Monthly Archives: May 2016

Thank you Friends of Lockers Park

Over the Easter holiday there was a special delivery was made to the school – 4 heavy duty oak planters. These were bought by the Friends of Lockers Park (FoLP), along with some tools, so that the Pre-Prep children could...

Rain Poems

It’s the cricket season, so what does it do when we have 6 matches scheduled – it pours down with rain and all matches are cancelled. Down in the Pre-Prep they are slightly more resilient. A bit of rain is...

Swimming

With the weather warming up the school pool is now properly in use. Today it was the turn of the Pre -Prep children to have a go. For most of them it was their first time in the school pool...

Uppingham Skills Day

Each year Mr Moubray takes a group of pupils to the Uppingham Skills Day. It is a great opportunity for the pupils (and their parents) to see a public school in a relaxed and fun way. Uppingham lay on a...

School Grounds

Whenever I walk into the school grounds I think how lucky I am to work in such a fantastic place. You never know exactly what you might see – woodpeckers, a fox, red kites or buzzards. Last week our resident...

Chess v Aldwickbury

It is interesting to see how a game can take over a school (or a large number of it’s pupils). When I came in to get the Cubs up I wandered into the Boarders Common Room to see 10 of...

Hand washing

Hand washing as a news item?? Mad?! Not at all. Many people do not realise how important hand washing is – you only have to listen to reports of cruise liners and hospital wards stricken with norovirus to realise that...

Balloon Debate

We started with 10 characters from history or fiction, each trying to justify why they should not be the person thrown out of the balloon. The characters were an eclectic lot: Nikola Tesla, Winston Churchill, Superman, The Unknown Soldier, plus...

Minibeast Hunt

I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many excited squeals as the children discovered all of the creatures hiding under the logs. Our first exciting discovery was a ground beetle and this was quickly followed by a scarlet lily beetle....

Simultaneous Chess v Steve Law

Each year we are incredibly lucky to have Steve Law, a County Chess player, visit us. He takes on all comers in a simultaneous game. So far he hasn’t been beaten – but this year one boy, Karan, managed to...