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20 January 2023

The Year 6 girls have been busy having a taster of life in Senior School this week.  Each Year 6 class visited the newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre at morning break on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  They had been invited by Lybah and Georgina, our Sixth Form Prep Liaison Prefects, to meet some of the senior students.  They really enjoyed chatting and having their questions answered.  On Thursday evening the girls then attended some workshops with Senior School staff and we will include details of the visits as they have a second opportunity to attend further workshops next week.

Our older Prep pupils were busy again on Tuesday evening as we held our first Teatime Concert of 2023.  The 20 Year 5 and 6 musicians gave extremely confident performances playing piano, flute, guitar, violin, clarinet and singing.  We are really looking forward to our Young Musician of the Year competition later in the term.  The concert certainly warmed up a very cold, wintery evening.

On Wednesday, we marked Winnie the Pooh Day in assembly.  We focused on the qualities that Pooh Bear valued in his friends and how important friends are to us all.  We need to recognise and respect what we are all good at.  We also looked at a number of the philosophical quotes from the famous books that were published 97 years ago and realised they can be relevant to children and adults.

We welcomed Year 3 parents to join us for the Storytelling Assembly on Thursday which gave everyone an extremely positive start to the day.  We hope it will inspire families to tell stories to each other during National Storytelling Week starting next weekend.

We ended the week with our Celebration Assembly during which we congratulated our Year 1 and 2 Well Done Certificate recipients.  We also recognised the achievements of a number of our swimmers who are also members of swimming clubs.  On this occasion we were able to celebrate with medal winners from Orion Club who had quite a haul of medals to be proud of.  They enjoy meeting up with other EHS Senior School swimmers at the club.  We also awarded the Coaches Swimmer Award to Anya which she received from Redditch Swimming Club.  The trophy was given for outstanding effort, commitment and progress.

Miss Brown announced the results of the Year 4 Art Competition with certificates for over 20 girls who entered.  We congratulate Ellise who was awarded first place, Supreeta second place and Agniya and Taniah third.  Year 5 are now excited to hear about their competition.

Mrs Aston also launched our new challenge for the term based on World Piano Day and we thank Davica who opened the assembly by accompanying the school in the hymn for the first time.  We are sure that her playing will inspire people to challenge themselves and we cannot wait to see the results.

Next week we look forward to welcoming parents to our 6G class assembly and to the gala against Balsall Common.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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