Autumn term 2023, Week 5

On Wednesday, I watched the U10 and the U11 rugby triangular fixture against Blundell’s School and Exeter School, and what an afternoon of rugby it was. The determination, team play, enthusiasm and encouragement were second to none.

There are many benefits to triangular fixtures. Firstly, they get ‘another go’ at a match in the same afternoon, which means more rugby for all concerned and a chance for improvements to gameplay. Secondly, they get to watch the other two groups in the fixture play each other. The children watch them as a team from the touchline, learning about play and rules, and also learning something about their next opposition.

Match tea was extremely well attended and was lovely in the afternoon sunshine, with parents spilling onto the lawn. I know that there was a great turnout of parents for the hockey up at CTCRM too on Wednesday, and the spectators enjoyed some excellent match play there. Thank you to our impressive Games staff for working so hard coaching, refereeing and encouraging the children, and to the catering staff for the delicious teas.

This Saturday is our Open Day. We look forward to welcoming as many St Peter’s families as possible. Please come to the main reception at 10:00 where you will be given a passport for the children to complete as they show you around the school. Children will receive house points for each area visited; from the boarding dorms to the astro, and from the science labs to the pre-prep classrooms. I hope you enjoy the morning with the chance to get inside the classrooms and chat with staff. There are also refreshments available in the dining room when you finish your tour!

Charlotte Johnston

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