Shrewsbury School

eNewsletter: Friday 14th February 2020

Notices to Parents and Guardians

Reminder and Update - Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

As the Headmaster’s note of February 4th stated, we continue to monitor the situation regarding the ongoing concerns over the Novel Coronavirus. We are consulting with our Medical Officer and continue to review the advice and guidelines from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), Public Health England (PHE) and the Boarding Schools Association (BSA). While this is clearly a dynamic situation, at this point in time we are taking the term ‘affected countries’ mentioned by the Headmaster, in his correspondence on 4th February to parents, to refer to mainland China only and the School strongly advises against any travel to that area. If this advice is not taken, then we will require those involved to self-isolate in the UK for a period of 14 days before being allowed back into the school community.

In addition, pupils should not have contact with friends or family from any of these areas if they fly into the UK until they have been here and symptom free for 14 days. Failure to adhere to this will require them to self-quarantine away from school for 14 days.

In addition to this advice, the most recent update from the BSA received 10th February advises that anyone travelling from the following countries should also self-isolate for the 14-day period upon return to the UK: Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Macau.

Although the BSA guidelines continue to exceed current FCO advice, the BSA also recommends that schools should plan for what could happen, rather than what has happened.

Any further update will be provided as the situation changes.


Shrewsbury School Musicians in Concert at Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham - Sunday 8th March at 6.30pm

All parents, families and friends are warmly invited to come and enjoy a wonderful evening of Shrewsbury School music-making at its finest, as the School Symphony and Wind Orchestras perform in the splendid Elgar Concert Hall in the University of Birmingham. All guests are also invited to join us for a pre-concert reception with drinks and canapés from 5.00pm.

Tickets are £10 each (or £5 for under-18s) and are available to purchase online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool. Further details are included under 'Forthcoming Events' below.

We may provide a supporters' coach from Shrewsbury School. This will be subject to demand and would be priced at £10 per person (return). To register an interest, please email Kate Evason at kevason@shrewsbury.org.uk by 21st February.


Easter Adventure Camp for Third and Fourth Formers, Saturday 28th March - Friday 3rd April

There are four spaces available on the annual Adventure trip to Talargerwyn in Snowdonia, taking place over the first five days of the Easter break.

This trip is run jointly by the CCF and Rovers but is open to any Third or Fourth Former. It is aimed at pupils who love the outdoors and are prepared to push themselves a bit to experience some adventurous activities. The programme includes mountain biking, climbing, go-karting, canoeing and a two-day mountain expedition.

The cost for the week is £200 and the full programme is outlined on the school website: Easter Adventure Camp.

Any parents or pupils who are interested, please get in touch with Col Nick David for further information: npd@shrewsbury.org.uk.


SSPA Once in a Blue Moon Ball - News Flash

A message from the Shrewsbury School Parents’ Association Ball Committee:
“The finishing time for the Once in a Blue Moon Ball on Friday 27th March has been extended from 12.15am to 12.45am. Great news – half an hour extra to PARTY!

"Also the fabulous Wine Menu is now live for pre-ordering your wines: www.buytickets.at/sspa/345262. Do take a look at the delicious wines on offer!

"There are only a few tables left for this fantastic night. Please see below under ‘Forthcoming Events’ to book."

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