Gresham’s Nursery and Pre-Prep School Speech Day is always a proud day for pupils, parents and staff and this year’s celebration, themed ‘Nature’, was no exception.
Leading her first Speech Day as Headmistress, Sarah Hollingsworth ensured that every pupil was acknowledged, celebrated and congratulated for making their mark.
Mrs Hollingsworth introduced the Guest of Honour, zoologist, naturalist, entomologist, author and vet, Jess French. Many of the children know Jess better as the presenter of ‘Minibeast Adventure with Jess’ on BBC’s CBeebies.
After her visit, Jess commented: “What an absolute pleasure to meet the intelligent, enthusiastic and highly talented pupils of Gresham’s Nursery and Pre-Prep. They were perfect company for a minibeast adventure!”
Each of the songs and the play performed by the children were based upon the nature theme. The Year 2 play, written by teachers with help from the children was a wonderful look back at what the children enjoyed most about their time at Pre-Prep as they prepare to head off to Prep School. The children reflected upon how much they have all achieved since the beginning of the school year as Mrs Hollingsworth wished all the leavers, staff and pupils the very best of luck for the future.
Mrs Hollingsworth took the opportunity to look to the future for Nursery and Pre-Prep where exciting times lay ahead. The school looks forward to welcoming two years old from September, the Outdoor Wildlife Learning School (OWLS) using the school’s purpose built adventure playground and Beach School sessions; these are just a small number of the highlights pupils can look forward to in 2017/18.