APS News No. 22

abingdon.org.uk/prep 15 Abingdon Prep Sport Plus Biathlon: Josh (2nd), George (3rd) and Sam (3rd) all performed exceptionally well at the South Eastern Biathlon Regional qualifying events (Abingdon Vale and Bath Biathlon Championships) in October and will go on to represent Abingdon Preparatory School at The British Schools Biathlon Championships at Bath University in March . Team Improved Outstanding Under 8: Kit Yash Under 9: Thomas Ralph Under 10: Thomas Paul Under 11: Henry Conor Under 12: Patrick Orson Under 13: Tommy Alex Autumn Term Rugby Awards This term we celebrate rugby endeavour. The ‘Most Outstanding Player’ comes from the 1st XI of each year. The ‘Most Improved Player’ can come from any team in each age group. The ‘Man of Steel’ awards celebrate individual achievements. Man of Steel Awards Year 4: Alex, Satoshi, Sam, Ralph Year 8: Freddie, William, Billy, Alex House Rugby Year 3 (U8) Unicorn Year 4 (U9) Griffin Year 5 (U10) Phoenix Year 6 (U11) Phoenix Year 7 & 8 B Dragon Year 7 & 8 A Phoenix Abingdon Vale SE Biathlon Regional Event The Gothia World Youth Cup Abingdon Prep boys Benji, Sam, Hugh, Luke and Ned were selected to represent the Prep School Lions this summer at the Gothia World Cup in Gothenburg. It was an incredible experience for the boys playing teams from all over the world including Peru, Mexico and Germany. They were superb ambassadors for Abingdon Prep both on and off the football pitch. Abingdon Cross Country Relay The Christmas Bazaar In the 2019 Christmas Bazaar, our new stalls got their second outing and again proved a hit with boys and their families. The Hall was a hive of activity, and the array of stalls in the classrooms run by boys, the JPA and external vendors, meant there was something for everyone. Santa’s Grotto was ever popular,our buskers entertained and some spectacular raffle prizes had all our fingers crossed! Once again, many of the Year 7 boys were taking part in the Peter Jones Foundation Tycoon Enterprise business competition, and their Dragon’s Den stalls had a very successful day, selling milk shakes, cookies, snacks, stress balls, fluorescent slime (with a dark booth to see it in!), 3D-printed decorations, crackers and more. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day: JPA, parents, staff and the boys for making this such a unique event.