Once again I would like to take the time to thank the pupils in your school who entered the Willoughby Memorial Trust’s Lincolnshire School Poetry Competition. The Presentation Evening was held at the Willoughby Memorial Gallery in Corby Glen last Friday and I attach a photograph of the event which I thought you might like to see. You may recognise one of your pupils there although a couple of prize winners were not able to attend the evening. Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, the Chairman of the Trust, is pictured on the left and Camilla McLean, Stamford Poet Laureate and judge is pictured on the right. This photograph along with the winning poems will be placed on the Willoughby Memorial Gallery’s website shortly, www.willoughbygallery.com.
We are already looking forward to the competition in 2017 and the theme will be ‘Freedom’!!
The music department kicked off their annual concert series with a woodwind concert at the end of November. The evening featured many soloists plus flute choir, clarinet choir and saxophone ensemble. The photo shows the flute choir performing Mexican Hat Dance.
The Sixth Form mathematicians gained impressive UKMT Individual Senior Mathematics Challenge results consisting of four gold, nine silver and 17 bronze. Harry Elliot and Karan Gupta have been selected to go through to the Senior Kangaroo and Oscar Simpson and Joshua Smailes have been invited to participate in the British Mathematical Olympiad. Only 1,000 invitations for the British Mathematical Olympiad are sent to pupils who score highly in the Senior Challenge each November.