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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Showcasing Prep Art

The Helix gallery in Nether Green opened its doors last week, to host a showcase of artwork made by the boys in Prep 1 and Prep 2. Many thanks to all who came along to view the work, there was a real buzz and the small gallery space was transformed into a riot of colour and visual delight. The Prep 1 boys had their still life oil pastel pictures ex …

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Young Shakespeare Company Visit

On Monday, five actors performed Shakespeare’s tale of magic, comedy and drama in a fast-moving fully costumed promenade-style production. The play was brought vividly to life around and among the boys. At times this included the whole audience to create such dramatic scenes as the storm that wrecks Prospero’s boat and the magical banquet with w …

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PP3 enjoy a “Marvellous” time at the Lyceum

This week PP3 enjoyed a trip to Sheffield Lyceum Theatre to see a production of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl. Earlier in the school term, PP3 had thoroughly enjoyed reading the story and completing some fabulous Literacy work.  Their imaginations were ignited as they described their own ingredients for a marvellous medicine!  …

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Young Voices 2018

On Monday, twenty-seven boys and staff travelled to the Sheffield FlyDSA Arena to perform at ‘Young Voices 2018’, a national series of concerts involving thousands of primary school children from across the country. The event was a true spectacle, with special guest appearances and choreographed dance routines. The boys linked up with many other …

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