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Chris Brown, Gresham’s Cricket Coach and Norfolk Emerging Players Programme lead has taken to the stage at the England and Wales Cricket Board Coaches Association (ECB CA) National Conference.

Chris joined an impressive line-up of speakers including England cricketing greats, Jonathan Trott, Graham Thorpe and Ian Salisbury.  As a spin consultant on the ECB’s Elite Spin Bowling Programme, Chris delivered ‘Spinning it up’, a presentation that included practical exercises, to a packed conference hall.

Published in Norfolk News

Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood, near North Walsham, and Pretty Corner Woods, near Sheringham, have again been named amongst the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag for 2017/18.

This is the thirteenth year in a row that Holt Country Park has been able to fly the Green Flag, which denotes a welcoming, safe, clean and well-managed site.

The award demands year-on-year improvement for the status to be retained.

Published in Visitor Guide

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal flew in to Gresham’s by helicopter at the weekend to officially open Gresham’s new music school, the Britten Building and to hand out prizes to pupils at the annual Speech Day celebration.

Her Royal Highness was the Guest of Honour for the Senior School Speech Day in her new role as The Prime Warden of The Fishmonger’s Company.  As part of that role, she will be Gresham’s Ex Officio Governor.

Princess Anne was met by an excited group of Pre-Prep and Prep pupils who were eagerly waving Union Jack flags as she made her way to the School’s Memorial Chapel to enjoy a service for Upper Sixth leavers and their parents.

Published in Norfolk News

Archery, street dance, multi-sports and football among a wide range of sports and activities on offer for youngsters this summer 

A huge range of children's activities will be on offer at North Norfolk District Council-managed community sports centres during the Summer school holidays.

The sessions will offer healthy and fun activities for youngsters aged between 4 and 12.

Published in Clubs & Societies
Saturday, 06 May 2017 00:00

Opening concert held at new music school

Gresham’s School’s Senior and Prep School children, together with its quartet-in-residence, the Albion Quartet, delighted the first audience to attend a concert at the Britten Building, the school’s new music school and sixth form centre.

Benefactors, acousticians, surveyors, engineers and architects came together to celebrate their creation where they enjoyed a full programme of music featuring the school’s choir ‘Schola Cantorum’, musicians from the Prep and Senior School and the Albion Quartet in the new Fishmongers Recital Hall. The Fishmongers Recital Hall features a splendid Steinway piano, hand selected from the home of Steinway & Sons in Hamburg.

Published in Music Scene
Friday, 24 March 2017 00:00

Norfolk Festival of Nature

The Norfolk Festival of Nature at Gresham’s, a celebration of the county’s unique countryside, returns to Holt on 16 – 18 June 2017 with a fantastic new family friendly line-up.

The opening event on Friday 16 June welcomes well-known television presenters and wildlife lovers, Martin Hughes-Games (BBC’s Springwatch) and Iolo Williams (BBC Wales) for an amusing and informative show.  The ‘Wildlife Road Trip’ will be packed with facts and fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Published in Norfolk News

Move over Buster the Boxer, this Christmas is all about the return of Benson the black Labrador.

Benson, a familiar sight at Gresham’s School, Holt, returns to print for his ninth calendar.  The money raised from the sales will again be split between two service charities; Help for Heroes and Walking with the Wounded.

It is likely that the 2017 edition will be the penultimate calendar as Benson as he has been going progressively blind since February which has curtailed many of his activities and photo opportunities.  In previous editions, Benson can be seen at ease in the presence of military personnel in various locations across the country, and although he no longer goes out and about, he is still a firm fixture at the School.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:00

Gresham’s teachers complete ultra marathon

Gresham’s teachers, Chris Cox, Ben Green and David Saker have completed their first ‘Ultra Marathon’, raising £2745 for two charities.

The trio endured extremely hot weather conditions, rough terrain, severe cramp and aching legs to complete the ‘South Coast Challenge’, a gruelling off-road 100km race from Eastbourne to Arundel, during the August Bank Holiday weekend.  

Chris and Ben took part in the challenge to raise money for ‘Thinking of Oscar’, a charity which aims to improve the experiences of young children and their families while they are in hospital care and to provide for the development of research and development into and the provision of improved diagnostic techniques and technology for paediatric care.

Gresham’s teachers, Chris Cox, Ben Green and David Saker will take on their first ‘Ultra Marathon’ in August to raise money for two charities.

Chris, Ben and David have signed up to take part in the ‘South Coast Challenge’ during the August Bank Holiday weekend and are hoping to complete the gruelling off road 100kms from Eastbourne to Arundel in less than fifteen hours.

Chris and Ben are running for ‘Thinking of Oscar’, a charity which aims to improve the experiences of young children and their families while they are in hospital care and to provide for the development of research and development into and the provision of improved diagnostic techniques and technology for paediatric care.

David is taking part in the challenge to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society which seeks to support people suffering from dementia and to fund world-class research with the ultimate goal of defeating it.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 00:00

Green Flag awards in North Norfolk

Holt Country Park, Sadler’s Wood and Pretty Corner, near Sheringham, have again been named amongst the best open spaces in the UK, winning the right to fly the prestigious Green Flag for 2015/16.

It is the eleventh year in a row that Holt Country Park, which, like the other two winners, is run by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC), has earned a Green Flag for being welcoming, safe, clean and well-managed.

Published in Visitor Guide
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