Pupils enjoyed a Bell Ringing Workshop facilitated by the Mancroft Ringing Discovery Centre

Last Saturday some of our Prep and Senior pupils were given the opportunity to learn about the wonderful world of bellringing at a special workshop in Chapel. Pupils had the chance to ring: handbells; electronic bells and the bells on a mini church tower which was constructed at the West End of the building. Those taking part also enjoyed learning about the ancient craft of bell rope making. A superb time was had by all.

String Quartet play at Aylsham Church

On Saturday 4th May, the Senior School String Quartet made up of Lucy D viola, Isadora A violin, Ilana B violin and Zinnia-Claire B cello, took part in an evening of music organised by Keith Hobday of the Belfry Centre for Music and Arts in Overstrand, at Aylsham Church. The concert was a platform to showcase young talent in Norfolk and a challenging programme included music by Elgar, Massenet, Monti, Schubert, Beach, Grieg and Bach. Two pianists performed alongside our strings players, who performed as a quartet as well as soloists. Sophie D violin from the Prep School opened the concert.

Year 7 have enjoyed a Residential Trip to the Peak District

The Year 7 arrived safely in the Peak District and started off with a walk to Ringing Roger! 

On Wednesday, the group went on an adventure abseiling, team building and a river trek. This was all based around Miller’s Dale, Buxton.

On their last day, the pupils had great fun visiting a theme park.

The Prep School hosted its third annual ‘Shark Tank’ event

The Prep School hosted its third annual ‘Shark Tank’ event to conclude the Year 8 ABE Endorsed KidsMBA programme 2023-24. The programme is delivered to Year 8 pupils as part of the curriculum to teach real world business and entrepreneurship skills. Ten teams of Year 8 pupils presented their final business concept to the year group cohort, a large body of parents and the three guest judges. There were varied and creative business ideas, ranging from an eco market place to sustainable mountain biking jumps to gardening services and much more.

The eventual winning team, ‘Safety Chains’, consisted of Elisabeth, Minky, Imogen, Cristina, Esme, Emma and Georgie, with their jewellery product idea to help keep females safe. However, the judges noted there could have been many winning teams and that all ideas were ‘investable’. We would like to thank the ABE and Reuben Davison for supporting the programme, the guest judges Mr Paul Devlin and Mrs Liz Marsden for giving up their time to provide excellent feedback to the teams and the Year 8 pupils for engaging with the course. All of the Year 8 pupils will receive their course completion certificates from ABE on Speech Day 2024 and the winning team will be entered into ABE’s ‘Future Entrepreneur of the Year’ global final. 

Special Chapel services were held to give thanks for the founders and benefactors of our school

Both Prep and Senior Schools held special Chapel services giving thanks for the founders and benefactors of our school on Saturday. We were joined by Peter Capon, Head of Collection at The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, who gave a superb talk on their historic links with Gresham’s.

Year 3 are having great fun at their residential trip to Hilltop

Year 3 have been enjoying their residential trip to Hilltop. The children are challenging themselves to climb higher, swing faster and stretch further as they work together to overcome different obstacles and fears. Learning valuable skills whilst having great fun is a must! 

Well done to all who took part in the Gresham’s Triathlon and have raised money for Holt Youth Project

On Sunday 28th April, a very large number of hardy souls still showed-up to complete the Gresham’s Triathlon 2024. 142 pupils from across all three schools completed the three disciplines in cold, wet and windy conditions showing steely resolve, good humour and athleticism in abundance. Our very own Senior School saw 38 take to the field (a whopping 21 of whom were from Tallis)!! Each year we award the Middleton Trophy for the athlete who showed the most ‘grit’ or resolve, this year however we felt that all who took to the start line in these conditions embodied the spirit of the award making the judges’ decision harder than ever. This said, the organisers would like to recognise Ru M for his excellent efforts in winning the Senior race. Special shout out must also go to Edward D M who was perhaps a reluctant participant but nevertheless did all three events with characteristic humour and effort leaving absolutely nothing left in the tank. It is such efforts which are the true delight of the Triathlon as these pupils (and maybe an adult or two) realise what they are actually capable of and experience the fully deserved ‘buzz’ which comes soon after they cross the finishing line! Plans are already afoot for next year and maybe something slightly different…..

So far we have raised about £2,000 for the Holt Youth Project. There is still time to donate, please click the link: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/greshams-triathlon-2024

MASSIVE well done to all those who took part and we hope to see you for a sunnier and warmer experience next year!

Prep pupils have started their study skills and revision sessions

Pupils in Years 5 to 8 have started their study skills and revision sessions on Saturday mornings though the Summer term. Year 7 and 8 pupils are applying various study skills to prepare for their upcoming examinations, and Year 5 and 6 pupils are learning about the various ways to self-study and are revising for some in-class assessments. Good luck, everybody!

Year 3 enjoyed a trip to Amazona Zoo

Year 3 enjoyed a great time at Amazona Zoo as part of their topic on Rainforests. They looked at how the animals had adapted to live in their different habitats, and naturally the children enjoyed the play park too!

Prep School celebrated Earth Day

During the Prep School’s Monday assembly, the green team delivered a presentation all about Earth Day. The pupils came in wearing pre- loved clothes and brought donations to Friends of the Earth, and they raised a grand total of £219! Pupils also brought in books they no longer needed for a book swap and took part in a litter pick on the school site on Wednesday.