Read more about our recent school trips, visits and special events below.
Donation boxes for gifts of tombola prizes (for adults and children) , filled jam jars, dressing-up clothes and wrapped presents labelled suitable for a grandmother, grandfather, mother, father, brother, sister, are in the entrance hall.
Signing-up sheets for offers of help on the day are also in the entrance hall, on the blackboard.
Please remember to bring in cakes for Miss Shooter’s cake stall on the morning of 8th December!
Our U11 Football and Hockey teams travelled to Arnhem on Monday 16th October for our annual Sports Tour.
They stayed in the National Sports Centre at the Papendal Hotel. All the children received top coaching at Vitesse Football Club and Upward Hockey Club. The boys played some impressive football and won all their games whilst the girls received a masterclass from the junior Dutch teams and fought back to win their last match. They also had a fantastic day at the Efteling Theme Park. A memorable week was had by everyone and we are now deciding where to go next year.
Year 4 visit to Verulamium In October 2017 Year 4 visited Verulamium in connection with their studies of The Romans. They had a fascinating day visiting the Roman remains and learning more about life in Roman Britain.
On Friday 6th October, the Under 8A rugby team went to Bedford Modern School for their annual rugby tournament. The boys won 2 and drew 1, beating both Akeley Wood and Bedford Modern School to finish top of the table and subsequently win the tournament.
Well done boys, an outstanding performance!
Class 8 enjoyed a fantastic morning at the Safety Centre also known as Hazard Alley! Emergency phone calls were made, we learnt all about keeping safe near water and we were also taught about being safe near train stations, amongst other things. There was also a dark area where a spider crept down! It was a bit creepy! We all had a thoroughly interesting time!
On 9th October in assembly we presented a cheque for £2600 to a member of staff from the Neo-Natal Unit at MK Hospital. This money was raised through school and Parents’ Association events in 2016 – 2017 and will be used to buy specialised equipment for the Unit.
In connection with their topic on The Jungle, Pre-Reception children enjoyed a day out at Woburn Safari Park, observing the large wild animals through the windows of the coach and then getting close to the small animals on foot and watching the Birds of Prey display.
Class 7 visited the Cecil Higgins Museum, Bedford, as part of their ‘In The Home’ topic. The children learnt about life as a servant in a Victorian household and took part in activities such as: washing and drying clothes; beating rugs and dusting; polishing shoes and cutlery; sewing buttons and laying the dining table correctly. They also compared Victorian household items with modern items and discussed the similarities and differences. Although it was hard work, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and realised how lucky we are to have many of today’s modern appliances in our homes!
Pre-Prep Sports Day took place on Tuesday 4th July 2017. Children from 2 ½ to 7 years old competed in their different year groups and enjoyed the fun of a range of races.
Years 1 and 2 competed for their Houses and the winning House was Ravenstone.