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14 February 2020

We began the week with a second presentation from class 5E on the theme of Random Acts of Kindness. The girls shared facts about the origin of this idea and how it can apply to us. The audience of Prep girls enjoyed the assembly as much as the girls’ parents had last Friday. We all enjoyed the enthusiasm and teamwork on show. The Prep girls also had the chance to put the advice into practice at break times when they noted on a special noticeboard any kind acts showed to them. It was very pleasing to see the many kind acts that the girls had performed.

The playground was also a source of further excitement this week when our Head and Deputy Head girls, Sofia and Nadia, officially opened the new climbing equipment kindly donated by the EHS Parents’ Association. It has proved very popular indeed.

Other celebrations this week included the presentation of our Well Done certificates and individual awards for Independent Learning to Scarlet Quigley, Faatema Fiaz and Shayanna Patel. We also recognised the success of our U11 Gymnastics team, Olivia, Luella, Samara and Florence who came first in the Birmingham Schools Competition last week and who represented Prep at the weekend.

Our Reception girls have been busy extending their skills too. They have been working on coin recognition and may well encourage their parents to take them shopping with real coins this weekend. They also took a trip to Year 1 classrooms to hear some stories read by the older girls. It is clear that they all love reading and sharing stories.

We have marked another special day with two assemblies containing important advice for the girls.  This was Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 11 February. Members of staff acted out several scenarios highlighting ways of keeping safe whilst using the internet and then we looked further at the importance of not sharing personal information. Our girls were clearly knowledgeable about keeping safe but we recognise the importance of regular updates.

On Wednesday, Years 5 and 6 joined Senior School for their keynote speech on STEAM Day.  They were lucky enough to hear Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon give an inspirational speech about women’s roles in these important subjects and how quickly the technological world changes.  It was clear that there are many girls who are keen to take these subjects further in their future careers.

We have welcomed parents to our consultation evenings this week and we wish all families a good break at half term.  We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 24 February.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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