From the Head's Office
What a weekend of sporting triumphs! Saturday's Netball Festival provided some exciting and fast netball for our Year 3 girls. Amber used her speed to our advantage, playing strongly in both attack and defence, Tilda demonstrated her shooting strengths and worked superbly alongside Isla, who won "Most Improved Player" for the tournament (some excellent snatch catches Isla!). Annabel also played very well, so much so that she was nominated for "Player of the Match" by Terrington in our final game, and Anna dominated the court with some excellent footwork, passing and predictive play. Well done Anna for winning our overall "Player of the Festival". (Pictures in side)
The sun continued to shine upon Sunday's 13th Annual Aysgarthian Run, with many parents running alongside our Pre-Preppers. Miss Philip's cross-country training had prepared the children well and all our Year 3's finished strongly with Harry Gawthorpe storming across the line as the overall PP winner. Harry was closely followed by Anna H-T (a sporting double Anna!) and Harry Bateman, who showed true grit and determination as he approached the final straight. A special well done also to Alice Prudhoe who came in first for PP2, and Georgie Bell who was triumphant for PP1. Very well done everyone!
Congratulations to ‘Granny Snowball’! Her third grandchild arrived safely this weekend, named Emma Caroline, best wishes to all the family.
With best wishes, Susie Drake, Head of Pre-Prep
Last week’s certificates for Being Organised were presented to:
These children's work was displayed on the Wall of Fame:
Happy Birthday to Jemimah Vaux and Lottie Taffs
Dates for Your Diary
Tuesday 10th February: PP3 art afternoon with Queen Mary’s
*Wednesday 11th February: U8 Football v Barnard Castle (a)
Friday 13th February, 3.30pm: All of Pre-Prep finish for Half Term
Monday 23rd February: Pre-Prep resumes
*Tuesday 24th February: U8 Football and Hockey v Gateway and Lyndhurst (h)
Thursday 26th February: PP3 Class Visit to Jorvik and DIG!
*Friday 27th February, 9.00am: Coffee at High Parks Tea Room—everyone welcome!
Tuesday 3rd March: PP3 art afternoon with Mowden Hall
*Tuesday 3rd March: U8 Football v Terrington (h)
Thursday 5th March: PP2 trip to Wensleydale Creamery and Dales Countryside Museum
Monday 9th March: Wensleydale Tournament Begins, Reception, PP1, PP2, PP3 children will take part during the following week.
*Wednesday 18th March: U8 Football/Netball v Chapter House (h)
*Wednesday 25th March, 1.00pm: Spring Concert
Wednesday 25th March, 2.15pm: End of Term (lunch as usual)
*Wednesday 25th March, 2.15pm: APPA Easter Egg Hunt
* Parents are welcome to attend these events.
APPA coffee morning at High Parks Tea Room, 9.00am on Friday 27th February—all welcome; do come along and meet everyone.
Art Competition Winners
Mr Smith from the Prep School presented prizes to the art competition winners in assembly last week: Isla Wilkins, Alexander Storer and Henry Hollins.
Friday—Fish and Chips
Monday—Steak and Ale Pie
Pyjama Swim Challenge
Great fun was had in the swimming pool learning about water safety as children completed their swimming lesson in their pyjamas. This exercise will help if they ever fall in to deep water wearing clothes.