It's official, NSB are world record holders.
On Wednesday, boys from across the school, with a little help from Alan Shearer, broke the record for the most selfies taken in three minutes. It wasn’t an easy challenge and we were still yet to break the record when we reached our third and final attempt. It was with great relief and anticipation when the Guinness World Records adjudicator revealed we had broken the record with a total of 134 selfies – that’s just one more than the previous record.
All 134 selfies can be seen, here.
Whilst boys and staff alike had great fun, it was also great to raise funds through the event which willbe donated to the Alan Shearer Foundation. The foundation was set up to support the Alan Shearer Centre in Newcastle: a highly specialist, disability, respite, residential and social provision for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments.
A big thank you to all those who took part, parents who donated to the foundation, Mrs Woosnam for organising the event and to Alan for his time.
NSB made their second visit to the world's largest schoolboy rugby tournament last week, this time entering the Under 14s tournament. The boys joined 146 other teams from around the UK and beyond in trying to qualify for the finals day as one of the group winners or best two runners up.
Last week seven boys returned from a week living with their host families and attending lessons at the Institution Notre Dame in Chartres, on the second leg of the Senior School French Exchange.
The boys participated in some fascinating visits. A guided tour of the stunning Chartres Cathedral was complemented with a stained glass workshop where our boys and their French counterparts had a go at producing their own works of art. Boys also visited the beautiful Chateau de Maintenon, where they learnt about its history as the home of the secret wife of Louis XIV.
Spending the weekend with their families, the boys were all taken to Paris where they were shown some of the famous sights, before returning to the French school on the Monday, to attend lessons in French. The boys coped admirably with the challenges of science and maths lessons delivered in French, and were excellent ambassadors for NSB helping out in English lessons.
The boys taking part have returned with greatly improved comprehension and speaking skills, and a first-hand experience of living in another culture. An experience to be recommended to all aspiring linguists!