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10 June 2022

The girls returned to school clearly having enjoyed the half term break and ready for a busy term ahead. This week was certainly a busy one.

Tuesday brought several visitors to school.  Year 1 hosted Major Mustard, the puppeteer, who helped them to make some puppets and to bring them to life through use of voice and actions.  Then in the afternoon Year 6 enjoyed a visit from Mrs Aston and her dogs Willow and Parker. This was part of the enrichment programme of activities for Year 6. They found out about the training regime needed for the dogs to compete in agility events and then enjoyed a practical demonstration of the dogs’ skills.
Year 6 girls also added visits to Lapworth Museum to their extensive enrichment experiences.  We look forward to hearing more about this trip.

On Wednesday, a team of Year 4 girls headed off to the Bronze Commonwealth Games Netball Festival ahead of the actual Games. Representing Australia, the girls rotated around a number of skill-based circuits led by a selection of England Netball coaches.   They particularly enjoyed the footwork and movement activities and also the opportunity to meet with Perry, the Games mascot.  We hope our Year 5 and 6 teams also enjoy the experience in the coming weeks.

Assemblies this week have offered the opportunities for girls to consider how we can help to protect the oceans on World Ocean Day and then to reflect on ways of keeping themselves safe in a range of different situations as part of Child Safety Week.

In our Celebration Assembly, we congratulated everyone who had represented the school this week including Sofia and Amaya who qualified for the national final of the Junior Language Challenge.  They had to learn Cornish for the final and you can read more about their success in the separate article.

We made some individual awards too.  Emily was presented with her Bronze Brownie Badge and Supreeta received an Independent Learning Award for her poster based on her research on the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Individual recognition and a Headteacher’s certificate was also given to Sanskriti who played in her first county cricket match representing Warwickshire against Staffordshire. She had a great game and her efforts were praised by both teams and the coaches and umpires, as Warwickshire were 12 runs for 6 wickets in only 4 overs until Sanskriti stabilised the innings scoring a partnership of 77 runs and helping her team to score 90 runs in total and a win by 19 runs. We are extremely proud of this achievement.

Next week we look forward to welcoming parents to our Summer Concert on Wednesday and to 1A’s Class Assembly on Friday.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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