Last week everyone at Prep School enjoyed money raising, treat filled break times.Delicious cakes and buns were available for sale and Mr Oakey was very busy at the end of lunch times, entertaining the boys with playground games. All money raised will go to help this year’s school charity. We very much want to send our thanks for all the kind donations made by parents. The week culminated with a non-uniform day, a favourite with the boys, to raise money for ‘Comic Relief’.
The History Society’s twentieth Annual Lecture took place today. Headmaster of Ryde School Mark Waldron who wrote the textbook which our A-level students are using addressed students and teachers on “understanding the Gilded Age”. This topic is particularly pertinent to Sixth Form History students whose course includes American history from 1865 to 1975.
The staff team was ultimately triumphant in the fourth annual match against the Birkdale Ladies 1st XI. In the final game of a busy season, the staff were rampant after Mr Clifford opened the scoring in the eighth minute.
On Thursday 16 March the sixth form Classics students were fortunate to see a production of a Greek tragedy at Manchester Royal Exchange theatre based on The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus. The production was innovative, vibrant and ultimately absorbing. It featured some traditions of Greek drama such as a chorus, pouring libations to the god Dionysus and authentic instruments like the aulos.
On 17 March two teams from Birkdale took part in the Yorkshire and Humberside regional heats of the European Youth Parliament competition. The standard of debating was extremely high across all participating teams and it is very exciting that ENVI was selected to go forward to the National finals which will be held in Liverpool in September.
This week, PP3 had a special visitor. Costard, a squire from Conisbrough Castle, came to our classrooms to ask for help. He wanted the boys to create Knights Handbooks for him to take back so that he could show the naughty pages and squires how to become knights. He hoped that this would help him to become a knight too. Of course, we agreed to help, as the PP3 boys are such great writers.