Headmaster’s Praise

8 December 2017

Today 19 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • John Allen for helping out with the maths mentoring of the Fitzharrys partnerships which included helping teach Year 8 key elements of the maths curriculum.
  • Mohsen Ansari for helping out with the maths mentoring of the Fitzharrys partnerships which included helping teach Year 8 key elements of the maths curriculum.
  • Freddie Boyd-Gorst for compèring the Community Service tea party really well.
  • David Bunn for helping out with the maths mentoring of the Fitzharrys partnerships which included helping teach Year 8 key elements of the maths curriculum.
  • Sam Collins for helping out with the maths mentoring of the Fitzharrys partnerships which included helping teach Year 8 key elements of the maths curriculum.
  • William Cope for helping out with the maths mentoring of the Fitzharrys partnerships which included helping teach Year 8 key elements of the maths curriculum.
  • Alasdair Czaplewski for his outstanding commitment as a Senior Science Ambassador this term, organising teams of SAs for events and leading activities at Saturday Science Clubs.
  • Saul French for his outstanding performance in Third Year drama production.
  • James Hogge for being a member of the Princeton University Mathematics team who came third of all overseas entries.
  • Tor Hormbrey for his outstanding performance in Third Year drama production.
  • Suleman Irshad for helping out with the maths mentoring of the Fitzharrys partnerships which included helping teach Year 8 key elements of the maths curriculum.
  • Philip Kimber for being best in school for the Junior Category of the UK Computational Thinking Challenge with 177/200.
  • Aron Lavis for compèring the Community Service tea party really well.
  • Timothy McConnachie-Kaye for his excellent piece of geography work on iphone supply chains by his geography teachers. 
  • Patrick McCubbin for winning the presigious Roentgenium award for the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge and delivering a fine presentation on Calcium to the other prizewinners and challenge committee in London recently.
  • Edward Saunders for being best in school for the Intermediate Category (Years 8,9) for the UK Computational Thinking Challenge.
  • Ted Smethurst for his outstanding performance in Third Year drama production.
  • Jack Tilley for his outstanding performance in Third Year drama production.
  • Ben Wilson for his superb leadership of the Princeton University Mathematics team who came third of all overseas entries.

1 December 2017

Today 8 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Didier Delgorge for his outstanding performance on Saturday of the entire Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor with the Wantage Orchestra.
  • Charlie Harden-Sweetnam for winning the 6th form French debating competition held at Cheltenham College.
  • Sean Kao for being a member of the Princeton University Mathematics team, who came third of all overseas entries.
  • William Lam for winning the Senior Solo Instrumental Competition 2017, playing Cécile Chaminade's Flute Concertino.
  • Daniel Ooi for creating a lovely invitation and programme for the Community Service tea party.

24 November 2017

Today 8 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Brooklyn Han for singing the bass solos in Mozart's Coronation Mass at the JCS Concert on 19 November.
  • Reuben Havelock for singing the tenor solos in Mozart's Coronation Mass at the JCS Concert on 19 November.
  • Rory King for being placed 8th in the Country at the ESSA Secondary Relays national finals.
  • Hugo Leedham for his stunning sketchbook, consistently working beyond what is required.
  • Sam Penrose for his stunning sketchbook work and dedication to Art, including a very professional series of digital photographs, taken in Morrocco over half term.
  • Josh Roche for being placed 8th in the Country at the ESSA Secondary Relays national finals.
  • Leo Sinclair for showing an excellent attitude to learning and taking feedback on board. Leo got top marks in a recent class exam. He is an enthusiastic learner, and always has a huge smile.
  • Nick Skelton for being placed 8th in the Country at the ESSA Secondary Relays national finals.

17 November 2017

Today 18 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Callum Aiken for helping his team finish 3rd at the Regional XC meet and qualifying to run at the National XC Cup final, held in Sevenoaks on 25 November.
  • Geordie Anderson for helping his team finish 3rd at the Regional XC meet and qualifying to run at the National XC Cup final, held in Sevenoaks on 25 November.
  • William Bywater for a remarkable contribution to the ATLAS in Minecraft project led by Oxford University Particle Physics Group.
  • Josh Franklin for volunteering to put together a very impressive session of mentoring resources for the L6 mentors to use with the 3rd year. It was detailed, well written and illustrated.
  • Marcus Green for acting as an excellent tour guide for three visitors from Shanghai recently; the visitors were very appreciative of his help.
  • Robin Hambidge for helping his team finish 3rd at the Regional XC meet and qualifying to run at the National XC Cup final, held in Sevenoaks on 25 November.
  • Brooklyn Han for representing Economics and Abingdon School in an impeccable manner at the Into the Sixth Form Evening.
  • Max Humphries for representing Economics and Abingdon School in an impeccable manner at the Into the Sixth Form Evening.
  • Harris Ma for his outstanding piano playing of Schubert's Impromptu at the Remembrance Assembly on Friday 10 November.
  • Freddy Martin for his excellent approach to his work and quality.
  • Thomas Mennie for helping his team finish 3rd at the Regional XC meet and qualifying to run at the National XC Cup final, held in Sevenoaks on 25 November.
  • Qasim Naqvi for volunteering to put together a very impressive session of mentoring resources for the L6 mentors to use with the 3rd year. It was detailed, well written and illustrated.
  • Jonathan Pannett-Smith for helping his team finish 3rd at the Regional XC meet and qualifying to run at the National XC Cup final, held in Sevenoaks on 25 November.
  • Rory Sheppard for a truly outstanding piece of work (prep assignment) that went so far beyond what was expected, particualrly for a third year pupil, it was amazing to read. Originally intended to last thirty minutes, Rory would've spend hours working on this.
  • Jai Sidpra for speaking so eloquently at the Into the Sixth Form Evening about his reasons for enjoying English. He was able to answer questions from parents and represented the school in a superb manner.
  • Frederick Stacey for fantastic progress in Maths doing above and beyond what is set for him.
  • Harry Walsh for being the joint first boy to complete Gold DofE in his year: a 12 month commitment including 12 months of volunteering for an hour a week.
  • Nick Webster for speaking so eloquently at the Into the Sixth Form Evening about his reasons for enjoying English. He was able to answer questions from parents and represented the school in a superb manner.

9 November 2017

Today 10 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Mohsen Ansari for founding a new Other Half student-led activity, the FTV club which looks at the music for Film and TV. This shows great enterprise and leadership.
  • Henry Barlow for achieving qualification for the British Modern Biathlon Championships.
  • Freddie Cunningham for achieving qualification for the British Modern Biathlon Championships.
  • Brooklyn Han for the huge effort and skill he put into a sophisticated arrangement of music for Austin House in the House Singing competition, which he rehearsed in collaboration, showing great leadership and grit as well as musical skill.
  • Ben MacLennan for achieving qualification for the British Modern Biathlon Championships.
  • Robert MacLennan for showing true leadership skills, including patience and encouragment in his role as conductor for the House Singing compeition.
  • Tristan Mann Powter for his remarkable contribution to the ATLAS in Minecraft project led by Oxford University Particle Physics Group.
  • Michael Sutton for being the joint first boy to complete Gold DofE in his year: a 12 month commitment including 12 months of volunteering for an hour a week.
  • Ashwin Tennant for taking a leading role in a solution to a problem that was then published on the NRich website.
  • Max Williams for taking a leading role in a solution to a problem that was then published on the NRich website.

3 November 2017

Today 9 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Matteo Bignone for giving up time to help produce a video to reassure boys taking the Abingdon School entrance exam in January.
  • Connor Brown for an excellent start to rowing training. Currently undefeated in a Pair with Matthew Wiblin, and having posted the fastest times of any pairs, Senior or Junior at the races they have competed at.
  • Edward Gill for creating an outstanding cryptic crossword - as a first big go, really impressive and showing a true inventiveness and thoughtfulness about language.
  • Reuben Havelock for outstanding commitment and hard work during the house singing competition, including having to transcribe the music as it does not exisit in notation form.
  • Reggie Lambert for giving up time to help produce a video to reassure boys taking the Abingdon School entrance exam in January.
  • Robert MacLennan for showing true leadership skills, including patience and encouragment in his role as conductor for the house singing compeition.
  • Edward Scott Payne for his selection to fence for Great Britain, and a successful tournament in Austria over half term.
  • Arthur Strong for giving up time to help produce a video to reassure boys taking the Abingdon School entrance exam in January.
  • Matthew Wiblin for an excellent start to rowing training. Currently undefeated in a Pair with Connor Brown, and having posted the fastest times of any pairs, Senior or Junior at the races they have competed at.

13 October 2017

Today 7 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • James Hall for finishing the Oxford Half Marathon in a time of 1:37:02.
  • Nicholas Ko for an excellent example of a StoryMap - a GIS technique we have been introducing into the 4th year curriculum this year.
  • Tristan Mann Powter for making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • Fergus Mitchell for finishing the Oxford Half Marathon in a time of 1:27:58.
  • Alfie Monger- Godfrey for finishing the Henley Half Marathon in a time of 1:27.
  • Calum Steer for finishing 40th overall (out of 8,357 competitors) in the Oxford Half Marathon in a time of 1:18.06. He was also the second-placed athlete in the U20 age group. This is an amazing achievement.
  • Iwan Stone for winning First Prize in the Upper School category of the National Poetry Day Competition.

6 October 2017

Today 17 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • David Bicarregui for making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • Joe Bradley for making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • Harry Buchan for making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • Robin Collins for speaking about his experience as a new boy at Abingdon Open Day.
  • Liam Deegan for: 1. His excellent Electronics summer project. 2. Making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • Jack Ellard for being extremely helpful to Mr Johnson when shooting during CCF - moving kit and reporting a problem.
  • Reggie Lambert for courageously choosing to be the first of many (we hope) to take up harp lessons at Abingdon School.
  • Alfie Marshall for making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • Freddie Marshall for making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • James McRae for making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • Ethan Moody for continued excellence in windsurfing: 1. The GB team for the Techno Worlds in Salou over the autumn half term. 2. The GB squad for the Youth Olympics which involves being part of the Techno+ training group and attending the Techno+ Europeans over the Easter holidays. 3. Most impressive in some ways as he's a year young, the RS:X UK National Youth Squad, training on the Olympic class board, having come fourth at the Nationals with only one eligible youth ahead of him.
  • Freddie Nicholson for making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • Joe O'Shea for organising the fund raising event for the Jon Egging Trust, from the advertising to the taking part and everything in between.
  • Jeremy Salkeld for helping to run OH Linguistics Club expertly, preparing and delivering linguistics problems.
  • Fraser Scott for making an excellent documentary film during 2016/17 as a member of the AFU.
  • Kajan Sivakumar for winning First Prize in the Lower School category of the National Poetry Day Competition.
  • Ashwin Tennant for outstanding leadership of the 2nd Violins in First Orchestra on Open Day.

28 September 2017

Today 13 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Rory Buchanan for running Linguistics Club for the 2nd year in a row.
  • Simon Chester for breaking the county record for senior boys 4x50 Medley relay and 4x50 FS relay in the ESSA qualifying event.
  • Alasdair Czaplewski for receiving personalised feedback from Will Francis who is Head of the London publishing office at Janklow & Nesbit regarding his 'Birth of a Book' submission. He described it as 'genuinely cinematic and good'.
  • Silas Gill for breaking the county record for senior boys 4x50 FS relay in the ESSA qualifying event and going under 26 seconds on the anchor leg.
  • Brian Ho for an excellent Electronics summer project.
  • Kai Li for winning a Gold medal at the South East Region cadet shooting competition.
  • Ben Lovejoy for breaking the county record for senior boys 4x50 Medley relay in the ESSA qualifying event.
  • James Mage for producing an extended Physics project last term.
  • Kai Miles for breaking the county record for senior boys 4x50 Medley relay and 4x50 FS relay in the ESSA qualifying event.
  • James Munday for an excellent Electronics summer project.
  • Arthur Musson for giving up time in his busy schedule to help out at the L6 meet the parents evening and being a superb ambassador for the house and school as a whole.
  • Perry Tsai for an excellent Electronics summer project.
  • Oliver Williams for winning a Gold medal at the South East Region cadet shooting competition.

15 September 2017

Today 5 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Harry Butler for volunteering 3 days to run groups in the start of term sailing courses for younger boys - Dinghy Instructor.
  • James Munday for producing an extended Physics project last term.
  • Ben Pickford for volunteering 3 days to run groups in the start of term sailing courses for younger boys - Dinghy Instructor.
  • Tom Savidge for volunteering 3 days to run groups in the start of term sailing courses for younger boys - Dinghy Instructor.
  • Harry Venables for volunteering 3 days to run groups in the start of term sailing courses for younger boys - Dinghy instructor.

23 June 2017

Today 4 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Oliver Moody for being a committed member of the Athletics club. He won his 800m heat and 4x100m and overall team victory at Marlborough this weekend.
  • Isaac Morrow for helping with Saturday Science Clubs throughout the Summer Term.
  • Alex Moss for his selection into the Vale Athletics team. He won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m and overall team victory at Marlborough this weekend.
  • Calum Steer for his selection into the Vale Athletics team. He won the 1500m, and 4x100m and overall team victory at Marlborough this weekend.

16 June 2017

Today 4 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Liam Hilditch for scoring an unbeaten century against Reading School.
  • Robert MacLennan for getting a 'commended' essay in the Peterhouse Vellacott History Prize 2017.
  • James McRae for helping run the Lower School Architecture club this term. He has been a true leader, extremely reliable and a good role model for the younger boys.
  • Freddie Smith for scoring an unbeaten century against Reading School, his 2nd for the school this season.

9 June 2017

Today 2 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Billy Backhouse his excellent contribution to Visiting the Elderly this term, and superb involvement in the prospectus film.
  • James Mage raising £512.48 for Sobell House Hospice, beating his target of £400. During the May half term, James spent a lunchtime playing piano in The Churchill Hospital foyer to fundraise for Sobell House. This is the fourth year James has done this, raising a total of £1,308.56 over the last four years. James has made this an annual event in memory of his Granny who was looked after brilliantly by the staff at Sobell House Hospice in 2013.

26 May 2017

Today 19 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Tom Anderson for his excellent contribution to Visiting the Elderly this half term, and his superb involvement in the prospectus film. 
  • Billy Backhouse for his excellent contribution to Visiting the Elderly this half term, and his superb involvement in the prospectus film.
  • Francesco Bartolini for his excellent contribution to Visiting the Elderly this half term, and his superb involvement in the prospectus film.
  • Theo Brown for acting as an excellent ambassador for Abingdon talking to parents at a recent feeder school event.
  • James Coode for being MD and presenter for his Young Enterprise company at the County Final recently. He also received an online media award.
  • Matthew Hung for engaging in the CERN@School project and explaining it to Nicola Blackwood on her recent visit.
  • Dermot Leggett for being a presenter for his Young Enterprise company at the County Final last week. He also received a style and design award and business plan award.
  • Ivan Leung for engaging in the CERN@School project and explaining it to Nicola Blackwood on her recent visit.
  • Bill Li for engaging in the CERN@School project and explaining it to Nicola Blackwood on her recent visit.
  • James Mage for acting as an excellent ambassador for Abingdon talking to parents at a recent feeder school event.
  • Tristan Mann Powter for his excellent contribution to Visiting the Elderly this half term, and his superb involvement in the prospectus film.
  • Zebedee Marsh for his excellent contribution to Visiting the Elderly this half term, and his superb involvement in the prospectus film.
  • Johan Nerlov for stepping up in a time of urgent need as Editor of Design for the Polyglot.
  • Jason Ng for his superb performance in the Intermediate Maths Olympiad, gaining a distinction.
  • Tom Phillip for getting 100% on a Greek exam and showing an exceptionally strong effort at some English to Greek sentences (harder than AS level) as an optional extra at the end.
  • Hayden Ramm for getting 100% on a Greek exam and showing an exceptionally strong effort at some English to Greek sentences (harder than AS level) as an optional extra at the end.
  • Dominic Swain for being a presenter for his Young Enterprise company at the County Final last week. He also received a style and design award and business plan award.
  • William Vanhinsbergh for being a presenter for his Young Enterprise company at the County Final last week. He also received a style and design award and business plan award.
  • Archie Worth for attending the Young Enterprise County Final recently; he was part of the team talking to the judges and was also responsible for operating the PowerPoint presentation.

12 May 2017

Today 16 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Kenneth Au Yeung for his outstanding violin concerto soloist in Vivaldi's "Winter" at the Spring Concert on 28 April.
  • Luca Frauenfeld for being part of an outstanding U14 squad this year, placing 11th in the country at the ESSA relays, winning the Warwick 100's, Abingdon Sprints as well as beating Harrow and Warwick School, whilst also setting a number of school records. Between them the 5 members of this team have broken 11 of the 12 U14 school records this year.
  • James Hogge for being a member of the winning team 'Interport 20' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Bryce Jersing for being a member of the third placed team 'Daedalus' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Kurt Lee for being a member of the winning team 'Interport 20' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Rob MacLennan for being a member of the winning team 'Interport 20' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Patrick McCubbin for being a member of the winning team 'Interport 20' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Alex Moss for being a member of the third placed team 'Daedalus' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Joe Nash for being a member of the winning team 'Interport 20' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Alexander Reynolds for being an outstanding concerto soloist in Grieg's Piano Concerto at the Spring Concert on 28 April.
  • Josh Roche for being part of an outstanding U14 squad this year, placing 11th in the country at the ESSA relays, winning the Warwick 100's, Abingdon Sprints as well as beating Harrow and Warwick School, whilst also setting a number of school records. Between them the 5 members of this team have broken 11 of the 12 U14 school records this year.
  • Thomas Shaw for being a member of the third placed team 'Daedalus' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Peter Wang for being a member of the winning team 'Interport 20' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Josh Washington for being a member of the third placed team 'Daedalus' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Noah Williams for being a member of the third placed team 'Daedalus' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.
  • Ben Wilson for being a member of the third placed team 'Daedalus' in the Airport to Airport Challenge.

5 May 2017

Today 23 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Arthur Bruce for his consistently outstanding approach to his A-level Art studies - he goes above and beyond to gather complete challening, personal and intellectually rigorous work that stronly reflects his interests outside of the subject, in terms of linking with his other subjects, but also politics and the wider world. A resounding example of what an independent, creative A-level student should be.
  • Toby Collins for his work as editor of the  latest edition of Griffenomics.
  • Zach Griggs for consistently producing excellent work in art.
  • Joe Hornblow for consistently producing excellent work in art.
  • Max Humphries for his fascinating article for Griffenomics on Cuba, exploring many different areas of economics and business. Well done!
  • Patrick Johnson for winning the U18 Bronze Medal (Epee) and also being part of the group who won the Hilary Hammond Trophy.
  • Blake Jones for his outstanding work on numerous school publications for the last four years but particularly for The Martlet and Words and That. Blake has given up a huge amount of personal time dealing with the detail of the design and has trained and supported other boys. He will be very much missed.
  • Dan Keeble for his part in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the Boys’ School with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • Rory Kind for gaining the highest number of commendations (23) in the First Year for Lent 2017.
  • Vil Kiraikou for his excellent article for Griffenomics on the IMF, which enters into the realm of undergraduate economics.
  • Colm Lambert for consistently producing excellent work in art.
  • James MacLennan for his part in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the Boys’ School with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • Rob MacLennan for his role as captain for another unbroken term of fixtures including Winchester, Harrow, St Benedict's, Dauntseys and Wellington. Rob's achievements include the Seniors Silver Medal (Epee) Public Schools Fencing, Bronze U16 (Epee) Southern Regional Fencing Championship, representing GB at international level and being part of the group to win the Hilary Hammond Trophy.
  • Daniel McNamara for being part of an outstanding U14 squad this year, placing 11th in the country at the ESSA relays, winning the Warwick 100's, Abingdon Sprints as well as beating Harrow and Warwick School, whilst also setting a number of school records. Between them the 5 members of this team have broken 11 of the 12 U14 school records this year.
  • Richard Oh for winning the U16s Chess Tournament at the Chess Mega-Final.
  • Nick Orr Burns for playing his bagpipes at the beginning of this year's Foundation Dinner to welcome the guests. It was the first time he has played in public and he stood outside for an hour, on what was a cold evening, playing very successfully.
  • Josh Roche for being part of an outstanding U14 squad this year, placing 11th in the country at the ESSA relays, winning the Warwick 100's, Abingdon Sprints as well as beating Harrow and Warwick School, whilst also setting a number of school records. Between them the 5 members of this team have broken 11 of the 12 U14 school records this year.
  • Pea Sermsuk for his outstanding work on The Martlet. Pea has given up a huge amount of personal time dealing with the detail of the design and has trained and supported other boys and picked up the challenge when Blake has been too busy with other design projects. He's an exceptionally prompt and courteous communicator and very professional in the way he operates.
  • Jai Sidpra for his quick thinking and courage which saved a team mate from what could have been a very serious situation while on Gold DofE in Dartmoor. The other boy had fallen in a bog and was sinking; he ended up with the bog up arround his armpits. Jai resolved the situation and pulled the boy out of the bog using two walking poles tied together. His courage and quick thinking should be congratulated. On the same trip Jai also carried the bag (as well as his own) of another boy who had twisted his ankle for 2km until they reached camp and medical help. This demonstrates his kind nature, willingness to work as a team and to think of others.
  • Nicholas Skelton for being been part of an outstanding U14 squad this year, placing 11th in the country at the ESSA relays, winning the Warwick 100's, Abingdon Sprints as well as beating Harrow and Warwick School, whilst also setting a number of school records. Between them the 5 members of this team have broken 11 of the 12 U14 school records this year.
  • Ashwin Tennant for getting a very high score in the Intermediate Maths Olympiad paper, putting him in the top 50 in the country.
  • Gabriel Tribe for his part in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the Boys’ School with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • Scott Yap for being part of an outstanding U14 squad this year, placing 11th in the country at the ESSA relays, winning the Warwick 100's, Abingdon Sprints as well as beating Harrow and Warwick School, whilst also setting a number of school records. Between them the 5 members of this team have broken 11 of the 12 U14 school records this year.

28 April 2017

Today 11 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Harry Baston-Hall for winning the U16 Gold Medal (Epee) in the Southern Regional Fencing Championship, representing GB at international fencing tournament in Poland and for his involvement in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy.
  • Jake De Jongh for his involvement in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the boys’ school with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • Jacob Drew for his involvement in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the boys’ school with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • James Gibson for his involvement in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the boys’ school with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • Ben Kiraikou for his involvement in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the boys’ school with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • Noe Larousse for U16 Bronze Medal (Epee) and his involvement in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the boys’ school with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • Jonathan Law for winning the U18 Silver (Sabre) Southern Regional Championship his involvement in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the boys’ school with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • Mike MacLennan for his involvement in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the boys’ school with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • Adriano Matousek for single handedly organising the L6 mentees in the house without being asked and for giving several very good presentations on 3rd year topics such as internet safety. He has shown real initiative.
  • Tom Preston for his involvement in winning the Hilary Hammond Trophy: presented in 1994 by Mrs Hilary Hammond, to be awarded to the boys’ school with 24 or fewer weapon entries and gaining the highest number of points in the competition.
  • George Siriwardene for being an excellent volunteer at Old station House last term for Community Service and helping to run the tea party.

24 March 2017

Today 13 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Rory Bishop for producing a fantastic sustained tonal drawing of top GCSE quality.
  • Alex Dalgliesh for his excellent presentation and Q&A session at UCAS1.
  • Matthew Gill for undertaking the role of Deputy Stage Manager for London Road and doing so to a very high standard ensuring the show ran smoothly.
  • Brian Ho for competing successfully in the Year 10 Mathematics Feast competition on and wining 2 separate rounds, as well as being nominated for the teamwork award.
  • Ian Kwan for producing a fantastic sustained tonal drawing of top GCSE quality.
  • Eden Lam for competing successfully in the Year 10 Mathematics Feast competition on 13/03/17 and wining 2 separate rounds, as well as being nominated for the teamwork award.
  • Kipp Mainstone for being an excellent volunteer at Old Station House this term for Community Service and helping run the tea party.
  • Jason Ng for competing successfully in the Year 10 Mathematics Feast competition and wining 2 separate rounds, as well as being nominated for the teamwork award.
  • George Rich for being an excellent volunteer at Old Station House this term for Community Service and helping run the tea party.
  • Iwan Stone for being Highly Commended in the E-magazine Critical Essay competition.
  • Harry Watkins for producing an outstanding piece of research for his Second Year Tudor History project, going well beyond the extra mile.
  • Rory Worth for being an excellent volunteer at Old Station House this term for Community Service and helping run the tea party; and producing a fantastic sustained tonal drawing of top GCSE quality.
  • Garfield Zhang for competing successfully in the Year 10 Mathematics Feast competition and wining 2 separate rounds, as well as being nominated for the teamwork award.

17 March 2017

Today 12 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • George English for an excellent presentation and Q&A session at UCAS1.
  • Sam Farrar for an excellent presentation and Q&A session at UCAS1.
  • Tom Foster for an excellent presentation and Q&A session at UCAS1.
  • Hamish Garland for an excellent presentation and Q&A session at UCAS1.
  • George Jeffreys for operating the live sound for London Road and learning to do so in an incredibly short space of time.
  • Charlie Landells for helping film the Lower School History Club making their film.
  • Byron Langley for an excellent presentation and Q&A session at UCAS1.
  • Sam Martin for an excellent presentation and Q&A session at UCAS1.
  • William Sheffield for going to Long Furlong Primary School to speak to the children there about the Roman invasion and occupation of Britain.
  • Ollie Singleton for helping film the Lower School History Club making their film.
  • Henry Waterson for two separate things: going to Long Furlong Primary School to speak to the children there about the Roman invasion and occupation of Britain; and his success in gaining an Army Officer Scholarship, for which he gains a certificate and badge, presented today.
  • Archie Williams for his continued outstanding commitment to Community Service.

9 March 2017

Today 11 boys came for Headmaster's praise:

  • Oliver Breach for playing solo piano at Chandlings Manor School.
  • Xavi Butler for an amazing documentary on disease in Tudor times.
  • Harry Donoghue for winning the ISMLA West of England regional French debating competition at Marlborough College.
  • Ben Ffrench for Much Ado About Nothing
  • Ben Hutchison for winning the ISMLA West of England regional French debating competition at Marlborough College.
  • Bryce Jersing for running Pilates classes for the Rowers, volunteering for his DofE Service from September to March.
  • Patrick McCubbin for an excellent poster about a swan: included diverse areas of physics such as the Doppler effect, supersonic flight, bow wave formation optics and upthrust.
  • Daniel Rohll for playing the lead role in organising and running five Royal Institution Maths Masterclasses for 30 Y6 children from local primary schools.
  • Jeremy Salkeld for going to Long Furlong Primary School to speak to the children there about the Roman invasion and occupation of Britain.
  • Jai Sidpra for an excellent essay for the 6th Form Biology prize competition, for which he used a wide range of source material and which was presented in a very professional way.
  • Ben Wilson for his excellent research and clear explanations on his physics of splashes poster.

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