Beyond the Classroom

The children are getting back into the swing of school life, and as well as academic work in the classrooms all the pupils in the prep school have a programme of activities that enrich their learning and give them a chance to try something new. Amongst other things, the Year 3s get to enjoy hands-on learning and skill development in Forest School; take time to focus their minds and bodies in Yoga; learn magic skills with Mr Tween; and get inspired with ‘kitchen sink science’. We hear that one boy “jumped out of his skin with delight” when a science experiment created a fantastic colour change!

From judo to golf, circus skills to chess, there is something for everyone in Years 4-6. Likewise, senior pupils are taught important communication and life skills; they help out at the Andover foodbank and spend time entertaining children from Icknield School, who come to visit every week. Activities take place on Tuesday afternoons for Years 4-8 and on Wednesday afternoons for Year 3.