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Week 2 Art Challenge

Here it is!!! Isolation Art Challenge #2 – “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” Maya Angelou . ??????  This week’s challenge to all pupils, parents and staff is to create your own rainbow artwork! Be as creative as you can – and use the colours of the rainbow to spread a little joy this week! Paint it,…

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Remote teaching and learning for Singing Lessons!

This is the new look of music education during the coronavirus lockdown – a music lesson delivered remotely by singing teacher Esther Beard. Young J warming up and discovering the ‘sweet spot’ in the voice where he needs to place it for the best singing – a good thing to learn right at the start.…

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Tuesday letter from the Head

‘Dear Families On Day Two of a much more stringent lockdown, we still do have a few key worker children in. Mindful of the stricture that the fewer the children the less they are able to do, and also mindful that we are all dealing with wider concerns, I hope that the distance learning is being received with the right…

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Mrs Allen sets an Isolation Art Challenge on Instagram

In the interest of spreading a little joy amidst all the busy and uncertain times we are facing, I will be setting a weekly ‘Art Isolation Art Challenge’ on the Prestfelde Art Instagram account. It would be great to share this far and wide in our Prestfelde community and it’s for anyone to get involved with – pupils…

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Firefly under pressure as whole of country logs on!!!

Firefly worked hard at the problem of thousands of children logging on at the start of Monday – things calmed down by the afternoon, but at 07:22 on Tuesday error messages were still around… Wednesday seems to have seen the issue fixed. Let’s hope so! Outside it is a beautiful Spring day – let’s…

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Finalist in Woodard Young Musician of the Year

  Our congratulations to Oliver Connell (front row, centre) who has won through to the last fifteen of the junior Woodard Young Musician of the Year competition. Coronavirus permitting, the Final will be held in Birmingham in the middle of May, or as soon afterwards as is reasonable. Oliver’s trumpet playing has been…

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Burney Music Scholarship in the bag!

Congratulations are due to Oliver Connell, who has gained a top Burney music scholarship to Shrewsbury School following auditions last week. Oliver is pictured here (centre) with (among others) Crispian Steele-Perkins (2nd left) and Sean Wentel, one of our previous scholars. For his audition Oliver produced a slightly…

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National Schools Recycling Project

As part of our Eco-schools work, we are collecting bottle tops as part of a national schools recycling project organised by the local British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry. The idea is for each participating school to fill the giraffe with bottle tops (once or as many times as needed over a one-month period) and use them to…

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Thanks for being great sports!

Over the last two cold January weekends we have welcomed our parents to join in our weekly Saturday sports. Invited to ‘have a go’ at netball and lacrosse parents turned up with bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. Encouraging our parents to join in provided for a fun and engaging taster session of netball…

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ABRSM Music Exam results – Autumn Term 2019

S AMARNATH     PIANO     04     121     Merit E BARR     PIANO     Prep     Pass I BOOTH     PIANO     01     136     Distinction O CONNELL     TRUMPET     06     126     Merit F DUGDALE     PIANO     03     112     Pass M DUGDALE     PIANO     03     103   …

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