It has been an absolute joy to hear the happy sounds of the children filling our grounds over the past few days as well as hearing one of the most iconic of sounds, the sound of leather on willow. For many people, there is nothing like taking that crucial wicket, a stunning drive or a fine catch on Lambrook’s Edrich Oval pitch, on a beautiful summer’s afternoon. Lambrook has been playing cricket since its foundation back in 1860, when it was England’s national sport, and it has continued to be enjoyed year on year by our Lambrook pupils.

The excitement and anticipation for sport this summer term has been truly palpable, and our pupils have been quick to get some practice in since Wednesday. They have been playing cricket anywhere and everywhere, using anything that they can find as stumps as well as dashing around the athletics track and jumping into the long jump pit – for some pupils it is a familiar return to these sports as seasoned players and athletes, and for others, it is a fantastic opportunity to try something new. Either way, with the anticipation of cricket matches and of course, our legendary Lambrook Sports Day, they have thrown themselves into their Games and PE lessons with their characteristic enthusiasm.

And this energy has not just been reserved for the Sports field and cricket pitches. The children have started the summer term with an outstanding attitude and desire to learn and have already been impressing their teachers and peers. The Pre Prep children have been focusing on their outdoor world, the Prep School have been focusing on the benefits of ensuring that our natural environment is sustainable for the future, our senior pupils have been working extremely hard in preparation for their future school and Common Entrance examinations, and we have an exciting Roman Day to enjoy tomorrow.

I look forward to seeing the Middle and Upper School children at Saturday school and, of course, seeing them in action on the cricket pitches in the afternoon. We are delighted that our children are once again able to play competitive sport and we hope that it won’t be too long before we are able to welcome parents back on site to enjoy watching matches together once again.

With best wishes for a restful weekend.

Jonathan Perry

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