Hallfield's celebrate Chinese New Year with the aid of a world-class pianist

On Wednesday morning Hallfield School welcomed world-class concert pianist and Edmund’s (Year 1) mummy, Di Xiao, in to help the children see in the Chinese New Year.

Learning about life at Number 10

Year 6 at Churcher's Junior School were lucky enough to see what lies behind the famous black door at Number 10.  The visit to Downing Street was part of their Citizenship Week.

Author Visit: Mark Walden

Last week Clifton Preparatory School pupils were treated to a fantastic talk by author Mark Walden who shared his tips on how to write an interesting and gripping story.

Nicky Morgan MP visits Grace Dieu

Pupils from Grace Dieu School in Thringstone welcomed a special visitor to their School Council meeting on Friday – their local MP, Nicky Morgan.

Founder of the National Youth Music Theatre visits Vinehall

Vinehall was extremely privileged to welcome another distinguished visitor into school. Workshops were given to all of the Prep School and an additional class was given to our drama scholars.

It must be magic! Dean Close Preparatory School welcomes, illusionist Mr Parsons

Pupils enjoyed a magical day when full-time Gloucestershire-based illusionist and member of the Magic Circle, Richard Parsons, spent a day demonstrating his impressive sleight of hand and close-up ‘magic’.

Engineer, TV Presenter, Broadcaster, Adventurer, Rob Bell Visits Vinehall

STEM was again the talk of Vinehall, as we welcomed in Engineer, TV Presenter, Broadcaster, Adventurer, Thrill Seeker and STEMNet Ambassador, Rob Bell.

Kerry Bennett, RAF Pilot and aspiring astronaut visits Dean Close School

Flight Lieutenant, Kerry Bennett spent an afternoon inspiring children when she came to School to talk about her journey to become an RAF Pilot and the challenges she faced on the BBC Two television series: ‘Astronauts: Do you have what takes?’

Kensington Prep puts Clare Balding through her paces

Girls put broadcaster and author Clare Balding through her paces interviewing her about her latest book 'The Racehorse Who Disappeared'.

Crackley Children Hear Message Of Kindness In New Christmas Classic

Pupils at Crackley Hall School were delighted to meet new children's author Samuel Langley-Swain when he visited the school to talk about story writing and being an author, and to read them his new Christmas story Santa's Wish.

Olympic medal winner Ellie Soutter visits The Hawthorns

Old Hawthornian Ellie Soutter returns to The Hawthorns to collect the OHA cup for Outstanding Achievement.

T-Rex on the Loose at Cokethorpe Junior School

Cokethorpe Junior School celebrated one year of their successful book club with an extraordinary author visit accompanied by a formidable looking T-Rex

Children at Barrow Hills take part in Kindness Project

Ahead of the Christmas festivities, children at Barrow Hills School who participated in a Kindness Project run by the charity 52 Lives, were reminded of the importance of simply spreading kindness.

Caldicott boys learn more about anti-bullying with interactive workshops

For Anti-Bullying week, Caldicott welcomed Action Work, a creative company who delivered three interactive anti-bullying workshops to all year groups.

Martha Holmes Producer of The Blue Planet wows pupils

Science Day at St John’s on-the-Hill was given a flying start with the most amazing talk from Martha Holmes, Executive Producer of The Blue Planet and Life series on the BBC.

Former pupil shares her inspirational sporting journey and Paralympic ambitions

Ever wondered what it is like to ski with one pole or without use of all your limbs or even without sight? Parasnowsport athlete and Blue Coat Old Scholar, Molly Griffith, shared her inspirational journey in sport with pupils.

Popular Author Opens School Library

Boys and Girls at Highfield Prep School welcomed a special visitor to school recently to open the new Library.

Prize-winning author at Packwood

The creative writing skills of Packwood pupils were given a professional boost yesterday when they received expert advice and guidance from acclaimed children’s author, Lauren St John.

Andy McNab visits Caldicott

Author and former SAS operative Andy McNab visited Caldicott recently to talk to Year 7 and 8 boys and their parents about his careers in the army and being an author.

Grace Dieu pupils set fire to their imagination!

Pupils in Years 1 & 2 at Grace Dieu Manor School have, literally, set fire to their imagination! They recreated Pudding Lane by making Tudor houses and the infamous bakery where the Great Fire of London started.

Author discusses the inspiration behind his new novel ‘Radio Boy’.

Absolute Radio DJ and Author Christian O’Connell visits Edge Grove - Edge Grove

Hallfield teachers tackle child anxiety

Teachers at Hallfield School in Edgbaston were, last week, educated on how to spot signs of anxiety and depression in their pupils.

Local Firefighters Visit Barfield School

The EYFS children had a very special visit from our friends at Farnham Fire Station.

Pupils replicate ‘The Great Fire of London’

This term pupils in Year 2 at The Hawthorns School in Bletchingley have been learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’ and were excited to welcome fire-fighters from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service earlier this week.

Bloodhound SSC Vist Vinehall School ahead of Land Speed Attempt

Vinehall were very fortunate to welcome the Bloodhound SSC team to the school to take part in several workshops and assemblies ahead of their Land Speed Record attempt.

ITV’s ‘The Halcyon’ actor Edward Bluemel gives masterclass at Taunton School

Rising star Edward Bluemel went ‘back to school’ to give pupils an insight into the world of a working actor recently.

Lift-Off! Astronaut Helen Sharman launches Kensington Prep into space

Helen Sharman OBE, Britain’s first astronaut, launched Kensington Prep School into space - pupils were taken on a journey to launch the schools first-ever STEM Week.

Visit from GB Hockey player

This week Holme Grange School welcomed GB and England hockey player Sam Ward.

Celebrating Grandparents Day and Macmillan Coffee Morning

A busy day celebrating and thanking our wonderful Grandparents whilst supporting Macmillan - the world's largest coffee morning.

Flying visit to Packwood

A visitor from the local RAF base caused great excitement and the chance for some truly hands-on learning at Packwood last Friday

Award winning author, Dan Smith, is new Patron of Reading for Northcote Lodge

Award winning author, Dan Smith, Northcote Lodge's new patron of reading inspired us with tales of his exciting childhood in faraway places and will encourage boys to read and write their own tales of adventure over the year ahead

Swanbourne House Pupil Meets the Duke of Cambridge

On Tuesday the 26th September Frankie met the Duke of Cambridge on his trip to Milton Keynes to mark the city’s 50th Birthday.

Learning how we can learn at Churcher's

Churcher’s College Junior School pupils were enthralled by a day of workshops lead by the dynamic Rob Hughes from Learning Performance.  The children considered how they learn and how they could improve their study skills.

MG Leonard talks bugs!

Children's Literature Festival at Eagle House School

Eagle House School hosted their fourth Children's Literature Festival this September. Over 20 authors attended and a whole host of talks, workshops and performances were part of the programme.

Year 8 Geography Trip to Cornwall

On Sunday 10th September, Year 8 departed for the annual Geography trip to Cornwall.