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Sponsored cycle to India
New chair of ISA
  Felsted School, Essex, Maths Teacher Joe Andrews and his
wife Verity are aiming to make
a difference for the Magic Bus children’s charity, by embarking on a five month sponsored cycle ride to the charity headquarters in Mumbai, India.
The couple, who are both taking sabbaticals from work, set off on their journey last month (August) chasing the summer all the way to India, with their journey leading them through western Europe, over the Alps and along the Dalmatian coast through Istanbul. They will cover 15 countries and at least 4000 miles. Joe and Verity have previously spent 6 weeks cycling around Columbia and also spent
some time in Scotland, but this will be by far the biggest adventure the couple have ever embarked on.
They are aiming to raise £2000 for Magic Bus Mumbai, one of Felsted’s partner charities which focuses on education and gender equality for children and young people.
Joe said: “Being a teacher it was important for me to partner with a charity with an educational focus and with Felsted having such a great link with the Magic Bus it was the obvious choice. I was lucky enough to visit India when I was
at school and it had a huge impact on me, as it does with all the pupils who visit each October with Felsted.”
Joe and Verity would welcome any donations to help their cause and to speak to any companies who may be interested in sponsoring them. For anyone who would like to help, their Just Giving page
is: fundraising/byjovebybike
The Independent Schools Association (ISA) has announced that Matthew Adshead has been elected by independent schools across the country as its Honorary Chair for 2018-19.
Matthew recently received the
ISA Chain of Office from the association’s President, Lord Lexden, at a ceremony at the House of Lords (pictured).
Neil Roskilly, ISA’s Chief Executive, said: “The prestigious role of
the association’s Chair reflects
the success of The Old Vicarage School, Derby, in recent years. Since joining the ISA in 2014, Matthew has served on the ISA National Executive Committee as the ISA Midlands Area Co-ordinator, providing generous guidance and support for Heads in that region. Matthew is a keen supporter of promoting state and independent school partnerships and does so with great success in his locality.”
Mr Adshead, said, “The ISA offers so many wonderful opportunities for children and students throughout the country, including
our own at The Old Vicarage School. The ISA supports the Head Teachers and their schools in membership with such fellowship and commitment, as well as offering outstanding continuing professional development. It was the best decision I made as a Head to join the ISA. I feel truly honoured to serve this exceptional association.”
ISA represents the interests of over 470 private schools in the UK. Established over 140 years ago, it is one of the founding members of the Independent Schools Council. ISA’s membership has grown by over 90% in the last ten years.
         Blue plaque for VC submariner
The King’s School Canterbury were granted the privilege of displaying the 9th ever blue plaque for the Royal Navy in recognition of Lieutenant Peter Roberts RN VC DSC (KSC 1931-35) one of only 14 submariners who have ever been Awarded the Victoria Cross.
The cadets paraded in the Memorial Court and the Presentation was attended by many distinguished guests. Rear Admiral Niall Kilgour CB inspected the cadets, engaging them all in conversation. The service was also attended by the son of Lt Peter Roberts RN VC
DSC, Guye Roberts (OKS) and family and several members of the Submariners’ Association.
Lieutenant Roberts (OKS) and Petty Officer Gould volunteered to remove bombs from the casing of their submarine H.M.S. Thrasher. There was a very great chance, and they knew it, that the submarine might have to crash-dive while they were in the casing. Had this happened they would have drowned.
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  Among those pictured:
Back left – Mark Taylor (Bursar at The King’s School)
Front second from left - ‘Admiral of the Fleet the Lord
Front third from left – Peter Roberts (Headmaster of The King’s School) Front fourth from left – Guye Roberts OKS
Front fifth from left - Rear Admiral Niall Kilgour CB
Front sixth from left - Sir Hugh Michael Robertson KCMG PC D

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