Shrewsbury School

eNewsletter: Friday 17th January 2020

Notices to Parents and Guardians

PSD Talk for Parents: 'Illegal and legal - what parents of teenagers need to know'

All parents should have received an email this week inviting them to attend a talk on Saturday 25th January at 11.30am given by Bob Tait from Drug Education UK, entitled 'Illegal and legal - what parents of teenagers need to know'.

With over 28 years of Royal Naval Service, Bob Tait worked as an RN Policeman dealing with drug-related issues, including undercover work in Drugs Intelligence. Since 2004 he has worked with young drug users, young offenders and school pupils, giving powerful and well-informed presentations.

In his talk, he will raise awareness of the risks and prevalence of misuse, including key information about drugs, solvents, tobacco and alcohol. Bob has spoken to Lower Sixth already this year and will be delivering some Fourth and Fifth Form talks during Personal and Social Development (PSD) lessons prior to the parent talk.

Please note that the talk will take place in the Science Lecture Theatre, not in the Maidment Building as advertised in the printed Fasti. (This will be clearly signposted on the day.) We plan to make as much of Bob Tait’s presentation as possible available on the Parent Portal afterwards for all parents who are unable to attend.

Biology Department Expedition to Fiji, July 2021

After very successful expeditions to Guyana in 2019Ecuador in 2017Guyana (again) in 2015 and Madagascar in 2013, the Biology Department will be going to Fiji in 2021. The tropical forests of Fiji contain some of the richest communities of flora and fauna of all the oceanic islands of the Pacific...

The expedition is open to current Lower Sixth, Fifth and Fourth Formers and, while Sixth Form biologists will be given priority, places may also be available for non-biologists. For further information, please see Dr Richard Case’s letter to parents: Biology Expedition to Fiji, July 2021

Final call from the Shrewsbury School Parents' Association to join them for a Burns Supper in the Lion Hotel Ballroom on Friday 24th January

Tickets are £48 each, to include a glass of ‘bubbly’ on arrival, a sumptuous four-course dinner of traditional Highland Fare, followed by a ceilidh band for those who wish to do some Scottish reeling.

Further details can be found under 'Forthcoming Events' below. 

And a reminder that tickets are on sale NOW for the Parents' Association 'Once in a Blue Moon' Ball, Friday 27th March

Tickets are on sale now for the SSPA's most prestigious and keenly anticipated event of the year. They are £70 each and we encourage Houses to make up tables of 12. But please don't worry if you are a singleton or a couple – you will be teamed up with a great group for the evening.

Please start getting your tables together and tickets booked as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. They are available from Dawn Dunn at

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