same event. Her Majesty has during her long life and long reign, drawn strength, comfort and inspiration from her faith; at Arnold House we hope that church services present something of that faith to all our boys, allowing them to access, whatever their own background or tradition, the spirituality and splendour of worship in a beautiful church. John Hill Deputy Headmaster, Academic

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n 15th June, the sun was shining as over 200 grandparents, aunts and uncles of the boys in Years 1 to 6 came to see Arnold House in action. After a comprehensive tour of the School by our

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Year 6 boys, visitors joined their grandsons for a traditional afternoon tea in a marquee on the back playground. Grandparents' Open Afternoon has taken place at Arnold House every three years since 2010 and so

we look forward to seeing you all again in 2019. Stephanie Miller Director of Development


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Young Entrepreneurs' Afternoon

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ust before the May half term, boys in Years 6&7 were invited to take part in the Arnold House Young Entrepreneurs’ Afternoon. Teams were given the opportunity to run a stall in the forecourt during one afternoon, which the rest of the school could visit before going home. All profits were donated to the School's chosen International charity - Mercy Ships. In order to take part, boys were asked to complete a simple business plan including a description of their stalls, roles and responsibilities amongst the team, outgoing cost breakdown, projected income and profit. The boys were very enthusiastic about becoming Arnold House Young Entrepreneurs and fifty-five boys in fifteen groups entered their business plans and started planning their stalls. During the afternoon, the rest of the school were treated to a variety of activities including Penalty Shoot Out, Tin Can Alley, Lucky Mango, Target, Darts, Pie in the Face, Basketball Mania, Treasure Search, an Arcade, milkshakes and many more.

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All three teams achieved high scores by being very organised and planning well in advance for the afternoon. They worked seamlessly within their teams, demonstrated good execution of their businesses which reflected very closely to their original business plans, kept their overheads low and had great original ideas. Silver Commendations went to: Tincan Alley: -------- ------

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t Arnold House we have a Debating Society, inside this, we have a debating team. Last term our two teams, the junior and the senior, took part in nationwide debating competition at Haileybury School. The two Arnold House teams arrived at Haileybury where we first of all watched a workshop debate. The motion was, ‘Should children be allowed to vote from the age of eleven upwards’. The two sides were composed of Haileybury senior school students and they did a full debate which we were able to watch and ask questions from the floor. We then headed off to our respective rooms to compete in the Junior Prep School competition.

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Then we had a delicious lunch before returning to do a third debate where Edge Grove faced off against Lyonsdown. The motion for this debate was, ‘The future is vegetarian’. For this round we were on the sidelines and we asked questions from the floor for the third speaker to answer.

Y8. During our sessions we have debated many different issues, from whether the government should fund space travel to, whether school uniforms should be enforced.

Although we won our two debates, Lyonsdown came first because of the scoring system and we followed closely behind in second place. The day before the referendum in June, the senior debaters took to assembly to debate Brexit, this allowed all pupils to hear both sides of the argument and allowed the younger boys to see how a formal debate works. The Remain team won with a majority vote from the floor. In Debating Society we discuss many different topics and the society convenes every week on a Thursday morning. The Debating club includes all years from Y5 to

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s ever, it has been a busy year with boys undertaking a vast array of exciting and wonderful activities. This year we have been fortunate to have many enthusiastic boys who have been keen to undertake their own clubs, which they have done with great success. We have also seen the introduction of a number of new clubs, including Gardening Club run by our talented Bursar, as well as the traditional and long-standing clubs such as Gym Club, Art Club and many many sports clubs. All-in-all it has been another successful year on the activities front, resulting in a jam-packed timetable for boys, staff and parents! Kate Badenoch Activities Coordinator

Badminton Club Badminton has been a fantastic experience for us this term, we've loved coming in early on Tuesday morning to have an exciting session of badminton with Mr Gleeson. I especially enjoyed playing in the awesome tournament designed by Mr Gleeson. It was so much fun, although sadly I didn't win. It was a truly a thrilling experience and I can’t wait to carry on next term. In Y8 ---- ------------ won the tournament, ---- ------- was the victor in Y7, and --------------- was the Y6 champ!

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For our second project we used the Kodu programming software to make games in 3-D that our friends could play on the computer. Some of us designed a game that was a lot like space-invaders. As you moved around the world you had to avoid being shot at by the aliens who were chasing you.

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Activities Construction Club This year in Construction Club everybody has been doing lots of different things. There’s Construct-o-Mech which was one of the things I loved building. Now I am building a plane from a 3-in-1 model but it’s taking a while because it’s a very advanced set. I have really enjoyed Construction Club this year because there are so many different sets you can choose from and I like working with all my friends.

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Dodgeball Club In the Michaelmas term Mr Cox runs a club called Dodgeball Club. It is for anyone who is in Years 5&6. It is important we wake up early so we are not late for the 8am start. It is a game which is lots of fun. You have to try and hit one of the other team with a ball. But at the same time they are trying to hit you and you want to get your team mates back into the game. The club is very fun with lots of boys there. I thoroughly enjoy it and recommend it to anyone who likes Dodgeball. I will be coming back next year in Year 6 with all my friends and remember you can’t be late!

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Activities Maths Club Maths is a fun and fantastic club. You get to do lots of tricky puzzles using different maths skills. I like playing some of the maths games against my friends. At first they are tricky but then when you practise they become a lot easier. My favourite game was the frog game. I also enjoyed trying to beat my partner when we took the coins away.

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Running Club Running Club takes place at 8 o'clock in the morning and is fantastic, amazing and makes people tired. During the year we have taken the route around Lord's but have yet to meet a famous cricketer. During the run the faster people tend to go at the front. In the run, if some people are struggling, the faster people drop back and encourage them to keep going. When we turn the corner of Loudoun Road we go into a sprint for the school gates. After doing the run we do a couple of stretches before we go into class. Running Club would not exist without Mr Bozman and Mrs Dupont; a big thank you to both of them.

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we stuffed the animals to bring them to life and added the finishing touches with embroidered detail. That term was a fantastic one for all Art Club members. The final term was an amazing one. We had a crystal project to do and started with great pieces of art inspired by crystals. Then came the big one as some of us even made our own stamps and some of us melted a special type of sand to form dazzling shapes. Overall one of my favourite Art Club terms ever and I am sure I am speaking for all of my fellow Art Club members.

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nce again this has been another great year for chess at Arnold House. Firstly on behalf of the Wallace Chess team I would like to thank the parents, boys and the fantastic Arnold House staff for all of their help and enthusiasm. Without this combined effort the weekly clubs would not run smoothly and we would not be able to enjoy the three special events we travel to each year.

top chess playing schools in the country so it is the perfect challenge for the boys and she runs the event itself like clockwork, which is much appreciated by all.

-------- --------- combines his huge talent for the game with hard work and he continues to achieve extremely good results with a 2nd place in the British Under 9s in Bournemouth. Special thanks to Year 8 boys ------------------ and ---- ------- who have been dedicated and spirited Chess Captains and also to ---- ---------- who has been our top player for most of his time at the school. It will be hard to fill their shoes as

We started the year with a bang when we won the London Chess Classic yet again. This time the boys held me to my promises of pizza for the victors and we celebrated in style one Tuesday afternoon.

We then had credible results in the Lochinver Tournament and a very strong result in the Annual Arnold House event which, thanks to Astrid Wallace, has now run for the 4th time and is a much anticipated tournament for both us and the invited schools. We have received great feedback about this event – Astrid invites some of the

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they have been the backbone of our Senior team for some years. They will be missed, as will the other Year 8s, some of whom have completed eight years of chess, as you can read in Daniel Mizrahi’s article. I look forward to another exciting year of chess and wish the Year 8s a great future! John-Paul Wallace Chess Master


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Chess London Chess Classic This year chess has been fantastic. I have really enjoyed the variety of teachers and the different skills they have taught me. We have focused a lot on tactics and game plan.

2nd The Hall, 3rd Arnold House! And the senior teams results: 1st The Hall, 2nd Arnold House, 3rd Lochinver House. Well done to all the other teams who participated who were: Eaton Square and Hereward House.

It was amazing to go to the London Chess Classic at Kensington Olympia - especially as we won! We beat five other schools to be crowned champions and on top of the medals our prize was to have pizza at school bought by JP.

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The Chess Classic is held every year in December and is a prestigious event with 300 children participating from schools across the UK.

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4th Annual Arnold House Chess Tournament On 13th May we left Arnold House to go to Canons Park for the 4th Annual Arnold House Chess Tournament. On the tube there was a lot of commotion as we were all quite nervous and wanted to beat our rivals in the tournament, Heathside Prep. We arrived at the tournament and ate our packed lunches whilst practising our game and eyeing competitors from other schools. Once we were all ready we started playing chess. It was a very fun and enjoyable experience because we were paired with players that were the same level and sometimes, we even played people from our own school. My favourite part was when I won a match with the four-move checkmate and I also liked the breaks because we could play football. The overall winners of the tournament were Heathside but these were the results for the junior teams (Years 3-5): 1st Heathside,

Weekly After-School Chess Club Chess Club runs after school each week at Arnold House. Mondays and Wednesdays is the Junior section and Tuesdays is Senior Chess. I started playing chess when I was in Year 1 and continued attending the Chess Club until I left Arnold House at the end of Year 8. Every week I came to chess to play and get great advice from my teachers as well as have fun with my friends. Each week we played a different person from the group which makes the whole experience more challenging. The teachers were always making sure that I was paired with someone of a similar level. Throughout the years, we attended many tournaments such as the Annual London Chess Classic in which a squad is selected to compete against other schools around the country. I would recommend joining the Chess Club because it is a great way to learn how to play chess and have a good time with your peer group as well as interact with the different year groups.

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Gymnastics

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t was another enjoyable and successful year for Gymnastics at Arnold House.

British Schools Gymnastics Association Floor and Vault Competition The same boys that narrowly missed qualifying for the nationals in this competition last year, along with the promising ------- ------- travelled to Lady Eleanor Holles School full of expectation in February. We started the competition with five of the boys performing their individualised floor routines, with the top four scores being used for the team’s score. They did ever so well to make maximum use of the space and show their strength and skill in six different, linked gymnastic moves. ---------- ------- scored highest for us followed closely by -------

------In the vault, again five of the six boys performed this and their scores were all very high – the top 4 being above 15.0 out of 16. Our highest scorers in this were---- --------

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---- ------ and --- ----------- – who had the added responsibility of going first in both disciplines. With the maximum team total possible being 128, it was heart wrenching to lose by 0.40 points. Especially when we lost to the same school, Surbiton, last year by 0.20. ---- -----in his final Under 11 competition led the team superbly and his total in both the floor and vault was the highest in our team. Team: ---- ------ ---- ------ --- --------------------- -------- ---- -------- -------- -----London 'Novice' Competition Two teams of Under 9 boys and one team of Under 11s went to this competition in March, also at LEH School. They were also involved in closely contested events and it was again by the narrowest of margins that the Under 11 team ended up second, and the two Under 9 teams second and third. It was fantastic to witness the concentration and commitment with which the boys approached their gym not only

in this competition but throughout their preparations. Under 11 Team -------- -------- -------- ------

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----- ---------------- --- --------------- ---On the second last day of the school year the boys, staff and parents were entertained by another wonderful gym display in the yard. This was again a lovely way to end an enjoyable year of gymnastics. I would like to thank Mrs Boyarin and Mrs Struzik Mazur for their assistance and we will miss Mrs Matthews who made a huge contribution to gymnastics throughout her time at Arnold House. Jon Harahap Teacher-in-charge of Gymnastics


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Prize Giving

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rize Givings are always wonderful occasions – a chance to celebrate and share in the achievements of the boys. They are among the largest public events that any school can host and require much planning behind the scenes. At Arnold House we are lucky to be able to use the superb venue of the theatre at the American School in London, which allows space and comfort for the proceedings to unfold. We also have a huge number of cups, which add much to the sense of celebration and recognition. The boys always look smart and are on their best behaviour. Both the junior and senior events are a credit to the School – boys and staff. This year we were particularly lucky to have two excellent speakers. For the Junior Prize Giving, Mr James Hodgson, Head Master of Bedford School, spoke to the Year 1 to 4 boys about the importance of involving and encouraging everyone. While Prize Giving was important in acknowledging individual success, and this was right to do, we should

think of it as “winning together”, since we all have a part to play in helping each other succeed. He illustrated his point with two thoughtful stories, one about the difficulty of breaking a bunch of sticks as opposed to breaking a single stick and the other about two individuals who had very long spoons that they could not get to their mouths, but solved the problem by feeding each other. The guest at Senior Prize Giving (Years 5 to 8) was the Bishop of Edmonton, better known to the boys as Fr Rob, who, when he was Rector at Hackney, used to visit Arnold House for assemblies as part of his Christmas shoe box campaign. Bishop Rob’s message was similar to Mr Hodgson’s, but told in a different way. The values by which we live are the key to our success and the values we tolerate from others are a way of measuring them. The bishop spoke of the notion of “koionia” that is, building up communities. We should not live in isolation from those around us, but instead build links and bridges with our neighbours, to work together. As a bishop in

a diverse city like London, he knows too well how important this is. As well as a serious message, he also amused the audience with the story of a retiring priest (Fr Jones) telling dinner guests about the first confession he ever took at his church. This jolly tale underscored the tribute Mr Thomas paid to Bishop Rob, “the most down to earth bishop you’re likely to meet”. Both speeches were given at a time when Wales were riding high in the European football championships, and their team motto is “Gorau chwarae, cyd chwarae”, which literally means “The best play is team play”, but is usually translated as the more snappy “Together, stronger”. In many ways, Mr Hodgson and Bishop Rob were saying the same thing, we do our best when we work together and celebrate each other’s success – surely that is what Prize Giving is really about? John Hill Deputy Headmaster Academic

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Prize Winners Junior School Prize Giving

Senior School Prize Giving

Years 1&2

Year 5 Form Prizes

Individual certificates

5C 5G

Form Prizes: For Effort, Attitude and Contribution to the Group 3B

3J 4AB 4TB

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Year 4 Individual Awards Academic Progress 4AB Book Prize Academic Progress 4TB Book Prize All-Round Academic Tregarneth Cup Achievement Art and Design Oakley Cup Art Project Work Book Prize Chess Book Prize Chivalry Albert Cup Class Music Book Prize Cricket Ackner Cup Drama Lynn Cup English Parents Cup Football Gibbs Cup French Whittaker Cup Geography Foster Cooper Cup Gymnastics Clogg Cup History Viney Cup Humanities Laughton Scott Cup IT Balcombe Cup Library Book Prize Mathematics Prosser Cup Mathematics Progress Book Prize Performing Arts Crichlow Cup PE Games Bowl Programming Book Prize Religious Studies El-Khazen Cup Rugby Pritchard Cup Science Southward Cup Reading Progress Book Prize Swimming Book Prize All-round Sportsman Kingsley Cup All-Rounder Levy Cup & Year 3 Book Voucher Young Cup & Year 4 Book Voucher ’42 Club Prize winners Huish Cup & Years 1&2 Book Voucher Cooper Cup & Years 3&4 Book Voucher

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Year 6 Individual Prizes English Young Entrepreneur Instrumental Music Drama Citizenship (Chivalry) Comitas et Industria All Round Excellence in Music

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Prize Winners Year 8 Individual Prizes

Saxophone

Book Token Cargill Bowl & Book Token Longstaffe Cup

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Academic Achievement History Musical Achievement

Book Token Pappin Cup Book

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Art and Design Contribution to Sport

Boyton Cup Book Token

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Book Token Jazz Cup

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CE Achievement Football

Book Token Balcombe Cup

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Geography Art Chivalry

Gluckstein Cup Book Cyril Fenton Cup (shared)

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Academic Excellence All-Round Contribution to the School Contribution to Music and the Arts

Book Token Gestetner Cup

English Gymnastics

Forbes Trophy Book Token

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Chemistry Tennis

Book Atkin Cup

Maths Contribution to Sport

Book Token Naggar Cup

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French Hockey

Birch Cup Phillips and Lester Cup Book Token

English ’42 Club Drama

Book Book Token The Peter O’Toole Cup

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Academic Achievement Contribution to Music

Book Token Howard Cup

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Academic Achievement Contribution to the Arts

Book Token Elton Cup

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Academic Excellence Classics Contribution to Music

Book Token Reid Cup Book

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Academic Excellence Head Boy

Contribution to Music

Book Token

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Richard Norris Cup Book Book

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Book Token Book Beswick Cup

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Humanities Musical Excellence

Davis Cup Kate Davis Cup

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Religious Studies Languages (Latin)

Book Edge Cup

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Maths Contribution to Sport

Shrimpton Cup Braithwaite Cup

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Chemistry Contribution to House

Woolf Cup Book

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CE Achievement Cricket Chivalry

Temple Smith Cup Book Cyril Fenton Cup (Shared)

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History Chess

Raingold Cup Book

8M Form Prize Contribution to Cricket

Book Griffiths Cup

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Latin Football

Book Lorenz Cup

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Sporting Excellence Maths Head Boy

Bagnall Cup Book Cargill Bowl & Book Token

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Book Token Robinson Cup Book

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Sporting Achievement Latin Comitas et Industria

Book Token Book El Husseiny Cup

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English Sporting Achievement Science

Broderick Cup Book Token Book

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Loxton Peacock Cup Book Token Simon Cup

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Academic Achievement Library Cricket (Batting)

Cemlyn Jones Cup Library Cup Book

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Book Token Sellar Cup

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SCHOOL NEWS

House Competition

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he House Competition continues to be an exciting part of the school year. The boys’ industry and citizenship grades are added together and at the end of each term the Houses are issued with points according

to their position. The four Houses are also awarded points for the House sports events held each term. Congratulations to this years' winners, Wellington, who are the proud custodians of the House Cup which is

displayed in House Corner. Sebastian Stones Deputy Headmaster, Pastoral

House Positions Position for Industry and Citizenship

House Football

Accumulated Total

Autumn Term

Autumn Term

Autumn Term

1st

3rd

Wellington

7 points

1st

Nelson

4 points

Brunel

7 points

2nd

Brunel

3 points

Nelson

3 points

Wellington

3 points

Pitt

3 points

Pitt

2 point

4th

1st

Wellington

10 points

Brunel

10 points

3rd

Nelson

7 points

4th

Wellington

5 points

Position for Industry and Citizenship

House Rugby/Hockey/Cross Country

Accumulated Total

Spring Term

Spring Term

Spring Term

1st

Wellington

7 points

1st

Pitt

4 points

2nd

Brunel

5 points

2nd

Brunel

3 points

3rd

Pitt

3 points

3rd

Nelson

2 points

Nelson

3 points

4th

Wellington

1 point

1st

3rd

Brunel

18 points

Wellington

18 points

Nelson

12 points

Pitt

12 points

Position for Industry and Citizenship

House Athletics Championships House Cricket/Tennis

Accumulated Total

Summer Term

Summer Term

Summer Term

1st

Wellington

8 points

1st

Nelson

4 points

1st

Wellington

29 points

2nd

Brunel

6 points

2nd

Wellington

3 points

2nd

Brunel

26 points

3rd

Pitt

4 points

3rd

Brunel

2 points

3rd

Nelson

18 points

4th

Nelson

2 points

4th

Pitt

1 point

4th

Pitt

17 points

Wellington win the House Cup

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SCHOOL NEWS

Outstanding Achievement

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oys throughout the School are awarded achievement grades in their half-term and end of term reports in all subjects: English, Maths, Science, Latin (Year 5 upwards), Greek (Years 7 and 8), French,

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History, Geography, Religious Studies, IT, Music, Drama, Art & Design, Compass (Years 5 and 6) and Physical Education. We hope that each boy will make consistent progress during the year and be performing at his

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best by the end of the summer term. The following boys in Years 3 to 7 were awarded 3 or more ‘Excellent or Outstanding’ grades for Achievement in their end of year reports and are to be highly commended.

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He stood in the darkroom, alone. Undeveloped rolls of 35mm film from the summer of ‘94 lay scattered and confused around the room, worn out like his memories. His trembling fingers held a sheet of photographic paper under swirls of oily chemicals. He made out an outline of a face, ginger hair, a smile. It was her. His face remained blank, enveloped by the red light. ...Michael, Michael! He walked towards her, her hair like autumn leaves against the fresh grass on which she lay. As he knelt to greet her she whispered in his ear and he smiled. She smiled back, dulcet and sweet: a rare smile. He took out his camera. SNAP... The image was now fully formed. His sister, smiling on that day. It seemed impossible, after what she had done. She couldn’t have done it. Couldn’t. Reluctantly his fingers pushed the next sheet deep down into the tray. This one was a picnic. ...He placed down the picnic basket, putting it next to the blanket. His sister walked up the hill with their mother, her hair blazing in the wind like fire. The trees that lay around the hill swayed violently and the grass danced to welcome their arrival. Together they sat on the struggling picnic blanket. She took

out a cigarette. The smell of tobacco wafted in the fierce fresh air as she ignored the stern glares from their mother who clearly did not approve. He laughed and taking out his camera, SNAP... He placed into another tray a photograph from a different spool of film. In the tray the chemicals grasped onto the photograph like hands uncovering the truth. A girl appeared like an apparition. She sat in a chair, her face buried in her hands, weeping. ...He could hear sobs from the other room. His hands quivered, unsure, as though contemplating exactly what to do. Damien had been her boyfriend. He hadn’t deserved to die. It had been such a shock. He crept from his room towards hers. SNAP... The man’s blank face creased with emotion. She would never have done that! Why would she? He covered his eyes with his hands. The door creaked open. Bright light flooded in, destroying his work. Almost he saw the image of a girl, red hair blazing, in the doorway. He blinked, almost blinded. Blinked again. But there was no one there.

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Year 1 Trips & Activities • YEAR 1 • 15th October Canons Park Orientation Day 19th January Science Workshop: Materials 25th February Geffrye Museum 7th March Visit to St Lawrence Church 15th March Shakespeare Workshop 12th May Tower of London 28th June Maths Workshop

Geffrye Museum On 25th February Year 1 went to the Geffrye museum as part of their topic lessons on houses and homes. Here are a few of their highlights: “The Victorian home had huge flowery fireguards to stop people from getting burnt. They also put the iron in the fire to smooth the clothes. I liked cooking the toast in the fire. There is a stick that can extend.”

----- -------“We looked at an old fashioned Victorian’s house. We found out that they did not have electricity. They had oil lamps and that is how the room got brighter. The Victorians played piano to not get bored.”

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“In the Victorian house they had a special tea caddy which was locked as tea was very expensive. We got to smell the tea and see the very delicate china cups they would use to drink from.”---- --------“Our first trip in Year 1 was fun we went on a long coach ride. The museum had lots of lounges from different times. There was a room which had very blue walls which was from Georgian times which I liked.”

------- ----------“The modern room had electricity. Our toaster is cuboid with lines inside. The modern room had a bed over the kitchen. I would like this as I could creep downstairs to eat food.”----- --------“We had a story about a mouse - in the Edwardian times they did not have a washing machine, they had to scrub the clothes on a board with soap and use a ‘dolly’. I think this would be very hard and I would not like to do it.”----- -------“We went to a modern room but it still had a TV that was smaller and wider than my TV. There was a video player with tapes inside. The shelf was wooden but had concrete bits in between. The table was a shark fin table it was made out of glass and metal. The legs were made out of metal shaped like shark’s fins.”------- -----

“My favourite part was in the modern room. There was a bedroom on top of the kitchen but I would not like it as I would have the bad cooking smells in my room. The sofas were really soft and comfy. I liked getting to touch the objects. On the way out we walked past lots of rooms and a church.”

---------- -----The boys were wonderfully behaved and learnt lots of new things. Many thanks to the parents who accompanied us on our trip; Mrs Moss, Mrs Hyman, Mrs Tang and Mrs Guttmann. Tower of London On 12th May the boys went on a trip to the Tower of London, as part of their studies about William the Conqueror and castles. These are a few of the interesting things they found out: “I saw lots of swords. How heavy they are depends on how big they are. The Queen has a sword with lots of jewels on the holder which is very small. Some swords were so heavy I don’t think I could lift them.”

---- ----“The Yeomen Warders do you not like the name of Beefeaters. Their job is to protect the Queen and they don’t like being known for eating lots of meat as part of their wages, when the poor people did not have much food.”---- -----“I liked going into the King’s bedroom. We got to see his shield , it has three lions on it. I also liked seeing the dragon. It was made out of lots of armour and chain metal and weapons. It also had rubies inside it.”

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Year 1 Trips & Activities “William the Conqueror built the White Tower in the 1070s . He made it out of stone and used it for protection. I liked seeing all the weapons and armour. The horses also had armour to keep them safe. I don’t think I would like to wear that because it would be very heavy.”---- -------------“I liked Queen Elizabeth the Second’s crown it has jewels such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds that sparkle like the sun. One of the diamonds is the biggest diamond and it comes from India, it is very beautiful. Queen Victoria had a very tiny crown which sits on top of the head and has lots of diamonds.”

“I liked everything about the Tower, we got to walk on the walls and could see Tower Bridge from them. They also had a display about the poppies which were put in the moat for soldiers. In the war the moat was used to grow vegetables.”----- -----------The boys had a wonderful day and received delightful comments about their participation behaviour from both the staff and members of the public. A big thank you to Mrs Hammond, Mrs Price, Mrs Jacobs and Mrs Kennedy who accompanied us on our trip. A fantastic day was had by all.

“A man brought lots of stuff to school. They were from the material groups, animals rocks, oil and plants. I got to hold a really cool type of crystal. I found out silk worms make silk when they are stressed.”

------ ----“The workshop was very funny, especially when boys got to dress up as rock boy, plant boy, animal boy and oil boy. We had to decide which material each object was made from and give them to the correct boys. I got to hold a really cool shell.”

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------- -------“Ranulf Flambard was the first person to be in prison in the Tower of London and also the first person to escape. His escape plan was to hold a big party with lots of wine. After the party the guards fell asleep from all the drinking. In a barrel he had hidden the rope and he climbed down, but the rope was not big enough and he fell and hoped for the best. Luckily he landed in a pile of poo.”

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Science Workshop On 19th January the boys from Year 1 had a workshop about materials. Here are some of the things they enjoyed: “I saw a very very big snake skin. It is lucky that it is one the snake had lost. If we answered questions we got points for our team, my team won.”------ -----“We looked at oil that came from the under the ground. I found out that it is used to make the plastic mask that-------- wore. You can also use it in cars and trucks.”

---- -------“I was interested to find out how we can use lots of parts of an animal. A pig’s ear can be used for dogs to chew on. We got to see an enormous animal horn.”------- -------“I had great fun listening to the rock band as all the instruments were made out of metal. It was tricky to play the trumpet but-----gave it a big blow.”---- ---------

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Year 1 Trips & Activities St Lawrence Church On 17th March the Year 1 boys went to visit St Lawrence Church in Canons Park. Here are a few of the things they discovered about the building and its interesting history:

“We got to see the organ that a very famous man called Handel played on. He was employed by the Duke of Chandos and composed a a special piece of music for him. Most organs are hidden on the side of the church but this one is in the middle.”

------ --------“We visited the church at Canons Park. The walls and ceiling were painted by two artists. One was from France and the other one was from Italy. We went up and sat in the Duke’s pew which had a fireplace. There were dog gates used for keeping out dogs that ran in if the doors were left open.”

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“In the mausoleum there were three statues. In the middle there was the Duke of Chandos. On the left side was his first wife and she died before the Duke died and then he married another lady and she is on the other side. The statues were made out of marble. Inside the stone is actually their bodies. The church was built 300 years ago, that means it is 300 years old and the Duke’s statue looks very funny because he was wearing Roman clothes.”--------- ---------“The Duke of Chandos restored St Lawrence Church. Many churches have seats but St Lawrence Church has pews. In the church the boys sat on the right side. The Duke of Chandos had a pew for him and his family. In the Duke’s pew on one side he had his body guards and on the other side he had his servants. The Duke’s pew had a fireplace but now they have blocked it off.”

“Inside the church at Canons Park the roof had been painted. The paint makes the ceiling look domed like seeing up to the sky. The mausoleum was colder than Antarctica because it had stone floors. The boys sat on one side of the pews and the girls sat on the other side.”------ ------Tractor Day On October 15th Year 1 had their Tractor Day at Canons Park. They were lucky to be able to explore the site and enjoy the sunny weather. Here are their highlights: “I played stuck in the mud and I played a catching game and we drew a map of Arnold House and I sat on a tractor.”

------- ----“It was fun going to Canons Park on the coach. I loved exploring Canons Park and really enjoyed doing P.E. there.”---- -----“I liked making a line of conkers. We went to the playground. I also liked sitting on the tractors, the grass cutter was the best one.”

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“A man told us all about the parts of the church. The pews are not very comfortable and tricky to see out of. One side was for the ladies and one for the men. The men’s side had hooks for their hats. They had to pay for their pews in olden days and those who did not pay sat on the floor like us.”

“We went for a walk in the woods. I kicked the leaves it was fun we listened to the birds and I saw a squirrel.”------ ------------

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“When we went to Canons Park we drew a map of how to get there. I went on the orange tractor.”------ -------

“I like collecting conkers with other boys. I like doing the P.E. and I like to going for a walk in the woods, we heard lots of birds.”

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Years 1&2 Workshops Shakespeare Workshop On 15th March the boys in Years 1&2 had their first taste of Shakespeare in a fun workshop by Freshwater Productions. The company brought Twelfth Night to life for the boys, exploring the plot, experimenting with the language and the boys took on a number of captivating characters from the play:

"I really enjoyed the workshop about Shakespeare. I especially found it funny when we learnt about the character called Bottom. The boy in the play did not know anything about Shakespeare in the beginning but learned lots, like me, by the end of the play.”------- ---------Kate Badenoch Year 2 Form Teacher

“The workshop was really funny. I got to be in a play. I was a person who had to pretend he was popular. The boys tricked me to do a silly walk and make silly faces because I loved the lady. Then I got locked up in jail. Everyone laughed at the play it was the comedy called Twelfth Night by Shakespeare.”---- -------------------

Maths Workshop We had another wonderful performance from Quantum theatre group; as a passionate mathematician I love that idea of exploring maths in different ways. The group performed The story of Capt’n Arf Inch to Years 1&2. Here are some of the boys’ thoughts: “I really enjoyed the maths play, we got to count crisps using tens and ones. I thought we were going to get to eat the crisps in the end but they went on the pirate ship.”

“There were a lots of fun songs in the maths workshop. We got to use a large hundred square to help us solve the problems on the screen. The lady had a clicker in her pocket to change the screen, which I thought was very clever.”---------- ---From the look on their faces in these photos I think the boys would agree that maths is fun. Patricia Legan Years 1-4 Maths Coordinator

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Year 2 Trips & Activities

• YEAR 2 • 12th November Victorian Day 26th January Science Workshop: Forces 3rd March Great Fire of London Workshop 15th March Shakespeare Workshop 12th May Science Workshop: Electricity 28th June Maths Workshop

Victorian Day On 12th November we went to Canons Park for a Victorian workshop which was run by a very nice lady called Mrs Brown. She taught us what it was like to live in Victorian times. The Queen in that time was Queen Victoria. If you had a jack-in-the-box you would be considered a rich family. Also in that time when you were ill there were no cures to make you better. I learnt that many people in London in that time were poor. I enjoyed the workshop as Mrs Brown was great fun. She showed us how to do lots of chores by hand and I really enjoyed polishing the silver.

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Great Fire of London Workshop On 3rd March, Year 2 went to Canons Park for a Great Fire of London Workshop. The boys learnt about everyday life in Pudding Lane, how the fire started, the frantic escape, Samuel Pepys and how the city was rebuilt: “At the Great Fire of London workshop I learnt that water pistols and buckets of water weren’t strong enough to stop the fire. My favourite part was to shake around like fire. We went close together and put our hands in the shape of a triangle to pretend to be houses bunched up together. We also pretended to put the fire out. The fire was put out by blowing up all the houses.”

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Year 2 Trips & Activities Forces Workshop On 26th January, Year 2 took part in a science workshop about forces. The visiting speaker from CREW presented an interactive session about forces pulling and pushing, exploring which forces fitted into each group by undertaking a series of investigations: “At the workshop we were in teams. I was in the red team,-------- was our captain. -- was the other captain on the blue team! -------- ----- was Sir Isaac Newton, he did the laws of forces. I went on the skateboard of doom. It was a bit scary but I did well. ---- threw a giant ball at--- and it was funny. We were Chelsea the other team were Arsenal. No one scored.--- played loop the loop monkey. Ferdie did a rocket and---did too. Miss Badenoch was the moon lady. We saw---------- beep a horn, it was funny. ------- ---- -------- and------ ----- tried to pop it, but they didn’t. The blue team won. ---- and------ did a bucket slip.”

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“In our workshop we made a circuit with insulators and conductors. If the electricity hit an insulator it would block it from going through to the buzzer. At the end we managed to get it to the buzzer. We also learnt that to make lightning the clouds had to rub together, because in clouds there are tiny bits of rain. Then it would create a lot of friction and lightning. Also I learnt that there are different types of lightning, like fork lightning and sheet lightning.”

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Electricity Workshop On 12th May, Year 2 took part in an interactive science workshop about electricity. From lightning to friction, batteries to conductors, the boys were able to explore the true understanding of the essence of electricity and what life may have been like before its existence: “At the electricity workshop the man brought a robot. At the beginning he asked us some questions about electricity. Then we played a game of mains powered and battery powered things. On the first round it was battery powered and I was a boy driving a car. Then it was mains powered and I was a fan and a washing machine. Then we learnt about how it reaches a house. First water turns a wheel, which turns another wheel of copper, then it turns into electricity. I was a wire. Then it got a boost and it goes through a cave. Out of the end it gets weakened. Then a blocker will stop the electricity if it is too powerful. Then it powers our stuff where we need it. Then Frank, his friend, came and asked us about lightning. He was impressed at how much we knew.”

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Years 1&2 Drama Review

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hat a drama-filled year it’s been for Years 1&2 as we’ve seen some exciting and hair-raising performances. The year started with a joint Harvest Festival, in which the boys performed amusing and carefully learnt poems as a year group and sung, (with gusto) related songs. The end of the Christmas term showcased our Nativity play ‘Hey Ewe!’, a story about a curious sheep who was eager to greet the newborn baby Jesus. The sheep, played by ------ ----- (Year 1) and ---- -------------

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(Year 2) were two of the most inquisitive and enthusiastic sheep the audience had ever seen. The summer play ‘James and the Giant Peach’ pushed both year groups’ acting skills to even greater heights with a story filled with hailstone-wielding cloudmen, downright horrid aunts and uncles, an eclectic array of humorous bugs and, at the centre of it all, a gracious and loveable ------ (----- ----------- - Year 1 and --------------- - Year 2).

Alongside these awe-inspiring productions, the boys have also experienced a showstopping Shakespeare play, as well as spending many lessons honing their skills, as was evident in their final performances. Keep your eyes peeled in the West End for boys in bright red blazers and caps taking the stage! Sarah Mackay & Kate Badenoch Years 1&2 Form Teachers


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Year 3 Trips & Activities • YEAR 3 • 18th October London Zoo 9th May Lord’s

London Zoo On Thursday 18th October, Year 3 went on a trip to the zoo. We left Arnold House at 9:45am and arrived fifteen minutes later. When we got to the zoo the first thing we saw was the macaques (monkeys) and there was a cute baby that was eating bamboo which we were lucky to have seen. While we were entering the monkeys we saw a bird called a lilac breasted roller, it was amazingly colourful. Next we saw the koalas and there was also a baby gorilla and mum, it was really cute. On our way to the tigers we saw the camels. Later that day we saw the tigers when they were eating meat. We passed a few other animals on our way to have lunch in Barclay Court. After lunch we went to see the ‘Animals in Action’ show. We saw ferrets – you can bend them completely in half! A few seconds later we went to see the pygmy hippos and everyone found it really smelly. We saw the giraffes from really close up, one of them stuck his head over the fence and stole some of the zebra’s food! Soon we went to see the Rainforest animals. One of the zookeepers gave us a spotter sheet and my partner and I found all of the animals on the sheet.

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In our Rainforest lesson, we had to find all of the animals on the sheet in pairs. I was in a pair with ---- -------- gave --- binoculars and a thermometer and she gave me a pen and a sheet. We saw titi monkeys, a pope cardinal bird, a two-toed sloth, a salmonpink bird-eating spider, hissing cockroaches, sea snails, piranhas, emperor tamarins and golden lion monkey tamarins. I liked the two-toed sloth. We even learnt a fact about the two-toed sloth; they move very slowly and when they do green algae grows on their skin!

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Year 3 Trips & Activities When we were in the Media Centre, we saw Stuart Broad, the best English bowler, bowling. I estimated that he was bowling about 100 mph (no wonder the batsman needed a helmet!) After the media centre we went to watch the game from the stands. It was very sunny (unlike today because it is bucketing down). I was sitting next to ---- (on my left) and--- (on my right). The Nottinghamshire v Middlesex game was very interesting and complicated, even a bit confusing! Then we went to the museum and saw the real Ashes Trophy!” ------- -------

Trip to Lord’s On Monday 9th May Year 3 went to Lord’s Cricket Ground. “First we went the Media Centre where the journalists and commentators sit. We got a very good view of the game and could see what was going on. It was Nottinghamshire versus Middlesex. We saw a few journalists working. The seats were very comfy!

“My favourite bit was the cricket nets. James, who was teaching us, is my coach at South Hampstead Cricket Club.------was my partner. We did bowling and you had to try and hit the cone.------ and----were partners next to us. We all hit the cone once. Then we had to roll it to each other. Afterwards we played racing cricket. You had to hit the ball (or miss it) and run. In the first innings we got 10 runs. They got an amazing 14 runs! It was annoying that they kept hitting it in one place and no one was good at catching. Then we got lots of runs (13) so we had 23 runs altogether. They had 10 runs to win. In their innings, I took 3 catches and two run-outs. Everyone told

me that I was the star player. I had scored 6 runs. Our opponents only got 5 runs so they finished on 19 runs. We also went to the Media Centre. Stuart Broad, was bowling he was so fast! We saw someone called Jeff and he was an England player. We also met Mike Gatting, the former England Captain! In the museum I saw Shane Warne’s top – the famous off-spinner who took more than 300 wickets!”-------- --------As well as visiting the Lord’s Media Centre, the museum, Royal Tennis courts, the boys also had a chance to meet some famous cricketers including: Mike Gatting, David Lloyd from the Sky Sports commentary team and former England player and coach, Andy Flower, originally from Zimbabwe who also was England coach, Graham Thorpe ex player and now England batting coach, Geoff Miller - spin bowler for England and formerly a selector. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Yulia Boyarin & Lizzie Jones Year 3 Form Teachers

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Year 4 Trips & Activities

• YEAR 4 • 7th October Verulamium 22nd June Barnes Wetlands Centre

Verulamium On 7th October 2015 we went to Verulamium. The coach drive was about an hour long. First we went to see an excavation of a Roman villa. It was beautiful! I liked the shiny red, green, beige and blue mosaics on the floor. In the handling session there where many items that we could touch such as neckrings, plates, pots, wooden flutes and pans (which were very heavy). In the museum there were numerous interesting items to see including baby and adult skeletons, fantastic mosaic patterns, vases, shiny glasses and construction sites. We also took part in a number of activities making our own mosaic patterns and dressing up as Romans which was lots of fun.

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Year 4 Trips & Activities Barnes Wetlands Centre We had been learning about pond life in Science as preparation for getting the most out of a trip to The Wetlands Centre. When we arrived each class was given a guide and an assistant. Our guide asked us about the kinds of pond life we were familiar with and he helped us categorise the creatures we mentioned. For example there were groups of insects, crustaceans, worms and amphibians.

result in us collecting muddy deposits. My group collected a mayfly nymph and a three spined stickleback. We identified these from a chart we were given which had various classifications of pond life. The most interesting fact I learned (and there were many!) was that a blood worm is actually an insect and not a worm as its name suggests. Blood worms are the larvae of insects called midges.

This was by far the best school trip I’ve been on because it combined fun, learning, being outdoors and teamwork. I returned to school, tired but happy!

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We were then allowed to actually do some pond dipping which was the highlight of my day. We were split up into four groups and we each used a different pond. We used small short nets and dipped them carefully into the water without scraping the bottom of the pond which would only

Volcanoes This year, we made volcanoes out of different materials for a science project. Some boys used expanding foam, papiermâché, clay and other materials. My volcano was made from old newspaper and it took me around four days to make. A few days later we had fun erupting them in class. We

erupted them by mixing bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and red food colouring to make a chemical reaction. Lots of photos were taken and the eruptions were put into QR codes which were displayed outside the Year 4 classrooms. This was my favourite project of all in Year 4.

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Year 3 Drama Review Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies This year the Year 3 production took us to the depths of Sherwood Forest, with a merry musical where good battled against, well the not quite so good, but everything worked out happily in the end! The play ended up being a fairly mammoth ensemble production with a running time of almost an hour but, as ever, the boys loved the challenge and relished our rehearsals. They even got to reprise their fantastic performance at Canons Park, and perform again to Years 1 to 6. Maybe next year we will even go on tour!

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As ever, the Year 3 boys took charge of props and organised themselves brilliantly on the stage. They loved the comedy and fun in the play and hopefully by the time the production was staged, got at least most of the jokes! Ultimately, the production became a unique event, as additional music was added and lines were altered to suit our needs. Superb team work ensured things went smoothly through the preparation and onto show night. Lizzie Jones and Netti Denes, showed their skill at organising props and costumes respectively, and Yuliya Boyarin was in charge of all the necessary logistics. We were delighted to have technical help from ------ ---------- once again and Tricia Legan used her lighting skills to transport us to Sherwood.

The boys quickly picked up the catchy songs and as always loved their music lessons with the talented Lydia Dupont who also led the live band which provided such superb musical support for the boys during the performance. We finished the play with the feel-good Reach for the Stars, and, watching the boys singing their hearts out in a wonderful moment of togetherness, I knew they could see the audience’s delighted faces and truly feel they had done their best to make Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies a smash hit! Rachel Lovell Year 3 Form Teacher


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Year 4 Drama Review Treasure Island We were all very excited when we first heard that the Year 4 play was going to be Treasure Island. During our next few music lessons we practised our pirate voices some were better than others. When we had mastered the pirate voices we moved on to learning some of the songs including Treasure and What Shall We Do With Long John Silver. We also started talking about the play and discussing how we were going to perform.

Finally the big day arrived, Mrs Dupont had finished writing the script and had cast the play. Both Year 4 classes had a double music lesson together to find out who we were playing and to have the first read-through. There were thirty six boys in total so Mrs Dupont had to create some new characters. These included the New Recruits – non pirates attempting to be real pirates but their posh voices let them down, and The Eight Mates – men sitting at the bar of The Admiral Benbow Inn, cracking jokes. I was playing one of the New Recruits called Roger! He’s a bit of a wimp.

After the Easter break, we went to Canons Park for our first full rehearsal. We were really excited about the play. On the night itself there were lots of laughs and everyone really enjoyed themselves. It was such a fun experience for us. We might even win an Olivier!

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Year 5 Trips & Activities

• YEAR 5 • 16th November British Museum: Roman Britain 12th January Europa Centre 3rd - 6th May Teamwork Week, Devon 28th June St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

to Arnold House. I enjoyed the trip very much and especially enjoyed having the chance to practise my French.

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Europa Centre On the 12th of January all the Year 5 boys went to the Europa Centre with Madame Ferhaoui, Madame Stones, Mr Russell and Mr Lewis. The train journey took 1 hour and 15 minutes. We ate our lunch on the train. When we entered the Europa Centre we were met by a lady called Marie Nicole who worked there. We were taken into a room where the other members of staff, who came from different francophone countries joined us. We were given a booklet and a credit card which also indicated our group. We were divided into groups of 4 or 5 boys: I was with ------ -------- and -------- We went to the fruit and vegetable market, bakery, butcher, pharmacy, clothes shop, doctor and the cinema. At these shops we had to talk French at all times. We also had to buy a pretend object and communicate with the shopkeeper. We had to write down all the details. Afterwards we were allowed to spend our £2 in the Europa Café where we could choose a crêpe, a croissant or a pain au chocolat and some orange juice. Then we watched a very funny puppet show about a man called Guignole. In this show, Guignole received a book, pencils and a telephone for his birthday. A thief came and stole Guignole’s presents, then the police came and tried to find the thief. Eventually they found him. He gave the presents back and everybody sang ‘Joyeux anniversaire’ to Guignole. At the end we left the Europa Centre and came back by train

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"I enjoyed going to the Europa Centre because you were able to buy clothes and food in French. I would definitely recommend it. It was fun!"--------- -----"We went to the Europa Centre to speak French around a pretend town full of shops. I really enjoyed buying some food ‘à la boucherie’. I had a fantastic time."

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"My trip to the Europa Centre was fun. I bought lots of food in French and I enjoyed going to ‘l’épicerie’. I bought ‘des biscuits au chocolats’ and I paid with a credit card. It was a great experience."------ -------"The trip to Europa Centre was interesting. I walked around a French made up town and I spoke French the whole time."------- -----"I liked the Europa Centre because you learnt about French shops and it was very realistic."

-------- -------- --------"My trip to the Europa Centre was great. I loved the puppet show ‘Guignole’ and his unfortunate birthday! I also loved buying food in French."----- ---------"In my visit to the Europa Centre, I enjoyed the puppet show in French and I was happy to learn different French words about food, clothes and medicine. I loved buying sausages and meat even though it was not real!"---------- -----"I liked the trip to the Europa Centre because I spoke French and learnt a lot about asking for food or clothes. My favourite part was when we went to the café and bought some real French food."--- -----------"I liked the trip to the Europa Centre because I liked the way they had replicated a French village." ------ -----------

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Year 5 Trips & Activities at the beautiful domed roof with its image of Jesus blessing those below, surrounded by his 12 Apostles. They also enjoyed seeing the many beautiful images adorning all areas of the cathedral.

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completing his military service. We were horrified to learn that the Romans and the Britons used curse tablets to punish their enemies! Apparently many of them were found in the sacred spring of Sulis Minerva in Bath and in a sanctuary of Mercury at Uley in Gloucestershire. It was a very interesting trip and we saw and heard many new things.

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Roman Britain: The British Museum In Year 5 we begin learning Latin but not many of us knew that half of spoken English is actually Latin and that the Romans occupied England for almost 400 years! Because Roman Britain is a large part of our history and culture, Year 5 went to the British Museum on16th November to find out more about it. We first attended an interactive presentation where we discussed buildings, roads, religion and writing in Iron Age and Roman Britain. We looked at objects that give evidence about Romanisation in Britain after the Roman conquest and we discussed to what extent the Romans had influenced Britain, or if at all.

St Sophia, Greek Orthodox Cathedral Year 5 enjoyed a fascinating trip to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bayswater. As we entered the cathedral Mr Hill and Miss Panaretou explained what is depicted in many of the images that can be found there. Inside Mr Turpie and Fr Theonas talked about some of the features of the cathedral and its history. The boys marvelled

We then visited some of the Roman Britain Galleries of the Museum where we saw some of the Vindolanda tablets, which contain letters and military documents from a Roman community near Hadrian’s Wall. We looked at funerary stones and read the names, ages and professions of the people who had died. We loved the equipment of the Roman legionary, the leather calligae (military boots) with the hob-nails on the sole were so well preserved! We also saw many coins with many different emperors on them and we also got to hold a Roman wax tablet and a stylus and we practised writing on it! There were Roman milestones, brought all the way from Wales and military diplomas, inscribed on bronze, which gave citizenship to a soldier after 67


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Years 5&6 Trip to Devon

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or almost a week at the beginning of May, Years 5&6 decamped to the Manor House Hotel at Okehampton in Devon to immerse themselves in various activities aimed at developing teamwork skills (for Year 5) and Leadership skills (for Year 6). The Year 5s participated in gorge scrambling, fishing, bushcraft, archery, pistol shooting, body boarding, cycling, team-building exercises and a whole raft of sporting activities. There was an excellent spirit within the Year 5 group of boys and everyone participated fully in everything that was on offer. On return to London every boy received a trips commendation; the lowest category was Silver, with many boys

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receiving a coveted Gold award showing just how cooperative the group was. Three Men of the Week were highlighted: ---------------- ---- ------------ and-------- -------The Year 6s built upon what they had learnt during the previous year's Teamwork course, with a new selection of activities providing the vehicle for the development of Leadership skills. This time activities included wakeboarding, mountain biking, windsurfing, raft building, kayaking, gorge scrambling, surfing, rifle shooting, climbing and initiative exercises. The Year 6s were also excellent company. Their positivity impressed the external instructors and also

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Years 5&6 Trip to Devon “Gorge walking was an amazing new sport for me. I loved doing the jump Big Daddy. The surfing was fun because we got to stand up and the hotel’s bacon sandwiches were great; I had one every day!”

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“I enjoyed all the activities but my favourite part was the gorge walking because we got to climb through freezing cold water and on slippery rocks. It was so hard to get into our wetsuits!”-------- -------“My favourite activity was gorge walking because it was very hard and fun and the water was freezing, which made it harder. It was like rock climbing but with huge amounts of freezing water pouring from the top of the rocks.“------ -------“The activity I most enjoyed on the Devon trip was when we went out surfing; the waves were massive!“----- ----------------

“I really enjoyed the gorge scrambling and I am proud that I was able to jump off the Big Daddy.”------ ----------“I enjoyed the surfing as the waves were huge!”---- -------------“Pistol shooting was a new experience and is harder than it looks!”----- -------“Wakeboarding was exciting as I was able to go really fast!”-------- --------“The golf courses were immaculate, I couldn’t believe there were so many in one spot!”------ ----------

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Year 6 Trips & Activities • YEAR 6 • 28th & 29th September Europa Centre 20th November British Museum: Greek Myths 7th January London Transport Museum 20th January Goodnight Mr Tom 3rd - 6th May Leadership Week, Devon 23rd May Bentley Priory Museum

"At the Europa Centre, I liked the clothes shop and the market but my favourite was the café. I liked the café because you could buy real food. I had ‘une crêpe au chocolat’ and ‘un jus d’orange’. It was really nice."

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"The Europa Centre was fun because you had to look for pieces of a jigsaw to make an animal. Also, in the café we had to order a French drink and some food in French."

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Year 6 Trips & Activities ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ On the 20th January Year 6 went to see the ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ theatre production at the Duke of York’s Theatre. We left School at half-past nine, we took the tube to the Piccadilly Theatre. First there was a workshop which was split into two sections: ‘How to become a character when we are doing a production’ and ‘What actors do to help them’. After a small snack, we had the second workshop. The second workshop started off with some exercises on how you can tell how actors are feeling by their body language, even if they are not speaking. We then were shown how to spot the very important details that give a production its own unique twist.

Britain, and single-handedly saved the world from, as some would say, extinction - or at least dictatorship! Year 6 then had their snacks and went to learn some more, in my case about the history of Bentley Priory and Sir Hugh Dowding, with a great chap called Russell. I particularly enjoyed the film about the Battle of Britain. Content with our acquired knowledge we set off to Canons Park for games.

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After lunch we walked from the Piccadilly Theatre to the Duke of York’s Theatre on St Martin’s Lane. When we arrived at the theatre, we were given our tickets and sat down. The show started five minutes later. The actors, from the start, were amazing, and after the interval they were just as good. They put so much effort and emotion into it that they made it feel like it was real. A big thank you to Miss Hall for organising the trip, it was really fun, everybody really enjoyed it.

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Transport for London-Safety and Citizenship In January, Year 6 went to the London Transport Museum with Mr Cox, Mr Matthews, Madame Ferhaoui and Mr Russell to learn about safety and citizenship. The programme was put together by the London borough of Westminster, where our school is located. It was very important as we live in London. We were put into groups of five with people from another school. We did seven different sessions. The first thing our group did was watch a video about internet safety. It was about a 10 year old girl putting up a huge sign with a picture of her and all of her personal information like where she lives, her age, her Facebook account and her email address. She even left the door to her house open. We learnt about the issues of social media like Facebook and Instagram. You have to be 13 to have an account with Facebook and Instagram. We now know how to report abuse. 71


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Secondly, we learnt about First Aid. We were told to fill in a sheet about how much we knew about First Aid. We did an activity pretending that one person had split their arm open so the other person had to get a piece of cloth, wrap it round the wound and apply pressure. This would be useful if someone was hurt and there was no adult present. Thirdly, we learnt about travelling on the tube and how to keep safe. Fourthly we learnt about travelling on a bus and how to use your Zip Oyster card. It is important where you stand on a bus or tube. Fifthly we learnt about fire safety in our homes from the London Fire Brigade. We were told to put the back of our hands on the door handle to see if it is hot or cold. If it is cold you can go out and shout that there is a fire, get out of the house and call 999. Sixthly we had police training. We role-played that we needed the police. This involved someone taking a mobile phone and then what we should do. It is very common in London that people walk around using their mobile phones and they are taken especially when they are texting. It is important we do not run after the person as this is dangerous. And lastly we learnt about the dangers of crossing roads in London as this is a big problem for young people. We learnt how to cross the road between parked cars which is important as often we can’t always see over big cars.

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Greek Myths: The British Museum The boys of Year 6 went to the British Museum last November, where they attended a workshop about Greek Pottery and Mythology. The organisers gave an interactive presentation, explaining how to spot the difference between Herakles, Athena and Hermes, how to work out what is going on and how the Greeks told a story using pictures. The boys were able see that Athena usually carries a shield with Medusa’s head and a spear or wears the aegis and to recognise Heracles carrying a club and wearing the skin of the Nemean lion. We visited some of the galleries where we studied pots that told the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, several of Heracles’ labours, Odysseus’s wanderings and Achilles’s exploits in Troy. All of the boys were excited to find out that they were able to use the visual clues they had been taught and work out the stories on the vases. Christina Aristidou Latin


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he theme for the Years 5&6 drama performances this year was Greek legends and stories. We took a step back in time to the beginnings of drama and explored the same stories that inspired the first ever professional playwrights in ancient Greece. 5C experimented with a well-known story from mythology, 'The Beast in the Basement', which concerns the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. The story ends tragically and just like all Greek tragedies, it mixes good with bad and happiness with sadness, sending timeless messages that mortal lives will always contain both. 5G experimented with a well-known ancient comedy, 'Lysistrata', otherwise known as 'The War of the Sexes', written by Aristophanes. The purpose of ancient Greek comedy was twofold: to entertain the audience, but also to puzzle them, by making them profoundly consider (or “philosophize”, as the Greeks would say), everything that was going on in the city

"It has been tremendous fun from the first tentative auditions, to the dress rehearsals and beyond. Some of us have had the new experience of playing women and needless to say, there have been some hilarious moments."---- -------"This is our first attempt at a play without music and songs to help it along, and so, we have all had more lines to learn. It has been quite a challenge but I think we have all really enjoyed it."----------- -------"In our play I played soldier 4. There were 5 other soldiers. I enjoyed the play because everyone got quite a few lines. It was funny and I thank Dr Aristidou."------- -------

of Athens; this would include democracy, politics, the laws of the city and finally war and Athens’ relationships with other cities. All plays, whether they were tragedies or comedies, sent out messages, in a subtle or blunt way, giving the people food for thought, whilst challenging laws and customs. 6M boys collaborated on a tragic story from Homer’s Iliad, 'Unbelievable Cassandra', which takes place at the end of the Trojan War. The Trojans bring into their town a gift left on the beach by the enemy. But even though Cassandra and Poseidon’s priest warn the Trojans not to accept gifts from the enemy, they do not listen and catastrophe follows. After the Iliad, came the Odyssey where Homer narrates the adventures of Odysseus, one of the most important Greek heroes in the Trojan War, who thought up the wooden horse that led to Troy’s fall. The boys in 6F worked on the story of 'Odysseus and the Cyclops', where Odysseus and his comrades are confined in the

"I played the part of Lampito in the play. She is part of the Lysistratas’s group who want their husbands to cancel the wars and I really enjoyed being part of the play."

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Cyclops’ cave and try to find a way out of it. Their attempt ends up in blinding the Cyclops, who was the son of Poseidon, the sea god. Enraged with Odysseus’ act, Poseidon makes Odysseus’ life miserable causing more adventures and calamities to befall Odysseus and his comrades. Drama educates people and helps cultivate rounded personalities. Through our plays this year, I believe that boys gained a memorable experience not only by learning about ancient Greek drama, but also, and perhaps more importantly, by gaining a first-hand knowledge and understanding of what real acting demands and how much effort, skill, cooperation and coordination is needed from everyone in order to put on a great performance. I am extremely pleased with the effort and the energy that the boys put into their performances and the appreciation of the audiences was thoroughly deserved. Christina Aristidou Head of Drama

"I really enjoyed doing this play. I loved my role as Odysseus and I enjoyed acting. One of the reasons I think I enjoyed this play so much is because it is the first play in which I haven’t been a narrator (hence my joy for acting!)" ---- ----"This was a really fun event and it gave us all a chance to perform in front of an audience. I was a sheep and even though I had no lines I enjoyed acting like an animal. This play was really well directed and it was a great experience for us and the audience."

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Year 7 Trips & Activities • YEAR 7 • 1st February British Museum: Persian Wars 10th – 11th March Paris 27th – 29th April Dorset 6th May Ludi Scaenici 17th May Orienteering & Maths, Hampstead Heath

Paris DAY 1: On the 10th March 2016 at 6:15 am, Year 7 met at St Pancras Station, ready to get on the Eurostar. The journey took about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Once we reached Paris, we set off to the Musée D’Orsay. This is a beautiful art gallery which used to be a train station. The gallery contains the works of artists like Renoir, Van Gogh and even Monet’s water lily paintings. We all sketched some of this stunning art, whilst admiring the beautiful decor. After that we headed off to the Stade de France, where we had a very interesting tour. We learnt lots of interesting facts, such as the stadium can hold 60,000 people, and it can be used not just for football, but also for athletics, rugby and more! We got to have a warm-up session in the players’ warm up room and we also got to sit in the stands. Finally, we got to go on to the edge of the pitch, which gave us a panoramic view of the stadium. Next, we went for dinner at Montmartre, where you can find the highest point in Paris. We had chicken and chips, followed by ice cream. Afterwards, we all had our caricature or portrait done in Artist’s Square. A caricature is a funny portrait of yourself. I had my caricature done. The final thing we did that day was go to the Sacré Coeur. This church is the highest point in Paris, and was built to 76

commemorate the people who died in the Commune, a disastrous event. It also contains the largest mosaic in Europe. The building is made out of a special type of limestone which, when it touches rain, creates a chemical reaction keeping the stone white. As well as this, the beauty and magnificence of the church makes it feel very holy. You feel very humbled as you walk around. I wish I could have spent more time there, as it made me feel very special to be allowed there. After a long day, we headed to our hotel to go to bed. DAY 2: After breakfast at our hotel we went to see the Tour Montparnasse. We were all astonished at how big it was. We went up the lift to the inside platform. Then Miss Hall took us up to the viewing platform. The view from up there was amazing. One could see the whole of Paris. After that we went back down to the inside platform where some people went gift shopping. Next we went to Notre Dame. My favourite thing on the outside was the carving of Judgement Day. We had to draw three pictures inside Notre Dame. I drew Jesus, a bishop and Saint Thérèse. I really liked how ornate everything was. There were lots of opportunities to light candles to give thanks to God or to remember someone precious to you who had passed away. There was also beautiful singing by some nuns. Then we went for lunch, where we ate Croque Monsieur followed by crêpes. After lunch we made our way to the River Seine to go on a boat trip. It was a ‘Bateau Mouche’, which means ‘fly boat’. Originally these boats were used for transporting rubbish down the river. There was a speaker who told us what we were seeing out the window. I decided to do some drawing as well. When we got back to the port we walked to the Tour Eiffel. There happened to be a car show there so we spent a few minutes looking at the cars. Then we went to play a very rough, rule-free version of football in the park under the Eiffel Tower. We did that

for about an hour, then we went to the Arc de Triomphe. We had to go through a special underpass to get to it because there was no crossing on the Champs Elysées, which is the road that surrounds it. There was a fire burning in the middle of the arch, which is part of a ceremony to commemorate those who died in the world wars. There were several military veterans standing around. The arch is immense and it has many of the battles Napoleon won carved on it. Finally, we went by coach to the Eurostar. We both ate macarons before we got on! All in all, it was a fantastic trip, which was well worth going on. We would like to thank Madame Ferhaoui for organising the trip, Miss Hall and Mr Wilkins for supervising, Sean for driving our coach, and Vivienne for the interesting information on the journeys to the different places we went to.

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Orienteering During the summer term the whole of Y7 went to Hampstead Heath with Mr Gleeson, Mr Lutyens, Mr Russell and Mr Wilson. We

were split into different groups with 3 or 4 per group. We were given maps and clues to where eight controls were around the Heath. We had to find as many as possible

in the hour that we had. The winners would get a prize. I had heaps of fun and I learnt a lot about map reading and navigation.

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Year 7 Trips & Activities Ludi Scaenici: Stage Games at Westminster Under School For the first time this year we were invited to join the Westminster Under School Latin Play Competition. The event was held on May 6th in the theatre-style hall of Westminster Under School and was attended by Newton Prep, Queen’s College, Dragon School, Haberdashers’ Aske’s for Girls, Westminster Under School, and of course our wonderful boys of the Year 7 Drama Club. Each school had to perform a six-minute play in Latin. We chose to perform a comic-version of the story of Pyramus & Thisbe. The story is told in Ovid’s 'Metamorphoses' and was embedded by Shakespeare in his play 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' and it also inspired him to write 'Romeo and Juliet'. Pyramus and Thisbe were two young Babylonians who lived next to each other and fell in love. Unfortunately their families hated each other, so the two youngsters communicated through a crack in the wall. They decided to elope and arranged to meet outside the city walls. While Thisbe waited for Pyramus under a mulberry tree, a bloody-jawed lioness approached Thisbe who ran away leaving her shawl behind. When Pyramus arrived, he found the shawl and believing Thisbe to be dead, he stabbed himself. When Thisbe returned, she found Pyramus dying. In desperation, she stabbed herself with Pyramus’s sword. According to the legend, the white berries of the mulberry tree were stained red with the blood of the tragic lovers. The competition was tough and all the schools had put together imaginative and interesting productions. We narrowly missed first place to the girls of Queen’s College who performed “Achilles Celatus”, a play they had written about Thetis’s (Achilles’s mother) efforts to prevent Achilles joining the Trojan war by dressing him as a girl and hiding him on the island of Skyros. The judges loved our play and although in the past they had only named the winner, they thought the Arnold House boys’ effort was so good that they nominated them as the runners-up. ------ ------ was 78

magnificent as Thisbe and ----- ------ was very strong as Pyramus. ------ ------- played the part of the poet Ovid and framed the play beautifully. -------- -------- as the Wall, together with ------- ------- who played the statue of king Ninus, delivered very funny interventions. ---- --------

------ -- -------------- ------ ------- -------------and -------- ------ were very convincing as Pyramus’s and Thisbe’s parents.---------------- was very brave to step in to play as the mulberry tree as we were one man down on the day! The judges praised the boys’ performance, especially their ability to memorise a good deal of Latin, annunciate it clearly and act with conviction and confidence. On a personal level, I was tremendously happy to see the boys enjoying themselves in rehearsals and absorbing so much language. They learned while having fun and this is the greatest prize of all! Many thanks to Dr Aristidou and Mr Moss-Marks for supporting the undertaking! Sophia Panaretou Head of Classics

British Museum: Persian Wars On Monday 1st February the Y7 Greek Class went on a very informative trip to the British Museum. We met our host for the day who gave us our brief. We were to pretend that we were Athenians living in 487 BC and we dressed up in tunics. He also gave us a recap on the Persian Wars, especially the Battle of Marathon, testing our knowledge. We then pretended to travel from Athens to Persepolis (which would have taken 90 days) to meet the king of the Persian Empire, King Darius. We reached the Persian area of the British Museum, which was meant to be the palace of King Darius and we looked around at some of the artefacts, such as elaborate jewellery and stone engravings. A man dressed up as King Darius arrived and we discussed various battles of the time and also the strengths and weaknesses of the Persian Empire. Once we had talked we went back to the learning room and took off the tunics. We then discussed the two different cultures and the perception that each had of the other. Among the objects on display we saw was the so-called “Cyrus Cylinder”, a small clay cylinder inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian King Cyrus the Great (559-530 BC) after he captured Babylon in 539 BC. It is often referred to as the first bill of human rights as it appears to encourage freedom of worship throughout the Persian Empire and to allow deported people to return to their homelands. It was found in Babylon, now in modern Iraq, in 1879 during a British Museum excavation and has been on display ever since. All in all, it was a very good trip and was great fun. I would like to thank Miss Panaretou and Dr Aristidou.

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Year 7 Trips & Activities Dorset On April 27th, Year 7 went to Dorset on a Geography Field Trip. Before we went, in class we made a hypothesis which we needed to prove true or false. After a four hour journey on the coach which had some unexpected troubles, we arrived at the amazing Swanage Bay. We were instructed by the teachers to find something to eat in one of the local restaurants or shops. We split up into groups of four and had lunch for 45 minutes. After lunch, we went onto the beach at Swanage where Mr Stones, our Geography teacher, informed us about what we were going to do during our time in Dorset. It all sounded very professional though it was confusing getting used to our surroundings which seemed vastly different from the busy city-life of London.

Next, we were split up into groups to do the first section of the project, the Beach Profile, Percolation Rate, Environmental Survey and People Count at Swanage Bay. After this, we went back to the coach and we made our way down to our hotel. For all of us, this was the most exciting part of the trip, as everyone found out where they would be sleeping and eating. As we walked through the entrance, we sat and listened to a quick safety presentation which the hotel had pre-prepared. We were then sent into our rooms, divided into groups consisting of two to five people. Once we had unpacked and settled in, we were given a choice of fun activities to do at the hotel. We could either swim, play football, play snooker, karaoke, or just chill in the lobby. We then went to bed.

On the second day, we woke up and had breakfast at the cafeteria. After this we got changed and set off to Durdle Door. There, we carried out the same work that we had at Swanage and after a great morning, we went to Lulworth Cove. This amazing cove offered stunning views and the weather was very sunny and hot. We then went back to the hotel and did more activities similar to the previous evening and then went to bed. On the final day, we went on a very long walk to Old Harry Rocks. Finally, we walked to Stair Hole for a final meal before our driver took us back to Arnold House. Overall, our trip was a great success and we all learned so much and had a great time. Many thanks to Mr Stones, Mrs Ruda and Mr Russell for looking after us in Dorset for three Days.

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Year 7 Shakespeare Schools Festival

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he first minute I found out that we were going to be performing 'Henry the Fifth', my heart jumped into my throat! This is because it is my favourite Shakespeare play. After we were told we went straight to Mr Moss-Marks’s room. We watched probably the best speech that has been written by Shakespeare, the ‘Crispin’s Day’ speech. This simply inspired me to get involved straight away and I immediately signed up and auditioned for Henry. Although I wasn’t cast as Henry (I played the Duke of Exeter) I was still as keen and involved and often shared my ideas for the play with Mr Moss-Marks. However, the real fun didn’t start until Year 7. Our first rehearsal was on the 14th September 2015, but the performance was on the 20th October – five weeks later! We had very little time to get the play learnt, but luckily it was an abridged version lasting just thirty minutes as opposed to over two hours! At first the rehearsals were a bit slow, but we gained more momentum after a couple of weeks. After we all realised that we had to make rehearsals longer, I got back home at around 6pm every Monday.

My part, the Duke of Exeter, is Henry’s uncle and right hand man. The Duke of Exeter is also the king’s most trusted advisor. I think this part really suited me because, like him, I like to be in charge and am fairly bossy! But in a way my character is a bit of a villain. This is because Exeter commands the hanging of the character Bardolph (played by ---------------or ‘one Pardolph’ said by Fluellen (played by

Theatre (which is where we were to perform). There we performed the first three scenes and the workshop teachers gave us some advice. Their advice was really helpful and inspiring. The build-up to the play in the last few weeks was very tense. I think it was amazing that we had prepared a play in just over a month.

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On the actual day, we were just about ready for the performance. We first had a tech rehearsal, where the lighting box rehearsed all the tech points (sound and lighting). After the tech rehearsal we ran the whole play in front of another school, who were performing Romeo and Juliet. After they watched our play we watched theirs. It was interesting to see what they had done with their abridged play and how they used their costumes, sound and props.

King Henry was played by my friend, --------------- and he did a very good job! He remembered all his one hundred and sixty nine lines on top of all our Year 7 homework and acted very well. About half way through the first half of the Michaelmas term we went to Stratford Upon-Avon. This is where Shakespeare was born, lived and died. There we did a workshop studying the play of 'Henry the Fifth' and this really helped our understanding of this complicated work. Later that day we saw the full play at the theatre, and I have to say it was amazing, I wish I could see it again. The actors and direction were truly inspiring. Along the way, the rehearsals were a bit bumpy but it got better and better until we knew solidly what we were doing. We learned all about stage direction and how to project our voices. Later that half term we went to a cast workshop at the Pleasance

The actual performance was amazing, well apart from when accidentally ‘Mars’ by Gustav Holst blasted from the speakers! We all kept straight faces and dealt with it like professionals. 'Henry the Fifth' was the most rewarding and exciting acting experience I’ve had to date and I wish I could do it again. My great thanks to Mr Moss-Marks, Dr Aristidou and all the cast.

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Year 8 Trips & Activities • YEAR 8 • 7th – 11th September Maison Claire Fontaine, Burgundy 14th – 16th June Post CE Activity Week 20th – 23rd June Battlefields Tour

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Puis, nous sommes allés au marché pour acheter notre déjeuner. Nous avons acheté du poulet, du fromage, des pommes, des raisins et pour le dessert, un gâteau à la vanille.

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Nous sommes allés à Vézelay voir la basilique. Nous avons fait un quiz dans la ville. On a posé des questions en Français.

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Year 8 Trips & Activities The Somme Battlefields The tour started bright and early, as we departed at 7am, for Folkestone, pausing to visit the Chatham Naval Memorial, commissioned to commemorate those who gave their lives fighting in the Royal Navy in both the World Wars. Here, we remembered Arnold House Old Boys, Arthur William de Segundo, who was killed in July 1917 and John Conrad Cherry, killed February 1943. Many of us also got to the chance to find our own namesakes on the memorial walls. Then, we left for the Channel Tunnel, and France. There was a three hour delay, due to an electrical failure on the tracks, which unfortunately meant us missing our next destination, the Vimy Ridge Canadian Memorial and the trench systems there. However, we coped (mostly, with the help of nearby vending machines). We arrived in the town we were to stay in, Arras, and checked in at our hotel, and had a meal at the nearby restaurant, Le Passe Temps, where our French was tested.

there, we walked through the muddied paths following the front line through Serre, Redan Ridge and Beaumont Hamel (getting our feet thoroughly wet), to the remains of Hawthorne Crater (the crater caused by one of the mines detonated to signal the beginning of the Battle Of The Somme), then to the German Front Line Trenches at Y Ravine, and the British Front Line Trenches at Beaumont Hamel. We got a guided tour of the Ulster Tower (A tower built to memorialise the deaths of the Ulster Division), and the trenches in Thiepval Wood. At the end of the day, it was back to the hotel. We managed to get the chance to go around the main square in the Arras, to go to the shops there, where, totally not defying the teacher’s orders (totally), we bought some crème glacée, while also finding the local French supermarché to our convenience. Then, another evening meal and a night’s rest at the hotel, definitely not spent with goods bought at the main square (definitely not).

After a good night’s sleep, we groggily overslept and had breakfast, before setting off for the Somme Battlefields, visiting the trench systems constructed there during the Battle Of The Somme (July to November 1916), in the Sheffield Memorial Park. From

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Notre Dame de Lorette Church, and the sacred French memorial there. We visited the nearby area of the Neuville St. Vaast Village. Then, a special visit to the grave of old boy Frederick Cloete Walker of the Royal Naval Air Service in the Aubigny Communal Cemetery, to hold a special service for the first old boy to die in the war, on the 17th March 1917. After heading back to the hotel, we toured the square again, finding to our dismay the supermarché was closed due to French tradition, and then had another evening meal, where --------- ----- and ---- ----------- complained that their vegetables were green, with their desert soon deserting them afterwards. It was another night’s rest, and on to the final day. We departed one final time to visit the Arras Memorial to The Missing, remembering old boy and Arnold House staff member Edmund Seaton McAllister who was killed on the 13th June 1940, and the caves underneath Arras, where New Zealand and British troops rested during the Battle of Arras. Then, we took the Channel Tunnel Back to the U.K. Thank you to Mr Cox, Mr Harahap, Mr Hill and Madame Stones for taking us on the trip.

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Year 8 Trips & Activities us. The slides were an unexpected addition and were, surprisingly, far colder than the (heated) main pool. Towards the end of our session it began to rain in the generous, British fashion before Mr Kerr and Mr Wilson sped us back to the safety of Canons Park for a slightly dryer games afternoon.

Year 8 Post CE Programme Thorpe Park: On the first Tuesday after CE we were all bundled into a coach for the journey down to South London for our visit to Thorpe Park. When we arrived we realised the main benefit of coming off-peak: tiny queues with the longest being an hour and my group were the first that day to go on Nemesis Inferno, one of the aptly named “BIG FIVE” at the park. Unfortunately the Saw Ride was closed but all the others were open including Stealth, Swarm and Colossus. We were allowed to go around in groups of three or more so everyone could go on the ride that was right for them whether it was the extreme Goldfish or the tame near 90 degree drop of Stealth. My favourite ride was Samurai as I’d never been on it during previous visits and three different parts of the machine spun simultaneously. Airhop and Guildford Lido: The weather report that day promised clear skies with rainbows and unicorns but this fantasy deteriorated rapidly through the day. Once we arrived at Airhop we had to watch a safety video before they let us loose on the trampoline park. There was a main park area with raised trampolines for flips and a diving pit full of annoyingly sticky foam that took far longer to get out off than to dive in. There were also basketball hoops and a six-a-side dodgeball court. The dodgeball was great fun as we were all familiar with Mr Harahap’s “stingball” but this added a new dimension as we had to maintain balance and pray our aim was true. We then took a short drive to Guildford Lido with its 50m pool and three water slides which they very kindly opened up early for

Go-Karting: As apparently the only 13-year-old in the entire universe who had never been gokarting I came from a unique vantage point when it came to a group of teenagers (and teachers, however we will not dwell on this fact) being asked “to remain in control”, “follow instructions without answering back” and “to allow your direct competition to overtake you without any physical contact”. Once we registered and climbed into some suitably stylish clothing, the first group, my one, went for our first session of three which lasted eight minutes. Mr Wilson battled all day to keep his record for fastest lap time that day while I simply tried to stay in one piece as the competition heated up with the likes of ----- ------ coming in to challenge the champion. In truth, Mr Wilson had had more practice than he let on as the Monday before the start of term the majority of the staff (minus the sensible ones of course) went go-karting and Mr Wilson came first. At the end of the day, we all had fun and ate far too much pizza than is suggested by the WHO (not the band!!!, The World Health Organisation). While exiting the premises we found out that EVERYONE PASSED COMMON ENTRANCE and headed back to school to see England beat Wales (a lot of good that did them). Enough said. Cricket Tour and Match: After a morning of rehearsals for the slowly materialising Year 8 Review we walked down to Lord's in full PE kit prepared for whatever the Home of Cricket could throw at us, or hit for that matter. We had a long session of nets cricket with the Lord’s coaches. For this we were split into two groups of non-cricket players and cricket players. Of the cricket players we were split into groups based on ability and this made for a more fun and enjoyable game.

After this a competition was devised to channel our bowling energies: two hoops were placed and a ball which landed in the hoop meant it moved forward one and if it did this and hit the stumps then the opposition’s hoop also had to move back one. Inevitably the victor was decided and we ate lunch next to the nursery ground. We then went on a tour of the Lord’s museum which came to a slightly anticlimactic end with the viewing of the Ashes urn that houses the smouldering ruins of English cricket. After this we watched part of a county game in which I correctly predicted the taking of two wickets. All in all, a jolly good day, chaps. Talks: We had two talks during our last full week of Arnold House: one on teenage health and one on the Arctic. First, a lady from The Organic Pharmacy came to talk to us about the physical changes our body would experience as we went through puberty. In particular she talked about how to deal with acne and other spot-like things and advised us on diet (lack of sugar!!!!) and what to look for when we shop for treatment creams and other medicines related to our teenaged biology. I think we all found it very interesting and very applicable for our own bodies and I think it was a well-chosen talk. The second talk was the highlight of the post-CE programme for me as it was a talk by Alex Hibbert, a polar explorer, who spoke to us mainly about an expedition which didn’t go as planned but ended up still being fantastic training. He told us about how the Polar Eskimos use all the natural resources from polar bear fur to narwal horn to help them make a life for themselves in this inhospitable environment. He talked about his time in the polar village of Qaanaaq and how he trained sledge dogs, but on a more serious note how dangerous it can be if you have to live in these conditions all year round as he told us how the expedition members had to carry rifles and take dogs to protect themselves against polar bears. It was a fantastic talk and very memorable to all who were there.

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as a lie detector! This water-god-face carved in marble, now decorating the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, was probably lifted from an ancient Roman monument. The boys raced along the track of the Circus Maximus and learned about how passionate the Romans had been about chariot racing. They were shown around the Baths of Caracalla, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Palatine and Capitoline Hills by archaeologists who explained how these impressive monuments were built, the purpose that each of these sites served and their different functions throughout the ages. The archaeologists also explained that Rome’s population in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance systematically lifted stones, marbles and works of art from the ancient monuments to build and adorn their own homes and palaces. The boys were impressed by the fact that ancient monuments are still part of the landscape of the modern city. They loved walking along the narrow streets and suddenly chancing upon Fontana di Trevi, the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo with its magnificent obelisk. I was pleasantly surprised by their appreciation of the beauty and tranquillity of the Appian Way (Via Appia). Once the queen of Roman Roads which stretched

for 350 miles from the Roman Forum to Brindisi on the Adriatic coast, it is still in use to this day. Lined with tombs of ancient patrician families of Rome and amidst beautiful countryside, the stretch of it which is closed to traffic lends itself to a lovely day, out of the hubbub of the modern city. Along the Via Appia there are a number of catacombs, one of which we chose to visit. The catacomb of San Sebastiano piqued the boys’ curiosity as they had never been to a catacomb before. There, they learned about the burial customs of Romans and early Christians. Shortly before our departure we visited a gladiatorial school where everyone practised combat moves under the watchful eye of a strict taskmaster, who was in the role of the trainer of the school of gladiators. It was quite a task to tear the boys away from the beautiful park of the Gruppo Storico Romano, the society which zealously researches and re-enacts scenes from Roman life. None of us wanted to leave and it is with a very heavy heart that we made our way back to Fiumicino airport and London. Dr Aristidou, Mr Harahap, Miss Hall and myself received many pressing questions about when we would return! Hopefully we will be able to go back very soon! Sophia Panaretou Head of Classics


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he Arnold House ski trip returned to the amazing Hotel Jungfrau in the Swiss Ski resort of Mürren for the fifth time. It’s a long day of travelling but when you get there it is definitely worth it. We arrived quite late at 10pm and ate a well-deserved pizza. The next day, after a tasty breakfast (they are always a good start to the day), we walked the two minutes to the ski hire shop to get our skis, poles and helmets. The train to take us up the mountain was only a matter of steps away. There is always a variety of ability and the instructors are brilliant. One instructor, Carlin, was an ex-world snowboard champion! My favourite area of Mürren

to ski in is ‘Winteregg’, but there are lots of other runs; the highest run is called Schilthorn and it is 3000 metres high. The snow park proved to be a big hit for the boys. It is great fun as it has lots of jumps and features; we saw someone doing a backflip and most impressively he landed without a problem. The brilliant sports centre with a swimming pool, indoor hall which can be used for football, cricket and uni-hoc is a big plus and was very well used by us every night. The scenery was beautiful and the Swiss chocolate from the Co-op delicious! In the evenings the teachers ran lots of activities. We watched the movie Indiana Jones, we

had a race night and had a talent show which ----- ------ ---- ------- and ----------------- won with their rap ‘Shut up’. Each evening the teachers award ‘the Man of the Day’ for each group and ‘Donkey of the day’. Boys nominate their friends for doing something silly during the day. If you are voted to be the ‘Donkey of the Day’ you have to wear a bright yellow bib and goggles for 24 hours! It was a great trip and all the boys had a wonderful time.

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he weeks between the end of Common Entrance and the end of school have brought about many different emotions in the boys of Year 8. The immediate one was relief. We had all worked so hard for our exams and to have finally completed them was a breath of fresh air! We had done the work, and now the fun awaited! It was time for Post-CE Activities, organised by Mr Wilson. There was a wide variety and they were all incredibly fun and interesting. The activities included trips to Thorpe Park, Air Hop, Guildford Lido, Go-Karting and Lord’s. We went to the Everyman Cinema to watch The Goonies; we had a theatrical bonding session with Box Fresh Drama; St John’s Ambulance gave us a First Aid Course; we had a talk on health in adolescence, and Alex Hibbert, a Polar explorer, came to tell us about his adventures. We had great fun and many thanks go to Mr Wilson for organising it. We also set off on the Battlefields trip, which really allowed us to see the scale of the devastation of the First World War. Placing the wreath by the grave of Arnold House

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old boy, Frederick Walker, was a moving experience for us. Now, a century after the war and the dreadful Battle of the Somme, it is easy when studying in class to think of it all as just history, far away and long ago. However, standing in the very trenches in which the soldiers lived and died, visiting the cemeteries and seeing just how many people died in Nord Pas-de-Calais alone, allowed us all to realise that these were people who were not much older than ourselves and who had their hopes and dreams of their own lives ahead. Looking in hindsight and knowing their fate was emotional and we came away from France with the resolution that this must not happen again. Throughout these activities we were preparing our Drama Review for the Leavers’ Party. We only had a week and a bit to prepare it but by the time the Party came we were all prepared thanks to our director, Mrs Lovell. She directed us and helped produce a hilarious Review which was a roaring success at the Leavers’ Party.

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his year has been yet another year of creative diversity, with challenging and enriching projects throughout the school. I never cease to be amazed by the high standard of work the boys produce and it is incredibly rewarding to be reflecting on all the boys' hard work as I write.

Brighton artist Penelope Kenny also visited in the autumn term to work with boys in Year 4 on their Fantasy Beast project. The boys had to create their own hybrid bugs, collaged together from vintage illustrations. Penelope then demonstrated how to use coloured pencil and interference paints together to create the impression of a shiny bug's shell.

We got the year off to a fantastic start, continuing to develop our relationship with practising artists, starting with Wendy O’Mahony and Christina Mitrentse working with Year 6 on their Book Arts project. They explored how an unwanted and damaged book could be transformed into a beautiful object.

We also welcomed Heather McDonough, a photographer, who taught Year 5 how to create cyanotypes, a form of darkroomless and camera-less photography. Using dried and fresh plants, boys had to carefully consider their composition, before exposing the photographic paper in the sun. They then screenprinted gold foil drawings, using the Gocco Pro machine over the top of their cyanotypes.

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The Gocco Pro has continued to prove itself as an invaluable piece of equipment. As well as Year 5, both Junior and Senior Art Clubs used the machine to screenprint their own Donna Wilson inspired toys. Junior Art Club have also worked a lot with ceramics, inspired by Atelier Stella and Jane Foster’s work and Senior Art Club tested out nail and string art – quite a frustrating process but with beautiful outcomes! Junior and Senior Art Clubs continue to be popular and new members are welcome to join at the start of every term.

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Review This year we made the most of having an increased knowledge of ceramics with Sophie Cobb working as a full time Art Assistant, introducing Year 2 and Junior Art club to ceramic decals. The use of which was fantastically demonstrated at the Year 2 Open Art Room, where their ceramic bugs were displayed alongside prepatory work. We continued the Open Art Room success, holding one for the Year 3 Gaudi project and Year 5’s Antony Gormley project. A large number of visitors came to the Art Room to view the work and both boys and parents were extremely proud of all they had achieved!

hand-drawn elements which were then manipulated and tessellated in Photoshop and Year 8 created digital maps inspired by Hannah Waldron.

At the beginning of the year we swapped our Chromebooks for a bank of Netbooks which are capable of running Adobe Photoshop. This meant we could move out of the music room for digital projects, allowing the boys to have a computer each. Year 7 utilised the new Netbooks to create beautiful digital scarf designs, using At the beginning of the summer term we happily welcomed Kate Housden back from maternity leave. I returned to Bedford School for their Art Teachers inset, joining other teachers from different prep schools across the country we discussed ideas and tested out experimental drawing exercises and printmaking techniques. It is a valuable day and a fantastic opportunity to discuss ways of developing the Art department. Mrs Housden and I also enjoyed an Inset day working with printmaker Kathy Hutton,

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with screen printed gold foil. We have also continued to expand the Wall of Excellence, with new additions of work from -------------- (Y6), ---- ------ (Y7) and ---- -------(Y8), showcasing the very best work of the year. As we wrap this year up we are already thinking about the year ahead, organising even more exciting projects for the boys. Year 6 will continue the tradition of a crosscurricular project, this time Art and Music. Years 4, 5&7 will also benefit from visiting artists, introducing the boys to a variety of interesting techniques.

I am sad to leave Arnold House and not to see these exciting plans come into fruition, however, I am excited about my new adventure as I take up my post as Head of Art at Bickley Park school. I thank Kate Housden and Arnold House for all the guidance and opportunities they have given me, it has been a fantastic three years! Chloe Randall Head of Art

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6 As a child, they couldn’t keep me from boats A funnel outlined on the horizon was enough. I’d run to the harbour, eyes wide, see The anchor dropping, the ropes flying, the men shouting. Waiting for the ramp to lower, I’d watch the water bubble Through the propellers, hear the horn rumble, See the mooring line plop on the quay And be heaved and bound on the cleet. Now I harness the wind in my sails, Steer a course on the sea, drop the anchor. I was watching the boat from the land, Now I watch the land from the boat.

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he Music Department has been exceptionally busy this year and the terms have flown by. The boys have had many opportunities to showcase their musical talents and it has been wonderful to see the progress that has been made over the course of the year. We are very fortunate to have some talented new members of staff in the department and I would like to say a special welcome to Miss Susanna Heard (singing), Mrs Rebecca Simpson (recorder, piano, theory & singing) and Mr Pavel Timofeyevsky (piano). They have fitted in to the department exceptionally well and are getting on fabulously with the boys. The musical calendar has followed the same format as in previous years and we have had a fantastic range of formal and informal events: Informal Concerts The Informal Concerts are particularly special because they attract such a variety of instruments and musical genres. I have been particularly impressed with the standard of performance this year and with the confidence and maturity the boys have shown when performing. These concerts are going from strength to strength and I am delighted to see so many boys taking part.

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Review The Christmas Concert The Christmas Concert took place in the Auditorium of the American School and featured one hundred and fifty one musicians from the Junior and Senior schools. We worked extremely hard to make sure the concert was as slick as possible and set the stage up like a mini music festival. Every instrumental group had it’s own area to perform from and this really helped to keep the flow and momentum of the concert going. The standard of playing was incredibly high and it was wonderful to listen to so many different genres of music.

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Review Senior Summer Concert The Senior Summer Concert featured the talents of eighty three boys from Years 5-8 and was quite possibly one of the largest concerts that the Music Department has organised. Canons Park was overflowing with friends, family and members of staff and the boys were incredibly excited to have such a large and welcoming audience. The orchestra opened the concert with the elegant sounds of Handel’s Water Music and this then paved the way for a wonderfully eclectic programme of classical, rock, pop and jazz music. The Year 8 soloists deserve a special mention for their beautifully performed solos - we will miss them next year! Junior Summer Concert The weather was not on our side on the day of the Junior Summer Concert and so we made the decision to cancel our

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Review daytime rehearsal at Canons Park. I was rather nervous about the lack of rehearsal time that the boys had but I needn’t have worried because the boys were true professionals and all performed to an excellent standard. We heard saxophone, clarinet, string and recorder groups and were also treated to some pitch perfect solos from boys in Year 4. The sixty eight voices of Junior Choir rounded the evening off with their energetic renditions of ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ and ‘Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!’ Seventy nine boys sharing their music with a wonderfully encouraging audience– what’s not to like!

Chapel Choir Concert The Chapel Choir has come on in leaps and bounds this year and the twenty voices are now making a truly magnificent sound. The boys are listening to one another and are working very hard to improve their musicianship skills. We have introduced a tenor line to accommodate the boys’ changing voices and this is complementing the treble voices beautifully. The choir learnt a huge amount of new repertoire in preparation for their fabulous concert at the Chapel of St John & Elizabeth and impressed the audience with their polished and professional performance. Favourite pieces of the year include Byrd’s "O Lord make thy servant, Elizabeth Our Queen" and Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” which were learnt especially for the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations and the Year 8 Leavers' Service. Lydia Dupont Director of Music

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wonderful acoustic. This term we sang a special anthem, “Oh Lord, make thy servant, Elizabeth” in the Arnold House service to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. But the highlight of my first year in Chapel Choir will be singing “Zadok the Priest”, in the end of year Leavers' Service. It’s such an exciting piece and I love it!

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---- --------Selmer Sax Group Saxophone has been an amazing experience for me this term, as it has been so much fun. Mr Lawton has been an amazing teacher and he has taught me so much and pushed me to work harder and practise more. I have just done my grade 3 and I hope to do my grade 4 next year and one day, maybe, my grade 8. Saxophone is a wonderful instrument and I can’t wait to resume my lessons with Mr Lawton next term.

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I would like to have an underground tunnel from the playground to my house, so I could take a train from school to home. You would need a special password to be able to go on the train.

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Can we have lots of school dogs so I can take them for a walk? We also need a swimming pool and a drinks machine for after swimming.

Can our Maths lessons be longer because I like solving maths questions and I would also like a longer guitar lesson.

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During the school holidays we could stay at school so I could see my friends every day.

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The school has amazing teachers because they are so nice to me. Can we also get a pet gecko because they are nice to cuddle?

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Key Qualities: Patient Special Ability: Fluent in Spanish Destination: Venus Mission: To see if there is life on Venus Space Craft: Shuttle ‘Space Blaster’

Key Qualities: Intelligence and 20/20 vision Special Ability: Piloting space rockets Destination: An asteroid Mission: To find water and fossils Space Craft: Rocket ‘The Meteorite’

Key Qualities: Inventor of the Special Luna Drill for getting out of black holes Special Ability: Super speed & flexibility Destination: The Milky Way Mission: To collect a fallen star Space Craft: Space 3000

Key Qualities: Computer Pro Special Ability: Superb memory Destination: Mercury Mission: To study the boiling and the freezing points on Mercury, to collect samples Space Craft: Space Shuttle ‘Firebolt’

Key Qualities: Good at Science, 20/20 vision, fit & strong Special Ability: Incredible flexibility Destination: Mars & Saturn Mission: To find out if we can live on Saturn and collect rocks from Mars Space Craft: Retro 2000

Key Qualities: Being positive Special Ability: Staying calm and focussed at all times Destination: Pluto Mission: To see if there is anything living on this dwarf planet Space Craft: Space Shuttle ‘XS500’

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Key Qualities: Strength Special Ability: Super-fast and fit Destination: Jupiter Mission: To measure how big Jupiter is Space Craft: Star 2000

Key Qualities: Honest Special Ability: Balance Destination: A Black hole Mission: To go back in time Space Craft: Nimbus Bolt Rocket

Key Qualities: Intelligent Special Ability: Love of technology Destination: Uranus Mission: To get the diamonds floating around Uranus Space Craft: Uranus 3000

Key Qualities: Good at Maths & courageous Special Ability: Foreign Languages Destination: Jupiter Mission: To find other living things Space Craft: Rocket Space 500

Key Qualities: Sense of humour Special Ability: Remaining calm in emergencies Destination: Saturn Mission: Explore the rings Space Craft: Space Shuttle ‘Atlantis’

Key Qualities: Getting on well with other people Special Ability: Mind-reading Destination: Neptune Mission: To study what kind of gas Neptune is made of Space Craft: NASA 2016

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Key Qualities: Brave, fit & courageous Special Ability: Memorise complicated information Destination: The rings around Saturn Mission: To attempt to grow plants on the rings around Saturn Space Craft: Shuttle Shotgun 27

Key Qualities: Quick reaction in dangerous situations Special Ability: Able to calculate big numbers accurately Destination: Mars Mission: To study the sand storms Space Craft: Space Runner 3000

Key Qualities: 20/20 vision, Maths & Science Special Ability: Super eyesight Destination: The Halo Ring of Jupiter Mission: Bring rock samples back for research Space Craft: Space Shuttle Speed 1500

Key Qualities: Maths & Science, fit and fast Special Ability: Speedy climbing Destination: Titan Mission: To explore the biggest Moon of Saturn Space Craft: Space Shuttle 2.0


Coach: Marc Wilmots Nickname: Rode Duivels/Diables Rouges (Red Devils) Best result: Runners-up 1980 Best player(s): Marouane Fellaini Interesting fact: Belgium were the only qualifiers for the 1984 UEFA European Championship to win their qualifying group by more than one point. Reporter:

Coach: Erik Hamren Nickname: Blågult (Blue and yellows) Best result: Semi-finals 1992 Best player(s): Zlatan Ibrahimovic Interesting fact: Sweden are the only FIFA World Cup host nation to be defeated in the final.

Coach: Ante Cacic Nickname: Kockasti (Checks) Best result: Quarter-finals 1996, 2008 Best player(s): Luka Modric, Daver Suker Interesting fact: Croatia made their finals debut in Euro 96 having qualified above an Italy side fresh from finishing runners-up at the 1994 World Cup.

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Coach: Joachim Low Nickname: DFB – elf (DFB eleven) Best result: Winners 1972, 1980 (as West Germany), 1996 Best player(s): Lucas Podolski Interesting fact: Germany have reached the knockout stages in all their World Cup appearances but have suffered group stage exits 3 times in the Euros. Reporter:

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Coach: Anghel Iordanescu Nickname: Tricolorii (The Tricolours) Best result: Quarter finals (2000) Best player(s): Gheorghe Hagi, Adrian Mutu Interesting fact: UEFA Euro 2016 is the fourth out of the last six EUFA European Championships for which Romania have qualified. Reporter:

Coach: Fatih Terim Nickname: Ag- Yildizlilar (The Crescent-Stars) Best result: Semi-Finals 2008 Best player(s): Burak Yilmaz Interesting fact: Turkey failed to qualify in their first nine UEFA European Championship campaigns.

Coach: Michael O’Neill Nickname: Norn Iron Best result: Never previously qualified Best player(s): Kyle Lafferty Interesting fact: Healy scored 13 goals in 2008 qualifying - a European record.

Coach: Roy Hodgson Nickname: Three Lions Best result: Semi-Finals 1968, 1996 Best player(s): Wayne Rooney Interesting fact: England have only ever won one knockout fixture at a Euro Finals tournament – on penalties against Spain at Wembley in 1996.

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Coach: Fernando Santos Nickname: Seleccao das Quinas (Team of Shields) Best result: Runners-up 2004 Best player(s): Cristiano Ronaldo Interesting fact: Portugal were the last team to receive the FIFA World Cup Most Entertaining Team award for their performance at the 2006 finals in Germany. Reporter:

Coach: Martin O’Neill Nickname: Boys in Green Best result: Group stage 1988, 2012 Best player(s): Robbie Keane Interesting fact: Ireland made the two-legged 1964 quarter-finals but were beaten 7-1 on aggregate by Spain.

Coach: Didier Deschamps Nickname: Les Bleus (The blues) Best result: Winners (1984, 2000) Best player(s): Karim Benzema Interesting fact: France are the only country apart from Germany and Spain to have won the UEFA European Championship more than once.

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Coach: Mykhailo Fomenko Nickname: Synyo-Zhovti (Blue & yellows) Best result: Group stage 2012 Best player(s): Andriy Shevchenko, Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, Andriy Yarmolenko Interesting fact: Ukraine first qualified as an independent nation for the 2012 championship. They qualified for Euro 2016 via the playoffs. Reporter:

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Coach: Antonio Conte Nickname: Azzuri (Blues) Best result: Winners 1968 Best player(s): Gianluigi Buffon, Daniele De Rossi Interesting fact: Since winning in 1968, Italy have suffered mixed fortunes, failing to qualify in 1984 and 1992 but reaching the final in both 2000 and 2012. Reporter:

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Coach: Adam Nawalka Nickname: Biało-czerwoni (White and reds) Best result: Group stage 2008, 2012 Best player(s): Robert Lewandowski Interesting fact: Poland have drawn England in seven of their last 14 qualifying groups and have failed to win any of those 14 fixtures. Reporter:

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Coach: Pavel Vrba Nickname: Narodni Tym (National Side) Best result: Winners 1976 (as Czechoslovakia) Best player(s): Petr Cech Interesting fact: The Czech Republic won their group at UEFA Euro 2012 despite opening the finals with a 4-1 loss to Russia. Reporter:

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Coach: Chris Coleman Nickname: Dreigiau (Dragons) Best result: Never previously qualified Best player(s): Gareth Bale Interesting fact: Wales last participated in a major tournament at the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden. Reporter:

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There will be conveyor belts to get you to classes. They will run at the speed of light.

Forget about stairs, just hop on the rainbow to take you to class.

The bell after lessons would play music. It could be classical music one day and other styles another day.

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At two o’clock every day you can ask your teacher if you can have a cake. In addition you can choose a cake of your choice.

Your stationery could be telepathic (controlled by your mind). So if you wanted to write surprisingly it would do it for you in neatest handwriting you could ever imagine.

In IT you could work the computer by voice. So if you say, “Go to Internet explorer.” the computer will go to that website.

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You can go to school on a jetpack and when you get to school you pull a red lever at the bottom of the bag and it turns into a backpack.

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On your birthday you could get a day off from school and sit down on the sofa watching TV.

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In 2066 I shall step out onto the carpet playground and walk into my personal pool and I have a metal suit from around me which enables me to run super-fast and jump super high. They will be the best days of my life.

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and over the term, the boys developed an awareness of what it meant to lose or draw but winning was a regular feature too. Chris Kerr Master-in-Charge of Football

Played / Highlights won /loss 11 wins The 1st XI’s dream of being undefeated and therefore, being immortalised 3 losses in a team photo displayed on the wall at Canons Park for ever, were alive 1 draw until November 4th. Up until this date, and playing some of the finest football that I have ever seen at this age level, they brushed past all comers to post a record of played 12, won 11, drew 1. It was our local rivals The Hall who ended the undefeated streak in what was a pulsating match. To their credit the boys didn’t let this defeat dent their enthusiasm and the team proceeded to complete the remaining fixtures in style; winning five and losing two. One of these defeats came at the hands of Aldenham. They contained five players who were linked to Premier League academies; no wonder that they had made it through to the ISFA Under 13 National Finals. Arnold House’s performance in this match was truly praiseworthy as the team’s collective endeavours meant that our opponents had to work incredibly hard to gain the upper hand.

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There was also success in the 6-a-side format of the game. The team participated in the IAPS Soccer Sixes at Rokeby School, Surrey. The team finished second in the group on goal difference, despite not losing a game. Cumnor House, from Sutton, were our opponents in the quarters. We knew a win would book a place at the national finals, as all semi- finalists were to be given this honour; such is the high standard of football in the South East region. Agonisingly, we could not overcome our opponents, who were the ultimate winners of the whole event. The 2nd XI completed a successful season in which they won 10 matches of their 18 played. Unfortunately they lost their last three matches to very strong teams including a resilient performance away to the Aldenham U12 A team.

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The 3rd XI enjoyed a very busy season. They played 16. There was a great atmosphere amongst the team and the standard of football was high. The highlight of the season was a nail biting 2-2 draw with the highly fancied team from the Falcons School.

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There were many highlights for the 4th XI, but being 1-0 up away at The Hall through a classic counter attacking goal finished by -------- was certainly a bright spot – unfortunately the team couldn’t quite hold on for what would have been a famous victory. However, victories in a number of tightly fought games were recorded and these included Durston House 3-1 and St Anthony’s 3-0.


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The Colts A team proved to be Invincibles again. Over 2 years, they have played 32 matches and won all 32 matches. The team were 2-1 down to Hill House and snatched a 3-2 win with virtually the last kick of the game. It was 1-1 against Fulham Prep away with only minutes left on the clock but again the team dug deep and scored the all-important goal to make it 2-1. The 4-0 victory over The Hall will also last long in the memory, as will the nail-biting 5-4 victory over St Anthony’s. The Under 10 A Team completed a full range of fixtures; 11 in all. They competed in the Westminster School 6-a-side tournament and progressed to the semi-finals of the plate. The team adopted an energetic and adventurous style of play. Every player made progress and I was impressed by the team spirit that was cultivated. The Under 10B’s showed a lot of resilience during the football season, a quality not easy to come by. The season started slowly and we lost a few games, however in those games our confidence was brewing and we managed to score in 5 of the 8 games we lost. A late flourish saw us convincingly win games against Lyndhurst and Fulham Prep, a great way to end the season! The Under 9A team had a season of exciting matches full of goals with 33 scored and 30 conceded in their 8 matches. The highlight of the season was the comprehensive 4-1 victory over The Hall away. The Under 7s played one match against the Falcons School and also played in the Falcons Tournament. All the players showed a great enthusiasm for the sport and I am very excited about how this team will develop in the coming years.

Hill House where we were 2-1 down with 3 minutes to go, but we didn’t let our heads drop and we got a 3-2 win. When ---------scored with the last kick of the game he went to the corner flag and slid like -----Sanchez because the pitch was very soggy and wet. Then there was a match against St Anthony’s at home where we hung on for 5-4 win which could have gone either way. We also had a narrow win away at Fulham Prep. It was 1-1 and the referee said there would be 10 seconds left as we had a throw in. The ball fell nicely to ---------- who had a shot and the keeper did well to save it and it fell nicely to me to score the winner and make it 2-1 to Arnold House.

character of the boys. We had so many excellent victories. We scored a total of 103 goals in 20 games which is probably 4 or 5 goals a game: an amazing achievement. I would say that our best goal was against St Anthony’s at home when ------ chipped it to ------ who somehow managed to head it onwards to ---------- who with his left foot blasted the ball into the top corner which got an amazing cheer from the supporters. It has been a fantastic season and I hope we can do it again next season and beat Arsenal’s unbeaten run!

---- -----Colts A Captain

We played really well throughout the season and every member of the squad played their part, whether it was -------------- in goal or ---------- -------- -------- or -----in defence or ------ ------- and ---- with me in midfield or ---------- upfront. We played really well as team and we were never beaten because of the desire and

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Football Team

Player of the Year

Golden Boot

Coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award

Goalkeeping Award

Special Award

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Rugby

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he rugby term got off to a flying start with the first matches being played in the second week of term. This did not give our teams much time to prepare but sometimes it’s best to learn through games. Temperatures were up in January which ensured there was no snow this year but that didn’t stop the rain. The groundsmen at Canons Park, as always, had their hands full with keeping the pitches in pristine condition but they managed to do a fantastic job throughout the entire season.

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Over the course of the 11 weeks, there were 93 matches played across the age groups. Of those matches, Arnold House won just over half. This allowed our boys to experience the jubilation of winning with a team but also to taste defeat which enables one’s character to develop and makes you want to come back stronger next time. David Wilson Master-in-Charge of Rugby


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Rugby Team

Squad

-------------------------------------------------------------------------1st XV ---------------------------------(Mr Wilson) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2nd XV -------------------------(Mr Harahap) -------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Colts A (Mr Matthews) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Colts B ------------------------------------------(Mr Russell)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------Under 10 A ------------------------------------- ---------(Mr Wilson) ------------------------------------------------------

Played / Highlights won /loss 10 wins After narrowly losing to The Hall in a mid season fixture, we had 4 losses another nail-biter against them during our first game on Tour. It came down to the last few minutes when ------ -------- crashed under the posts to seal the victory.

3 wins 4 losses

17-5 win away at Fulham Prep. Great team performance and show of character after two heavy defeats to strong Wetherby and The Hall teams.

7 wins 1 loss

A very strong team this year who have improved with each game. A massive improvement in rucking saw us have more turnovers and opportunities with the ball in hand. This was very clear when we played The Hall at their home ground and won having racked up 50 points. A very strong display of rugby vs Devonshire House, some great teamwork and leadership shown by a number of players which was reflected in the scoreline 50 - 20.

4 wins 4 losses 4 wins 4 losses

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(Mr Prenesti)

At this age there can be a tendency to watch a dominant player run through an entire team and his team mates to always give him the ball. This changed in our game against North Bridge House when the ball was passed no less than 10 times before the winger went over in the corner. It was an awesome display of teamwork. The players ignored the current obsession with results-based measures of junior sporting success, rolled up their sleeves and embarked on a journey of discovery that was never straightforward. For the record, they won two games, but to look at a win/loss record would do them an enormous injustice. They came with little experience of contact rugby. On that basis alone you could call their season a successful one. It would be wrong to single out one player, as all played with heart and verve.

End of season awards Team

Back of the Year

Forward of the Year

Player of the Year

Coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award

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Rugby Rugby Colours were awarded to the following boys: 1st XV

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1st XV Rugby Tour to Leicester

A

fter our victory over Devonshire House on Friday afternoon, we started our tour on an extremely high note with a tremendous win at the Wilf Slack ground beating The Hall on Saturday morning. Then we set off on our journey to Leicester in the “Chalfont” coach. We stopped off at Watford Gap services and got lunch. After lunch we ventured on to Leicester and started our first activity, go-karting. After a few hours of fun at F1 Karting, we set off to Ten-Pin Bowling. We all enjoyed delicious burgers, before spending far too much money in the extremely fun arcade. We soon arrived at the hotel, and after sorting out rooms and luggage, settled down for a good night’s sleep (mostly).

In the morning we scoffed down a warm, full English breakfast, before heading off to South Leicester RFC. We played well, but weren’t able to come away with a win, to make it three wins in three days. ------- got Man of the Match, 146

but it was an impressive team performance. We then tucked into more food before watching the Rugby match at Welford Road between Leicester and Exeter. It was an exciting match finishing with the Tigers scoring 31 points against Exeter’s 27. Finally we went to the gift shop to buy some

mementos of the fantastic weekend that we all thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks to Mr Wilson, Mr Matthews, Mr Bozman, Mr Harahap and Mr Kerr for taking us on this trip.

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Cross Country

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nce again Arnold House boys participated in a variety of Cross Country events during the spring term of 2016.

from the first bend and it was he who won the whole event in a time of 8 mins 5 secs. ------- ------- also ran well finishing fifth overall. Other runners in the senior section were ------ ----------- ---- -------------

Arnold House Invitational Cross Country We hosted boys from Devonshire House, Westminster Under School and Hill House for this event. The Under 11 team included

----------- -------- ------- ------------ ---------- ------ -------------- ------- ----------- ------ and ---- --------

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51st Hereward House School Cross Country The Cross Country Team also competed in the famous Hereward House school event. This is a team event and the Under 13s came third out of eight thanks to some very

came in fifth overall and first out of Arnold House group - just ahead of ------ ------who was sixth overall. The Under 13 runners set a blistering pace. --------- --------- led

Year 8

Year 5

good performances from the likes of ------------ ------- -------- ------ ----------------- ------- and ---- -------- The Under 11 Team came fifth overall. Leading the pack for the Under 11s was ----- -----------then ---------- ---- and -------- --------House Cross Country Series 2016 Arnold Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s series of Cross Country House competitions utilised space at the Canons Park Sports Ground and the trails within the park itself. The results of the events are listed below. Chris Kerr Director of Sport

Year 2

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Brunel

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Hockey

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ockey was a very popular option amongst the boys in Years 5-8 in 2016. To ensure that every boy could taste competitive action, the fixture list was expanded to incorporate more B and C team games. This meant that during the

Team

season a total of 56 matches were played throughout the different age groups. Chris Kerr Master-in-Charge of Hockey

Squad

Played /won / loss

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8 wins 2 losses 2 drew

The 1st XI was one of the best sides that I have been involved with. The team’s captain, ------- -------- led by example and he was ably supported by a cast of talented players including the likes of ----------- ------ ---------- O’Dea, ------- ----------------- ------------- and ------- The team did not taste defeat too regularly. Winning matches became a habit and triumphs came against North Bridge House, Wetherby, Durston House, St Anthony’s and St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School and Westminster Under School. The Hall proved once again to offer great competition for the side. The team were well beaten in their first encounter but the rematch saw Arnold House achieve a famous come back when they reversed a 3-0 deficit at half time to secure a 3-3 draw – we should have even won it! Once again the Arnold House Invitational Cup, which has grown to involve six schools, was hotly contested by the Arnold House team, a group structure was adopted this time around and Arnold House finished a very creditable third place.

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5 wins 2 losses

The 2nd XI also enjoyed plenty of success during the season. Each player’s skills improved and it was heartening to witness their enthusiasm for the sport. Victories came against North Bridge House, Wetherby, Durston House and St Anthony’s and The Hall. Unfortunately, Westminster Under School and St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School proved too strong.

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7 wins

The Colts A team replicated the exploits of the Colts football team as they won every game that they played. The wins came against St Anthony’s (twice), The Hall (twice), St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School, Westminster Under School and Hill House. Every boy played their part, from the keeper, ------ ----------- to the centre forward------- -------------- -------- must take credit for captaining the team so well.

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1st XI (Mr Kerr)

2nd XI (Mr Stones)

Colts A (Miss Hall)

Colts B (Mr Kerr)

Under 10 (Mr Cox)

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Highlights

The Colts B team contested seven matches. Comprising a mix of Years 5&6 boys, the team always played with great enthusiasm and determination. The Under 10’s also had several matches. Wins came against The Hall, Wetherby, Westminster Under School and St Anthony’s. St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School defeated the team. It was encouraging to watch the boys’ skills develop and I am sure that the future of Arnold House hockey will be bright.


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Hockey

Hockey Colours were awarded to the following boys: 1st XIs

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Golden Stick Award

Club Man

Player of the Season

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2nd XI Colts A Colts B Under 10

Coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award

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Goalkeeping Award

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Cricket

Team

Squad

Played /won / loss

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Colts A (Mr Cox)

The 1st XI played a pleasing and enjoyable season of cricket. They were unlucky to end up with so many losses as they were only outplayed in one match, with all the other losses being very close.

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2 wins 4 losses

The 2nd XI blossomed under some fine co-captaincy from ----- and ------ It was a tough start to the season with a couple of heavy losses

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8 wins 3 losses

The Colts A team had a very good season, combining well and showing a lot of attacking intent in matches. The games that they lost were by very close margins which could have seen them end unbeaten. The stand out game was against Westminster, with the boys defending only 83 runs. They bowled and fielded superbly to win by 5 runs. The team also participated in some prestigious tournaments, playing at Tonbridge and ending runners-up at Charterhouse.

------ led brilliantly and his elegant batting set the tone for the

team, with the highlight 77 at Vincent Square versus Westminster Under School. The batting of ------- ---------- --------- and the wicket-keeper, --------- who improved a great deal over the season, also provided plenty of runs. The bowling was opened up with the pairing of ------- and ------- who were economical and consistent throughout the season. --------- ------------------ ------ and ----- also impressed with the ball and took their fair share of wickets too. ---------- and ----- got opportunities with both the bat and ball, but stood out in the field in what was a very good fielding side.

1st XI (Mr Harahap)

2nd XI (Mr Gleeson)

Highlights

but the boys rallied and won an extremely close game against Sussex House. They were unlucky not to taste victory again until their last game when they overpowered Newton Prep. Most pleasingly the spirit of the game was upheld throughout the season and the boys enjoyed their cricket immensely.

The boys will miss Bond, Davison and Walton as they move on to pastures new but they, alongside their teammates, can be proud of their achievements this year. Importantly the boys have made great strides in their cricket and played with a smile on their face which is what you want in any sport that you play.

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Cricket

Colts B (Mr Prenesti)

U10A (Mr Kerr)

U10B (Mr Lutyens)

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4 wins 4 losses 1 draw

The Colts B team made excellent progress during the season. The highlight was the final match when a large squad of players went to Regent's Park to face North Bridge House. The hosts were dismissed for 44 off 16 overs. AH proceeded to chase the total. -------- found himself needing a single to tie the game with 2 balls remaining. He duly hit a gem of a square cut and motored across the track to get the all-important run needed to avoid defeat.

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5 wins 3 losses 1 draw

The U10A team showed great camaraderie and spirit over the season. Every boys’ skills improved. ----- ---- ----------- and ------ scored the majority of the runs but other players like -------- and -------- made valuable contributions. ----------- and ---- shared the wicket-keeping duties and both were brave and agile. Every boy developed their bowling skills, as each match the bowling was spread equally amongst the team's players. Wickets were therefore taken by many players. The win against Wetherby was probably the highlight of the season; it was a great team display.

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3 wins 4 losses

The Under 10B team enjoyed their cricket this season. ------ impressed with the bat and ----- was the star man when bowling. ---------could always be relied upon to field in a determined fashion.

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It was a great season, not just for the Under 9A team, but for Year 4 as a whole. Amazingly, only one game was lost between the top three teams over the whole term. The A team played extremely well. Their lowest total of runs over the seven fixtures was a respectable 47 off 8 overs but the highest total was a mammoth 101 runs off 8 overs, averaging 2.1 runs a ball. Their progress was also shown by not conceding a single wicket in two of the final three matches.

U9A (Mr Bozman)

This group of boys were a pleasure to coach and it would not be a surprise to see them on the invincible wall before they leave in Year 8.

End of season awards Team

Bowler of the Season

Batsman of the Season

Fielder of the Season

Player of the Season

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Captain’s Award

Coach’s Award

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Twenty/20 Cricket Memorial Match

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he Years 7&8 boys played the annual Twenty/20 memorial match at Canons Park after the Tennis and Cricket Festival this year. They were joined by a few Year 6 leavers, who were rewarded for their commitment to cricket by their inclusion in this match, as well as --------- ------ who played in the Colts match beforehand and helped us out greatly by staying for the afternoon as well.

After a training session with Paul Nixon, the boys got straight into the match with Clegg’s XI asked to bat first. ------ (16) and ---------- (18) made a good start before ------ made the breakthrough. ------- and --------- followed and both retired after reaching 25 runs.---------- hit a maximum in his score of 12 and ----- ended 10 not out as he was joined by the returning -------- who went on to make 34 not out, after the rest of the team were dismissed. A challenging total of 135 was set. The run-chase got off to a slow start with leg-spin starting at one end through ---------- and the wicket-taking -----removing -------- and ----------------- at the other. ------ who retired after reaching 25, combined with ------- and ------ to reach half the score required before they were dismissed, along with the unfortunate --------- by a------- and ------ bowling combination. ----------------- and --------- who hit some lovely cover drives, rebuilt the innings before yet another mini collapse saw three wickets fall in quick succession again. However, this allowed ------ to return to the crease and he was on strike as his team needed 20 runs from the final over for victory. He struck a four off the first ball of the over but was run out on the second, sliding to try to reach his ground after taking the required risk of attempting to get back on strike. It was a great finish to a competitive match where, due to the playing regulations, everyone got to contribute. Regardless of the result, I hope the boys will have fond memories of this

occasion as they did themselves proud with their efforts throughout the day. It is easy to forget what a lovely venue we have at Canons Park, and with the efforts of groundsman Lee Morgan and Michelle and with her Accent catering team, the onlooking parents and staff were able to enjoy a splendid spectacle. Clegg’s XI: 135/8. ------- 34 n.o., --------- 25 (ret). -------- 2-21 Allain’s XI: 121 all out. ------ 34. ------ 2-9, ------- 2-10, ------ 2-16 Clegg’s XI won by 14 runs Jon Harahap Master-in-Charge of Cricket Allain’s XI: Team Coach - T. Bozman Team -----------------------------------

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1st XI Cricket Tour to Jersey

W

e had an early start on Friday morning and took a bus from school to Gatwick airport to catch our flight. We arrived in Jersey and took a bus to our first match against Victoria College. We lost the toss and the opposition elected to bat and set a good but achievable score of 167. We started off well with a good partnership from ------ and ---------- but we batted quite slowly and ---------- got dismissed for 24. Then ------ broke his bat and went through a few bats from his teammates before getting one he liked. He then got dismissed for 23 but it was then that a great innings by --------- who scored 35 very quickly with 6 fours and 1 six got us in with a chance. Once he departed, victory was out of reach but --------- and the tailenders allowed us to reach a respectable total of 141 for 9. The next fixture was against an Under 12 Jersey team which seemed more even. We lost the toss again and managed to bowl very well and took wickets early and their tail enders couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle our bowlers so we restricted them to a very small total of 67. We turned round the batting order and we struggled having ----- run out without facing a ball. We managed to knock off the runs but got dangerously close - losing 8 wickets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so it was a good win. We were excited about the opportunity of winning two games on tour for the first time with two games still to come. Unfortunately the games were rained off and the weather was miserable so we spent the rest of our time in the hotel and did some fun activities which kept us occupied from the disappointment of the cricket matches. Overall a great tour and it was a shame about the weather.

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Tennis

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day-long singles event played at the Gosling Park Tennis Centre. ---- ------ managed to get to the semi-finals.

he tennis option at Arnold House continues to go from strength to strength. During the season the boys receive coaching and opportunities for match play on courts at Canons Park and Paddington Recreation Ground. Fixtures with other schools are also a common feature.

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Under 13 During the term, matches were played with Bishop’s Stortford College, Westminster Under School, St Anthony’s, The Hall, Wetherby and St Paul's Cathedral Choir School. The team were very successful. Arnold House’s Number 1 player, ------------ won every match that he played.

Under 10 The Under 10s also enjoyed playing tennis. 18 members of Year 5 elected for the sport in the summer term. Several matches with local schools were arranged. The team were ------ -------- --------

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Chris Kerr Master-in-Charge of Tennis

Under 12 Arnold House also fielded an Under 12 side in many matches. They too proved strong. The team were ------- ------------ ---------- ---- ------- ---- -------- ---- ------------- --------------- ---- -------- ------------- ---- ----------- and ---- ----Under 11 The Under 11 Team played matches against the likes of Westeminster Under School, Wetherby, The Hall, St Anthony’s and Fulham Prep. Members of the squad also entered the Mill Hill School Tennis Open, a End of season awards Team

Most Improved

Ground Strokes King

Volley Star

Serving Ace

Player of the Season

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Sports Day & House Athletics Championships

T

he annual Arnold House Sports Day and House Athletics Championships was, as always, an enjoyable feast of athletic endeavour. Over the course of the day, which was dry and pleasant weather-wise despite the forecast, boys from every section of the school ran, jumped and threw in the hope of bringing glory to themselves and their house team. A fact-finding mission to Portugal during summer half term, by members of the Arnold House games staff, saw several tweaks to the organisation of the morning Sports Day being implemented. These changes allowed us to keep the best of the old structure, but allowed us to incorporate new and exciting activities such as House dodgeball, House tug of war and a House football penalty shoot out into the four themed zones. On reflection these changes were very well received by the boys, who are always the best judges of the merits of an idea. The Track Zone, where every boy

competed in a sprint race, a middle distance event and a marathon, saw many quick times and as always threw up some very exciting races. It was also gripping to watch the House relay at the end where the baton passed between the hands of every member of each year’s hands on its way around the 400 metre track. Below is a table of the winners of the A races in the track zone and the ‘Men of the Zone’ for each of the houses. The overall ‘Man of the Zone' is in bold!

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7.00

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12.00

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Sports Day & House Athletics Championships

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to their events with palpable vigour. In earlier heats, boys had been seeded into A, B and sometimes C races for 50 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres and 400 metres. Each race was keenly fought, given that House points were made available for every race.

The table to the right shows the results for the various races and events. You will notice that a new school record was made by --------- --------- who finally got his name in the record books for the 1500m after recording a time of 5.21.99.


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Sports Day & House Athletics Championships Year

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50m 100m 400m 800m 1500 m Relay High jump Shot put Vortex Dodgeball Tug of war

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Pitt

50m 100m 400m 800m 1500 m Relay High jump Shot put Vortex Dodgeball Tug of war

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Wellington Wellington

100m 200m 400m 800m 1500 m Relay High jump Shot put Vortex Dodgeball Tug of war

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Nelson (1.07.81)

Wellington

Brunel

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Wellington Brunel

Pitt Nelson

100m 200m 400m 800m 1500 m Relay High jump Shot put Vortex Dodgeball Tug of war

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Nelson (1.02.31) ------- ------ (0.51m) ------ ----------- (9.15m) ----- ------ (44.70m) Wellington Wellington

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Nelson Nelson

Brunel Brunel

1500m

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7

8

5-8 5

Most Points

6

Most Points

7

Most Points

8

Most Points

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New Record

1st - Wellington 2nd - Nelson 3rd - Brunel 4th - Pitt

Junior Total Points 500 460 430 440

Senior Total Points 10223 10243 9134 6398

Total 10723 10703 9564 6838

Number of boys 70 70 68 63

Average per boy 153.2 152.9 140.6 108.5

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Old Boys

Everything looks the same. Miles of looming birches and shrubs densely packed in the forest. The sudden chirps of lively birds tell me how far away I am from home. The tallest trees are flung around like the elastic on a catapult. The soft rustle of the earth underfoot signifies the presence of small insects. I am alone in the Goujha forest of southern India. Thorns and brambles snag at my sweat-soaked shirt as I make my way deeper into the unknown. The crack of broken twigs echoes through the forest. Moisture drips from leaves like drool spilling from the corners of a bulldogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mouth. The forest is hungry, and it shows as I am quickly devoured by the tropical bush. The heat is intense, so thick that it feels like I am breathing in water. It closes in around me, encasing me in a coffin of heat and humidity. The atmosphere seems to breathe. I can almost hear the rush of intake of breath, and a whistle of an exhale as the wind brushes my hair away from my face. Will this journey ever end?

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The ‘42 Club Dinner

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his year’s ‘42 Club reunion dinner provided the opportunity to return to the nostalgic surroundings of Arnold House. As an indicator of the success of the School in creating, and of the ‘42 Club in maintaining, the bonds of friendship, we were fortunate to have old boys attending from eight consecutive decades with leavers from 1946 to 2011. Impressively, of the old boys present, a dozen had left the school more than sixty years ago. The evening began with drinks in the playground as we caught up with old friends and rekindled warm memories of our time at Arnold House.  A tour of the School before dinner provided a reminder of the substantial architectural developments that have taken place over the years.  But amid all the change it was clear that the aspiration of the School to provide a first rate academic education, combined with a broad range of extracurricular activities, is as true today as it has ever been. Dinner was held in the hall where we were joined by the Headmaster, Viv Thomas; the Registrar, Penny Williams; the new Bursar, Paula Vanninen; the Director of Development, Stephanie Miller; and Rachel Ferhaoui, who after twenty years

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of dedicated service was set to leave the School. A menu of pear, walnut and watercress salad, roast lamb, and rhubarb crumble all finished off with coffee and mints provided the accompaniment to some lively conversation and excellent bonhomie. The after-dinner speeches are always a highlight of the reunion and this time was no different.  David Burr, the ‘42 Club’s chairman, opened the speeches with a lucid round-up of some of the achievements of a number of old boys and a reminder for

those who had yet to do so to join the club’s Facebook group.  Viv Thomas eloquently provided an update of school life framing his talk with the importance of the all-round well-being of every pupil and the efforts to help prepare them for life after they’ve left Arnold House. We were interested to discover that an example of this forwardthinking is that the School no longer appoints prefects, as the responsibility is shared between all the older boys.  Then Peter Kemp, a former secretary of the club, provided in his matchless style, a potted history of the reunion’s locations over the


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The ‘42 Club Dinner years and graciously thanked David for his steadfast work in organising the event. Before retiring to the makeshift, but highly effective, bar in the dining room for the rest of the evening, what better way to keep Arnold House in mind until next year than with the purchase of a smart set of cufflinks from Stephanie Miller’s selection of school memorabilia? If you couldn’t make it this year, we’d love to see you next year! Charles Luke (Arnold House 1979-86)

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Christmas Catch-Up

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he annual Christmas Catch Up returned to Pizza Express in Abbey Road this year. Boys who left the School in 2015 and 2014 were invited to catch up with news about ther new experiences at Senior School. The event was well attended as always and it was great to find out what the boys have been up to. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event will be held on Monday 12th December 2016 at CafĂŠ Med and we look forward to meeting up with many of our recent leavers then. Further details will be sent out in October. Stephanie Miller Director of Development

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Senior School Eton St Paul’s The Harrodian

University Oxford Cambridge UCL

St Paul’s

Exeter

St Paul’s

Edinburgh

Westminster Harrow UCS

King’s College Newcastle (Not Known)

Rugby

Edinburgh

Westminster

Edinburgh

Ampleforth

Warwick

Rugby

Cardiff

St Paul’s

Bristol

Charterhouse

(Not Known)

City of London

Cambridge

Westminster

(Not Known)

Westminster

University of London

Dean Close Westminster

Winchester Oxford

Highgate

Oxford

Westminster

Harvard

St Paul’s

NYU

Westminster

UCL

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