the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
17 March 2017
Last week ended with our exciting Prep Musician of the Year finals. All 25 finalists performed with much confidence in front of a delighted audience of parents and friends. The successful winners were Grace Edwards-Smith in Year 3, Claudia Jardine and Sophia Islam-Choudhury in Year 4, Rebecca Bazlov in Year 5 and Sophie Zhu in Year 6. The overall winner and worthy Prep Musician of the Year 2017 was Rebecca Bazlov. Our congratulations to all 199 entrants.
In our celebration assembly this week we presented our Well Done Certificates, Team gymnastics medals and a number of individual awards, including a green belt for Karate, a climbing award and a cup to Sophie Zhu for winning the U11 piano class at the Dudley Music festival.
We also announced the results of our competition to design a badge for the Prep Parliament members. Having changed the name of the former School Council the girls were challenged to design a new badge for our class representatives. These were voted for by the girls and the winning design was created by Anfisa in Year 4. We look forward to seeing these being worn in school.
Tuesday began with a class assembly presented by 3K. They transported us to the polar regions of the world. With the help of a friendly polar bear and penguin the Year 3 Scientists shared a range of interesting facts to explain the differences in the two regions. It was a lovely spring morning which helped to warm us up as we heard about the extreme temperatures. The girls worked very well together and we all extended our general knowledge.
On Tuesday evening, we welcomed Bromsgrove swimmers to EHS for a gala. We always look forward to swimming against this school as they are strong competition and everyone is keen to give of their best. We are delighted to announce a win which caused much excitement amongst the squad.
This week in Nursery the girls have been enjoying taking their learning outside and you can see more of their adventures in the separate story.
Our Year 6 Netball Squad also enjoyed being out of doors on Wednesday as they took part in the GSA Midlands area Netball Tournament featuring 7 schools. The competition was fierce but the girls played well together following their tour to Portsmouth. Congratulations to Northampton High School who retained the trophy.
We welcomed the parents of Year 1 girls on Thursday morning to the annual ‘Bodies’ Assembly. The girls presented songs and poems and displayed some of their art work all based on the topic of bodies which they have been studying during the term. They had learnt many words and actions and clearly enjoyed performing. Their enthusiasm was infectious.
Friday was the turn of Reception girls to entertain their parents and we will report on this next week.
We wish good luck to our swimmers taking part in the qualifying round of the ESSA competition and we look forward to welcoming parents to the Whole School Concert on Wednesday and to Prep Party on Friday of next week.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News - 17 March 2017
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