Swimmers smash County Championships

Swimmers smash County Championships

We have some incredibly talented swimmers at TWBS at the moment.  This was evidenced by their incredible performance at the schools national championships earlier in the year.  Last weekend a number of our year 11 students participated in the Berkshire and South Bucks Championships. Representing Windsor, Shay Race won gold in boys 17 & over for 50 metre butterfly  and was 4th in the 200 metre freestyle.  Moritz Hoogers won gold in the boys 17 & over for 100 backstroke  and got silver in the 50 backstroke. James McClenn swims for Wycombe and competed in the 16 & under and won 3 gold medals during the championships. Rueben Walsh and Tariq Ukkash both also swim for Windsor and also did well achieving personal bests. It is great to see so many of our lads performing at a really high level and we have high hopes that they can maintain this form when representing the school in the national championships in the coming year. Photo of Shay and Moritz. Mr N...
Maiden Erlegh vs Windsor Boys (Year 11)

Maiden Erlegh vs Windsor Boys (Year 11)

On Tuesday 16th January, we played against Maiden Erlegh in the County Cup. Last year we were the champions of this particular competition, so the pressure was on. We were already short of seven players out of our normal starting eleven, including our keeper. We managed to get some volunteers who were willing to step up to the task and try to retain our trophy winning chances. The coach journey was fairly chilled out, everyone seemed focused. We arrived in good time to get a proper warm-up in. And we needed it. It was freezing. The line-up was announced and we headed on to the pitch, eager to get started. The match started quite slowly for both teams. We were both trying to get a feel for the game. A lapse in our concentration saw us go 1-0 down fairly early on. The ball was played over the top of our defence, and was tapped over our stand-in keeper, Harry Howe, and looped into the net. It was a good finish. I must give credit to Harry as he has never played in goal and played his part for the team. After the first goal, we finally started to play. The goal was a wake-up call. We were the only team in the game for the rest of the first half – sharp passing, off the ball movement and solid defending were just a few ways in which we were controlling the game. I did struggle to find my feet in the first half and didn’t get much of the ball. Half time came and we were 1-0 down. However, we...
House Rowing 2018

House Rowing 2018

House Rowing was on Thursday after school. This event has become a real favourite of the house competitions; an electric atmosphere, pumping music, and lighting akin to a night club ensure all competitors are fired up to give their all over the 5000m team relay. The four man rowing teams are allowed two helpers to assist with change overs, with the rower changing as quick as they can every 20 strokes. Each gives everything they can to cover as much distance as they can in their turn before handing over. It is tough, really tough.  The winners often do pull the hardest, however there is no doubt slick changeovers can help an under-powered team. In the end the category winners were as follows Year 9: ALLEN HOUSE Year 10: WARWICK HOUSE SENIOR ( Year 11/12/13): BURGESS HOUSE Well done to everyone who competed in this high octane event!                CAPTAIN OF BOATS 2018 The new Captain of Boats is Ferdy Cleare. He takes over from Isaac Workman who has been an exceptional Captain through 2017, leading by example and in general being one of the nicest boys around. Fiercely determined though, Isaac won 2 National GOLD medals, 1 National SILVER medal, and was part of The Fawley Challenge Cup crew that won at Henley Royal Regatta Big Shoes to follow! However, Ferdy is a great young man, and is set to do a great job!   New Captain of boats Ferdy Cleare on the right with Isaac Workman, outgoing Captain Mark Wilkinson Director of...
Guide to Career Options

Guide to Career Options

The careers landscape has changed over recent years and school leavers have many more exciting options to consider when they finish school at either 16 or 18.  The attached guide is a brilliant resource for parents and pupils, and I would recommend you download it as it will help you navigate the different career paths available. http://media.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/marketing/School%20Leavers%20Guide%202018%20DPS_.pdf?dm_i=30Z2,M9XH,5F5GZO,2BLIH,1 Ms Lane...
Oxbridge Success!!

Oxbridge Success!!

  Huge congratulations to Jude Compton-Stewart (Allen), James Matthews (Burgess) and Arun Sharma (Burgess) who have each been offered a place at the world-renowned ‘Oxbridge’ university.   Jude Compton-Stewart to read Natural Sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge University James Matthews to read History and Politics at Balliol College, Oxford University Arun Sharma to read Engineering at St Peter’s College, Oxford University The hard work begins now for these outstanding young men, as they have to secure the required A Level grades in order to take up their places. I wish them all the best of luck in the build-up to their terminal exams. Miss Anna Lyon Head of Sixth...
1st XI at Pangbourne

1st XI at Pangbourne

  The 1st XI fixture was no change to recent years with sides evenly matched.  Both teams looked to play attacking hockey and put defences under pressure.  The deadlock was broken with a Matt Bougourd goal. The year 11 was quickest to react and accurately finished his chance. Windsor continued to bombard the Pangbourne D with some piercing passes.  The visitors went further ahead when skipper Paddy O’Neill scored a wonder goal.  From the top of the D he undercut the ball on his reverse side and roofed the ball. The goalkeeper was powerless to save the strike.  As anybody that has hit a hockey ball will know, this is some skill. Chris Hill and Ant Brayshaw were rocks at the back until the hosts snuck a goal back. Windsor rediscovered their composure and a long and accurate Paddy pass enabled Gus Bowles to spin off his defender, accelerate into space and finish a very well worked goal. Windsor were not content with their advantage and drove towards the Pangbourne goal and earned a penalty corner. Paddy drag flicked on target but it was saved.  The rebound fell to him and he buried a shot on reverse stick from narrow angle. Pangbourne scored with the last play so the score finished 4 - 2. The boys showed admirable work rate and skill to achieve this fantastic result. Combining this with Mr Jeffery’s wizardry hockey knowledge, the side are destined for great things.  There were several excellent individual performances but it was decided that James Matthews won the Man of the match award.  He showed assurance, resilience and maturity at...
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