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​Pupils Gear Up for Work Experience Week

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Before the start of summer, our Fifth Form pupils suited up, ready to experience a week in the working world.

Eliza Chippendale undertook her placement at Threshold Sports, a London-based marketing agency that delivers corporate challenges, leadership opportunities and charitable fundraising to adventure-seeking clients.

Founded by our own Director of Development, Julian Mack, the organisation has gone on to become a powerhouse for extraordinary events with extraordinary outcomes.

Georgina Crouch has also been living and working in London, undertaking a placement at the London Pharmaceuticals Company, while international pupil Lincoln Heng will be travelling overseas later this month to work at the Hong Kong branch of Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd.

The first of its kind outside of Switzerland, this branch provides high quality private banking and wealth management services to clients from all around Asia.

Opting for a local placement, fellow Fifth Former Jemima Dufosee joined the Sports Department at her former school, Hazlegrove Preparatory School.

Kay Evans, PE and Games Teacher at Hazlegrove, said: “Jemima has been an invaluable help during her week at Hazlegrove. She was forward thinking in every lesson, asking to carry equipment, score games and offering coaching tips to children from 5-12 years.”

She added: “It was lovely to see her interacting with the school community, who remember her fondly from her time here as Deputy Head Girl.”

In addition to the Fifth Form, a number of Sixth Form pupils also ventured out into the world of work.

Lower Sixth pupil Emma Beak recently spent the afternoon learning about chiropractic work at Taunton Health, while Archie Campbell-Smith started a Headstart course with The Engineering Development Trust.

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Our Pringle team have returned victorious after competing in the Sir Steuart Pringle Trophy Competition at CTCRM Lympstone. This prestigious military competition is attended by schools from across the country, and challenges leadership, teamwork, decision-making, fitness and specific military knowledge.

Not only did the team win the overall title, they also lifted five individual trophies, making this the best result in the school's history.

More information to follow, plus a gallery of images from the weekend.