Senior Headmaster's Blog: Exciting opportunities

One of the most exciting opportunities that Felsted offers is the chance to take part in a Round Square exchange. We have sent students off to Germany, Spain, Denmark, Colombia, Peru, USA and Australia among other countries.

These exchanges provide the chance to stay with a family, and experience school in another country. You might develop your language skills, or just broaden your cultural horizons. You can make new friends, and explore a new country. Exchanges can run for two weeks, up to one term, although we would recommend that time away is carefully balanced with the course being studied here.

These exchanges are open to everyone, and if you are interested, please do speak to Mrs Grant ( or Mr Emmerson to find out more.

If the thought of packing your bags and heading overseas is daunting, why not take the chance to support one of the exchange students visiting Felsted. These global links are so valuable and the benefits are very long lasting.

Meanwhile, I have some congratulations to offer to our Netball, Equestrian, Hockey and Rugby teams, all of whom have enjoyed some great results recently. However, the team that has stood out the most has to be the wonderful cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast. Thank you to everyone who supported the show and while it is risky to single out individuals, the work of Howard Smith in transforming the Grignon Hall was remarkable, and the direction of Mel Donaldson quite exceptional.

Chris Townsend