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king s news the king s school ely learning adventurously for the first time the choirs of the king s school ely have combined to make a double cd which features ely cathedral boy choristers ely cathedral girls choir the senior school chapel choir chamber choir king s barbers and king s voices it also includes a recording by the whole school community ­ 900 voices ­ singing the hymn how shall i sing that majesty which gives the cd its title the head sue freestone said music is the beating heart of the king s community singing is a shared joy that all can take pleasure in and from which all benefit on many levels i am delighted that this cd allows us to share some of that joy a little wider the project was the idea of ian sutcliffe the senior school s new director of music rehearsals were held earlier this year in ely cathedral where recordings of the 24 items were made by lantern productions specialists in quality recordings made on location the double cd which plays for over 90 minutes is priced at £12 or £30 for three copies with £1 from every sale going to bbc children in need copies are available direct from the school by emailing lisabushell@kings-ely.cambs.sch.uk or telephoning 01353 653931 summer 2010 choirs cd helps children in need prestigious award king s is one of only four independent schools and the first in cambridgeshire to achieve the prestigious nace challenge award the award was given by the national association for able children in education for high quality work in challenging all pupils including those with high abilities king s acremont junior and senior schools are all displaying certificates presented by nace chorister edward merrick and amber rutterford a member of ely cathedral girls choir with copies of the new cd jane thomas head of geography and coordinator of the committee that worked towards the nace award record number choose king s king s is flourishing and richard slogrove chairman of governors revealed that pupil numbers are set to reach a record 1,000 in the michaelmas term he was speaking at junior school prize-giving and thanksgiving service in ely cathedral special guest was sarah outen the first woman to row solo across the indian ocean she gave an animated description of her record-breaking 4,000 mile challenge which she completed in 124 days in 2009 she noted king s commitment to `learning adventurously and urged pupils to take advantage of all the opportunities open to them record row sarah outen and her rowing boat dippers enquiries@kings-ely.cambs.sch.uk 1 www.kingsschoolely.co.uk

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king s news fen brainage winners the annual fen brainage competition was won by the osmond house team from left liam german oliver moses david scott eliot koopowitz and captain ollie kenzie each of the school s houses fielded a team of five to answer general knowledge questions in the style of bbc tv s university challenge an individual competition in the style of tv s mastermind was won by oliver hill inset year 11 who won the clark rooney cup max s work proves right on track duncan andrews worked at the management company whose clients include the who oliver jones in the kitchens at the ivy where he got firsthand experience behind the scenes at one of london s top restaurants sarah hawden-earl at the blue cross adoption centre charlie hutchins at colonix medical research anna merrell at the cathedral veterinary surgery andrew cotterill at the royal bank of scotland in london during a work experience placement as assistant to director michael rowland at pugmen-mikrofilm ltd max bacon was asked to write music for a film track which was considered so good that it was used for an advertisement to promote saffron walden cinema placements for 105 pupils have been more diverse than ever and included veterinary surgeries wealth management offices primary schools top restaurants a jewellery creator a graphic design company animal rescue centres and one of the london inns of court the work experience programme follows on from last term s future focus fair which gave pupils an introduction into the world of work title role junior school pupil charlie o connor has been cast in the title role of smike in newmarket s young nomads forthcoming production holland tour junior school s king s voices and the choristers enjoyed a highly successful half-term tour to holland which included singing in two of the country s most magnificent cathedrals hooglandse in leiden and st bavo s in harlem mystery poets the identity of king s `mystery poet was revealed at the final assembly of the summer term after considering all the applications from aspiring poets at the start of the year mrs jennifer cutress said she could not decide between maria passingham and robert atkinson their poems have proved moving entertaining and amusing in equal measure as they have tackled subjects as diverse as the earthquake in haiti the house song competition and the hoop trundle media morning students from witchford village college joined king s counterparts for a media morning in the hayward theatre they were given the chance to learn about the world of a news agency with a question and answer session with john spencer group managing editor of the press association they learnt about the techniques of green screen filming with film maker richard bang and were given the a to z of magazine commissioning and publishing with award-winning editor morice snell-mendoza demon headmaster around 70 junior school pupils in years 7 and 8 took part in presenting two performances of the demon headmaster in the hayward theatre as well as appearing on stage they got the chance to work behind the scenes wind band day one hundred and eighty pupils from ten schools joined junior school pupils for the annual wind band day they learnt klezmer karnival and the theme from star trek the day ended with a short concert in the hayward theatre 2

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king s news best actress award for sally joanna s set for success designer joanna jo scotcher has earned critical acclaim for the setting she has created for the railway children the production originally staged at the national railway museum in york which opened in early july on the former eurostar platform at waterloo station the old elean s design places the audience on facing platforms between which the action whizzes back and forth giving the story ­ adapted from e nesbit s 1906 children s classic ­ a dynamic momentum and striking images wrote michael billington in the guardian the coup de theatre is the arrival of the green-and-gold 66ton stirling single locomotive charles spencer in the daily telegraph wholeheartedly recommended the play as `must see a summer treat for children and adults alike while she was at king s jo s first love was art closely followed by drama and she was cast as a memorable rita in the willy rushton play educating rita celebrating sally cheng top class sally cheng with from left charlotte woodwards tony lessmeister and rhianna jones in a scene from the exam picture mark ewing sally cheng has won the best actress award in the youth section of the hunstanton drama festival she took the female lead in the school s festival entry the exam which was highly commended adella charlton king s director of performance studies said sally s award was thoroughly deserved she has real talent dedication and the ability to take direction the students all from years 10 and 11 thoroughly enjoyed their experience of performing on a professional stage and adapting what had been a production in the studio of our new arts centre for the much bigger venue of the princess theatre in hunstanton it is turning out to be a memorable year for sally who won one of only 16 places on rada s prestigious musical theatre summer school behind the scenes year 10 and year 12 drama students got the opportunity to go behind the scenes at london s phoenix theatre and talked to the cast after watching a performance of the musical blood brothers the question and answer session was arranged by mark puddle actormanager of the lord chamberlain s men the touring company which brings an annual open-air production of a shakespeare play to king s national youth theatre picks tori in competition with over 4,000 other young hopefuls victoria tori mcirvine successfully auditioned for one of a handful of places with the national youth theatre the nyt offers young people the chance to develop their creative and social skills through the medium of the theatrical arts tori joins the company s two-week acting course during the summer holidays and has the opportunity to audition for nyt productions which are staged at top theatres and venues in london and other major cities she has already taken leading roles in king s productions including our country s good jekyll and hyde the musical a midsummer night s dream the crucible and wizard of oz her ambition is to become a professional actor summer nyt course for tori mcirvine on stage at the phoenix theatre king s students with members of the cast of blood brothers 3

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king s news scientist wins silver award sixth former david wallis won a silver award in the international chemistry olympiad organised by the royal society of chemistry he is believed to be the first king s student to gain such an award for results in a challenging written exam david has been offered a place to read chemistry at exeter college oxford dependent on his a-level results in chemistry physics maths and further maths the head sue freestone presents david with his award honour for head of chemistry head of chemistry dr wendy pitt has been admitted as a fellow of the royal society of chemistry she joins a select group judged by their peers to have made a major contribution to chemical science dr pitt is on the editorial board of education in chemistry the only magazine in the uk aimed at teachers of chemistry at all levels she has organised and hosted the east anglian area top of the bench chemistry competition promoted the annual university of east anglia young analysts competition and hosted rsc christmas lectures she is an as and a2 examiner for the aqa exam board and a popular lecturer including on one occasion a demonstration lecture in london for 1,000 chemistry students physics decathlon emily lachmann satoko aizawa david brearley and rhys jones were placed third out of 19 teams from schools across east anglia in the institute of physics gifted and talented physics decathlon the king s team scored consistently high marks in each of ten practical problem-solving tasks which included designing and building rocket dragsters and explaining the physics of ski slopes and the `hawkeye tennis line judge challenge for biologists why do we use animals in research that was the question posed by the physiological society in a national competition for year 11 pupils the question had to be answered in no more than 200 words and isabelle raywood s well balanced essay was chosen as one of the joint winners she received a prize of £150 in biology challenge a national competition organized by the society of biology for years 9 and 10 leo banahan and charlotte callard won gold awards nine pupils were awarded silver and eight achieved bronze dr wendy pitt heads of school charlotte bain and jonny east will be heads of school 2010-2011 deputies will be lexi hill and alex brear isabelle raywood winner of a physiological society competition 4

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king s news water great way to learn concert dates king s concert society presents a piano recital by the cann twins on friday 24 september and on friday 12 november guests will be joo cho soprano and marino nahon piano the nineteenth old dispensary concert featuring the senior orchestra concert band jazz band voice xchange king s barbers and chamber groups is on friday 19 november for further information contact lisabushell@kings-ely.cambs.sch.uk or telephone 01353 653931 armaan sattar sydney smith and harriet bailey watch ice cubes melt sheltering from hosepipe showers at king s acremont nursery s water day on one of the hottest days of the summer there was water water everywhere at king s acremont nursery when ice cubes and umbrellas were used to help the three and fouryear-olds understand more about the wonders of the world around them as the temperature climbed towards 30 degrees they watched scoops of ice cubes melt in the heat listened to the sound of the hosepipe raindrops dropping on their umbrellas counted how many coloured balls could be fished from a paddling pool used pipettes to squirt colour into jars of water blew bubbles and watched them float towards the cloudless sky we want the children to learn adventurously said marian brogan head of the nursery there was lots of squirting and splashing about with the water and we couldn t have picked a better day shakespeare in the courtyard the courtyard of the new arts complex proved to be an ideal outdoor performance space and the decision was made to move the years 9 and 10 summer shakespeare production the comedy of errors from priory garden its traditional venue although the play is one of shakespeare s earliest and least known comedies there have been a number of recent productions both with king s connections old elean sarah ovens appeared in a recent production at the royal exchange in manchester and jo herbert is playing adriana in this summer s open air production in regent s park king s company forthcoming productions november 10-12 play brontë play by polly teale december 8-11 ben elton musical we will rock you music by queen study centre celebrates tenth anniversary king s international study centre celebrated its tenth anniversary with a concert by current students in the recital hall to which parents former pupils and former staff and guardians had been invited the study centre opened in st mary s street in september 1999 to provide overseas students with the language and study skills to access a british boarding education the first student body numbered 22 from hong kong and russia recalled founder director peter harris in the intervening ten years the study centre has flourished as its reputation has spread worldwide former students many of whom arrived speaking little or no english have gained oxbridge places and one science graduate won a major prize from imperial college london an increasing number of king s international students choose to stay in ely for sixth form the school has become an increasingly global community with over 100 overseas pupils representing 25 different countries malaysian tour members of king s concert band anticipated a prestige concert attended by royalty during their tour in malaysia from 12-22 july leading role for violinist kate collins successfully auditioned for a place in the national schools symphony orchestra she enjoyed a week of workshops master-classes and rehearsals during a residential course at millfield school which culminated in a public concert the orchestra played the overture from wagner s mastersingers tchaikovsky s nutcracker orchestral suite and dvorak s symphony no.8 kate has been appointed to lead king s senior school orchestra for the coming year scheme leader james chillery will be head of ely scheme for 2010-11 he succeeds kyoichi aizawa kate collins 5

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king s news floral welcome for royal anglians king s acremont pupils helped to plant a flowerbed beside the west door of ely cathedral in the red gold and blue colours of the royal anglian regiment the plants were sponsored by the school and were in bloom for a thanksgiving service on 16 june to mark the return from afghanistan of the 1st battalion of the royal anglian regiment the children joined the crowds outside the west door to watch the soldiers march down the gallery into the cathedral pupils waved flags outside the cathedral king s acremont pupils with ely cathedral gardener Áine rodrigo they helped to plant 200 french marigolds and lobelia it s eggs-citing at acremont three hens from year 2 teacher mrs anna wynn s family smallholding were the latest summer arrivals at king s acremont each class named a hen flower midnight and princess layer all three are prolific layers and the children enjoy eating the eggs the hen house and run have been set up in a corner of the huge garden at the back of the school and each class is taking it in weekly turns to be `hen keepers head of king s acremont dr lynda brereton said we have our own vegetable garden so this is another extension of the work we do with the children to encourage them to take an interest in the world around them the food they eat where it comes from and how it is produced proof that the hens are prolific layers lib dem candidate wins by eight votes all pupils at king s junior school voted in a mock general election liberal democrat candidate fiona campbell was declared the winner by just eight votes ahead of conservative candidate katharine wege kim prior junior school s head of pshe personal social and health education said the mock election gave our pupils the opportunity to consider such issues as democracy and freedom of speech all five candidates and their teams worked so hard on their campaigns it was an exciting and inspiring day for everyone campaign teams produced posters and fliers and each candidate was interviewed on video by a year 7 pupil for screening at an assembly and as polling day drew near they each made a speech at assembly voting booths were set up in the school s hall and each pupil was given a registration card in order to cast their vote results were fiona campbell ­ liberal democrats 122 votes lewis carrier ­ green party 53 votes chris le ­ ukip 17 votes alex piggot ­ labour 39 votes katharine wege ­ conservative 114 votes mock general election candidates from left chris le ukip katharine wege conservative lewis carrier green fiona campbell lib dem and alex piggot labour 6

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king s news ely scheme offers testing challenges hereward s senior team collect the sword trophy from left james mcwilliam grayson de villiers fergus snell samuel graham ed claydon and jonny east withburga s winning senior team from left vicki innes india wadham leslie royce charlotte sivier flavia kumar and becky kittson climbing torfrida s isobel leventhorpe supports anna merrell crawling lucy clift tackles the kitty crawl for torfrida the annual martin doyle event run under the auspices of ely scheme involves two members of each senior school house usually from years 12 and years 10 in a gruelling test of stamina and fitness a run tackling the braham farm assault course canoeing to ely the climbing wall shooting/archery the local assault course and a swim in the school pool named after the `founding father of ely scheme it is a great challenge in which to compete let along complete first girls home were withburga s flavia kumar and charlotte emms in 1hr 55.04min and school house s james chillery and tom turner were the first boys home in 1hr 22.17min one of the highlights of the end of summer term is the sword and dagger competition when junior and senior teams of six from each house tackle the assault course head of science john mascall retiring after 30 years teaching at king s presented trophies to withburga winners of the junior and senior girls competition wilkinson were the junior boys dagger winners and herward boys collected the senior sword trophy wilkinson s winning junior team from left michael brennan james arthur ben love guy matthews george ryan and charlie hutchins withburga s junior team with the dagger trophy from left ella halfpenny georgia baynes charlotte emms ella jordan emma grainger and hannah shorthose 7

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king s news royal academy director returns for choral day ben parry newly appointed director of the royal academy of music s junior academy and former director of music at st paul s school in london was adjudicator at king s junior school s music festival finalists concert winner of the years 7 and 8 section was 13-year-old violinist yuki kimura who is also a talented pianist this year she achieved high distinctions at both grade 8 violin and grade 6 piano years 5 and 6 winner was pianist harriet pinto and vocalist theodora taylor won the section for years 3 and 4 ben parry returns to ely for king s choral day on 28 september when pupils from schools all over the region have been invited for a day which will culminate in a group performance in ely cathedral there will also be performances by the cathedral s boy and girl choristers and the king s barbers ben parry is an established conductor composer arranger singer and producer in both classical and light music fields he worked with sir paul mccartney on his new classic choral work ecce cor meum as well as conducting on the soundtracks of major films including the golden compass and kung fu panda talented musicians from left theodora taylor harriet pinto and yuki kimura musicians gain diplomas former ely cathedral chorister luke cunnah has only just completed his final year at king s but already he has letters after his name and the right to wear an academic hood and gown the 18-year-old is a talented flautist and passed his grade 8 flute exams while he was studying for gcse in the midst of music chemistry and biology a-level exams he heard he had been successful at diploma level ­ something usually achieved after the first year of study at university luke was awarded his diploma by the luke cunnah associated board of the royal schools of music and is now entitled to write dip abrsm after his name fellow sixth former and flautist charlotte sivier was also awarded a recital diploma by trinity college london and is entitled to write dip atcl after her name luke has been head of king s barbers the close harmony group of exchoristers and plans a gap year before going to university charlotte head of king s concert band has a place on an executive pa course in oxford charlotte sivier flautists festival success five junior school flautists impressed the judges at the oundle music festival emily james and ellie mortimer both won first places emily came first in the grade 3 class with 86 marks ellie achieved 88 marks to win the grade 4 class and katie diss was placed third in the same class with 86 marks lucy pearce and lucy duckworth were joint second in the grade 2 class five of the best from left katie diss lucy pearce ellie mortimer lucy duckworth and front emily james young organist joins `bombardiers anna-rose sliwinski wrote a `first in the history of king s music-making when she became the youngest musician to play in the traditional summer term bombarde of organists which offers a select group a showcase in the intimate setting of the medieval prior crauden s chapel in the shadow of ely cathedral fourteen-year-old anna-rose joined parker ramsay former sixth form organ scholar and king s college cambridge organ scholar elect to play a piece from william walton s façade anna-rose is a member of ely cathedral girls choir her sister ruth came to king s in september 2006 as founder member of the choir anna-rose sliwinski with from left parker ramsay jonathan lilley ely cathedral assistant organist adam martin cathedral lay clerk oliver hancock girls choir organist paul trepte cathedral director of music ian sutcliffe king s director of music and graham griggs pastoral head of king s sixth form 8

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king s news could your son be a chorister would your son like to sing in one of the finest cathedrals in europe all choristers automatically receive a 50 bursary to help with their education at king s junior school during their time as a chorister in addition two vacancies offer potential extra funding on a means-tested basis for the boys concerned in one instance throughout the whole of his time at king s and in the other instance throughout his time as a chorister the cathedral s director of music paul trepte is always pleased to talk to parents about what is involved he can be reached on 01353 660336 and p.trepte@cathedral.ely.anglica n.org boys and their parents will be able to find out more about life as a chorister at the next `be a chorister day on saturday 20 november the next voice trial will be held on 15 january 2011 for boys over 8 by september 2011 girls choir sings in westminster abbey sarah macdonald a highflier in the field of choral music has been appointed as the new director of ely cathedral girls choir she succeeds inaugural director louise reid who is relinquishing the post after nearly five years to devote herself to her growing family a daughter and son and twins expected this autumn proud day the dean the very rev dr michael chandler and paul trepte with the five new boy choristers edward birchinall joshua cooper joshua james aron jordan and charlie watson for further information contact admissions@kingsely.cambs.sch.uk or telephone 01353 660732 dean welcomes new girl choristers oona gradwell georgia schneider anna-rose sliwinski anna hamilton and emma jones pictured with the head of king s sue freestone and the dean the very rev dr michael chandler and louise reid director of ely cathedral girls choir after the girls admission as the newest members of the cathedral foundation girl choristers aged 13-18 are all boarders in senior school the school funds the girls choral bursaries which are worth 33 of boarding fees auditions will be held on saturday 5 february 2011 for those interested in joining the girls choir in september 2011 for further details please contact admissions@kingsely.cambs.sch.uk or telephone 01353 660702 sarah macdonald new director of ely cathedral girls choir choir broadcasts live on bbc ely cathedral choir were heard `live on bbc radio when evensong was broadcast from the cathedral s lady chapel the choristers are pictured with the cathedral director of music paul trepte centre back assistant organist jonathan lilley and king s junior school director of music neil porter-thaw right back who is also the choristers housemaster the next major date in the choristers calendar is their tour to gibraltar and southern spain in michaelmas half-term although her appointment does not officially begin until the start of the michaelmas term in september sarah is accompanying the girls choir tour to paris in august and will conduct the choir when they sing evensong at westminster abbey on 31 august during 2008-9 while louise took maternity leave the girls choir worked under sarah s direction and recorded a cd sing reign of fair maid when she was appointed director of music in chapel at selwyn college cambridge sarah was the first woman to hold such a post in an oxbridge chapel she is also director of music at newnham college a fellow of the royal college of organists in 2004 she was appointed a trustee of the rco and a member of its academic board she studied at the royal conservatory of music toronto in her native canada and then as organ scholar at robinson college cambridge 9

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king s news cementing the hackney link the hackney link was cemented over the last weekend of the summer term with a visit by a group from st john s church in hackney there s no doubt that for some of the young visitors the weekend was a lifechanging experience it was their first experience of sleeping under canvas ­ and there were plenty more `firsts including raft building kayaking and tackling the local assault course out on the ouse biology teacher paul lott in the yellow canoe led the group of king s staff and ely scheme instructors who hosted our visitors one for the album everyone joined in sunday morning service at ely cathedral what s the solution teams of students from king s and ely community college collaborated to tackle some urgent global challenges before preparing a three-minute presentation in which they outlined the key issues raised by their problem before explaining their solution to the judges ­ the chairman of governors and heads of both schools award-winning designer presents prizes top shoe designer rupert sanderson who left king s in 1985 after ten years returned as guest of honour at senior school prize-giving in ely cathedral he told the audience of parents and pupils that his first love had always been art and he had been delighted to see the school s newly opened £3.5m arts complex he studied geography at royal holloway london and after carving a successful career in advertising dropped out of the rat race and enrolled in the shoemaking course at london s cordwainer s college he went on to work in italy and in 2001 founded his own brand and now has shops in london hong kong and paris as well as a factory in italy rupert sanderson shoes are now the footwear of choice of film stars fashionistas and celebrities including gwyneth paltrow kate moss claudia schiffer lily allen and cheryl cole his stellar position in the fashion firmament was confirmed in 2008 when he was named british accessory designer of the year at the british fashion awards invited to design shoes for karl lagerfeld s 2009 autumn collection and most recently shod the cast of aida at the royal opera house cooking up world cup competition king s catering team cooked up a novel world cup competition the beams of the monastic barn were decked with flags of the 32 countries competing in south africa and pupils entered a competition to identify them head chef tony mcinally and his team provided a dish of the day from each country that reached the quarter finals rupert sanderson with heads of school claire martin and matthew ixer bon appétit en france a visit to brittany for a-level students increased their experience of both the french language and gastronomy in this picture bella gant on the left not seen is eating un plateau de fruits de mer avec gambas saumon fumé et bigorneaux seafood platter with salmon tiger prawns and whelks roberto wirth and grisha mckaine were enjoying une galantine de canard duck in aspic maria passingham une salade chaude de gésiers de volaille salad of hot chicken gizzards and claire martin un paté de campagne avec gelée de groseille coarse country paté with gooseberry jelly mrs annaick kisby on the left who accompanied the group with miss liz knibb had un chausson feuilleté aux champignons wild mushrooms in puff pastry bon appétit tony mcinally searching for a recipe from uruguay gold award andrew payne has joined one of a select group of king s sixth formers to achieve the gold duke of edinburgh s award during their final year in sixth form 10

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king s news goldie re-writes record books old elean olympian and british javelin record holder goldie sayers became the first athlete in the uk championships 130-year history to win eight national titles in a row in the fortnight leading up to the championships at the alexander stadium in birmingham goldie had thrown over 63 metres in competition at bedford and then at the european team championships in norway she achieved an impressive second place ahead of the world number one russia s olympic silver medallist mariya abakumova however in birmingham she injured her hip which the ruled her out of the 2010 european championships in barcelona goldie who first threw a javelin in junior school represented great britain at the 2004 olympics in athens and came fourth in beijing in 2008 when she set a 65.75m personal best just 38cm short of the german bronze medallist goldie is one of a select group of 14 olympians to be elected to the new british olympic association s athletes commission all summer and winter olympians since1998 were entitled to vote with the aim of creating an advisory group to bring the perspective and experience of the athletes to provide input to the many initiatives and programmes offered by the boa goldie sayers with her eighth uk championship gold medal and left promoting her sport golf day for charity the fourth king s charity golf day was held at the city s golf club profits will be divided between the teenage cancer trust and the school s sports equipment fund teams of three competed for the king s cup with prizes of bristol blue glassware for each player in the first second third and fourth teams and prizes for the longest drive and `nearest the pin old elean golfers from left former oe president tony wright john illman and chris watkins who first met in 1958 when they played for the junior school cricket team all three went on to play for the school s 1st xi `extreme cellist sets out on new challenge religious studies teacher james rees set aside 14 days of the summer holiday to walk 192 miles coast-to-coast across northern england carrying his cello and giving regular performances along the way james and fellow musicians jeremy dawson and clare wallace call themselves the extreme cellists in 2006 they played on the roof of all 42 english cathedrals in just 12 days raising £5,000 for charity they raised a similar amount in 2008 playing at the summits of the tallest mountains in scotland england wales and ireland this summer s challenge benefits aspire the spinal cord injury charity and pact the children s cancer charity james said we hope people will appreciate the tough challenge we ve set ourselves and help us raise in excess of £5,000 for our chosen charities this year to sponsor visit www.justgiving.com/extremecello and www.justgiving.com/extremecello2010 100 miles in 24 hours tom s ready for the start and exhausted by the finish long distance athlete tom kingsnorth the head s pa completed his toughest challenge yet ­ running 100 miles non-stop in 23 hours 22 minutes he was the second runner to cross the finish line of the cotswold 100 which follows a tough hilly one lap route around the cotswolds starting and finishing in stratford-upon-avon he has already raised £1,280 for two very worthy causes ­ st nicholas hospice in bury st edmunds and st elizabeth hospice in ipswich and can still be sponsored by logging on to www.justgiving.com/tom-100miles for st nicholas hospice or www.justgiving.com/tk100miles for st elizabeth hospice twins kilimanjaro trek twins hugo and rowland daniel and their mother clare are planning to climb mount kilimanjaro in tanzania in the last week of august they set a target of £3000 for a charity which helps amputees and other disabled people in zambia to find out more about the charity and to sponsor hugo and rowland log on to www.justgiving.com kili-daniel 11

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king s news frank s invention delivers £50,000 old elean frank thorogood has won £50,000 for his invention that could change the way cricket is practised the world over he was a keen cricketer during his years at king s in the 1990s and has created a simple throwing device ­ named sidearm ­ that recreates the style of a professional bowler already endorsed by famous names including graham gooch and grant flower the sidearm is now ready for production licensing deals for india sri lanka and bangladesh are also on the horizon frank entered the sidearm in barclays business take one small step competition which aimed to find people with ambition passion and most importantly a great business idea there were over 3,500 entries and on-line votes won frank the eastern region prize it s an amazing feeling to have won this competition it gives me huge confidence that i can really make my idea a success frank thorogood and his sidearm invention said frank my dream is to change the way in which cricket is practised the world over i m so grateful to everyone who voted the £50,000 prize will make a massive difference to us and we re going to start selling the product from the beginning of august frank s day jobs are running a horse feed delivery company and an indoor cricket school as well as working on the family farm during the summer to find out more about sidearm visit www.sidearm-cricket.com caitlin s tastes success caitlin fulford is only 18 months old ­ too young to read that her entrepreneur father has chosen to name his new business enterprise after her old elean matt fulford first opened his sandwich bar in st mary s street ely but is now established in a prime site at 24a high street a stone s throw from ely cathedral although caitlin s has been open only a few months it has already built up a loyal clientele sandwiches baguettes rolls and bagels are all freshly prepared in-house every day by matt and his team and he was delighted to be asked to supply king s new sixth form centre coffee bar matt would be pleased to see any old eleans visiting ely or check out his website www.caitlins-sandwichbar.co.uk tasting success matt fulford who has opened caitlin s sandwich bar in ely city centre new cup honours `wilkie the old eleans club has presented the school with a cup to be awarded annually to the `best sporting all-rounder in memory of f.w wilkinson who was a master at king s from 1922 to 1960 one of the senior boys day houses was named in his memory `wilkie won a military medal during the first world war and later went to cambridge university in addition to his teaching duties at king s he was in charge of both cricket and football he played cricket for cambridgeshire for many years and football for the corinthian casuals which before the second world war was regarded as the top amateur team in the country he knew all the star footballers and cricketers of his time and boys were delighted when a celebrity such as herbert sutcliffe england opening batsman accepted an invitation to come to king s for a coaching session uk delegate dr alison laver-fawcett was the uk delegate and one of the presenters at the world federation of occupational therapists international congress in santiago chile in may alison s four younger siblings followed her to king s she was a queen s scholar and head of torfrida leaving in 1983 latimer for labour old elean elean philippa latimer stood as the labour candidate in st ives and came third of the seven candidates who contested the cornish constituency in the general election the seat was held by the lib dems 12

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king s news tv presenter to be guest speaker nearly 100 attended the old eleans club s annual cocktail party at the naval and military club in london the head sue freestone and guests were welcomed by the club s president david palmer david is an antiques expert and celebrity auctioneer on tv programmes such as bbc s flog it the programme s presenter paul martin will be guest speaker at the old eleans club s 2010 dinner guest annual dinner in the paul martin monastic barn on presenter of tv s flog it 9 october for more pictures of the cocktail party and news about the annual dinner log on to the old eleans new website www.oldeleans.org.uk award for former chorister world renowned former ely cathedral chorister the counter tenor james bowman has been named as the winner of the york early music festival 2010 lifetime achievement award he was presented with the award at the national centre for early music in july he has been one of the world s leading counter-tenors for nearly 30 years he was a choral scholar at king s in the 1950s and went on to new college oxford he made his london debut in 1967 when he was invited by benjamin britten to sing at the opening concert of the queen elizabeth hall he was soon in demand on both the opera stage and the concert platform appearing at sadler s wells glyndebourne and at the royal opera house covent garden he has sung at major opera houses worldwide including appearances at la scala milan and sydney opera house the head sue freestone with former head of school james hulme a serving army officer who had just returned from a tour of duty in afghanistan signing in when old elean john jeremiah pictured returned to ely for the day to mark a special birthday he was able to show his wife rosemary the brick on which he carved his name when he left king s in 1959 sixth form leavers continue the tradition to this day old eleans club president david palmer back right with old eleans and guests at the club s annual cocktail party old elean to be dean of st edmundsbury the rev canon dr frances ward an old elean and daughter of hubert ward a former head of king s is to be the new dean of st edmundsbury she is currently a residentiary canon and canon theologian at bradford cathedral responsible for all the worship she has also taken a prominent role developing dialogue between the church and the muslim communities in that multi cultural city and is currently writing a book on the subject frances is married to peter who is a consultant paediatrician and they have four children matilda 23 jonty 21 theo 18 and hugh 12 she will move to suffolk in late summer and will be installed as dean on saturday 16 october 2010 at 2.30 p.m school says farewell to margaret dining hall supervisor margaret coleman who has been a familiar face to generations of pupils has retired her association with king s goes back 45 years to 1965 when she first assisted at boarders tea in those days she worked alongside her late mother dolly day who was evening dining hall supervisor from 1963 until her retirement in 1990 ten years ago in recognition of her family s service to the school margaret was made an honorary member of the old eleans club the rev canon dr frances ward 13

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king s news jumping for joy four picked for county four king s players were selected for cambridgeshire county hockey teams this year mid-fielders flavia kumar and danni fletcher both played for the under-17s and forwards camilla tricker and catherine newman-day for the under-16 team camilla also stepped up to play twice with the under-17s who won both matches 2-0 against norfolk and 1-0 against lincolnshire show jumper rhianna jones in action for the king s team promising show jumper 14-yearold rhianna jones won a clutch of rosettes at an inter-schools event held at the jays equestrian centre near bury st edmunds rhianna riding two different horses teamed up with sarah foss to win the 90cms team event both girls also competed in the individual 90cms event sarah came second and rhianna was third in the 80cms rhianna won the individual class and came third in the 80cms team event competing with daniel hayes and elizabeth barr flavia kumar left and danni fletcher catherine newmanday left and camilla tricker flavia gets fast tracked multi-talented athlete flavia kumar has been selected to attend the young leaders camp 2010 a four-day residential course run by uk athletics england netball and gymnastics england the camp at bradfield college in berkshire in august aims to train and inspire young leaders of the future by developing leadership and volunteering skills alongside other athletics leaders flavia is one of a select group of 50 chosen from hundreds of applicants from across the uk an all-round sporting talent flavia was picked for the under-17 cambridgeshire county hockey squad earlier this year and is currently competing in track and field events for team cambridgeshire in the national junior league footballer selected zach binge pictured has been selected by the independent schools football association to attend an isfa under14 development camp his selection follows an outstanding performance at an isfa development camp at repton during the easter holidays when 42 under-14 players from independent schools all over the country were selected to play matches against football league clubs zach was goalkeeper in a match against derby county development squad players and put up an impressive performance which helped the isfa team to a 5-2 victory two king s sixth formers sam hulme and jacob o connor were among 21 `young leaders from eight different schools who attended the first isfa leadership and volunteering camp held at st bede s school in sussex they attended sessions on 5-11 coaching refereeing and organisation with tutors provided by the football association old eleans netball match a group of old elean netballers won a friendly but hard-fought match against the 1st team pictured at the end of the game are old eleans standing from left charlotte jackson kim nurse fiona slater becky east helena lendrum rosie cross sarah graves front row 1st team sophie garrad india wadham rebecca rowson katie bedford captain lucie fisher beth rowson and charlotte wise county calls for india india baynes pictured has won a place in cambridgeshire s under-14 netball squad ­ the third time she has earned representative county honours india in year 7 at king s junior school has also earned call-ups for hockey and athletics 14

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king s news athletes set ten records two new high jump records were at king s senior sports festival jack powell cleared 1.72 metres in the senior boys event and sarah foss achieved 1.47m in the junior girls competition bettering the 1.45m which had won her a gold medal at cambridgeshire county schools athletics championships at cambridge university eight other records were broken on the day indicative of the increased interest in track and field events in the build-up to the london olympics said head of athletics richard powell tom turner broke records in both the 400 and 800 metres and michael brennan was also a double record-breaker in the junior boys 100 and 200 metres other records were set by james o brien shot richard oyegbami discus max hutchins 800m and by osmond house 4x100m junior boys relay and withburga house senior girls relay ball cup medal winners king s year 9 quad with their silver medals from left david bercow ben love talia hood cox leo dziwisch and myles kumar jack powell in action sarah foss school recordbreaker and county gold medalist record medal haul king s athletes won ten medals at the cambridgeshire club athletics championships the school s best ever medal performance at the championships joe lines won golds in both the under17 discus and javelin michael burnford was the under-17 javelin bronze medallist flavia kumar won gold in the under-17 triple jump and bronze in the under-17 javelin there were silver medals for hurdlers robert west in the under-17 event and for hugo bryan in the under-20 race three of the medals were won by promising junior school athletes thirteen-year-old gemma gow competing against older girls in under-15 events won a silver medal in the under-15 long jump alice harris won a silver medal in the under-13 70m hurdles and india baynes won a bronze medal in the under-13 800 metres final in 2.49.3 fifteen king s crews were entered for the ball cup regatta at dorney lake and ten reached finals winning two and taking second place in another two events there was gold for guy mathews who was teamed with rem ashford from cambridge in the j15 doubles and another gold for both of them and chris mitchell and felix schlicht in the j18 coxless quad chris and felix were also double medal winners when they were narrowly beaten into second place in the j18 doubles silver medals also went to the promising year 9 quad myles kumar ben love leo dziwisch david bercow and cox talia hood three set personal bests these three junior school athletes were on top form at the national prep schools championships at the alexander stadium in birmingham there were personal bests for sam hirons in the triple jump gemma gow in the long jump and emily grapes in the 1500 metres gemma right also reached the final of the 100 metres double gold medallist joe lines 15

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