Christmas has officially begun at Winterfold! Parents and staff were treated to some lovely carols at coffee morning. The choir will be singing again next Friday from 8.30am onwards – all welcome!
Month: November 2019
On Wednesday 27th November, Year 7 and 8 pupils were treated to an excellent adaptation of Romeo and Juliet by the Young Shakespeare Company. The YSC actors performed Shakespeare’s heartbreaking story of ‘star-crossed love’ in a fast-moving, fully-costumed, interactive production. Throughout the performance, the pupils were actively involved through carefully structured drama and language activities. They were encouraged to explore the motives, thoughts and feelings of the characters, with volunteers becoming individual characters in the story. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed interacting with this modern, fun version of Shakespeare’s classic play.
Wednesday’s Mini Me concert was the turn of Mr Tattam’s woodwind players. We heard a wonderfully diverse selection of music, from Au Clair de la Lune, Lionel Bart’s Oom Pah Pah from the musical Oliver, to George Michael’s Careless Whisper. It was a great opportunity for their parents to see just how well they’ve done on their instruments. Well done everyone.
PCSOs Becky Ruston and Kate Easthope visited Winterfold on Tuesday 26th November to talk to pupils from Pre-Prep and Prep school about the Police, to remove the fear factor around Police cars and to re-assure the children that they are here to help.
Both sets of pupils had lots of questions, ranging from “How old do you have to be before you can be arrested”, “how long have you worked for the police”, to “do you work with Santa Claus”. The children really enjoyed meeting Becky and Kate and learned a lot from the experience.
Congratulations to all of our Cross Country runners who took part in the District Cross Country Championships at Wyre Forest Visitors Centre on 22nd November. In rather inclement weather conditions, they all ran superbly. A special well done to Kasey who finished 4th and now qualifies to run for the District team at the County final in February.
Very well done to Miss Carey’s cellists who had their first Mini Me concert on Thursday 21st November. Our 7 year olds have only been playing for a few weeks and this was their first concert in front of an audience. We look forward to following their progress.
Every pupil in Year 5 had a part to play in the entertaining Nutting Plays on Tuesday 19th November. We saw star performances and the children were clearly enjoying treading the boards in Penryn Hall. Well done to everyone involved.
Winterfold held a very successful hockey festival on Tuesday 19th November with local independent Prep schools. It was great to see the girls enjoying their new sport and putting into practice skills learned during training. Watch this space for hockey stars of the future. Well done everyone!
Very well done to all of the Prep pupils who performed on Tuesday 19th November in the Performance Platform. Our soloists’ repertoire ranged from Theme from Mahler to Music of the Night by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Slipping Through My Fingers by Abba, Another One Bites the Dust by Queen, to a rather splendid Allegretto and Largo from Handel.
Pupils and staff were thoroughly inspired by a talk given in assembly on Monday 18th November by Mr George Blakeway, father of Jack and Harry, who was recently a member of the Ha Long Bay Viet Nam, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race team. Despite the hard work and being constantly wet, the team loved the experience. There were many highlights of the race but the best part was “spending time with the team on the yacht, albeit sometimes in difficult conditions”. They are now friends for life. Mr Blakeway’s final words – “Be curious and find your own adventure” were an excellent way to sum up an inspirational talk for the children.