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News review of the Lent Half

On the weekend of 13/14 March 69 boys and 1 member of staff were confirmed by the Rt. Revd John Saxbee, Bishop of Lincoln.  Bishop John has been a stalwart supporter of the school in his historic role as our Visitor.  He retires next Christmas, so this has been his last confirmation weekend.

In the Physics Olympiad, Dany Jradi (GRP) and Charlie Zhou KS took silver and Joon-Son Chung (PJMcK) a gold medal.

For the third time in recent years, young OEs have achieved distinction in the Olivier Awards.  Eddie Redmayne (ex JRC) was Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Red and James Dacre (ex KS) was the director of Mountaintop, the surprise winner of Best New Play.

In the Senior Mathematical Challenge 137 out of the 142 boys entered were awarded a bronze certificate or above, with 70 at Gold level; 23 boys qualified for the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 paper. Julian Ryan KS and Ben Lyo MS (RAAC) also went on to do well in the BMO Round 2 paper.   In the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge 133 out of the 159 boys from E and F block entered were awarded a bronze certificate or above, with 92 at Gold level of which 32 boys qualified to take the Intermediate Olympiad papers.

After qualifying for the finals of the National Senior Mathematics Challenge for the third year running, the senior mathematics team took 4th place overall out of approximately 1500 schools that entered the competition. The team consisted of Julian Ryan, Charlie Zhou, Woojin Chae and Parit Wacharasindhu, all in College.

The Eton Action mobile phone appeal has so far raised £9,854.

Preparing itself for the Olympics, Dorney Lake has won this year’s Royal Town Planning Institute Award for the Arts, Culture and Sport. Tough competition lies ahead: Matt Evans (ex RPDF) and Henry Pelly (ex JRK) were  due to be in the no. 6 seats for Oxford and Cambridge respectively in this year’s Boat Race.


DATE POSTED: 09 April 2010

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