Shrewsbury School

eNews: Thursday 13th October

Notices to Parents

A deserted school site today
The first Field Day of the year, and a fleet of minibuses and coaches has transported our pupils to a huge variety of places and events.  One group is summiting Cadair Idris, the CCF left yesterday for a night exercise at Nesscliffe, both art historians and musicians have gone to Manchester, a group of pupils have gone to an Open Day at Durham, and artists are in both Birmingham and London - and there are many others!  There are a few pupils left here - two groups are in a head-to-head cook off in Kingsland Hall where they will be trying to impress a chosen few members of staff with their menu and expertise, the Third Form have First Aid training and a workshop with a professional actor, and the 1st XI are playing their 3rd round ESFA match this afternoon.

Reception hours
The School Reception in the Alington Hall is open on weekdays throughout the year, from 9am to 5pm.  It will now also be open at weekends during term-time - from 9-5 on Saturdays, and 12-5 on Sunday afternoons.

For Third Form parents: Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The 'launch' of the Bronze DofE Award to Third Formers took place in a year group assembly last week. If you have an opportunity over the exeat, do please talk to your son about it - he will have the chance to apply during the second half of term.

Please see the briefing note for more information about the main elements of the Bronze Award and how we operate it at Shrewsbury.

Mr Nick David, DofE Manager

House Singing and The Tucks
This year, unusually, we are running The Tucks on the same day as our ever-popular House Singing Competition. Those who have managed to obtain a coveted ticket to the House Singing may like to consider coming along a little earlier in the day to watch this historic cross-country race.  The entire school turns out to race the 3½ mile route, starting and finishing on the Meole Brace football pitch, behind the primary school.  The gun fires at 1.45pm.  Please see our page on The Tucks for more information.

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