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Tetrathlon 2014

Sunday 14th September 2014

From Tri- to Tetra-thlon:
Running, Shooting, Riding and now Swimming!
Increased turnout at St. Richard’s second Pony Club
Multi-event ensures successful day for all!


Last Sunday, St.Richard’s School, Bredenbury, held their second annual Pony Club multi-event, a Tetrathlon, building on the huge success of their inaugural Triathlon the previous year. Run by the North Hereford Hunt Pony Club (NHHPC), 85 participants (over a quarter more than last year), aged from 4 to 14, swam, shot, ran and rode their way around the beautiful grounds and cross country course of the rural, independent school near Bromyard. Many local pony clubs such as the Ledbury; South Hereford & Ross Harriers; Radnor & West Hereford and the Ludlow, entered teams, as well as those from further afield such as the Heythrop and Cotswold Vale pony clubs. A number of St.Richard’s pupils also participated representing the NHHPC.

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Tetrathlon 2014 | 4th September 2014
The day was expertly organised by St.Richard’s parent, Rachel Barrett and NHHPC District Commissioner, Jane Sale, who drew on volunteers from St.Richard’s parent’s body, the staff and friends of the Pony Club. ‘This was a brilliantly organised event by the NHHPC held in the most fantastic setting of St.Richard’s School’, enthused North Herefordshire Hunt parent, Belinda McMullen whose two children were competing.

St.Richard’s Headmaster, Fred de Falbe, commented, ‘The increase in the number of competitors this year from both the immediate vicinity and further afield show what a popular event this has become. It was an honour to be asked to give out the prizes again and to be able to hold the shooting event in our newly refurbished sports hall.’

ST RICHARD'S RESULTS

MINIMUS GIRLS

Geogia
12th in Swimming, 3rd in Shooting, 7th in Running,
1st= in Riding, 4th overall (out of 16)
Tetrathlon 2014 | 4th September 2014

Tiggy
14th in Swimming, 8th in Shooting, 15th in Running
1st= in Riding, 9th overall (out of 16) Tetrathlon 2014 | 4th September 2014


NOVICE JUNIOR BOYS

Louis
2nd in Swimming, 1st in Shooting, 3rd in Running
4th in Riding, 3rd overall (out of 5) Tetrathlon 2014 | 4th September 2014

Many thanks to Pearson Eventing for these photographs.



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INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

Class One, Tiddlers boys & girls (4-7 years)
George Duff, North Hereford
Class Two, Tadpoles boys (8-9 years)
Finlay Davison, North Hereford
Class Three, Tadpoles girls (8-9 years)
Charlotte Smith, Radnor and West Hereford
Class Four, Minimus girls (10-11)
Lottie Roberts, Cotswold Vale
Class Five, Minimus boys (10-11)
Charlie Brown, Ludlow
Class Six, Novice boys (12-13)
George Daly, Ludlow
Class Seven, Novice girls (12-13)
Poppy May, Ludlow

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TEAM WINNERS

Class One: Ludlow
Class Two: North Hereford
Class Three: North Hereford/Heythrop
Class Four: North Hereford
Class Five: Ludlow
Class Six: North Hereford/Ledbury
Class Seven: Ludlow

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Lucy's Athletic Successes

Summer 2014

Lucy has made a successful start to her athletics career, representing Worcester Athletics Club
as an under-11!

Lucy's Athletic Successes | Summer 2014
In the Club Championships on the 7th September, she came joint first in the 75m sprint setting a new girls U11 club record of 11.4 seconds.

Lucy's Athletic Successes | Summer 2014
This was followed by a PB in the U11 long jump of 3.76m (also beating the first U13 girl by 1cm!).

Lucy's Athletic Successes | Summer 2014
Finally, she wrapped the day up with a first in the girls U11 vortex howler of 22.17m (another club record).

Lucy's Athletic Successes | Summer 2014
These wins followed her first athletics match at the Cheltenham Young Athletes Open conducted in torrential rain on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August.  Despite the weather, she managed to win the overall U11 multi-sport award, gaining a gold and two silvers for the U11 speed bounce, 75m and long jump respectively.

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Activities Day

June 2014

Eagles, vultures, skunks, lizards, armadillos, tortoises, meerkats, owls, snakes, hedgehogs and spiders in the morning...
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...gory makeup in the afternoon...
Activities Day | June 2014 Activities Day | June 2014 ...followed by a game of cricket and the traditional waterslide - all made for another happy Activities Day at St Richard's.

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Gymkhana

Thursday 5th June 2014

Gymkhana | Thursday 5th June 2014
Gymkhana | Thursday 5th June 2014
Gymkhana | Thursday 5th June 2014
Gymkhana | Thursday 5th June 2014
Gymkhana | Thursday 5th June 2014
Gymkhana | Thursday 5th June 2014
Gymkhana | Thursday 5th June 2014
Gymkhana | Thursday 5th June 2014
Gymkhana | Thursday 5th June 2014


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Cake Sale

Friday 23rd May, 2014

Cake Sale | Friday 23rd May, 2014

Thank you all for braving the driving rain on Friday and supporting the cake sale which was a great success and raised a whopping £406!

There were baskets of delicious strawberries too.

Funds raised are going to the riding department.

Thank you too to the team of organisers, you were fantastic!

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Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert

Friday 25th April, 2014

The concert raised £376 and the funds will be split between the redecoration of the Music Room and The Xavier Project.


Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
The summer term has got off to a cracking start with the wonderful Lydia Baylis concert yesterday evening.  She has our heartfelt thanks – and a whole new set of blue and gold fans!  The school sat enthralled while Lydia sang, with Ross accompanying her on the guitar.

Then the roles were reversed for our children to sing and play for her; she confessed afterwards to being 'completely overwhelmed by the fresh sweetness of their talent'.  High praise indeed, and lovely to hear from her. Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014
Lydia Baylis Workshop and Concert | Friday 25th April, 2014


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Richard's Report
Edition 1

Lent 2014

Richard's Report | Edition 1 | Lent 2014

Click here to download the first edition of Richard's Report, a new school Newsletter, designed and created by Danny Clark and the Sixth Form. Close

Welcome to the News Page

Click on the news item you would like to see.

'Rather be' video | Made for the 2014 Leavers
Narnia by Form VI
St Richard's celebrate Jubilee Day, June 2012
Yes, we know this out-of-date, but have brought it out of the archives due to popular demand!  We challenge you to watch it and not gulp.
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Please feel free to email the school with your news.

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(what they wrote about us...)


Hold on to your hats: 'Mr Fab, has landed.  It was a great coup for St Richard's to land Fred de Falbe as its new head, fresh from Knightsbridge School, where he was deputy head - a giant step from chichi SW1 to leafy Bromyard, but a very successful one.  'Herefordshire school to teach Chinese,' reported the local paper incredulously - but introducing Mandarin is just the start of it.  Boarding numbers are up, buoyed by ambitious trips for full-boarders and the introduction of riding weekends.  Lots of whizzy IT stuff too, including new ipads.  The sports teams are, says Fred, in 'flourishing form' - particular credit to the cross-country girls.  Some 78 per cent of last year's leavers won scholarships.  Underpinning all this is the school's Catholic ethos, 'delivered in an unpushy way', we're told. Local rivals need to watch out: the new, improved St Richard's is ab fab.

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First Boarding Weekend of the Year

6th/7th September 2014


Form II (Year 4) made a video of their visit.
Click here to watch it

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First Boarding Weekend of the Year | 6th/7th September 2014
Fantastic first boarding weekend of the year... All of Form II came, with a Sunday visit to High Mass at the Birmingham Oratory and then to the National Science Festival at the University of Birmingham. Robots, dodgems and a beautiful day in the sunshine.

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Motorcross Successes

Summer 2014

Motorcross successes for St Richard's boys | Summer 2014

At the Bridgestone National I competed in the Motorcross.  There were 6 rounds you had to do or more to get one.  I competed in all 6 and came 13th overall, and received a gold medal.  This was the final sponsored by Lockton and BSMA hosted the event. It was all the different clubs racing together.  It was at a sand track where I came 14th.

Thomas



Motorcross successes for St Richard's boys | Summer 2014

I competed in the Motorcross Championship at Weatheroak in the Cotswolds.  I came 1st out of 12 in the 65CC.

Will



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Leavers' Week

Summer 2014

Below are a few images to give a taster of the many things the Leavers did during their two weeks.

If you have any photos from the fortnight that you would like to add to this page then please send them to the School Office.

Click here to see the slide show that they created for the last day of term - it's on YouTube and will open in a new window.

Leavers' Week | Summer 2014 Leavers' Week | Summer 2014
Leavers' Disco...

Leavers' Week | Summer 2014 Leavers' Week | Summer 2014
...Beach Ride...

Leavers' Week | Summer 2014
...Staff vs Leavers rounders...

Leavers' Week | Summer 2014
...Staff vs Leavers cricket.

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Lucton Aquathlon - a winning quartet!

Monday 30th June, 2014

Four St Richard's girls showed their strength and stamina when they competed in the 4th Lucton School Aquathlon on 30th June.  Despite fielding the smallest number of competitors in the event, St Richard's showed the other schools that their girls meant business!

They first swam in the pool before transitioning in the sports hall and then running several laps of the playing field in very hot and humid conditions.  All four of them performed brilliantly and all were placed in the first three of their age category.

Lucton Aquathlon | Monday 30th June, 2014
1st place, Year 6: Mary Hayton-Lee
swam 8 laps and ran 2000 metres

2nd place, Year 5: Lucy Marriott
swam 6 laps and ran 1600 metres

3rd place, Year 5: Sophie Collins
6 laps and 1600 metre run

2nd place, Year 4: Laura Hayton-Lee
4 laps and 1200 metre run

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Lucton Aquathlon | Monday 30th June, 2014 Lucton Aquathlon | Monday 30th June, 2014
Congratulations to them all for some splendid performances.

Lucton Aquathlon | Monday 30th June, 2014
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North Herefor Hunt Pony Club

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Georgia Barrett and her North Hereford Hunt Pony Club team have been successful in their recent Mounted Games competitions.

What started as a bit of non-competitive fun has taken them to now qualify for the Pony Club Championships in August at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire.

The team have also been invited to compete at The CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace on Saturday 19th July and would welcome lots of supporters please.  North Hereford need all the support they can get as we'll be up against the best in the country!  No exaggeration!

We have also been invited to the Herefordshire County Fair on Sunday 3rd August so if you are going to be there please come and cheer Georgia and her team on.

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Five Pupils are Confirmed

by His Grace George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff
Monday 16th June 2014

Confirmation | Monday 16th June 2014
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Confirmation | Monday 16th June 2014
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Confirmation | Monday 16th June 2014
Confirmation | Monday 16th June 2014
Confirmation | Monday 16th June 2014


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Grandparents' Tea Party

Thursday 15th May, 2014

Earlier this week many of our pupils were joined by their grandparents for a new event - the Grandparents' Tea Party.

On arrival they were given a tour of the school by their grandchildren, who were encouraged to show them, for instance, pieces of work that they were particularly proud of, or their favourite parts of the school or even something that they might think their grandparents might be particularly interested in.  Some of the tours were quite long!

Then everyone was treated to a feast of sandwiches, biscuits and cakes: thank you cooks once again!

Grandparents' Tea Party | May 2014
Grandparents' Tea Party | May 2014
Grandparents' Tea Party | May 2014
Grandparents' Tea Party | May 2014
Grandparents' Tea Party | May 2014
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Forms V and VI visit the Barber Institute

Thursday 24th April, 2014


Further photos of the visit to the Barber Institute

Forms V and VI visit Birmingham | April 2014

We all had a fantastic day! We started our day at The Barber Institute with the theme of Dragons and Mythological creatures. We explored the gallery looking for Dragons in sculptures and paintings with the help of our guide Lisa who was absolutely brilliant! She brought everything to life and explained a bit about the history of art as well as the mythological stories that the works were based on. We then had an hour workshop creating our own dragons using clay and wire if required!

Forms V and VI visit Birmingham | April 2014

We had a quick lunch and then managed to squeeze in a sculpture trail culminating in a Barbara Hepworth, before boarding the coach and heading off to the canal. The sun was shining and we had a very relaxed hour looking at the sights from our boat as we drifted along before getting back on to dry land for some quick landscape sketching, giving us all a good opportunity to draw the canal and it’s colourful narrow boats.

All too soon we headed off back to school, clutching our boxes of dragons and feeling pleasantly tired! Forms V and VI visit Birmingham | April 2014

Further photos of the visit to the Barber Institute

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