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Summer Term 2008

U11 Cricket U11 Cricket U11 Cricket
The U11 finished off a fine unbeaten season with a win over St Peter's Lympstone on Monday. With several players away through illness, Blundell's nevertheless batted with confidence, scoring 123 in their 20 overs. They restricted St Peter's to 91 for 7, winning by 32 runs. After a really close battle against the Old Boys a week before, where Blundell's Prep secured a tremendous 4 wicket win, Blundell's Prep were not at their best against St Peter's and looked a little weary. Blundell's always had the upper hand, however, and never really looked like losing the game.
They can look back on a highly successful season with a great deal of pride. The ever consistent Jack Maunder again scored 27 and Dan Pyle and Ben Steer also batted well, scoring over 20 each.
 
Year 5 Camp at Hish Woods

Year 5 Camp at Hish Woods
Year 5 Camp Year 5 Camp at Hish Woods

Year 5 Camp at Hish Woods
Year 5 recently went on camp to Huish Woods near Taunton. The pupils were split into three groups and under the guidance of World Challenge Instructors had three days of activities that included climbing, caving, orienteering and shelter building. They were given the responsibility of pitching their own tents and planning meals, as well as organising the last morning's entertainment.

After a busy and fun-packed three days, Year 5 returned tired but looking forward to next year's adventurous activity week.
 
Prep Sports Day 2008

Prep Sports Day 2008
Prep Sports Day Prep Sports Day 2008

Prep Sports Day 2008
Last 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 Drake this year.

Many parents watched the events unfold and then the mothers (and one father - can you spot him?) had the opportunity to race in the 'Mothers Race (pictured bottom right), which was won by Mrs Klinkenburg. Mrs Sarah Maunder very kindly presented the prizes (pictured top right) including the overall House Cup, which this year went to Grenville.
 
Kelly College Adventure Centre

Kelly College Adventure Centre
Kelly College Adventure Centre Kelly College Adventure Centre

Kelly College Adventure Centre
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.
 
London Trip

London Trip
Trip to London and Tutankhamun Exhibition London Trip

London Trip
Last week pupils in Years 3 to 6 set off for London on four coaches to see the 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs' exhibition at the O2 Arena.
- The Years 3 and 4 pupils also visited the National Maritime Museum where they saw old ships and new boats as well as a hands on experience of being a sailor.
- The Year 5 pupils visited the Tate Modern and the Golden Hind, where they were given a guided tour of all decks and gained some insight into what life was like on board.
- The Year 6 pupils visited the National Theatre and were given a backstage pass to see how a theatre operates behind the scenes. They were lucky enough to see Vanessa Redgrave rehearsing for her forthcoming play.
Finally all pupils travelled to the O2 dome in Greenwich and spent a fascinating time seeing what life was like in Egyptian times and learning about the amazing discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter. There were some amazing artefacts on show. We all travelled back to Tiverton safely and wearily but with many stories to tell.
 
Egyptian Day

Egyptian Day
Egyptian Day Egyptian Day

Egyptian Day
The normal timetable at the Prep school was abandoned recently for an Egyptian Day. The day started with a storyteller introducing a traditional story from the time of the Pharaohs and that of Howard Carter who discovered the Tutankhamun tomb in 1922.

The pupils were then challenged in building a Pyramid from bales of straw, constructing a Shaduf to extract water from the school pond, discovering artifacts from an archeological dig or creating Egyptian mud bricks. In addition they took part in painting, clay work and drama all with the aim of learning more about Egypt ahead of the Prep school trip to the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the O2 Arena in London.