The current Year Six girls are hot on the heels of last year’s Year Sixes! Five girls have already been offered eight scholarships or awards to senior schools for entry into Year Seven in September 2016. Amazing news!
This week the girls in Year Six have been running a vote to see which song Newbridge Preparatory School thinks should become the ‘English’ national anthem to be played at sporting events alongside ‘Flower of Scotland’, ‘Land of Our Father’s’ and ‘Ireland’s Call’. Team ‘Glory’ led the campaign for ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and Team ‘Freedom’ for ‘Jerusalem’. The school vote was won by Team ‘Glory’ with a 20 vote majority (55 to 35).
Next week our Upper School Choir has the opportunity to perform alongside incredible artists in The Genting Arena in Birmingham which is one of the busiest venues in Europe. Mrs Turner will also be appearing in the Teachers’ Choir!
Congratulations to the 36 girls in Upper School who have been selected and published in the 2015 Young Writers ‘Poetry Emotions Anthology’ – Talent for Writing Competition. All have received certificates. Those that just missed out have been awarded with runner-up bookmarks. Well done to all who entered!
On Tuesday 17th November, Mr Skitt, from the British Fencing Association will be running taster sessions in Fencing for Years Two to Year Six during PE lessons. This is with a view to setting up a new extra-curricular club commencing in the Spring term on Wednesday evenings. En garde!
The Parents’ Association raised an amazing £447 pounds at the Lower School Hallowe’en Party and the Upper School Hallowe’en Disco—their first event of the year. A great time was had by all – although it was difficult to recognise the children as their costumes, face paints and masks were rather amazing! Thank you to all involved!
We have recently subscribed to Purple Mash, which is a creative educational website for children. Purple Mash is a cross-curricular resource covering Art to Science and all subjects in between. Your child (Year One—Year Six) can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Happy half-term and happy learning!
Come dressed as a Scarecrow on Thursday 22nd October 2015 for our Scarecrow parade – all you need is a pair of jeans or dungarees and a checked shirt and a little bit of imagination! Please don’t spend money on your outfit—please spend money on donating food for the people of our city who are hungry and in need. Let’s make it a bumper crop for our Harvest this year!
Last Wednesday, 30th September 2015, pupil representatives from Years Three through to Six came together for the first meeting of our new School Council. Mrs Whiting and Mrs Fisher were also present. The purpose of the School Council allows pupils to share their views and opinions on school issues with staff—the School Council will give the pupils a voice!