Year: 2020

Climbing Feat

17th December 2020

5th Form pupil, Toby Roberts, has succeeded in achieving his latest intrepid goal of climbing the extraordinary ‘Rainshadow’ following the 9a route. ‘Rainshadow’ is a huge amphitheatre-shaped limestone natural cliff formation rock rising to 260 feet high in the middle of Malham Cove in North Yorkshire. An excellent feat! Due to the COVID pandemic, all…

Music and Art Christmas Competition

11th December 2020

As it has not been possible for us to have concerts and carol services with an audience this year, several local schools were invited to take part in our competition to record a Christmas song or carol to onto our Christmas CD, as well as to create a festive picture for the front and back…

New Bunker Gallery Exhibition

10th December 2020

On the Wednesday 9th December 2020, a new exhibition ‘Receptive Nature’ by one of our resident artists Jess Emsley opened in the Bunker Gallery. Q: What is your current role at King Edward’s Witley and how long are you working at the School? I’m here as an artist in residence for the term. I have…

Check Mate

7th December 2020

On Saturday 5 December, the School held its first remote Chess Tournament. A total of 31 players took part in the Tournament consisting a mix of feeder school guests and King Edward’s pupils. Last year we hosted a ‘Simultaneous Exhibition‘ at the Old Bailey in London with the UK number one player Michael Adams.  This…

Ex-cricketer talks about gambling

7th December 2020

The Sixth Form ‘Inspire Speaker Series’ on Friday 4 December was given by former first-class cricketer and recovering gambler Patrick Foster. Mr Foster gave a powerful and heartfelt 45 minute talk about his life’s successes and achievements and how it almost ended through an uncontrollable addiction to gambling. Born in Africa in 1987, his family…

Sneak-a-Peek Barrister and Solicitor Talk

2nd December 2020

On Tuesday 1st December, our Careers Department held their next event in the careers Sneak-A-Peek series. This time the pupils in the session heard from two Old Witleians who work in Law; one a Barrister and the other a trainee Solicitor. The session was held over Zoom to accommodate pupils in the 4th, 5th and…

Sir Isaac Newton Zooms into the 21st Century

20th November 2020

Sir Isaac Newton caused great excitement this week when he Zoomed in to the virtual Science Lecture! Due to the current COVID restrictions, our local feeder schools were unable to visit for our annual event, so thanks to modern technology, an alternative solution was instigated. Using individual Zoom links, QMH and six prep schools were…

Covid Update from Deputy Head

14th November 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, This is the ‘Friday’ update I promised in my Half Term letter; I apologise that it is 24 hours late. I am pleased to report no further news after the incidents about which I wrote to you earlier in the week. In summary, we have a single COVID case in the…

Bringing the supermarket to School

14th November 2020

With current COVID restrictions, our boarders have been unable to leave the School for activities they usually would do every week, for example going shopping in Guildord and to Sainsbury’s in Godalming. Without these shopping trips, boarders have been missing this fun bonding time with their friends and even the ‘normal’ experience of going to…

King Edward’s appoints new Housemaster

12th November 2020

Mr Josh Andrade has been appointed Housemaster of Queen Mary House from January 2021. His partner, Ms Emma Withers, will join him as a Houseparent. Living in the Lower School House Mr Andrade and Ms Withers will succeed Mr and Mrs Gardner. Mr Andrade is currently Head of Upper Prep (Years 6, 7 and 8,)…

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