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We did it! One day, 112 miles, 15 riders, £6,465 raised!

Wednesday, 31st May 2017

When Alex Brunt, Director of Sport at Orwell Park, suggested to colleagues 8 months ago that it would be a brilliant idea to cycle the coast from Blakeney back to school in one day at half term in the summer, raising money to support the school’s chosen charities he had no idea how enthusiastic the Read more…

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw (SACEUR)

Thursday, 18th May 2017

We were proud to welcome to the school today General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), and representatives from the Desert Rats Association for an act of remembrance for the Desert Rats who were stationed at Orwell Park during the war in preparation for the Normandy Landings.  Sir Adrian paid tribute to Read more…

Physics and the Electric Guitar

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

We were delighted to welcome to school, for our third Orangery Lecture of this term, Nicholas Weaver, headmaster of Ipswich school.  Mr Weaver delivered a most interesting lecture on the “Physics of the Electric Guitar”.  The lecture was both informative and entertaining for the pupils, as Mr Weaver illustrated his talk on his own guitar. Read more…

112 miles, 23 Orwell Park Staff, 1 day…..

Tuesday, 16th May 2017

On Tuesday 30th May, 23 Orwell Park staff will be cycling from the North Norfolk coast to Orwell Park in support of our three chosen charities for this year: St Elizabeth Hospice, Meningitis Research Foundation and Facing the World. With many of the participants novice cyclists, this is a challenge which will test minds and bodies; Read more…

OPS Challenge Bushcraft Camp

Monday, 15th May 2017

Saturday evening saw the OPS Challenge Bushcraft Camp for Years 6 and 7 in the school grounds.  Earning points toward their bronze awards pupils were able to prepare food and toast marshmallows, with many opting to sleep under the stars rather than under canvas at the end of the evening.  The OPS Challenge is Orwell Read more…

A Celebration of the Creative Arts

Monday, 15th May 2017

On Friday 12th May the work of the Year 8 Art, Music and DT Scholars was on display at an evening reception.  Nibbling on canapes, made by the Year 8 pupils, parents were able to look at a selection of Art and DT whilst our music scholars performed in the background.  It was a very Read more…

The Battlefields of the Somme, Orangery Lecture

Sunday, 14th May 2017

Edward Hudson gave a talk on the Somme Battlefields on Tuesday 10th May. Edward has visited the Somme battlefields for the past twenty-five years, conducting tours for schoolchildren, families, cycling groups and even the American readers of the New York Times! His visual narrative of the Somme battlefields dealt with the highlights of the long Read more…

Pre-Prep Open Morning Friday 19th May

Saturday, 13th May 2017

Join us at our Pre-Prep Open Morning on Friday 19th May from 10.00am to 12.00noon.  This is the perfect opportunity to see the Pre-Prep in action as it is a normal school day.  Please do take this chance for an informal look at our classrooms and facilities and join us for coffee and meet the Read more…

Thomas Liddy Sunrise Challenge

Monday, 8th May 2017

At the weekend Thomas Liddy (Year 7) successfully cycled the 60-mile route on the Sunrise Cycle Challenge and raised £700 for Action Medical Research in the process.  Despite finding the last few miles challenging, Thomas pushed through and completed the course.  Well done Thomas, many congratulations on such a tremendous achievement!        

Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge

Thursday, 4th May 2017

The Year 6 pupils are participating in the Young Enterprise’s Fiver Challenge for the first time this year which provides a fun way to introduce financial literacy, resilience and teamwork.  Yesterday they enjoyed a workshop led by Pat Trimmer who introduced the pupils to the concepts of profit and capital, during a jewellery making game. Read more…