Horris Hill

Boarding and day preparatory school for boys 4-13 years

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Weekly Update 27th February - 5th March

Weekly Update 27th February - 5th March

Dragons’ Den
This was a fabulous evening. With four scary and scaly dragons breathing fire, heaps of Haribos, bizarre and wonderful inventions to cater for all tastes and some highly engaging and competent ‘inventors’ ready to make deals with a forcefulness that even Donald T himself would be proud, this was an evening full of anticipation. There were Compactible E-Papers, Magnetic Super Leads for Canines, Hair Hats, Insta-Cook apps, Sandwich Machines and more. It was high grade entertainment. The eventual winner was the Swiss Army Phone Case. 

Victor Verborum
You could be forgiven for thinking Russell Crowe himself might turn up. He was never one to miss a full-on gladiatorial combat. Nor was Spartacus for that matter. The contest that took place in school on Friday evening had it all; combatants from each colour all under the watchful eye of our very own lanista, quick fire questions about Latin words, a backdrop of a life-size gladiators, judges, scorers and an eventual winner. Well done to Yellow for emerging victorious from the sands of the arena that is the carpet of the Stow Building.

Parents and Sons’ Golf
What have Sawgrass, Cape Kidnappers, Cypress Point and Horris Hill all got in common? For those not entirely sure, they are all recognised as being amongst the very top golf courses in the world with fabulous vistas from the tees and greens, and challenges aplenty to whet the appetite. The Parents and Sons competition that took place over the weekend at Horris Hill did not disappoint. The dress code is such that casual golfers are deterred and only those wearing the attire of the true professional are admitted. We had plus fours, plus twos, Rogue Territory denims, Barbours and more. This was the real deal. Out came the clubs, shots were launched, spectators clapped and ducked in equal measure and birdies and bogeys were celebrated. Boasting the best coffee and croissants of any clubhouse, it was a great day and many thanks to our parents for taking time out to participate in this fun event.

Jump Factory
Action of a different sort altogether had been taking place 15 miles away in a huge warehouse full of trampolines and soft landing zones. Jump Factory is a great place to bounce off some energy and tone up the sinews. This is where a world of interconnected trampoline action awaits you – whether you’re a first-time jumper, a seasoned pro, a toddler, or an athlete looking for somewhere to test your limits, there is sure to be something for you. Our boys took full advantage.

It’s been another full and varied week all round and we closed with a lovely Evensong with an Old Boy talking about fitting God into our lives and the choir in fine voice.
My thanks to all.

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