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HEADS-UP!
Issue 22

3 march 2017

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It was lovely to see so many parents (and staff, and even some pupils) at last week’s WSPA Quiz & Curry; it was a really enjoyable evening and quizmaster Jeremy Robertson successfully managed to make the rounds quirky, interesting and challenging. No mean feat. As ever, we were treated to some magnificent food. I am very grateful for the continued support and work of the WSPA. High-quality food has been a theme of the last fortnight: tonight we have the annual black-tie CCF ‘Bloody 11th’ dinner night and earlier in the week, we held our annual Musical Dinner Night. I am grateful to former pupil, Major General Tyrone Urch, who is tonight’s guest-of-honour. The Musical Dinner Night was a wonderful evening, at which we entertained some former parents, current parents, OVs, a former Chairman of Governors, feeder school heads and other friends of the School. As well as outstanding food,  we were privileged to hear from Gabriel Travis on the piano, Charlotte Robinson on the cello, Alex Halls on the trumpet and Emma Asprey singing. This musical extravaganza came hot on the heels of last week’s piano recital by James Brown, one of our music teachers, who embarks shortly on a concert tour of New Zealand. It was a gorgeous way to end a busy day.
 
Also last week, I was lucky to be in the front row of a packed auditorium in Bath to watch the Prep dance group perform in the West Wilts Dance Festival. It was a treat and they were great: I was very proud.
 
As well as Cabaret looming on the horizon (I’ve dusted off my ukulele), we have two more Thomas Arnold lectures before the end of term: this coming Monday (6 March) at 7.30, we welcome former solider and author Harry Parker to the School, to talk about his graphic and harrowing novel, ‘Anatomy of a Soldier’, based on his recent service in Afghanistan. Spaces are still available, but please contact Jenni Blair. The last TA lecture of the term is on 22 March, when we will hear from Peter Nixon, the director of the National Trust with an overview of all the Trust’s land, nature, landscape and related buildings throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
There is also the Year 3 & 4  show ‘Hoodwinked’ on 13 & 14 March. Having watched a rehearsal this afternoon, I can tell you it’s good!
 
Mark Mortimer
@markd_mortimer

 

Latest News
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IN-TUNE

3 MARCH 2017
Latest copy of IN-TUNE from the Music Department. Read more
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WORLD BOOK DAY

3 MARCH 2017
Celebrating twenty years of World Book Day. Read more
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A SPORTING HOLIDAY

2 MARCH 2017
There are two great sport camps taking place over the Easter break. Read more
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LEARNING TO FENCE AT WARMINSTER

1 MARCH 2017
Getting to grips with Fencing. Read more
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INSPIRED BY THE CITY OF BATH

28 FEBRUARY 2017
Pupils take inspiration from a recent trip to Bath. Read more
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SOCIETY

27 February 2017
ISS 'play the game'. Read more
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WEST WILTS DANCE FESTIVAL

26 FEBRUARY 2017
Prep pupils take part in the West Wilts Dance Festival. Read more
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THE FISHERMAN'S DAUGHTER

26 FEBRUARY 2017
Mrs Glenny takes to the stage with some of our boarders. Read more
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SPORTS ROUND-UP

25 February 2017
Round-up from Mrs Butterworth. Read more

ALMOST SOLD OUT: **FINAL CALL FOR CABARET TICKETS**

Upcoming events
6
MARCH

THOMAS ARNOLD LECTURE

6 MARCH 2017
Writer and artist Harry Parker joins us as part of the TA Lecture Series. Read more
14 & 15
MARCH

PREP PERFORMANCE

14 & 15 MARCH 2017
Year 3 & 4 perform 'Hoodwinked'.
17 & 18
MARCH

CABARET

17 & 18 mARCH 2017
Cabaret will run over two evenings. Please contact the Music Department for tickets. 
22
MARCH

THOMAS ARNOLD LECTURE

22 MARCH 2017
Peter Nixon, National Trust delivers the final lecture of the term. Read more
24
MARCH

EASTER SERVICE AND END OF TERM

24 mARCH 2017
3.00pm, Minster Church.
4-7
APRIL

EASTER HOCKEY & NETBALL CAMPS

4-7 aPRIL 2017
Sign up to our popular Easter sport camps. Read more
Spotlight

The Spotlight shines on our ‘Sleepless-in-Seattle’ American friend, Debbie Kennett, Warminster’s big-hearted and resourceful Attendance Administrator.
Debbie grew up in wet, damp, sun-deprived Seattle – which she feels was fortuitous considering she married a Brit.  Having attended an all-girls catholic school, her penchant for breaking the rules developed at a very early age.  She went to university in Hawaii before joining the United Nations. She was a Field Personnel Officer specialising in the national staff of field operations, which she thoroughly enjoyed for nearly 10 years. Whilst based in Sierra Leone, she met her husband who was there serving with the British Army. Debbie was swept off her feet by this dashing army officer and has subsequently lived in the UK for 15 years.  She has been part of the Warminster family since her two children Charlie and Evie began in Warminster’s Nursery over ten years ago. Read more


 

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