Swing into Spring
On Friday 1 March, Bancroft's Great Hall was temporarily transformed into" Frankie Bancroft's Jazz Club" for one night only for our Edinburgh Fringe Fundraiser - Swing into Swing. Seated at club-style tables, the audience was treated to jazzy sets from the Bancroft’s Swingers and the Soul Band, as well as some pop from the Flute and Guitar Orchestra. The Bancroft’s Barbers and Belles enchanted with an a capello version of Coldplay’s Fix You before the Barbers ended with what has become their signature tune, Billy Joel’s The Longest Time. Another highlight of the evening was a medley of songs from Stephen Sondheim’s Company, which is this summer's Bancroft’s players' Edinburgh Fringe Festival production. Solos from Charlotte Curness, Charlotte Carver, Liz Austin, Max Llewellyn, Provhat Rahman, Josh Dadzie, Ashley Agedah, Charlie Layburn May Al-Shawk and Dom Innes-Taylor all proved that anyone who is in Edinburgh for the 11-16 August has a treat in store.
Badminton Teams KS2 County Champs
Congratulations to our Badminton teams which are currently going from strength to strength. Following the boys recently being crowned Redbridge School's League champions, the KS2 girls and boys teams travelled to the iconic Copper Box arena, scene of so much memorable Olympic action, for the second (County) round of this year's Center Parcs' National Schools Tournament. On Tuesday 25 February they represented Redbridge against the best schools in other east London boroughs, including Newham, Waltham Forest, Havering and Greenwich. Both teams had a really successful day, winning all their matches to become the County Champions. The girls didn't drop a game all day, while the boys only lost 3 of their games. Both the teams now progress to the Regional Round which will be held at another famous sporting venue, Crystal Palace, in April. Team coach, Mr John Raw, said, "I was thrilled with the performance of the squad in what is our first venture as a school into the National Schools' Championships. They proved themselves to be more than worthy of playing in the Olympic venue of the Copper Box!"
Intermediate Maths Challenge 2014
We have seen a superb set of results for the Intermediate Maths Challenge, with our pupils netting a massive haul of 40 Gold, 43 Silver and 24 Bronze certificates. Congratulations to Peter Andreev (5E), Ilakya Prakhabar (U4W), Arun Soor (U4S), Mahnu Bhabutta (U4N) and Meera Murali (L4N), who have qualified for the follow-on round, the Intermediate Olympiad.
Bancroft's Hockey Internationals
Hard work and commitment have paid off for two of our talented young hockey players. We are delighted that Chloe Joarder and Tirion Prole (both Fifth Formers) have been chosen to represent their countries at U16 international level. After a long selection process, Chloe has made the England Girls’ U16 team and has a busy, but exciting, few months coming up. She has an exciting schedule, with four internationals planned, culminating in a Four Nations Tournament in July against Spain, Germany and Holland. Tirion has been selected for the Welsh team and is looking forward to his first international tournament which takes place in Switzerland at Easter. Both of the players are also keen members of the Old Loughtonians Hockey Club. Congratulations!
Team Maths Challenge
Congratulations to our Upper Fourth pupils who represented Bancroft's at the Team Maths Challenge Regional Competition held in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 13 February. Both of our teams put in very strong performances against tough opposition and achieved impressive outcomes. Mahnu Bhabutta, Karan Shah, Lily Eagland and Ilakya Prabhakar finished the day as runners-up and Sayon Uthayakumar, Rishan Rashid, Arun Soor and Nivethan Balakulendran were placed third. The winning team was Harrow School.
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