29 September 2023

Year 8 River study at the River Tillingbourne
On Thursday, 21 September Year 8 headed over to the River Tillingbourne, which runs along the side of the North Downs and enters into the River Wey over near Guildford. Thankfully, the weather was glorious for the morning. The boys had to measure the width, depth, speed, gradient and bedload of the river at 3 different locations. We started at Crossways Farm, which has some impressive meanders and oxbow lakes, and is one of the most popular rivers to carry out river fieldwork in the country. We then moved on to Abinger Hammer had a picnic and almost gathered all the data we needed. However, the heavens opened up and we made the decision to head back to school and give the next site at Albury a miss. The boys enjoyed getting their feet wet taking all the measurements and now have their data to write up their Rivers project. It was pleasing to see the boys cheerfully engaging in their activities and collecting the data efficiently.


U11 Spring Grove Football Tournament!
The Colts As have had an impressive start to their football season after being crowned ISFA Kent & Sussex Regional champions and qualifying to play at the National Finals, which will be held at St George’s in May. After finishing runners-up at the St Michael’s football tournament, the boys’ golden season continued, marching on to win the Spring Grove football tournament. They played some great football, scored 16 goals and most importantly enjoyed another fantastic day of football. Well done boys, next up are the IAPS qualifiers next Monday, good luck and best wishes to all involved.

Year 4 Sports News

This week saw Year 4 take on Cumnor House Croydon at home in our football fixture. There were some hard-fought matches, with some excellent results.

D team Update
The New Beacon D’s maintained their unbeaten start to the season after a competitive 2-2 draw. Edward Z scoring both goals, capping off a wonderful birthday for him!

C team Update
Mr Hutchison was full of praise for our C team after narrowly losing 2-1. ‘The boys fought hard and considering they were playing Cumnor House B, it was a great result!’ He said.

A team update
The A team produced their performance of the season, in a bruising 2-1 win, against an extremely strong Cumnor House side. They played some amazing football, tackled fiercely, and scored two great goals. ‘A fantastic performance!’, Mr Eisawy said.

B team update
The B team made the journey to Spring Grove for their first taste of competition football. It was the first time ever a ‘B’ side had been entered to represent the school in an ‘A’ team competition. All of the squad represented the school brilliantly and were admirably led by Arthur B, as Captain. The team exceeded all expectations and made the final, narrowly losing out to St Ronan’s in a close 1-0 defeat. The boys should be extremely proud of themselves and to make the final was a magnificent achievement.

Well done to all the boys on an outstanding week of competitive football.

Mr Young and the Junior School Games staff

Year 1 Trip to Ightham Mote
The Year 1’s had a most enjoyable trip to Ightham Mote. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather for our woodland ramble. The boys were amazing autumn detectives, noticing some of the splendour that nature has to offer at this time of the year. There was great excitement when a badger’s den was discovered. We also saw a spotted woodpecker, pheasants and muntjac deer. They visited the Manor House and were given a short lecture in the Great Hall. They looked at the portraits and were intrigued by the piece of armour that had been found in the moat. We then went for a walk around the moat.

New Table Tennis Tables
We extend our utmost gratitude to the NBPA for generously providing us with our new outdoor table tennis tables, they have made a huge difference to playtimes! Come rain or shine, the boys can be heard laughing and joking whilst engaged in spirited and competitive matches and the staff have been seen dusting off their bats as well!