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Taster Day for prospective pupils

‚ÄčOur Taster Day on Friday 17 March was full to bursting with prospective pupils who arrived in glorious spring sunshine ready for an action packed day.

After a welcome by Headmaster Magnus Bashaarat, who explained that the aim of the day was for the children to get a really good feel for what life is like at Milton Abbey, everyone chose a sports activity –either golf, hockey, netball or lacrosse led by our specialist sports coaches.  
This was followed by a choice of spending time in the Art Department, the Design and Technology workshop or the Hospitality kitchen.   Amid lots of fun and laughter everyone produced either a work of art, an impressive electronic gadget or some delicious smelling mini quiches and bakewell tarts to take home.   
Lunch in the Abbot’s Hall, our dining room dating back to medieval times, was followed by ‘woodland activities’ for some alongside Milton Abbey pupils from the CCF who helped with a range of games in the woods or Music and Drama in the New Barn Theatre.  Parents returned for tea in the King’s Room at the end of the day to find some happy, tired and quite messy children keen to tell them about their day.  We very much look forward to welcoming back all the families who visited us. 
Isabella Hopps enjoyed her day so much she emailed to say, “…how much I enjoyed my Taster Day at Milton Abbey.  Now, thanks to that day, I have my heart set to try to get into Milton Abbey. I feel it is such a wonderfully welcoming and warm environment with so many amazing people. I enjoyed all the activities provided and would love to come and do some again.”
Headmaster Magnus Bashaarat said, “Days like this, organised by our Admissions team, are a great way for prospective pupils to test out what it would be like to be a pupil here at Milton Abbey.  The focus is on fun and activities are led by a mixture of older pupils as well as staff so children get a really good feel for the School.  It was lovely to see so many pupils taking part in the Taster Day from a wide variety of schools across the country and overseas.”