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Artist of the Month – Faith Ringgold

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Our Artist of the Month at Chiswick & Bedford Park Preparatory School is Faith Ringgold.

Born in 1930 in New York City, Faith knew from a young age that she wanted to be an artist and as an adult became an art teacher at a secondary school. By the age of 30 her art had matured, and began to reflect her growing political interest and study of African arts and history.

She began quilting as part of her artwork to represent the tradition of African-American quilt making, and used quilting and painting to share memories and stories.

Some famous examples of her work include The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles​ and Tar Beach. 

Some of Faith’s work can be seen at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, America.


Apple Day at CBPPS

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On Tuesday 19th October, the school will be celebrating National Apple Day (21st Oct) with a fruit-inspired feast! The children will enjoy a choice of dishes all including this autumnal fruit favourite.

September Fundraising Superstars!

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What a brilliant start to the school year! With two fundraising days in September we raised a collective £767.35 for charity, with £374.35 for the Macmillan Coffee Morning and £393 for Jeans for Genes Day. Thank you to our school community for helping us to support these fantastic organisations!

Making Toothpaste in Form 4 Science!

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Form 4 have been experimenting in science this week, creating their very own toothpaste. The class have been learning about the importance of looking after their teeth and gums, and investigating what we use to clean out teeth. They had a lot of fun making the toothpaste!

Macmillan Bake Sale Fundraiser

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On Friday 24th September Form 6 hosted a bake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Baking a variety of delicious looking cupcakes, brownies and cookies they invited pupils and teachers to take turns visiting their class bakery. In total they raised a fantastic £374.35 for charity – congratulations Form 6 and thank you to all who brought a cake and donated!

£393 raised on Jeans for Genes Day!

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On Friday 17th September Chiswick and Bedford Park Preparatory School took part in the annual charity event Jeans for Genes Day. Organised as a school fundraiser by the Form 6 Hogarth house captains, each pupil and teacher gave a £2 donation and wore their best and brightest denim ensembles for the day to raise vital funds for children living with genetic disorders. They also had a lot of fun designing their own bedazzled outfits for an art competition on the day.

Thank you to everyone who took part and donated!

You can see more of the children’s creative entries in our school gallery.

Value of the Month – Kindness

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This September at Chiswick & Bedford Park we are starting the new school year with a very important value; Kindness.

By being kind we can create a positive chain-reaction that fills the school and wider community with happiness and goodwill.

‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.’ – Aesop

‘Kindness is free. Sprinkle it everywhere.’ – Unknown

You can see our September Value of the Month poster on our values page.

Form 3 visit London Bushcraft

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On Friday 10th September Form 3 visited London Bushcraft in Barnes for an activity-filled day in the great outdoors! The class had a fantastic time taking part in a variety of challenges including an orienteering treasure hunt, making their own bread and toasting marshmallows over a campfire and testing their tracking and camouflaging skills in the woods.

First School Assembly of the Year!

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On Friday 10th September Headmistress Mrs Adams was delighted to welcome pupils and teachers back after the summer holiday with a whole school assembly. Joining for their first assembly at Chiswick & Bedford Park were our new Reception classes, who have done exceptionally well at settling into the school and their new routines since starting on Wednesday.

We look forward to many more whole school and class assemblies throughout the term, where we can learn more about a variety of interesting topics and celebrate pupil successes.