Year 5 pupils are in the process of earning bonus points for our Gresham’s Challenge scheme (similar to DofE). They can earn bonus points by showing effort in a range of activities or pastimes.
Congratulations to Otto in Year 3 who has just represented Team England at the Dance World Cup. He came 4th in the world for lyrical solo and 5th in the world for jazz solo. He also just secured a much coveted place on the Royal Ballet Junior Associates programme.
Our Year 6 team had a very successful day at the Greenpower races at Scottow Park. This is now the second year that we have competed at the event. The team won the fastest Drag Race, Fastest Slalom and were the overall winners of the event at which many other schools fiercely competed. Well done to all involved!
On Thursday 22nd June, the Prep School hall came to life with the annual Year 6 Science Fair.
Over the previous weeks, the children worked in teams and conducted science investigations of their own choosing. They then created displays of their findings.
As always, there was a fantastic array of interesting questions, such as:
- What is the most effective ingredients in sun cream?
- How does the pH of different types of milk vary?
- Does the brand of food affect our perception of taste?
- What is the best drink to have after eating chilli?
- Does listening to music affect our reaction times?
- Do different paints alter the burning time of wood?
To name but a few!
Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to the overall winners.
1st Place Overall: Boombastic (Nathaniel, Norah and Oli) Which fizzy drinks react with mentos the most?
2nd Place Overall: Beat Biologists (Erik, Millie and Charlotte) How does music affect your heart rate?
3rd Place Overall: Sweet Energy (Hetty, Paddy and Lulu) How does sugar affect your ability to exercise?
The Prep School were delighted to host 12 boys from Mayo College in India. The boys enjoyed a taste of life at Gresham’s Prep School alongside several trips to enjoy all that Norfolk offers to visitors. The boys presented a fabulous assembly to Prep School pupils who learnt much about their school and culture. Particular highlights included demonstrations of Indian dances and a puppet show. We hope that this will be the beginning of a long and happy association with Mayo College.
The Prep School held an Art Show to showcase the pupils’ hard work.
It was brilliant to welcome lots of visitors to the bright and colourful show, which celebrated the creativity and artistic achievements of every child in the school.
Year 3 had a fantastic, but very hot trip to West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village on Tuesday. They spent time looking round the museum and were lucky enough to be able to handle artefacts – some of which were over a thousand years old! They then explored the reconstructed houses and learnt about how the Anglo-Saxons lived.
A group of Year 6 pupils attended the annual Winton Cup humanities challenge. The theme was making the world happier and how that could be achieved through sessions on politics, history, geography, history of art and religion and philosophy.
Year 8 have been enjoying their stay in the Ardeche for their leavers’ trip. They have been completing high ropes courses, visiting the Med, running a 2-day canoe descent of the Ardeche Gorges as well as lots of other action-packed activities.
Year 6 were treated to a theatre workshop to explore the text they are studying in English lessons through Drama. Led by Miss O’Brien, Director of Drama at the Senior School, and Miss Corrigan, pupils created ‘fairy teams’ of Oberon and Titania. Using tableaux, movement, gesture and facial expression pupils created The Athenians and The Mechanicals. They even had the opportunity to perform their work in the fitting arena of the Theatre in the Woods!