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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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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