Religion and Science Day at Wetherby Prep

On Thursday, Year 6 were invited to join Wetherby Prep School for a day of ‘Religion and Science’ workshops. 4 different speakers – 3 scientists and a priest – spoke about the links between faith and Science, and shared some of their own experiences. They described how Science answers many of our ‘how’ questions, but religion seeks to answer our ‘why’ questions. The children particularly enjoyed the demonstration at the end, where the scientists made slime and inflated a balloon with vinegar!

Thank you to Wetherby for hosting us.

St Mary’s School Council meets St Matthew’s School Council

On Tuesday, the School Council ended their visit to the Houses of Parliament with a visit to Miss Norman’s old school, St Matthew’s. There, they met the St Matthew’s School Council and compared notes about the sorts of topics they discuss and the sorts of changes they have made. Both School Councils have made changes to school uniform. St Matthew’s School Council has changed how children line up at lunchtime and made an area of the playground safer, whereas St Mary’s have been working on raising awareness of air pollution. It was great for the two councils to meet each other and play together. Thank you, St Matthew’s, for having us.

Photo credit: Mrs R Jewitt

School Council Visit to the Houses of Parliament

On Tuesday, the School Council visited the Houses of Parliament to learn more about Democracy. They had a tour of the House of Commons (the House of Lords was busy debating Brexit!) and a workshop about different forms of Government. The children asked some brilliant questions and gained a very deep understanding of how laws and decisions are made. They created excellent campaigns for combatting air pollution and for saving endangered animals. Well done, St Mary’s!

Y5 Girls’ Football Tournament

This week a group of Year 5 girls took part in a Westminster-wide football tournament at Paddington Recreation Ground. They played valiantly and managed to score a few goals.

Miss Bell says:

‘One of the teachers from Queen’s ollege commented on their sportsmanship which was excellent and they also initiated a friendly match against Hampden Gurney at the end of the competition as neither got into the semi-finals. They approached the other school’s adult and organised it themselves so it was great to see their enthusiasm.’

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Well done girls, we are very proud of you.

Year 5 Cirque du Soleil Trip/ Evolution Project

This term, Year 5 have started working with Rolls Royce and the Royal Albert Hall on a Design Technology project called ‘Evolution’. The project centres around the Cirque du Soleil performance of Amaluna, which they saw on Friday at the RAH. They are now working on designing a structure inspired by the show, and will be helped in their work by Rolls Royce engineers. It is a very exciting opportunity and we are delighted to be taking part.

Year 6 Trip to Oxford University

Today, Year 6 visited Wadham College in Oxford to get a taste of Oxford University life!

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The day started in Wadham College’s chapel, where children showed immense respect and curiosity about University life.

They quizzed students about what it’s like to study at Oxford, had a tour of the college and ate their lunch in the refectory. The Chaplain, Revd Wendy Wale, also introduced the children to the college’s welfare dog, Jonah, which the children loved.

It was a particularly exciting day for one of our pupils, whose parents both studied at Wadham. Tradition dictates that a child whose parents both went to Wadham College is allowed to stand on the quad grass (which is completely out of bounds to anyone else!).

After learning all about the college, they did a short tour of Oxford, finding out about the inspiration and history behind C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books, and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland stories.

Year 3 Artwork for Westminster Magistrates Court

Year 3 are taking part in a project to create artwork for the Magistrates’ Court on Marylebone Road. Last term, they were visited by a blacksmith, who gave them tips and ideas. Now, 5 children’s work has been chosen to be turned into full-scale pieces of art, both inside and outside the Court.

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Dalal and Matilda’s artwork has been selected for the front entrance, and Layla, Lucy and Saryu’s work will be displayed inside the building. Expected completion of the Art project at the front of the Court is July 2017. The school will recieve a certifictate, as will each of the girls.