Head of Prep’s End of Term Letter – July 2018

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Pre-Prep Summer Show – A Right Royal Problem!

The Pre-Prep boys have, once again, worked incredibly hard to create a spectacular show for their family and friends to enjoy. Despite some challenging songs and complex choreography, the PP1 and PP2 boys sang and danced enthusiastically, incorporating lots of sporting movements into their performance, and the PP3 boys acted their parts with a professio …

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PP2 Summertime Adventures

Last week was an exciting week in PP2. On Monday, a mysterious package arrived. It contained a letter from the Head of the Birkdale Intelligence Agency (BIA) saying that the mischievous duo, Hook and Crook were on the loose and causing havoc around school. The box also contained identity badges for the boys so they could now be members of the BIA and hu …

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Amazing Art Exhibition

Tuesday evening saw the staging of the Birkdale Prep School Art Exhibition. The school hall was awash with colour presenting work by every boy in Prep 3 and Prep 4. Using a wide range of media and processes, the boys have studied artists and movements. Surrealism and expressionism were studied by Prep 3 who produced an Acrylic on canvas painting based o …

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Prep School Sports Days

We held two fantastic Sports Days last week, culminating in two victories for Martin House. The weather was amazing and contributed to a fantastic atmosphere. In the Prep event, George Turner, Charlie Roebuck and Finn Thorpe successfully defended their titles from 2017 and Seth Patel won the Prep 1 event. In Pre-Prep, the boys thoroughly enjoyed t …

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PP2 Visit the Jubilee Centre

Whenever we visit the Jubilee Centre for our end of term celebrations, the boys love to see all the flags on display; however we are busy at these times with other things! Having the opportunity to have a good look at the displays was particularly welcomed by our PP2 boys as part of their Geography project learning about flags. The boys were given an …

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Royal Wedding Fever

Royal Wedding fever has hit the Prep School today.  It felt very patriotic to see everyone arriving at school wearing red, white and blue clothes.  The boys love an opportunity to have a change from their school uniform. In Pre-Prep the boys have worked on lots of Royal Wedding activities.  They had the opportunity to learn about the royal couple …

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12th Century Life at Conisbrough Castle

It was a welcome change this year for PP3 to visit Conisbrough Castle in the sunshine. Past visits have included wind, rain and hail! The first task was to take a look around the bailey and try to deduce which buildings were there and what activities may have taken place took place 850 years ago. The PP3’s used clues, pictures and objects to help u …

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Birkdale Shakespeare Festival

We were delighted to welcome parents to the Heeley Hall to see the whole school join together in a celebration of Shakespeare. This is the first time Birkdale have presented a Shakespeare Festival and pupils across the age ranges participated. Pre-Prep 3 contributed with two fabulous songs, which then led into an adaptation of ‘King Lear’. The bo …

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Inspiring Young Musicians

Four talented Prep School musicians entered The Don Valley Festival recently, resulting in a fantastic first place, four second places and three third places. The Festival features a range of music, speech& drama, art and photography classes. They aim to provide an educational platform for performance, the opportunity to see and hear the work …

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