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Jenni (nee Kilvert) Cresswell (2000)

jennie (kilvert) Cresswell2After studying Music, Performing Arts and Psychology for my A levels at Roundwood I then went onto Keele University to study Music and Psychology as dual honours. I continued to have singing lessons whilst at university. It was during this time that my university singing teacher convinced me to audition for the London Philharmonic Choir and I have been a member since 2005. I’ve had some amazing experiences with the choir including tours to Belgium, Germany, Greece, France, Australia and Kuala Lumpur. I’ve also recorded an album, taken part in the BBC Proms, been on the television, radio, sung for the Queen and at Buckingham Palace. I currently run the choir Instagram account and help to concert manage. Whilst all this was going on I spent a year as a teaching assistant in a primary school before training to be a teacher. I’m currently the music teacher in a large primary school near Wembley. I’m really excited to be here tonight and to see the talent of the current Roundwood students!

 

 

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RoundUp 117 : Friday 12th October 2018

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George Attfield (2014) et al star in Harpenden RFU defeat.

George Attfield2 Oct 2018Celebrations brought to a juddering halt

Harpenden’s day of celebration came to a juddering halt as Welwyn played the role of party pooper to perfection. A glorious sunlit day began with the Redbourn Lane-based rugby club officially opened their new £1.2 million all-weather pitch. The inauguration was performed by David Roberts, RFU council representative for Hertfordshire, who presented a commemorative vase to Harpenden president Peter Danby. And in expressing his immense pride in the facility, Danby paid a warm tribute to Darren Francey (club chairman), Peter Woodthorpe (secretary) and Philip Langford for heir huge efforts in bringing the project to fruition. But from there things began to unravel. Harpenden were second best in the derby clash and their promising start to their London North West Two campaign ended with a 22-19 defeat.

While they generally scrummaged and mauled well and there was no lack of effort, the end product was often marred by basic errors which resulted in the concession of a stream of penalties and turnovers. And it was from one of these penalties six minutes from time that Welwyn, who were ood value for the win, got their noses in front for the last time. Harpenden captain Oli Lacey was his usual honest self after the game. He said: “This was hugely disappointing. We made too many mistakes and there was a lack of discipline in key areas. “Despite all this, I still thought we might win but we let it go in the end.”

Harps were under pressure from the kick-off but after weathering the storm they failed to take advantage when stand-off Will Hales missed a penalty attempt on nine minutes. And six minutes later Welwyn took the lead through a Conor Boland try, aided by the departure of lock Ed Preston moments earlier for a yellow-card offence. But Harpenden hit back quickly with a fine try of their own, scored under the posts by outside centre Billy Sach after a strong run from Jack Murphy and

converted by Hales. More poor defence put Welwyn back in front, flanker Josh Milton, touching down under the posts, but Harpenden ensured parity at half-time when Jack Pennell went over in the corner. And they got the go-ahead try 15 minutes into the second-half. George Attfield got it, bursting clear for a try under the posts to give Hales the easy conversion.

All that good work, however, was undone five minutes later when Boland scored his second try of game. It meant the scores were tied at 19-19 going into the final 10 minutes but Harpenden’s discipline problems reared their head again with a penalty being given away, and Dave Fennell gleefully deposited the kick between the posts. Harpenden did have one more chance to level, but Hales’ penalty drifted wide of the posts.

Courtesy of Herts Advertiser ( Harpenden Edition), 2/09/2018. Picture: KARYN HADDON

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Post 16 Information Evening – Thurs 17th Jan 2019

The Post 16 Information Evening for applicants to the Sixth Form at Roundwood Park will be held on Thursday, 17th Jan 2019, from 6pm to 8:15pm

 

Please register interest by e-mailing sixthform@roundwoodpark.co.uk

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RoundUp 116 : Friday 28th September 2018

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Rotary Shoe Box Appeal

Every year, Roundwood Park takes part in the Rotary Shoe Box Appeal- we create boxes of presents to send to children in undeveloped countries all over the world so they can have presents for Christmas.

We are always trying to get more people involved and get more boxes sent to those who don’t get the benefit of treating themselves this Christmas.

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