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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World Book Day

Thursday 7 March marked World Book Day and the boys played their part by dressing up as a favourite book character, or even in one case a favourite recipe! It was lovely to see the boys’ invention and enthusiasm for books, stories and characters; talking to staff and each other about their reading passions. It was particularly nice to see how boys …

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History brought to life for PP3

PP3 are having a very exciting week. As part of a new topic about castles and knights they had a very special visitor, a squire named ‘Costard’. First of all they found a note on a scroll, attached to an arrow. The next thing they knew, Costard the Squire turned up in school! It was in fact, S2 pupil Jacob who acted the part perfectly. It is fabu …

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Prep Quizzing Success!

For the seventh year in a row, Birkdale managed to win the local area heat of the National U11 General Knowledge Quiz but not before a titanic tussle against teams from QEGS Wakefield and Derby High School. Having qualified for the National Final in four of the previous six years and winning the National Title in 2017, Birkdale has a pedigree for genera …

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Outstanding Young Artists

Last week saw the hosting of the Prep 1 and Prep 2 Art Exhibition at the Helix gallery. The boys’ work was displayed in the public gallery and a special opening evening was attended by parents, boys and teachers. The venue was awash with colour from the Prep 2 watercolour paintings of tigers in the jungle inspired by Henri Rousseau, the reduction p …

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Learning Life Skills

On Tuesday 29th January, P4 boys went to the Lifewise Centre at Hellaby for their Crucial Crew Day. Crucial Crew is a personal safety educational programme delivered to all Key Stage 2 pupils in Year 6 of primary school (10 and 11-year-olds). The programme is run in conjunction with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and in partnership with Local Au …

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