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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

07 April 2017

We have ended what has been a very busy term with a number of exciting and interesting opportunities for the girls to extend their knowledge and skills. These were in addition to our wonderful Year 6 production of ‘The Lion King’, which was undoubtedly a major highlight.

Year 4 girls enjoyed their first residential school trip as they stayed at Culmington Manor for a series of outward bound-type activities. Meanwhile, Year 5 girls travelled back in time to the Victorian era with a trip to Ironbridge and a day spent in school as a Victorian pupil. You can read more about these experiences in the additional stories.

Science has also featured largely in our last few days of term. Year 1 girls visited Thinktank to extend their study of the body. They really enjoyed the hands-on nature of the science presentations.  We also closed our Science poster competition. Mrs Eveleigh was delighted with the number of entries and will submit our winners to the British Science Week Competition.

Westbourne girls were delighted this week by the visit of the two EHS Easter bunnies who hopped in from the school grounds to deliver some chocolate for the occasion. They have been enjoying looking out for signs of Spring and creating seasonal art work recently, and this visit was an added bonus.

In Kindergarten, as well as producing fluffy chicks and spring pictures, they have been studying the ‘u’ sound and really enjoyed reading Aliens Love Underpants. We hope any extra-terrestrial visitors like the underwear designs they created.

Our final day of term included our Celebration Assembly during which we presented a number of individual awards for climbing and Stage Coach success. We also reflected on all that has been achieved during this term. We presented Certificates of Achievement, Well Done Awards and our Care Bears. We congratulated our Year 6 girls on their Lion King success and this was followed by a very appropriate performance of a Swahili song presented by Year 4. The song translated as, ‘give us peace, give us courage.’

Mrs Waterworth also announced the winners of the Book bench design competition. All of the girls who entered will have the chance to work with the chosen artist who will set up the project in our new Art Studio next term. We look forward to bringing you news of the completed benches.

As is traditional we announced the results of any House competitions that have taken place during the term including the presentation of the House Point Cup. This term Frank House won both the House Point and the Netball trophies although the results were very close and we congratulate all girls for their efforts.

After hearing pleasing news that we have seven girls who have qualified for the mega finals of the 22nd  Delancey UK Chess Challenge our term ended with another tradition as Noor and Jaipreet, our Head and Deputy Head Girls, gave three cheers for the holiday and extra chocolate!

We wish everyone a happy holiday break from school and look forward to another fruitful term ahead.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School



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