Shrewsbury School

eNewsletter: Friday 20th November 2020

Welcome to the latest eNewsletter

An Introduction from Headmaster, Leo Winkley

We reach the three-quarter point of this Michaelmas Term and a Coach Weekend arrives in the context of a national lockdown in England.  Academic learning has continued apace alongside a busy co-curriculum.  Yesterday we enjoyed a remarkable on-site version of Field Day.  In my quick tour of the site I saw pupils engaged safely and purposefully in climbing, orienteering, mountain-biking, rifle-shooting, camp-craft, coracle-building, First Aid, choral recording, bird-ringing, film-making, STEM investigations and various pupil-led projects.   They were having a Field Day!  

The final three weeks of term will see several collective events delivered under different and distanced formats: the St Cecilia Concert, the Christmas Carol Service and the House Singing Competition will all go out virtually, providing a fitting communal finale to this most exceptional of terms.  We look forward to it.

Meanwhile, as ever, I send my very best wishes to all Salopian households. 

Leo Winkley

Fantastic Field Day

Field Days are a termly event here at Shrewsbury and this was a Field Day with a difference!

Nick David, Director of Activities, provides an update on the Michaelmas Term Field Day - Please follow this link to read the Field Day article and see more images from the day

St Cecilia Concert 

Before next week's release of the St Cecilia Concert highlights film here is a look at one of the performances - Histoire du Tango I. Bordel 1900 Piazzolla - Senior Saxophone Quartet.

Power of Partnerships - An Update on Partnership and Community Engagement

This week Shrewsbury School has been celebrating and raising awareness of its wide-ranging partnership and community engagement work – proudly adding our contribution to the wider national picture of the exciting and important work in this area being showcased by the Independent Schools Council – see  #schoolstogether and #powerofpartnerships.

Staff and pupils at the school are involved in dozens of projects, covering all aspects of the Salopian experience – academic, co-curricular and pastoral.  Great time and energy goes into the planning and delivery of these projects, but the effort is always worthwhile as we engage with partners, collaborating for mutual benefit.  The sheer range and quality of what we achieve together gained recognition in this year’s Independent Schools of the Year awards – an accolade we can quietly enjoy, but one which spurs us on to do even more!

For the full update from Stuart Cowper, Head of Partnership and Community Engagement please follow this link

The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

We are calling all creative young designers of Shrewsbury School who might want to be part of one of the world's biggest engineering prizes.

This is an opportunity to enter an international competition open to young people to design the trophy for the £1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, regarded as the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade.

Please follow this link for more information

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