Badington House School

Dauntsey’s Lower School Pupils in their Element

Published Tuesday 19th of January 2016 01:00:46 PM

NEWS FROM DAUNTSEY’S Photographs show: Adam and Jo Hurst with one of their children and pupils relaxing at the Manor. Lower School Pupils at Dauntsey’s experienced a thrilling “night hike” at the weekend. More than 30 pupils, led by the School’s outdoor education teacher and Sixth Form volunteers, were dropped off some five miles from the School to walk back to the Manor, where hot chocolate and warm beds were waiting. The night hike is just one of a range of exciting activities planned by Housemaster Adam Hurst who joined in September 2015. The Manor is Dauntsey’s dedicated Lower School boarding house for boys and girls aged 11 to 14. Adam Hurst, Housemaster of the Manor said: “The Manor has a very special vibe. Being separate from the main School means the pupils are free to enjoy staying young for that bit longer. The Manor Woods and rural surroundings are a great asset and I often find pupils outside, playing games under the floodlights, or in some of the beautiful grounds we have here. “It’s such a homely environment – lessons take place up at the main site so, at the end of each day, it’s very much like coming “home” for the pupils…and the Manor staff. This year we have extended the range of fun activities – a particular favourite is the newly introduced “Hurst Hunt”, a popular outdoor game involving torches and running and hiding in the pitch dark after prep – it can be a pretty noisy affair!” Adam lives at the Manor with his wife and two young children. He is responsible for the day to day running of the Manor, and provides a link between the School, students and parents. Additionally, he coaches the U14 A Rugby and Hockey teams, and teaches English to three different year groups in the main School. Previous roles include Head of Sport at Caldicott Prep School and Assistant Housemaster at Shiplake College. ENDS
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