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April Roedean Round-Up

April - a month of exciting trips, musical success stories, and all-round outstanding achievements.
27 Apr 2023
School News

Classics Trip to Italy

Beginning in beautiful Rome, the Classics trip to Italy saw the students visit the Vatican on the first day, taking in the beautiful Trevi Fountain. On the second day, which was the final day in Rome, the students visited the Pantheon, the Colosseum and finished the day at the Spanish steps.

Travelling on to Pozzuoli on the third day, there was a visit to the most beautiful amphitheatre followed by the fabled site of the underworld at Cuma.

On the final two days of the trip, the students visited Pompeii and Herculaneum – two incredibly preserved archaeological sites that were buried following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The students were definitely moved by what they saw and learned so much from the two towns.

Finally, to end the trip, the group set off on a hike up Mount Vesuvius which really was a fitting end to such an amazing tour of Italy’s main Classical sites.



Success at AMSP Maths Feast

Eight Year 10 students visited Ratton School in Eastbourne for Maths Feast, a regional Mathematics competition held by AMSP. Our students had fun as they worked in groups of four to solve a variety of challenging problems which tested their logic and mathematical skills.

There was stiff competition from the teams from other local schools, and our budding mathematicians took both 1st and 2nd places overall - a truly outstanding performance.


Sea Swimming

Sea swimming started again this month, and it was a magnificent morning for the first session of the year. This was the first acclimatisation session for the group, and it was certainly cold! A nearby saxophonist playing really added to the atmosphere as the students entered the water. It was calm and the rising sun reflecting on the water was beautiful.


Jasmine Showjumping for Great Britain

Huge congratulations to Jasmine (Yr 9) who has been selected to represent Great Britain at the FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup of Compiegne. The competition takes place between the 27th and 30th of June, at the Stade Equestre du Grand Parc, in France. This is Jasmine’s first international competition, and it really is an incredible achievement.

In addition, Jasmine has also been invited to compete as an individual at the FEI Jumping Youth Nations Cup of Lamprechtshausen taking place in early May in Austria. We wish her the very best of luck!


Galina Performs with the National Youth Concert Band

Galina (Yr 11) spent a week during the Easter holidays with the National Youth Concert Band (NYCB). The band consists of almost 60 young musicians playing brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, all selected through a competitive audition process. Galina was honoured to be appointed both Leader of the Band and Principal Clarinet which saw her take on several solos, leading the section of 15 clarinets. To end a week of rehearsals, the band performed at Bradshaw Hall, the beautiful concert hall at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music. 

Following a successful audition, Galina will once again be performing as a musician with the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) during the summer holidays. This year she will be ‘trebling’ on Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, and Flute, for a new musical, ‘The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair’. This will involve working with the Musical Director of the West End production of ‘Cabaret’ who is the musical supervisor and orchestrator for the production.

In addition to the two incredible achievements with the NYCB and the NYMT, Galina has recently performed on stage at the White Rock Theatre as part of the Hastings Music Festival. This saw her win two prizes on the piano whilst also being awarded the second-highest mark in the festival for her performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Following this, the festival adjudicator, Ken Roberts, has invited Galina to perform the full Concerto in C minor by Marcello in a forthcoming concert of Baroque where she will be accompanied by the strings of the Sussex Concert Orchestra – what a wonderful accomplishment.


Boarding Round-Up 

Our boarders returned to school after a well-deserved Easter break, refreshed and ready for the Summer term. The Houses have jumped straight into activities, including a quiz night and plenty of tasty treats. We were also treated to a spectacular sunset that we were able to enjoy from our wonderful location. 

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