Autumn colours are definitely in evidence around the Lambrook grounds this week, with conker tournaments being played by our boarders, harvest bread baking and autumn colours captured by our talented pupil photographers.

Our talented Lambrook Chef Simon, makes a beautiful harvest bread each year as the centrepiece to our Harvest Festivals which began this week with Pre Prep’s harvest celebration in the DJC, and will continue with Prep school celebrations next week.

Janie Critchley, a professional photographer and former Lambrook parent has been continuing to run her popular Photography Club this term, coming into school to teach the children reflection of light, depth of field, contrast and, this week they have looked at autumn and colours. The children take photographs with their own cameras before going to view and edit pictures in the latter part of the session. Janie gives the children typed notes each week so that they can review and work on their skills at home if they wish. The photos below have been taken by Poppy, a Year 7 pupil, and are so lovely we have used one for this week’s Cedar header photo.

Lambrook’s ‘Artist of the Week’ is Jasper in Year 3 who made an exceptional modelled piece of his Spirit Animal design which can been seen below, along with some other stand out pieces seen in the Art room this week.

Congratulations are due to our young engineers who received the results of their entries into the Leaders Award. Lambrook was delighted to hear that we had thirteen pupils in total awarded distinction, and five of those have been shortlisted to the next round in the competition.  The Year 7 pupils (who were in Year 6 when they completed their designs) received their certificates in Assembly this week.

In sport this week – the first round of our Year 7 House hockey matches were completed at Bracknell Hockey club on Wednesday, where there were close games and wins for Houses Alexander and Athlone (after an extra time goal!).

Congratulations were also due to our boys this week as they enjoyed a football fixture on Wednesday where they worked hard and managed to secure wins across all their games.


Over in the DJC our music department expanded even further this week as they welcomed a new double bass teacher.

Our Year 5 thespians were extremely lucky to experience an acting workshop this afternoon from Timothy Allsop (Shakespeare Schools’ Festival), an actor, writer and director who has worked at the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Students engaged in a range of games and activities to develop their understanding of character and expression. They were then given help and advice on some of their scenes from their upcoming Macbeth production. Mr Allsop was impressed with their physical movements and facial expressions. He has now challenged the actors to think in more detail about developing their character and thinking more about the thoughts and emotions behind the character they are portraying. It was an excellent workshop and we hope to see the fruits of their labour on Thursday 19th November in their recorded performance.

Some more young literary entrepreneurs in Year 5 were highlighted this week by our Head of English, Mr Whitmell, for their amazing website, Book Advisor. It’s well worth visiting the site as it is packed full of honest reviews of books for different age groups, recommendations and advice for finding your next ‘must read’ book. Their book reviews can also be found in the Lambrook library.

This week in boarding as well as having fun on a scavenger hunt around the grounds, they taste-tested one of the first pots of this year’s Lambrook honey, played golf, fitted in their music practice and battled each other in conker tournaments.

In Year 2 art this week, the children used pastels to recreate a picture of the Crown Jewels, linked with their work on London and The Tower of London as well as producing some 3D models of some of the City’s most iconic buildings.

1S was excited to receive a postcard from a cousin of the Three Bears suggesting they learn about other bears from around the World.

Reception has been learning all about Space in their ‘Sparkle and Shine’ topic. This week they looked at astronauts focusing on Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong, created some beautiful sparkly planets in their art lesson and had fun dressing up as astronauts.

And at ‘Anything Goes’ after school club in Pre Prep last Friday, the children had a wonderful time making delicious cupcakes to take home and enjoyed by all of the family.


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