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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

22 September 2017

This has been a busy week with final trials having taken place for our Gym and Netball Squads and our first curriculum enhancement trips of the year.

We began, as usual, with our Celebration Assembly where we recognised the academic and personal achievements of our Year 1 and 2 girls with the award of the Well Done Certificates. Our pupils have also been active outside the classroom and we congratulated Florence on passing Stage 8 in ice skating, Catrin for completing the Snowdon Walk and Polly for taking part in a cricket programme in the summer holidays. Year 5 girls have been facing challenges of their own and we were delighted to present bronze and silver certificates to eight girls for having completed up to 25 challenges.

During the week, we also presented badges to our class representatives for this term. We hope the girls will enjoy these posts of responsibility as Form and Vice Form Captains, Charity, Eco and Prep Parliament Representatives. We look forward to reporting further on their initiatives particularly after the first meeting of our Prep Parliament.

Tuesday brought the Eye Heroes team to EHS to extend their work on senses and to highlight how important regular eye checks are.

The autumn weather added to the successful first meeting of the Gardening Club on Tuesday at the Guinea Gardens Allotments. The girls harvested lots of vegetables including courgettes, marrows tomatoes, beans, potatoes and pumpkins. Hopefully the girls and their parents will enjoy using this produce in their cooking! We do hope many of you will be able to join us at the EHS Allotment on Sunday 15 October for an Open Day.

Wednesday and Thursday saw further opportunities for developing girls’ wider knowledge. Year 3 travelled back in time to Lunt Roman Fort and became Roman Soldiers for the day and you can read more in the additional article. Year 5, meanwhile, were looking to the future on a visit to Land Rover which included some computer coding activities.

We enjoyed meeting new parents at the EHSPA Reception in the week and as we look forward to future events I would like to remind parents of the Medical meeting on Monday 25 September. We also have an Open Day on Saturday 23 for prospective parents and we are grateful to the Prefects and House Captains for agreeing to act as guides.

Next week, on Friday 29 September we will be hoping to raise money for charity with the girls at our Macmillan Chocolate morning. We would like to invite parents to drop in to Prep Hall from 8.15 am if you would like to join us for a drink and biscuit before work.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

 

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