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OM Reading Competition

Category: Academic, Pupil Achievements

The OM Reading Competition was devised to make young Marlburians aware of their cultural heritage. Originally, the Shell were invited to read extracts or whole pieces of work by OMs who have been published, but the tendency for the same pieces to be read out necessitated a change. In its present... More »

Review: Writer in Residence

Category: Academic

VIDEO: Click here to view a video interview with Jacob Sam-La RoseJacob Sam-La Rose is, among many things, a modern poet and performer highly regarded for his unique and honest style; his book, Breaking Silence, is a collection of poems that intends to speak for the silent and demonstrate the... More »

Review: Remove Poetry Festival

Category: Academic

There was a poetry festival on Sunday 18th May solely for the Remove. Each English class was given a different theme about which to write their poems. All the themes were centered around the letter “P”. The themes were Praise, Politics, Protest, Place, Pattern, Pathos, Passion, and Painting.During... More »

Gaer wins Oxford French Film Competition

Category: Pupil Achievements

Congratulations to India Gaer (NC Re), who has been named the winner of the Oxford French Film Competition for an 'evocative' retelling of the ending of the 2009 film Le Hérisson.Her entry, in the Years 7-11 category, drew praise from competition co-organisers Will McKenzie (Fellow and Tutor in... More »

CCF Dinner

Category: CCF, Events

It was a great pleasure for the CCF this year to host Lt Colonel Simon Soskin (BH 1985-86) now the Brigade Major of the Household Division who was guest speaker at this year’s annual CCF Dinner.The evening started with pre-drinks on the Duelling Lawn listening to the Wellington Brass Quintet and a... More »

Alessandro Latif claims Pro-Am Trophy

Category: Sport

Alessandro Latif (B1 U6) impressively claimed the Pro-Am Trophy in both races when the Londoner placed 13th and 11th overall in his “home” Blancpain Sprint Series at Brands Hatch on Sunday 18th May.Latif, racing on “home” soil for the very first time in his short motor racing career, registered the... More »

A weekend to remember

Category: Community

Thirteen Year 10 and 11 Swindon Academy girls recently took part in a netball training weekend at the College.  This is one of five residential experiences organised for small groups of Academy pupils, to enable them to experience the intensity of communal life in a boarding school.  It... More »

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