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This morning’s Remembrance Day Assembly shared the story of George Chapman Bradbury, 1883-1917. An Air Mechanic in the Royal Flying Corps, George Bradbury – great uncle of Third Former Charlotte – was killed when a German bomber carried out a night-time raid on the aerodrome at Abeele, Belgium. Third Formers visited his grave at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery during their trip to Ypres last month – almost 100 years to the day since George Bradbury died, on 31 October 1917.

Looking ahead, tomorrow we will welcome over 140 ten year olds to a detective-themed Preview Day, where their various missions will include de-coding, clue solving, conducting scientific experiments and photography darkroom work – a nod to Sherlock Holmes’ creator Arthur Conan Doyle, whose daughter Mary was one of Prior’s Field’s earliest pupils. 11 of the children will stay overnight for a Junior Boarding taster; huge thanks to boarding staff and students who will help them to have fun and feel at home.

Thanks also to those staff who orchestrated trips abroad during half term – you can read about several of them in this and next week’s newsletters; from Medieval History to French exchanges, girls have risen to exciting and new challenges.

Tracy Kirnig