12th Century Life at Conisbrough Castle

It was a welcome change this year for PP3 to visit Conisbrough Castle in the sunshine. Past visits have included wind, rain and hail! The first task was to take a look around the bailey and try to deduce which buildings were there and what activities may have taken place took place 850 years ago. The PP3’s used clues, pictures and objects to help u …

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Birkdale Shakespeare Festival

We were delighted to welcome parents to the Heeley Hall to see the whole school join together in a celebration of Shakespeare. This is the first time Birkdale have presented a Shakespeare Festival and pupils across the age ranges participated. Pre-Prep 3 contributed with two fabulous songs, which then led into an adaptation of ‘King Lear’. The bo …

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Inspiring Young Musicians

Four talented Prep School musicians entered The Don Valley Festival recently, resulting in a fantastic first place, four second places and three third places. The Festival features a range of music, speech& drama, art and photography classes. They aim to provide an educational platform for performance, the opportunity to see and hear the work …

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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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