School News

Friends of a pupil at Monmouth School for Boys have raised more than £4,300 for a hospital children’s ward.

 

The staff and boarding community at Chapel House in Monmouth organised a hugely inspirational 20-hour fund-raiser in honour of Sam Badcock, who also took part in the event. Stay in Bed for Sam was organised by Ms Sheila Mone, House Parent at Chapel House at Monmouth School for Boys, and her team. ... Read More


Last week, a team from the Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools represented Wales in the UK final of Young Enterprise UK Company of the Year, for their Bumble wraps, a natural alternative to single-use plastics. They are now selling DIY cotton and beeswax wraps online: beefreshwithbumbles.co.uk. Many congratulations to all involved for a great achievement.

 


Many congratulations to Fabienne Dias, a student at Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy, who has been selected from over 17,000 applicants to appear in the Royal Academy's Young Artists' Summer Show, with this wonderful photographic portrait of her friend Ife:  

 


Last week the Lord Mayor of London, Haberdasher Liveryman William Russell, thanked students from Haberdasher Schools for their hard work at the Lord Mayor's Show last year by inviting them to tea at Mansion House.

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Haberdashers' Abraham Darby Senior Jazz Band, who won the top award of 'best band' at the Great North Big Jazz Festival, on Sunday 1st March at the University of Sunderland. Lily Hughes and William Woods, both aged 16, celebrate success in the Great North Big Band Jazz Festival in Sunderland.

 

The band’s musical director Mr Tom Gledhill said, "I am extremely pleased with the performance, and especially the recognition of our drummer, William Woods, who received an... Read More


Lisa Davies, a former pupil at Monmouth School for Girls, has been presented with the IMechE Land Rover Spen King Sustainability Award.  Lisa Davies receives her scholarship from (left) Dr Matthew Hancock from Jaguar Land Rover, and (right) former President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Professor Richard Folkson. 

 

She was among 30... Read More


Pupils at Haberdashers' Adams enjoyed a surprise visit from former Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, who turned up at their school assembly.

 

Radzi, a former pupil at Haberdashers’ Adams in Newport, launched the school’s campaign to find 15 pupils to take part in the Lord Mayor’s Show in London in November.

The Wolverhampton-born popular TV presenter will head up the Adams’ entry, which will feature the school’s Taiko drummers playing on top of a double decker bus as it... Read More


Staff, project partners and guests came together to celebrate the opening of Borough Academy’s temporary site with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception on Wednesday 3rd September.

 

For its first year the Academy will be housed in a purpose-built temporary building on Sawyer Street. It was built using state-of-the-art modular construction techniques, which gives this temporary facility the same quality as a permanent building. Meanwhile the conversion of the fire station to provide... Read More


The family of Monmouth pupil Tom Walker, who died of leukaemia last year aged 13, are thanking people from the “bottom of our hearts” after a major £100,000 appeal fund in his memory was smashed in less than a year.

More than 650 swimmers took the plunge in a 12-hour swimathon, called Swim for Tom.

Tom’s family with Katie (second left), who helped to organise Swim for Tom.

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For the first time ever at Haberdashers' Abraham Darby, all three bands - Showband, Junior Jazz and Senior Jazz - gained the top Platinum Awards at the finals of the National Concert Band Festival of Great Britain. 

     

The Showband, Junior Jazz Band & Senior Jazz Band all competed in the finals of the national festival held at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on Saturday 13th April 2019.  The National Concert Band... Read More