Healthy Eating Week

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To launch ‘Fruity Friday’, the School Council delighted everyone with a special assembly on how be healthy. Throughout the week, every class had special lessons which focused on healthy eating and inspired them to become even more creative with their lunches. Forms 4, 5 and 6 rose to the challenge and have since been displaying the most incredible, Bento style lunches.

Well done to everyone for another fantastic week!

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Form 2’s outing to The Lookout Discovery Centre

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Form 2 went to discover more than 90, hands-on science and nature exhibits at The Look Out Discovery Centre in Bracknell. The children were thoroughly engaged and delighted with each of the five zones – Build it!, Light and Colour, Body and Perception, Forces and Movement, and Woodland and Water. They even had time to play on the adventure park and climb up the large viewing tower.

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Shaw House Fundraiser 2014

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On Friday 28 November all the children took part in the Shaw House fundraising event. Everyone enjoyed getting their hands dirty by planting a daffodil bulb in a small pot to take home. Each child designed a wrapper for their ‘Mini Pot of Care’. We raised a fantastic total of £373.10 towards Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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YEATS HOUSE FUNDRAISER

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This year Yeats House supported The Trussell Trust’s Christmas Box Appeal.  Each Christmas the Trussell Trust takes thousands of shoeboxes filled with presents to some of the poorest people in Bulgaria. For many, a Christmas shoebox will be the only gift they receive this year.

Thank you so much for all your beautifully wrapped, generous boxes that will no doubt bring much happiness to many children this Christmas.

Thank you also to the Yeats House members who worked very hard to move the 178 boxes from our school into the Trussell Trust Van. We were told that for now at least,  we hold the record amount of boxes that a school has donated this year!

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Form 5’s visit to Shakespeare’s Globe

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On Monday 10 November, Form 5 visited Shakespeare’s Globe. The girls were excited to be travelling by tube and we were lucky as the sun shone brightly for our walk across the Millennium Bridge. Arriving at the Globe, we met our actor/guide, Fergal McElherron, who told us about the history of the theatre and showed us round. The girls were even able to walk on the stage itself! They then took part in a workshop, investigating some of the characters and language from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

After lunch, we spent some time in the exhibition and finished up by looking at authentic Shakespearean costumes and trying some of them on. All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day.

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SATIPS Songfest

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On Monday 20 October, thirty-five members of the CBPPS Choir travelled to St Paul’s Boys’ School to take part in the SATIPS Songfest. The idea of the Songfest is for prep schools to take part in a day of singing, for all the music to be learned on the day, and for it to be a celebration of vocal work rather than a competition. In addition, participating schools have an opportunity to showcase one of their own songs in the concert held at the end of the day.

Our girls joined over 300 children from nine other schools. Renowned composer/conductor, Alexander L’Estrange, taught the massed choirs his 2013 work “Zadok Rules – Hallelujah!” as well as three popular songs from World War I. He was supported by Peter Allwood, of the National Youth Music Theatre, who led the children in an amusing tongue-twister song about coffee cups and coffee pots!

It was an exhausting but exciting and rewarding day.

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Form 3’s outing to the Museum of London

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At the beginning of the new term, Form 3 had a great time visiting the Museum of London. During our workshop, some of us were lucky enough to dress as people in Roman times, from slaves (simple and coarse clothing) through to those in positions of power and prestige (toga with a purple border). We learnt the significance of colours and the quality of cloth.

The class delighted in handling Roman artefacts; it was amazing to hold and examine objects that were really made by people living nearly 2000 years ago! Our tour around the Roman gallery was hugely entertaining; discovering how gladiators trained, how Roman baths were built, what it was like to go shopping, and many other fascinating facts.

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