All creatures great and small were welcomed to the Pet Blessing Service

We love animals here at Gresham’s. On Saturday 18th March we welcomed all creatures great and small to a special Pet Blessing Service. This special event brought all three Gresham’s Schools together to celebrate our wonderful friends from the animal kingdom. Dogs, chickens, horses, ponies, snakes, spiders, tortoises and many cuddly toys were in attendance and a great time was had by all.

Prep pupils have been treated to three insightful Inspire 2 Inquire talks

The pupils in Years 5-8 have been treated to three insightful and inspiring talks during the Lent Term’s ‘Inspire 2 Inquire’ sessions on Friday afternoons from three Prep School parents. At the beginning of the term, we welcomed Ms Alison Bell, who gave a fascinating talk on Scottish culture and traditions around the time of Burns Night. After half term, the pupils learned about the principles and application of artificial intelligence from Mr Alex Pim and asked interesting questions relating to a career in this area. To conclude the term, Mr Peter Ormosi delivered an intriguing session on how economics helps you understand the whole world – a complex notion that Peter delivered in an engaging way. On behalf of the Prep School, we would like to thank these parents for their time and effort in supporting the Inspire 2 Inquire programme and its aims in broadening the knowledge and cultural capital that our pupils have. Next term, we look forward to welcoming more visitors to speak to our pupils.

Well done to our U13 girls cricket team who won the ECB Lady Taverners county finals

Well done to our U13 girls cricket team who won the indoor County finals of the ECB Lady Taverners national competition at UEA . They will go on to represent Norfolk in the regional finals in Cambridge in April. 

Year 3 enjoyed a visit from the Hobgoblin Theatre Comany

Year 3 were lucky enough to have a visit from Hobgoblin Theatre Company last week. The children watched a performance of Perseus and Medusa and took part in a drama workshop based on the play. The children were an attentive audience and eager participants in the activities. It was a very enjoyable morning and a fantastic way to bring alive their studies of the Greek myths. 

Year 5 and 6 enjoyed mountain biking club

Year 5 and 6 mountain biking club ventured up to Weybourne viewing point during their weekend adventure.

Pupils have been considering the impact of our food choices during Fairtrade Fortnight

Senior and Prep pupils have been pondering the environmental and societal impact of our food choices in Chapel during Fairtrade Fortnight. Lots of fun was had with Fairtrade bananas and chocolate, as they learned how they can support producers in protecting the planet and the future of some of our most-loved food.

Well done to Year 5 and 6 pupils who took part in Maths competitions

Last week our Year 6 and 5 pupils entered teams of 4 into maths competitions in Norwich.

On Friday, the Year 6s competed in a 3 round Maths Dash using problem solving skills and team work against 52 other pairs. Eddie B and Ben M finished in a solid 20th position with Cameron M and Ignacio H coming an impressive 5th place.

On Wednesday it was the turn of our Year 5s who took part in a five round multi-Maths skill competition working with cards, tangrams, numbers and dominoes.

Santiago O and Olivia M finished in a pleasing 19th place out of 47 pairs, but the highlight of the week was Hansen W and Ella P who finished in 1st place and so took home brand new scientific calculators.

All pairs worked well together and really enjoyed the experience.

Year 7 practised their language skills in a French café role play

Year 7 had fun ordering drinks and snacks in a French café role play using menus they had created themselves.

33 Prep School swimmers competed in the IAPS qualifying round

33 Prep School swimmers went to Culford School to compete in the IAPS qualifying round. Thousands of swimmers from across the country compete, and those with the 20 fastest qualifying times in each event are invited to the IAPS National Swimming Championships, which will be held at the National Aquatic Centre in June.

Well done to Henry, who excelled in his recent gymnastics competition

Year 3 pupil Henry recently competed in a gymnastics competition, and achieved some fantastic results. He achieved gold for vault, bar and parallel bars and silver on the floor.

The competition was quite a step up for him, as he had to compete in the 9 – 11 year old category due to the age splits for competitions later in the year. All of the boys in the team performed brilliantly and supported each other.

Well done to Henry, who now waits to see if he is selected to go forward to the Norfolk County Competition.