Pictured: Papplewick’s Bibliomaniacs studying the Eton Choir Book.

One of the many clubs at Papplewick School in Ascot is the Bibliomaniacs, where all things bookish are celebrated. On the club’s latest sortie to Eton College, which took place on the afternoon of Tuesday, 30th October, the boys studied many and varied treasures in the College Library, including the Eton Choir Book and some ingenious modern bindings.

The Bibs' mascot, Caxton, a toy dog, was spotted  'reading' a Caxton (of course), and after their tour the Bibliophiles met four former members of their club who are now King's Scholars at Eton College.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “As one might expect of such refined, cultured and intelligent company, the boys congregated afterwards for milkshakes and hot chocolate. As always we are extremely grateful to Dr Coane and all at Eton.”

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James Haskell, the England and British Lions rugby player, former Maidenhead RFC, visited his old school, Papplewick, in Ascot on Wednesday 17th October. The Old Papplewickian was invited there to mark the official opening of a new building, Willow House.

Completed over the summer this year, Willow House includes an impressive boarding house for final year boarders as well as spacious classrooms for Year 5 boys. The school already boasts a covered pool, large sports hall, floodlit astroturf and 15 acres of land.

Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “Many thanks to all who were involved in the design and construction of the building which transforms the look and feel of the school, and to James Haskell for his amusing and inspirational speech to the boys.”

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A total of 68 players attended this year’s Rotary Club of Ascot Charity Golf Day on Wednesday 19th September, held on behalf of the charity ‘Children with Special Needs Foundation’.  Overall the event raised a significant amount for CWSNF and other Rotary charities.

Whilst the weather proved kind, the windy conditions on the day made life interesting for the golfers. However, this didn’t seem to affect the scores to badly, with the winning team ‘ETEACH 3’ just pipping the two teams of golfers from the Royal Ascot G C by a single point.

The winners of the individual prizes were John Sheen from the ‘Trunkwell’ team, closely followed by Chris Millett (Adsyst), and Marcus Bateman (Savills), along with others who won various prizes for nearest the pin and longest drives.

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Pictured:  From left to right: Dr Tanya Bernard (Consultant Haematologist), Rebecca Bushby (Lead Nurse VTE Prevention), Sasha Light (VTE Prevention Nurse)

St. Peter's is delighted to announce that the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been “Commended” for their work at the Anticoagualtion Achievement Awards in the category for “The best work in prevention of hospital acquired thrombosis” held on 10 October 2018.

The awards were hosted by Lyn Brown MP and part of World Thrombosis Day, a global movement to reduce the leading cause of preventable cardiovascular death. The award was presented to the VTE team by Professor Roopen Arya, VTE National Lead and Director of Thrombosis at Kings College Hospital.

In presenting the award, Professor Arya also commented, “This Trust has clearly demonstrated that using innovative and creative methods for information and education sharing highlights VTE prevention in a positive and impactful way.”

The Anticoagulation Achievement Awards recognise outstanding practice in the delivery of anticoagulation services across the UK. The awards are made to teams and individuals across secondary, primary and community services who can demonstrate innovation and excellence in delivering anticoagulation services, resources or individual leadership.






The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has appointed Computerised & Digital Security Systems Ltd (CDS) to deliver its £1.3m CCTV upgrade as part of the council’s commitment to help maintain and improve community safety.

The scheme comprises a state-of-the-art wireless camera system that will see existing cameras upgraded as well as the installation of new and improved positions to offer better coverage across the borough. In total around 200 cameras will be added, upgraded or relocated.

At the heart of the network is a completely refurbished monitoring centre which will give the council’s control room staff, as well as partners in Thames Valley Police, improved facilities to monitor and review footage.

The new system will complement the community safety work undertaken by the council’s team of community wardens and the ongoing project to replace the hostile vehicle mitigation barriers in Windsor town centre with a more sympathetic design.

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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.

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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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