Purple House Breakfast
Parents and boys had a colourful and early start to their day on Friday 25th January when they relished a delicious breakfast brought into school by the boys of Purple House, served by Purple teachers. A lovely way to start the day – what could possibly be better than hot chocolate, pastries and muffins to get you going on a cold Friday morning in January? All proceeds going to The Alzheimers Society.
Orange House Poetry Slam
Inspired by a visit from poet Joshua Seigal who ran a workshop for Years 4 to 6, MS and SS boys focussed on the fun of expressing themselves through words and communicating that to an audience in the Poetry Slam performances of their work this week. The result was a wonderful couple of lunchtimes in which the audience (the boys themselves and staff) were entertained, moved and made to think. All poems were written and performed by the boys, and the audience was encouraged to display their appreciation by applause or even whoops, giving the boys a wonderful sense of achievement and a confidence boost.
Computing at The Hall
All the Year 1s and Reception boys achieved their Beebot Driving licences this week – well done! And some lucky Year 5-8s visited the Bett Show to try out some inspirational new technology and computing innovations.
Rugby at Allianz Park 23rd January
On Wednesday evening The Hall’ s Under 13s and Under 12s played against Arnold House in a gala rugby fixture at prestigious Allianz Park, home of Saracens rugby team. The U12s just fell short against a strong Arnold House side but the U13s came out victorious in a high scoring game. Congratulations to all players for their efforts and thanks to the organisers for a very enjoyable evening!
Latin & Greek Reading Competition
95 boys from Years 5-8 took part in the Latin & Greek Reading Competition finals last week. It was great to see so many parents and supporters there too. The competition in all age groups was very strong! It was an excellent event overall and very enjoyable. Many thanks to Dr Wood, Mr Buss and Mrs Grant for judging the performers.
In each Latin Competition there was a winning group or pair and also a prize for the best individual performance.
Year 8 Winners – Denis Goshchansky & Viraj Mehta. Individual performance winner – Harry Webber.
Year 7 Winners – Blake Morris, Luqmaan Markar, Will Haywood, Felix Johnson & Alex Nazar. Individual performance winner – George Solti-Dupas.
Year 6 Winners – Alex Driscoll, James Hammond, Sam Menton & Julian Herbst. Individual performance winner – Marcello Nora.
Year 5 Winners – Louis Munuera, Ahaan Gupta, Theo Constance & Oscar Auerbach. Individual performance winner – Albert Sparks.
Year 8 Greek Competition (individual performances)
The Greekists were particularly impressive as they have only been studying the language for the last couple of terms and they were performing on their own.
1st Benjamin Harley; 2nd Darshy Pandey; 3rd Rory Walter