Young Thinker of the Year

Congratulations to Rose Farquharson who emerged victorious and has been crowned Shrewsbury University Centre’s Darwin Festival “Young Thinker of the Year” after an excellent presentation on Thursday night. Her pitch involved a proposal called “i-smile” – a new way to promote mental health.…

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Cookery Club

            Mr Allen’s ever popular Cookery Club meets in the newly established kitchen facility near Middle School. Here the children have followed up early triumphs with a nice line in fairy cakes. I don’t think those will last long!!! Keep up to date with culinary developments on…

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Prestfelde 1st XV storm to victory

    An awesome afternoon of rugby in a fixture which has all the resonance of Liverpool/Everton or City/United! The annual prep school derby match Prestfelde v Packwood Haugh is always eagerly awaited and always comes with a story attached. This year mistakes in defence gifted the opposition three tries, but the 1st…

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Small instruments for small instrumentalists!

Prestfelde came to the attention of the Associated Board twenty years and more ago when it carved a place for the Eb clarinet in teaching smaller children to play a ‘real’ instrument. Today a small trombonist learns his first five notes on alto trombone.Great news!!

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Henry goes on to musical success

Many congratulations to Shrewsbury School music scholar and former Prestfeldian Henry Lees, who in his first year at the senior school has just won the school’s Intermediate Woodwind prize. Playing Saint-Saens in the concert at the start of February, Henry has made a real impact on Shrewsbury’s musical scene! Also…

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Iris breaks X Country record!

    Well done to all sixteen Prestfeldian runners who gave their all at Abberley Hall on Sunday. The competition was incredibly strong and the course very tough, but it was a tremendous showing from everyone. Special congratulations to Iris Downes who achieved the fastest girls time on the day and the third fastest…

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Twitter, twitter, twitter

You’ll all have seen Prestfelde’s Twitter account @prestfelde – if not, please follow us now and get regular news and pictures from the school. The activity on our social media has been boosted recently, and several other school accounts have been set up and are now available – Art @APrestfelde, Science…

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Scholarship success for Dominic

Congratulations go to Dominic Pritchard, who has been successful in gaining two scholarships to Wrekin College – academic and Design. Dom is pictured here with some of his handiwork from the IT studio which he presented for the scholarship attempt. Well done – a nicer chap you couldn’t hope to meet!

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 A huge Prestfelde welcome to our new Bursar, Alex Cornell, who began work on the day the school closed for snow last term (but Alex had it open the next day!) and has since settled in really well as the successor to Simon Worthy, who has now taken up a post in Taunton. Alex is pictured here with her trademark smile and the…

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