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27 March 2020

In the Prep School we normally start the week with our Celebration Assembly but I am ending this first week of ‘Working Together Whilst Apart’ with a huge congratulations to girls, staff and parents in Westbourne and Prep.  Everyone seems to have embraced the use of the technology for their distance learning and I am sure that, like me, they are busy learning new skills.

It has been difficult not seeing girls each day but I am pleased that everyone seems to have managed to keep in touch in some way.  As I was leaving school yesterday it was clear that I was not the only one missing girls being in school as the peacocks from the Botanical Gardens were searching high and low for everyone. I do not think they liked the quiet!

During this first week in unusual circumstances we have enjoyed finding out how girls have timetabled their days with many joining in with the physical activities suggested including exercise with Joe Wicks, dancing with Oti, some Cosmic Yoga, shadow tag and playing in the garden. Teachers have met up at breaktime in a virtual coffee morning space online each day where good practice and laughter has been shared.

The girls have submitted much work to their teachers and have sent pictures of their endeavours which has been very encouraging and made us smile. Teachers have certainly been kept busy with marking during this first week.

The range of work submitted has been very varied and has included some great examples of independent research and creative projects in addition to the core Mathematics, English and Science.  We hope girls are also enjoying accessing the suggested reading, challenge and eco resources.

We know that some girls are also keeping up with their extra-curricular activities with music and karate lessons being continued online with their teachers.During this very difficult period of time we have been very impressed with the resilient spirit shown by all and hope that we will be back together as a school community before too long. Keep safe and cheerful everyone.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School 

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