Belmont Fives has had a very busy half term with lots of fixtures and fantastic numbers of pupils now playing in the after school clubs. This half term ended with a real treat and on Monday 17th October, Belmont were privileged to have a fives coaching masterclass session occur with Mr Seb Cooley who is currently ranked number 1 in the country and winner of the men’s national championships for the last 5 years.
13 Belmont boys ranging from year 6 to year 8 took part in this session and practiced a number of different drills and got a lot of coaching on their technique and match play. It was fantastic to see so many taking on board everything that was said and getting so involved in the session. Some of the boys even asked to get his autograph on their gloves afterwards! Overall, a fantastic afternoon over on the fives courts and a fantastic half term of fives!
On Saturday 8th October, 400 parents and members of staff from across the Foundation gathered at the RAF Museum for the first ABC Ball sponsored by Aurium Capital Markets.
The evening began in the Milestones and Historic Hangars for a drinks reception. Parents mingled and chatted amongst the stunning exhibition of some of the earliest aircraft to have ever been built, whilst listening to the Mill Hill School Jazz band conducted by Music Director Kevin Kyle.
Guests were then led from the Reception area by a techno drummer and dancers on stilts to the dining area where they enjoyed a scrumptious three course meal served under the wings of a Lancaster Bomber.
We were very lucky to be joined by Leanne Armitage, a former bursary recipient who spoke fondly of her time at Mill Hill and the positive effect the opportunity has had on her life.
Rockaoke supplied the entertainment for the night giving the ‘popstars’ amongst the crowd the chance to shine, singing their favourite tunes accompanied by a live band.
There were fantastic Lots to bid on in both the Live and Silent Auctions with the money raised adding to our fundraising efforts. We will be announcing the total amount raised soon.
It was a fabulous night of socialising, singing and dancing and of course fundraising for A Better Chance Bursaries.
Thank you to all those who helped make the evening possible.
A medley of magnificent cakes adorned the tables around the sunken garden on Friday for the annual ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
We were blessed with bright blue skies and gorgeous Autumn sunshine for yet another year. Activity was frenetic with the ever-popular ‘Guess the Number of Spots on the Cake competition. Similarly, the children were very enthusiastic in purchasing plenty of raffle tickets in their morning break time for the highly desirable prize of Amazon vouchers.
Parents and pupils alike supported this event wholeheartedly as always, making it a great success. Thanks and warm appreciation goes to Hema Parmar for her fabulous organisation of the event, and to all the FOB supporters and teachers.
In total we raised £1,034 for this important charity, making a grand total of £19,085 raised since 2002.
Well done to everyone involved!
Just over a week ago the annual Belmont Putter competition took place at Arkley Golf Club. Despite its best efforts the weather was not going to affect the tremendous efforts made by Heidi Parfitt, on behalf of the FOB, to organise and run this year’s fabulous event.
This year we were blessed with new golfing talent emerging from the younger year groups—golf at Belmont promises an exciting future.
The overall competition was won by the Spencer and Fitzpatrick families.
If you are interested in golf and missed this event please do enter the next event in June, the Rooker Roberts Cup.
Friday morning saw school uniform exchanged for swathes of denim as Belmont supported the nationwide Jeans for Genes day effort. Jeans for Genes is an initiative set up by Genetic Disorders UK who work with children diagnosed with genetic disorders. Currently in the UK, 1 in 25 children are diagnosed with a genetic disorder so any contribution from our children will make a huge difference to so many lives.
For the first time ever, inspired by the baking fever sweeping through the nation, we hosted a denim bake sale and as you can see we were inundated with some seriously impressive goodies. We thank Mrs Lawson for organising such a wonderful event and to all our Belmontians for fully supporting such an wonderful charity.
Last Thursday saw the start of our new academic year here at Belmont. Mr Roberts was on hand to greet the pupils at the top crossing as they embarked on a new chapter of their school life. Familiar faces were reunited in the quad as students lined up to meet their new form tutors and new faces were lit up with excitement ready to start their Belmont journey.
We wish all our pupils and families an excellent academic year ahead!