Headmaster’s Summer Message
Pupils, colleagues, parents, OKS, former staff and friends joined the Cocksworth family in the Quire of the Cathedral for what was a moving, beautiful, if very sad Service of Thanksgiving for Bernie. As the Dean expressed it so well, the King’s community reflected in a kaleidoscope of words, readings and songs the brightness, clarity and enduring nature of her contribution to King’s as Housemistress and Head of Economics. Long will abide in the memory Geoff’s superb address and the simply marvellous solo from Eliza.
The 1st XI band of talented cricketers returned from a successful tour of sun-drenched Dubai to face a damp first weekend of the Kent Summer Term. Patrick macLachlan (6a, Meister Omers) swam a time for the 50m freestyle at 23.79 which was within a whisker of a qualifying time for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow and broke the 22-year old county record.
Over the Easter holidays staff led cultural and sporting expeditions to Snowdonia (D of E and CCF), Italy (History of Art and a rowing training camp), Annecy and Seville (Modern Languages), Portugal (tennis), Belgium (the madrigal ensemble) and the Isle of Arran (Geology).
It is the richness of the co-curricular offering alongside the pursuit of academic excellence which makes King’s such a special school, particularly in the Summer Term when the beautiful grounds of the Precincts, St Augustine’s, Birley’s and Westbere Lakes are looking so resplendent.
Peter Roberts, Headmaster