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  A Crowthorne charity is encouraging people who do their Christmas shopping online to help them raise money to support seriously-ill children.

Sebastian’s Action Trust, has a family outreach centre in Upper Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne, and supports 528 families from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Hampshire and Oxfordshire who have children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

The charity is asking people who shop via the Internet to use the AmazonSmile or Easyfundraising online shopping websites.

When making an online purchase using these sites, donations can be made direct to Sebastian’s Action Trust at no extra cost to shoppers.

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 Sebastian’s Action Trust’s annual charity golf day at Mill Ride Golf Club has raised £6,500. 50 players took part in the event held at the 18-hole course in Mill Ride, Ascot, Berkshire, on Friday, September 13th.

All of the money raised will go towards Sebastian’s Action Trust supporting hundreds of families of seriously-ill children who live in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

The players enjoyed brunch, a round of golf, followed by dinner, a raffle and auction in the clubhouse.

Auction prizes included four ball games at Calcot Park Golf Club, St George’s Hill Golf Club, Sunningdale Golf Club, North Hants Golf Club, Mill Ride Golf Club and Swinley Forest Golf Club. There was also a golf hat signed by world famous golfer Rory Mcllroy, a golf lesson at Windlesham Golf Club and an overnight stay and dining voucher for the Casa Hotel, Yateley.

Jane Gates OBE, Sebastian’s Action Trust CEO, said: “The weather was beautiful, perfect for playing a day’s golf on a lovely course. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the players for taking part in such a great day and to Mill Ride Golf Club for hosting the fundraising event for us again this year.”

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Read more: Charity Golf Day at Mill Ride Golf Club Raises Over £6,500

Sky Is The Limit For LVS Ascot Media Studies Students  As Recording Session Helps Drive Future Technology

A group of thirty media studies students from LVS Ascot school enjoyed a unique learning experience at the Sky TV studios in London recently. The special behind the scenes visit took place on Thursday 12th September, with pupils’ voices being recorded to help Sky perfect their voice recognition software. It also allowed pupils in Years 10 to 13 to enhance their GCSE, A-level and BTEC preparations by seeing at first hand life at the busy Sky Academy studios.

The recording session saw pupils from the independent all-ability school approached to support Sky’s development of exciting new voice recognition technology by providing the voices of teenagers for them. The students were taken into soundproofed booths to be recorded talking, which will be amongst the samples used to drive technology by providing a range of pitch, tone speed and accents that will allow customers to control tvs with their voice.

Read more: Sky Is The Limit For LVS Ascot Media Studies Students


At St George’s School, in Ascot, Friday 13th September 2019 marked a day of huge excitement and celebration for St George’s School in Ascot as the all-girls school’s new Swimming Pool Complex was officially unveiled.

The £5.6m facility, which took just over 12 months to complete, was opened by sports presenter, journalist and former St George’s pupil Kirsty Gallacher in the presence of Governors, Staff, Parents and Pupils.  This impressive indoor 6-lane, 25m swimming pool adjoins the existing school sports hall and boasts a stunning view of the school’s extensive playing fields through the magnificent south-facing panoramic windows.

Commenting on the new pool, Headmistress Liz Hewer said: “I am thrilled with this incredibly impressive facility and the future opportunities this will now offer for both performance swimmers and for health, exercise and enjoyment for everyone. With the introduction of our new 11+ and 13+ swimming scholarships last year, I am confident that we will inspire and develop the next generation of elite swimmers.  Our Swim Squad has already used the pool to train this week, using the new equipment ahead of their first gala next week.  As well as a new facility for our current pupils and staff, we have already hosted our first local swimming lessons and we look forward to opening up our venue to other schools and clubs in the local community.”

The architects for the project were Windsor based firm, Edgington Spink & Hyne and the building contractors were Kingerlee Ltd.

Read more: Celebrity Unveiling of New Swimming Pool at St.George's


Charters School in Sunningdale has recently received a set of new rugby posts from Leading Outcomes, a local consultancy company that specialises in delivering projects, programmes and transformation activities to help businesses achieve their objectives.

The donation, which will support the development of grass roots rugby at the school, will benefit students from every year group.

The CEO of Leading Outcomes, Drew Davy, visited the school on Wednesday 11th September to meet some of the students who will benefit from the new equipment.

Read more: Leading Outcomes Donates Rugby Posts to Charters

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Events to mark the European Day of Languages took place on Thursday 26th September at Papplewick  along with thousands of other schools across Europe.  With 6,000 languages spoken in the world behind each of which lies a rich and varied culture EDL aims to celebrate this diversity by sharing the importance of languages and the fun that can be had through learning them.  The boys wore costumes for the day ranging from the basic colours of a European flag, to a traditional consume from any European country of their choice, and attended workshops hosted by parents and pupils which included covering the history of Portugal, a Spanish Language class led by a Spanish student, a German culture workshop, and learning about Russian cuisine. The boys were encouraged to use a European language throughout the day in their interactions with others.

Tom Bunbury Headmaster said  " European Languages Day is such a popular day to celebrate in the Michaelmas term and it is especially fascinating to see the variety of costumes,  boys and staff alike!" 

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