This is what a couple of our students had to say:
"I was really looking forward to meeting Mike Gatting, and I was not disappointed in the slightest. It was great to meet someone so famous!" – Rishi, Year 6
"The best thing about meeting Mike Gatting was that he fixed my batting grip and I think that this will make me a more successful cricketer in the future, oh and my mother thinks he is fabulous!" – Esmaeel, Year 6
“Playing cricket alongside Mike Gatting was undoubtedly an amazing experience for all of us. We got into two teams and played a match, during which Mr Gatting would act as a coach; highlighting the aspects that each individual player was doing well and what aspect each one of us needed to improve upon. Whether you were an experienced player or just playing for fun, there was no question that we all learnt something new and enjoyed the session. Personalised feedback from such a famous cricket player is certainly not something that we can experience every day, and we were all thankful to receive such a great opportunity.” – Atharva, Year 12
During the afternoon Mr. Gatting gave an assembly to the entire Junior Campus. During this, he spoke passionately about what respect meant to him and why it is such an incredibly important part of our lives, be that at school, or in any aspect of our daily lives. A very fitting way to finish the half term focus on ‘Respect’. We were very grateful that he was able to be a part of BIS HCMC for a day, and we look forward to potentially having him back at some stage in the future. A huge thank you to Mr. Gatting, and indeed all the students and teachers involved for the positivity shown all afternoon.
Mr Chris McKelvie, Deputy Head Teacher, Junior Campus