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Prep News - 5 November 2021

05 November 2021

Following the fun of Holiday Club during half term, which included a visit to see the dinosaurs at the Botanical Gardens, crafts and games, the girls were clearly glad to be back at school and able to spend time with friends after the break.

We began the week in line with World Leaders at the COP26 Conference by considering what we can do to combat the effects of climate change. This is a topic we will consider further as we approach Switch off Fortnight. We also welcomed several new girls into the school and hope they will soon feel part of our EHS community.

On Tuesday reading was a focus as we considered the benefits of reading non-fiction in celebration of National Non-fiction November.

We marked Diwali with a themed assembly for girls from Years 1-6 and shared the activities that Westbourne pupils had enjoyed during their off-curriculum day on Wednesday.

In our Celebration Assembly on Friday our Care Bears for last half term were awarded to 2S and 5D for their Silver Bag collection and Freya and Amelia, our Charity Monitors, announced the total of £410 collected by the Prep School at our Wear it Pink Day before the holiday. They are now busy planning for Children in Need Day, which we are marking on Thursday 18 November.

The results of the Foreign Languages Challenge competition were announced. The winners were Isha (Year 1), Saniya (Year 2), Hana (Year 3), Amaya (Year 4), Erin (Year 5) and Disha (Year 6).  Well done to everyone who entered, including Mrs Draper our staff winner.

We awarded our weekly well-done certificates to girls in Years 1 and 2 and congratulated two individual girls for their contributions to the wider community. Shayanna in Year 5 and her mum completed the Race for life and raised £635.  We are proud of their great achievement and were pleased to present Shayanna with her medal and a Headteacher’s Certificate.  

We are also proud of Sanvi in Year 1 for the help and support she gave in her community recently at the Durga Puja Indian festival. This event was organised by the Bengali Association Midlands from 11 – 15 October and attended daily by 150-250 people including representatives from the consulates of India and Bangladesh. Sanvi served water during dinner to the attendees and helped with clearing up afterwards.  She was the only child to offer this service to her community. Sanvi is keen to take on responsibility at communal events and we are delighted to hear that her parents believe EHS’s overall education has a major part to play in this.

I hope to see many parents at the Fireworks event on Saturday evening, which I am sure we will all enjoy.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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