Two Birchfield pupils have been enjoying the limelight recently. Grace Seedhouse, 13, was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Rachael Heyhoe Flint Cricket Award, set up in memory of the pioneering cricket star who died in January 2017. According to one of the selectors, ‘Grace really stood out . . . She has beautiful timing and is calm under pressure. She has a fierce desire to learn and improve, which often makes the difference between a good player and a great one.’
Grace is thrilled at the award and hopes that “it will give me the chance to try to fulfil my dream of playing cricket for England. Rachael Heyhoe Flint set the standard as one of the greatest female cricketers of all time and I really hope I can live up to her example.”
Further down the school, nine-year-old Jay Barchha had the exciting opportunity of being Head for the Day. Jay took up the mantle with aplomb, starting the morning on gate duty, welcoming pupils and parents into school. This was followed by morning assembly, which he helped lead with head Mrs Morris.
When interviewed by pre-prep pupils Jay observed, “It’s a lot of hard work and very busy, but on the upside, it’s nice to have a bit of power, but on the downside I have to say it is very, very busy!”
Birchfield caption: Mr Barchha greeting parent Mr Kenyon-Slaney with Bertie and Orlando Kenyon-Slaney