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The Earth (well the floor of the Music Room) shook to the sounds of 14 drummers after school last week as the new cohort of Whack Attack got off to a great start. Mrs Weyers was mightily impressed with everyone’s concentration, learning some tricky rhythms and making sure we were using the correct hands and sticks and also with great team spirit. To quote Oscar when he was picked up ‘I loved it!’ I think we can expect great things from this group! #TGSTogether #JourneyOfDiscovery #Muscians #PrepSchool #ThetfordGrammarSchool #Norfolk #Suffolk #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool
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Oxford calling… Madeleine, our current School Captain and editor-in-chief of The Student Circle, has this week been offered a place to study Chemistry at Oxford University from September 2022. After reading a huge number of additional textbooks, going through a series of practice and mock interviews, and undertaking work experience placements at MRC Stem Cell Institute in Cambridge and at the Chemistry Department of Imperial College in London, Maddy was thrilled to receive her offer from Lady Margaret Hall College. Maddy said "Having spent many hours perfecting my personal statement and preparing for interview, I feel very honoured to have been selected for a place. The interview process was challenging but rewarding; it really made me push the boundaries of my A-Level knowledge further". Now, Maddy just has the unenviable task of securing two A*s and an A grade in her A-Level exams before she can take up her place. We would like to congratulate Maddy on this fantastic achievement. #TGSTogether #TGSPathways #JourneyOfDiscovery #ThetfordGrammarSchool #Norfolk #Suffolk #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool
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Year 5 have had a fantastic first week of the new term. They have spent their time engaged in a variety of activities that have worked on developing their teamwork skills. Here are snapshots of them enjoying their outdoor scavenger hunt. Having been provided with a map, they worked together to locate the hidden letter cards from various locations around the school. They then arranged their letter cards to find they spelt out the words together, cooperate and collaborate. The children loved the challenge and have requested further scavenger hunts from Mrs Butler-Hand in the coming weeks…watch this space! #TGSTogether #JourneyOfDiscovery #ExplorationCurriculum #PrepSchool #ThetfordGrammarSchool #Norfolk #Suffolk #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool
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This month's artist of the month is Kezia in Year 10 GCSE Art. Kezia has created this work by painting a watercolour self-portrait and then printing an etching of the same image over the top. This work has been inspired by selected artist Guy Denning as part of her coursework and shows great refinement and skill. Great work Kezia! #TGSTogether #TGSPathways #Artists #YoungArtists #Graphics #ThetfordGrammarSchool #Norfolk #Suffolk #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool
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📖 This week members of the Prep School represented their class in the inaugural Poetry Reading Competition. 📖 It was judged by the Senior School Head of Drama, Mrs Cornell, who was very impressed with all of the children. Her final decisions were: 📚 Runner Up: Thea in Year 3, with The Sound Collector by Roger Gough 📚 Winner: Elysia in Year 5, with Smile by Spike Milligan All entrants were awarded a bag of chocolate coins and Thea and Elysia each received a book of poetry too! #TGSTogether #JourneyOfDiscovery #ExplorationCurriculum #PrepSchool #ThetfordGrammarSchool #Norfolk #Suffolk #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool
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Well done to our Year 12 Graphics students, Amelia and Bingbing, their screen prints are coming along nicely as they add further layers of colours to their designs. #TGSTogether #TGSPathways #Artists #YoungArtists #Graphics #ThetfordGrammarSchool #Norfolk #Suffolk #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool
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Mrs Settle was delighted to welcome teams from each House to Old School for the first House Lit Quiz in a while last week. Enthusiastic responses could be heard as the teams answered questions about The Christmasaurus, Harry Potter, fairy tales, carol lyrics and historical questions in this festive-themed quiz. Second place was closely contested by Cronsheys and Coles with Cronsheys taking the place by half a point. Congratulations to the winning team from Millingtons. The team included James and Lauren from Y6, Jensen & Jonathan from Y7 and Bailey & Dev from Y8. Well done to all those who took part! #TGSTogether #TGSPathways #JourneyOfDiscovery #DiscoverTheWorld #ThetfordGrammarSchool #Norfolk #Suffolk #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool
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