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News from Prep

26 February 2021

It is clear from our online galleries that the girls in the Prep School enjoyed a busy and productive half term break.  Our growing Art Gallery features work from girls in Westbourne to Year 6 and it is impressive to see the range of developing skills.  The Enrichment Grid also demonstrated the girls’ many endeavours including cooking, poetry, design, dance choreography, craft projects, mindfulness, painting and DIY, research and map-making.  EHS girls do like to be busy!

The Pancake Day Challenge was taken seriously by our Prep and Westbourne families too, although many of the activities involved cooking and eating pancakes with a variety of delicious looking toppings.  We were impressed with Amaya’s pancake tossing and Eliza’s obstacle course too.  We hope our inter-house competition will be back next year.

Our Independent Learning project on the theme of Hats gave girls another option, which they clearly enjoyed.  We hope many of them are already planning and designing hats, headbands and props for the World Book Day taking place next week on March 4. 

For Westbourne families we are looking forward to finding out about the books they enjoy sharing together.  We are also looking forward to the Beyond the Curriculum activities on Wednesday 3 March when everyone is encouraged to dress in as many bright colours as they can.

This week we began with a celebration of Thinking Day, which has chosen the theme of Peace for the year.  It prompted everyone, even if not a member of one of the Girl Guiding and Scouting groups to think of the way other people live and the issues faced by young people around the world.

We continued the theme of finding out about the lives of others as we marked the start of Fairtrade Fortnight.  Girls are encouraged to look out for the items in the supermarket with the Fairtrade logo as they know these farmers will have been treated fairly.

It was very fitting, after our assembly themes of the week, to congratulate Avani, in Year 2 who has worked hard to raise money for a charity, which is important to her.  She recorded a video in Punjabi, which featured on the yoursevaorg social media posts.  The money she has raised has contributed towards building a new home for a family in India who are living without many of the basic needs.  Well done Avani, we are very proud of you!

We look forward to next week and celebrating World Book Day and we are also pleased that we should be back together as a school community in the near future.

Mrs Sally Hartley

Head of Preparatory School

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