Interview with England Cricket Captain Joe Root

Mr Depledge, Drector of Sport, had the great privilege of interviewing England Test Cricket Captain Joe Root, who gave us some of his time to talk about how growing up in Sheffield made him the cricketer and sportsman he is today. He was captained at Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club, by our very own Games Teacher Mr Tasker. We brought them together …

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Prep School Rising to the Remote Learning Challenge

It has been lovely to see just how quickly the Prep School reverted back to remote learning this term. While it is certainly not what we wanted or planned for, the whole community's hard work and adaptability have come to the fore. In Pre-Prep the children have been accessing their work and communicating with their teachers using Seesaw and Google Me …

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The Greatest Story

We were delighted to share our pre-recorded Pre-Prep Christmas play with parents earlier this week. Our youngest pupils aged 4-7 performed The Greatest Story. It was the traditional Christmas story with a twist – it was recorded in numerous exciting locations around the Prep School. They even used Mr Burch’s office as Herod’s Palace! Everyone i …

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Special Forces Experience for Noor

We are immensely proud of Prep School pupil Noor, who recently (pre-lockdown) completed a 5k hike with The Special Forces Experience. She didn’t complain once despite driving wind and rain and to top it off she proudly wore her Birkdale sports gear! She demonstrated great resilience and achieved a medal for her efforts. The hike was also a way of s …

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We Will Remember Them

Each year Birkdale remember those who gave their lives in conflict. In the Prep School and Senior School, form groups gathered to watch virtual Remembrance Services. Mrs Walton and Mr Bish put together the Prep School service, with lovely readings from a number of pupils. It highlighted the importance of remembering those who sacrificed their live …

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Keeping Santa Safe with Radio 4

PP3 had a visit from Radio 4 today! The children were asked to think about how Father Christmas is going to cope with the COVID restrictions and still deliver presents to all of the boys and girls around the world. They came up with some fantastic ideas to help keep Father Christmas and all of the elves safe. This included ensuring the elves social dist …

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National Quiz Final Success

Last year's Prep School General Knowledge Quiz Team finally got to take part in their National Final this week, despite having qualified last February! Via a Zoom meeting with 47 other teams from all around Britain, our team of Aarnav, Zak, Noah and Alex answered questions on Shakespeare, Vexillology and even breakfast cereal! In a change to the usua …

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European Day of Languages

It was so lovely to see everyone celebrating the European Day of Languages. At the Prep School there was an array of fabulous costumes and everyone enjoyed discussing their chosen Country and Language. A massive ‘well done’ to all pupils who came in such wonderful  attire, some of their creativity was truly spectacular! P3 even celebrated

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Happy Learners

It has been so lovely to see our Pre-Prep Pupils having a fantastic start to term, making new friends and enjoying learning together. PP1 have begun learning Spanish and the sombrero was a real hit and there was lots of laughter! They have also been studying Teddy Bears and invited their own teddies to a Teddy Bears' Picnic. All of the children and tedd …

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Representing UK in Robotics and Coding

We are delighted to share the news of P2 (Y4) pupil Rayhan, who participated in the Summer Invention Programme which is led by UK STEM. UK STEM is an organisation providing educational activities for students in Robotics and Coding and is the awarding body for the Global STEM Award. Rayhan represented the UK and had to come up with inventions and pre …

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