We’re proud to announce that Westbourne Prep School has been nominated for the Independent Schools of the Year 2019 award! The competition isn’t easy with schools of all different sizes from across the country – from tiny, rural Pre-Preps to Schools with prestigious household names.
The aim of the Independent Schools of the Year 2019 is to highlight the quality of student experience in private schools. They were happy to announce that based on the submitted results the independent school sector is thriving and it’s wonderful to have our own Prep School recognised as one of the finest.
We are excited to find out who the winners are very soon and want to take a moment to congratulate the pupils, staff and of course, parents at the Prep School who make it such an incredible learning environment.
We had an exciting (and delicious) morning full of sweets, cakes, tea and charitable donations! Our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning took place this Friday and it was a huge success.
The theme of the event was ‘Movie characters’. Our wonderful teachers each made a cake that was decorated like a popular character from a movie or television show and children had to donate £1 to try and guess as many as possible.
You probably already know about our wonderful Prep School initiative that helps us embrace the beautiful location we’ve got next to the shore – Beach School!
This week it was Year 4’s time to visit Penarth Beach and although it ended up with a bit of a wet beach visit, that didn’t stop them or hamper their level of excitement!
They had a lesson in tides and exploring the rule of twelves in relation to how the force of the tide changes as it rises and falls. The children enjoyed ‘being the tide’ themselves and demonstrating how it changes in energy throughout the cycle. They ended the session with a safety talk whilst sheltering in the bothy bag from the rain.
Find out more about the benefits of Beach School? You can find our latest blog here.
Last Friday marked the beginning of the Global Climate Strike across 150 countries and Westbourne School proudly took part.
Students showed their support with banners and encouraged others to consider a more environmental way of life. IB1 student, Safia who organised the event is dedicated to continually showing her support over the coming weeks and is already actively taking part in Westbourne’s Eco Club.
This is just one of many environmental initiatives that our students take part of! We recently also shared with you the news about two of our students who actively part-take in Plastic Free Penarth and Surfers Against Sewage.
Next week it’s “Open Day” – all are welcome to come and discover more about the world of opportunity available at Westbourne. The invitation, as always, is extended to existing parents who may be interested in finding out more about the next stage of education – whether it’s stepping up to Reception, Year 7 or Sixth Form.