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These are just some of our events from our Calendar - Clicking on an event title will show the event in more detail.

Monday 27 October 2014

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    Shrewsbury School's October Half-Term Canoeing Academy for children: 27th – 31st October

    Children will be taught a variety of canoeing techniques, encouraging skills such as balance and co-ordination. The sessions are based in the Gemini Swimming Pool. Each course will follow all guidelines recommended by the British Canoeing Union and is led by a highly experienced canoeing instructor.

    This course is for 7-13-year-old boys and girls. There is no minimum requirement and complete beginners are welcome to attend. 

    Dates, times and prices: 
    27th – 31st October
    Beginner: 11.30am – 1.30pm
    Intermediate (with previous experience): 1.30pm – 3.30pm
    £70.00 per course

    You will need:
    Swimming costume, towel, shorts and t-shirt for the swimming pool; a packed lunch plus drinks and snacks..

    Booking:
    Please complete a Registration Form and return to Shrewsbury Schools Sports Facilities Department, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA.

    For more information, please contact our Sports Facilities Manager, Ed Moore, on 01743 280625 or ejmoore@shrewbury.org.uk

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    Shrewsbury School's October Half-Term Course for Children: Trampolining - 27th & 28th October

    Shrewsbury School’s half-term trampolining academy is for 7-13 year old boys and girls. There is no minimum requirement and complete beginners are welcome to attend.

    The trampolining academy will be led by a highly qualified coaching team, able to train participants from their first jump to regional representation. The children will focus on basic shapes, twists, body landings and will work towards somersaults whilst learning routines.

    You will need:
    Sports clothing, including thick socks; a packed lunch with drinks and snacks. Please leave any jewellery or watches at home, and tie back long hair.

    Date, time and price:
    27th and 28th October (9am – 3pm) – £55.00 for the course

    Venue:
    Shrewsbury School's gym, beside the swimming pool (Ashton Road entrance)

    Please complete a Registration Form and return to Shrewsbury Schools Sports Facilities Department, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA.

    For more information, please contact our Sports Facilities Manager, Ed Moore, on 01743 280625 or ejmoore@shrewbury.org.uk.

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    Activate Sport half term course for children: Ultimate Lacrosse Experience 27th - 29th October 2014

    The Ultimate Lacrosse Experience (ULE) is a fantastic opportunity for 7-16 year olds to learn lacrosse through fun, creative and innovative coaching.

    The Experience is lead by former England International and leading Coach Charlotte Lomas. Charlotte brings a wealth of experience both from a playing and coaching background to ULE and she has designed a unique fun-filled course for any budding lacrosse player.

    ULE is the opportunity to learn and be coached by Charlotte or another International player.

    Please see www.activatesport.co.uk/venues/shrewsbury-school for further information.

Tuesday 28 October 2014

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    October Half-Term Cricket Academy, 28th – 30th October

    An intensive three-day cricket course for boys and girls aged 7 -13. The course will be based in the School's purpose-built indoor cricket school in addition to using the School’s wonderful grounds and facilities. Each day will be led by Head Coach Adam Shantry and a team of ECB qualified coaches.

    Boys and girls will focus on improving their skills in batting, bowling and fielding, with group and one-to-one tuition as well as practising their skills in matches and competitions.
    Each player will receive a Shrewsbury School cricket shirt along with feedback from the coaching team.

    Head Coach Adam Shantry coaches cricket at Shrewsbury School and is also currently manager of the Wales under-14 team. Having had a ten-year career as a professional cricketer, Adam comes with first-hand experience of the pathway from junior cricket to the first class game. He started his career playing for Shropshire from under-13 to under-17 level and then represented Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Glamorgan CCC. He has now retired from the professional game and looks forward to passing on his knowledge of cricket to the next generation.

    Date, time and price:
    28th - 30th October (10am - 4pm) - £90.00

    Venue:
    Neville Cardus Cricket Centre, Shrewsbury School, SY3 7BA

    Clothing & Equipment:
    Indoor and outdoor trainers are recommended. Cricket whites are desirable but not essential, personal bats and pads may be used. Players must provide a packed lunch.

    Booking:
    Please complete a booking form and return it to the School’s Sports Facilities Department.

    For more information, please contact our Sports Facilities Manager, Ed Moore, on 01743 280 625 or ejmoore@shrewbury.org.uk

Wednesday 29 October 2014

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    Shrewsbury School's October Half-Term Mini Tennis Academy for 4 - 9-year-olds

    Tennis is a fantastic sport, which can be played and enjoyed for a lifetime. This programme will give your child the opportunity to learn new and develop existing tennis skills in an excellent environment with some of the county’s top LTA licensed coaches.

    These courses are for boys and girls aged between 4 and 16 years. There is no minimum requirement and complete beginners are welcome to attend.

    Dates, times and prices:
    Mini Tennis (4 – 9 years): 29th October (9.30am to 11.30am) - £10.00

    You will need:
    Sports clothing and a packed lunch with drinks and snacks. Personal racquets are welcome.

    Venue:
    Please register at Shrewsbury School's gym, beside the swimming pool (Ashton Road entrance).

    Booking:
    Please complete a Registration Form and return to Shrewsbury Schools Sports Facilities Department, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA.

    For more information, please contact our Sports Facilities Manager, Ed Moore, on 01743 280625 or ejmoore@shrewbury.org.uk.

Thursday 30 October 2014

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    Shrewsbury School's October Half-Term Course for children: Archery – 30th October

    Children of all archery abilities are welcome to attend this one day coaching session with the School’s Head Archery Instructor. All budding archers will experience a full day of coaching in an enjoyable and safe environment, teaching safety, aim, shooting accurately and achieving that all important Gold!

    This course is for 7-13 year old boys and girls. There is no minimum requirement and complete beginners are welcome to attend. 

    Date, time and price:
    30th October (9am – 3pm) - £25

    You will need:
    Sports clothing, including a long-sleeved top; a packed lunch, with drinks and snacks.

    To book, please complete a Registration Form and return to Shrewsbury Schools Sports Facilities Department, Shrewsbury SY3 7BA.

    For more information, please contact our Sports Facilities Manager, Ed Moore, on 01743 280625 or ejmoore@shrewbury.org.uk

Friday 7 November 2014

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    da Vinci Society Lecture by Desmond Shawe Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures (Art School)

    In 1714 George I ascended the throne as the first British monarch of the German House of Hanover.  With the dawn of a new dynastic age came a silent revolution – one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British political, intellectual and cultural life.

    To mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, this talk explores royal patronage and taste in the reigns of George I and George II as a product of a time when Britain was the world’s most liberal, commercial and modern society.  Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures, will talk about a selection of the 300 works in the Royal Collection brought together for the current exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. 

Saturday 8 November 2014

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    Open Day for 13+ and 14+ entry in 2015

    Open Days are an opportunity for prospective parents and pupils to get a feeling for Shrewsbury and our aim is to give visitors a broad picture of School life.  They are informal occasions that allow you to meet the Headmaster, Housemasters, academic staff and current pupils, tour the School and ask questions.

    The day starts at 10.15am and concludes after a buffet lunch.

    To book a place, please email admissions@shrewsbury.org.uk. For further information and enquiries, please contact Nikki Bevan on 01743 280521.

Friday 14 November 2014

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    Bastille Society: "Monty, Dempsey and Rommel in the Great War": Dr Peter Caddick-Adams (Moser Library)

    Dr Peter Caddick-Adams (OS) is a military author and historian and has been lecturer in Military and Security Studies at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham.

    He regularly broadcasts on TV and radio, and is the author of numerous books and articles, including By God They Can Fight (1996), The Fight For Iraq (2004), Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives (2011) and Monty Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell (2012). He was a member of Churchill’s between 1974 and 1978 (and had Dr Gee as a teacher!).

    This lecture takes place in the Moser Library and members of the public are very welcome to attend. There is no charge for admission.

Welcome to Shrewsbury

HeadmasterWhilst I am delighted to welcome you to Shrewsbury School's website, I hope you will not regard a trawl through our web pages as a substitute for a visit in person. 

Shrewsbury is a unique school in many ways.  We are committed to strong academic standards and we believe in a vision of holistic education, as demonstrated through an incredible range of different activities and societies.  We are passionate about boarding not just being for convenience, but in providing the best opportunity for young men and women to develop real confidence and belief in themselves.  We are fortunate to have one of the best locations of any school in the country, a most beautiful site on the edge of one of the most historic county towns in England.

We are delighted that in September 2014 we welcomed our first cohort of Third and Fourth Form girls, building on the outstanding success of the introduction of girls into our Sixth Form in 2008. We believe our traditional values and time-honoured reputation will be enhanced by this move to full co-education.  We are committed to providing an environment where young men and women can learn together on foundations of trust and mutual respect.  We are confident that the future will be a more equal one and we support that historical evolution.

Above all, in the words of the motto of our youth club, based in inner-city Liverpool, ‘People matter more than things’.  You will find at Shrewsbury a community which is aiming for the stars in every respect.  Come and visit our beautiful school and meet some of the people who make it such an inspirational place.

Mark Turner
Headmaster