School News

  • Assembly Address by Mr Peter Green, Headmaster of Rugby School )27.2.15)

    Posted: 27th February 2015

    Having disliked birds of all kinds for a number of years, Peter Green, Headmaster of Rugby School, came to our assembly this morning and spoke of his newfound respect for geese.

    Mr Green spoke of their support for each other including their encouraging honking and of their navigational and leadership skills and showed the pupils that we could all learn a number of things form their example.

  • Eat Happy Project (26.2.15)

    Posted: 27th February 2015

    Yesterday, we had a ‘first’ for Spratton - an online field trip where some children in Year 5 and 7 were watching a farmer giving a ‘live’ talk about wheat and how cereals are made at his farm, with plenty of interaction between the pupils and the farmer.  This will certainly not replace study visits as it is important that the children get out of the classroom to further their learning experiences, but it certainly does add another dimension to their education.

     

  • Year 3 Visit to Black Country Living Museum (6.2.15)

    Posted: 25th February 2015

    First, we went to a house called ‘The Telling House’.  In the Victorian times, a girl called Rose and her brother, Jack, lived there.  They were very lucky because when their pigs were fat enough, they would kill them.  Next, we went to the coal mine.  It was very damp, dark and scary but it was absolutely exciting.  At the very end of the day we went to a Victorian school.   The teacher was very strict.  She wore a cream jacket, a button-up shirt, a black skirt and black shoes.  We had to do our twos and threes.  Mrs Allam had to go and stand in the corner.  Then we went home.  By Ameila Pearce

  • Cross-Country Success (12.2.15)

    Posted: 12th February 2015

    What a great week for Spratton Hall and cross-country.  Last Thursday our cross-country runners headed over to Swanbourne for the annual Swanbourne Chase. 12 schools competed with approximately 70 runners in each event.  Our Junior girls team came 3rd, Junior and Senior boys both came 5th and our Senior girls came in a fabulous 1st, picking up the shield and individual medals.

    We then had 6 of our runners go to Ipswich on Saturday to run in the East Anglia Cross Country Championships for Northamptonshire County.  They had qualified to run in this race in January from the Northamptonshire Cross-Country Championships.  The girls in the U13 race came 1st, 3rd and 4th for their Northants team which is fantastic, whilst the remaining three runners all ran personal bests in the U13 boys’ race and U15 girls’ race.  The standard of running at this event was extremely high and we are very proud to see six of our Spratton athletes running at this level.

    We are now looking forward to all the House Cross-Country competitions, the National Prep Schools’ Cross-Country Championships at Malvern College and Maidwell Chase.

  • Digital Leaders Visit BETT Technology Event (24.1.15)

    Posted: 10th February 2015

    We arrived at school nice and early so we could travel in a minibus to the ExCel arena in London. We saw a machine that could make cocktails through someone writing some simple code. We also saw a product called the 3D classroom. This let someone control a 3D television from his laptop and we saw the image in 3D.  He showed us the heart and what water molecules do. Lots of big brands like Microsoft, Dell and Sony were there.  I particularly enjoyed wearing Minecraft masks. We looked at three contenders for the tablets for Year 6 next year. They were the Acer Aspire Switch 10, the Toshiba Click and the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2. My personal favourite was the Lenovo model. Lenovo also have a new model with a built-in projector. My favourite moment of the day was watching a pyrotechnics show. A lady managed to blow-up balloons using her Raspberry Pi. On behalf of all the digital leaders who went I would like to thank Mr Stuttard, Mr Bradnam and Mrs Fordy for taking us on such a wonderful trip.  By William Brinkman

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