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HEADS-UP!
Issue 5
26 February 2016

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Mark Mortimer

I hope you had an enjoyable half-term. The second half of the term started superbly on Monday morning with an outstanding talk to the School in Assembly from the Head Boy, Max Trusler. Max talked about resilience and determination and while what he had to say was spot on, it was the quality and confidence of his delivery that was particularly impressive. Addressing close to five hundred people didn’t seem to faze him at all and he was articulate, confident and clear. The ability to speak publically and to hold people’s attention is an important one and one I would like every sixth former to have developed.
 
On the subject of public speaking, may I plug a talk that I am giving, along with Julian Thomas, the Master of Wellington College, on Saturday 9 April at Horningsham Village Hall to raise money for the children’s adventure playground in the village. Originally it was to be a talk by Henry Worsley about his recent epic crossing of Antarctica and Julian and I have volunteered to take his place partly to support a worthy local cause but also in tribute to a remarkable and inspirational man. More details of our talk can be found below.
 
Tickets for Cabaret are selling fast and Saturday 19 March is sold out. Please email the Music Department to reserve your tickets.
 
The School is working hard to improve and develop our relationship with former pupils (known as Old Verlucians) and Graeme McQueen, Head of Development & Alumni Relations, is taking the lead in this important task. I am very pleased that Joy Odili, a distinguished surgeon and OV, has agreed to be our Guest of Honour at this year’s Speech Day; I look forward to welcoming her to the School. I am also very grateful to OV Nick Walden who has generously sponsored a smart new set of shirts for the 1st XI footballers.
 
Next week we welcome to the School the French exchange pupils from our partner school in Cognac; they will be with us from 1-8 March. Good luck to the Year 5 & 6 pupils on this weekend’s hockey and netball tour to Dorset and also to the many pupils in Years 3-6 taking part in the Mid-Somerset Primary Music Festival. Chamber Choir will be singing in three different classes competing against several other schools from the South West and parents are welcome to come and watch in the Pavilion, Bath from 9.30a.m.


Mark Mortimer
@markd_mortimer
Latest News

REMEMBERING HENRY WORSLEY

26 February 2016
Headmasters pay tribute to a brave and remarkable man - Henry Worsley. Read more

IN TUNE

26 February 2016
Latest issue of In Tune from the Music Department. Read more

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP

24 FEBRUARY 2016
This week we welcomed Stuart Hooper, Captain of Bath Rugby. Read more
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DETERMINATION AND RESILIENCE

23 FEBRUARY 2016
Max Trusler delivers an impressive talk. Read more
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1ST FOOTBALL TEAM SPORT NEW LOOK

22 February 2016
Former captain of the 1st Football Team has generously sponsored new shirts. Read more

CABARET 2016 - TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST!  More info

Upcoming events
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MAR

WORLD BOOK DAY

3 MARCH 2016
Pupils and staff are encouraged to dress up in Shakespeare inspired costume. Read more
18 & 19
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CABARET

18 & 19 mARCH 2016
CABARET 2016 is set to be a glittering evening of fantastic musical entertainment.  Read more
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YEAR 3 & 4 PRODUCTION

10 MARCH 2016 - 6pm
'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' performed by Year 3 & 4.
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PARENTS EVENING

11 MARCH 2016 - 17:00-19:00
Year 8 and Lower Sixth Parents Evening. 
 
Spotlight

MARK SULLY, DEPUTY HEAD (ACADEMIC)

The spotlight turns to our affable, super-organised and football loving Deputy Head (Academic), Mark SullyMark is in his fifth year at Warminster School, having been Head of Maths for the previous four years. Prior to Warminster, he worked at Wells Cathedral School. Originally from Plymouth, Mark now lives in Shepton Mallet with his wife Jemma, 14 month old son Joshua and their two cats. His favourite pastime is football, sadly there is no time for him to continue his playing career nowadays, but he does get great joy (most of the time) in following his beloved Plymouth Argyle... Read more
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