ESAA Track and Field Cup, Regional Final Millfield

ESAA Track and Field Cup, Regional Final Millfield

On Wednesday 13th June fifteen year 9 and 10 boys travelled to Millfield to contest the regional, South West of England final of this year’s ESAA Track and Field Cup. Having won the Berkshire round emphatically at Palmer Park a number of weeks ago the team saw a couple of changes but still included excellent athletes across the board.  There were some incredible performances on the day.  With year 10’s Lio Owona and Ekene Ijeomah captaining the side they both lead by example and scored 50+ points each, with Lio winning the overall High Jump event and Ekene the 200m.  Year 9 sprinter Brandon Haynes ran the fastest TWBS 100m time in memory with a time of 11.6 seconds which is simply incredible and the team secured a number of other notable finishes in many other events. Unfortunately on the day the team fell short of qualification for the national final in Gateshead but the future is incredibly bright for TWBS athletics with almost 50% of the boys competing coming from year 9. There are still several opportunities for the Athletics boys to taste success this year with District finals and league events still to come.  Onwards and upwards, Uno Animo. Mr R...
U14 Cricket – County Cup ¼ Final success Vs Clares Court

U14 Cricket – County Cup ¼ Final success Vs Clares Court

This Under 14 cricket team is quickly making a name for itself.  As they entered the cup quarter final brimming with confidence from the so far unbeaten season there only ever looked like being one winner. Taking on Maidenhead’s finest from Clares Court school TWBS batted first and the opening pair of Josh Jayasingh and Charlie Dunnett looked assured and controlled at the crease. Josh eventually fell for 40 which brought Jordan Talia to the crease for a typically quick fire 20 runs at the end of the innings.  The mainstay was that man Charlie Dunnett again, who is steadily building himself an outrageous average for TWBS.  Having only been dismissed in the MCC game this season, he again batted the full 20 overs and all though dropped twice, he looked every bit like scoring his second century in a week for the school but finished on 93 not out. A class act. Windsor had set the visitors 162 to win off of their 20 overs and despite some excellent batting from the Clares Court opener, who finished on 75 not out, they never looked like challenging Windsor’s healthy total. The boys now have a quick turnaround for the semi final in which they will take on Eton College, away next Tuesday 19th June with a 2:30 start. Best of luck gents. Uno Animo. Mr R Gregory...
J14s (Year 9) race impressively at Blenheim and Walton Regattas!

J14s (Year 9) race impressively at Blenheim and Walton Regattas!

An excellent week’s training saw the Boat Club racing at two separate regattas this weekend. The logistics are always a challenge, but should never be the limiting factor – ‘do whatever it takes’ is the mind-set, and this weekend, like so much of the boat club’s activity, was a case in point. Friday night saw two trailers loaded, one to go off to Blenheim Palace Regatta in Oxford, and the other to go to Walton & Weybridge Regatta. Saturday morning saw the Walton trailer delivered at 4.30am, before heading off to Blenheim Palace for a 7.00am start – rowing and early mornings! Twenty year 9 boys were racing at Blenheim Palace Regatta, which is set in the grounds of the World Heritage site of Blenheim Palace, and place of birth for none-other than Winston Churchill.  The beautiful grounds are an impressive back drop to the regatta, and the lake is equally stunning.  The regatta is designed for crews who have not won races before, and so is an excellent and appropriate standard, which is often hard to find in rowing! The boys were great – unloading and rigging efficiently and with real understanding of what to do, before heading out to race in their respective semi-finals.  All four quads had separate semi-finals against the likes of Radley College to name but one of the opposition.  So it was impressive that three quads made it to the A final and then won the GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE medals on offer – an excellent display and a testament to the strength in depth of the squad. Well done to them! Mean while,...
Yr 12 Business pupils present market research findings to Castle View

Yr 12 Business pupils present market research findings to Castle View

Year 12 BTEC Business pupils visited local building development Castle View Retirement Village to present their market research findings to Project Manager and ex-boy Robin Hughes.  Pupils created and carried out some market research to investigate the menu preferences of the aged 55+ target audience who will be purchasing the retirement homes. After visiting Windsor town centre and carrying out the market research, pupils analysed the data and created a presentation of their findings. Working on a ‘real life’ project like this enables pupils to bring the theory of their course to life and helps them develop key employability skills. Robin was delighted with the research and the manner in which the pupils presented it to him in such a professional manner. Well done gentlemen. Ms Lane Head of Careers...
U14 Cricket v LVS – 14.6.18

U14 Cricket v LVS – 14.6.18

Last Thursday TWBS won the toss and elected to bowl first.  Charlie Dunnett and Kaif Abdus-Samad opened the bowling on a dodgy wicket and soon had LVS in trouble with a couple of early wickets. The runs were kept down with some excellent fielding from Sam Healey and Aamir Farooq and the wickets continued to tumble with Josh Jayasingh bowling some big spin.  His partnership with Farooq behind the stumps worked well and resulted in three wickets for Jayasingh.  LVS were finally all out for a very reachable 109. Windsor opened the batting with Jayasingh and Farooq and their partnership continued with the bat as they put on 50 for the first wicket with Jayasingh ending up on 54*.  Jordan Talia came in at number four, hit a few sixes and finished on 40* as Windsor chased the score down to finish 110 for 2 wickets, with a few overs to spare. Mr D...
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Windsor is alive with the sound of music! The drama studio saw its first ever musical performed this week. Its directors were just 17 going on 18 (members of the Windsor Upper School’s Music Department: Ben Qureshi, Joseph Bristow, Amy Germain, Ellie Lawrance), who took care of those 13 going on 14 (year 8 and 9 students). You would have to climb every mountain, search high and low to beat Thomas Bennett’s musical direction of the orchestra.  What started as a dream before Christmas and has been lived every day ever since, has been executed with excellent finesse. Outstanding performances on stage from the lead characters – no music lessons from Maria needed here: they know their Do-Re-Mi, from their Fa-So-La-Te! I loved the drama studio’s stark setting, which allowed the cast to shine, accompanied beautifully by the chorus.  Girls in white shirts with blue satin sashes, seeing year nine singing all the right lyrics, hearing the lines from the story well told, these are a few of my favourite things. I hope the telegram arrives announcing the Oscars soon! Congratulations one and all! Mrs H Lawson...
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