York Boarding Schools Group https://yorkboarding.co.uk English boarding schools, private schools and independent schools in York and Yorkshire Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:47:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 York’s First Chamber Music Festival launches at Bootham School Arts Centre with https://yorkboarding.co.uk/yorks-first-chamber-music-festival-launches-bootham-school-arts-centre/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/yorks-first-chamber-music-festival-launches-bootham-school-arts-centre/#comments Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:47:41 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1829 York’s first Chamber Music Festival featuring some of the country’s top musicians was launched today (13th February) at the Bootham School Arts Centre.  York born Tim Lowe, who is Guest Principal of the English Chamber Orchestra and teaching professor at the Guildhall School of Music together with Bootham’s Director of Music, Paul Feehan have masterminded the […]

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York’s first Chamber Music Festival featuring some of the country’s top musicians was launched today (13th February) at the Bootham School Arts Centre.  York born Tim Lowe, who is Guest Principal of the English Chamber Orchestra and teaching professor at the Guildhall School of Music together with Bootham’s Director of Music, Paul Feehan have masterminded the event.  Other featured musicians include violinist Jennifer Pike who is a past winner of the BBC Young Musician competition.  She will be playing at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall at the University of York.

The packed programme of master classes, concerts and competitions began with a piano recital given by Paul Feehan.  For more details about all the events see: www.yorkchambermusicfestival.co.uk

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Bootham School students deliver campaign message of support for Syrian refugees to https://yorkboarding.co.uk/bootham-school-students-deliver-campaign-message-support-syrian-refugees/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/bootham-school-students-deliver-campaign-message-support-syrian-refugees/#comments Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:05:43 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1818 Bootham School is working with Oxfam’s Seen and Heard project to ensure that the plight of Syrian children is both seen and heard by decision-makers. Liz Brown, Head of Geography explained: Bootham is designated as Oxfam’s ‘World Shaper’ school for the north of England and the students here are keenly aware of the human tragedy […]

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Bootham School is working with Oxfam’s Seen and Heard project to ensure that the plight of Syrian children is both seen and heard by decision-makers.

Liz Brown, Head of Geography explained:

Bootham is designated as Oxfam’s ‘World Shaper’ school for the north of England and the students here are keenly aware of the human tragedy unfolding in Syria – hence our active support for this campaign. We are collecting as many postcard messages of support and solidarity for Syrian refugee children as we can, to pass on to our local MP, Hugh Bayley, who has agreed to visit the school to receive them in person.

The campaign aims at multiplying the message through schools across the country.

Hugh Bayley is supporting the initiative and said:

I have visited Syrian refugee camps on the borders with Jordan and Turkey.  They provide an immediate place of safety, but are not sufficient to accommodate people on a long term basis. I met people who had been living in tents through last winter and are now having to endure a second winter under canvas, cooking on camping stoves and struggling to keep their children healthy and in school.  There is no end of the war in sight and so the refugees face the daunting prospect of spending what could be years in these conditions. Simply paying for refugees to be held in camps like these for years to come is not an adequate response.  All countries need to play their part, and I am pleased that some of the most vulnerable refugees will be provided with sanctuary in the UK – those too vulnerable to survive in the camps, such as abandoned children, victims of torture, women who have been abused and those who need medical help.  It is vital too that a political solution is found to bring the war in Syria to an end.

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Fairy tale setting in the ‘Taletastic’ story telling tent at Bootham Junior School https://yorkboarding.co.uk/fairy-tale-setting-taletastic-story-telling-tent-bootham-junior-school/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/fairy-tale-setting-taletastic-story-telling-tent-bootham-junior-school/#comments Sat, 15 Feb 2014 07:46:28 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1826 Children love stories, especially when told in magical surroundings, and the younger pupils at Bootham Junior School were entranced by the wonderful storytelling setting when Audrie Woodhouse set up her sparkly taletastic tent in their arts studio. Helen Todd, Head of Bootham Junior School, explained: The session builds on the theme of storytelling and the […]

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Children love stories, especially when told in magical surroundings, and the younger pupils at Bootham Junior School were entranced by the wonderful storytelling setting when Audrie Woodhouse set up her sparkly taletastic tent in their arts studio.

Helen Todd, Head of Bootham Junior School, explained:

The session builds on the theme of storytelling and the whole oral tradition of passing down stories through each generation.  The Taletastic tent setting is just perfect for creating a scene of excitement and enjoyment, which goes on to feed the children’s imagination and enthusiasm.

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St Martin’s Ampleforth funding Mary’s Meals in Malawi https://yorkboarding.co.uk/st-martins-ampleforth-funding-marys-meals-malawi/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/st-martins-ampleforth-funding-marys-meals-malawi/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 08:20:14 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1814 The pupils of St Martin’s Ampleforth are supporting the charity Mary’s Meals and in particular trying to provide meals for the 952 children at Chigwaja Primary School near Blantyre in Malawi. Three different activities at St Martin’s Ampleforth have helped fund these meals for 57 days: a collection at the Carol Concert in December, Pre-Prep […]

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Children in Malawi receiving Mary’s Meals

The pupils of St Martin’s Ampleforth are supporting the charity Mary’s Meals and in particular trying to provide meals for the 952 children at Chigwaja Primary School near Blantyre in Malawi.
Three different activities at St Martin’s Ampleforth have helped fund these meals for 57 days: a collection at the Carol Concert in December, Pre-Prep Harvest Festival and individual Collecting Boxes.

At the Carol Concert, there was a collection at the end raising £872.72, funding meals for 47.8 days at Chigwaja Primary School.

Also St Martin’s Ampleforth and Ampleforth College, have funded a kitchen at Chigwaja Primary School which cost approximately £7,000..  Madeleine Higham, Year 13, explained that to feed all 952 children in Chigwaja Primary School for one day costs £18.26” [It costs £7 a year to feed a child a meal each day in school]

The support for Mary’s Meals is being continued by St Martin’s Ampleforth’s Year 8 pupil Alex Worth and her mother – they are walking 120 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, in April 2014.  At the same time, her elder brother Tom Worth (Year 10) with his father are cycling 800 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Mary’s Meals began in 2002 as a one-of school feeding programme.   It now provides school meals to over 822,000 children in some of the world’s poorest communities.

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Harpist triumphs over older competitors https://yorkboarding.co.uk/harpist-triumphs-older-competitors/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/harpist-triumphs-older-competitors/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:06:47 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1808 Year 7 pupil at The Read School, Evangeline Barnby came joint third in the U18 section of the Young Musician competition held last week at Pocklington School. Despite being many years younger than her competitors, Evangeline received overwhelming praise from the adjudicators and audience for her performance on the Salvi concert harp, which had been […]

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Evangeline Barnby

Year 7 pupil at The Read School, Evangeline Barnby came joint third in the U18 section of the Young Musician competition held last week at Pocklington School.
Despite being many years younger than her competitors, Evangeline received overwhelming praise from the adjudicators and audience for her performance on the Salvi concert harp, which had been kindly loaned to her for the evening.  Following the competition, Evangeline was approached regarding the possibility of playing with several orchestras who do not have a live harpist of their own.

Headmaster Dr Sweetman said:

We are very proud of having Evangeline in the school and of her success.  The harp is a very unusual instrument for such a young girl to play, and to play to such an excellent standard is testament to her talent and hard work.  For an eleven year old to beat off much older competition is success indeed and we look forward to watching her progress.

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The Oxford offer arrives! https://yorkboarding.co.uk/oxford-offer-arrives/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/oxford-offer-arrives/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:58:51 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1805 Sixth Form students at the Read School seeking places at University next autumn completed their applications before Christmas. All those wishing to go on to Higher Education are carefully mentored through the UCAS application process by our dedicated Sixth Form tutors. As our students completed their applications well ahead of time offers of places are […]

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The Read School Headmaster, Dr Sweetman and Robbie Oliver

Sixth Form students at the Read School seeking places at University next autumn completed their applications before Christmas.

All those wishing to go on to Higher Education are carefully mentored through the UCAS application process by our dedicated Sixth Form tutors.

As our students completed their applications well ahead of time offers of places are now coming back to them thick and fast.  Well done to all.

We are pleased to report that Robbie Oliver, our Head Boy, has received an offer of a place to read Physics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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Bootham School Student wins the chance of an audition for a Decca Recording Opportunity https://yorkboarding.co.uk/bootham-school-student-wins-chance-audition-decca-recording-opportunity/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/bootham-school-student-wins-chance-audition-decca-recording-opportunity/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 07:57:35 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1803 Bootham Sixth Former, Andrew Woodmansey, has sung his way through to the chance of auditioning for an International record company recording.  A member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Andrew has been put forward by the NYCGB for an audition as one of a small group of 8-12 male voices for a recording […]

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Bootham Sixth Former, Andrew Woodmansey, has sung his way through to the chance of auditioning for an International record company recording.  A member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Andrew has been put forward by the NYCGB for an audition as one of a small group of 8-12 male voices for a recording project with Decca/Universal Records.

Director of Music at Bootham, Paul Feehan, said:

What a brilliant opportunity for Andrew – he’s a gifted musician and a popular soloist at our regular Thursday lunchtime public recitals.  He wants to study music after leaving school and this is an excellent opportunity for him.

Bootham School, widely recognised for its music, will be hosting the first York Chamber Music Festival in its newly opened Arts Centre.  For more information see www.yorkchambermusicfestival.co.uk  The festival opens on Thursday, 13th February, with a piano concert.

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Terrington Hall teacher’s marathon effort https://yorkboarding.co.uk/terrington-hall-teachers-marathon-effort/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/terrington-hall-teachers-marathon-effort/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 08:13:48 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1796 Mark Langley (39), Director of Sport at Terrington Hall School, has completed his second 5k training run in preparation for the London Marathon on Sunday 13 April which he is running in memory of his father-in-law Colin Barrass who died of lung disease in December 2011. Mark ran Edinburgh’s BUPA Great Winter Run 5k event […]

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Mark Langley with his daughter Emily in Edinburgh where Mark completed the BUPA Great Winter Run (5k) in 25min 35sec, and Emily ran the Junior 2.5k event in 13min 24sec

Mark Langley (39), Director of Sport at Terrington Hall School, has completed his second 5k training run in preparation for the London Marathon on Sunday 13 April which he is running in memory of his father-in-law Colin Barrass who died of lung disease in December 2011.

Mark ran Edinburgh’s BUPA Great Winter Run 5k event – in 25min 35sec on 11 January 2014, having completed Newcastle’s BUPA Great North Run 5k event on 15 September 2013 in 24min 09 sec.

As in Newcastle, his wife Louise and two young daughters Emily and Hattie were there to cheer him on, only this time Emily (8) put on her own running shoes and ran the BUPA Junior Great Winter Run, clocking up an impressive 2.5k in 13min 24sec, with her father running alongside.

 

Mark said:

Conditions were cold and icy in Edinburgh. We weren’t able to run on the roads, only the grass which was very muddy, but once again, the atmosphere was amazing. Emily had seen the children taking part in the fun run in Newcastle and asked to take part in Edinburgh’s.

Illness prevented Mark, who has never competed in a full marathon event, from participating in York’s Plusnet marathon last October.

I was really disappointed to have to pull out the week before the York marathon but it made me even more determined to get into the London marathon.  I’m aimingto raise £1750 for the British Lung Foundation. So far, thanks to the generosity of family, friends and work colleagues, I’ve already raised more than £500, but now the fundraising starts in earnest.

The former U19 Yorkshire cricketing batting all-rounder and current member of Hovingham Cricket Club first team admits that he has come to running late in life.

It just goes to show that there’s always time to take up something new.  The key is having the motivation to put in the hours training. My personal challenge is to complete the London Marathon in under four hours. It’s all getting rather close now. I have the Adidas Silverstone half marathon in March and then it’s the real thing.

To support Mark’s fundraising efforts, please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkLangley39

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Victory for Terrington Hall U9 cross country team https://yorkboarding.co.uk/victory-terrington-hall-u9-cross-country-team/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/victory-terrington-hall-u9-cross-country-team/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 08:02:35 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1789 Terrington Hall’s U9 cross country team were victorious at St Martin’s Ampleforth’s cross country meet when they won their team event, with Terrington’s U13 boys, U13 girls and U11 boys teams each coming third in theirs.           Terrington Hall’s Director of Sport Mark Langley said: These are fantastic results in what […]

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Terrington Hall’s U9 cross country team celebrate their victory at St Martin’s Ampleforth’s cross country meet: (from left) Alex Clark, Henry Hobson, Charlie McCabe, Toby Welch, Freddie Lodge and Freddie Black

Terrington Hall’s U9 cross country team were victorious at St Martin’s Ampleforth’s cross country meet when they won their team event, with Terrington’s U13 boys, U13 girls and U11 boys teams each coming third in theirs.

 

 

 

 

 

Terrington Hall’s Director of Sport Mark Langley said:

These are fantastic results in what was a highly competitive field. There were a number of individual performances to be extremely proud of, including Freddie Black who came in second for the U9s, and Joe Browne and Hannah Cowen who came in fifth and third respectively for the U13 boys and girls. We look forward to hosting our own cross country meet on 24 February.

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York literary links go from strength to strength https://yorkboarding.co.uk/york-literary-links-go-strength-strength/ https://yorkboarding.co.uk/york-literary-links-go-strength-strength/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:49:11 +0000 https://yorkboarding.co.uk/?p=1783   The York Literature Festival will continue its partnership with St Peter’s School, York this year, with four high profile events taking place at the School as part of the Festival programme.   The collaboration of York’s oldest school and one of the city’s youngest festivals started last year with the hosting of a talk […]

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The York Literature Festival will continue its partnership with St Peter’s School, York this year, with four high profile events taking place at the School as part of the Festival programme.

 

The collaboration of York’s oldest school and one of the city’s youngest festivals started last year with the hosting of a talk by novelist Tracy Chevalier, but it has grown significantly for this year’s festival.

 

Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson MP will visit the school on Saturday 22nd March to talk about ‘This Boy’, his memoir of growing up in very poor conditions in post-War London. The book was very well received by critics, and praised for its honesty and lack of sentimentality. Mr Johnson has local connections, being Member of Parliament for Hull West and Hessle.

 

On Monday March 24th, Sir Andrew Motion will give a public reading from his acclaimed new poetry collection ‘The Customs House’, as well as answering audience questions. Sir Andrew is a former poet laureate and current president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. This event is being sponsored by St Peter’s and so all tickets will be free.

 

BBC presenter John Humphrys makes his appearance at St Peter’s on Saturday 29th March. The author and presenter of Mastermind and BBC Radio Four’s Today programme will be in conversation with York Literature Festival Director Miles Salter, discussing his Welsh background, his experiences in broadcasting and his love of language.

 

The School’s final visitor of the Festival will be Professor Robert Winston, in conversation with St Peter’s Head Master Leo Winkley on Monday 31st March. Professor Winston is one of the UK’s foremost scientists, known as much for his BBC programmes as for his pioneering work in reproductive science and fertility treatments. His Festival debut will see him discuss science, medical ethics and his career as one of the UK’s foremost scientists.

 

The venue for all four Festival events will be the School’s newly refurbished Memorial Hall, also used for the School’s extremely popular public lecture programme which has welcomed speakers from AC Grayling to astronomer Mark Thompson.

 

Ben Fuller, who oversees public lectures for St Peter’s, said:

 

We are delighted to be one of the Festival’s partners and to have such an exciting and diverse range of speakers coming this year. All are welcome to join us; tickets are selling fast.

 

 

 York literary links go from strength to strength

 
English: Alan Johnson, British Labour Party politician photographed in the Houses of Parliament, London, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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