The Senior Play activity performed a slick, engaging and lively performance of ‘The Hunting of the Snark’ last week, and the actors and audience enjoyed this thought-provoking and entertaining story of war-time children searching for meaning and bombs in the Blitz. Ted, Lucy, Jenna, Izzy M and George B gave confident, clear and polished performances, and were ably supported by the rest of the cast. The characters really came to life, and the narrators kept the pace and story moving right up to the dramatic climax as finally the Snark is found… or was it a boojum? A huge thank you to Mrs Wilde for her inspirational and tireless direction and efforts over many months to make the evening a huge success! (Photo courtesy of The Lemonade Studio)
The Year 6 boys swim squad was in action at Ponds Forge this week at the ESSA Swim Relay Finals. 16,000 primary schools and 500 prep schools from across the country had be eligible to enter the competition. 24 teams in each final were invited to Sheffield after regional heats across the country. The boys swam personal bests in both the freestyle and medley relay final and came 5th and 8th respectively. This team are now seeded 4th across all prep schools in the UK. The early morning swim squad is still full and so we look forward to other similar results in future years.
Nick Robinson, Director of Sport and featured above, commented “It was wonderful that this talented team were able to swim in one of the best swim arenas in the country. They have worked hard over the season and we are proud of their achievements.”
This will be a day that we all remember very fondly. Everyone arrived dressed in red, white and blue. The day started with a fabulous piano concert, followed by a street party style lunch on the terrace for children from across the school. The kitchen team had made the most fabulous cake, with the Union Jack made of fresh summer fruits on the top. The afternoon finished with all the school and many parents gathering to celebrate the opening of the Jubilee Willow walkway and the planting of a time capsual. The children all walked through the walkway before joining their parents for tea, and then home for half tem. Three cheers for the Queen!