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Science Week, building partnerships and success at Belmont

Science Week

I would like to say a huge thank you to the Science department and particularly to Mrs Fisher and Mr Baker for organising our biggest, busiest and best ever Science Week to date. There were a plethora of activities to get the children inspired and excited about Science throughout the week. From Year 8 learning about forensic science to solve a crime, Year 5 being wowed by the Mill Hill Science department to Year 6 making and launching rockets with Year 1. One of my favourite events was 6RB’s Chapel with experiments galore, taking the audience on a journey through time looking at the history of science and finishing with a brilliantly choreographed performance of ‘The Monster Mash’.

Building partnerships with local schools

Following last week’s hugely successful Reading Week our English department took their love of poetry over to Saracens High for a day of rhythm, imagery and performance. Chris Unwin lead a workshop to inspire the students with several of his performance poems. After this, children worked in groups with the rest of the English team to embrace their creative sides and be brave with experimenting with language and structure. At the end, some students performed their poems to rapturous applause from their peers. I am grateful for the time our English team gave today and particularly our part-time teachers who came in on their day off. This is all part of our desire to develop partnerships with local schools as we seek to find more opportunities for collaboration with Saracens High, Copthall and St Paul’s School.

SATIPS General Knowledge success

Congratulations to all of the children who took part in the SATIPs Challenge, a national prep school general knowledge quiz. Joint top in the school for the Senior competition are Tolu, Louis and Noah and top scorers in the Junior Competition are Luca, Archie and Eva. Well done to all the children who took part.

Head’s Commend

  • Dominic 8VR – for the most incredible and energetic performance as Dewey in the Year 8 play ‘School of Rock’

Mr Phillips in Six Nations Clash

A huge congratulations to Mr Sam Phillips (Year 5 Teacher and Head of Danes) who, following his recent appointment to the RFU’s National Panel of Referees, was selected as the 4th Official in England Women’s 6 Nations game at Twickenham on Saturday against Scotland. Not only is this Sam’s first appointment at international level, but a very high profile fixture at the home of English rugby. Good luck Mr Phillips!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes,

Leon Roberts