Parents' Badminton Group

10 January 2020
Parents Badminton Group

SVS run a Parents' Badminton Group each Wednesday. Organiser, and former parent, Martin Brunt has sent the following message with information on joining the Badminton team:
"The parents' badminton group has had a good Michaelmas term with four new parent members joining.
We play in the Bates Hall at the Prep School most Wednesdays during term time from 8.00pm to 9.30pm and we are most grateful to the School and to Miss Corkran and Mr Grindlay in particular for allowing us to use the hall. The club is open to parents and any members of the School community, we would be delighted if you would like to join us.
You would not need to commit to play regularly. We run a WhatsApp group and messages are sent out each Monday to see who is available to play on the following Wednesday.
To join our WhatsApp group please call or message Martin Brunt on 07948 726560."

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