Christmas in the Prep School
The Prep School have been preparing for Christmas during Advent by thinking abut our journey during December leading towards the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.
Reception had a great day at the Reindeer Farm on Friday. The children met many animals including, rabbits, donkeys, goats and chickens.
Observing at Greenwich!
On Wednesday, Year 5 visited the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
The Prep School was taken over by Superheroes last week in support of Children in Need.
Early Years Children Out and About
Scoot Around and Forest School
On Friday, Reception wrapped themselves up and scooted down to Dunorlan Park to take part in a sponsored Scoot around the Lake to raise money for Nepal.
On Thursday Year 6 spend the day at Drusillas. As well as collecting stamps for spotting animals, we had two very informative talks on classification and how animals are adapted to their habitats.
Harvest Thank You
Thank you very much for all the very generous contributions kindly given by parents and pupils for our annual Harvest Mass which took place on Friday 24 October.
Bushcraft Club Camp
The end of the first season of Bushcraft Club at Beechwood ended last weekend with a double Campover in the school woods for our daring pupils who love everything about the outdoors. On Friday it was the turn of the Senior School students who braved the elements to sleep under basic shelter whilst on Saturday fourteen keen Prep children had their go. As well as singing lively traditional camp-fire songs and enjoying burgers, beans, hot-dogs and bannock (home-made quick flat-bread), new skill of water-heating (using a Kelly Kettle), kit-arranging, braving bugs, identifying some star constellations and finding the way by torchlight were also taken on board too. Bushcraft Club will return in early summer next year for more intrepid adventures!
Perfect Pumpkin Party
Last Friday the PA hosted a Pumpkin Bop. We all enjoyed it very much including the hot dogs before the Bop began. Everybody had made a brilliant effort with their costumes and make up. The Bop gets better and better every year.Grace Boyes & Margaret Hobart
Janet Stuart Centenary Mass
Beechwood's Chamber Choir sang and represented the school beautifully last Saturday when they joined choirs from the other Sacred Heart schools to celebrate the life of Janet Stuart-an important figure in our Sacred Heart history on the centenary of her death. The Mass was streamed live on Youtube enabling interested viewers from all over the world to take part virtually in the Mass. This was particularly appreciated by some of the sisters in America and Canada-one of whom has sent this praise to all those who took part "It was all so well done and the children were outstanding. Mother Stuart would have been proud. Congratulations to all!"