We look forward to a new term and reflect on the successes during a busy end to 2022.
Yoga at Cranleigh Prep
At Cranleigh Prep pupils enjoy learning Yoga with Mrs Ruth Williams in their Yoga After School Club and as part of their LAUNCH programme. Ruth is Head of Music at Cranleigh Prep and has practised yoga for nearly twenty years. During the summer she completed the foundation course in Children’s Yoga Teaching and Mindfulness. With first-hand experience of the benefits for both mind and body, she was keen to share this with the pupils to help equip children with the skills and techniques to build self-awareness, positivity and confidence.
Cumnor House Sussex Crowned IAPS U13 Girls’ Hockey National Champions
Cumnor House School won the IAPS U13 Girls’ Hockey National Championship in November, after competing against the top 20 IAPS teams at the National tournament held at Haileybury School. The win was the culmination of regional rounds with up to 100 teams participating.
Coach, Caroline Park, said that, “They are such a talented group of girls, who have shown strong potential since they were in Year 3. Always eager to learn, they have a strong work ethic, are team players and are a pleasure to coach.”
COTT27: School Sustainability Summit at Cottesmore Prep School
60 children from schools in Sussex congregated at Cottesmore School for the ‘Sussex Schools Sustainability Summit’, named COTT27.
Pupils from local primary schools arrived at Cottesmore for a briefing on the day’s activities. Helen Sundaram, a sustainability expert from The Kindness Bank, was the lead host, organising the various sustainability sessions. She coined the motto for the summit which is ‘Switch Off Climate Change’.
Tom Rogerson the Cottesmore Headteacher said, “The purpose of the summit today was to pool our resources and to come up with some local initiatives to help tackle global climate change. We were hugely excited that so many children could come to Cottesmore’s event today. One of the best things about the day was that the individual teams consisted of a mix of Cottesmore children and the guests from Sussex primary schools. It was a huge pleasure to witness such energetic and raw creativity and natural collaborative talent.”
Dame Emma Thompson Visits German School London
One of Britain’s most celebrated actors visited German School London to talk about her life and her new book with Axel Scheffler, ‘Jim’s Spectacular Christmas.’ Both Thompson and Scheffler signed copies of three of Scheffler’s illustrations which the German School London is auctioning in aid of the Helen Bamber Foundation, The Three Peas and in support of the school.
Community Christmas from Cameron Vale School
Children from Chelsea’s Cameron Vale School brought Christmas cheer to the community with a variety of seasonal activities. They kicked off with carols at the Bluebird Café on Kings Road and continued the following week with a festive bake sale with funds going to local charity ‘Gold for Kids.’ Celebrations continued with the nativity show which parents were able to watch. Christmas jumper day, a carol service, panto, deliveries to children at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and Santa himself rounded off a very festive December.