Clifton School in Durban embarked on their annual UK cricket tour on the 21 June 2016. They landed in the UK on the 22 June and headed straight to their first fixture against Caldicott School. They were set to play a number of fixtures against some top schools namely: Aldro School, Abberley Hall School, Kings College Wimbledon, Moulsford School, Feltonfleet School, Cumnor House School, Lambrook School and Brockhurst School. They then got the opportunity to enjoy a couple of days in London, sightseeing and shopping! They visited The Lords Cricket Ground, enjoyed a theatre show, visited The London Dungeon and did the Thames Barrier Explorers Voyage. While travelling around London they were issued travel cards to make use of the undergrounds and the local buses. The group were accommodated at The St. Giles Hotel while in London. Clifton School returned to South Africa on the 06 July 2016.
Cornwall Hill College departed for the UK on 24 June 2016 for their annual cricket tour. They sent 14 boys and 2 staff members. On arrival they enjoyed a tour of the famous Lord's Cricket Ground. They played 8 matches during their 16 day tour. Schools included Bedford School, Twyford School, Kings Hall School, Westbourne House School and Monkton Combe School. Near the end of their tour they spent 2 nights in London where they enjoyed the beautiful sights of the city including a theatre production of Matilda, a visit to London Dungeon, Madame Tussauds and the London Eye.
Eton College from the UK sent their 1st and 2nd XV Teams to South Africa in June/July 2016. They began their tour in Cape Town where they participated in the Independant Schools Rugby Festival at Bishops Diocesan College. Following this, they enjoyed some sightseeing including visits to Table Mountain, Robben Island and Newlands Rugby Stadium. They then assisted Goedgedacht School in repairs to their school and also enjoyed a match against them. It was off to the Garden route after this where they played fixtures against Kingswood College and Woodridge College. In between these fixtures they stayed a few nights at the beautiful Kariega Game Reseve!
Grey High School, from Port Elizabeth, sent their 1st XI cricket team and 2 staff to the UK in June. The group departed Port Elizabeth for London on the 19th June and spent 15 nights touring the UK. While on tour, they played matches against local schools such as Magdalen College, Wellington College, Dulwich College and Millfield School, to mention a few. The group also spent 2 nights in London, where they visited the London Eye and Madame Tussauds. The group also enjoyed a tour of the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground. The group departed London on the 5th July for Port Elizabeth.
Reddam House Waterfall Estate sent their 1st team hockey boys and girls on a tour to Kwa-Zulu Natal. Both teams played matches against Winston Park Primary School, Hillcrest Primary School, Chelsea Preparatory School and Ashton Ballito Preparatory School. The group visited uShaka Marine World, the Wave House at the Gateway Shopping Centre and enjoyed some beach time! The group consisted of 28 students and 4 staff.
St Alban's College from Pretoria sent their Cricket boys on a 10 day tour to the United Kingdom in June/July 2016. They began their tour playing fixtures against Uppingham School, Bedford School and King's Wimbledon before spending 2 nights in London enjoying the main sights. The group ended their tour at Eton College where they participated in the 3 day Eton Festival before returning home. There were 13 boys and 2 staff.
St David's Marist Inanda College travelled to the United Kingdom with their 1st XI cricket team consisting of 14 boys and 2 staff. They played against many well known schools such as King's College, Taunton, Canford School and Charterhouse School as well as participating in the very popular Cricket Festival at Tonbridge School. They enjoyed a few nights in London where they had the opportunity to watch a West End Show and visit London Eye.
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St. Andrew's College from Grahamstown sent their choir on a tour of Russia in June 2016. The group comprised of 36 boys and 5 staff members. They spent 3 nights in Moscow and 2 nights in St. Petersburg. During their time in Russia, they also performed at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow and the Youth Forum VSMYSLE. The group enjoyed some sightseeing whilst in Russia as well. Some of the sightseeing highlights include: the GUM Store, Red Square, Kremlin Grounds and Cathedral, Arbat Street souvenir market, Stalin's bunker, Kolomenskoye Estate, Museum of Great Patriotic War, Borodino Panarama, Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress and Saviour of the Spilled Blood Church. The choir then travelled to Sochi where they competed against other international choirs at the World Choir Games. After the competition, the group returned to Port Elizabeth after a wonderful tour!
St. Stithians Boys’ College sent a choir group to Russia in June 2016. The group departed Johannesburg for Moscow, where they spent 2 nights. While in Moscow, the boys visited Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, the Kremlin grounds, Red Square. The choir were honoured to perform for the delegates at the South African Embassy in Moscow. After their time in Moscow, they boarded a high speed train to St. Petersburg. While in St. Petersburg, they visited the Hermitage, Nevsky Prospekt, the Palace Square and the Peter & Paul Fortress. The group then travelled to Sochi where they competed against other choir groups from around the globe at the World Choir Games. Following their 6 night stay in Sochi, they travelled back to Moscow before departing for Johannesburg.
The Leopards team consisted of a mixed team of players from Cape Town and Durban. They travelled to the UK on the 23 June 2016 to play in a series of matches against some of the top schools. Fixtures included games against: Eton College, Winchester College, Harrow School, Wellington College, Oratory School, Worth School and Portsmouth Grammar School. The boys had a tour jam packed with exciting cricket games and sightseeing! They spent 2 days in London and visited the Lords Cricket Ground, enjoyed a theatre show, visited Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and had some free time for shopping. They returned to South Africa on the 08 July 2016.
Thomas More Prep sent their Cricket and Netball Teams on a tour to the United Kingdom in June/July 2016. They travelled with 14 boys, 10 girls and 5 staff members. Schools that they played against included Highfield School, Brighton College, Newland House Scool, St Catherine's School, Papplewick School, St George's Ascot, Moor Park Prep, Cheltenham Prep School, Warminster School and Eagle House School. Following all their fixtures, they enjoyed 2 nights in London with a visit to the London Eye as well as an evening cruise on the Thames!
Uplands College went on a Cultural Tour of Contrasts to Eastern Europe in June/July 2016! Their first stop was Berlin where they enjoyed a Berlin walking tour on arrival. Other sightseeing visits in Berlin included the Berlin Wall, Potsdamer Platz, The Jewish Museum including the Holocaust Memorial as well as an interesting Graffiti Tour and Workshop! It was then on to Prague where they visited Stare Mesto / Old Town, the Museum of Communism and they also got to attend a Black Light Theatre Show and a Ghost Tour! Budapest was next on the itinerary reached by overnight train and it was a busy day visiting Heroe's Square, Vorosmarty Square, Matthias Church, Fisherman's Bastion, Margaret Island an evening cruise on the Danube ends the day. Vienna included visits to the Museum Quarter Street Art Passage, MUMOK, St Stephan's Cathedral as well as the Natural History Museum to name a few. It was then off to Munich where they spent 3 days exploring. A bike tour of the city, visits to Neue Pinakothek, Dachau Concetration Camp and Neuschwanstein Castle were included. After a wonderful tour they returned back to South Africa.