Shrewsbury School

eNews: Friday 7th February 2014

Notices to Parents

Shrewsbury School Parents' Association Ball, Friday 28th March. Tickets are selling fast - book yours now!

The Shrewsbury School Parents' Association (SSPA) is very much looking forward to welcoming current parents and Old Salopians to its inaugural black-tie Easter Ball on Friday 28th March 2014. Its theme this year, in keeping with the SSPA's school-wide international focus for 2014, is ‘The Ancient World of Siam’, and attendees can look forward to a unique evening of exotic food, music, dancing and internationally acclaimed entertainment. Tickets cost £60 a head and can be purchased individually – or as a table of ten – by contacting Dawn Dunn, the School Receptionist, by email at For more details, please click on the flyer (right) and see the list of Forthcoming Events below.

Sponsored Sports ‘All-Nighter’ in aid of Medic Malawi, Friday 14th February
In a bid to raise funds for Medic Malawi and the Shrewsbury School Eye Clinic, a group of 32 students and several members of staff will be staging an all-night sponsored sports event on Friday 14th February.  Steve Fox, Geography Master and Rowing Coach at the School, who has just celebrated his 50th birthday, will be joining the group and attempting to complete a marathon on an ergo in under three hours. To sponsor Steve and the rest of the group and help pay for sight-restoring work at the Eye Clinic, please see their event page on Just Giving:
For more details about the All-Night Sports Event please see 'Latest News below, which includes a short film of Mr Cooley and Mrs Drew explaining what will be going on.

Forthcoming Concerts
Please note that the concert Zimbe! - Celebrating the Songs of Africa in the Alington Hall on Sunday 9th February is now SOLD OUT. There are some other wonderful concerts coming up in the next few weeks - in Shrewsbury and in London. (Full details are included in the list of Forthcoming Events below.) They include a Celebrity Recital with pianist Llyr Williams on Saturday 1st March in the Alington Hall. Llyr has performed with orchestras around the world, including the BBC Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. He appears regularly at the BBC Proms and at the Edinburgh Festival.

The following weekend, on Sunday 9th March, the School's Symphony, String and Wind Orchestras and Brass Ensembles will be performing in the Cadogan Hall in London at 6.30pm. It features a wonderful proframme of music and promises to be a gala occasion. Please note that we will also be running 'Supporters’ Coaches' from Shrewsbury for £25 per person, which includes a ticket to the concert. They will leave at 9.00am and return after the concert. To reserve a place, please contact Darren Wood on 01743 280812 or email

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