The Seaford Equestrian team had a busy and successful two days at Hickstead at the NSEA Eventers’ Challenge Championships. Several of our riders placed in the top ten in huge classes with over one hundred riders entered in each class. An amazing achievement.
Things don’t always go to plan when preparing for these big occasions and we lost a couple of strong team combinations due to pony illness and the sudden sale of one outgrown pony. However, Sophie Gosling stepped in at the final hour with great effort, energy and enthusiasm and rode brilliantly in all four classes over the weekend to ensure we had full team representation. She also came 4th individually in the National Novice Challenge class. Continue reading
Daisy Watson-Rumbold in Year 11 recently attended a meeting with West Sussex MPs. Representing West Sussex Youth Parliament, Daisy had the opportunity to discuss with them the ongoing Youth Cabinet 2019 Campaigns. Some of the topics covered were knife crime and drug usage within today’s youth as well as what can be done to fight climate change.
Daisy said: “It was really beneficial to meet all the ministers and talk to them about what we think needs to happen. As the youth representatives, it’s our job to be heard. The meeting allowed us to speak about the topics we care about”.
Daisy has been chosen to be one of the environmental spokespeople for the cabinet which will be a great new experience for her. Well done Daisy!
Save the date! The Seafordstock 2019 music festival will be held on Wednesday 3 July from 7pm-10pm on the terraces behind Mansion.
Admission is free and attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic and refreshments. Gates will open at 6.30pm.
We’re excited to announce our dates for our Dance Shows. The shows will feature a variety of pieces in a wide range of styles including jazz, contemporary and ballet.
Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June
To book your tickets email Bookings@Seaford.org
We’re excited to announce our first Ballet & Lyrical Dance Show.
Friday 28 June.
To book your tickets email Bookings@Seaford.org
Seaford College hosted a fantastic day of Goblin Racing at the weekend as part of the Greenpower series.
The Goblin initiative allows children aged 9-11 to build and race their own all-electric cars. Continue reading
Over half term a group of 12 staff from Seaford College travelled to Athens to complete the original marathon from Marathon, in the North East of the City, to the Centre where they finished at the Panathenaic Stadium. This marathon effort was all part of their ongoing drive to raise money for Combat Stress. Continue reading
At our Prep School Chapel Service this week, Fr. Colin spoke about community. He said: “A community is a group of people living and growing together.”
He spoke about exams and understanding how students who are currently taking exams may feel. He added: “it’s our responsibility to encourage them and to give them space if they need it. A community is about inspiring each other and sharing values.” Continue reading
Our inaugural Seaford College Golf Day, held at the fabulous Cowdray Park Golf Club, did not fail in its promise to deliver a splendid occasion for everyone involved.
With near perfect weather and the course in spectacular condition, scoring proved seasonably high with several teams well into the 90’s. Individual prizes were awarded for nearest the pin, longest drive and highest individual stableford score. Ultimately just three points separated 1st from 3rd. Our very own staff team of Will Yates, Greg Burt, James Bird and Headmaster John Green, proved worthy victors with an impressive 98 points. Continue reading
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Prep School Summer Fair last week. Everyone had a lot of fun and made full use of the wonderful inflatables on offer, and the ice cream of course!
A special mention to Carolyn Burchell for all her effort, energy and enthusiasm organising the event. Thank you also to all of our parent volunteers for your support. Continue reading
Year 10 GCSE Computer Science pupils spent the day at Southampton University learning about cybersecurity and robotics.
The day started with a talk from a member of the cybersecurity team at the University which covered topics such as ethical hacking, security threats and how to prevent them. Following this was a talk from a member of the Electronics Department giving an insight into the hardware and processes involved in the development of wearable technology. Finally, pupils had the opportunity to get hands on with a robotics challenge. Continue reading
Part of the Seaford ethos is about celebrating success and personal bests and that is exactly what we did last week.
Following a momentous day at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, where our Equestrian Team competed against other top schools in the UK and came 2nd, our Headmaster John Green invited them and Seaford’s Equestrian Team Manager, Lucy Sanders for a celebratory tea. Continue reading
It is always a special day in the summer term calendar when we play host to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). MCC is the world’s most active cricket club, the owner of Lord’s Ground and the guardian of the Laws of the game.
Ross Donaldson, Seaford’s Cricket 1st XI Captain told us: “It’s a great privilege having MCC here today. It’s a great honour for a lot of the young students.” Continue reading
Last weekend a team of three riders represented Seaford College in the Land Rover Inter Schools Jumping Competition at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. This is one of the most prestigious equestrian event in the world with a five star international rating and with world class riders competing. HM the Queen was in attendance and alongside the top class jumping events were displays from The Household Cavalry, carriage driving, dressage and showing.
The Seaford Equestrian team of Flora James, Beanie Bradley, Jessie Schute and Lauren Goldsmith qualified for the Inter Schools class at the end of last year by winning our Area competition. We were thrilled to qualify as it was a long standing ambition for the team but sad to lose Lauren as the final specified three riders instead of four with all scores to count. Continue reading
Over Easter, 19 Seaford College girls met at Gatwick airport at 4:30am to fly to Malta. With two teams, six matches, five wins and lots of laughs, they had a great time building cohesion and playing netball on this fantastic tour.
The girls spent lots of time being able to travel and explore Malta whilst also improving their netball.
We are excited to be announcing that Seaford netball tours will be continuing and the sports department have plans for many more.
Last month, a group of twelve Seaford College students completed an extreme challenge called DW – a 125 mile, 77 portage international canoe race from Devizes in Wiltshire to Westminster in London. It’s for a reason that the race is known as the canoeists’ Everest.
The team had gone through a demanding training regime that involved eight gruelling races in all weathers and varying river conditions; over 1/4 million paddle strokes and running over half a marathon carrying a kayak.
Just over 5 months ago, a group of children sat in a classroom to hear about an extreme challenge called DW: a 125 mile, 77 portage international canoe race from Devizes in Wiltshire to Westminster in London over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
The children, and those parents who attended, were cautioned about the rigorousness of the challenge but were also told of the pride they would feel if they completed the race, reaching the steps on the River Thames opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in the early hours of Easter Monday. Continue reading
Prefects are an integral part of life at Seaford. With the new Prefects for next year having been announced, they were straight into training and team building exercises last week.
Exploring together what makes a good Prefect and the different styles of leadership, they then put the theory into practice. In teams, they were tasked with guiding each other blindfolded across a ‘minefield’ before erecting a nuclear shelter on the other side. The teams were also asked to build a raft, from selected materials, that was capable of transporting one of them across the swimming pool. Continue reading
Over the Bank Holiday weekend a total of 10 cyclists set off from Seaford College to cycle a combined 1944 kilometers across the Normandy coastline in order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The cyclists comprised staff, pupils, Old Seafordians and parents, who visited all of the D—Day landing beaches as well as several other hugely important buildings and sites that played their part in the events 75 years ago. Continue reading
Over the Easter holidays, a group of 27 students and 3 staff travelled to Salzburg, Austria for Seaford Prep’s Ski Trip. With students from across the years, their skiing ability ranged from first timers to advanced.
The group was split into three different ability groups. These changed throughout the week and saw some first timers move up to intermediate level and some of our advanced group trying out the pro line jumps at the ski park. Continue reading
Pupils from the Seaford Equestrian Team spent a couple of days at the NSEA County Show Jumping Championships representing West Sussex as the top team in our County. Lucy Sanders, Seaford Equestrian Team Manager, reports:
There were thirty Counties in total from all over the UK being represented by each County Champion school so the competition was very tough. Continue reading
We’re excited to announce that Seaford College has been approved to deliver the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS). Congratulations to Peter Bolton and his team for their commitment and hard work to support the scheme.
NICAS provides the structure and motivation for new climbers to develop their climbing skills in order that they may gain the most out of their sport; as well as having their achievements recognised.
Peter said: “By delivering NICAS at Seaford, we aim to promote good practice, deeper knowledge of the sport and provide a structure for climbing development. Running the Scheme builds on the successes Seaford has had and will continue to inspire people to achieve their best”.
Seaford’s cadets had a fabulous week over Easter at the CCF Camp in Cornwall.
The weather was warm and sunny to begin with but turned a little chilly in time for the kayaking expedition. It didn’t stop them from ‘christening’ the Seaford sea kayaks though. Continue reading
Seaford College presented its biggest production ever last week with four spectacular performances of Les Misérables, School Edition. It was a gargantuan production that has been more than a year in the planning with many, many hours of incredibly hard work from all those involved.
Auditions started last September, with students from across the school keen to be a part of this triumphant musical. With cast and crew selected, the music rehearsals began in earnest last October, followed by the full rehearsals soon after. Continue reading
As the Seaford Team continue their training for the Devizes to Westminster Kayaking Marathon, they took on their biggest challenge yet, Waterside C, at the weekend. This race is 23 miles long with 35 portages and the infamous 1/3 mile tunnel from Pewsey to Newbury.
The coaching team reports for us:
The Seaford Team are paddling in aid of Ellie Holt’s £75,000 fundraising target for life-changing medical intervention in the USA. Ellie has recently spent a number of weeks in hospital and is about to be transferred to Southampton Hospital Intestinal Failure Unit where she is likely to be for some-time. Read Ellie’s full story here and to sponsor the paddlers and help Ellie raise the funds she desperately needs please visit their fundraising page here. Continue reading