THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
12 January 2024

Dear England – Prince Edward Theatre

On Thursday, 11 January, all Year 8 boys took the train up to London to visit the Prince Edward Theatre, where they watched “Dear England”, a play based on Gareth Southgate’s transformational leadership of the England Men’s Football Team. The boys were spellbound throughout the nearly three hours of the play, which fused the highs and lows of sporting competitions with deeper examination of what it means to win and lose, as well as to represent one’s country. A particular highlight for the boys was the on-stage portrayal of Harry Kane, and all enjoyed and were impressed with the whole production, with some of our budding Drama Scholars taking copious notes throughout!

An excellent afternoon at the theatre was only enhanced by the many positive comments on the boys’ behaviour throughout the trip,: on the train; in the station and in the theatre, where they even received a round of applause from some of their fellow theatregoers. Parents and boys alike should be as proud as we are of them! A huge thank you from all who attended to all who made this trip possible: Mrs Yeats-Brown for suggesting the play in the first place; Mr Walkling, Mr Jackson and Mr O’Prey for ferrying us back and forth to and from Sevenoaks station; Messrs Bromwich, Burton, Knipe and Yarrow for sterling work as accompanying staff.

Mr Ribbans-Opara


Scholarship Audition

A short video of Tom S (Year 8) rehearsing for his Scholarship Audition.

Scholarship Audition


Year 2 Science
In Science, 2JB completed their Electricity topic by exploring circuits. They even made switches with aluminium foil – clever boys! In R.S., the boys painted their Ganesh models, ready to use in a Hindu shrine!

2RR made their diva lamps before the Christmas holiday, but needed to put them on hold in the run up to Christmas. We picked things back up this week and used acrylic paints to paint their diva lamps. As we know, Diwali is the festival of light, so we wanted to make them as bright as possible. The boys learnt about mixing the primary colours to make new colours, which was very exciting, indeed!

Mrs Rix


Christingle Service
A Christingle service is a beautiful and meaningful tradition, especially for children, often associated with Christmas. The Christingle itself is a symbolic object that represents various aspects of the Christian faith.

This morning the boys from Nursery, Pre prep and Junior School attended a Christingle service in the Chapel. As always, the boys filled the Chapel with their beautiful singing of Away in a Manger and Shine Jesus Shine. One child from each class was chosen to make a Christingle and carry it up to the alter. Mr Swann did a service reminding us of the symbolism of the Christingle.

  • The orange – represents the world
  • The red ribbon – indicates the love and blood of Christ
  • The dried fruits and sweets – symbols of God’s creations
  • The orange – represents the world
  • The red ribbon – indicates the love and blood of Christ
  • The dried fruits and sweets – symbols of God’s creations
  • The lit candle – symbolises Jesus, the light of the world


Nursery Opening Day

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