Looking Forwards

Me at St Lawrence’s in my Kent kit

There is much to look forward to in the sporting quadrant as we approach the end of the Spring Term: events such as House Football, which will take place on March 20th and 22nd (Herbert will win!). Just a week later, we have the excitement of the Prep Department cross country competition where everyone in year 3-8 will spend the afternoon running around Jubilee Park in front of encouraging parents and younger/older boys. Every year, I have been in the top 15 and this year I’m aiming for a top 6 position. Just a week later, we then start the three week long Easter holidays before returning for my favourite sporting season: cricket!

This year we are very lucky to be hosting four young, talented Indian cricketers. They will be joining us for two weeks and will play with the first XI. I know the sports department have been busy scheduling some nail biting matches for that time. Hopefully, some of you will come along to watch: keep an eye on the Bickley website for the fixture list. Another key part of the sport and outdoor learning quadrant is Adventure School activities. I remember the great experience of the trips I have enjoyed: in year six we ventured into the wild and became at one with nature (and spiders). From fort building to axe throwing, it was certainly memorable. In year 7, we had the great luxury of glamping deep inside the Norfolk woods. Endless activities combined with endless fun made for a wild and wet trip. Personally, I enjoyed canoeing and rafting. In a few months, when Common Entrance exams are behind us, we will venturing forth for the last time together, as we tackle the mighty ‘Three Peaks’ challenge. Along with lots of hiking, we will be flying through the air on Europe’s longest zip wire.

I have very much enjoyed being Deputy this term and I have learnt a lot. At the end of this term, I will hand over being Deputy Head Boy to Matthew L. I know his blogs will entertain you…watch this space!