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08 July 2022

This last week of the academic year has included a number of very important events. The week started with our Changeover Day when we welcomed new girls for September to join us. Everyone visited their new classrooms to meet their next teacher and to find out a little about the year ahead. Girls often feel a mixture of nerves and excitement on this morning.

Tuesday saw a focus on a different group of girls. This was the day we held our Leavers’ Celebration to acknowledge the contribution our Year 6 leavers have made to Prep over the years and you can find out more in the additional article. The celebrations carried on into the evening as the girls enjoyed a party organised by their parents. They enjoyed dancing together, a bouncy castle, photo booth, strawberry fizz, pizza and a chocolate fountain.  This was a perfect way to make their final Prep memory together.

In addition to the achievements of Year 6 we congratulate Mila who is achieving great things in tennis.  She has been accepted onto the National Pathway List for 2022, being identified as a hardworking and skilful young player.  She is currently ranked 17 in her age group and came fifth in a recent National Tour event.  What great news to share during Wimbledon Week.

We ended this last week with a bumper Celebration Assembly. We awarded Certificates of Achievement across all year groups demonstrating just how hard the girls work. There were our regular Courtesy Counts winners too celebrating exemplary manners and our trophies for the successes in the Junior Language Challenge. We announced the overall winners of the House Sports Day as Frank and the House Swimming Gala also as Frank. Well done to all.  

We also awarded prizes for the Big Battery Hunt. This year it was the contribution of whole classes rather than individuals that were looked for.  It was a well done to all classes as we filled 2 large bins of batteries and have sent them off for recycling to make new batteries, plastics and ceramics. Overall, 51% of Prep brought in at least one battery which shows that many of us are keen recyclers. I know many of you only use rechargeable batteries at home too and couldn't bring in any disposable batteries. We have 2 winning classes; one in Key Stage 1 and one in Key Stage 2. These are both classes where every single person and teacher brought in at least one battery to recycle. They should be very proud of themselves. The winners are: 2S and 5F.

As part of the Year 6 Enrichment Programme the girls became true entrepreneurs and our winners of this year’s Dragons’ Den were:  Health Pups App in first place, Style Saver in second place and The Maths Machine in third.   Our EHS Dragons, Mrs Hartley, Miss Robinson and Mrs Aston were extremely impressed and happy to invest!
There were individual medals for Anna and Haneen for swimming and for Dimitra for tennis in competitions in their clubs.  More sporting success for our fencers with 7 girls receiving their Bronze Foil Award.

We finished our last assembly of the year with our customary ‘Three cheers for the holiday’ guided by Eliza, Kavya and Anna, our out-going Head and Deputy Head Girls who have been an excellent team.

We wish all of our families well for the holiday and good luck to those members of our community who are leaving EHS this year.  We look forward to seeing everyone refreshed after a good break.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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