Cranmer success for Ellie Sloan

5th March 18

Congratulations to 5th Former, Eleanor Sloan (Wisbech) for becoming one of twelve senior finalists, from over three hundred entrants, at the 29th Payer Book Society’s Cranmer Awards on Saturday 24 February in Worcester. Eleanor was representing the Norwich Diocese but others travelled from all over England including Sodor and Man, Newcastle, Winchester and London.  In the Old Bishop’s Palace in Worcester the candidates recited their chosen extracts from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer to a warm and informed audience.  The panel of judges for both Junior and Senior section assessed each speaker for accuracy, intelligent communication of meaning, fluency of style that captured Cranmer’s rhythms, and the effective use of pause and pace so that ‘the words could speak for themselves’.

Quentin Letts, broadcaster and journalist, presented the prizes and in his passionate address encouraged all ‘Comrades in Cranmer’ to champion ‘the small and powerful gift’ by which Thomas  Cranmer sought to ‘raise us in intellectual ambition’ by creating ‘the deep well of philosophy and poetry’ accessible in the Book of Common Prayer.  Mr Letts also praised the finalists for their ‘chiselled out consonants’ and felt positively encouraged that the future is bright given that they presented themselves better than ‘our current spluttering, stuttering national leaders’.

 

Wisbech Grammar School
Summer Camps August 2019

Netball Camp Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 August

Rugby Camp– Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 August

Hockey Camp – Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August

For children in Year 3 to Year 11. 0830 – 1530. £70 for two days including breakfast.

Multi-Activity Day– Wednesday 14 August (Kindergarten to Year 8) 0830 – 1530 £37 includes breakfast. Includes Multi-sports, gymnastics and art and crafts.

Summer Camp Monday 12 to Friday 16 August (Kindergarten to Year 3) 0830 – 1530 includes breakfast.  A week of fun with expert staff in messy play, construction, art and craft, water play and sports.

For all enquires on the above camps, pleased email camps@wisbechgrammar.com