A Night at the Movies
Senior School pupils did a wonderful job on Thursday the 27th of March presenting a movie themed night of music and drama to a full house. The night began with the Orchestra's tribute to 2001 Space Odyssey. The choir and soloists continued with excellent performances and scenes from Matilda, Romeo and Juliet and a very entertaining Western scene that had full audience participation and Morricone's theme from The Good the Bad and the Ugly, played by the wonderful band! There was even a little Monty Python thrown in for good measure. The evening ended with a wonderful performance from Chicago of All that Jazz. Thank you to everyone involved for helping to present a very mature and accomplished evening of music and drama.
Prep School production “Pavilion” was a runaway success, performing to packed
audiences on both Monday and Tuesday evening. It was a delightful mixture of
music, dance and comedy with outstanding performances from the cast and choir.
The cast had worked long and hard to be word perfect and delivered their lines
beautifully. All pupils in the Prep School were involved and participated
enthusiastically. Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and energy
to ensure it was a success.
Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Luke, Hamish, Jimbo and Guy with their Bronze DofE Award certificates at Weydon School. Congratulations go to them, especially Luke for his expedition film and presentation, and Tom, Tristan and Luca for a job well done!
UKMT Intermediate Mathematics Challenge Success 2015
Congratulations to students in years 9 and 10 who achieved
certificates in this year’s challenge.
Robbie R received a gold award along with certificates for best in year
9 and the school. Hamish P, Pablo
and Emily received silver awards. Robbie and Hamish P also scored highly enough to
qualify for the European stage of the competition which they sat last
week. Bronze certificates were awarded to Hamish L, Andrew C,
Hannah M and Ethan.
Praise for Fraser's Performance
Fraser D-G in Year 8 spent the last week of the term starring as Mr Brownlow in the West Horsley Whippets' production of Oliver. Fraser looked every inch the Victorian gentleman in his morning coat and he delivered his lines with conviction. Congratulations on a really excellent performance.
The seniors played their last netball game of the season, a nail biting match against a strong, athletic Christ's Hospital team. Struggling to keep level the girls played with determination in the first three quarters but with some difficult shooting opportunities they were four down going into the final quarter. With some super team play moving the ball down the court and Kate and Scarlet making the most of their shots, the team clawed their way back to draw level 14-14 at the final whistle.
Particular congratulations to Katie in Year 11, playing in her final netball game for the School. The Under 14 team also played Christ's Hospital and they worked very hard to keep up with a fast, skilful team. Sophie went out injured at the beginning of the game which left the U13 pairing of Lexi and Jasmine in the shooting circle. Josie also in Year 8 played a tenacious game and was awarded Girl of the Game by CH. The final result was a win to CH but a great performance from the Duke of Kent side and certainly showing some promise for next season.
U7 Football Tournament
Duke of Kent School sent their first ever U7's boys football team to Ripley Court's Football Tournament. The tournament was a huge success for our pupils with one team finishing second. This was also their first real taste of competition against other schools. The teamwork shown by Jed, Theo and Toby was very pleasing and resulted in other schools complimenting them. Well done to the Under 7's!
The Pre-prep Easter Concert took place in the Performing Arts Hall on Friday 20th March. To celebrate the Solar Eclipse Year 2 performed their rap 'It's My Time to Shine', accompanied on the drums by Miss Walpole. Mr Rye conducted a round of 'Lost Socks' which Year 2 sang as well as playing the chime bars. Much to everyone's delight, Year 1 performed 'I'm a Gnu' and Reception gave a wonderful rendition of the song they had written with Mr Rye - 'Mr Fizz'. All the children joined in singing 'Revolting' from Matilda. There were solo performances from some Year 1 and 2 children all of whom demonstrated an impressive amount of confidence and enjoyment. Well done and thank you, Mr Rye!
Well done to everyone who helped raise £450 in the Red Nose Day Collection.
100 Club Winners
The details of the 100 Club winners for this term are
1st Prize - £225 - Joanna and Adam Shankster
2nd Prize - £135 - Colin and Sarah Fisher
3rd Prize - £90 - Kelly and Edward Smithson
The prize money will be credited to their Summer term bills.