Headmaster's Blog | Saturday 24 November 2018

01 December 2018

 

What a boost the whole school has enjoyed from the dazzling performances of My Fair Lady by our 5th and 6th Form! Full credit to each and every boy, whether they were a star of the show or performing a valuable backstage role. As adults, if this had been us we would have cleared our diaries and made such an event the single focus of our attention but, inevitably, there’s not been a bit of it here. Those boys have balanced the academic demands and other commitments they have with rehearsing, and the standing ovation on both nights was not only because of the joy we felt in watching it, but for smoothness of the journey that got them there. Bravo!

As far as our staff were concerned, it was an enormous team effort and at the helm were two people who have made a lasting impression on the cast and backstage. Ma’am Duncan and Mr Evans have guided, nurtured, persuaded, modelled and coaxed every last drop out of the boys with a smile never far from their faces – we thank you; the boys have been lucky to be led by you. As one parent said to me last night, 'What an advert for all that is good about our school'. With our attention turning to next Tuesday’s Autumn Music Concert and the upcoming 1st and 2nd Form production of Bah Humbug, the performing arts are enjoying the limelight at the moment. Furthermore, with happy memories this term of Saturday Concerts, Diva Opera, the House Shout, new art displays around the school and the wonderful Remembrance Day dramatization, Caldicott shows itself to be a place where a love of ‘the Arts’ is cherished.

I am delighted to share the news that Caldicott’s cricket has been recognised as amongst the best in the UK, as voted for by Cricketer Magazine. The article on our school is displayed in the Front Hall and you’re welcome to read it. Our passion for sport is unbounding as many of you know, so to receive this endorsement is rather special and my thanks are extended to the grounds team and cricket coaching staff for scaling these heights.

In the classroom, everyone continues to work hard through to Christmas. Most recently, 31 boys received the excellent news that they had pas

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