Alex Holland experiences India

During the summer holidays, Alex Holland (Year 12, Pembroke), spent three weeks in southern India. She lived with a local family in Palamaner (Andhra Pradesh) and stayed in a hostel in Vellore (Tamil Nadu). Whilst she was there, Alex helped Indian teenagers with their English and visited various schools and local sights. She gained a real insight into how the locals lived and worked during her trip.

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Easter Cricket At Framlingham College A Great Success

Over the Easter break a cricket course for youngsters took place at Framlingham College.

The course was designed by Suffolk Youth Coach Peter Bennett-King and current Suffolk all-rounder Ben France, who is full-time Cricket coach at the College and Brandeston Hall. Around 50 young players attended and enjoyed the rare opportunity to receive coaching from a well-resourced coaching team which included the likes of Northamptonshire captain and former South Africa International, Andrew Hall and Suffolk’s Justin Bishop, Tom Huggins and Martyn Cull.Over the four days, the participants developed key skills and had access to four bowling machines in the College Sports Hall for one of the batting sessions.

The children benefited from a day at Northants County Cricket Club where they were greeted again by Andrew Hall and former Framlingham College student, Robert Newton who now plays for Northamptonshire amongst several other first-class players. The weather conditions were good and maximum usage was made of the fantastic outdoor facilities.

Presentations about bat-making from ‘Willow Stix’ contributed to another informative and purposeful cricket course at the College.