Freya Roy featured on BBC Look East

Freya’s debut album ‘Wait in the Water‘ is due for release in June . . .

Fifteen-year old Framlingham College student, Freya Roy, was featured on the BBC’s Look East regional news programme on Monday (21st May).

Freya, who lives in Halesworth is known for gigging regularly with her atmospheric indie/folk style of music. Her debut album, Wait in the Water, is due for release in June.

You can keep up to date with all of Freya’s news at facebook.com/freyaroymusic.

View the full Look East report on our Facebook page here.

Watch the full length video of the track here.

Paul Taylor, Headmaster: ‘Freya is a very real young talent who has proved herself time and again to be both an original and an exciting performer. She works relentlessly at her art, and this has shown through in some live performances of rare quality in one so young. All at the College are hugely proud of her.’

The Suffolk Shield

Middlewick Range, Colchester, Essex – 19 May 2012

This year saw teams from Cambridgeshire ACF, Suffolk ACF, Woodbridge School and Framlingham College competing in the Suffolk Shield.

The teams soon settled down to shooting at 300 yards, then moved back to the 600 yard point. The newcomers soon got to grips with the variable conditions. Coaches Emma Vidler and Will Hamilton kept the team on the target and scores high.

The College team finished in the top three with only 20 points separating the teams. Congratulations go to Seb Treacy overall top shot of the competition with a 60.3 (HPS 70.14)

Team: Emma Vidler (Team Captain), Will Hamilton (Adjutant), Thomas Hampson, Seb Treacy, Jonathon Watt, Charlie Green, Ben Bournes and Miles Orford

Preparations for Rugby Tour with guest coach

In preparation for the U14/15 rugby tour to South Africa in August, students were treated to an appearance from guest coach Billy Robinson.

Twenty-four year old Billy, from Framlingham, now plays Championship rugby for Moseley in Birmingham.

Billy was able to pass on his knowledge to the boys from his wide experience both in the UK and in South Africa, where he spent time playing league rugby.

We are very grateful to Billy for giving up his time.

National Doughnut Week

On Thursday, the College staff & students joined in the fun of raising funds to help some very deserving children at The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH), in Ipswich, through the sale of ‘designer’ Krispy Kremes doughnuts.

The Charity Committee worked hard to sell as many doughnuts as possible, and with sales reaching 1 560, profits raised just over £550.

We are utterly grateful to Jon Lockhart who had a very early start to the day, as he kindly volunteered his services to collect the doughnuts from the factory in Enfield and get them to the College in time for morning break.

The event was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their treats!

Today is non-uniform day and we hope to make an even greater difference to EACH by raising a further £450.

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1st XI vs Gentlemen of Suffolk

Invited to bat first once again, the College openers settled in quickly until Bridgstock was removed by the threatening Moulton-Day with the score on 13. Williman and Gooderham continued their rich vein of form putting on 41 before Williman, Brown, Gooderham and then Jones made the long walk back to the pavilion with the total still three runs shy of 100.  Fortunately Tim Alexander and Toby Rider steadied things before accelerating the score beyond 200 with a flurry of sixes to enable Bridgstock to declare.

The Gents started briskly, but once the opening pair had been separated by Alexander and O’Neill, the run chase began to falter. Alexander continued to enjoy his afternoon with steady support from

his teammates setting up an exciting finale. Four wickets tumbled in the final four overs but the Gents survived the last two deliveries to salvage a draw.

*Framlingham 211-7 dec. (Alexander 78*, Rider 32)

Gentlemen of Suffolk 147-9 (Alexander 4-30, O’Neill 2-17)

Match Drawn


 

Gifted Youngsters hit the right notes (EADT)

On Sunday 6th May, Framlingham College put on a tremendous concert in its mock-Gothic chapel where the new Allen Chapel series organ was really put through its paces, supported by a terrific brass group as more than backing for the College’s choral society. The concert had a patriotic and bombastic theme, an early celebration of the royal jubilee, and if Albert’s ghost lives in his statue in front of the College, he would have had a thoroughly entertaining evening.

The concert opened with Parry’s ‘I was glad’ with full vivats, and the later performance of ‘Blest Pair of Sirens’ did full justice to Milton’s voice and verse. The string orchestra dashed off the Capriol Suite, a brass group played 2 short pieces from Julius Caesar by Handel, and the full orchestra raised the roof in the last movement of Saint-Saens’ organ symphony with Mr Hutchings impressing us all with his considerable keyboard skills.

The concert ended with Rutter’s Gloria, with the full choir giving its all and the brass having a field day. Order was well kept by the College’s new Director of Music, Tim Rhodes, conducting amateurs and professionals with skill through these challenging works. The audience wisely was kept away from the front pews, in case unbalanced volume should prove too much, but they were clearly glad to be there to experience the organ’s sweetest diapason and the trumpets sounding on the other side!

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Horse riding win for Amelia Bevan

Congratulations to Amelia Bevan who won the Side-Saddle Concours d’Dlegance and the Side-Saddle Equitation Classin the showing classes at the Woodbridge Show on Monday, 7th May.

Amelia is also the current holder of the title National Junior Rider of the Year in the sidesaddle dressage phase.

Well done to her!

Freya Roy to release debut album

Fifteen-year old Framlingham College student, Freya Roy, is the next budding Framlingham College music star.

She is hoping to follow in the footsteps of former Brandeston Hall student Ed Sheeran and College students Laura Wright and Charlie Simpson.

Freya, who lives in Halesworth is known for gigging regularly with her atmospheric indie/folk style of music. Her debut album, Wait in the Water, is due for release in June.

You can hear a sample of Freya’s album below and you can keep up to date with all her news atfacebook.com/freyaroymusic.

And here’s what people are saying about Freya already:

Paul Taylor, Headmaster:‘Freya is a very real young talent who has proved herself time and again to be both an original and an exciting performer. She works relentlessly at her art, and this has shown through in some live performances of rare quality in one so young. All at the College are hugely proud of her.’ 

Amy Wragg:‘Freya Roy is an astonishingly talented 15 yr old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Halesworth. Utilising a looping pedal and her delightful voice she creates layers of emotive, heartfelt and atmospheric indie/folk songs. Her début album comes out in June’

The Chilli Festival in Suffolk:‘Freya is a 15 year old singer-songwriter, composing for the best part of 2 years. Inspired by artists such as Bon Iver, KT Tunstall and T-rex, it is clear that she wears her influences on her sleeve. Her reflective and insightful brand of Folk Pop will leave listeners enchanted, and chilled like our Chipotle Chilli.’

Listen to a demo of the album via the College website here

Luke Wright performs in Headmaster Porter Theatre

On Wednesday evening (9th May), acclaimed performance poet Luke Wright returned to the College for a one-off show.

Trying out largely new material ahead of this year’s Edinburgh Festival, he had his audience laughing along with his Brentwood-based ‘B Movie: Barry v. the Blob’ and the bawdy fantasy of ‘Barbara’; but there were also more reflective moments provided by poems on parenthood, politics and the Raoul Moat case.

It was a great display of how topical, entertaining and even energetic verse can be, and I am sure that students who enjoyed it will seek Luke out again in the Poetry Tent at this year’s Latitude Festival.

Details of this and other shows in the area can be found at www.lukewright.co.uk

Army Cadet Training at Fingringhoe, Colchester

The Year 10 Field Day on Sunday, 29th April was a rather wet and windy experience, however we do not run a ‘fair weather CCF’!

The army were treated to an assessment diet of full-bore shooting and battlecraft in pursuit of the highly prized shooting badges and Army Proficiency Certificates on the Colchester training areas. Almost all of the shooters were successful and over half achieved ‘Marksman’ level.

At battlecraft the cadets were tested on; two phase flanking attacks, section defence, casualty retrieval, close quarter battledrills and building clearance skills. They were collectively tremendous and individually well-trained and all succeeded in obtaining their APC giving them the opportunity to now attend JNCO training courses.

Well done to all involved.