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06 November 2020

The girls were ready for their half term break after a busy last week, which started with our celebration Harvest Assembly.  We are very grateful for all of the food items donated and thank parents for their generosity.  We delivered a bumper crop to the Birmingham Crisis Centre.

In the afternoon Year 6 enjoyed a Treat and Challenge activity afternoon courtesy of the EHSPA.  This was a well-deserved treat as the girls had finished their Senior School examinations.  They rose to the new challenges with a very positive and resilient attitude.

Our first half term ended in a rosy glow as everyone, from Nursery to Year 6, came to school dressed in pink.  We were supporting the Wear it Pink charity and were delighted to have collected £430.  In our special assembly, a group of Year 4 girls added to the colour of the day by reading their ‘What is Pink?’ poems.  Each Year 4 class received a Headteacher’s Certificate for their descriptive poetry.

Esme and Maryam, our Head and Deputy Head girls also represented the Prep School in wishing Mr Watson very best wishes for his retirement after working at EHS for 23 years.

The range of activities that our girls are involved in, both in and out of school, always impresses us and we enjoy celebrating their success.  Two recipients of Headteacher Awards for their endeavours are Ariana for her achievements at Arabic School, coming second in a competition for up to 19 year olds and Sanskriti who joined a cricket club in the holiday.  She was the only girl who attended and was awarded the Player of the Week trophy.  Our congratulations to both girls.

This week has been busy in Westbourne as the girls have enjoyed a Beyond the Curriculum Day.  They have been thinking about the careers they might like to pursue in the future.  We are grateful to the parents who shared their professions with the girls via video.

Next week, on Friday 13 November, we will be joining the country in fundraising for Children in Need.  Girls are invited to wear something spotty to school.

We hope everyone enjoys a restful weekend as the country enters another period of lockdown.

Mrs Sally Hartley

Head of Preparatory School

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