Millfield School

Somerset

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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational
  • Roll: 746 (Boys) 491 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 13-18 years
  • Founded: 1935

Open Days

2019. Sat. 2nd March.

School Contact Details

Millfield School
Butleigh Road
Street
Somerset
BA16 0YD

[t]: 01458 444296
[w]: www.millfieldschool.com

Location Description

Millfield School is situated in the beautiful rural southwest of England in the town of Street, Somerset. London is 135 miles away and major air, rail and road links are all within easy reach.

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School News

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Twelve pupils and OMs have received offers from the University of Cambridge and US universities so far.

The University of Cambridge has made conditional offers to

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Head Girl, Kirsten Meehan to read Law at St Catharine’s College and Jacob Berger to read Archaeology at Jesus College. OM Isabelle Weir has accepted an unconditional offer to read History of Art, also at Jesus College.

For entry to US universities offers to date include Pierce Widdecombe with a tennis scholarship to Ivy League, Dartmouth College. Amber Knatchbull and Isabelle McMullen have received academic scholarships to American University, Washington DC and Duke University, North Carolina respectively. Calvin Leung has received an offer to study Architecture at Syracuse University, a highly sought after course at the university. Emily Price and Louise Caldon have been offered golf scholarships to University of South Carolina and Tarleton State University in Texas. Louis Barker has received a swimming scholarship from the University of Kentucky, Arabella Bennett has been offered a full hockey scholarship to Syracuse University and Shaan Dalal has been offered a squash scholarship to Drexel University.

Other notable UK university offers to date have come from University College London (UCL), London School of Economics (LSE), Durham University and Imperial College London.

So far 20% of the Upper Sixth applying through UCAS have received unconditional offers, twice the number of the previous year. Unconditional offers are increasingly made to pupils who are considered to be outstanding candidates.

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Two Millfield Lower Sixth pupils are continuing to help a children’s charity in Ghana, after a Millfield pupil at the time, Olivia Allin, set up

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a clothing collection in 2015.

Cameron Baxter-Allen and Oska Zaky both visited the Kokrobite Chiltern Centre in Ghana last year, and have now been helping the charity by continuing the collection of clothes in every boarding and day house at Millfield. They have also been speaking at assemblies to raise awareness for the charity, encouraging their peers to donate unwanted clothing at the end of the summer term.

The children’s centre, which was started by Millfield English Language Holiday Courses Manager Jane Zohoungbogbo and her husband Martial in February 2004, supports children in the local fishing village of Kokrobite who were not attending school. It also helps to educate and empower the women of the community.

Since 2015, Jane has had a number of Millfield pupils help support the children’s charity with donations and volunteering with the support of Eric Jones, Assistant Head Co-curriculum.

Jane hopes that the clothing collection will raise awareness amongst Millfield pupils, and pique their interest in another culture and encourage them to visit or volunteer.

Jane says, “It’s a great initiative and one that makes a huge difference. The families we work with are on extremely low incomes and clothing is relatively expensive. We were delighted to have Oska and Cameron stay with us in October and hope to see more pupils at Millfield getting involved with the charity.”

Each year, Millfield pupils select a number of local and national charities to support. This year, the charities selected are: Forever Friends, Bath RUH and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Internationally, the school will continue to support the Lalibela High school in Ethiopia.

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Lower Sixth Daphne Schrager and Year 10 Tatiana Tostevin have both received call-ups to represent their countries at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane in April

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2018.

Para-athlete Daphne Schrager received a call up to the England Para-athletics squad and will compete in the T35 100m. This builds on her earlier Team GB representation last summer at the inaugural World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Switzerland where she competed in both T35 100m and 200m at U20 level.

Tatiana Tostevin has made history as the youngest ever sportsperson selected to represent Guernsey. She will swim in backstroke events. Tatiana’s selection comes after a strong performance at the Commonwealth Youth Games in July 2017 where she broke many Island records and qualified for the 50M backstroke final, finishing 6th at just 14 years old, the youngest of the other seven finalists.

Daphne’s coach, Director of Athletics, Alan Richardson commented, “Daphne’s selection is testament to her hard work, professionalism and dedication and is richly deserved. There is no greater honour than to represent your country. A multi-sport games is a fantastic experience for any athlete and one I’m sure Daphne will relish.”

Director of Swimming, Euan Dale added, “Tatiana’s success at such a young age is a reflection of her dedication in the pool. Her coach, Rachel Aldington, and the rest of Millfield Swimming are thrilled to see Tatiana taking part in the Commonwealth Games and wish her every success with Team Guernsey.”

In addition to pupil call-ups, Millfield’s Director of Swimming, Euan Dale, and Swimming Coach, Dan Waddingham, will also join Team England’s Coaching and Strength and Conditioning teams.

Recent OMs James Guy and Cameron Kurle have also been selected to represent Team England in swimming.

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Three Lower Sixth pupils were selected out of 35 entries to present research projects to a panel of judges, which included Dr Richard Penny from

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Southampton University,

Katie Maddock, Tom Treadell and Zoe Portman each presented their projects on a variety of topics, ranging from particle physics, coastal erosion and the proposal of a fiscal budget surplus.

Guided by Mrs. Baker’s introduction to conducting research, all pupils interested in taking on the challenge of an EPQ were required at the start of the Lower Sixth year to take on a question from the Lower Sixth Research Project. All subjects had submitted a number of questions, which required pupils to research topics independently.

Entrants made use of the resources available in the Library and elsewhere in the school to prepare a Keynote response. The standard of the entries was particularly high this year, with seven students scoring an impressive 20 or more out of the available 25 marks.

The three finalists were selected to present before the panel of judges, which included Dr Richard Penny from Southampton University, Dr Fiddes, Assistant Head Teaching and Learning, and Mr Whiskerd, Head of the Lower Sixth.

The panel of judges were impressed with the pupils’ detailed understanding of each of their topics, but they eventually decided to award the research project shield to Zoe Portman. Zoe explored the government’s decision to run a fiscal budget surplus by 2019/20, and came to the same conclusion as the government that this was an impractical target to achieve.

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We are delighted to announce that Millfield has appointed Gavin Horgan as Headmaster for September 2018.

Governors conducted a rigorous selection process over the summer months

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and Gavin was the outstanding candidate within an excellent field of applicants: he impressed us with his energy and vision. He strongly believes that Millfield must improve academically, continue to be exceptional in sports and the arts and ensure learning support is at the heart of the school’s offering.

Chairman of Governors, Roland Rudd, says, “We were impressed with Gavin’s clear comprehension of what makes for first class teaching and how he plans to assist ambitious and passionate teachers to reach their full potential in their classrooms, laboratories, studios and playing fields.”

Gavin has a history of academic excellence with a degree in Classics from the University of Oxford. He will be joining Millfield from Worksop College, where he has delivered academic turnaround aligned with a substantial building programme. His earlier career includes spells working internationally in schools in Sri Lanka and Argentina, before returning to the UK as the Deputy Head of The Glasgow Academy, an independent co-educational school with 1300 pupils. He is passionate about the outdoors and brings his wife, Alison, and young family to Somerset.

Outgoing Headmaster, Craig Considine, commented, “Gavin Horgan is an experienced leader who is exceptionally well placed to guide the Millfield community through the next stage of its development.”

Gavin Horgan added, “From my first visit to Millfield, I was taken with the sense of integrity and community at the school. It is an honour to have been asked to lead Millfield, which is already a world class school but one that is not prepared to be complacent. Alison and I are tremendously excited to be joining Millfield.”

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Millfield Cricket Coach Dan Helesfay joined the Super League cricket team The Surrey Stars for five weeks during the Kia Super League Tournament in August.

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Dan spent the period coaching some of the world’s best female cricketers, and hopes to apply his new knowledge and experience to help girls at Millfield achieve similar heights.

The T20 Super League currently consists of 6 regional teams, and was created to bridge the gap between county level and international cricket, bringing together some of the highest domestic standard of cricket within England.

During his time with the Stars, Dan identified the focus placed upon fielding and the quality of basic skills, as well as the responsibility of players maintaining their own game and taking initiative in their training.

Girl’s cricket at Millfield has seen a dramatic rise in popularity over the last decade, with over 70 players and two female squads at U15 and Senior XI level playing 14 fixtures last year against other schools, county and university teams. Millfield currently have two potential female cricket players on the Super League pathway: Upper Sixth pupil Emily Dibble and Year 10 pupil Harriet DimdoreMiles have trialled with the Western franchise of the Super League, Western Storm, and have both been invited to ECB specialist sessions in Loughborough.

Dan Helesfay said: “This experience has enhanced my knowledge and understanding about what ittakes to be a female cricketer in a rapidly growing sport, both nationwide and at Millfield. I hope that what I have learned with the Stars will benefit both the coaching staff and the female cricketplayers at Millfield.”

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Upper Sixth pupil and GB junior rider, Lauren Dolan, embodied true Millfield spirit by finishing 27th in the junior women’s time trial at the 2017

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UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway despite a crash which saw her slide on her right side, lacerating her thigh and knee.

Lauren, who joined Millfield Prep in Year 7 and is from Newton Abbott, had been working for two years towards a successful performance at the event in Norway. On track for a podium position at the halfway point, Lauren went through a tunnel at 60kmh when her front wheel collided with a drain cover on the road. The determined Millfield pupil finished the race on a spare road bike, only two minutes and 24 seconds down on eventual winner Elena Pirrone (Italy).

After the race, Lauren was taken to hospital in Bergen where she received treatment for her injuries, which included surgery on three deep lacerations on her leg.

Now back at school, Lauren is focusing on her recovery with Lead Practitioner, Millfield Institute of Sport and Wellbeing, Graham Williams, and plans to return to racing, as well as continuing with her A levels.

Millfield School Independent Somerset Millfield Pupils Spend Summer Volunteering in Nepal

The end of the summer term also saw a team of pupils head off to the Himalayas of Nepal with Global Action. The trip was

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aimed to enhance learning in global development issues and international relations.

The trip started by exploring Kathmandu’s magnificent World Heritage temples, and the team enjoyed workshops at international agencies, including the UK’s Department for International Development, with British Army officers at the Gurkha Welfare Trust, to learn how the UK is supporting post-earthquake recovery, rural education, and economic growth to remote mountain communities.

The pupils lived in a Tibetan Refuge Camp, and worked hard to install a 10,000 litre water tank, which is now providing the community’s clean water drinking water system. This is contributing to lowering infant mortality and disease. The pupils also celebrated the Dalai Lama’s birthday with the community, organised a cultural exchange with the Tibetan children, and in return, the Tibetan children performed a traditional dance show.

They also carried out a challenging trek through the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains – from subtropical jungle to alpine zones, and stayed in lodges run by Nepalese communities.  During the trek, the pupils visited the Nepalese charity, The Annapurna Conservation Area Project, to learn about glacial systems, the protection of endangered wildlife and the importance of ecotourism.

The expedition ended with a visit to the beautiful Kopan monastery to learn about Buddhism and meditation.

On return, all students earned the ASDAN Universities Award, which recognises the educational benefits of the Global Action programme.

Lower Sixth pupil Rosie Smith wrote afterwards: “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity –  I learnt about different cultures and about development in Nepal. I made many new friends and have memories to last a lifetime!”.

Millfield School Independent Somerset Millfield Pupils Pitch to Local Entrepreneurs in Year 10 Enterprise Challenge

Year 10 pupils Archie Killen and Victor Webb have won this year’s Enterprise Challenge, an annual competition for pupils taking GCSE Business Studies.

This year, over

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100 pupils paired up to design and present a business idea that offered an e-commerce platform that could be used by 333 Homes, a local property development company.

Three pairs had made it through to the final rounds of the competition: Jimmy Barnett and Ollie Haines-Francis, Jasmine Hallworth and Eleanor Edwards and Archie Killen and Victor Webb.

The three teams presented their e-commerce business plans to judges Roger Hutton (Director of 333 Homes), Anabel Sexton (Millfield governor, founder of Boudavida active wear) and Harry Renshaw-Smith (recent OM, employed by the Savills group).

The first pair to present were Jimmy Barnett and Ollie Haines-Francis, who focused their presentation around the design of an app that 333 Homes could use to interact with their customers.  The boys were commended on the level of preparation and the extent to which they had considered the potential pitfalls of their ideas.

Next, Jasmine Hallworth and Eleanor Edwards presented their bespoke online 3D interiors package that would allow customers to both decorate and furnish their new homes digitally. The creativity of their idea really impressed the judges, as it was not something they had considered possible.

The final pair were Archie Killen and Victor Webb – their idea of an all-around online service that connected customers with all of the ancillary services around buying a house was considered very impressive by the judges, and it was clear that they had really followed the instructions around how to write a compelling presentation.

Archie and Victor won the opportunity to join a professional marketing presentation for the competition’s sponsor 333 Homes in the next academic year.

MIllfield School Independent Somerset Internationally acclaimed pianist Joseph Moog holds masterclass with music pupils

Music pupils from all year groups were treated to a masterclass with the celebrated pianist Joseph Moog, who has been the recipient of the International

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Classical Music Award and was nominated for a Grammy last year.

The German musician stayed on after his performance in the Johnson Hall the previous evening as part of the International Concert Series to give some one-to-one tuition to a selection of very lucky music pupils.

Moog listened to each pupil’s performances, before working individually on particular parts of their pieces, offering assistance and advice from his own experience of playing in international concert halls.

Current Head Boy Robbie Brown played Schubert’s Impromptu Op 90 No 4, while Ornella Hutchison chose Grieg Piano Concerto, 2nd Movement. There was also a selection from Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Mozart.

It was an extremely valuable experience not just for the music scholars, but also for pupils undertaking instrumental lessons.

Joseph will perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester later this month.

See a selection of photos here.

Millfield School Independent Somerset Millfield groundsman achieves an A in AS Literature 25 years after leaving school

Millfield groundsman Colin Ashman, who has worked for the school for over 25 years, has achieved an A grade in his AS English Literature course

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after being unable to complete it when he was at school.

Encouraged by Millfield English teachers Caroline Burn and Lindsey Hale and Head of English, James Baddock, Colin pursued his passion for literature through independent study and homework set by the teachers. In the build up to the examinations this summer, Colin joined Lower Sixth English Literature pupils to attend two Millfield evening revision sessions and sat his exams alongside the pupils.

Having juggled his studies with caring for his four children, all under 8, and a full-time job, Colin credits the help from his family and teachers as the reason for his success. He plans to continue his studies to achieve his A2 next year, and potentially go on to further study through the Open University.

Colin said: “I want to thank all the teachers and staff that have gone out of their way to help me achieve this personal goal. How everyone could see something in me that I have hidden my entire adult life is a credit to their teaching prowess, and I’m so pleased for everyone involved that I could reflect their effort with my own. My A grade stands for altruism, because I never would have achieved this alone.”

Craig Considine, Millfield Headmaster said: “It was a privilege to be able to help Colin achieve his dream to study English Literature and I wish him well with the second part of the A level course next year. His diligence and drive to complete a goal 25 years in the making is what we hope to instil in our pupils. I hope Colin’s story will inspire other members of the Millfield community to pursue their dreams in the future.”

For further information please contact Millfield Publicity on 01458 444170, or email publicity@millfieldschool.com

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Upper Sixth pupils were today celebrating their exam results for A level, Pre-U and BTEC.

Across all 38 courses, pupils achieved a 99% pass rate with

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30% receiving A* to A grades or equivalent, and 47 pupils securing three or more A grades, or equivalent UCAS points in their top three subjects.

Our Top 100 pupils achieved 93% A* to B grades or equivalent, and attained 100% A* to B grades in 15 A level subjects (Accounting, Art, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, German, Greek, Home Economics, ICT, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Physical Education, Religious Studies and World Development). Other subjects where our Top 100 pupils performed well include Economics (97% A* to B) and English Literature (96% A* to B).

In BTEC, 78% of results were Distinction or above, equivalent to an A grade at A level. BTEC Business achieved 82% Distinction or above, BTEC Sport saw 76% Distinction or above and BTEC Art & Design secured 73% Distinction or above. BTEC Sport in particular saw 47% of entrants achieving the highest grade possible, equivalent to 2 A*s at A level.

Exceptional individual achievements include former Head Boy Alexander Dawkins, who received 3 A*s in Economics, French, Mathematics and an A in Philosophy. He has also received a Distinction in his Violin ABRSM Diploma, which is equivalent to a first year at a music conservatoire, as well as completing his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Alexander will study French and Philosophy at King’s College, London.

Amygrace Berger will take up her place at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford to read Chemistry after achieving A*s in Chemistry and Mathematics, A in Physics and a D in Further Mathematics.

Former Head Boy, Robbie Brown, will also take up a place at University of Oxford, joining Worcester College to study Psychology and Philosophy. A talented cross-country runner and pianist, Robbie ran for Somerset in the Cross Country Nationals and received his Associate Recital Diploma in Piano from Trinity College London.  Robbie achieved an A* in Mathematics and 3 As in Further Mathematics, Greek and Latin.

Maria Canon Henao and Alexandra Symonds-Willmott both secured D* D* D*, the highest mark possible, in BTEC Art & Design and will now take up their places at Parsons School of Design in New York and the University of the Arts London.

Caitlin Edgar achieved three A*s in Biology, Mathematics and Physics. A talented athlete, Caitlin was invited to Phase 2 of the Team GB #DiscoverYour Gold cycling trial. Caitlin will read Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College, London.

Beatrice Svensson was awarded three A*s in Business Studies, Psychology and Spanish as well as a B in the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). Beatrice will take up her place at King’s College, London in the autumn to study Spanish and Management.

William Gabb secured two A*s in Computer Science and Economics and two As in Mathematics and Physics. William is an accomplished dinghy sailor and is Captain of the school sailing team. He will now read Economics at the University of Bath.

Eleanor Abercromby achieved two A*s in Mathematics and Latin, an A in Greek and B in Music. Eleanor will study Classics at the University of Exeter.

Isabelle Weir was awarded two A*s in Art & Design and Greek, and an A in Latin. A Senior Prefect, cellist, singer and art scholar, Isabelle will now take a gap year.

Joshua Wright achieved an A* in Economics, an A in Mathematics and a D2 (A* equivalent) in Pre-U History. A Rugby 1st XV and Sevens player, Joshua is also a member of the Bristol Rugby Club Academy. He will take up his place at Durham University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Former Head Boy, Charlie Howard, achieved two A*s in English Literature and Physical Education and an A in Drama and Theatre Studies. A talented actor and rugby player, Charlie is a member of the National Youth Theatre and was Captain of the 1st XV rugby team. He joins the University of Exeter in the autumn to study Drama.

Millfield Headmaster, Craig Considine, commented: “Our Upper Sixth pupils have once again showed commitment and dedication to their studies this year. Well done to all pupils on their results.

“As a school, we celebrate both these academic achievements and the many co-curricular accomplishments of the Class of 2017 as they take the next steps in their lives. This year’s Upper Sixth will now move on to a broad array of opportunities across the world, emphasising the diverse fields our pupils pursue.”

Other high achievers in their top three subjects include Gregor Abercromby, Emily Bayliss, Emma Bedford, Nick Brookes, Tamsin Campbell, Daniel Charman, Mingcong Chen, Kate Chistyakova, Alastair Crossley, Wayne Ellam, Aeron Evans, James Gillie, Evie Gubb, Clara Husbands, Cosima Keen, Dylan Kramer, Chavanan Leelavichitchai, Emily Li, Amelia Lunnon, Indi Morland, Ella McNulty, Millie Nielsen, Jasmine Olds, Immy Parsons, Marcus Price, Mimi Rhys, Sam Rouwenhorst, Chris Smith, Lounes Soualah, Annabel Stanford, Beth Wigney, Benji Wrigley, Brendan Yee, James Yuen and Lavrenty Zakharov.

Millfield’s reputation for supporting pupils to secure places at prestigious US universities continues with thirty-four pupils receiving offers this year. To date, in addition to Maria Canon Henao, other recipients include Nick Brookes (Northwestern University), Emma Cain (University of California, Los Angeles), Joel Leon Benitez (Virginia Tech) and Luke Hammond (Oklahoma State University).

 

Pictured with the Headmaster: Gregor and Eleanor Abercromby, Joshua Wright, William Gabb and Alastair Crossley

Millfield School Independent Somerset OM Careers Convention Inspires Millfield Lower Sixth

Old Millfieldians returned to school to offer career advice to Lower Sixth pupils in for the annual Careers Convention.

A diverse selection of careers were represented

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by the OMs including medicine, law, investment banking, property and journalism, with speakers sharing insightful details from their time at school and their career paths.

Notable speakers included entrepreneur and social media manager Andrew Foyle, who founded the technology firm Argogroup and Miappi, a social digital marketing platform, and recent graduate Ben Millar, who has already secured a job as a physiotherapist in the NHS closely after finishing at Cardiff University.

Also presenting was Sophie Thomas, who taught netball and PE at Millfield Prep on her gap year and is now Netball Programme Director at the University of Nottingham, and current Millfield Chemistry teacher Duncan Armour, who left the pharmaceutical industry in 2010 to become a teacher.

Spending the day with former pupils, the Lower Sixth were able to pose questions to the attendees in a Q&A session in the Meyer Theatre, as well as breaking out into groups according to their areas of interest.

The break out groups gave pupils the chance to ask more detailed questions about each career and find out more about the motivations each OM had to pursue their chosen path. Senior Prefects had the added opportunity to each host one of the returning OMs throughout the day, allowing pupils to get to know the OMs on a one to one level.

Millfield School Independent Somerset Millfield Pupil Call Up To World Para Athletics Junior Championships

Year 11 pupil Daphne Schrager has been selected for the inaugural World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland to be held between 3-6 August

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2017.

The championship offers an opportunity for developing athletes who are on the pathway towards individual medal success at a future senior world championships or Paralympic Games.

Daphne will compete in the T35 100m and 200m at U18 level.

Daphne’s coach, Millfield Director of Athletics, Alan Richardson commented, “There is no greater honour than representing your country and Daphne’s selection is reward for her hard work, dedication and professionalism. We are all very proud of Daphne and I am confident that it will be a stepping stone to greater long term success.”

Millfield School Independent Somerset Diverse Creativity at Arts Week

Arts Week brought the school year to an energetic close with a mixture of music, dance and drama from pupils throughout the school.

Our Poetry Festival

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welcomed back guest presenter Zata Banks, founder of PoetryFilm, who introduced the concept of film poems earlier this year. Pupils in Years 9, 10 and Lower Sixth made their own individual and group films for the festival using IPads to film, edit and present their work. Submissions included delightful stop-motion animations, time-lapse mood pieces, striking text-on-screen films and filmed performances of original poetry. Zata Banks selected winners from each year group. Well done to Jack Vickers (Year 9), Alistair Atkinson, Charlie Powell and Sam Wardell (Year 10) and Laura Woodward, Charlie Mullins, Rosie Smith, Glynn Jenkins, Oliver Lawrence and Freddie Mehigan (Lower Sixth). In addition, the Millfield Muse Maverick Award went to Elodie Jolliffe, Saphia Soualah, Alice Nanton and Tierney Ruhan.

Music for a Summer’s Evening rounded off the music concerts with a light-hearted repertoire from ensembles and chamber groups alike, including ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, ‘Steal Away’ and ‘Moon River’.

The Let’s Dance Showcase was themed around dance fusion this year, bringing together cultural dance styles with modern styles. The dancers were joined by professional dance company ‘Chhaya Collective’ who have been working with a group dance pupils this term, with the evening ending with an performing an extract of their own work. Pupils demonstrated their ballet skills through a selection of dances from the Nutcracker (2nd Act) as well as a fusion of Spanish, Indian, jazz and street styles. Pupils from Year 5 at Millfield Prep also joined the performance with an upbeat dance fusing African and street styles.

This year’s Junior House Plays were rehearsed and performed in only one day. Year 9 pupils joined their new houses for the day and performed alongside Year 10 drama pupils. Lower Sixth drama pupils directed the seven group performances with each exploring different scenes from Roald Dahl, including lively, inventive interpretations of ‘Matilda’, ‘The Witches’ and ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’. OM Alec Poore joined as a guest judge and awarded prizes for Best Acting, Best Direction and Best Play.

Congratulations to Year 9 pupils Kitty Chapple, Pia Lewis, Henry O’Sullivan and Jami Schluetter, who received acting awards.

Awards for Best Lower Sixth Directors went to pupils Verity Harrison-Allan, Beth Lewis and Lucas Wilson. Best Lower Sixth Writer’s awards went to Asha Colmar and Wen Tso-Kuang, and the award for Best Lower Sixth Theatre Maker went to Lena Gildam-Clark.

The Junior House Play cup for Best Play went to ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ (St Anne’s, Joan’s Kitchen and Kernick, directed by Lower Sixth pupils Georgia Webb and Tommy Norman).

See photos here.

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