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Summer Term 2007

Year 6 Adventure Week

Year 6 Adventure Week

Year Six Adventure Week

Year 6 Adventure Week

Year 6 Adventure Week

Year 6 recently returned from a week at Kelly College Adventure Centre. They spent the week challenging themselves through a variety of activities including climbing, abseiling, kayaking, canoeing and a high ropes course.

In addition to this they experienced many team-building activities such as raft building, a tree climb and trapeze, the weir experience and letter boxing on Dartmoor. The week was greatly enjoyed by pupils and staff.
 

Sports Day 2007

Sports Day 2007

Sports Day

Sports Day 2007

Sports Day 2007

Earlier this week the annual Blundell's Prep Sports Day was held, with the weather being kind to us this year. All pupils were involved with the usual running, jumping and throwing events, including the traditional House Mass Relay, won by Grenville this year.

Many parents watched the events unfold and to see a school record broken by Alice in the Junior Long Jump (pictured to the left). Mrs Vivienne Heeley very kindly presented the prizes (pictured to the right) including the overall House Cup which this year went to Grenville.
 
Blundell's Joint Concert Blundell's Joint Concert Blundell's Joint Concert
Recently pupils performed at the Joint Concert with the senior school, which proved a great evening of music making, starting with the stage being filled with string players from both schools playing a selection of folk songs. Many of the items in the concert included pupils from both schools somehow overcoming the logistical problems of joint rehearsals to perform harmoniously together. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
 
Treasure Island Drama group's Treasure Island Treasure Island
A year 5 Drama activity group performed the Adventures of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. There was plenty of swash-buckling and gruff ooh-aahs! A jolly good time was had by all!
 
Abolition of slavery Abolition of Slavery Day Abolition of slavery
Last Thursday timetabled lessons were abandoned in favour of a theme day to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery Act. The Prep School met together at the start of the day to hear from professional storyteller Mark Haradon, who told us all about conditions on the infamous slave ship The Zong. Following this introduction the school was split into eight different groups, each made up of a mixture of all year groups. The groups moved around a range of different workshops throughout the day: Mrs. Jeffs and Mark Haradon ran drama activities, Mrs. Lampard ran a Food Technology session looking at Fair Trade food, visiting musician Andy Warne led us in some African drumming and Mr. Hirst taught us about some of the anti-slavery protestors who fought for the abolition of the slave trade. We also did some artwork making displays on slavery for the school. At the end of the day we all gathered back in the hall to watch some short plays, to share what we had learnt about slaves and the anti-slave reformers and to sing some famous slave songs.