Pre-Prep Spellathon for NSPCCPosted: 05th March 2014
The Pre-Prep Department kick started the Spring term by holding a ‘Spellathon’ in aid of the NSPCC. We began with a moving and inspiring assembly, led by a representative from the charity, which gently and informatively touched upon how the NSPCC helps to transform the lives of children, who do not have the love and care that is so important to them. A wonderful feeling of determination filled the air, as the children rose to the challenge of learning to spell some tricky (and rather unusual!) words, whilst also encouraging friends and family at home to sponsor them in their efforts.
The Pre-Prep parents were, as ever, amazing in their help to raise sponsorship and in assisting with the learning of spellings. The grand total raised by the children was a staggering and rather overwhelming £3299.27! By coming together as a department to support this very special cause, the children also achieved a great sense of fulfilment from knowing that they had made a real difference to the lives of others.
It was a very proud moment when Kathryn Brown from the NSPCC returned to award the children with special green ‘Buddy’ badges, as an enormous and heart felt thank you for all their incredible hard work.
Uppingham Prep Schools Orchestral Day (27.2.14)Posted: 03rd March 2014
The Uppingham Orchestral Day is always a fantastic event and this year really did not disappoint.
31 musicians from the Concert Band and String Orchestra were treated to a fantastic day of music making along with musicians from 20 other prep schools.
In the morning pupils were all split into their different orchestral sections. The time was then spent rehearsing the different scores ready for the massed Orchestra, Wind Band and String Orchestra rehearsal in the afternoon.
After lunch (and the very important visit to the tuck shop!) all the different sections came together in the Memorial Hall under the direction of Uppingham’s Director of Music, Stephen Williams. He had the difficult task of putting together the newly commissioned piece ‘Tiddy Mun’ by Uppingham’s Composer in Residence, Tim Watts. This was followed by Wind Band and String Orchestra rehearsals, all of which were preparing for a concert to parents and teachers at the end of the day.
Assembly Address by Mr Hester, Headmaster of Princethorpe College (28.2.14)Posted: 28th February 2014
Mr Hester arrived, trombone in hand, to speak to Spratton about the importance of having confidence.
He told of his lack of confidence at school which changed once he started to learn a musical instrument. He even busked to pay for his very own trombone! After a rendition of 'When The Saints Come Marching In', his first public performance in 25 years, he went on to perform some maths tricks, losing £1 in the process!
Home Clothes Day for Autism Concen (14.2.14)Posted: 24th February 2014
Home Clothes Day on Friday 14th February raised £247.00 for Autism Concern.
Reception's Visit from Mrs Jones, Paediatric Plastic SurgeonPosted: 12th February 2014
Mrs Jones came in to school to talk to Reception about her job as a paediatric plastic surgeon. She came dressed in scrubs and talked about germs and the importance of keeping clean. The children found out about the sort of help she gave to children who she worked with and what she needed to be good at to become a surgeon. Many children said they too would work hard at learning about the body, their reading, counting and steady hands. The children asked questions and shared their experiences of being in hospital or visiting the doctor. Then they had the opportunity to perform an operation on a monster!
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