The YNSA, an initiative set up by Norwich School three years ago to provide expert advice and support to talented young athletes in Norfolk, is now accepting applications for their 17/18 programme. They are looking to hear from athletes aged 15-18 years-old who are ranked in the top 10 in their chosen sport with a proven record of performance or they represent their home country in a team sport.
Pupils Charlie Rogers and Harry Williams have been selected to play for Sussex County Cricket Club’s U16 team in a game against Hampshire U16s next week. Both players have been selected as a direct result of the cricket academy at Norwich School.
Norwich School pupils Charlie Rogers (U5R) and Harry Williams (M5N) have been selected to play for Sussex County Cricket Club’s U16 team in a game against Hampshire U16s next week. Both players have been selected as a direct result of the cricket academy which was launched in June as a partnership between Norwich School and Sussex County Cricket Club.
A video featuring Norwich School's ground and pupils, put together by BAFTA-winning film maker Rob Whitworth, has been viewed over 350,000 times in its first week. The 'flow motion' film features Norwich Cathedral as well as panoramic views of the city.
Norwich School’s Director in Residence Matilda Ziegler and Director of Music Richard Allain have been nominated for a Norfolk Arts Award for their roles in producing last year’s school musical, Sweeney Todd. They are nominated for the Dr Frank Bates Dance and Musical Theatre Award.
This last week Norwich School hosted one hundred and fifty of the brightest sixth formers from fifteen state schools around Norfolk and North Suffolk, with students travelling daily from as far as King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Thetford.
This year 39 Norwich School lower six pupils took part in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge, a gruelling test of the application of chemical knowledge to unfamiliar and novel problems. 7000 students from 500 schools took part this year, and it was pleasing that two thirds of Norwich School entrants achieved a certificate, a higher number than in recent years.
In one of the closest Sports Day competitions in memory the top four houses were split by less than 60 points, with many of the placing’s being decided in the last few events of the day. Congratulations to all the competitors for their amazing effort in the baking sun, and thanks to all those who came down to make such a great atmosphere at the Lower Close.
Last Sunday the U16 sailing squad sent 2 teams to Alton Water in Suffolk to represent the school at the inaugural BSDRA (British Schools Dinghy Racing Association) National finals of team-racing in Fevas. The event was held over three days.
School pupils from across the county came together on Tuesday to delve into the world of literature for the annual Norfolk Children’s Book Festival. The event, held at Norwich Cathedral and part of the Young Norfolk Arts Festival, saw over 800 children from 28 Norfolk schools take part. The pupils enjoyed a day packed full of workshops and talks by authors including Mark Walden, Helen Dennis and Sarah Mussi.
The school’s brand new end-of-year creative arts festival, Gather 17, comes to a close this week. After an amazing collection of art and design, drama, music and dance productions there are just three events left.
On Saturday, 6 pupils jumped in a minibus straight after sports day, for a 6 hour journey to Northumberland. They were part of the Norfolk orienteering squad, who had qualified for the national inter-counties final.