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National Schools Equestrian Association Inter-Schools Show Jumping
Kings Equestrian Centre

Sunday 23rd March 2014
Inter-School Show Jumping | Kings Equestrian Centre | Sunday 23rd March 2014
On Sunday 23rd March, Molly and Georgia represented St Richard's at the Inter-School Show Jumping competition held at Kings.

With Mrs. P's expert guidance, both riders gained individual success and came home with rosettes, and also qualified for the NSEA Midlands and West Regional Championship held at Kings on 23rd November.

Molly, riding Timmy, came second in the 50cm class, and Georgia, on Jason, came 5th in the 60cm class.  Excellent result!  Well done girls! Inter-School Show Jumping | Kings Equestrian Centre | Sunday 23rd March 2014
Inter-School Show Jumping | Kings Equestrian Centre | Sunday 23rd March 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
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West Midland Gymnastics Championships

March 2014
West Midland Gymnastics Championships | March 2014
Congratulations to Lucy who has now successfully completed her third annual grading (Grade 12) in competitive gymnastics at the West Midland Gymnastics championships in Birmingham.  Although no medals were presented for individual apparatus, Lucy's performance on the vault gained her the highest mark out of the 50 competitors in the grading.


West Midland Gymnastics Championships | March 2014
Congratulations also to Morgan who completed her first regional grading, Grade 14, gaining a distinction.  She was placed an excellent 3rd place for Range and Conditioning and 4th for the Beam apparatus.

Levels for regional competitive gymnasts start at Level 14 working towards grade 9, when the grades reach national level.  Grades cannot be started until the age of 8. A grade is obtained for achieving certain standards on all four pieces of apparatus: vault, bars, beam and floor.

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Primary Schools
Cross-Country Championships

Monday, 10th March 2014
Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships | Monday, 10th March 2014
March 10th saw the arrival of 16 local primary schools to St Richard's, and yes, it really was as beautiful as this photo (above) shows.  Spirits were high as the children prepared to tackle the gruelling course in the glorious March sunshine, and, as you will see, our children acquitted themselves very well.

Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships | Monday, 10th March 2014
Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships | Monday, 10th March 2014 Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships | Monday, 10th March 2014
Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships | Monday, 10th March 2014
Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships | Monday, 10th March 2014
Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships | Monday, 10th March 2014
Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships | Monday, 10th March 2014


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Treasure Island

Performed by Form VI
March 2014

These photographs speak for themselves and reveal yet another stunning performance at The Conquest by St Richard's pupils.   This time Form VI re-told the story of Jack Hawkins in Treasure Island: superb performances, stunning make-up and scenery and cohesive directing.  Big thanks and, yet again, well done to St Richard's for laying on two delightful evenings of entertainment.

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Androcles and the Lion

Performed by Form IV
February 2014
Androcles and the Lion | Performed by Form IV | February 2014
The Story ...
Androcles, a slave, is mistreated by his master, so attempts to escape by running away into a forest.  After a while, he stops to rest, but encounters a fiercely roaring lion.  Androcles fears that he will be eaten, but in fact the lion is roaring from the pain of a thorn in its paw.  Androcles helps the lion by pulling out the thorn and washing the wound. Soon afterwards, Androcles is recaptured by his master, and imprisoned.  His punishment will be to be fed to a lion in the big arena, watched by the Emperor and a large crowd.  However, the lion turns out to be the same one that Androcles had helped, and therefore greets the slave in a friendly way.  The Emperor, impressed by the power of their friendship, frees both Androcles and the lion. Androcles and the Lion | Performed by Form IV | February 2014
... performed by Form IV ...
A charming adaption of Bernard Shaw’s well-known tale of Androcles was performed superbly by the members of Form IV.  Two or three leading players, along with a strong supporting cast, gently unfolded the tale between the Romans and the Christians.   The text contained some meaty dialogue which was clearly and fluently presented.  The moral of the play was well interpreted by the whole class and the expectant audience of parents and children were not disappointed.  Many thanks to Form IV, Boz, his assistants and the set designers for such a delightful evening’s entertainment.
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Congratulations
to Ben Nelson who sold raffle tickets and gave a brief presentation at the beginning of the evening on the
British Heart Foundation.
He raised an amazing £250 for the charity.

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Chinese Assembly

January 2014
Chinese New Year
Pupils had a special introduction to Chinese New Year of the Horse, when visitors from Anhui province in China attended the Headmaster's assembly.  The Front Hall was beautifully decorated with red lanterns and various pictures.
Chinese New Year | January 2014
The assembly started with Holly's mum, Connie, helping Pre-Prep 1 & 2 perform a well-known nursery rhyme they learnt in Mandarin.  It was about a wolf coming to call on some baby rabbits, which they all competently sang.
Chinese New Year | January 2014
All the children dressed in red to symbolize luck for the New Year, and wore bunny ears that they had made.  DenDen then sang a poignant traditional Chinese folksong before she and her mother took questions from the pupils.
Chinese New Year | January 2014
Mrs Chun and DenDen had very kindly made traditional Chinese pork and vegetable dumplings, which the children ate and enjoyed, alongside their lunch.

What a treat!
Chinese New Year | January 2014
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Thomas and Motocross

Thomas and Motocross
Thomas started his career in motocross in December 2011 riding with the Cotswold Motocross Club, of which he is a member.

He started out on a 65cc riding in the junior class where he achieved 27th out of 40 in his first year.  2013 brought him some good results when he qualified for the nationals in Exeter and came 10th over all.  His riding was noticed by the officials to be good enough to be picked for the team event in Penybont where he rode for the club team to achieve a first with the other four in the team.  He carried on riding the rest of the season, coming 7th over all in the club, for the year.

Thomas and Motocross
In November 2013 a whole new challenge began for Thomas as he moved up to the 85cc small wheel class.  The bike being a lot bigger and faster meant starting all over again but he is doing well considering he hasn't had much time on the bike due to the weather.

He also gained himself two sponsors for the future who are EFG Harris Alldays (stockbrokers) and Bullet Polish who keep the bike protected.  We are just waiting to start the first round of the club championship now so
good luck Tommy!
Thomas and Motocross
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St Richard's celebrates
the Winter Olympics Sochi-style!

Winter Olympics | February 2014 CAPTION COMPETITION (just for fun):
What is Mr de Falbe thinking?
Answers to the School Office please!



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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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Narnia by Form VI Girls cooking | February 2014

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Marbella Rugby and Netball Tour

March 2014


Marbella Tour Photo Gallery

Marbella Rugby and Netball Tour | March 2014
Years 7 and 8 travelled to Marbella for a very successful netball and rugby tour.  The girls played against an international team from Gibraltar (U15 and they had 12 squads in their year group!).  They were amazing!  Our girls played their best of course but were well beaten.

The second match, against a younger team, was more even and St Richard’s won and on the third day, they had a chance training session with the Gibraltar teams and learnt lots of new skills.

Marbella Rugby and Netball Tour | March 2014
The boys also enjoyed playing a mixture of matches and training sessions with success and again came away with enhanced skills.

The trip also included a tour of Gibraltar, a visit to the WW2 tunnels and meeting some excitable monkeys – who jumped about ‘borrowing’ caps.  There was time at the beach, beautiful weather (30 Celsius), lots of swimming in the hotel pools (there were 4!) and a visit to a crocodile park and theme park.

Marbella Rugby and Netball Tour | March 2014
Marbella Rugby and Netball Tour | March 2014
Certainly a trip to remember for all concerned and our thanks to the staff involved.

Marbella Rugby and Netball Tour | March 2014 Marbella Tour Photo Gallery

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U13 County Netball Tournament

27th March 2014

U13 County Netball Tournament | March 2014
The Senior Girls Netball Team, wearing their smart new sports gear (an off-shoot from the much-enjoyed Marbella Tour), went out on a cracking finale.

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The wind, rain, snow and hail all held off long enough for them to show off their well-honed skills: really synchronized teamwork with beautiful, lightning passes up the length of the court, very strong and assertive in defence and smooth and co-ordinated in the D.

All five of the short games they played, stretched out over a very cold 3 hours, were a pleasure to watch and it’s a great shame to think that yet another netball season has drawn to a close.

U13 County Netball Tournament | March 2014
U13 County Netball Tournament | March 2014
They won all four of their matches in the first round with confidence and ease but were just pipped at the post (by a whisker) in the semi-finals, by their old rivals, HCS.


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Mercian Preparatory Schools
Cross-Country

Tuesday, 11th March 2014
Mercian Preparatory Schools Cross-Country | Tuesday, 11th March 2014
On Tuesday 11th March we were delighted, once more, to welcome local prep school teams to participate in the Mercian Preparatory Schools Cross-Country.  Conditions were near perfect, and expectations were naturally high as the teams prepared to run the course.  Our results were fantastic, and it was a day to remember, as these photos reflect.

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Please send us your photos of the event (and any other event) to add to this page.

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Hereford AA Cross Country Championships

Hereford Racecourse
2nd March 2014

Hereford AA Cross Country Championships | Hereford Racecourse | 2nd March 2014
We continued our impressive vein of cross country form with a series of emphatic victories at the Herefordshire Athletic Association Cross Country Championships,
where we won 8 medals!

Under 11 girls
India - first
Mary - second
Cecilia - third
Georgia - fourth

Under 10 girls
Tatiana - first
Lucy - second
Kinvara - fourth
Georgie - fifth

Under 11 boys
Thomas - first

Under 9 boys
Alex - second

Under 9 girls
Laura - second

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Strictly Dancing Hereford

Friday 7th March, 2014


This year St Richard's are supporting the wonderful 'Strictly Dancing Hereford' event in aid of the Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust on 12th April.  So what better excuse to get all dressed up and glide around the Assembly Hall?
Perfect!

Strictly Dancing Hereford | March 2014
Strictly Dancing Hereford | March 2014
Strictly Dancing Hereford | March 2014
Strictly Dancing Hereford | March 2014
Strictly Dancing Hereford | March 2014
Strictly Dancing Hereford | March 2014



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King, Queen, Jack

Lent Half-Term 2014
King, Queen, Jack | Lent Half-Term 2014
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Abberley Hall Relays

Sunday, 9th February 2014
Well done to all our runners!

Abberley Relays is well known for the varied and rough terrain, true grit is needed over the combination of stone tracks and paths.

The U11 relay is 1.2km and the U13 relay 2km.
11 schools took part from the UK.

Abberley Hall Relays | Sunday 9th February 2014
Senior BoysJunior Boys
D ClarkT Jackson
F RobertsP Howells
B HodgettsA Powell
B NelsonB Baker

Danny Clark was the fastest boy on the day, out of ALL schools, with 6.15 minutes – the course record is 6.08.



Senior GirlsJunior Girls
O RiggallI Roberts
K GarrattC Roberts
L NelsonT Roberts
M BakerM Hayton-Lee

Our U11 girls, pictured below with Abberley Hall Headmaster, John Walker, achieved a fantastic second place with a time of 22.43 minutes – the course record is 22.29.

Abberley Hall Relays | Sunday 9th February 2014 A fantastic effort was made from all involved on a very wet and wind-lashed afternoon.  Our children were very supportive of their team members, some running the last steep bank and 200metre climb over and over again to support runners to the finish line.

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Monty climbs Snowdon

July 2013

Monty climbs Snowdon | July 2013
St Richard's pupil, Monty, climbed Snowdon in July 2013, on his seventh birthday!

and was very grateful for his very effective hat...
Monty climbs Snowdon | July 2013

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Riding Weekend

February, 2014

The first weekend in February saw the first of regular Riding Weekends to be organised by Mrs de Falbe.  The bad weather held off and the weekend was deemed a great success by all.  Many thanks to the children, the parents, Mrs Pearson and Mrs de Falbe for their input and valuable support.
Riding Weekend | February 2014
The fun started on Saturday evening when the children all had a go at making pasties shaped like haynets, with a variety of fillings... none very pasty-ish, with most of the children favouring bacon, cheese, sausage and beans as fillings!  They then watched 'Tangled' with Lesley and Pip before going happily off to bed.
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Sunday dawned unexpectedly sunny and bright, almost warm, with the five ponies arriving bright and early at around 9am.  Mrs Pearson took them for mounted games.  The ponies were very bouncy to begin with, while the ponies soon settled unfortunately George took a tumble, but bravely got straight back on and carried on regardless. They played walk, trot and run, grandma's footsteps, musical chairs....all was great fun.
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In the afternoon they were shown how to lunge by Mrs de Falbe and then all had a go.  Henry (the horse) was wonderfully quiet by then, so the children had a job to get him going, excellent practice and so not a bad thing at all.  Then there was time for a bit more riding before the evening set in.  All in all a fun day.

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(what they wrote about us...)


The big advantage of a small school is that everyone gets to have a go at everything – so at St Richard’s, every child is in a sports team, gets a part in the school play and tries their hand at an instrument.   The result?  Happy children who head on to their first choice of senior school with confidence and a have-a-go attitude.  ‘The difference in my daughter is amazing,’ says one mother. ‘I can’t recommend St Richard’s highly enough.’  The academic record is enviable – lots of medals in the UK maths challenge; pupils excel at slightly offbeat sports like karate and gymnastics; and the school reports ‘more distinctions in music exams than ever before’.  The dream team at the top, Mr and Mrs Cheesman, have moved on – Fred de Falbe, from Knightsbridge School, is taking the reins.

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