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Hats off to our teachers! – Headmaster’s Blog – Tuesday 6th December 2016

December 6, 2016
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Hats off to our teachers!

I have just watched a stunning performance by a Year 10 pupil in our school production in which in one scene he appeared as the young Eddie Lyons’ independent school Head – complete with gown, suit, earnest expression and commanding voice – and then immediately switched to being young Mickey’s Geography teacher trying to coax some information out of the somewhat bored class. Setting aside the caricature of school teachers being portrayed, it reminded me of the versatility of real teachers and how we often have to wear different ‘hats’.

Rachel Johnson, in her latest Mail on Sunday column, says she takes her hat off to anyone who becomes a teacher, saying she has twice stood before a class of students and “found it so challenging” that she was “virtually stretchered off the school grounds both times.” I think she’s right about the challenge and the ‘hats’ but I also want to say that this job can be a thrill and a privilege, too.

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One of our teachers with Paralympic winner and Alumnus Mikey Jones

It is certainly true that anyone going into teaching must be prepared to be something of an actor. To be a teacher is to be versatile daily. This might mean coming in at 7.30 a.m. wearing a tracksuit to run an early sports or drama club and then to switch to being a dinner lady or man to ensure your young charges have a good breakfast. Next up it’s a carer at registration, particularly after a weekend when a couple of your charges may well have fallen out (probably over social media). Hot on their trail come the parents – and so you put on a tin helmet as your latest ‘hat’ whilst you take the role of the UN peacekeeper. Blissfully lessons begin and as a teacher you can do what you have really been trained for – the hurly burly of the classroom. This will mean several ‘hats’ as you may well be teaching across an age range during the day from 8 to 16 year olds – and perhaps in more than one subject area.

Ballard School Kids Jigsaw Support

One of many ‘hats’ a teacher can wear

Break time brings the mediating ‘hat’ – you meet a staff colleague to negotiate over a pupil needed for a concert and a match simultaneously (you agree on the game this week and the music the next) – before more lessons including that ‘cover hat’ for a science colleague who’s off to the dentist. Lunch brings a brief respite (ten minutes for a hasty meal whilst discussing grades with another teacher) before you literally don a woolly hat to go outside on playground duty, come wind, come shine. Thrown in for good measure you have to act as a first aider when the game of football leads to a gashed knee after which it’s an assembly and you are giving the homily in line with one of the school values (resilience, possibly).

Afternoon lessons are traditionally more difficult to engage the youngsters and so you really do act now – I know one history teacher who will climb on tables brandishing mock swords to illustrate ancient warfare and a science teacher who really is ‘the mad professor’, explosions and all. Before you know it the bell has gone at 4.00 p.m. and lessons are over for the day. Home? Not a bit of it! Activities are now in full swing and today you are ‘junk modelling’ (glue, boxes, string and sellotape – very creative stuff) whilst tomorrow it’s a game of volleyball to officiate and then the next it’s the school play.

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Listening to the rules in preparation for play  -yet another ‘hat’ to wear

At last it’s 5.00pm – home now? Surely not! There’s that pastoral care meeting to attend, the warring parents to appease (you were only able to put them off temporarily this morning) and then, bliss of bliss, the marking and the preparation to do for tomorrow. Somewhere along the line you do get home to eat, answer more emails and then to sleep – before it all starts again!

‘Hats off to teachers’ – certainly, but the variety, the challenge and the interaction with vibrant young lives must make it the best job in the world (well most of the time)!

Ballard School Headmaster Summer 2016

Alastair Reid (Headmaster)

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Ballard School is a non-selective, private co-educational school in New Milton, Hampshire (on the Dorset/Hampshire border), providing an outstanding level of education for nursery to GCSE. With small class sizes and proven academic excellence, we strive to nurture the academic potential of all students. Learn more about our academic programmes, pastoral care, facilities and school ethos by visiting our website or by requesting a prospectus here

Sports’ Report 16/17 #9 – Tuesday 6th December 2016

December 6, 2016
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A Sports’ Report for Christmas

Our Director of Sport Justin Whitbread focuses his last blog of the Autumn Term around the role parents have to play in supporting their children in the world of sport. 

Dear parents and readers of Ballard’s Sports’ Report blog,

Can I warmly thank all parents for your support in the progress of Ballard Sport and also a very Merry Christmas.

There is a real buzz around Ballard Sport at the moment and even during the cold dark days of winter we have pupils attending with a smile, working hard on their fitness and also showing commitment to activities before and after school. It was -6c last Thursday and we still had 15 pupils attend our Breakfast Club playing rugby outdoors, with another 20 pupils playing netball inside. That is some commitment!

Can I also thank the parents who have taken the trouble to write in and thank the PE staff for their efforts in the development of their child. I have never worked with such a committed and caring team as Ballard Sport; we are all very lucky.

I would like to thank those parents, who did not write a note for their child to get out of the Cross Country (Health Related Exercise Unit) for Years 3-8 this term. It has been an amazing term to see pupils really push themselves in the training methods that we have taught them and then to attempt the Cross Country Routes, be it World, Olympic or Commonwealth routes… (ask your child!)

In the end exercise is not always supposed to be easy, however the satisfaction a pupil can get, whether it be a ‘Ballard Bumbler’ or a ‘Premier League’ runner is immense.

Quite often the hardest thing for some pupils is to not be tempted to feign injury, hassle parents or Matron for a note or forget to bring kit. Thankfully the numbers of that kind have been pretty low and we have only had to help out a few pupils with genuine injuries to be excused.

“I have never worked with such a committed and caring team as Ballard Sport”

So how can you really help as a parent?

I feel it’s all about giving positive messages (whether you are sporty or not, it doesn’t matter).

Here are some of my tips!

1)      Encouragement that physical activity aids learning and concentration

2)      All adults are role models. Even if it late in your life or you are trying to get fitter, you can still be a role model.

3)      Encourage your child to be active. Be reluctant in writing a note (unless really injured). Trust us as professionals to carefully get the best out of that child in the PE lesson.

4)      Try to work with clubs and practitioners (doctors, physios etc) to encourage the child that exercise can prevent a long term sedentary lifestyle.

5)      Provide a variety of opportunities. We do not encourage any sports person to specialise until after 16 years old. We expect our best sports’ people to play in all teams and participate in the school plays etc. An excellent example of this was last year our Rugby Captain also had a starring role in the school production.

6)      Develop good habits of exercise. Family exercise has a massive effect on a child’s lifestyle for life.How about you try family walks, catching a ball in the garden, a ‘Family Jogging challenge’, cycle rides or swimming as a family.

7)      Try to encourage “outside time”. Some great ideas include doing the gardening together or kicking a ball around the park. Reduce the temptation of technology. By reducing sedentary time when children are young this supports time management and encourages children to remain active.

“Kids need to play to grow physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally” – United Nations

Tips for what not to do during a game or during sport

Here are some Tips for what not to do during a game or during Sport! Personally, I need to remind myself to be a parent and not a teacher when supporting my child in Sport!

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10 reasons why parents should stop constantly instructing young players in games @BelievePHQ

These are 10 reasons suggested here as to why parents should stop constantly instructing young players in games.

1)      It reduces problem solving skills

2)      Decreases decision making abilities

3)      Decreases autonomy

4)      Reduces young player creativity

5)      Children will enjoy themselves more

6)      It increases pressure on the child

7)      Children will not learn from their own mistakes

8)      Decreases child coping skills

9)      Increases anxiety among young players

10)   Prevents children from mastering life skills.

 

At a recent Netball game, I attended with my 12 year old daughter, her quote was…

“Dad, just be my dad, not my PE teacher”….

It certainly made me think. I now help with the scoring and keep my mouth firmly shut! Being a parent is not easy, especially when it comes to encouraging sport and healthy lifestyles. It’s the input as role models and our presence which is important.

In the end, if we are supportive as parents, take the hard line during feigning injury,  be a role model at home, watching matches (not talking in matches) and encourage exercise, we can be the ideal parent to help our child’s development, support exercise and learning.

Happy Christmas

Mr Whitbread, Director of Sport

Website

Our dedicated Sports’ website, www.ballardsport.co.uk, provides fixtures information, directions for away matches, results and more. Our Flickr Album ‘Sports’ Report at Ballard School’ is where our sports’ related photos can be viewed.

We tweet from @BallardSchool and @BallardSport

Ballard School is an independent, private co-educational school in New Milton, Hampshire (on the Dorset/Hampshire border), providing an outstanding level of education for nursery to GCSE. With small class sizes and proven academic excellence, we strive to nurture the academic potential of all students. Learn more about our academic programmes, pastoral care, facilities and school ethos by visiting our website or by requesting a prospectus here

Artistic Impression 16/17 #4 – Tuesday 29th November 2016

November 29, 2016
Hard at work and concentrating on their controlled assessment piece

Artistic Impression #4

This blog is a follow on from last week’s – click here for more on Year 7 and our GCSE Artists work.

Year 6

This year’s Year 6 Art topic is food. The first piece in progess is clay food.

Can you guess what they are making?

Ballard School Clay Food Year 6

Can you guess what food these models are based on?

 

GCSE

Year 10

Year  10 recently took part in a workshop on trees with Brenda Farrell, a local New Forest artist. Brenda describes herself and her art below:

After teaching art for many years I now work part-time giving me a little more time for my own work. I have known and loved the forest from childhood and have lived in Burley for over 30 years.
I studied at Portsmouth College of Art then after several years of travelling, worked in design in London before escaping to the country, joining the self-sufficiency movement and raising poultry vegetables and children. Not much time for painting in those years!
My great loves are the forest, gardens and Africa where I used to live and re-visit whenever I can. Those are the main inspirations for my work. I also teach drawing privately to adult beginners, children coming up to G.C.S.E. or anyone who is interested.

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Brenda supervising the year 10 Art workshop

Year 10 also have been working on their sectioning of a painting, and then copying the work using acrylic paints. They are learning how to blend, colour match and add finer details. In this picture colours have to be chosen to suit, as the image is black and white.

Ballard School Art Year 10

Working on choosing colour, segment by segment

Year 11

Following on from the previous Artistic Impresion blog here is a in-action shot of our Year 11s working on their controlled assessments.

Artists work form a chosen theme; so the stag, chameleon, turtle and zebra are based on animals in the broadest sense. The guitar one was ‘theatre/musical’, The native Indian and India lady are both ‘Culture’, the eye with a girl on a swing is ‘A journey through life’, based on her grandmother, mother herself ad younger sibling, the eyes one is ‘Caged’ and the horse is from the theme ‘Horses through time’.

Our stuents must research their chosen topic, study an appropriate artist, develop/make a composition up from all their work into a final design that is in the style of an or artist studied and then paint it!

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Hard at work and concentrating on their controlled assessment piece

For more information on our Art department please visit our Art page on our Ballard School website.

Ballard School is co-educational independent school in New Milton, Hampshire, providing an outstanding level of education for nursery to GCSE. With small class sizes and proven academic excellence, we strive to nurture the academic potential of all students. Learn more about our academic programmes, pastoral care, facilities and school ethos by visiting our website or by requesting a prospectus here.

 

Remembrance Day 2016 – Cdr RN Sean Dempsey

November 29, 2016
Ballard School Remembrance Day

Good Morning Ballard,

It is a privilege to be invited to speak to you this morning, for two reasons: the first is the occasion of remembrance itself, and the second is that as a witness to many of the Ballard school events. I recognise that I am in the presence of so many accomplished speakers within this student community. So I would like to thank you and the headmaster for the invitation to say few words. There are three things I would like to address:

  1. I am going to start by telling you about a sailor,
  2. then I will give you some thoughts about the men and women that serve
  3. then try and draw out what responsibility that leaves to you.

World War One

On 30 May 1916 the Royal Navy put out to sea in the water that sits between the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, while the next day Imperial German navy also sailed out into the North Sea. It was two o’clock in the afternoon when, off Jutland in Denmark, the two Fleets met. The first shots were fired 30 minutes later and The Battle of Jutland began; a 72-hour clash between the Royal and German Navies.

The Sailor was John Travis Cornwell, known to his shipmates as Jack. He was only 15 when he joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman and less than a year later he died for his country. It was 100 years ago at The Battle of Jutland that Jack Cornwell, of His Majesty’s Ship Chester, was to have his first and last encounter with the enemy. This ordinary lad from London was the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in World War One; the highest military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy.

The German ships bombarded the British fleet and after firing just one salvo HMS Chester was badly damaged. She had received a direct hit that killed or wounded every member of Jack’s gun crew. Jack was left bleeding heavily from a bad injury to his chest where he’d been hit by a shard of hot shrapnel. Though mortally wounded and surrounded by dead and dying comrades, Jack put on his headphones and took orders from an officer on the bridge. Jack was faced with setting the gun’s sights, and it would depend on his speed and precision as to whether Chester’s guns would hit or miss their target. In the hellish conditions of incoming shells and with smoke and death all around him, he remained at his post. When he was found he was barely alive and sadly, two days later, Jack died.

Of course there have been many instances of courage and commitment in our history, right up to the present day. The Government’s first responsibility to its people – you and me – is to protect its people – you and me. Today we remember those who have given everything to meet that responsibility.

Personal testimony of the Royal Navy

I also joined the Royal Navy, as a junior. I sensed something exciting that appealed to the values that had been formed through my years of education. Every day has been fascinating, interesting and challenging in its own way. If you were to ask me to identify one single thing that stands out from my time in Service – my answer would be our people. Every day I have had the greatest privilege of working alongside the most amazing men and woman – your Servicemen and Women. They hold an enormous amount of respect and commitment to each other and function as a team. Those Servicemen and women tolerate discomfort, hardship, and separation from those who are close to them. They will leave everything they love for the benefit of the greater good and do what they have been asked to do without complaint, to the highest standards, and for little in return. They risk their lives for each other and all that they believe in. They are driven to win. They each have something special, and to a person are exceptionally talented. Their core values are those of Courage, Commitment, Discipline, Respect, Integrity and Loyalty. Values which the headmaster assures me reflect those of this school.

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The school gathers in the sports’ hall for the laying of the wreath – Remembrance Day 2016

Ballard School’s response

So what does that mean to you? We remember the fallen but the future is yours. They sacrificed, leaving you with a responsibility. Your responsibility is simple – to enjoy, but make the most of your journey through life.

Ballard School Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day 2016 – Lest we forget

Bearing in mind our shared values, and our shared responsibilities, if I could, I would like to close with the words of a head teacher, who was very dear to me, words that centre on these values and here offered to that teacher’s pupils when I was your age, but they resonate today as they did then:

“Remember that each one of you has talent, talent that you must use and develop in order to get the best out of life for yourself, talent which is needed in the community in which you live – use it and enjoy it. Remember too, the ideals which you have learnt at school – the ideals of self-discipline; of integrity – total truth, total dependability, devotion to duty, of courtesy which in its widest sense means civilisation and a caring consideration for others; and the effort which is necessary to all achievement. With these ideals and the courage and joy of youth you have much to contribute and will be invincible in the struggle for good.”

Values that I believe Jack cherished – lest we forget.

Ballard School Remembrance Day

Our Senior prefects and Deputy Head with our guest speaker for Remembrance Day 2016

Thank you to Cdr RN Sean Dempsey who spoke at our Remembrance Day service on November 11th 2016 

Notes

The story of Jack comes from this article:

– https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2016/jutland-jack-cornwell-the-battle-of-jutlands-youngest-vc-332/

The quote is taken from:

Montrosian 1981-1982, Head teacher’s annual report and address to the leavers.

Sports’ Report 16/17 #8- Tuesday 29th November 2016

November 29, 2016
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The best swimming result for 8 years!

Ballard School joined around 20 other schools within the London West areas for the ISA regional swimming championships in Aldershot. The prize for the winning individuals would be a place in the London West team that would compete in the Nationals on Saturday 21st January in the Olympic Aquatics Centre! 

Ballard took 15 hopefuls from across the school from Year 4 to Year 11. We had one girl qualify for the London West team in two events with gold in the Year 7 girls freestyle and butterfly. Her winning margin was significant and will hold her in good stead for the Nationals. 

There were a number of Ballard pupils who will now wait to see if they are called up as a reserve or as a member of the relay team. Ballard pupils achieved 5 Silvers across various disciplines – we will now wait to see if any of Ballard’s silver medalists are shortlisted for a reserve or relay place. The senior girls team finished 3rd overall which is a magnificent achievement. 

This was the best result for Ballard since entering around 8 years ago and the standard is the highest in the country.   London West have won the ISA Nationals three years in a row so our pupils should be extremely proud of their achievements!  

Mr Winch

Non-traditional sports develop at Ballard

Ballard Sport is developing a reputation for not only the traditional sports of hockey and netball but also girls’ football.

Traditional sports, such as hockey, have see recent success in the girls U11 ISA competition and there has been success from the U8’s – U16s with the later winning the Hampshire Trophy.

On Wednesday  two minibuses  (32 girls) took on Priestlands in a fantastic afternoon of girls’ football.

On Friday we welcomed The Park School, supplying an A, B & C team, to compete in a friendly festival. New Forest Soccer were scouting and some girls were invited to trials for the newly formed Girls New Forest Soccer Team.

We have girls training on a Monday at 7:30 in the morning and also Fridays during activity time.

It’s tag rugby time

Last week also saw the launch of the new tag rugby initiative for girls and boys during the period of November – January. We traditionally host the New Forest Schools event, however the initiative has integrated mixed tag rugby into our provision. We have events planned for Dec 14th v Brockenhurst Junior and also on  January 27th v The Park. For more details, please see www.ballardsport.co.uk .

Girls rugby is going to start as a contact club after Christmas in addition to the tag rugby breakfast club on Thursdays.

Girls' football - in the spirit!

Cross Country Fitness Challenge Fortnight

This week and next week is Cross Country week for  Years 3-8. It is a time to really show a positive approach to the fitness unit they have studied. The training courses are suited towards the groups they have trained in. Some are in the ‘Ballard Bumble’ group, others in the Premier League, however the key to the programme is to challenge themselves and teach a target having used the training methods they have been taught.

My advice: please encourage your child to give it their best; the feeling of achievement is terrific after meeting their targets. No letters of excuse please  (unless genuine injury). Take on the challenge! Give it a go! #theballardway!

Thank you

Mr Whitbread, Director of Sport

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Celebrating achievement at Ballard School – Cross country style

Across country  – including a pond, golf course and a football ground!

The Ballard cross-country team had a terrific afternoon at Gang Warily near Blackfield. Year 7-11 boys and girls represented the school on a challenging course around a pond, golf course and a football ground.

We had New Forest team qualifiers in the Year 8-9 boys and girls’ races and a hopeful (due to past races) qualifier in the year 10 girls’ section. We also have a reserve for the Year 7 girls’ regional team. Many congratulations to all who raced and took part.

Annual Hockey Tournament

Our annual hockey tournament was held on Saturday 26th November. Matches were played as full 11-a-side games with teams from the school, Alumni and parents.

Headmaster Alastair Reid said:

Many thanks to the parents who came to help and to play in our annual in-school 11-a-side hockey tournament. It was super to see so many Alumni back visiting their alma mater – and they carried off the trophy after three excellent matches.

Annual hockey tournament - November 2016

For more photos, please see our Twitter feed and our Flickr Albums.

Website

Our dedicated Sports’ website, www.ballardsport.co.uk, provides fixtures information, directions for away matches, results and more. Our Flickr Album ‘Sports’ Report at Ballard School’ is where our sports’ related photos can be viewed.

Rugby practice at Ballard

We tweet from @BallardSchool and @BallardSport

Ballard School is an independent, private co-educational school in New Milton, Hampshire (on the Dorset/Hampshire border), providing an outstanding level of education for nursery to GCSE. With small class sizes and proven academic excellence, we strive to nurture the academic potential of all students. Learn more about our academic programmes, pastoral care, facilities and school ethos by visiting our website or by requesting a prospectus here

Artistic Impression 16/17 #3 – Tuesday 22 November 2016

November 22, 2016
Ballard School Art Weaving

Ballard School’s Art Department blog

This week we look deeper into the art produced by our Year 7s as part of their Ocean theme. We also cover pieces from some of our GCSE Art pupils. They are working on their controlled assessment portfolios. For more blogs  – do see our other Artistic Impression blogs.

Upper Prep Art

Year 7 Weaving

Our Year 7s are learning to weave.

Their designs are based on a seascape they have researched on the internet.

They have a huge variety of different materials to choose from:

  • wool, some with different textures and multi coloured,
  • sari silk off cuts,
  • beads,
  • tape,
  • ribbons,
  • buttons,
  • sequins,

It’s endless…

Year 7 Art - Weaving seascapes

Year 7 Art - Weaving seascapes

For more pictures, please do see our Flickr Album.

GCSE pieces

GCSE Artists are learning how to draw and shade using a biro. Here we have two pictures; a portrait and a night street theme.

 

Our Year 11s are also midway into their final response pieces. For these they work from a chosen theme. For example the turtle is based on ‘animals’ in the broadest sense.

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From the Animal theme – a Turtle – part of a GCSE Art final coursework piece

Pupils research their chosen topic, study an appropriate artist, develop/make a composition up from all their work  and make it into a final design that is in the style of an artist they have studied. Finally they paint their piece!

Here are two more painting in progress…

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Applying sequences to their Artwork

 

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From the topic ‘Caged’ – all pupils choose from a theme.

The controlled assessment, or which these pieces are part, is worth 60% of the final grade for GCSE Art.

For more information on our Art department please visit our Art page on our Ballard School website.

Ballard School is co-educational independent school in New Milton, Hampshire, providing an outstanding level of education for nursery to GCSE. With small class sizes and proven academic excellence, we strive to nurture the academic potential of all students. Learn more about our academic programmes, pastoral care, facilities and school ethos by visiting our website or by requesting a prospectus here.

Sports’ Report 16/17 #7 – Tuesday 22 November 2016

November 22, 2016
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A massive week for Ballard Sport this week…

Wednesday

On Wednesday, we have our normal Rugby games, a Tag Rugby Workshop for Years 3-6, a Squash Workshop for some U13s and also our first Girls U13 Football fixture v Priestlands – we are fielding two teams!

We have U11 and U13 Girls travelling to Lee Valley in the Olympic Park on Thursday to compete in the ISA Hockey Championships. This is a 6am leave from New Milton…

Thursday

Also on Thursday we send our largest ever Cross Country team (drawn from Year 7-11) to Gang Warily near Fawley for the New Forest Championships.

Friday

On Friday we have a minibus of Swimmers attending the iSA Regionals for Swimming at Aldershot, again another 6am depart.

Also in the afternoon we have our first Girls U11-U10 Football fixtures of the winter season.

Ballard ‘try their way’ to victory

Our featured image is from a recent U16 rugby match victory.

U16B Rugby

Our Director of Sport commented that : “The commitment, passion and team work were outstanding. The Ballard Way was evident and less experienced players, even a few making their school debut, really played well”. More photos on our Sports’ Report Flickr album.

Winter season sports

Tag Rugby and Girls Football

As already mentioned, we are working on a winter season to encourage mixed Tag Rugby in Years 3-6 and also Girls Football. These are important sports for us to adopt as the skills learnt here will transfer into the Netball season and also may unearth a special talent or enthuse a girl to pick up a sport they may never have done.

There are various opportunities on the horizon for both sports including our very own U11 Tag Rugby Festival in March, not to mention the end of term Inter – Tag mixed Rugby for Years 3-6 on the 14th December.

Thank you to FOBS

It is a very opportune moment to also thank Friends of Ballard School (FOBS) and also the school governors for the financial support they have shown towards getting an extra set of temporary floodlights. We now have four  that provide light for the whole of the Astro turf pitch. This is especially appreciated during these winter nights to allow us to keep all activities going during the winter. Another super benefit of these temporary lights is that they reduce the impact on the use of the Sports Hall and allows indoors sports such as Volleyball and Gymnastics to continue.

Have a great sports week!

Justin Whitbread – Director of Sport

Website

Our dedicated Sports’ website, www.ballardsport.co.uk, provides fixtures information, directions for away matches, results and more. Our Flickr Album ‘Sports’ Report at Ballard School’ is where our sports’ related photos can be viewed.

We tweet from @BallardSchool and @BallardSport

Ballard School is an independent, private co-educational school in New Milton, Hampshire (on the Dorset/Hampshire border), providing an outstanding level of education for nursery to GCSE. With small class sizes and proven academic excellence, we strive to nurture the academic potential of all students. Learn more about our academic programmes, pastoral care, facilities and school ethos by visiting our website or by requesting a prospectus here

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