History Trip to Poland 2022

16th Dec 2022
Senior School

With 76 pupils on an overseas trip, our visit to Poland was always going to be epic and it started with an epic delay at Stansted Airport! Despite the extra 12 hours that we had to inspect the departure lounge, not one of the participants whinged or moaned, we remained upbeat and hopeful we would arrive in Kraków before the end of the day.  Once we arrived, the difficulties of the previous day melted away as we were met with a picture-perfect scene that looked like it was straight from a Christmas card.

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Boarders’ Trip to the Christmas Lights

16th Dec 2022
Senior School

Last Saturday, the full time boarders went on an evening trip to the Leeds Castle Christmas Lights. Lilly Mueller (Fifth Form) writes about the trip below.

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A Spanish Boarder’s Tea

9th Dec 2022
Senior School

As part of Spanish being December's Language of the Month, the SVS kitchen staff have been busy preparing a Spanish dinner for our boarders to experience the wonderful food from this culture. You can take a look at the menu and find more information about Spain and it's cuisine below.

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Bebras Computing Challenge

9th Dec 2022
Senior School

Our Fourth Form Computing group recently took part in the Bebras Computing Challenge.  This challenge introduces computational thinking to students and is organised in over 50 countries. This is designed to get students all over the world excited about computing as each participant answers questions that focus on computational and logical thinking.

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Clothworkers’ Hall Performance

9th Dec 2022
Senior School

On Tuesday, the Senior Strings performed at the Clothworkers' Hall, London to Guild members during their Christmas dinner. As you may be aware, the School was founded by William Lambe the master of the Clothworker’s Guild in the late 16th century, and the school was governed by them until they handed it over to the United Westminster Foundation in the early 20th century.

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Aylesford Priory Service

9th Dec 2022
Senior School

On Sunday 4th December 2022, Aylesford Priory had a ‘Light up a Life’ Carol Service, for the Heart of Kent Hospice. The service allowed reflection on the loss of life, yet the transformation of a person into a precious and eternal memory. During the service, Phoebe Connell (Lower Sixth) led the congregation into Once in Royal David’s City with a solo of the first verse.

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Pathways Programme – 09.12.22

9th Dec 2022
Senior School

This week saw breakout rooms on how to manage friendship fallouts as well as sexuality and respecting individual differences. Students had the opportunity to try out various wellbeing strategies and focused on their own strengths.

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Headmaster’s Headlines – 09.12.22

9th Dec 2022
Senior School

Outside my study window as I type this, I can see a couple of snowflakes falling! The Christmas season certainly is here. Thus far, I have had the pleasure of attending the Nursery Christmas singing, the Reception ‘Whoops-a-daisy, Angel’ Nativity, the Year 1 and 2 Christingle Service, and of course the very festive Prep School Christmas Fair last weekend.

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