|LET’S SEE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK!
24 November 2023
Children In Need
A week has passed since we raised money for Children in Need, and I wanted to let you know that we raised a grand total of £757.80! Thank you so much to everyone for their support with this charity event. If you would still like to make a donation, please use this link.
Y5 Visit to Preston
During their history lessons this term, Year 5 have been covering The Victorians and particularly the Victorian way of life. Therefore, on Tuesday, Year 5 had the pleasure of travelling back in time to the 1800s and diving into the life and times of a Victorian child. We travelled down to Preston Manor in Brighton, a Victorian manor preserved in time to give a glimpse of how wealthy Victorians lived. The boys were given the opportunity to dress up as Victorian children (staff included!) to really immerse themselves in the experience, before applying for jobs in the house and being put through their paces. They learned about the lives of cooks, maids, housekeepers, butlers and other members of a Manor household.
While one group was in the Manor, the other group took to the opportunity to visit St Peter’s Church adjacent to the Manor. The church dates back 800 years and the boys were split into activity groups to partake in various activities such as re-enacting the stained-glass windows and weighing the souls of Victorian society! The day was a thoroughly enjoyable one with the Year 5 boys really engaging with all the activities and making the most of the experience. There were some fantastic costumes on display with some Victorian lemonade making an appearance in a packed lunch! A great day all round and there was even time for a midday ice cream.
The Chapel Choir
The Chapel Choir performed Joanna Forbes L’Estrange’s newly composed version of the ancient words ‘Drop, drop, slow tears‘ at our Remembrance Service. This is the piece’s first British performance and the choristers loved singing its beautifully lyrical lines.
Boarding House News
The Boarding House have recently announced their Boarding House Seniors. Congratulations to Slava K and Jake L.
This week the Year 3 classes experienced life in Roman times at their History workshop. They gathered information all about life at that time and answered questions from information boards. They then handled artefacts, and finally in the afternoon practised their drills, marches and formations. Many questions were also answered. A very busy day! The teachers would like to say a huge thank you to the parents for the wonderful costumes. It was so lovely to see the boys all dressed up and enthusiastic!