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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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Welcome!

 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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Cookery Club

One of Middle School’s favourite developments this term has been Matron Lisa Eyre’s promotion of a kitchen for the children. Pictured (left) see budding chefs being initiated into the mysteries of making jam tarts with Year 3 teacher Mike Allen revealing his unsuspected culinary skills! Definitely a popular idea!!…

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Little Prestfelde RRR!!

Each morning we enjoy learning phonics as part of our letters and sounds learning. Today we helped Bruce the phonics Moose in FS2 use his decoding skills to read real and non-words. The children sorted the words into the real words treasure box or the non-words rubbish bin.      

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Roman Day in Middle School

 Children in Middle School have been encouraged to study Roman customs and ways of life – from legionary attacks (“Sin..dex..sin..dex” around the school) to pottery and cooking. Costumes were worn for the day and visiting experts taught the children (and the staff) how to be a Roman! Pictured here is a…

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