In 1976 Edgbaston’s Tony Miles, a former pupil of King Edward’s School, became Britain’s first Chess Grandmaster. Just down the road from his former school, two boys from Hallfield School are on track to follow his example.
A team of pupils from Stamford Junior School in Lincolnshire named ‘Golden Gears’ were thrilled to compete in the Jaguar Primary School Challenge UK Nationals on 20th June following their success at a regional final in May.
Last week, Bedford Prep Year 4 boys set off on an incredible three-day PGL adventure. To say that they were a bit excited would be an understatement as they leapt into the adventure with great enthusiasm and confidence.
The All Hallows Year 8 post Common Entrance (CE) programme started in earnest with a trip to the Houses of Parliament. Having worked hard preparing for their CE exams,the children have an action-packed schedule to keep them busy until the end of term
Three Clayesmore Year 7 pupils have emerged as winners of the Rotary Young Writer Competition's District Final. Jenny was runner-up, Georgie placed second and Millie was crowned the overall District Winner. Her story is through to the National Final.
The winners of a local Design a Flowerbed Competition enjoyed an extra special dimension to their certificate presentation and planting experience when they were joined by the team from BBC2’s Britain in Bloom TV series.
Schools often promote their extracurricular offerings as opportunities for children to try out new activities, to help them discover talents and hobbies. Grace Morgan is a fine success story having won the Delancey UK Schools U11 Chess Megafinal.
On 12th May, Winterfold's Orienteering team competed in the West Midlands Schools' Orienteering Championships at Coombe Abbey Country Park and achieved the highest number of points to retain the Prep and Middle Schools' Orienteering Shield.
In early May Pre-Prep went on a trip to the Chiltern Open Air Museum, an outdoor museum in Chalfont St Peter which tells the story of the unique history of the Chilterns through buildings, landscapes and culture.