Congratulations to Hamish Reilly who took part last weekend in the European Biathlon Championships in Portugal representing GB in the U17 category. He qualified in the semi-final on the Saturday to compete in the final of 16 competitors on the Sunday. The event included a 1200m run, followed by a 200m swim, followed by another 1200m run. He produced the race of his life to clinch second place achieving a silver medal and the knowledge he is the second fastest U17 Biathlete in Europe. Well done Hamish.
Tomorrow is a big day: House Launch Day. The first two lessons of the day will be cancelled and students and staff will spend two hours in their new forms meeting their fellow tutees and coming together as one in their first house assembly. We have been building up to this day for over a year now, and we look forward to see how the new structure develops.
On Thursday it is the staff's chance to say goodbye to their colleagues. Over 100 members of staff and former members of staff are all attending the Staffing Leaving Do; enjoying a two course meal prepared by Independent Catering and hearing a number of speeches about leaving staff. It will be an emotional occasions and we wish all leaving staff the best for their futures.
And Friday is the final day of the year which will, as always, finish with an end of term assembly. We are hoping the weather holds to allow for that assembly to take place in the Quad. It will be the last time the current student body have an opportunity to say goodbye to the leaving staff, and it will be the last time they see the current music block building. When we return in September the music block will have been demolished to prepare the ground for the second phase of the building projects. Have a wonderful holiday.