Friday Headlines

the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

05 May 2017

We began this week catching up with news of the bank holiday weekend which I hope everyone enjoyed. In our first assemblies of the week the girls were pleased to receive badges for the posts of responsibility for the term ahead. This included the award of the Year 3 form and vice form captain badges for the first time this academic year. We also awarded a number of Music and Swimming certificates and a gold Scrapbook Challenge award. Radhika had undertaken some very interesting challenges and her scrapbook is beautifully presented.

In Year 2 there is much evidence of independent, hard work as the holiday Moon projects have been submitted. These are always very difficult to judge and this year is going to be no exception. The awards will be presented next week.

We are grateful to the Year 6 girls who acted as guides for visitors to our Open Day on Tuesday. As ever, there were numerous compliments about their confidence and knowledge of the school.

On Tuesday evening many parents and girls enjoyed the Senior School Fashion Show which showcased the work of the examination pupils. The girls in Years 4 and 5 had seen the dress rehearsal last week and it is clear why they had enjoyed the event with the innovative designs on display on the catwalk. It was also exciting to hear about the technical advances which are in place to take design and technology forward at EHS.

We have ended the week with several enrichment activities. For Year 2 girls this involved a morning of tennis activities at the Priory Club. Year 6 girls have spent an afternoon extending their knowledge of Classics in the Senior School department.

Thursday evening offered our musicians in Years 3 and 4 the opportunity to play in a Teatime concert. It was impressive to see how the girls’ skills have developed since the first of these events in the Autumn Term.

Next week is a busy one for our girls in Key Stage 2 with residential trips to France and Cranedale and day trips to the Golden Hinde and Lickey Hills. It will seem very quiet in school I am sure but we look forward to hearing more about their varied experiences. Bon voyage to them all!

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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