Both team and House spirit combined this week, as the Prep School ran Lambrook’s cross country course for their respective House.

This school tradition is a run of just over 2k or two laps of the grounds. Whilst Dewar worked hard to win, equally impressive was the determination of those who ran without stopping and the team support shown especially in the Upper School, as they cheered and encouraged their team mates along. You can view the full gallery of photos below.

Tuesday saw our first House French Vocabulary competition. The results were announced after some nail biting final rounds, with Years 5 – 8 competing on vocab about French Christmas and traditions. The competition was fierce and the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed themselves (and revised and learnt lots in the process!) The competition was incredibly close but congratulations had to go to Athlone who managed to just come out on top.

In Year 5

1st place goes to Athlone

2nd place to Dewar

3rd place to Goodhart

4th place to Alexander

In Year 6

1st place goes to Goodhart

2nd place to Dewar

3rd place to Alexander

4th place to Athlone

In Year 7

1st place goes to Alexander

2nd place to Goodhart

3rd place to Athlone

4th place to Dewar

In Year 8

1st place goes to Dewar

2nd pace to Alexander

3rd place to Athlone

4th place to Goodhart

 

Year 5 relished the opportunity to learn about the Jewish New Year celebration which occurs in the Autumn as opposed to the traditional January 1st . Whilst discovering some key facts about the traditions and customs of Rosh Hashanah, the pupils have embraced the challenges set with tremendous enthusiasm to become even greater independent learners.

Our Year 6’s were delighted to hear this week that they will also have the opportunity to take part in the Primary Engineer Leaders Awards during the 2020-2021 academic year. The competition challenges pupils in our region to research engineering, interview inspiring engineers and answer the question “If you were an engineer – what would you do?  and is a fantastic opportunity to engage our pupils with real engineers who will convey the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in their daily lives.  Do visit www.leadersaward.com for details of this year’s exhibitions.

Pre Prep loved receiving the beautiful cards thoughtfully made by Prep school pupils as part of Lambrook’s 12 Days of Giving.

Prep Pupils’ effort and achievements were celebrated this week in individual Year Group Chapel assemblies.

Our boarders thoroughly enjoyed their delicious traditional Christmas dinner and festive games.

Year 1 had their ‘Fabulous finish’ end of topic celebration. It was a letter from the Little Old Lady who had had a new kitchen installed. As a treat for all the children’s hard work she had baked some gingerbread men and they had a party.

REM made Christmas hats, had Christmas lunch and went on a treasure hunt where we found clues to lead us to a present from Santa and his Elves.

2EH enjoyed making salt dough decorations and sewing as part of their Christmas art.

Pre Prep enjoyed hot chocolate, marshmallows and ginger bread men whilst watching The Grinch in their PJ’s to end a fun filled term of ‘Anything Goes’ after school club.

A Year 7 pupil gave a fabulous presentation to his class about Hanukkah which he and his family are celebrating at the moment. He brought in a menorah and also chocolates to play the dreidel game and the class really enjoyed learning about this festival of lights.

Year 6 enjoyed a festive fancy dress Christmas netball tournament.

Year 3 has enjoyed exchanging secret Santa gifts and visit to the virtual panto complete with ice cream.

And a beautiful rainbow was spotted this week by the Nursery children, stretching from Westfield across to the front paddock.

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