Musicality, Sportsmanship and Excellence sums up this week at Radnor House!
We had an excellent showcase of poetry from our Prep School Students in Years 2-Year 6 this week. There was such talent, confidence and courage shown in their presentation skills of the poetry that they had either written themselves or carefully selected. There was a variety of comedic and very thoughtful poems performed, all of which were very impressive, including Mr Paton's rendition of one of his favourite Burns Night poems.
The Tri-Wizard Tournament entered Radnor House with the Library transformed into a scene from The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling and the cafe into the Great Hall! Pupils had a selection of Pumpkin Pasties, 'butter beer' cupcakes and pumpkin juice before a reading from Mr Halliwell and trying their hand at pin the sock on Dobby, transfiguration drawings and beating the age line of the goblet of fire!
Wednesday the 29th of January was the inaugural EPQ presentation evening.
All students discussed and some presented the findings of their 5000 word research projects with parents and teachers. It was great to see all of the students engaging enthusiastically about their work. The students presented excellently and the presentations really reflected a huge amount of hard work.
The school hosted Burns Night for staff and parents at which there was some spectacular poetry and ceilidh dancing!
Year 8 pupil Jojo has been named as an official Young Ambassador for The Hygiene Bank following his outstanding work so far. He has been delivering assemblies with Sonny and has produced a fantastic film which can be found here: The Hygiene Bank. We are incredibly proud of Jojo's work and look forward to assisting Jojo's work in the form of donations which has already begun.
Congratulations to Maddie and her Sevenoaks RFC team for winning the U13 Kent Cup at the weekend!
On Tuesday evening 26 of our music pupils performed to friends and family. Pupils as young as year 2 delighted us with their pieces. For many, it was their first time performing in public! We are looking forward to more fantastic performances at the next music Soiree on the 17th March.
The Prep had a week of Maths fun, from performances by Quantum Theatre to an amazing money-themed costume day... Monopoly men and women, loan sharks and hand made coins appeared in the Prep school today!
What a fantastic match the U13A team had! The continuity, offloading, passing and rucking by the Radnor boys was outstanding and some of the team tries scored were tremendous, leading towards a win of 35-30. Work is needed on tackling big/fast opponents and line speed but the progress is excellent. Not only did the U13A have a fantastic match, the U12A also excelled, scoring a win of 7-6 against their opponent.
After the disappointment of last weeks cancelled gala we were all excited to set off to Farringtons on 27th January for the gala. The diabolical weather did not dampen our spirits and enthusiasm, even if it dampened our feet and clothes. To have new swimmers from Year 3 joining us for the first time was very exciting. We achieved some outstanding swims with first places from Lizzie, Lucy, Jack, Aimee, Harry, Isabella and Bella achieving first place in all her individuals. There were, of course, other excellent swims but the most outstanding first place was achieved by the Girls Year 5/6 Medley Relay with Sophia, Sophie, Samantha and Georgiana finishing half a length in front of the field, they were certainly our Dream Team. All the relay teams displayed strong swims with only one disqualification for a false start which of course gives us something to focus on moving forward. Thanks must also go to Theo and Samantha for their Captaincy. Even with all these amazing swims we were pipped at the post by a mere 8 points. We resolved to train hard and keep achieving those personal best times. Well done to all swimmers for representing Radnor House so excellently!
Our strong U18C team had a very tough match on and showed some excellent passing and pace with netball being played at a really high level.
The U8s team are still unbeaten! There was a great match for the team who were playing against tough competition. Some excellent end to end play with Willow receiving the MVP nomination.