the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
10 March 2017
We ended last week with a celebration of World Book Day. Enjoying the books we read is very important in Prep and a day spent dressed as some of our favourite characters certainly helps. 5E and Mrs Scott Dickins started our day with the telling of the story of ‘The Man in Search of his Luck’. This year each class also used the variety of different characters they had chosen to create new stories. A group was selected from each year to tell their new story in a special assembly this week.
Whilst stories were being woven in the Prep School our Year 6 Netball Squad set off to Portsmouth for their annual tour. They played very well in the tournament held at St John’s College on Saturday with the A team finishing in second place and the B team in third. We were delighted to hear that Priya Patel was voted Player of the Tournament. Our congratulations to them all. You will be able to read more about this trip next week.
There were more congratulations for Rebecca in our Celebration Assembly on Monday on winning the class for her age, the Open Sonata Class and the Brenda Pearsall Memorial prize for the most promising pianist at the Dudley Festival of Music.
The girls have been busy taking part in the various subject challenges during the year and this week Mrs Eveleigh and her Science monitors launched the British Science Week independent challenge. Girls are invited to enter a poster displaying their research on a topic that interests them. In their choice they should try to include some form of scientific change. The Science monitors gave the girls examples of the types of questions they might investigate. Mrs Eveleigh has a dramatic experiment ready to demonstrate if we receive 100 entries so budding scientists please enter.
On Wednesday, Year 3 discovered some interesting facts about the Saxons which you can read more about separately whilst our Year 6 Gymnasts were competing in the Birmingham Schools Main Gymnastics Competition. Mollie and Jaya competed with three Year 7 girls who had all been in the Prep School. These girls were in the Red team which was placed first. The Blue team comprising Arriella, Emilia, Harriet, Daisy, Jemima and Samah was placed second in the competition. We also congratulate Mollie who won gold and Jaya who won silver in the individual floor, vault and overall events. Well done to all.
We were delighted that Mr Wilkins from Senior School joined us in assembly on Thursday to judge the Story Telling Competition. The girls had clearly worked well together and we enjoyed their tall tales. The winning group came from Year 4.
We have ended this week with our Prep Young Musician of the Year finals and we will report the results next week when we are also looking forward to welcoming Year 1 and Reception parents to Year group assemblies and Year 5 parents to the Cranedale evening.
We also wish good luck to the swimmers competing against Bromsgrove and to all of the girls taking LAMDA examinations next week.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News - 10 March 2017
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