Busy times at St Nicholas’ School in Old Harlow
Education / Sun 8th Jan 2023 at 08:23pm
WITH a new term having just begin, it was a very busy December at St Nicholas’ Independent school in Old Harlow.
Headmaster Mr Ayres accompanied the trip to Berlin so he has kindly written a quote:
Headmaster, Mr Ayres said: “On Monday 5th December, sixty, senior history pupils departed for Berlin to explore places of historical significance, including the Berlin Wall, former concentration camp, Sachsenhausen, the T4 Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial.
” It was my great pleasure to accompany the trip and I was incredibly impressed with the pupils’ conduct, knowledge and engagement.
During the trip, we also had the opportunity to visit several of Berlin’s Christmas markets, for a spot of Christmas shopping, alongside taking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city.”
National ISA Swimming Championships
On Saturday, four of their pupils competed at the national ISA swimming event held at the London Aquatic Centre having qualified previously at the regional finals.
Whilst this was Pumpkin in Year 4’s first time at nationals, competing in breaststroke, for Jago in Year 11 (who has qualified at every regional event since 2018), it was his final time competing, this time in the Year 11-13 age group, in four events.
Alongside them, Kayla competed in both relays and butterfly for Year 6, and Theo competed in both relays for Year 8.
The pupils performed brilliantly with medal results as follows:
· Theo in Year 8 won gold in the medley relay and silver in the freestyle relay
· Jago in Year 11 won silver in the individual medley
· Kayla in Year 6 won silver in the medley and freestyle relay.
District Cross Country
On Wednesday 7th December, 23 athletes from Year 7, 8, and 10 took part in the Harlow and West Essex Cross Country Championships at Burnt Mill Academy.
Their biggest success at this event was their Year 8 girls, who finished in first place as a team, with all individuals qualifying for the county championships on 14th January.
The best of the boys’ results went to Conor in Year 10 who finished 10th.
Rocking Horse Nursery
ST Nicholas’ have just had Ofsted visit them to give them the go ahead to open their new day nursery for babies from three months of age. It has just opened and we hope to showcase the nursery very soon.
Let me just doff my cap and tug my forelock for the good folk of the fee-paying school.
Still the best school in Harlow. All schools should be private.
Except for public schools