National Children’s Brass Band Blown Away By Henry

A talented young musician from the Crescent School is celebrating after successfully auditioning for the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain.

10-year-old Henry Corbin first picked up the cornet when he was just seven-years-old and has been taking lessons at school ever since. Coached and encouraged by his music teacher, Di Fisher, Henry has made such progression in the intervening three years that he has already achieved Grade 5. Henry auditioned for the prestigious National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain last October and just before Christmas received the wonderful news that he had been selected.

Henry is a talented player, a stalwart of the school orchestra and brass group and always enjoys taking part in the school's regular concerts and musical co-curricular activities. He practises regularly and outside of school also plays for the local Bilton Silver Training Band. In recent years Henry has been called on to play the Last Post at a number of local Remembrance Services.

Crescent School’s Director of Music, Julie Barnes, said “This is a huge achievement for Henry and we are delighted and very proud of him. Only the very talented are selected to play in the National Children’s Brass Band and it is a wonderful opportunity for him.”

As part of the National Children’s Brass Band, Henry will attend an intensive residential course at Repton School in the summer holidays where he will get to play with the very best brass players in the country.


LAMDA Exam Dates

The LAMDA Exam dates have unfortunately had to be rescheduled and they will now take place on:

Classes 5F, 6W and 6Y - Thursday 27 February 2020

Classes 3S and 4M - Friday 28 February 2020

Miss Thompson
Drama Teacher

Red House Play Leaders Training

Year 6 Red House pupils are up and running with Play Leader activities at lunch time following their training with myself on Friday 10 January. 

Leaders had to learn about the skills and attributes of good leaders, drawing upon knowledge from their own sporting hero's such as Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool Football Manager, and Michael Jordan, NBA legend, before analysing their own areas of strength and development as a leader. 

We then played a number of different games to develop communication skills and make them aware of how important it is to be clear and concise with their instructions.  The next physical aspect of the course was learning to carry out a risk assessment of the playing area and how to warm up in a safe and fun way.  

Pupils had the opportunity to lead their peers through a variety of warm up games before planning and adapting their own games and activities to run.   All leaders were very focussed throughout their training and we are positive they are going to have a great term running their activities with the Reception, Year 1 and 2 with the first sessions on Monday being a great success.

Great work Red House.

Mrs McCollin
Head of Girls Games
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Labelling Of Uniform - A Plea From The Uniform Team

Please can you ensure you have named all of your child's clothing and posessions so that we can return all the items, that end up in the lost property box, to the correct owner.

Thank you.

Ariana, Archie and Maryn
The Lost Property Team

Glow For Myton - Around The World In 5km Fundraiser To Take Place At Princethorpe College

Saturday 28 March 2020 - Arrive from 6.30pm - Walk from 9.00pm

The Foundation's senior school Princethorpe College is delighted to be hosting a major fundraising event for the charity Myton Hospice on Saturday 28 March 2020.

Glow For Myton - Around The World In 5km is a night walk that will wind its way through the beautiful grounds of the College campus, taking in the sights and sounds of some of the world’s best celebrations along the way. Myton Hospice has been running sponsored night walks for a number of years in city centre locations. The events have proved so popular that the charity started looking for a new venue and Princethorpe College was delighted to step in. Ideally situated midway between the charity’s three hospices in Coventry, Warwick and Rugby, Myton Hospice is hoping to attract hundreds of walkers from across Warwickshire for what it is describing as its biggest and best Glow fundraiser ever.

The 5km walk will begin and end in the Orchard where there will be entertainment and food available both before and after the event. The route will take walkers off around the College grounds. There will be plenty of volunteer marshals to cheer all the walkers on and along the way will be exciting zones showcasing festivals and cultural celebrations from around the world including Oktoberfest, Chinese New Year and the Holi Colour Festival. The event isn’t timed, instead it is all about enjoying the experience and the sights and sounds laid on for the event.

Comments Clare Cropp, Myton’s Community and Events Fundraising Manager, “We are hoping to raise £60,000 from this event and are really looking forward to holding it at Princethorpe. The event is already generating a lot of interest and we’re very grateful to the College for so generously supporting us.”

Glow For Myton - Around The World In 5km is open to all, and pupils and parents are encouraged to sign up for the event at the early bird price of £15 for adults and £10 for children on the charity’s website here.  (Children of all ages are welcome but under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.)

The event is sure to be great fun for a good cause so we are hoping lots of families and friends of the Foundation will want to get involved.

School Promise Rule Of The Week

For a two or three week period this year we will be focusing on one of the sayings in the new School Promise. We will talk about this in assembly and in form period. It would be great if you could discuss this with your children at home and support the messages we are emphasising in school.

This week we consider the category of Good Citizens. 

'We respect everyone and we are tolerant'

Mr Webb
Assistant Head

Open Morning Pupil Attendance Reminder

I know it seems a long way off but just so that the date can be put on your calendars and in your diaries, the school's annual Open Morning is going to be held on Saturday 21 March between 9.30am and 12.00pm. All children are required to attend that morning.
This is a great time for you to look at the work, see your child participate in activities and look around our school.  There will also be a performance from children in Pre-Prep. 
Further details and information will be sent out nearer the time.
Mrs Webb
Assistant Head 

Scholastic Book Club Reminder

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to Scholastic Book Club to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by 10 February 2020. 

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head