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Peterhouse Girls

World Scholars Cup – Global Round 2017

12 Peterhouse pupils competed in the Global Round of the WSC in Cape Town in August. 10 of these were boys.

They competed against 31 other nations from around the world, with a total of 475 pupils involved. The theme of the event was ‘An Unlikely World’ and part of the competition involved team debate, collaborative essay writing, a complex quiz and public speaking.

The Junior Division had 65 international teams competing:
In the Team Debate one of Junior teams were positioned 5th. In the Writing Challenge they were positioned 7th.

Read more: World Scholars Cup – Global Round 2017

Zimbabwe Equestrian Federation Tour to Namibia 2017

What a brilliant Tour to Namibia. Without our sponsors Sean Bruss, Tina Lowe Knight and the Eventing Committee this would not have been possible. William Annesley, Hailey Hawkins, Kylie Loubser and I were met at the airport and driven to Hendrick and Frauke Roschlau, where we had the best pizzas EVER, and put up for the night at Eden Lodge. After a 5* breakfast we were driven off to Otjiwarongo. We were offered 4 horses as our 5th spare was sadly lame.

The three horses that were already available were easy to match up. My mare was brought in on Friday. William rode Bullsport Lord, owned by Ramona Hilbich. Hailey Hawkins rode Claratal Seniorita, owned by Annette Freyer. Kylie Loubser rode Tosca owned by Jessica Kreiner. I rode Eastern Ascent owned by Silke Hoffend.

Read more: Zimbabwe Equestrian Federation Tour to Namibia 2017

Rowing Royal Canadian Henley & Junior World Champs 2017

Rowing Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Brendan Eggersglusz and Aqua Evans travelled to Canada to take part in the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, racing in a single scull and in a double scull with a St Georges boy.

Junior World Championships

Keegan Smith and Kenneth Raynor travelled to Lithuania to compete at the Junior World Championships. This is the premier and most competitive Junior rowing event in the world.

Read more: Rowing Royal Canadian Henley & Junior World Champs 2017

Cultural Tour 2017

We had another very successful cultural tour touring 8 cities in 5 countries.

The tour included visits to:
• the Sorrento, Naples and Amalfi coastal region in Italy to study rivers, gorges, caves, headlands and bays

• Rome where we visited the Vatican city, and the Crypt of St Peter in the Basilica. Our guide was excited to learn that our school was named after Jesus' disciple St Peter, whose grave we were standing next to

• Paris, the Chateau de Versailles to the delight of our C Block boys and Disneyland where childhood dreams were relived.

Read more: Cultural Tour 2017

Blue Cross Challenge 2017

Terance Sage, Tawanda Chauruka, Holly Wallace and Reuben de cock set off on the 30th July to conquer the Blue Cross Challenge – on horseback!

This is a 500km journey through the most beautiful areas of Zimbabwe – from the lowest point, Mahenya to the Highest Point, Mnt Nyangani.

The pupils rode, walked and ran for 12 days, reaching the top of the mountain on the 15th August. The journey was really tough physically and mentally. Most days we were up and active for 14hrs of the day.

Read more: Blue Cross Challenge 2017

Office Closed August 2017

Please be advised that our offices will be closed from Monday 14th August to Friday 1st September inclusive.

Any inconvenience caused is sincerely regretted.

We wish all our pupils and parents a happy and relaxing holiday break.