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


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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Berkeley Homes (Oxford and Chiltern) has recently unveiled a brand new show home at its picturesque Woodhurst Park development, offering potential homebuyers a glimpse into life within the Rosewood collection. The beautiful four-bedroom family home, set close to the Village Green and Village Pond, has been designed by award-winning Interiors by Dapa.

The properties have been designed to reflect a more natural way of life as the development is set amongst acres of open space. Externally, each house is stylish yet blends into the surrounding landscape. Internally, Interiors by Dapa, has used a blend of natural alongside contemporary striking patterns and colourways with beautiful fabrics and finishes of brass/marbles and ebony. Each room has standout furnishings and accent colours, reflecting the individual needs of residents.


Read more: New Show Home Launched at Woodhurst Park


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:

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Gracewell Healthcare  | A new luxury care home in Ascot |

Gracewell of Ascot, a luxury care home in Berkshire, enjoyed a Grand VIP opening in the presence of the High Sherriff of Berkshire, on October 4th . It will now provide exceptional senior, residential, nursing and dementia care in the local area.


Guests , who comprised local dignitaries, senior staff and community leaders, enjoyed prosecco and delicious canapes - a foretaste of many enjoyable residents' meals. They were royally entertained by Charters Jazz Band and Luisa Cordell on harp (pictured below)



The Home will offer 80 stylish bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms, bright and spacious lounges to relax and unwind, a hair and beauty salon and a Hollywood inspired cinema showing films and sporting events. There will also be a café to catch up with friends and family, a beautiful wheelchair-friendly sensory garden, and Wi-Fi enabled communal areas.

Read more: Gracewell of Ascot Launches with Grand VIP Opening

Pictured Above: The Happy Couple

Preparations begin for the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank | Windsor is preparing to welcome guests, visitors and well-wishers to celebrate the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Mr Jack Brooksbank on October 12th


Visitors will be able to view the short carriage procession along the route which will take the newly married Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank down Castle Hill, onto the High Street and Park Street and then back into Windsor Castle via Cambridge Gate.


To keep up to date please follow @RBWM / @VisitWindsor on Twitter or search RBWM / Visit Windsor on Facebook.


Road closures currently confirmed are: Castle Hill, High Street, Park Street, River Street, Sheet Street, St Albans Street and Thames Street.

The Thames Valley Police Mounted Section will be carrying out reassurance patrols  ahead of the wedding of Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York to Mr Jack Brooksbank on Friday 12 October.

If you are in town on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you may catch a glimpse of Odin and Atlas and their riders PC Patrick Frost and PC Tracey Pool. They will be patrolling  the Long Walk and around Windsor town centre as part of the wider security operation.

PC Frost, who will be riding Atlas, said: “Members of the Mounted Section will be engaging with the public and providing high visibility patrols in Windsor in the run-up to the Royal Wedding. Our role is public reassurance and engagement so if anyone would like to come up to say hello and meet the horses we would encourage them to do so.”

On the day of the wedding they will be joined by four further horses from Thames Valley Police’s Mounted Section and their riders.

PC Frost added: “We are proud to be part of this special event and on the day of the wedding we will be monitoring the crowds and ensuring their safety from our vantage point as part of the wider security operation.

“Please feel free to approach us if you have any concerns that you wish to raise.”


Find out more about the wedding here at:

Read more: Royal Wedding | Plans and Road Closures | October 12th