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An Inspirational Approach to Learning English

An innovative approach to literacy is finding favour with English teachers across the nation. Talk4Writing is now in use in some 5,000 schools, including Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury. Reciting stories and poems out loud helps children internalise vocabulary and different language structures. That is the theory behind the…

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County Sports Success

Congratulations to Emma Cocliff, Iris Downes, Rose Farquharson, Eloise Jones, Jennifer O’Brien, Kitty Scholes-Pryce and Will Taylor for earning county and regional recognition this week. The girls have been selected for the Shropshire Lacrosse squad and will attend a number of training sessions next term before a tournament…

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Year 6 Pupils take on MRI Project

Head of Design and Technology at Prestfelde has tasked his pupils with building an imitation MRI Scanner to help young patients overcome fears of undergoing scans. Vaughan Paterson was asked to create an MRI simulator by parent and consultant paediatric radiologist Dr Jaya Armanath, from Telford Hospital. She told him about…

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Prestfelde Awarded Prestigious School Games Mark Gold Award

The Government-led national awards scheme set up after the 2012 Olympics, rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Prestfelde was awarded silver by School Games last year, but has worked hard – under the direction of new Sports Development Officer Tina…

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Musical Flashmob Surprises Shoppers in Shrewsbury

The peaceful setting of Shrewsbury Market Square was disturbed on Friday lunchtime by a ‘flashmob’ orchestra playing themes from Pirates of the Caribbean. Shoppers were stopped in their tracks as brass, woodwind, strings and even a double bass (hard to keep that one secret!) emerged from behind the pillars of the Old Market…

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School Games Partnership Event

Prestfelde School welcomed 13 local primary schools to join its own two Year 2 teams in a day of sporting activities . The joint venture with Shrewsbury School Games Partnership, held for the fourth year running at Prestfelde’s on Thursday 23rd June, saw children engage in parachute games, ball skills and athletics.…

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National Success for the Prestfelde U13 Cricket Team

Having beaten Denstone, Birkdale (Sheffield), St. Olave’s (York) and Bedford en route to the national semi-finals at St Edward’s School in Oxford, the Prestfelde’s U13s side were drawn against Caldicott School (Buckinghamshire). Unfortunately Caldicott were too strong which meant a 3rd place play off and not the final. A…

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Summer Sports Bulletin

GIRLS – Lacrosse REIGNING REGIONAL CHAMPIONS Prestfelde girls defended their title as regional champions at the 2017 West Midlands POP Lacrosse tournament, earning a place in the national finals. There were 11 teams competing at this year’s tournament, hosted by Malvern St James girls’ school on Thursday, May 25.…

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Prestfelde Becomes a Member of the National Poetry Society

Prestfelde is now a proud member of the ‘National Poetry Society’, an organisation that connects both adults and young people with the transformative power of poetry. The society is at the heart of poetry in education, growing and nurturing relationships between poets, pupils and teachers. As members of the society,…

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13+ Scholarship Success at Prestfelde

It has been another year of impressive scholarship applications at Prestfelde with 16 pupils gaining 26 scholarships at a number of high profile secondary schools and colleges. Our pupils impressed across a range of academic, music, art and sporting scholarships, winning places at Shrewsbury School, Moreton Hall, Malvern…

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