Open Day Hugely Successful

With record numbers of families visiting the School for Open Day, the staff and pupils were kept particularly busy on Saturday, escorting visitors around the School, whilst a number of rugby and hockey matches also took place.

A considerable amount of academic work from pupils at different stages was on display in the Schools Arts Centre, including that from the International Baccalaureate Diploma offered in the Sixth Form.

Lower School was buzzing with activities giving young visitors the opportunity to have a go on musical instruments, visit the Wildlife Garden and create cards. There was also a display of scientific experiments in the Junior Science Laboratory.  

Visiting children were able to learn about Survive and Thrive, an activities programme for Year 7 and 8 pupils, as well as the Senior School Combined Cadet Force and the newly established Shooting Academy. A number of boarding houses were also open to give an insight into the opportunities for weekly and full-boarding.

The Chapel organ was played by Mr. Walsh, a parent and Paul Russell, a former pupil. Senior Music Scholars performed the background music much enjoyed by all 600 visitors having Tea in Big School.

Brendan Wignall, Headmaster commented, I am always keen to ensure that the Schools Open Days are meaningful to all our visitors. Although such events are traditionally supported well by our current parents, it is always a delight to meet families visiting us for the first time as well as those enjoying a second visit.  I was particularly delighted to welcome back a number of former pupils who had returned with their families and took the opportunity to catch up with the considerable recent developments at their former school.

11th October 2010  Back to News