A Word From the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayAcademic, Music, Prep School

Yesterday evening saw our first Informal Music Concert of the year take place in the Music Centre. Fifteen children, from Year 1 to Year 6 took part in what was a very enjoyable concert, with a lot of talent on show. Some of these children have already performed in front of several audiences, and for others it was their very first time, having only started learning their instrument a matter of weeks ago. It was good to see so many of them visibly grow in confidence when receiving such warm and enthusiastic applause. Thank you to Mrs Parker and our superb music department for preparing all of the children so well.

Our Prep School House Captains took charge of their second House assemblies just before the half-term break, doing another fine job. They wrote their own assemblies and delivered some very interesting topics: charities, a road trip across America and bravery. Well done to Tom, Theo and Lydia. Our assembly programme for this week also included a visit from Revd. Dr. Paul Glass (Chaplain at Kent College, Canterbury) on Thursday, and Chris Turner from Edukid earlier this morning, who gave the children an update on how their fundraising is making a real difference to our sponsored children in Uganda.

The Prep School Chess tournament got underway this week, with over half of the children in Years 2-6 entering. Most of the first round matches have been completed already; competition is fierce and the standard of play is impressive. Good luck to everyone taking part.

Mr Matthew Foale