Prep School Activity Week

Prep School Activity Week

Posted: 28th June 2024

Year 2 History Day

The Year 2 History Day allowed the children to discover many fascinating facts about two famous nurses; Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.  The children were incredibly interested to learn similarities and differences about their lives.  The Museum Service session was a particular highlight of the day, especially dressing up as wounded soldiers and nurses. 

Pre-Prep to Tropiquaria 

The Pre-Prep had a fun adventure to Tropiquaria where they were fascinated to see a whole range of different animals.  A friendly peacock enjoyed investigating the children and observing them eating their food! The children enjoyed an informative talk about the Gibbons who put on quite a show . A delicious ice cream was a welcome treat on such a hot day!

Drumming – Years 3,4,5

Years 3, 4 and 5 had an amazing time with Paul Midgley from Drum Runners.  His company is based in the South West and offers junk percussion, drumming, music tech and creative music workshops.

The children drummed on large plastic drum containers, many of which had pictures connected to the songs and rhymes he used. Paul also introduced the pupils to his overtone flute, his sound pedals to give special effects and his homemade round drums made from bike wheels. 

The children had a great deal of fun and enjoyed moving, playing, laughing throughout the workshops, along with helping Paul to think of crazy rhymes for his songwriting!  This was a great experience for all those who took part and a unique musical opportunity.  

Outdoor Cooking

On Wednesday, Year 3 and 4 pupils prepared and cooked outdoors around an open campfire, from savoury stuffed potatoes with eggs and bacon to sweets with stuffed fruits, and even bread over the campfire. It was an exciting hands-on experience looking at outdoor cooking, looking at where your food comes from and a variety of outdoor cooking skills cooking up some tasty treats in the great outdoors. The classes took place in the Kitchen Garden among the fruits and vegetables that the pupils had been part of growing. Pupils learnt different cooking methods from twisting dough around a stick and toasting it over hot embers to baking straight onto the embers. “Cooking outdoors is one of life’s great joys”, said Mr Mann, Head of Art, Design and Food, “it is also a wonderful way to impart sensational natural flavours to your food while at the same time a greater appreciation of our food”.

Drama Day
Year 3 made dens and storytelling nooks to retell ancient folklore myths and legends.  They practised mime and facial expression skills along with strengthening their memory skills.  They performed their stories to their peers. While, Pre-Prep had a happy day making traditional shadow puppets stories with their own silhouette puppets using the recycled lighting gels from Queen’s Hall.  They showed impressive teamwork skills and were able to convey their original stories beautifully.
Year 5 Residential
Year 5 was certainly blessed with perfect weather for their residential to Huish Woods this year. After spending a fun-filled Eco Day at school, the children headed to Huish Woods to spend the night under canvas. The children enjoyed setting up camp, exploring the woods and a wonderfully cooked barbeque (thank you Mr Matthews!) To finish off the evening, hot chocolate was drunk and marshmallows were toasted around a campfire. Teamwork, caring for others and kindness were all skills that were of the utmost importance. The next morning started early (!) and once the site was left ready for the next group, Year 5 set off for Culmstock Beacon. The children used maps to navigate a route to the Beacon whilst enjoying tree climbing along the route.
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