Today boys from Years 4, 5 and 6 were treated to one of the best author visits we've ever had.
Junior School News
On Tuesday, we had an exciting collaboration afternoon with girls from JAGS. Led by Mr Whitehead and the Games Department, the pupils took part in a range of team games.
The Junior School EDI Forum has met twice this term with the focus on diversifying the curriculum.
Our first ever Breakfast Beats concert took place this week and was a roaring success. There was a warm, supportive and energetic vibe in the Auditorium as the parents and pupils enjoyed a pastry whilst watching some of our fabulous percussionists showcase their hard work
In contrast to the cold and dark outside, the Junior School Hall was filled with warmth and joy on Monday afternoon in the first of this year’s Open Concerts.
All week, the boys have been developing their understanding of Remembrance Day and the symbolism of the poppy.
Year 6 have enjoyed a fantastic day at the Imperial War Museum. Much of our time was spent in the wonderful Second World War Gallery, but we also had time to look at the big exhibits, which included a Harrier Jump Jet, a V2 rocket and a UN press Land Rover from recent conflicts.
At 1100 hours, as a College community, from Junior School to Upper School, teaching and operational staff, we stood in silence, together – as one – for our annual Service of Remembrance to mark Armistice Day.
Each Year 5 class was treated to a wonderful ‘Gamelan’ workshop to support some of the work they have been doing in Music this term. Gamelan is a style of music from Indonesia (namely the islands of Java and Bali) played by a group of people using mainly percussion instruments, including gongs.
This October, students and staff have been involved in a busy schedule of events across the College to mark Black History Month.
This week the boys have been continuing to enjoy their Black History Month learning, where the focus is on celebrating and learning about the Windrush generation.
On Thursday 5 October the Woodwind Department gave an early evening concert in the Great Hall.
This week the boys became real life DC Detectives during a trip to our wonderful Archives where they learnt about Edward Alleyn and saw some of the incredibly unique pieces we are able to display at the College.
On Tuesday, gone were the black and blue ties, blazers, and shirts, and in came the shields, axes, and lots of fur. The day began with an intense battle re-enactment, led by Mr Lawson, of the Battle of Thetford, where the mighty Viking army overthrew the Saxons.
Junior School boys from Years 4, 5 and 6 were thrilled to meet the author Hannah Gold on the publication date of her new book FINDING BEAR this week.