Outdoor Pursuits in Castleton

Prep 2 enjoyed a sunny couple of days in and around Castleton in the beautiful High Peak. Pupils and staff set off early in the morning for the Hollowford Outdoor Centre. Here we en …

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Pre-Prep Discover Micro Habitats

PP3 are currently enjoying learning about living things during their Science lessons. They have studied what it is to be alive and examined the different categories that living thin …

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Prep Rock Week!

This week has been ‘Rock Week’ in the Prep School Music Department. Boys have been learning about the coordination techniques needed to play the drum kit and the way that effects …

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Prep Cricket Honours

Many congratulations to three Prep cricketers for winning representative honours following recent trials. Freddie Ross (P3) has been selected to represent Derbyshire U10s whilst Ellio …

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Kings of the Castle!

The PP3 Castles and Knights topic culminated last week with a visit to Conisbrough Castle. The boys enjoyed exploring the ruined castle and discovering where the different buildings wou …

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Prep Welcome New Drama Teacher

This week we have welcomed our new Drama Co-ordinator to the Prep School. Mrs Needham worked previously at Darton Primary School and we certainly hope she enjoys her new position here at Birkdale Prep School. There is a lot planned for the new drama curriculum. This term the boys in Prep 1 will be working on a project where they will look at traditi …

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Prep Rugby Double!

Having already won the Terrington Hall Sevens this term, the U11s travelled to Pocklington in confident mood and this time with the U10s in tow. In the group stage, the 11s struggled to reach the heights of the previous week but still managed to top their group following solid victories against Ashville College (20-15), Pocklington (15-5) and Hymers …

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A Medieval Visitor

Last week some mysterious messages, attached to arrows, arrived in the Pre-Prep 3 classrooms. The boys and teachers were most confused! How had they got there? Who were they from? Th …

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Music for Youth Regional Festival

On a beautifully sunny Monday morning Prep One walked down to give a performance at the University of Sheffield’s stunning Firth Hall concert venue. The boys were performing in …

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World Book Day

The Prep School enjoyed a spectacular World Book Day on Thursday. It was great fun to see every one dressed as different book characters. Walking around school you could meet a collection …

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