Headmaster’s Update

MR NEESON’S PRIZEGIVING ADDRESS We all received childhood messages growing up. Some of them will have been positive. Doubtless some were negative. But whatever they were, as sure as eggs are eggs, those childhood messages will never go away. Mums and Dads first. What was your main message, I wonder? Was it the conservationist: “Waste…

Pre-Prep and Prep Thanksgiving Services

On Wednesday afternoon, Chapel was filled with joy as the children in Year 2 gave thanks for their precious time in Pre-Prep. Reminiscing on many great moments, they shared entertaining memories of their friendships and learning. The children truly appreciate the many opportunities they have to learn, investigate and challenge themselves within our broad and…

Ian Bell Cricket Masterclass

On Monday afternoon 20 lucky children went down to the cricket nets and met Ian Bell. After introducing himself and the other coaches he explained some of the shots we would be learning: the cover drive; the sweep; the pull shot; and T20 shots. We were split into groups and Ian came round to each…

The Power of Reading!

In English, we have been studying a fascinating book called The Flower, by an Australian author John Light. Simultaneously, in Science, Year 2 have been learning about electricity; so the children created their own working electrical circuits, with a switch.  Meanwhile, in Creative Arts the children designed and made their own diorama for Brigg: the main character…

Chess Success!

The UK Schools’ Chess Challenge is the largest chess tournament in the world. Over 40,000 children across the UK enter the tournament every year, initially starting in their school chess club. The highest placed players from this qualify for their area ‘Megafinal’, roughly the top 20% of entrants. The leading Megafinalists go onto the penultimate stage of…

Year 1 Learn About Grace Darling

In humanities lesson Year 1 have been learning all about Grace Darling. They have enjoyed discovering how the daughter of a lighthouse keeper braved the stormy sea to play an enormous part in the daring rescue of nine survivors from the wreck of the Forfarshire. They wrote their own descriptions of that eventful night and…

Creative Arts Summer Competition

We are thrilled to launch the first ever Prep Summer Competition for the Creative Arts Department!   There are two categories –  A) Individual work – this should be your own unaided work and should be original (ie not copied from another piece of artwork) B) Pair or group work – this should be original…

English Symphony Orchestra Summer Courses

English Symphony Orchestra will be running the following summer courses for children and young people of all ages and abilities. We hope this may be of interest to some of our BCS musicians! https://www.eso.co.uk/community/eso-youth/ ESO Youth Orchestra (Grade 7+, ages 11-19) at Bromsgrove School Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th August – 9am-5pm (non-residential) £80.00 per musician (including…

Headteacher’s Awards

Congratulations to the following Pre-Prep pupils who have achieved Head Teacher’s Awards. Well done everyone! Week beginning 9th July 2018 Cheerfully Trying Hard Whole Class TH Whole Class TM Whole Class TR Whole Class RB Whole Class RM Whole Class RS Zoe Dean Xander Hawley Showing Respect William Nicolson Whole Class 2M Ramneek Chatha Good…

Pre-Prep Lunchtime Awards

There was no Golden Table this week as it was the last week of term, but congratulations to the following Pre-Prep children who have been given Lunchtime Awards – Jago Wells Katherine Kendall Enaya Aftab Raees Rahman Aria Patel Sam Mantle George Griffiths-Stamboulis Lexi Higgs Navya De Karam Dosanjh Anushka Aulak Amadora Ramos-Liu Ihra Karkhanis…

Summer Picnic

Thank you to the Student Council for their wonderful idea to have a Summer Picnic. The children from all year groups had a lovely time outside in the sunshine with their picnic lunches.  

Summer Concert

A busy and successful year of music-making was celebrated on Thursday night with a wonderful Summer Concert in the School Hall. The culmination of a busy term of rehearsal and practice in both Prep and Pre-Prep was certainly a treat for the audience, who enjoyed a delightful evening of music. The Guitar Ensemble transported us…