Head of Prep’s Start of Term Letter – April 2018

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Be Better at Birkdale

Official figures show Birkdale has Sheffield’s best overall exam results – based on the Attainment 8 score of average achievement across eight subjects. This measure looks at how well students have performed across the board – from English and mathematics to other key subjects like sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages. In t …

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Fabulous Fencing!

During the Easter Holidays Ethan Dakin travelled to Poland to take part in the tournament ‘Challenge Wratislava’. This is the biggest junior fencing tournament in Europe and one of the biggest in the world attracting talent from not only European countries but also from the USA, Russia and Middle East. Ethan’s category had 216 registered fencers a …

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

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A Night at the Museum

The PP3 and P1 boys took part in a most unusual residential visit this year – the first of its kind for Birkdale. On Friday 16 March, we met at 7pm at Weston Park Museum, with sleeping bags, torches and cuddly toys; all prepared for a special sleepover……A Night at the Museum! The evening commenced with a torch lit race around the galleries, …

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Charity Fun Run

Pre-Prep arrived at school on non-uniform day dressed for exercise! There was great excitement as the boys prepared for their first ever fun run. This was part of the Birkdale charities week, raising money for The Children's Hospital Charity. The disappointing rain clouds didn't get in the way of everyone's enthusiasm. The boys arrived in the Botanic …

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World Book Day…Where’s Wally?!

Pre-Prep enjoyed a wonderful World Book Day, albeit a week late due to the snow last week. The children and staff looked brilliant all dressed up in stripes and the energy was high for a fun packed day. There was an exciting hunt for ‘Wally cards’ hidden all around Belmayne House. Each ‘Wally’ displayed a word to read and record. Later the ol …

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Prep Rugby Tour

To close the season, The U11 and U10 squads travelled to Cheltenham in February half-term for the biennial Birkdale Prep Rugby Tour. Over the four days, the boys had a fantastic time playing crazy golf, go-karting, 10-pin bowling and quizzing, not to mention visiting Kingsholm for the Gloucester vs Wasps Premiership match which ended in a thrilling 25-2 …

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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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