|LET’S SEE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK!
1 December 2023
The rugby season is in full swing and our U13A team travelled to Brighton to take part in the IAPS National Qualifiers. The U13 team came up against some good opposition, some of whom have had the advantage of having played many more matches than our boys. According to Mr Ribbans-Opara, they boys acquitted themselves well and were unlucky not to win their drawn match against a strong Westbourne House (15 – 15).
Other matches played were against Brighton College (won 20 – 5); Edgeborough (won 15 – 0); Seaford College (lost 0 – 5) and Broomwood Boys (lost 0 – 5). Well done boys!
The U11A had their first rugby tournament on Saturday at Cumnor House in Sussex. They played a total of 5 matches against a mixture of school and local clubs. The New Beacon started their first match, against their hosts Cumnor House playing some scintillating rugby and were comfortable victors 30-0. They were then up against touring Chesham Primary, and the boys continued their excellent support play and strong defence to win 35-0. A powerful looking club team, Haywards Heath were The New Beacon’s next opposition, and the boys really stepped up with some excellent tackling and defence, which helped them to a hard earned 15-0 victory. The 4th match allowed for some squad rotations against Chesham’s other team, but despite the changes, the new boys combined well and won 20-0. The boys were up for their final match against their second club side Crowborough, and yet again got off to a fast start scoring several tries early which saw them to a 35-0 win.
The boys did themselves and the school proud, upholding the core values of rugby. Excellent teamwork meant 10 out of the 11 players scored a try; Fantastic discipline in defence meant they didn’t concede a try all day. Most importantly, the boys showed tremendous respect and sportsmanship for their opponents and enjoyed their day.
Year 4 Egyptian Workshop
Today we had an inspiring and funny workshop. A lot of crazy and funny things happened. First there was a little story of how Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered and we also passed around some real and fake objects from Ancient Egypt.
After break, we played a very interesting Egyptian game and I won twice! Then we mummified a body which was gross at the beginning and funny at the end.
Today my year and I went on an Egyptian workshop. At this workshop, we started off with learning about the Kings and Queens of Egypt. Then we moved onto the gods of this fascinating civilisation. Learning about gods was extremely fun. After that, we were sent off to do a quiz about Ancient Egypt.
The Egyptologist handed round amulets and a statue of Anubis, the God of embalming. The statue was 3000 years old. Our next task was to mummify a fake body. I got to carry the body to its coffin.
The workshop was very exciting and the day passed so quickly.