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Outdoor learning, a new AstroTurf and incredible community spirit

As we go into the second half of this half term, as a school community we should be so proud of what all our staff, pupils, and parents have achieved. There has been so much exciting learning going on!

With the wonderful weather, many teachers have been making the most of our beautiful grounds to teach outside. Year 5 have had an art lesson outside and Dr Margrett has run a number of Philosophy clubs under the tree outside the Prep School. 

All pupils have been thoroughly enjoying our new AstroTurf for their PE lessons, along with local clubs. It has been such an incredible addition to our spectacular grounds and we look forward to the day we can welcome schools here for competitive matches. 

Year 7 had their Adventure day, comprised of team competitions, problem-solving, water assault course, and a communication quest. The day concluded with the pupils having marshmallows around a fire!

While we are sadly unable to visit our local charities for Lower Sixth Community Service but our pupils have been incredibly proactive with their volunteering. They have collected clothes for our school in Uganda, written letters to residents at Leonard Cheshire and have been litter picking. 

The Prep School was awarded a National Coding Week Star for learning about Ada Lovelace in assembly and Mrs Davey set the children a challenge on Scratch, a programming language & online community where young people create stories, games, & animations. 

We are delighted to have welcomed Susie Rowe (below), our head of cricket to the school this year, who has been the focus of this fantastic article about cricket as a whole and her successful career. 

The true community spirit of our school really shone through last week when our parents organised the 'Honk and Stomp' to celebrate and thank all our wonderful teachers and staff. Parents in the car park sounded their car horns and pupils in their lessons cheered and stomped their feet. 

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