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Prep News

23 March 2018

This has been a very busy week in Prep with many girls from Years 2-6 taking their LAMDA examinations.  The three examiners enjoyed their week and we were very pleased to hear how polite and well-mannered they found the girls to be.

Tuesday brought Science opportunities to both Years 1 and 2. To accompany Year 1’s Science topic about their bodies and keeping healthy, they enjoyed a lively and informative talk from a dentist, Dr Mehta, and her colleague, Natalie.  The girls learned how to keep their teeth in good condition, considering healthy and unhealthy food.  They also practised good brushing techniques and inspected Natalie’s teeth with special mirrors.  In Year 2 the girls were able to experience first-hand the properties of dry ice. 

In the evening, our Year 6 netball team had a very convincing win when they played Our Lady of Fatima School in the local league.  The score was 17 - 5 in EHS’s favour.  There was more netball to enjoy on Wednesday afternoon when we hosted a tournament for a number of GSA and other schools.  The beautiful Spring weather meant that the tournament could be played outside on the courts at EHS.  There were some very impressive skills on show and EHS ‘A’ team finished in second place.  Out congratulations to all players and thanks to the Year 13 girls who assisted during the afternoon.

Back at school Year 4 enjoyed a ‘Hot and Cold’ Science workshop whilst Year 5 girls were enjoying a lively presentation given by the famous poet, Michael Rosen at the Bournville Bookfest event.  You can read more about these two opportunities in the separate stories.

Year 4 girls have certainly been busy with their STEM subjects this week as they have also completed the Hour of Code Challenge.  We are hoping they will continue to develop their coding skills as this may offer career opportunities in the future.

We wished a group of our swimmers good luck as they set off to Newcastle-under-Lyme for the heats of the English Schools Swimming Association Relays on Thursday afternoon and we await news of their performance.

Next week is also busy with Year 1 trip to Thinktank, Year 3 Saxon Princess Workshop, Year 5 Victorian Day and, of course, the Year 6 production of Oliver on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

We break up on Thursday next week at 11.30 for Westbourne and 12.00 for Prep for a chance to recharge batteries after such a busy term.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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