2016 Summer Newsletter

Old Blew and The Orchard Newsletter Summer 2016

The importance of reflection should never be underestimated and it always gives me great joy at this time to look back over the year; the amount that goes on never ceases to amaze me. There has been much to celebrate and I am so proud of those that live under the Old Blew and Orchard rooves.

Away from the classroom, sport plays a major part in many of the boys’ lives and basketball is always a favourite. This year we have had many boys represent the College and Michael Yu, Jack McEvoy, Rian Hart, Webber Liu, Jacky Fung, Simon Xu, Mac Lertiendumrong, Francis Yang, Wesley Fong and Joshua Chan were all part of their respective teams and I am delighted to report that the U18s won the London League, U16s finished second, the U15s won the London cup and the U14s finished fourth; all in all a very successful year! Joshua Chan is a very talented fencer and it was great to see his involvement throughout the year but particularly in the National Schools Fencing competition, where he finished in 9th place. I am tempted to suggest that the rowers are amongst the very fittest boys in the College and I am delighted that Christian Hopper and Jean-Luc Zhu (Year 9) and Teddy Green and Joshua Hudson (Year 10) have been heavily involved, including the early morning fitness session – well done them! James Lattanzio’s success in winning the Dulwich College combined athletics event is a wonderful achievement and I am delighted that he also ran in the London mini-marathon and represented the College at the English Schools Swimming Finals, held at the Olympic Pool in Stratford.

Nick Brown – Housemaster

Following on from last year’s success, it seems somewhat a tradition to have representation from the House in the prestigious Weizmann Physics competition and I am proud to report that Freddie Mak and Jeremy Chang (Year 12) were both part of the team that reached the International final held in Israel. Science is a particular strength of the boarding house and I was delighted that Avi Kumar was selected to represent the College at the Queen

Mary University of London School Physicist of the Year competition. This followed Avi’s success along with Andrew Ng in the Cassini Scientist for a Day Competition, where both boys were announced as winners of the International competition.

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