Santa Surprises Pre-Prep

Pre-Prep had a terrific surprise today when Father Christmas visited during playtime. There was great excitement when some boys noticed a colourful sleigh being driven down Clarke Drive.  Everyone gathered on the decking as we cheered to see Father Christmas arrive. To the delight of the boys, a Christmas Elf invited them to clamber up onto the s …

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PP1 Superhero Day

To finish off our superhero topic the boys in PP1 came to school dressed as superheroes last Thursday. We were awash with Spidermen, Batmen, Captain Americas, Iron Men and Thor. You could even see one Hulk in disguise if you looked really closely. Over the course of a very busy morning our superheroes created a magnificent array of superhero crafts. …

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The Young Shakespeare Company

On Tuesday afternoon the boys in P3 & P4 participated in an enthralling production of Macbeth by The Young Shakespeare Company. The boys were thrown into Shakespeare’s story through a practical, collaborative discovery process. The experience was enhanced by their commitment, and the imaginative engagement which the boys brought to the characte …

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PP2 Take Part in Ensemble 360 ‘Giddy Goat’ Project

Last week, the PP2 boys travelled to the Crucible Theatre to take part in a concert of music written especially for children. In their music lessons, the boys have been busy rehearsing songs and rhymes to join in with the performance and learning about the different instruments played by the Ensemble 360 musicians. The boys particularly enjoyed wa …

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The PP3 History Hike!

This week, PP3 have been learning all about the Plague which struck England nearly four hundred years ago. We followed this up with a fantastic History hike out in the Peak District.  The first part of our walk took us up a very steep hill overlooking Eyam village. After enjoying the stunning views, we walked over to look at Mompesson's Well, the …

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Autumn in Pre-Prep

Last week PP2 had a great time collecting leaves, nuts, twigs, feathers and shells in the Botanical Gardens. Today they were very creative and used these items to create autumnal artwork. Some of the boys made patterns and created abstract art, they enjoyed discovering the shapes they could make. Other boys printed pictures; we had smiley faces and one …

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Pre-Prep Poetry Week

This week the Pre-Prep boys have been celebrating poetry. The Senior School boys from the Acting and Performance club came to perform some poems for our boys in Belmayne House in Tuesday’s assembly. We were thoroughly entertained by their performance, which included The Sound Collector by Roger McGough and The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan. To …

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PP2 Adventure to Ecclesall Woods

PP2 must have picked one of the most beautiful Autumn days for their trip to the Woodland Discovery Centre at Ecclesall Woods. The boys had an exciting time just getting there, walking through the Botanical Gardens to the bus stop, riding on the top deck of the bus and then through the woods to the centre. They had a fabulous morning exploring and …

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Birkdale Gladiators take on 10k challenge For St Luke’s

The Birkdale Gladiators raised more than £3,000 for St Luke’s Hospice when they joined the runners in the annual Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. A team of 20 parents and teachers from Birkdale School, many of who had never taken part in an organised race before, were organised by mum and long-time St Luke’s supporter Sam Debbage. They were among mor …

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Cross Country Season Up and Running

The cross country season is now underway, and there was a good turn-out for the Birkdale Prep team at the first Sheffield Schools league race at Bolehills Park. Special mention goes to William C, who fell at the start in his very first race, but is determined to come back and race the next one: a great attitude! It was fantastic to see over 200 boys i …

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