The Beehive – Issue 21

From The Headmaster

Year 1-3 boys thoroughly enjoyed Science Week. This action-packed event involved participating in a range of exciting experiments, including: the Great Egg Challenge Drop, in which the boys had to create packaging to prevent an egg breaking which had been dropped from height; wearing ‘mad scientist hair’ to mark the anniversary of Einstein’s date of birth; creating bouncy balls, gyrocopters and Alka Selza rockets; undertaking ice experiments; looking at irreversible changes through food technology; enjoying Science experiments with Prep Department teachers Mr Cobb and Mr Hornby and  participating in ‘Ed the Science Boffins’ State of Matter experiments. View more photos in the Gallery.

Before their Board meeting, members of the Governing Body visited Art, Maths, PE, PSHE and Science lessons on Wednesday morning and were impressed by the range and quality of the learning that was taking place.

Year 3 exhibited their creativity and skill in an open art room. Observational drawings, pastel pieces and clay work represented minibeasts in many and varied forms. Well done to our budding artists! View more photos in the Gallery.

Hoards of Prep Department boys participated in Seussical the Musical, performing to Pre-Prep and Prep boys on Thursday before this evening’s performance to an adult audience. The actors, well supported by the technical team, performed their hearts out and encapsulated the surreal fun of Dr Seuss in words, music and pyrotechnics. Thank you to Mr Brook and his team for bringing this production to the stage. View more photos in the Gallery.

5TW entertained us with an intriguing Drama Assembly which dramatised Lewis Caroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’ in an atmospheric, mesmeric way. The boys demonstrated fantastic team work and held their audience spell-bound.

As part of the multiple projects enhancing the Pre-Prep site over the coming months, brand new sheds have been erected at the back of the playground.

The school continues to attract significantly greater numbers of visits by prospective parents than has been the case previously in recent years. This week has been no exception, with many visits.

Congratulations to Pre-Prep secretary, Polly Valera, who has given birth to Matilda Poppy, born on March 15th at 11.55am and weighing in at a healthy 8lb 9oz.

Minibus Driver Wanted!

We are looking for a minibus driver to commence as soon as possible to drive the morning route between Locksbottom and the school. Hours would be from 7.30am to 9.00am. If you know of anybody who may be interested please contact the Bursar: nwood@bickleyparkschool.co.uk