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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Learning is Fun in PP1!

PP1 have had such a busy week. As part of our topic ‘things that go’, we have been thinking about emergency vehicles. We were lucky enough to be visited by White Watch in their fire engine. We even had a go at using the hose and spraying water into the playground. In music, the boys have been writing down their ostinato rhythms to go with thei …

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Happy Blue Monday!

We were delighted to welcome Daniel Cutting to Birkdale today. The third Monday of January is known as Blue Monday, the gloomiest day of the year – but not here at Birkdale! Daniel is a world renowned Professional Football Freestyler and FIVE-TIME Guinness World Record Holder. His skills have taken him all over the globe and seen him work with so …

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Pre-Prep Bright Sparks

Our bright sparks in PP3 enjoyed an interesting afternoon this week investigating electricity as part of their Materials topic. Pre-Prep are always grateful when they are visited on a Wednesday afternoon by our sixth form community action helpers.  These extra pairs of hands provide invaluable support allowing the opportunity for the boys to feel co …

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Young Voices

Twenty-five Prep School boys participated in ‘Young Voices 2019’ last week. This nationwide initiative brings together thousands of primary school children from across the country to perform at various large concert venues across the UK. The event was truly memorable and the Sheffield FlyDSA Arena was positively buzzing with excitement when the larg …

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New Head Master for Birkdale School

Birkdale School has a new Head Master with Peter Harris returning to the School after ten years away from Sheffield. The 49 year old completed his teaching qualifications in Sheffield and worked in Dinnington and Worksop before joining the teaching staff at Birkdale in 1998. Ten years ago, he moved to the south coast as a Vice Principal in Bournem …

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

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