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03 March 2023

We welcomed everyone back from half term and enjoyed hearing news of how girls had spent half term.  We have also enjoyed looking at the additions of holiday projects to our Virtual Art Gallery.  The breadth of skills and interest is most impressive and creative. Girls were also delighted to have the new playground equipment introduced to them.

Our girls in Year 6 have had a particularly busy and successful week.  They are delighted to have begun the rehearsals for their forthcoming production of Peter Pan and they have enjoyed some further workshops in Senior School. Many of them joined their parents at ‘An Audience with EHS’ to hear more about Senior School. The dance and music performances were very impressive and there was opportunity to ask questions of a panel of students from Years 7 to 13.  

Our three U11 netball teams were also busy on Wednesday afternoon when they played fixtures against Blue Coat School. Congratulations to all three teams on their success.

During the week we have marked a number of special awareness days and events in our assemblies.  On Tuesday we raised the profile of Fairtrade at the start of Fairtrade Fortnight.  The importance of the issues faced by producers across the globe has been highlighted with girls from Nursery to Year 6.  They will be checking products as you visit supermarkets so parents please be prepared for questions.

On Wednesday our younger pupils looked at the culture and traditions associated with St David’s Day.  They heard a little welsh language and learnt about what pupils in Wales might do on their special day.  Thursday, of course, saw us all celebrate World Book Day. The school was buzzing with a range of book characters and it was challenging trying to guess who was represented.

Friday brought our Celebration Assembly and, as ever there was much to praise. We presented the Pancake Trophy to Frank, the winning House of the Pancake Race held on the Friday before half term.  It is a popular event as everyone in the Prep School from Years 1 – 6 takes part. Our Frank House Captains, Liana and Alya accepted the trophy on behalf of their Housemates.

There were congratulations to Genevieve on achieving a distinction in her Initial piano grade. There  was an Independent Learning Certificate for Hannah Cooray for a holiday diary and Challenge Board Certificates for Amaya Bhangoo, Anya Sanghera, Zeenia Khan and Jashvita Santhosh who also gained her award for completing the Numbots Challenge.  The variety of entries based on our theme of World Piano Day is amazing and we enjoyed Hannah playing the piano for us as this week’s Morning Musician.  

Individual achievements were also announced for Rihanna Brown on achieving her 100 metre swimming awards and for Natalia Karandeinou who has passed her Grade 1 in both classical ballet with distinction and modern jazz with a star award.

There were awards for a recent Geography Challenge to research a different country or place of interest too.  Well done to Hana Aslam, Sanvi Sarkar and Jashvita Santhosh.  It is good to know that our pupils enjoy being global citizens.

After another busy week we hope that girls can enjoy the weekend with some relaxation and perhaps an hour or two with a good book.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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