News from Mr Ramsey

Just Talk Campaign – Verulam Winners

Earlier in the Spring term Years 7 to 10 engaged in lessons about the importance of awareness of their mental health and why it is essential to talk about their emotions and concerns. This was part of the Hertfordshire wide Just Talk campaign. The pupils were encouraged to enter a competition where they completed a film storyboard to promote discussion of mental health particularly for boys and young men.

80 Verulam pupils entered the competition and I am delighted to announce that of the 8 overall winners and runner ups, 4 are from Verulam.
The overall winner Alex Strazza 7H won £100 in vouchers, will see his storyboard come to life and receives this week’s Headmaster’s commendation. Filming will be taking place later this term at Verulam. Congratulations to the runners up who are:

Ethan Newell 7P
Lucas Coelho 7B
Joe Warren 7B
who all won £10 in vouchers and received commendations from Mrs Harrison, Pastoral Director. I would also like to thank all those other boys who entered the competition.

New Verulam Ski Team competes in Schools Dry Slope Race

I would like to congratulate boys from Years 7 and 8 who have formed the new Verulam Ski Team. Two U14 Boys teams raced for the school on Sunday 29th April at the Norfolk Snowsports Centre in Norwich.
36 senior schools were represented by over 170 boys & girls in the Eastern Region Ski Association Schools race.

The Verulam “B” Team (Isaac Coombs 8Y, Jacob Coombs 8J & Louis Pierson 8H) came 5th in the U14 boys category.
With combined scores from Team “A” (Henry Burt 7J, Finley Evans 7B & Henry Peet 8H), Verulam succeeded in gaining 18th place overall. A very creditable result for their first competition.

Verulam School St albans Hertfordshire

There are more races coming up in the near future and we would like to expand the team. If any competent parallel skier (any year) wants to race for the school, or just start training, please contact Ms K Bonass on [email protected] for further information. Training is held at Welwyn Garden City on a Friday night.

Many thanks to Mr Coombs for managing this team.

P A Ramsey

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