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Winter Edition 2018

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Awesome creative alumni interviews with David Linley, David Yarrow, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and your ultimate Christmas gift guide make this our best edition yet!


PROFILE HOTshots Supporting the next generation of clay pigeon enthusiasts within our schools and beyond Clay pigeon shooting has grown enormously in popularity amongst children recently and has become a recognised sporting fixture in many Independent schools across the country. For those not enamoured of rugby pitches or hockey sticks, shooting clays combines all of the best aspects of sportsmanship: skill, team spirit, razor sharp reactions, hand-eye coordination and a much needed competitive edge. Moreover, mastering clays is a unique way for children to connect with nature and the outdoors. As Will Pocklington, editor of Fieldsports magazine notes: ‘What a way to see new places, really learn about wildlife, meet new people, and stay active. There are myriad qualities youngsters can learn from being in the field. Respect, responsibility, appreciation, empathy... It really is a classroom like no other’. Holland & Holland is committed to promoting this quintessentially British sport for the next generation. With over a 100 years of experience, it is no surprise that they are renowned leaders in their field with a reputation as traditional gunmakers with a modern outlook. Catering for the world’s most discerning shots has always been a priority. At their shooting grounds, children will be able to experience the luxury, heritage, and expertise synonymous with this historic name. Based in Greater London and less than five minutes from Northwood tube station, Holland & Holland’s stunning grounds offer over 65 shooting stands, each presenting an array of challenging targets for all levels. They employ six permanent instructors who boast over 150 years of teaching between them. Their unique knowledge and insight can help your child develop and master this challenging and exciting sport. Early professional tuition can give your children (9 year plus) a good grounding in the art of shooting whilst also ensuring that bad habits don’t develop, something that can so easily happen without an expert’s guiding hand. To this end, Holland & Holland are leading the way in providing incredible facilities and courses that provide for the next generation of shooting enthusiasts. Holland & Holland are pleased to offer 10% off lessons with our trained instructors between January and May to pupils and their parents. All abilities are welcome! For more information please call 01923 825349 and quote ‘School Notices’. 28 ★ W I NTER 18

COMPETITION INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS CLAY PIGEON CHAMPIONSHIPS Holland & Holland in partnership with School Notices are proud to announce the launch this Spring of their prestigious annual competition to Independent Schools across the country “It is with the younger generation that the future of shooting lies. It is incumbent upon organisations such as ours to ensure that the skills of shooting and saety in the field are passed down through future generations.” Daryl Greatrex, MD of Holland & Holland Taking place this Spring, on the 21st March 2019, the Holland & Holland School Notices Independent Schools Clay Pigeon Championships brings children, parents and alumni together for a fantastic day of competition whilst enjoying their grounds in Greater London. So start getting your team together for a day to remember and the chance to win for your school! THE COMPETITION Independent schools can enter teams of four across three different categories: 1. Junior Cup (9-13 yrs) 2. Senior Cup (13-18 yrs) 3. Alumni/Parents Junior and Senior Cup Winners will receive a magnificent trophy to display within their school until next year’s competition. Good luck! Participating Alumni/Parent teams have the chance to win a considerable donation to your chosen school’s charitable trust. TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY For more information on how to enter your team, please call School Notices on 01256 223060