Wellow House School cricket coach Dan O'Kane bowls his first ever hat-trick, taking inspiration from his Year 7 pupil, Fred Haste, who achieved the same for the school only one month previously.
19th June 2017 — Fred Haste (12) managed the remarkable feat of a hat-trick for Wellow House School against Lincoln Minster in a school match in May. Fred actually bowled all three of his unfortunate opponents with excellent swinging yorkers.
Not to be outdone, his school coach Dan O’Kane (45) took his first ever hat-trick for Wellow village in the top division of the Newark Alliance Evening League against Farndon on Tuesday 13th June.
‘I was amazed that we’ve both managed this rare feat early in the same season,’ commented Mr O’Kane, ‘but Fred’s was more impressive than mine, as he didn’t have to rely on fielders to catch or the wicket keeper to stump the batsman. Mine was more of a team hat-trick really, but Fred’s was all his own work! He also managed it 33 years sooner in his life than his coach!’
Fred and ‘Sir’ are pictured with Bradley Lucas (12), who scored his debut fifty on Wednesday 14th June for Wellow House against Witham Hall. They are all spurring each other on.
Wellow House pupil hits a high note in prestigious competition
Wellow House School pupil Adwin Gu wins S. Anselm's Piano Competition
28th April 2017 — Talented young pianists gave outstanding performances to internationally-renowned judges at the S. Anselm’s Piano Competition recently – and it was a Wellow House School pupil who won the Junior Cup for Outstanding Talent.
Aged only 5, Adwin Gu stunned the audience with his incredible performance, and judges Ben Andrew (Head of Keyboard at Stowe School) and Alexis Ffrench (Head of Keyboard at Uppingham School) awarded him the top junior prize in the Finalists’ Concert. They also gave each participant valuable feedback and encouragement in mini-masterclasses after each competition class.
Adwin was delighted to receive his prize from Lady Edward Manners, who talked with enthusiasm about the inspiration all of the performers had given to her and all the musicians – both young and old – present in the audience.
S. Anselm’s Director of Music, Mark Percival said: “It’s so important for young pianists to have the opportunity to participate in an event of this type – whether they are just setting out on their musical journey or already an accomplished musician. To share musicianship and learn from other pianists is an enriching experience; it buildings performance skills, awareness and confidence, as well as all-important motivation through experiencing the joy of performing.’
“We’re immensely grateful to Lady Manners and to Ben Andrew and Alexis Ffrench for giving their time and support to the 2017 Piano Competition. It has been a great day and we look forward to following the progress and future success of all the performers.”
Wellow House Preparatory School rugby players spent an awe-inspiring afternoon with the Red Arrows. Following a spectacular display and fly-past, the boys met with the pilots and engineering team, making this truly special experience one to remember forever.
13th March 2015 — Rugby players from Wellow House Preparatory School, Nottinghamshire spent an awe-inspiring afternoon with the RAF's iconic Red Arrows, as part of the aerobatic team's community liaison programme. 'The skill and team-work of the pilots in the display and fly-past were mind-boggling and maybe something we could aim for on the rugby pitch,' said year 7 pupil Gusto Haste. 'The presentation about the technical side of the hawk jets was so spellbinding that for once we all sat in total silence and I think some of us have been inspired to pursue a career in engineering,' he added. The boys feel honoured to have been invited to what was a truly special day to remember.