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Sponsored bike ride for
Cure Leukaemia

Easter Holidays 2016

Sponsored bike ride for Cure Leukaemia | Easter 2016
Three 6th Form leavers, Jess, Georgia and Maisie are raising funds for Cure Leukaemia and St Richard’s during the Easter Holidays, with a bike ride, coast to coast, along Hadrian's Wall.  The bike ride is 173 miles long and they are hoping to do this in 2/3 days, depending on the weather – that’s between 60 and 80 miles per day!

The girls tell us “Cure Leukaemia is a small charity based in Birmingham and we chose it because one of our friend’s cousins and our current head boy both had leukaemia when they were little.  Both are now recovered after lots of help so we thought this would be a great way to give back!”

Sponsored bike ride for Cure Leukaemia | Easter 2016
Please take a look at the Cure Leukaemia website.  We are hopeful that, after half-term, a Trustee from the Charity will be able to come and talk to the pupils, about the work Cure Leukaemia does.

If you would like to sponsor the girls please visit their Virgin Money Giving page.

We will keep you updated with photographs and news of their trail bike rides – joined by Mrs Mog, Hardy, Pip, Matt and Frank.  Go! Go! Go! Sponsored bike ride for Cure Leukaemia | Easter 2016


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King, Queen, Jack

Second half of Michaelmas Term 2015

King, Queen, Jack | Second half of Michaelmas Term 2015
Congratulations to our Jacks (Miguel and Alvaro), Queen (Tatiana) and King (Kinvara) who gained 53.5 green cards over the term!

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Christmas Feast and Disco

December 2015

The Christmas Feast was a fantastic success, deliciously scrumptious food – THANKS Sue and Liz!

The sixth formers surpassed themselves with a great range of costumery: as diverse as it was splendid, with Alex as pea in a pod, Jess and Cece spitting images of the lead characters from Wreck it Ralph and Amber a very convincing reindeer leading the all-conquering carriage of characters from Frozen, including Mary HL dressed as the corpulent Olaf.

As the photos show the children danced the night away – every song requested came up.

Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015
Feast and Disco | December 2015


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Christmas Fayre

November 2015

The centerpiece of this week must surely be the most fabulous Christmas Fayre...
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Christmas Fayre | November 2015
...with loads of colourful stalls...

Christmas Fayre | November 2015
...heart-warming Carols from the choir...

Christmas Fayre | November 2015
...the cafe brimming with delicious food...

Christmas Fayre | November 2015
...and the pop-up buskers to entertain the shoppers.

Christmas Fayre | November 2015
Once again it was masterminded by Lucy Hawkins and Stef Simmons and helped by many, many parents, whose loyal and invaluable volunteering is absolutely the life blood of the school, and for which we are all most grateful.

The amount raised was actually on a par with last year, with over £5000 raised after costs and represents a huge success, with at least £540 going to the MARS charity.

Thank you all!

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Hockey Tournament

November 2015

The U12 Girls played a hockey tournament at Leominster Astro on Wednesday 11th November.

The match was kindly sponsored by TM Factors Herefordshire and the other teams were from The Elms, The Downs Malvern College Prep and Lucton School.

Excellent play by each member of the team meant that St Richard's proudly came away with the trophy, having won all three matches.

Hockey Tournament | November 2015
Well done that team!

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Royal Shrewsbury Hunt
5th Annual Prep Schools'
Cross-Country Championships

October 2015

Royal Shrewsbury Hunt | October 2015
St Richard’s entered teams of U13/U11 boys and girls into the annual and always exciting Royal Shrewsbury Hunt. With more than 170 boys and girls from schools around the UK, they are competing at the top levels.

Both the U13 and U11 Girls achieved an outstanding 3rd place and Bronze medals.  Mary came first in the U13 race and won Gold Medal, her sister Laura won her U11 race – another Gold medal for those girls!

Other notables were Morgan who came 6th (U11) and Jess who came 9th (U13).

Very well done to all the teams!

It was also super to see Old Ricardians, Tiggy and Thomas.

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Hunter Trials

Friday 2nd October 2015

Hunter Trials | Friday 2nd October 2015
We were blessed with wall to wall sunshine.  That meant we were happy and so were our guests, six competitors from Moffatts.  It was lovely to have them...... made it much more of a "thing".  Many thanks to Kate Killick, Karen Oliver and a few parents for making the not inconsiderable effort to get here!!

Moffatts were slightly less experienced than St Richard's but coped well with the unfamiliar jumps and undulations.  St Richard's, on home ground went well.  Bit of a relief really!

After the competition, we all gathered in the drawing room for tea and prize giving.  Log presented the rosettes and trophies.  Log is the sister of the late Ursula Tremlett, who used to run St Richard's with her husband Caspar around thirty years ago.  It was they who brought St Richard's from Malvern many moons ago.  Log, whose real name is Mrs. Veronica (no one calls her that) Hall used to run Wells House Prep School with her late husband Pimm.

Dicky also graced us with her presence... so good to see her back in her role of starter and judge of fence one and two.   Boz did his usual job of scorer and produced the results before I'd even had one sip of tea and a piece of delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake made by those two marvellous cooks Liz and Sue.

I couldn't run a Hunter Trial without all those brilliant people plus all the fabulous fence judges. Thank you all.   The competition was won by the combination who had the least jumping penalties and fastest at the gate.

RESULTS
 
St Richard's
1st. Molly and Finlay
(6 secs faster at the gate than the other clear, Georgia)
2nd. Georgia and Harry
3rd. Florrie and Jason
4th. Mary and Fred
5th. Serena and Spot
 
Moffatts
1st. Mandy and Fidget
2nd. Finn and Barney
3rd. Jack and Bea
4th. Sofia and Murphy
5th. Lizzie and Inshallah
6th. Callum and Jiggy


Hunter Trials | Friday 2nd October 2015
Hunter Trials | Friday 2nd October 2015
Hunter Trials | Friday 2nd October 2015


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Malvern College Prep Schools Arts Day

September 2015

Malvern College Prep Schools Arts Day | September 2015
Form 4 enjoyed a day at Malvern College Prep Schools’ Arts Day and worked alongside Malvern College pupils in the areas of Art, Design and Technology, Drama or Music.

The photographs speak for themselves!

Malvern College Prep Schools Arts Day | September 2015
Malvern College Prep Schools Arts Day | September 2015
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Malvern College Prep Schools Arts Day | September 2015
Malvern College Prep Schools Arts Day | September 2015
Malvern College Prep Schools Arts Day | September 2015


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(what they wrote about us...)


Fred 'Mr Fab' de Falbe is making St Richard's much bigger rivals sit up and take notice.  We don't often hear about prep-school children listening to Shostakovich at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, or having Family Fast Days, when it's imagined that the dining hall has been destroyed and the sports hall has become a refugee camp (soup was served in 'shocked silence', we're told).   There are plenty of more regular school activities here too.  The cross-country runners trounced the opposition at the national championships.  There are nine different orchestral and choral groups, and another bumper crop of scholarships.  Mr de Falbe describes his pupils' deep pride in being 'a bit offbeat... they're a crusty band of characters who know how to get the most out of life'. Our spy's verdict: 'Going from strength to strength.'
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U13s Hockey Tournament at Brecon

20th September 2015


U13s Hockey Tournament | Brecon | September 2015

Congratulations to the mixed U13/U12 hockey team who won all 6 matches of their U13 hockey tournament at Christ College Brecon playing against Llandovery College, Hereford Cathedral, Christ College Brecon, St.John’s, Brecon Hockey Club and Moreton Hall.

U13s Hockey Tournament | Brecon | September 2015

They amassed an incredible total of 28 goals, conceding only 1 goal over the whole tournament! It was a fantastic effort by all the girls and a terrific start to the season.

U13s Hockey Tournament | Brecon | September 2015



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The latest recruit to the ROC | Lent 2016
The latest recruit to the ROC - Lent 2016
Global Goals on CAFOD Day | September 2015
Children hold up the 17 Global Goals on CAFOD Day
Maria playing outside at Croft Castle | Summer 2015
Maria playing outside at Croft Castle - Summer 2015

Please feel free to email the school with your news.

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Scholarships, Awards and Entrances
achieved to date for September 2016

Congratulations!


Jamie
Drama Exhibition, Malvern College
Music Exhibition, Malvern College

Jessica
Art Exhibition, Malvern College

Florence
Drama Scholarship, Prior Park College

Georgia
Riding and Sports Scholarship, Malvern St James

Molly
Riding Exhibition, Malvern St James


Please click here for more information of the
Leavers' Destinations in previous years.

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Cake Sale

Lent 2016

Cake Sale - Lent 2016
Thank you to the parents and staff who supported the cake sale in aid of the Malta Tour.

The girls were brilliant at setting up the stall, pricing the cakes and other goodies and selling furiously!

The sale raised £216.30 which is a terrific sum going towards the cost of the team hoodies.

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The Nativity

December 2015

The Nativity | Michaelmas 2015

The Pre-Prep and Nursery departments held their nativity play, A Miracle in Town, on Wednesday 2nd December.  The children sang beautifully, the Kings gave their gifts with enthusiasm, the shepherds gathered their flock of lambs for baby Jesus and the little angels looked angelic as always.  Pre-Prep 2 serenaded Jesus with their violins and the narrators had learnt an enormous amount of words which was an amazing achievement.

We had a fantastic turn out of parents and grandparents too - what a wonderful way to start Christmas!

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The Nativity | Michaelmas 2015
The Nativity | Michaelmas 2015


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Murder Mystery Weekend

7th November


Boarders enjoyed a ‘Cluedo’ style investigation around the house, undertaking tasks, answering questions and avoiding a terrifying ghost!

Murder Mystery Weekend | November 2015

There were two winning teams who correctly solved the murder and all boarders enjoyed the evening adventure.

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Green Card Awards

First half of Michaelmas Term 2015

Green Card Awards | First half of Michaelmas Term 2015
Congratulations to our King (Kinvara), Queen (Tatiana) and Jack (Laetitia) for the first half of this term...

Green Card Awards | First half of Michaelmas Term 2015
... and to More, who won the House Cup - it was a well-fought battle.

Cecilia, Head of More, is pictured above with the trophy.

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Cadbury World

October 2015

Cadbury World | October 2015
In their haste to reach the Cadbury shop, Hardy led the way so that Form 4 went at a slower pace!

They entered the world of the Astec Jungle to discover where the cocoa bean grew and learnt how Hernán Cortéz brought the cocoa bean back Europe and how chocolate quickly became the drink of choice in high society.

They wandered through the Bournville Experience which focuses on the Cadbury family who built a new and better kind of factory, for its workers, in a green-field site away from the smoke and grime of the city, and documents how the Bournville Village came to be built.

Cadbury World | October 2015

Finally they watched the Cadbury World chocolatiers demonstrate traditional chocolate-making skills and were delighted to reach the Cadbury shop and stock up on chocolate!

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Out of Nature Sculpture Exhibition
Newport House, Almeley

October 2015

Forms 1 and 2 and Pre-Prep 1 & 2 visited the Out of Nature Sculpture Exhibition at Newport House, Almeley (home of the Watt family).

Out of Nature | October 2015
Out of Nature | October 2015

The children saw about 200 pieces of outdoor sculptures in the formal gardens, around the lake and in the walled garden, as well as some indoor pieces in “the pub” and the greenhouses, by around 40 different artists from all over the UK, as well as Germany and France.

Out of Nature | October 2015

They took part in a workshop with artist in residence, Jon Edgar, and spent some time clay modelling and carving into soap.

Out of Nature | October 2015
Out of Nature | October 2015
Out of Nature | October 2015
Out of Nature | October 2015


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Stonar Mini Inter-Schools
One Day Event

Saturday 26th September 2015

Stonar Mini Inter-Schools One Day Event | September 2015
We were delighted and very proud to send a team this year to the 28th running of the Stonar ODE.

The team held their own to finish a creditable 7th out of 14 teams (250 competitors!) – just missing out on a rosette.

Well done Georgia B on Harry, Molly B on Finlay, Mary H-L on Fred and Serena T on Spot.

Stonar Mini Inter-Schools One Day Event | September 2015
Stonar Mini Inter-Schools One Day Event | September 2015
Stonar Mini Inter-Schools One Day Event | September 2015
Stonar Mini Inter-Schools One Day Event | September 2015
Stonar Mini Inter-Schools One Day Event | September 2015
Stonar Mini Inter-Schools One Day Event | September 2015
Stonar Mini Inter-Schools One Day Event | September 2015
Stonar Mini Inter-Schools One Day Event | September 2015


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Global Goals on CAFOD Day

September 2015

On Friday 25th September 2015, 193 world leaders committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.

As they were launched Pope Francis was addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

CAFOD Day | September 2015
Helping CAFOD is our opportunity to play a part in helping to achieve these goals.  After Fast lunch of soup, bread and an apple the children lined up in houses for the Dizzy Goals challenge which involved circling a football 13 times and then running to kick a ball at a goal.  There was a lot of 'dizzy' running, fun and laughter and even some goals.

The children are seen here holding up the 17 Global Goals.

CAFOD Day | September 2015
CAFOD Day | September 2015
CAFOD Day | September 2015


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