Friday 27 September 2019
It was lovely to welcome so many people to our Open Evening on Tuesday, the school was absolutely buzzing with all of the departments showcasing their activities. The wonderful students from across the year groups were so enthusiastic to share with our visitors everything about the school from the sports facilities to the dynamic science experiments. I was particularly proud of Aiden in Year 7 and Hannah in Year 8 who spoke very confidently to the parents and prospective students during my talk, I think I will leave it to the students totally next year - they were great!
We have also had an extremely well attended Year 10 Parents Information Evening and work experience launch last night, (I will share the presentation with you next week). The students are already talking about what they want to do for their week of work experience in the summer.
We sent 5 Year 11 Prefects to Queen Mary’s College today to take part in some leadership training and I look forward to hearing about their experiences. We have a really strong prefect team this year.
A group of students are due to take part in a sailing challenge this weekend with Mrs Conduct and Miss Saunders and I hope they have seen the forecast - I think it might be a gusty couple of days.
Enjoy your weekend.
Combined Cadet Force Report: CADSAAM 2019: by Lance Corporal Parsons
CADSAAM (Cadet Skill At Arms Meeting) is an annual competition that takes place at Pirbright training camp in Woking. This year there were around 30 teams taking part in which the Vyne CCF had 2 teams; an A and a B team consisting of 4 of our best shots.
Last weekend the Vyne CCF took part in the shooting competition hoping to do as well as we did last year. Last year we won 1 gold by Lance Corporal Eastman, 2 silvers by myself Lance Corporal Parsons, and 1 bronze by Lance Corporal Wilson. Overall Vyne CCF team A got bronze on one of the matches. I also won the 3rd best champion shot meaning I was the third best shot overall. This year we had multiple DCCT in which we put a lot of time and hard work preparing for the competition. We also had a range day in which we selected the best 8 shots (people) to take to the event.
This year, we came 4th in 2 matches, just missing out on medals. We also came 8th in the falling plate’s competition which is the best we have done in many years.
In conclusion, the Vyne CCF really enjoys taking part in this action packed weekend each year. So hopefully by next year there will be some new additional recruits who have a chance to step up to the plate and take part in this really enjoyable event. Next year the matches we are going to participate in are changing slightly, meaning that it will be new to all the CCFs (Combined Cadet Force) and ACFs (Army Cadet Force) taking part, therefore giving us an equal chance to hopefully eventually beat “Charterhouse” who have been the reigning champion for 4 years running. We hope to do even better next year, using this year’s results to motivate us. However, as this is a team event, it is the taking part that counts and the more we practice the better we shall get.
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