Coworth Flexlands School   Pupils invited to attend Royal Wedding at St George’s Chapel | Pupils at Coworth Flexlands School celebrated the wedding of former pupil Princess Eugenie.  The Princess attended the school from 1995 to 2001 when it was known as Coworth Park School.

To mark the special day, the pupils participated in a range of fun activities with a royal theme.  Activities include cupcake decorating, ‘majestic music’, crown making, regal dance and drama.  At lunch time, dressed in their finery, the children and staff all sat down together to enjoy a ‘banquet’ lunch.

The royal-themed programme of activities continued into the afternoon with a royal party where pupils played ‘tiara’ games and royal puzzles.

To involve the local community in their celebrations, staff also delivered cupcakes to residents at Dormy House in Sunningdale, White Lodge in Chertsey and Ascot Day Centre in Sunninghill.

Read more: Coworth Flexlands Celebrates Former Pupil, Princess Eugenie's Wedding

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The Under 10A team at Papplewick School in Ascot, were victorious at the Charterhouse 6-a-side tournament on Monday, October 8th, adding to other wins this term by the 1st XI and U8A teams at Hall Grove and Summer Fields Schools.

The boys in the Papplewick Under 10A side did particularly well to triumph in a tournament involving 21 teams, to continue with their unbeaten run so far this season.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “We’re having a great start to the season — congratulations to our boys!”

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‘THERE BUT NOT THERE’ WILL BE  HERE, FOR VERY SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE YEAR 2018 in SUNNINGHILL & ASCOT | Sunday November 11th 2018 will be a very important date! It will be 100 years since the WW1 guns fell silent!

 The long lists of names on the Parish war memorials are testament to a huge local sacrifice. This has prompted  Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council  to secure a number of fitting memorials for this special anniversary, from the Registered Charity,  ‘Remembered’ . ‘There But Not There’ is the latter’s WW1 centenary Remembrance campaign, Remembered, which is  currently sweeping the country .

Remembered is marking the Centenary with three clear aims: To commemorate the fallen, to educate (lest we forget!) and to heal (fundraising for those who are still suffering after defending our country).

Four poignant, six-foot silhouette ‘Tommies’ (see picture below) supplied by Remembered, are starting to  appear at significant Sunninghill & Ascot Parish locations. The first is now standing near the door at All Souls Church in South Ascot (see below).  The ghostly soldier image weighs just 11kg and is only 6mm thick. The hollow outline of a man embodies the ‘There But Not There’ message. The Tommy even wears a poppy, for Remembrance Sunday. 

A key Tommy will stand beside the newly refurbished Victory Field pavilion – (the biggest project the Parish Council is undertaking this year).   Up in the Field, on the top bank, there will also be a memorial lectern, bearing an explanatory panel about the Field’s origins. It will be next to a very attractive bench. Both bench and lectern are the same thought-provoking, poppy design (pictured below)...

Read more: 'There But Not There' is Here

World Mental Health Day is celebrated each year on 10th October and Charters School in Sunningdale has been encouraging its students to talk openly about mental health during a series of assemblies throughout the week.

Year 10 Emotional Wellbeing Champions, who have received training in working to remove stigma associated with mental health, designed the assemblies and delivered them to highlight the fact that 1 in 4 young people will struggle with their mental health at some point.  They will be running campaigns throughout the school to raise awareness and to encourage students to speak to someone they trust.

They explained that the issue can affect anyone and highlighted a surprisingly long list of celebrities who have spoken openly about their struggles, encouraging students who are experiencing similar feelings to talk about their worries with teachers, friends or family members. The school is keen to promote an open culture around mental health issues to remove any stigma.

Read more: Charters School Students Take Part in World Mental Health Day

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On Monday 1st October bright and early, Year 7 boys from Papplewick School, Ascot, embarked on a week’s language immersion trip to Méluzien (Burgundy Franche-Comté).

The purpose of the trip was to improve the boys’ confidence in speaking French and exposing them to life in France. Soon after crossing the Channel, the boys’ knowledge was put to the test when they were asked to order a hot meal and a drink in French. They were all successful in asking for the local speciality, ham Péronne.

At Maison Claire Fontaine, not far from Dijon, the boys had lessons conducted by the in-house teachers. The boys learned about the local area and how to find their way around, after which they went into the town. There, with the support of local shop owners, they ordered drinks, bought items or talked to local people. On a visit to the local Vermenton market, they were asked to buy ingredients to make a healthy meal, which they then prepared and presented to the judging panel of teachers and MCF centre staff.

The boys also enjoyed activities such as tree adventures, kayaking, football and a visit to the famous Bussy Rabutin chateau.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “Throughout their week long immersion, the boys’ confidence in speaking French improved immensely, which will help them through their Year 8 Scholarship and Common Entrance exams.”

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Read more: Papplewick School | Building Confidence the French Way

On Wednesday 3rd October, Charters School in Sunningdale was delighted to welcome many prospective students and families to the annual Open Morning.  The Year 6 visitors enjoyed touring the school and looking at the fabulous displays which the different subject areas had arranged in the Main Hall.  The school was extremely proud of the way in which their Year 11 Prefects conducted the tours of the school and received many congratulatory comments on the superb way they represented Charters.

In the evening, Headteacher Mr Richard Pilgrim met with prospective parents and gave a presentation on life at the school.  Charters School continues to be oversubscribed despite increasing the number of students in Year 7 from 240 to 270 each year. Mr Pilgrim said, “I was very pleased by the supportive turnout and the positive feedback received from parents.”   For further information about admissions to Charters School please visit our website: www.chartersschool.org.uk/admissions

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Tickets are on sale now for the superb Ocean Theatre's  'OUR HOUSE', OCTOBER 26th to 28th 2018 at the Britvic Theatre at the LVS Ascot. All tickets include a free programme. Tickets are available at www.oceantheatre.com or by calling 0800 046 9692

Music and Lyrics by Madness, Book by Tim Firth | Fresh from their sell out production of Grease, Ocean Theatre Company has cast its latest production, Our House, coming to the Britvic Theatre at LVS School from October 26 to 28th, 2018.

A touching tale of life and love, heartbreak and comedy, right and wrong, OUR HOUSE is an irresistibly brilliant musical bursting with non-stop classic hits from Madness featuring the greatest hits of the 80s pop band as well as featuring two all new songs written by Madness.

Billed as a London love story, OUR HOUSE centres on two teenagers living in London to the backdrop of Madness' hit songs.

It is the story of Joe and his girlfriend Sarah and follows two different courses his life could have taken - after one simple choice.

The show is full of the band's greatest musical numbers, including “It Must Be Love”,  “Our House”, “Baggy Trousers”, “Wings of a Dove”,  “Driving In My Car” and “Night Boat to Cairo”.

Read more: Tickets on Sale Now for Our House by Ocean Theatre | Ascot | October 26th to 28th

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