Vth Form French Trip
This year’s Vth Form French trip took in two Christmas markets at both Lille and Bruges and two countries. This provided ample opportunity for the girls to practice their French, pick up a few presents and explore the local culture.
On the first day, they visited the Lille where they were able to enjoy a birds eye view of the city from the top of a ferris wheel. This was clearly a popular ride with lots of excited screaming! They then went shopping in the Christmas market where they spent some of their pocket money on souvenirs and gifts. In the evening, they were served a French 5 course meal at the Chateau d’Ebblingheim. Their table manners were exemplary as they rose to the occasion. They particularly enjoyed trying out all the different local cheeses and the chocolate soufflé was une triomphe!
The following day, they journeyed onto Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium, distinguished by its canals, pretty cobbled streets and beautiful medieval buildings and to the girls delight, yet another Christmas market and some very tempting chocolate shops. The highlight of the day had to be the ice skating.
A very tired but happy group of girls then returned to school on Monday evening.
Just before the end of the first half of term is one of the highlights of the year. Hanford’s alternative to Sport’s Day is a Tetrathlon where girls compete against the clock riding, swimming and running and against a target for shooting. Despite a miserable and wet start to the summer the sun came outRead More
Junior Wessex Athletics
A team of U10 and U11 Hanford athletes went to Walhampton School in Lymington Hampshire to take part in this summer’s Junior Wessex Athletics competition. This is one of the largest athletics meets for this age group in our area and there was pretty stiff competition with 26 other schools taking part in both track and fieldRead More
U11A&B tennis v St Mary’s Thursday
The U11’s had their first tennis match of the season against St. Mary’s. It was a splendid, sunny afternoon and a great deal was learnt,.The strokes improved as the afternoon progressed getting stronger and more consistent and it was lovely to see some rallies too.Each court had to umpire their own games and this tooRead More
U9 Cricket v Clayesmore
All of the 3rd form went to Clayesmore for an afternoon of cricket. It was their first match so there was a lot of excitement on the bus.Clayesmore batted first which is always useful as then Hanford had a target to aim for. Some super fielding and batting, indeed one six was hit and aRead More