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Pony Club Area Mounted Games Qualifier
at the Three Counties Showground

April 2015

Pony Club Area Mounted Games Qualifier | Three Counties Showground | April 2015
Georgia and her pony, Toffee, are enjoying mounted games and some success.

The North Hereford team won the Pony Club Area Mounted Games qualifier held at the Three Counties Showground in April.  This takes them on to the Zones in Warwickshire at the end of June.  Here, they will compete against the top three Pony Clubs from each of the 19 Areas in the country to qualify for the Championships and ultimately to gain a place at Horse of the Year Show and win The Prince Philip Cup (#in their dreams!).

Pony Club Area Mounted Games Qualifier | Three Counties Showground | April 2015
Spot Her Majesty the Queen in the Royal Box!

Georgia's team mate, also called Georgia, and her pony, Maggie, competed for England last week at Royal Windsor. She was selected for the team of five which was a huge achievement and very exciting for us all in North Hereford Pony Club.  She had an amazing week at Windsor.  She met the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Philip presented the prizes on the final day.  Wales just beat England with Scotland 3rd, Ireland 4th and Northern Ireland 5th.

The two Georgias and their North Hereford mounted games team will be competing at Gatcombe Park on the 8th and 9th August and would love lots of supporters to cheer them on.

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Malvern College Aquathlon

Saturday 20th May

Well done to all those who swam and ran in the Malvern College Aquathlon on Saturday, 20th May.
Malvern College Aquathlon | Saturday 20th May 2015
Twelve prep schools competed in the U11 and U13 age groups and St Richard's girls and one boy (Alex) performed strongly.

Notable performances came from Laura (4th) and Lucy (7th) in the U11 girls; Mary (8th) and Olivia (17th) in the U13 girls and Alex (16th) in the U11 boys.

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Table-Top Sale

May 2015

There was an excellent turn out for some indulgent retail therapy at Sarah de Rohan’s table-top sale.

Over £450 was raised in the course of the morning.  £284 of this will be combined with the fabulous sum raised by Becky and Alice at the Cake Sale earlier in the term, to create nearly £800 for new show jumps for the school.

Table-Top Sale | May 2015

The remainder has been given to the Pony Club and is going towards their Summer Camp.

This was a fantastic effort by everyone involved - many thanks!

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The Jungle Book by Form 5
at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard

30th April and 1st May

Form 5’s stunning production of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘original’ Jungle Book (much darker and more introspective than the Disney version), took the Conquest Theatre by storm last week.

The key roles, Mowgli (India), Baloo (Maisy) and Bagheera (Cecilia) were perfectly cast and executed with poise and self-assurance.  The other cast members performed admirably, doubling up on parts with ease, assisted by some imaginative costumes and scenery.  Special thanks to Boz, for all his hard work in making this such a watchable performance.

The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May
The Jungle Book | by Form 5 | at The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard | 30th April and 1st May


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Cold Harbour Point-to-Point

Sunday, 3rd May 2015

Cold Harbour Point-to-Point | Sunday, 3rd May 2015
The fearless Tiggy followed up her 4th at the pony racing in Cheltenham by finishing a superb 1st on Chester (out of 8 ponies) in the Racetech Novice Pony Race Qualifier at the Cold Harbour Point-to-Point, cheered on by a group of very enthusiastic and excited St.Dix pupils and their parents waving the school flag!

Tiggy led from the start over an 8 furlong flat course (just over a mile), holding her nerve all the way to a very strong finish.  This qualifies her for the Point-to-Point Novice Racing Finals later this month. Cold Harbour Point-to-Point | Sunday, 3rd May 2015


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In commemoration
of the 800th anniversary
of Magna Carta

May 2015

St Richard’s School Choir were invited to sing a piece of work for the Magna Carta Song Story - In commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015.

In commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015 | May 2015

Hereford Cathedral is celebrating the signing of this historic document through a year of exciting exhibitions, colourful banners, pop up displays, ‘hands on’ interactive and displays of original documents and artefacts, featuring the Cathedral’s own 1217 Magna Carta. Click here for more information.

Parents are invited this Friday 8th May at the Hereford Museum Gallery 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

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U12 England Hockey In2Hockey
Championships: County round

22nd March 2015

U12 England Hockey In2Hockey Championships | 22nd March 2015
Well done to India, Cecilia and Lucy who were selected to represent Stourport Hockey Club in the county round of the U12 7-a-side hockey championships. They played with their new team for the very first time during the morning’s competition, gaining confidence with every match.

They were successful enough to progress through to the next level of the competition and will now represent Stourport Club in the Midlands Regional Finals in Nottingham on 19th April.
U12 England Hockey In2Hockey Championships | 22nd March 2015
U12 England Hockey In2Hockey Championships | 22nd March 2015
U12 England Hockey In2Hockey Championships | 22nd March 2015


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Millfield School
Regional Hockey Tournament

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Millfield School Regional Hockey Tournament | March 2015
The U11 girls had a great day at the regional hockey finals at Millfield.  They knew the competition would be tough so their aim was to win at least one game.  In fact, they won two games comfortably, drew one and narrowly lost three, relinquishing only seven goals in total over the entire six games. Millfield School Regional Hockey Tournament | March 2015
Millfield School Regional Hockey Tournament | March 2015
Millfield School Regional Hockey Tournament | March 2015


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Boarding Weekend
A Trip to Techniquest and the Ice Rink

7th and 8th March 2015

A party of boys spent the day in Cardiff.  First there was a chance to conduct scientific experiments at the hands-on museum Techniquest.  Then a pit stop at McDonalds before a highly successful trip to the ice rink.   By the end of the day no-one was clutching the side and there were impressive skills on show. Boarding Weekend | 7th/8th March 2015
Boarding Weekend | 7th/8th March 2015 Boarding Weekend | 7th/8th March 2015
Boarding Weekend | 7th/8th March 2015 Boarding Weekend | 7th/8th March 2015
Boarding Weekend | 7th/8th March 2015 Boarding Weekend | 7th/8th March 2015


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Little Women

March 2015

Parents and families hugely enjoyed Form 6's production of Little Women this week.  All the cast were superb, there was high standard of acting showing a good understanding of the production.  Lovely costumes and good lighting and back stage support, congratulations to them all and a huge thank you to Boz.

Little Women | March 2015 Little Women | March 2015

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North Hereford Hunt Meet

Saturday 7th February 2015

The North Hereford Hunt met at St Richard's on Saturday 7th February.  After a hearty full English Breakfast the field moved off, jumping the rails down in to Lower Woods.

North Hereford Hunt Meet | Saturday 7th February 2015

Tiggy, Georgia and Sebastian were excused from lessons to join in.  Old St Richard's girl, & eventer, Alice Pearson was Field Master for the day.
North Hereford Hunt Meet | Saturday 7th February 2015 North Hereford Hunt Meet | Saturday 7th February 2015 North Hereford Hunt Meet | Saturday 7th February 2015

The St Richard's grounds & surrounding beautiful Herefordshire countryside the perfect setting for a superb day for them all with some serious hedge hopping thrown in for an extra thrill.

North Hereford Hunt Meet | Saturday 7th February 2015

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St Dix Can Dance

Friday 30th January 2015

St Dix Can Dance | Friday 30th January 2015
Commentators
Student Power ruled the afternoon’s entertainments on Friday 30th January.  They organised the music, told their own jokes, played their own songs and they danced….oh boy, did they dance!  Hip hop, pop, breakdancing, and even a little ballet kept the audience entertained; all under the fabulous banner produced in the Art Department.

St Dix Can Dance | Friday 30th January 2015
Rockos
Flashing lights, smoke and bubbles hurled onto the stage, courtesy of Boz, altogether resulting in a spectacular spectacle for all to see.  The school band played as the votes were cast and, as the audience sang along to the "new school anthem," the scores were tallied.

St Dix Can Dance | Friday 30th January 2015
Winners
The ten strong dance troop “The Real St Richard’s Girls” from Form Five proved the overall champions, but it was the individual stories of blooming confidence and radiant smiles that warmed the hearts of the numerous staff perching at the back of the hall.  The over-riding conclusion was that St Dix certainly Can Dance! Close
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Film Sunday

Saturday 31st January 2015

The children enjoyed a brilliant weekend recreating some of the fight scenes from the Three Musketeers. After an intensive coaching session on Saturday evening on how to compose a safe but exciting-looking sword fight, Sunday was spent being filmed from every possible angle and in every possible place, from the Art Room to the Front Hall Stairs a series of professional-looking combat scenes are now being edited into a film.

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Cake Sale

Friday 23rd January 2015

Parents and children alike left for Exeat weekend having purchased a delicious array of cakes, cookies and biscuits at the cake sale organised by Lucy Hawkins and her team of bakers.

Cake Sale | Friday 23rd January 2015
Many thanks to them and all parents who donated and who stocked up for the weekend!

We raised £200 for the Pre-Prep Garden.

We are looking forward to the Easter Cake and delicious goodies sale prior to the Music Concert on Saturday 21st March.

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Red Nose Day | 13th March 2015
Molly Baker's Eiffel Tower
Paris Trip March 2015
Red Nose Day | 13th March 2015
Supporting Red Nose Day...
St Patrick's Day | March 2015
St Patrick's Day, March 2015

Please feel free to email the school with your news.

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Entrance Exam Results 2015


Congratulations to members of Form 6 (Year 8) who are collecting an impressive array of entrance awards.

So far they have achieved:

Sports Exhibition, Malvern College
2 Drama Scholarships, Malvern College
Headmistress’ Award, MSJ for Sport & Drama
Headmistress’ Award, MSJ for English & Music
Music Scholarship, Malvern College
Academic Scholarship, King's Worcester
2 Music Scholarships, King's Worcester
All-Rounder Exhibition, Christ College, Brecon
Sports Exhibition, Christ College, Brecon
Hereford Cathedral School
Headmaster's Award Dean Close, Cheltenham
Academic Scholarship, Malvern College
Ampleforth College
The Thorneycroft All-Rounder, The Oratory School
Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls
Alington Scholarship, Shrewsbury School

Please click here for more detailed information of the
Leavers' Results for 2015 (password protected)
and here for the
Leavers' Destinations in previous years.

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NSEA Dressage Competition

Sunday, 24th May 2015

On Sunday 24th May, Tiggy and Georgia represented St Richard's at an NSEA dressage competition.

NSEA Dressage Competition | Sunday, 24th May 2015 NSEA Dressage Competition | Sunday, 24th May 2015
Georgia rode a lovely test on her new pony Harry and achieved a very good score, particularly as it was his first ever dressage competition.  Tiggy and Chester performed a very pleasing test to be placed fourth.

NSEA Dressage Competition | Sunday, 24th May 2015
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Mixed Rounders

May 2015

The U11 girls and boys showed they really could work together when they competed against the Moffatts School last week.
Mixed Rounders | May 2015
The boys (who normally play cricket, not rounders) proved their worth with some fabulous hitting and the girls' competent fielding brought many half rounders to a sudden halt.  The strong win was a fine example of team work!

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English Speaking Board

May 2015

English Speaking Board | May 2015
Congratulations to all our English Speaking Board candidates who each achieved Distinction in their recent exams!

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HELLENSMUSIC

May 2015

This week Form 2 visited Hellens Manor near Much Marcle for Hellensmusic 2015.
HELLENSMUSIC | May 2015
Its aim is to showcase some of the world’s greatest musicians, provide them with the opportunity to work together in intimate surroundings to explore new ideas, and to give local audiences the chance to listen to exquisite music in a delightful environment. HELLENSMUSIC | May 2015
The event has a strong focus on music education and training for the young which St Richard's were to be invited to join.   They spent a fascinating day and were even shown around the historic manor house. HELLENSMUSIC | May 2015


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Success in Shrewsbury Aquathlon

May 2015

Well done to Sophie who came 3rd in the Tristar 2 (age 11/12yrs) Category at the Darwin Challenge Aquathlon organised by Shrewsbury Triathlon Club and held at Shrewsbury School on Saturday.

Darwin Challenge Aquathlon | May 2015
She swam 200m followed by a 1800m run.

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Paris Trip

March 2015


Please click here for more photos of the Paris Trip.

Paris Trip | March 2015
Paris Trip | March 2015
Paris Trip | March 2015
Paris Trip | March 2015

Please click here for more photos of the Paris Trip.


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King, Queen, Jack

February 2015

King, Queen, Jack | February 2015
King, Queen, Jack (Jess, India, Imogen & Tatiana) for the first half of term, dressed Red Nose Day style.

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Malvern St James Art Competition

March 2015

Twelve children entered the Malvern St James Art Competition.  There were two categories, 2D and 3D, and they were judged within their year group.  Imogen won her category overall! (see below). Gabriella, Jess, Cecilia and George were awarded Highly Commended certificates by the judge.

Malvern St James Art Competition | March 2015
Congratulations to them all and Mrs Singleton.  Their work will be exhibited at the summer exhibition during Parents’ Weekend, 20th/21st June.

Malvern St James Art Competition | March 2015 Malvern St James Art Competition | March 2015
Malvern St James Art Competition | March 2015 Malvern St James Art Competition | March 2015
Malvern St James Art Competition | March 2015
Imogen's winning trainers.

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RGS Relays

March 2015

Over the past two weeks we have had some fantastic results in the games department. In the RGS Relays the U11 and U13 teams were up against some tough competition as they were in fact competing a year above.

The U11 girls team came 2nd overall and the U13s, who were competing against some very long legged U14 girls, battled their way to come a very respectable 3rd overall.

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Future Schools Evening

Thursday 29th January 2015

Future Schools Evening | Thursday 29th January 2015
We were honoured to welcome heads and representatives from Ampleforth, Malvern, Malvern St James, Rugby School and Uppingham who came to talk to the parents over a glass of wine last Thursday evening.

Each one of them gave an impassioned and enlightening speech about a range of aspects of their schools including IB, the use of social networking, how the importance of pastoral care informs so much of what goes on at each school.

It was lovely to hear St Richard’s described as ‘a gem amongst prep schools’ and the recognition of the values we have and how much this, and the nurturing our pupils on a small scale, sets them up so well for their senior schools. Future Schools Evening | Thursday 29th January 2015
Future Schools Evening | Thursday 29th January 2015


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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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