This week began with a wonderful Assembly completely organised and delivered by our Head Boy and Head Girl, together with a number of other Year 8 pupils. This was the start of our Anti-Bullying Week. Prior to this there had already been a number of activities in preparation for the week: an Anti-Bullying Graffiti Wall had been erected and suitably written on by pupils; a very busy poster display was mounted in the boarding lobby; in Art pupils had designed and made wall posters for display around the School. I must take my hat off to the senior members of the School for their energy and creativity throughout this period. There is still more to come. On Friday we have a full day of ’Stop Bullying' workshops provided by the ‘beat-boxer’ Olly Heat, preceded by another Assembly. To finish off the whole Anti-Bullying Week our intrepid Head Boy and Head Girl have adapted a great book into a script for Monday’s Assembly.
We have again been busy and broad-ranging in the different activities, trips and visits for our children. On Tuesday Year 2 children arrived in a wonderful array of costumes representing life in the 17th century - they had a day experiencing what life would have been like to have lived in London at the time of the Great Fire. We squeezed in four football matches for Year 3 boys against Pilgrims’ School on Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday saw the Nursery Class set off for the great adventure of visiting ‘My Little Explorers’, to immerse themselves in outdoor play and learning. As usual, Wednesday afternoon was a busy sporting one: 21 Twyford teams competing against Lately Manor, Fairleigh and PGS. On Thursday, Year 5 spent most of the day at Winchester Cathedral, getting a deeper understanding of the medieval monastic life, having their packed lunches in the undercroft. While Year 5 were on a higher spiritual plane, Year 3 travelled to Aldershot Military Museum to complement their studies of the second World War. Friday, as well as being another Anti-Bullying Day for the Prep School, is the Pre-Prep Children In Need Day.
This week will lead us to an Exeat, beginning at 5.15 pm for all Prep children. Years 7 and 8 then don their glad rags and warm up for their Disco. There are signs that everyone will benefit from the slightly longer break before getting back into action on Monday.