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Friday 30 June 2017
A word from Mrs Beeby:
We have enjoyed the most wonderful week together and it seems incredible that this has been the penultimate week of the whole academic year! Where has it gone?
This has been our Nursery Leavers' Celebration of Achievement Week and there has been a lot to celebrate! We wish all our youngest children well as they prepare for their first year of compulsory education.
On Monday 26th June, children from years 6, 7 & 8 had the opportunity to visit the Aegon International Tennis Tournament in Eastbourne. This was an unforgettable experience for them; they had the opportunity to watch and play tennis in a world class venue and even managed to spend some time being interviewed by a reporter from BBC Radio 4.
Reception children were unable to visit the beach on Wednesday due to the bad weather so they brought the beach here with a pair of large fish which they studied with great animation for much of the day, feeling for bones, looking at gills and fins and studying their camouflage! They also enjoyed ice pops in the classroom!
On Wednesday, the whole Prep school travelled up the hill to Lancing College for our annual joint Prep Schools Eucharist Service which was a lovely occasion. It is good to spend time with our friends from Hove.
Then……on Thursday all the children in the school performed in our musical production of Treasure Island and I was unbelievably proud of them. As I said on the evening, they have been a joy to work with from start to finish and I have rarely come across such commitment and talent. We have laughed frequently whilst practising our pirate voices and actions but we found it rather more challenging trying to encourage the children to make nasty threatening faces, as it doesn’t come naturally to them here! My warm thanks to them and to all the parents who made or found such wonderful costumes.
As if Thursday wasn’t busy enough, Friday was even more hectic! It was our ‘Bad Hair Day’ brilliantly organised by Nerea and Amelie K-M to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and the children and some of the staff looked very funny indeed! Our Year 8 pupils set up a business Enterprise Scheme also to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital so at every break, the playground was buzzing with enterprising activity.
We sent a group of young riders to the Equestrian Centre at Lancing College for a trial ride with the possibility of representing the school in the future. They had a very happy morning and we now have a team. How exciting! This afternoon, the 100 Club winners went to watch ‘Despicable Me 3’ with Mr Richards and Miss Standing as a reward for all their hard work!
Our winning House this term is the Celts and there was much excitement in Prep assembly this morning. The Saxons have been in the lead for most of the year so this was a big victory for the Celts. They will be attending the House Treat next week. Congratulations to Miss Standing and her House!
The last week of term is nearly here. Please make a note in your diaries for our End of Year Cele-bration, which takes place next Friday, 7th July at 10.00am at St Mary’s Church, Broadwater. I do hope you can join us then for our final event of the school year and stay for a picnic with your chil-dren on the school field at lunchtime. The children will be passed to your care at 11.15am for Nursery and 11.30am for Pre Prep and Prep; there will be no Wraparound care on that day.
The field will need to be clear by 2.00pm so the gates can be locked.
Have a lovely weekend,