Inspirational Rugby Skills Day

Rugby Star Shane Williams Visits St John’s on-the-Hill for a Rugby Skills Day

Shane Williams MBE, Wales’ most capped winger and British & Irish Lions player visited St John’s on-the-Hill School on Tuesday 7 November. He gave an inspirational talk about his career and ran coaching sessions with the children.

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.

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

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

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.

Fun-filled Book Week goes down a storm with King’s Ely pupils

Author visits, dress-up days and storytelling sessions galore were among the highlights of an action-packed Book Week at King’s Ely Acremont and King’s Ely Junior.

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.

Justin Coe with the finalists of the St. Andrew's House Poetry Competition

St. Andrew's Celebrates National Poetry Day with Poet Justin Coe

St. Andrew’s School Woking celebrated National Poetry Day (28 September) with a visit from children’s performance poet, Justin Coe.

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.

The First Piper visits Kitebrook on his world piping tour

The First Piper, Ross OC Jennings, is on a world piping tour and has visited Kitebrook Preparatory School to spend the day.

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.

Bishop leads 125 service

The year 2017-18 marks Packwood's 125th anniversary and a series of events have been planned to mark this milestone, beginning with a Service of Thanksgiving on the first Sunday of term.

A visit from a Fire Engine

On Wednesday 7th June, pupils at Dean Close Pre-Preparatory School were thrilled when a big red fire engine arrived at school.

Royal visit delights children and staff alike

A visit by HRH The Prince of Wales on 6th July was one of the year’s highlights for our school.

Sam Quek at Spratton Hall Speech Day

Spratton Hall and Sam Quek

Sam Quek, MBE, Olympic medal winner at Spratton Hall

Clare Balding Delights As She Opens New School Hub And Hosts Author Talk

There was a musical fanfare for presenter, writer and broadcaster, Clare Balding, as she officially opened a new classroom block and at The Elms Junior School and Nursery having earlier hosted an author talk at its senior school, Trent College.

Dean Close Prep School welcomes Monty Halls as guest speaker for Speech Day.

Broadcaster, marine biologist, naturalist, travel writer and formal Royal Marine, Monty Halls, is the guest speaker at Dean Close Preparatory School Speech Day.

Curtis Jobling demonstrates how to draw Raa Raa the Noisy Lion for pupils at The Elms

Bob The Builder Designer Fixes It For Pupils At The Elms

The designer of Bob The Builder and popular children’s author and illustrator, Curtis Jobling, revealed the secrets behind his most famous characters and urged pupils to nurture their hobbies when he visited The Elms Junior School on Tuesday 20 June

Prep Pupils Help to Save the Elephants

Culford pupils welcomed Dr Niall McCann this week to present to pupils Life on the Conservation Frontline.

Perrott Hill's first Children's Literary Festival is a huge success

Two days, 10 authors, 150 children... The first Perrott Hill Children's Literary Festival - which was open to ALL children from the surrounding communities - got off to a flying start, with lots of imaginations being sparked.

Olympian Visits Barrow Hills School

Children at Barrow Hills School were delighted to meet Olympic champion hockey player Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE last week when she dropped into the school to talk about the opportunities for women in sport and her personal journey to Olympic success

Danes Hill Matron Returns to School After 65 Years

Danes Hill welcomed a very special guest recently as Sue Wood, one of the first Matrons of the school, returned for a visit after 65 years.

BBC Any Questions? panel with Michael Connolly, Headmaster

BBC Radios 4's Any Questions?

Cranmore School hosts popular BBC Radio 4 programme

Code Breaking at LEH Junior School

Code breaking expert, James Grime, visited LEH Junior School to talk to UII and LII about codes and code breaking. James explained that he was a mathematician and had always been fascinated by codes.

Author Philip Reeve opens the refurbished library at Mount Kelly

Philip Reeve, the celebrated author and illustrator of children's literature, visited Mount Kelly in Tavistock to officially open the refurbished library.

The Paragon School receives a visit from a Red Arrows pilot!

The Paragon School, Bath were delighted to welcome Flight Lieutenant Joe Hourston from the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows.