BFS Community Spring Fair Update
Tickets are selling! They are available outside the school office on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes (children 50p, adults £1, family ticket £2). Please buy early to help the students in their planning.
Do you have any bric-a-brac in good condition that you would like to donate to our stall? Unwanted children's toys, books or clean clothing all welcome. Or, would you like to donate to our tombola prizes? Please get these donations to our reception.
Thank you so much for your support either with donations or with your enthusiasm on the day, or both.
Fixture of the Week
Over in West London, we sent a team to the gladiatorial arena also known as Rosslyn Park, for the National Schools Sevens Rugby Championship. As a rugby competitions go, it’s a big one and all of the dominant rugby-playing schools enter a team, with many of them being renowned fee-paying institutions; and a not insignificant 7,000 players. We were drawn in a tough group, with local rivals Bristol Grammar, the mighty Bedford School, Uppingham and Lord Wandsworth.
Our first game was against the Hampshire titans of Lord Wandsworth; a daunting task with their most-famous old-boy being Johnny Wilkinson. Not to be outdone, the team fought until the last; working harmoniously together with skill, fluidity and purpose. A score down in the last 90 seconds, the magnificent seven worked the ball upfield, outwards and wide, the despairing hands of the hants handed-off with courage, to score a try with the last movement of the game and win by 29-28. It’s the stuff legends are made of and this win will be talked about through the ages, an inspiration to our teams lower down the school, a statement of what can be done, and how. We finished fourth in the pool, struggling to reach the highs against highly professional outfits; but showing heart, determination and character throughout.
A special mention to George Bond, George Fowler and Josh Blackman who were fantastic throughout, not only on the pitch but in and around the fields with their impeccable behaviour and manners, their maturity and presence. Thank you also to Mr Tolman and Mr Walker for organising, coaching, supporting, and driving up and down the M4. A fantastic day for the school.