News This Week…
Artist in residence
On Friday 7th February, one of the Form 8 classrooms was used as a gallery to showcase the most recent art work of Otto, our artist in residence.
The whole school had the opportunity to visit the gallery and take in the work with Otto on hand to explain why and how he created the various paintings as well as to name his price!
First-class job, Otto. We hope others are inspired
What have the boys been studying in the first week of February?
Too many curiosities to list, but this correspondent has seen boys practising their algebra, fractions and percentages, and learning about character development in literature, the Stations of the Cross, (above), the Reformation, Stonehenge (above), the art of Roy Lichtenstein, and the Cold War space race. There was also a superb polyglot exercise that highlighted areas of commonality between French, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian.
Singing competition heats conclude
Mr Bullard was delighted with the number and standard of entries into the junior section of the singing competition. On Thursday 6th February, four boys were chosen to go through to the final which will be held in the second half of term so watch this space!
Respect, discipline and courage
The words respect, discipline and courage hang in the hall at the Carney Community Centre in Battersea and featured prominently in a thought-provoking video that Mr Corr played to the whole school on Wednesday 5th February. It was pleasing, therefore, that all three characteristics were on display on the fields of Sunningdale later that afternoon. More on that below.
Green acres and roaring fires
A large number of boys were out of London on Wednesday 5th February for an afternoon of rugby fixtures against Sunningdale School. From U9s through the Colts to the Firsts, the spirit among the St Philip’s and Sunningdale boys was exceptional. They were full of straight running, courageous tackling and impressive passing. There were some wonderful team and individual moments, but the organisation and support for one another – through word and deed – stood out above all.
Our hosts were exceptionally gracious and the atmosphere was warming to the core. Sausages’n’chips were served for match tea, which went down a storm. We even found a photograph of Mr Darling hanging in a drawing room.