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Month: September 2021

‘Other Guys’ audition

30th September 2021

Today, Thursday 30 September, the team behind a brand new theatre production ‘Other Guys’ visited our school to cast 5 of our pupils in roles for the show which will be performed in London in January 2022. Other Guys is a verbatim play written by Shireen Mula (National Theatre Connections). It is a verbatim play…

Pupils perform in House Variety Show

30th September 2021

On Thursday 30th September, our Senior Houses: Elizabeth, Tudor, Edward, Grafton, Ridley and Wakefield all took part in the 2021 House Variety Show. The Show was a chance for each House to show off their talent and to perform to pupils and staff from across the School. Each House was required to perform three different…

20th Century Art Masterclass

24th September 2021

Today our pupils from all year groups attended a fantastic interactive virtual workshop from the V&A in London, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. The workshop focused on 20th Century Art such as Art Deco, Modernism and Postmodernism and was led as part of the V&A’s Virtual Classroom programme. The workshop was…

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Practice Expedition

24th September 2021

On Friday 24th September through to Sunday 26th September, some of our 5th Form pupils set out on their Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award practice expedition to the New Forest. To prepare for their Silver award, pupils were required to complete a total of 19km per day, including setting up camp at night time in…

Wine tasting evening for our Sixth Form pupils

23rd September 2021

On Saturday 23rd September, our Sixth Form boarders were invited to take part in a wine tasting event. The event was an opportunity for pupils to learn about wine and its relationship with food in an age appropriate fashion. The evening was held in the Dining Hall, and consisted of tasting different varieties of wines…

What is History?

21st September 2021

On Tuesday 21st September, our 1st Form boys and girls were treated to an extra special lesson by Hannah from the National Archives in London, delivered on Zoom in the Selbourne Room. First of all, they discussed what History is and debated whether it was about just important things which happened in the past before…

Oxford University Trip

20th September 2021

On Saturday 18th September, our 5th Form and Sixth Form pupils visited Oxford University as part of our Oxbridge programme. During the visit, they were warmly welcomed by former IB pupil Marcus who has just started his BA in History and Politics. Whilst there, pupils explored the University, including a trip up the many stairs…

Heritage Day guests explore 150 years of history

20th September 2021

Despite the weather being a little dismal, 28 visitors took part in the National Heritage Open Day programme on Sunday 19 September when King Edward’s opened its doors to the local community. Tickets were booked in advance through The Godalming Trust for both the afternoon tours. The comprehensive route was designed by Miss Tara Cox,…

Globe Theatre Trip

18th September 2021

On Friday 17th September, our GCSE, IB & A-level pupils visited the Globe Theatre in London, for a performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The performance marked one of the first of many since COVID restrictions allowed for theatre performances to resume. Staff and pupils especially enjoyed inspirational performances from Nadine Higgin and Michelle Terry who…

Double Olympic Silver Medallist Jazz Carlin visits

17th September 2021

On Thursday 16th September, in the first of our evening series of Bridewell Talks organised together with our partner prep school and nursery Barrow Hills, we were delighted to welcome Double Olympic Silver Medallist Jazz Carlin to King Edward’s. She gave an inspirational presentation to prep and primary school parents about the importance of mental…

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