THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
19 January 2024

Arts & Crafts Club
Arts and Craft Club has got off to a great start, with the theme of winter, the boys have enjoyed designing their own unique snowflakes! We then had great fun making ‘Cats in Sweaters’ after the boys had all named their cats  they  thought they would use them as book marks at home!


Year 1 Science
The year 1 classes utilised the adventure playground to apply their knowledge of forces around us from our science lesson. Great fun was had on the big swing as they witnessed how mass affects motion, push and pull and the effect of friction.
Mrs Hunter & Mr Roper


Engine Idling Update
The engine idling posters were all in by the end of last term.  All boys were made aware that small particulates from car exhausts are a danger to young lungs during assembly and in lessons. A number of posters were selected and were made weatherproof.  These posters have been placed around the school drive, reminding us all to switch off the engine when waiting for boys.  Some of those not selected for the driveway will appear on the “ECO BOARD” in the Pre-Prep and these will be rotated over the winter so that all contributions will be seen.  Our thanks go to all who took part and I think you will see that they came up with some wonderful posters.  So, it is now over to you and we hope you will make this second phase a success, not so easy in the winter time, but worthwhile.
Mr Hutchison


The New Beacon Senior Sports Report
On the games front, it has been a very cold start to the sports term with several fixtures being cancelled due to the frozen pitches. Boys have continued to train on the astro and in the sports hall working on handling and a couple of additional theory sessions to further develop their understand of rugby.

On Friday, 12 January the U13A-B & U12 A-B played Sevenoaks with 4 resounding victories. The U13A won 35-20 showing some expansive rugby with some brilliant carries from Alberto. U13B won 45-0 with some superb individual play from Murad scoring a hat trick. U12A were convincing in a closely fought first half to run away 35-5. With the U12B scoring the most points of the New Beacon teams with a 55-20 win. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 17 January with all contact games off, Somerhill were happy to continue the fixtures playing touch. The U13B won 35-25 which was the only victory of the afternoon.

Within PE the Senior Boys have been completing their fitness tests scoring some national high scores. Luca C & Alex P producing some superb results in year 8 leading from the top of the school. They also started Korfball as Dutch game with similarities to basketball and netball.
Mr Herbert
Director of Sport


The New Beacon Middle School Report
On the games front, it has been a very cold start to the sports term with several fixtures being cancelled due to the frozen pitches. Boys have continued to train on the astro and in the sports hall working on handling and a couple of additional theory sessions to further develop their understand of rugby.

Against Somerhill, the U10s has a very tough day out, the A’s even with the inspirational team talk from Mr Vincent the team still lost 30-15, The U10B’s performed valiantly against a very strong Somerhill side losing 45-0. The U10Cs lost 55-20 with some incredible spirit and last-ditch tackles. The U10Ds with there first outing had a close fought defeat but the Boys held there heads high throughout playing some great attacking rugby. Well done to all involved.

Within PE the Middle School Boys have been completing their fitness tests scoring some national high scores. As well as this they have started their Pop Lacrosse sessions, which a number of Boys playing for teams outside of school.
Mr Herbert
Director of Sport