National Poetry Day

There was lots of literary fun in Pre-Prep last week. To mark National Poetry Day, nearly every boy and teacher brought a poem or rhyme in to share. Some of them had been memorised, one was written by a boy’s Mum, another a collaboration with Dad. Our PP1 boys had a gentle introduction to poetry as they enjoyed a variety of activities based on famous …

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Ciao Prep School

It was all about Italy last week as the boys celebrated European Day of Languages. Pre-Prep boys had fun making pizzas, designing their own flags, and trying to speak Italian. The Prep boys were also busy with an Italian themed day. They enjoyed opera in music, Italian in MFL, learnt about the Romans in history, found out about the Renaissance in art, i …

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‘jSax Jazzing Pre-Prep

A group of boys in PP2 have enjoyed their first ‘jSax’ lesson today. Throughout the year all PP2 pupils will have the opportunity of 10 lessons of ‘jSax tuition as part of their music curriculum. The ‘jSax’; a starter instrument to give younger pupils the experience of learning the saxophone. It is a “stripped down” version of a traditi …

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Pre-Prep Love TrySports

All Pre-Prep boys have the opportunity to work with sports specialists for 6 sessions each year. Birkdale are very grateful to Jack Howieson and his team for the expertise they bring to school each week with TrySports. The sports sessions involve coaching a number of sport movement skills, which are transferable to most popular sports. The boys love the …

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Welcome to our New Birkdalians

The pouring rain didn’t put off our eager new Birkdalians as the new term commenced. We are delighted to welcome our new friends and hope they quickly feel at home. We are also pleased to welcome new staff this term. The boys have been getting to know Mrs Tonks – P2 Form Tutor, Mrs Thake – Head of Modern Languages, Mr Mason – P1 Form Tutor an …

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Fee, Fi, Fo Hmmmmm?

Yet again, the Pre-Prep boys have amazed, impressed and entertained us with their Summer Show. Written by Mrs Fletcher, with a little help from Stanley Leighton and George Mills in Prep 1, our very youngest boys told the story of a sadly maligned and misrepresented giant called Steve, a cow called Daisy, and eight enterprising brothers. The boys sang …

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National Champions

Birkdale Prep General Knowledge team have been crowned National Champions in the Quiz Club Championship. They travelled to Oxford Town Hall for the National final along with the Maths Quiz team who also made the finals last week. This also meant that Birkdale had become the only school in the country to reach the final of all three contests (Science inc …

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Prep School Rock You!

Many congratulations to the 56 prep school pupils and many staff who took part in the two highly acclaimed performances of the musical 'We Will Rock You' last week. Performed in the senior school Heeley Hall nearly 300 guests attended the shows on Thursday and Friday nights. Based on the ever enduring music of Queen prep school pupils rocked the night a …

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Sunny Sports Days

The Prep School boys enjoyed two Sports Day in perfect sunny conditions last week. We were delighted to see so many parents attending and cheering the boys on. Prep took part in eight Athletics events, competing in Houses and as individuals, with a possible 100 points available for each event. After two hours of grit and determination, it was Roberts Ho …

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Prep 3 Lake District Adventure

In early June, Prep 3 embarked on their now annual visit to the Lake District. Whilst the weather forecast for the week was not good at all, as always this trip was eagerly anticipated by Prep 3 pupils and staff. Indeed, for many of the boys this would be their first residential trip away from their parents and families! Arriving at the Kepplewray Ac …

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