Chinese New Year in Pre-Prep

PP1 have been finding out about Chinese New Year this week. We were lucky enough to have some expert visitors to help us learn about Chinese culture and traditions. Mr Chang taught us about the Year of the Dog and gave us some lovely red bags full of goodies! Mrs Zhang talked to us and brought some sweet strawberries for us to eat. We made some da …

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24 Hour Football Challenge

On Friday 2 February over 70 Birkdale pupils from both senior and prep schools kicked-off their 24 Hour Football Challenge in support of our school Charity the Sheffield Children's Hospital. Beginning at 4pm on Friday afternoon, and rotating teams every half an hour, pupils and staff were so very pleased to be joined on Friday evening by professional …

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Showcasing Prep Art

The Helix gallery in Nether Green opened its doors last week, to host a showcase of artwork made by the boys in Prep 1 and Prep 2. Many thanks to all who came along to view the work, there was a real buzz and the small gallery space was transformed into a riot of colour and visual delight. The Prep 1 boys had their still life oil pastel pictures ex …

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Young Shakespeare Company Visit

On Monday, five actors performed Shakespeare’s tale of magic, comedy and drama in a fast-moving fully costumed promenade-style production. The play was brought vividly to life around and among the boys. At times this included the whole audience to create such dramatic scenes as the storm that wrecks Prospero’s boat and the magical banquet with w …

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PP3 enjoy a “Marvellous” time at the Lyceum

This week PP3 enjoyed a trip to Sheffield Lyceum Theatre to see a production of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl. Earlier in the school term, PP3 had thoroughly enjoyed reading the story and completing some fabulous Literacy work.  Their imaginations were ignited as they described their own ingredients for a marvellous medicine!  …

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Young Voices 2018

On Monday, twenty-seven boys and staff travelled to the Sheffield FlyDSA Arena to perform at ‘Young Voices 2018’, a national series of concerts involving thousands of primary school children from across the country. The event was a true spectacle, with special guest appearances and choreographed dance routines. The boys linked up with many other …

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Festive week at Prep

On Monday and Tuesday afternoon, the Pre-Prep boys performed the nativity to their parents and relatives. The boys sang beautifully, performed their lines clearly and danced with energy and obvious enjoyment. Many audience members shared their praise for the performance. Christmas Dinner was served on Wednesday and the Prep 4 boys kindly helped as waite …

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Christmas Fair raises £1557.80!

This year’s Prep School Charities Fair was a fabulous way to begin our school festivities. All proceeds, £1557.80 will go to our school Charity, the Children’s Hospital Charity. We would like to thank Mr Oakey for his hard work and the kind parents who helped to run many of the stalls. In a new initiative, Pre-Prep parents were invited to a ‘vint …

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Prep School Cross Country

Two teams from Birkdale Prep finished admirably in their first outing at the Sheffield Schools Cross Country League last weekend. The Birkdale boys joined many other schools from across the city. It was a chilly morning at Graves Park, but the boys got stuck in on the muddy course and all made it round to give Birkdale its first team points of the seaso …

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Making Music at Prep School

On Wednesday 22 November the Prep School hosted a wonderful solos concert, which followed on from the Festival of Music Week earlier in November. Over forty boys from P1 – P4 performed solo and ensemble music to a packed audience of family and friends.  Everyone enjoyed a huge variety of styles ranging from Rock, Disney, Classical, Cuban, Folk Music …

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