Orchestra Day

Reported by Hashir, Louis and Yousef  (Prep News Club) On Wednesday 3 July, boys from Birkdale and girls from Sheffield Girls’ took part in Orchestra Day. Over the day, they practised a brand new piece that they were to perform that afternoon. They performed in a remarkable concert with an unforgettable rendition of In the Hall of the Mountain Kin …

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Life Experiences in the Lake District

The annual Prep 3 (Y5) residential trip took place in Broughton-in-Furness in the Lake District, where pupils participated in all manner of outdoor activities. They enjoyed an exhilarating time participating in hill walking, archery, tree climbing, crate stacking, raft building and the old favourite, ghyll scrambling. It was great to see so many challen …

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Flags from around the World

PP2 have really enjoyed their Geography topic this term. They have looked at maps and atlases to learn about countries from all around the world.  They also thought carefully about what transportation they could use to travel around our globe.  However, the favourite part of their studies was looking at different flags; therefore a trip to the Jubilee …

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Extreme Cellist

PP2 had a real treat this morning when Prof Dawson - school governor and 'extreme cellist' - visited us. He played a piece of fast music by JS Bach and 'The Swan' from Saint-Saens' 'Carnival of the Animals'. Everyone was also delighted when he played them an excerpt from the Star Wars theme in response to their requests! As well as talking to the pup …

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Fun at the Farm

PP1 were so excited to visit White Post Farm this week as part of their topic about living things. The boys enjoyed their coach journey and on arrival were greeted by their guide Merv. After a quick snack they went to see the lovebirds and the meerkats. Later they were met some baby Guernsey goats, fed lots of animals and went on a tremendous trac …

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Head of Prep’s End of Term Letter – March 2019

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PP3 Perform Henry V

On the 19 March, the two PP3 classes performed their version of Shakespeare’s Henry V as part of the Birkdale Shakespeare Festival. Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Burch adapted the original play and the boys were keen to get involved and quickly learned their lines. Mrs Fletcher’s innovative ideas on staging battles made rehearsals very exciting! The da …

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World Poetry Day

PP3 have celebrated World Poetry Day by writing their own lovely poem...   Our world is round. Our world is amazing. We love all the countries. We love all the languages. We love all the animals.   Our world has tasty things growing. Our world has lots of religions. We like to play in our gardens. We like to pl …

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Prep Welcome Tony Foulds

Birkdale Prep were delighted to welcome Tony Foulds to school this week. A local legend, Tony has been thrust into the limelight following the amazing Mi Amigo flypast, supported by BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker, which took place over Endcliffe Park a few weeks ago. Birkdale part funded the flagpole erected at the memorial and Tony kindly agreed to co …

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Prep School Festival of Music

Birkdale Festival of Music 2018/19 Last week the Clarke House Hall turned into a concert venue once more to welcome a selection of Prep boys who performed to visitors and peers to conclude the Birkdale Prep School Festival of Music. The concert was varied and entertaining with delightful and virtuosic individual performances and also …

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