RESPECT

Happy New Year I’m sure you have participated in many discussions regarding New Year’s resolutions, and may have even made some yourself, and perhaps already broken a few! Every term Kingsley Prep School have a theme running through the term. Last term we focused on...

13th Dec. Head of Prep School Christmas blog

Christmas Celebrations As usual in any Prep School, the run up to the last day with Christmas celebrations have been very busy. For us it started a few months ago with preparations and rehearsals for both choir and for EYFS and KS1 for their wonderful nativity ‘Hey...

Cross Country – Bideford

I really enjoyed attending the Instow Cross Country event with all the Junior School pupils yesterday at Bideford College playing fields.  Part of that was being able to chat to the children as we walked them across and back, but it was also seeing them all taking...

From little acorns..

In today’s assembly I asked the pupil’s to think about how oak trees can live for over a thousand years; and so if an old oak tree could talk, what might it be able to tell us about how the world has changed in that time. I have always loved oak trees, both as objects...

Pancake Skills

I love Pancake Day! A real chance to show off my cooking skills to the children. To some extent, the mere spectacle of the Headmaster making a mess with flour, eggs and milk to make batter, and then sending pancakes flying around the Assembly Hall , with the ever...

The Hare and the Tortoise

  In assembly, on Monday we talked about the tortoise and the hare – how sometimes slow and steady is a better approach than rushing to the end and allowing complacency to get in the way of attention to detail.     It’s a conundrum I’ve come across a...