Bonkers for Conkers!

Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough…

Cleve House School in Knowle has thrown down the gauntlet with a challenge to other Bristol schools: “Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough!”

 The school is challenging other schools to take part in its annual conkers tournament.  Cleve House, an independent school for three to 11-year-olds, believes it is the only one in the city to have revived the traditional autumn playground game – and after four years of playing, would like children from other schools to join in the fun.

 This year all pupils from the main school challenged each other in a competitive tournament. Points were awarded for striking the opponent’s conker with bonus points on offer for smashing the conker off the other player’s string.

The pupils who won the much coveted ‘golden conker’ were Shay Bailey from Form 6 and Izzy White in Form 2. 

Youngsters from Little Cleve Nursery also joined in and were challenged to throw conkers into a basket for points.

 Headmaster Craig Wardle said: “It is lovely that this traditional game still takes place in our playground each year. We believe we are the only school in Bristol that still plays conkers, but if there are any that would like to take us on next year, we would love to hear from them.”

Breaking News: Conker Tournament was covered by The Post on Thursday 19th October and Bristol Observer 27th October – We were given an awesome double page spread in each! Dave Betts the photographer took the wonderful photos; if you would like to view them email Dave directly and ask for the link to the Cleve House Conker Gallery – You will not be disappointed! [email protected]

Thinking about you all - keep busy, stay safe and keep healthy in mind and body - love from us all at Cleve House!
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