the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
20 April 2018
Last term ended on a historical note as the girls were transported back in time. Everyone enjoyed the trip to Victorian England as they watched the Year 6 musical production of ‘Oliver’; the Year 6 girls gave a very professional performance of the well-known story. Year 5 joined in with their trip to the Black Country Museum and their Victorian Day. You can read more about these experiences in the separate articles.
Year 3 also enjoyed a visit from a Saxon specialist from the KES Outreach programme. They learnt how Saxon princesses were treated in life and how they were prepared for the afterlife. The girls enjoyed the opportunity to sketch some Saxon artefacts too.
In the end of term Celebration Assembly we were able to reflect on the successes from the term and Certificates of Achievement were awarded. The House Point Cup was also presented to Johnson House.
Miss Howarth announced the school results of the ‘Design a Book Token’ competition and we congratulated Shayanna, Christy, Kubra, Aisha, Ritu and Alefiyah. Mrs Eveleigh also announced our results of the British Science Week Poster competition. Well done to our year group prize winners. For both of these competitions the girls’ work has been submitted to the National finals and we eagerly await news.
The girls in Westbourne were also delighted to receive an end of term treat when the Easter Bunny visited them with a basket full of seasonal eggs.
This term has begun with welcoming a number of new girls to our EHS community and we are sure they will settle in well. The Prep Parliament representatives have also introduced the new playground equipment which has been bought from their fund-raising efforts. We just hope that there is some good weather ahead for them to be able to enjoy using it.
Madame Hennous reminded the girls in Years 4 and 5 about the National Junior Language Challenge. This gives girls a chance to have a taste of a number of languages if they progress through the competition. The starter language for this term is Spanish and Madame Hennous will organise a language club for girls taking part. Girls should return letters to school by Monday 30 April if they would like to join in with this language challenge.
We have much to look forward to in the term ahead which starts with the finals of the Prep Young Musician of the Year. We will report the results next week.
We also wish our Year 6 girls and staff an enjoyable time in France.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News - 20 April
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