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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

18 September 2015

We began our second week back with the announcement of all other posts of responsibility in Year 6. The girls are now ready to help with a range of activities in their roles as Science monitors, Librarians, Playground Activity Leaders, Book Shop monitors and Newshounds. We are sure they are going to be extremely helpful.

Further individual awards were presented in our Celebration Assembly. We congratulated girls on their achievements in swimming, LAMDA, golf, Stagecoach, a talent show and Music examinations. Year 1 and 2 girls were also pleased to receive their first Well Done certificates of the new term. We are particularly proud of Sienna Raju who received an award for having donated some of her hair to a charity which makes wigs for children who have cancer. Congratulations to all girls!

We always enjoy welcoming visitors to school and on Wednesday this week 5E girls were treated to an authentic rendition of the North East folktale of The Lambton Worm. The girls studied the story of how a monstrous worm terrorised a small village and was eventually slain by 'Young Lambton'. They then changed the character of the main protagonist, thus creating their own versions of the story. These imaginative stories were retold in front of the class with confidence and humour. Our afternoon was topped off when Mr Hewison joined us to perform the poem of The Lambton Worm in its original Geordie form, complete with regional dialect. The girls were fascinated by this memorable and very enjoyable experience.


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