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Palma non sine pulvere Brockhurst and Marlston House School

Next open morning

11 May 2019

10:30 - 12:00

Twin schools combining the best features of single-sex and co-education for children aged two and a half to thirteen

Fishing Club members have tight lines for the start of the season

Late April is always an exciting time for the fishing club. The mix of mature rainbow trout and much younger fish. Several pupils helped Mr Walters transfer the fish into the lovely fishing lakes on the school land.  Later the same day, as evening was gathering (along with the midges!) a good number of boys and girls tried their hand at fly fishing, siome for the first time.  As can be seen, many were successful.

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Many readers will be familiar with Tennyson's poem The Brook, which could indeed have been written while sitting beside the very stram the pupils were fishing.

The Brook :

I come from haunts of coot and hern;

I make a sudden sally 

And sparkle out among the fern,

To bicker down a valley. 

By thirty hills I hurry down,

Or slip between the ridges,

By twenty thorpes, a little town,

And half a hundred bridges. 

Till last by Philip's farm I flow

To join the brimming river,

For men may come and men may go,

But I go on for ever. 

I chatter over stony ways, 

In little sharps and trehles,

I bubble into eddying bays, 

I babble on the pebbles. 

With many a curve my banks I fret

By many a field and fallow,

And many a fairy foreland set

With willow-weed and mallow. 

I chatter, chatter, as I flow 

To join the brimming river,

For men may come and men may go,

But I go on for ever. 

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