Floristry, fairways and fair play at trio of parent/staff events

Floristry, fairways and fair play at trio of parent/staff events

20 June 2022

Woldingham parents and staff took part in three events in two days in the first week after half term. There was a trophy at stake in the golf day, a great deal of competitiveness at the WPSA rounders match, but tranquility was the order of the day in the floral workshop, as Miss Kaaber-Gore and Miss Brazier explain below.

Miss Kara Kaaber-Gore, Teacher of English

After school on Thursday 9 June, a staff team played the annual WPSA rounders fixture against a team of brave Woldingham parents.  The game was highly competitive, with huge hits from both staff and parents and lots of banter thrown around the field, as well as a rounders ball. Thankfully, the weather held out and we were able to enjoy four timed innings, with everything to play for.

The parents had superb zest, style and enthusiasm on the field, with many spectacular dives to catch in the deep outfield, but it wasn’t enough to stop Miss Bond, Miss Gallagher and Miss Kaaber-Gore’s lightning-fast speed around the bases to score the staff side an impressive 20 rounders. Special mention must also go to the dream fielding team of Mr Allberry, Mr Nunes and Mr Rattle, whose safe hands and seemingly telepathic communication saw the parents largely held back from reaching fourth base! Miss Cripps’ consistent bowling, Mr Gupta at backstop and Mr Rickard covering the deep fielding ensured that the staff took home the win. Thank you, WPSA for another thrilling match. The staff team looks forward to maintaining our winning streak next year!

Miss Clare Brazier, Development Manager

A select group of parents and staff got together for a fantastic day of sport at a Charity Golf Day at Woldingham Golf Club in support of the Laini Saba School and the Woldingham School bursary programme on Thursday 9 June.

Starting with a tee off bacon bap and refreshments, participants faced the ‘clicker rules’ of avoiding bunkers, trees and putting three at each hole. Congratulations to Robin Kirkland for winning the golf trophy, which was awarded over a delicious meal in the clubhouse overlooking the course following the game.

The following afternoon, parents, alumnae and staff produced an array of beautiful floral masterpieces at the Summer Floral Workshop This relaxing social and creative afternoon was a fantastic opportunity to gain new skills, learning how to prepare and arrange flowers and foliage to create a three-tiered ‘afternoon tea’ display, complete with cupcake-style flowers.

With special guest teacher and former member of staff Judy Brown leading the session, participants created stunning individually styled cascading arrangements using antique-coloured roses. Accompanied by soothing summer music and a glass of fizz, it was the perfect start to the weekend.

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