Shrewsbury School

eNewsletter: Friday 16th March 2018

Notices to Parents and Guardians

Final call for tickets for the Parents' Association 'Enchanted Forest' Ball

There are a few tickets still remaining for the Parents' Association Ball on Friday 23rd March, the last evening of term - so if you had half-thought about coming but assumed all the tickets had sold out by now, do please think again! They are priced at £70 per head and are available from Dawn Dunn at dldunn@shrewsbury.org.uk. Please see 'Forthcoming Events' below for more details.


Salopian Golf Day at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Friday 13th April

Parents, grandparents, sons and daughters are all welcome to join the Old Salopian Golfing Society for a fun day of golf at one of the best golf courses in the country. (Tiger Woods (2006) and Rory McIlroy (2014) each won The Open here!)

If you would like to come along to play golf and enjoy good company, then please contact Tim Lewis who would be delighted to hear from you. Full details can be found under 'Forthcoming Events' below.


Shrewsbury Half-Marathon - Calling all Parents!

Back in 2013, the town of Shrewsbury decided to shut its streets for one Sunday in June to hold a half-marathon.  That morning a small group of Shrewsbury School runners joined the other competitors to take to the streets and take on the 13-mile challenge.  Every year since then the event has grown and as it has done so our own numbers have swelled, with well over 30 Shrewsbury School participants taking part each year.  Over the past five years we have raised £26,406  for charities including The Shrewsbury Ark, CRY, The Restart Centre, and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.  It is also a wonderful way in which we can bring together the School community in a moment of shared endavour: last year's 'Team Shrewsbury School' included teaching staff, support staff, pupils, parents and former pupils.

This year’s event takes place on Sunday 17th June and entries are now open on the event organiser’s website http://www.shrewsburyhalf.co.uk/.   We would love as many parents as possible to run the race in a Shrewsbury School vest and, likewise, we would love you to consider joining us in raising money for the Andrew Grene Foundation supporting a senior school in Haiti near Cite Soleil, whose population continue to struggle to recover from the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake.  More information on the charity can be found on the fundraising page that has been set up:  https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/shrewsburyhalfmarathonagf

What to do next:

  1. Sign up for the race on the event organiser’s website: http://www.shrewsburyhalf.co.uk/
  2. Let us know that you have signed up by e-mailing marketing@shrewsbury.org.uk
  3. Start your training - there are 13 weeks to go, so you’ve got plenty of time 
  4. Enjoy the energising boost of getting fitter and stronger, and the warm glow of achievement when you complete the race!

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Peter Middleton, Deputy Head Co-Curricular (pjm@shrewsbury.org.uk).

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