Palmer’s Prose on Prep – March 2019

March 28, 2019 9:39 am

Scroll down to read all about recent life at Wycliffe Prep, as written by our Headmaster, Mr Adrian Palmer.


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Life has continued at a manic pace and we have all had a fantastically exciting time. We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up in costumes linked to a particular book, and it was especially lovely to see all the events happening in Pre-Prep.

Years 3-8 were challenged with the task of working in their tutor groups to choose a book and produce a short representation of it to perform in assembly. The standard of presentations as a whole was incredible and the pupils and staff alike shared a fantastic morning watching them all. Once the performances had ended, staff were asked to vote for their favourite three, and those voted for were awarded points (3 points for first place, 2 for second, and 1 for third). Once the votes had been counted, the top four presentations were announced! The top tutor groups were: 3CL (Fantastic Mr Fox), 5NG (The Wizard of Oz), 8CB (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) and the overall winner – by quite a long way – was Year 4 (The Iron Man). Here is the winning presentation for your enjoyment! To view the other presentations please visit our YouTube channel.

We had great excitement when one of our Year 5 pupils, Charley appeared on Breakfast television. This all started from a challenge set by out Head of Maths, Mr Gaunt, to celebrate Pi day. The challenge was to recite the value of Pi to as many decimal places as possible from memory. Charley amazed us all by getting to 228 places in front of the whole school. (See video below!) This achievement went on social media and was picked up by ‘Good Morning Britain’. The next thing we know Charley is at it again, this time live on national television, this time reciting to 258 places live in front of several million people. We are so proud of Charley, not just for this incredible feat, but also for the wonderful way he represented the school when being interviewed.

Last week, we celebrated Science week with a number of activities and visits including The National History Museum and ‘We The Curious’. Our pupils in Middle Prep enjoyed a wonderful Exploration Day based on Science.

Last week I visited the Nursery to see our live chicks in action. The children have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the chicks hatch from eggs and start to grow.

And last, but not least, our under 13 boys excelled themselves on Saturday by winning the Severnside soccer tournament. Well done boys!

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