Well done to all who took part in the Gresham’s Triathlon and have raised money for Holt Youth Project

On Sunday 28th April, a very large number of hardy souls still showed-up to complete the Gresham’s Triathlon 2024. 142 pupils from across all three schools completed the three disciplines in cold, wet and windy conditions showing steely resolve, good humour and athleticism in abundance. Our very own Senior School saw 38 take to the field (a whopping 21 of whom were from Tallis)!! Each year we award the Middleton Trophy for the athlete who showed the most ‘grit’ or resolve, this year however we felt that all who took to the start line in these conditions embodied the spirit of the award making the judges’ decision harder than ever. This said, the organisers would like to recognise Ru M for his excellent efforts in winning the Senior race. Special shout out must also go to Edward D M who was perhaps a reluctant participant but nevertheless did all three events with characteristic humour and effort leaving absolutely nothing left in the tank. It is such efforts which are the true delight of the Triathlon as these pupils (and maybe an adult or two) realise what they are actually capable of and experience the fully deserved ‘buzz’ which comes soon after they cross the finishing line! Plans are already afoot for next year and maybe something slightly different…..

So far we have raised about £2,000 for the Holt Youth Project. There is still time to donate, please click the link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/greshams-triathlon-2024

MASSIVE well done to all those who took part and we hope to see you for a sunnier and warmer experience next year!

Nursery children have been working on their Pawprint badges during Outdoor Wild Learning School (OWLs)

The children in our Nursery classes have been working towards achieving three Pawprint badges this year. During their Outdoor Wild Learning School (OWLs) sessions they have been completing lots of exciting and interesting activities and challenges in order to receive their Stick Man Challenge badge in the Michaelmas term, Birdwatching Challenge badge in the Lent term and finally the Outside Challenge badge during the Summer term. A lot of fun has been had, whilst the children have been learning and developing new skills.

The annual Pet Blessing Service celebrated our wonderful friends from the animal kingdon

Animals are a very important part of our Gresham’s family and on Saturday we welcomed creatures of all shapes and sizes to our annual Pet Blessing Service. This special event brought all three Gresham’s Schools together to celebrate our wonderful friends from the animal kingdom. Dogs, chickens, rabbits, horses, snakes, tortoises, goats and many cuddly toys were in attendance and a great time was had by all.

The Pre-Prep and Prep schools had a great time raising money for Red Nose Day

The Prep School had a theme of ‘normal school uniform with a splash of red’ in aid of Comic Relief and had lots of fun welcoming their families for a fun Friday, and the Pre-Prep raised £240!

New Chair of Governors Appointed

Paul Marriage has been appointed as the School’s new Chair of Governors from July 2024, taking over from Michael Goff who will step down after a six-year tenure.

Paul is an Old Greshamian (Kenwyn & Tallis 1982-1990), a Liveryman of the Fishmongers’ Company and he became a Governor in 2012. Having read Modern History at University College, Oxford he began his career in the insurance market before entering the investment industry in 1997.  Having run leading specialist UK equity funds at Cazenove Capital and Schroders, he founded Tellworth Investments in 2017.

Paul Marriage, said: “I am honoured to be taking over from Michael Goff as Chairman of the Governors, he has done an exceptional job and will be a hard act to follow.  Parents, staff, pupils, OGs and my fellow governors can be assured that I will do my utmost to keep the School on its upwards trajectory as we approach our 475th anniversary.”

Pre-Prep pupils enjoyed an interactive concert at the Auden Theatre

Pre-Prep joined 4 other local Primary Schools at the Auden Theatre for an event organised by Norfolk Music Services for Key Stage 1 Children. Based on Pip Jones’s best-selling children’s book, Izzy Gizmo, and collaborating with members of the Bitten Sinfonia Orchestra, this interactive concert is the enchanting story of an intrepid young inventor who puts her talents to work to rescue a crow that can’t fly. Having learnt the songs in class, our pupils were extremely excited and the wonderful Polly Ives who narrated the show, fully engaged the children, introducing them to the Quintet and the instruments, doing lots of vocal warmups and leading them through the story which was animated on a screen. Our children experienced first-hand live music, storytelling and the chance to join in and be noisy!

Pre-Prep Eco committee invited Jess French to their assembly to discuss marine pollution

The Pre-Prep Eco committee invited Jess French to their Key Stage 1 assembly today to discuss marine pollution and to support their action towards their Green Flag application.

Jess told them all about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and shared ideas of how we can all have an impact on helping our environment.

The children listened with interest and asked her lots of interesting questions.

Gresham’s Triathlon 2023

On Sunday April 30th more than 110 participants aged from 3 to…more than 50 took to the start of the second Gresham’s Triathlon. They were greeted by glorious sunny skies and a large numbers of spectators who helped create a real sense of atmosphere for those undertaking this significant challenge. Laps in the pool, a cycle around our School Woods and a lap or two running around Eccles Field certainly made for an energetic Sunday morning and afternoon! Many congratulations to all those who competed and we look forward to welcoming you back next Summer Term!

Year 13 pupils went back to Gresham’s Nursery, where they started school

This week, the eight Year 13 pupils who have been all the way through Gresham’s from Nursery came back to visit the Pre-Prep. Alfie, Ben, George, Oli, Freddie, Grace, Annabel and Zack were all excited to see all the amazing changes that have happened since they left but they were also very glad to see that some things haven’t changed at all. They all agreed that everything seemed a lot smaller than they remembered!