The Beehive – Issue 26

From The Headmaster

Nursery and Reception enjoyed their Superhero morning. Mr Marvel did a marvellous job whilst the children engaged enthusiastically in their superhero multi-skills activity, the dressing mummies as mummies and tug of war. Thank you to event organiser Stuart McKenzie-McIntyre and his superhero BPSA helpers.

   

Well done to the Year 5 boys who were commended, highly commended or prize winners in the Chislehurst Society Awards. Particular congratulations should go to prize winners Edouard Lecuyer (Chislehurst Postcards), Miles Cobourne (Chislehurst Unique amongst London Suburbs) and Daniel Read (My Journey through Chislehurst).

Congratulations to Saif faiz on gaining an academic scholarship to Farringtons School.

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to The Lyceum Theatre to be one of only two school groups selected to see a dress rehearsal of The Lion King as one cast prepared to hand over to another. The boys were interviewed after the show by representatives from Disney.

In spite of missing key players (participants attending scholarship exams), BPS were just pipped to the post in securing runners-up spot in the finals of the Rowland Constantine Shield general knowledge competition. Nine of the leading academic schools in the country will join BPS in the inter-regional finals of the Junior Challenge general knowledge quiz competition: BPS will face the country’s leading prep school – The Dragon School, Oxford.

Year 1 boys are really enjoying their tennis session with ex-British number 1 ranked player turned coach, Richard Whichello. Congratulations to Jayden Oladimeji’s team who won the U8 Aegon tennis competition.

Well done to the swimming team for their convincing win against Royal Russell this week.

Well done to Harry Bingham for being singed up by Charlton FC.

Finlay Horner did really well at the London Youth Games qualifying judo contest: he came third out of eight in his weight class, which is impressive as it was his first contest since returning from injury.

RHS performed their first ever assembly. Their theme was ‘When I Grow Up’ and the boys spoke about the jobs they would like to do when they are older. They also spoke about the importance of the school motto ‘Aspire…Endeavour…Achieve’ to help in developing a career. View more photos in the Gallery.

4SBD produced a wonderful assembly about filling everyone’s ‘inner bucket’ with the right sort of things. Monty Python combined with Sigmund Freud to convey an important message, visibly demonstrated by the delivery of flowers to staff and parents and chocolates to the Headmaster!

Three senior boys who are performing in the Drama Enrichment production, Down to Earth, later this term, visited Pre-Prep to find out what RGL knew about Space. Quite a lot it seems! The Reception boys were keen to share their knowledge of the topic and, at the same time, our older drama students were studying for their roles as Reception teachers and children. Hopefully, boys in RGL will approve when they watch the show. Down to Earth is being performed on Thursday 25th May at 6-7pm in the Prep Theatre.

Click here to read about this week’s amazing achievements by BPS boys. To view the latest fixtures and results, click here.