My journey at Combe Bank and Radnor House

I went to a primary school called Combe Bank which experienced a metamorphosis from Combe Bank to Radnor House.

I joined Combe Bank when I was 2 1/2 in their nursery , I leave 11 year olds. My journey at Combe Bank/ Radnor House has been very adventurous, interesting, filled with opportunities, and fun.  I have learnt so much in my time at prep school. I have had the so many opportunities, to learn an instrument, have speech and drama lessons lessons, extra swimming lessons, design my own school, experience different cultures lifestyle, learn french, design our own game and a lot more, one of my most fond memories at combe bank / radnor house has to be our amazing Olivia production, working with everyone, doing each others hair, getting each other our props , turning our classrooms into dressing rooms, it was such a enjoyable experience .  I have enjoyed my time their thoroughly, we have had a Mexico day, roman day,residential school trip to PGL and loads  more.  In 2015 we became a co – educational school, we were all a bit nervous about this but it all turned out  alright and we all became friends.

I think it was a great opportunity to experience a all girls school and a co- ed school as well, this has helped with my choice in secondary school, whether I work better in a co – ed learning environment or all girls. I have experienced small classes of 9 and big classes of 34 which I



think has also been another great opportunity. All the staff at my school are very supportive and really push us to make sure we reach our full potential. The staff are also very much emotionally supportive. I was very lucky to have been fortunate enough to have gone to Combe Bank however I am also looking forward to going to my secondary school tonbridge girls grammar school. I have been well prepared for my secondary school journey and now I look forward on embarking that journey.

I would like to thank all the staff at Combe Bank / Radnor house for making my journey so unforgettable and now I look forward to the new adventure I shall embark on in September.


Christmas Judo Competition

Tsukuru JudoOn 15th December 2013  I went to Tunbridge Wells for a pre-christmas judo competition.When we got there I felt excited and also nervous to the point when I started shaking. The announcer let everyone know that the 1:10 group should make their way to the mat, I was in the 10 past 1 group. I  walked onto the mat with my friend Abby , first we did warm ups before we actually started competing.

Then our names were called out and we went to the benches we were told to sit on. I was not in the first match which is always good because you can learn by watching others and their techniques to take your opponent down and win and what not to do so your opponent won’t take you down. I was in the second match, I attempted lots of techniques but the one that got my opponent down is called a leg sweep and the happy news was I won the first match.

The second match was harder and tougher, me and my opponent tried lots of techniques but it was likely to be a draw but then the referee said the next person to take the other down in the next 30 seconds will be the winner ,  luckily in the remaining 30 seconds I took my opponent down again using the leg sweep once more. The 3rd match I used a throw to get the opponent down and that throw is called a body drop  the last match was extremely tough but I won that one too.

When the medal ceremony started I felt nervous but once the bronze and silver recipients were announced I knew I was going to receive gold and I certainly did. As did my friend Abby.

Tsukuru Judo

Tsukuru_logoI ‘m happy everything went well! I love judo. Why don’t you have a go, ask your parents to find you a dojo and if you live in Kent I suggest Orpington Tsukuru judo club, maybe you might get a gold, but don’t force yourself. Enjoy though if you do have a go.