Apache Helicopter visits the College for Charity event

Around 2,000 people visited the College on Saturday, 28th April, for ‘Apache Approach’. The event was held in aid of various military charities and approximately £11,000 was raised.

People from around the area watched as the Apache AH-64 circled the College and approached over the Castle to land within feet of Albert.

Easter Holiday Sports News

Hockey

Congratulations to Sophie Warner (GK) who was an integral part of the Norfolk U17 team that were runners-up at the Regional County Tournament at Bedford. Sophie played really well throughout the whole series, only conceding goals to Lincs and Essex. Congratulations as well to Saffron Wilford and Katherine Ridley, who not only won a local tournament, but were also very successful as part of the Norfolk U17 tour to Holland.

Cricket 

Congratulations to Rob Goldsmith, Kristian Williman and Tim Alexander who were all involved in the Norfolk U17 preseason cricket training.

Rugby 

Congratulations to scrum half Henry Baldwin and flanker Matt Warren (pictured below) who played pivotal roles in the Eastern Counties U17s’ exhilarating 62- 55 victory over Middlesex at Merchant Taylors’ School. The win means that the Eastern Counties team has delivered an unprecedented series of victories and is now undefeated following wins against Hampshire and Yorkshire earlier in the season. Good news for Henry and Matt as they move up to the U18s next year and potential selection for the London and South East side.

OF Caroline Reid In Cambridge Boat Race Win

Old Framlinghamian (OF) Caroline Reid (V 04-09) was a member of the Cambridge Women’s team that was victorious in the Women’s Boat Race this year, despite the fact that during the race her oar caught a crab and stopped the Light Blues dead.

Never one to give up in a tricky situation, Caroline rallied her team and after a hurried restart, the team went on to beat Oxford by ¼ length.

Caroline is currently studying Veterinary Medicine at Jesus College.

Well done to Caroline and the Cambridge Team.

DofE assessed expeditions at Coniston

The CCF Adventure Training Camp at Coniston attracted huge numbers including 54 expeditioners and 12 helpers.

 It was an unusual week due to a huge area of high pressure that stood relentlessly over the country. The Lake District grew thirsty under the baking sun and temperatures soared. Coniston Water acted like a mirror and views from the peaks were spectacular. Woolly hats, fleeces and mittens were abandoned in favour of sun glasses, floppy hats and sun cream. Sun burn and heat stroke became a real risk, but everyone adapted well succeeding and completing their expeditions. Many also had the opportunity to go kayaking on the lakes. The Gold assessors, Messrs Lawrence and Astall were full of praise and admiration. Congratulations to Claire Walker, Jessica Mol, Flora Mol, Lucy Broom, Claire Caiger, Joe Buckley, Sophie Matsell, Sam Weya, Matthew Preston-Bloom, Max Elliott, Harry Hurst, James Finney, Tim Alexander and James Green who all passed their final Gold Assessed Expeditions.
Clouds began to gather on the day of departure as if in anticipation of our next challenge. Panic fuel buying had emptied local petrol stations and we had 6 laden vehicles each with 325 miles ahead of them. Thankfully the motorway services were still in operation and delays were few!