This morning’s presentation assembly:

Erin Middleton played the piano beautifully this morning at the start of assembly, following which we congratulated this week’s da Vinci award winners. The Headmaster outlined the process by which we will engage with the general election – students can’t have failed to notice the posters around school. Dixie Decides will kick off with an assembly next Wednesday, taken by the various party leaders and will conclude with a whole school vote next Thursday. Mrs Field provided prizes for the best three German exhange scrapbooks – congratulations to Matthew Coutts (3rd), Eleanor Bee (2nd) and Emily Cutler (1st).

We heard about the outstanding success of our swimmers on the national stage on Saturday: Anabella Monge finished 3rd in two freestyle relay events. Nadia Gauhar finished 5th in the year 9/10 girls’ 50m butterfly and 4th in the medley relay.

Imogen Green finished 4th in the year 7 girls 50m butterfly and 3rd in the medley relay. Dan Kennedy finished in 1st place and is now National champion in the boys’ year 9/10 Individual medley. Dan also smashed the existing record by 2 seconds. Dan is also national champion at 100m freestyle with again a new National record. Dan was also part of a winning medley relay and came second in the freestyle relay.

We congratulated Jared Cutler on his ‘Inspire through Sport’ presentation at the Junior School – he delivered a presentation to all Year 1-5 children and in Mr Vernon’s words ‘did a great job’.

We saw Christmassy pictures from DOSE, heard about the pencil case birth in 6P and congratulated Ben Jackson on his outstanding success on the National stage. Last Saturday Ben took six of his chickens to the National Poultry Show at Telford – his first time at the nationals. There were 7500 chickens exhibiting with 300 chickens in the Junior Section. Ben managed to win 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in the Best Large Fowl category. The chicken that won was a Welsummer Hen.

We congratulated Robyn Walker on her fantastic ISA climbing competition success – out of 133 competitors from 30 schools, Robyn came second! We saw pictures from the Good Food Show and congratulated George Gillies on finishing his premature baby bonding square in enrichment.
Josh Cope read the very full sports report from last week. The breadth and quality of pupils’ achievement is a joy to recognise every Tuesday morning.