Berkhamsted Prep: A school year in Tweets
Prep School tweets were viewed a total of 1.2 million times throughout the 2017/18 academic year. We received around 6,000 likes and retweets from our Twitter followers, and every single one was very much appreciated!
The year on Twitter is an opportunity to look back at memories made and the opportunities enjoyed by Prep pupils since September.
Headteacher Jamie Hornshaw said “Each year, the children embrace different ways of learning, become more creative and try out new opportunities available to them. We are proud to share school life to our parents, family members and the wider community via social media”.
Michaelmas 2017 Tweets
1. Back to School
We welcome everyone to the start of another new school year, especially those joining the Berkhamsted community this term! #backtoschool pic.twitter.com/RgjrqEsP8a
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) September 3, 2017
2.Iron Age school trip
Year 4 had a great day @Celtic_Harmony learning about Celtic life. pic.twitter.com/mb65Zc9N2V
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) September 13, 2017
3. Netball participation
All 48 girls in Year 5 enjoyed netball matches against Haberdashers this afternoon. #teamberko pic.twitter.com/rKecYGlMzQ
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) October 11, 2017
4. Flawless inspection
Our fantastic 2017 ISI Inspection report is now on our website. https://t.co/FLqNYbUuro
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) October 24, 2017
The school office took a phone call to declare our 3-day Independent School’s Inspection will take place within 24 hours.
The school was judged as excellent in all areas, the highest outcome possible under this inspectorate’s framework. Words such as ‘articulate, highly-developed, collaborative & independent with excellent attitudes’ to work were used to describe the children’s academic and other achievements.
5. Remembering our heroes
We held a poignant remembrance service this morning around the amphitheatre. A fantastic ‘last post’ played by Jack. #teamberko @PoppyLegion pic.twitter.com/F4gG6rTghd
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) November 10, 2017
6. Swimming success
George with his bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke at the Primary Individual Champs yesterday. #teamberko pic.twitter.com/2C9GLs3od6
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) November 18, 2017
7. Fives alive!
22 players took part in an U12 Fives tournament at Eton on Sunday. Pairs were mixed from competing schools. Ben beat 12-4 Jonny in the boys’ final and Alice won the girls’ final 12-1 with her partner from Ipswich School. Well done to everyone! #teamberko pic.twitter.com/klLQ1m0cKu
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) November 27, 2017
Fives is a popular sport at Prep, and levels of interest are growing each each. The school is producing players of a National standard, including Noah and Ben who were crowned National U11 Champions. The Eton Fives Association named our very own Mr Perrie as coach of the year.
8. House Art
Mortain win the House Art competition this year. Congratulations to Evie (1st), Thomas (2nd) & Martha (3rd) for their individual placing. Thanks also to Jo from @BerkhamstedArts for judging the record number of entries we received! pic.twitter.com/QJr8wEOtqk
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) December 4, 2017
9. Christmas is coming
Carol service at St Peter’s Church with a selection of traditional hymns and stories describing the true meaning of Christmas. pic.twitter.com/AIeAky4HtM
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) December 15, 2017
Lent 2018 Tweets:
10. Maths Challenge
Congratulations to George J (Year 6), Avi & Jack W (Year 5) who have qualified for the National round of the Primary Maths Challenge. Good luck to all three for the next stage of the competition! @PMC_Maths pic.twitter.com/26YKgzmySk
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) January 4, 2018
George went on to achieve a bronze certificate for scoring in the top 2.5% of competitors in the country. Avi and Jack were runners-up out of 53 Year 5 teams.
11. National Orchestra
Madeleine (cello) and Beatrice (violin) have been offered places the National Children’s Orchestra. An exceptional achievement for the two pupils at Berkhamsted Prep #teamberko https://t.co/9MRe8WTuQ8 pic.twitter.com/8lupuRBQqs
— Berkhamsted School (@berkhamstedsch) January 11, 2018
Talented sisters Madeleine and Beatrice Murray were offered places in the National Children’s Orchestra for 2018. The range and standard of music on display at Prep is incredible. Children playing a musical instrument has increased 70% within the last 6 years, and ABRSM exam results have been outstanding!
12. Drama takes centre stage
Excellent preparation ahead of the LAMDA exams – pupils performed in front of an appreciative audience of parents. pic.twitter.com/HillV12Wu0
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) March 8, 2018
In curriculum Drama lessons, every child has been given the opportunity to gain a qualification through the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts. This year, 114 children were awarded a Merit and 232 received a Distinction, including every pupil in Year 3.
13. Mr Findlow: searching high and low for a worthy replacement
Goodbye Mr Findlow who leaves the Prep School as a teacher after 33 years. We will miss his kindness & friendship to our school community. pic.twitter.com/vhESEFmMAO
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) March 29, 2018
“A fantastic teacher he will be missed.” “Honestly what a man!” respond parents on Twitter.
14. Football’s coming home!
Regional Champions and Top 10 finish at the @isfafootball National Finals held at @StGeorgesPark. An excellent way to cap off a fine football season for Berkhamsted Prep. 👉 https://t.co/aqDgdEnxzc pic.twitter.com/XEYHS8OoF0
— Berkhamsted School (@berkhamstedsch) April 27, 2018
Trinity 2018 Tweets
15 A night to remember
A great opening night of the Year 6 production of ‘The Return to the Forbidden Planet’ – we’re all set and ready to board for tonight’s performance. @berksch_drama pic.twitter.com/aI9BPZLyWq
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) May 10, 2018
16. Aiming high and being adventurous
A busy first afternoon with all groups on-site for various activities. This evening, some children took part in the Skern Olympics whilst others went on the lookout walk to Appledore. @skernlodge pic.twitter.com/UKAv0n3lMI
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) May 14, 2018
A multitude of adventures provide our children with challenges in a number of ways, including spending time away from home, testing boundaries of self-confidence and fear as well as physical aspects not covered by traditional PE & Games.
17. Serving others
Wow! We were very lucky to have some amazingly talented musicians from @berkhamstedprep perform for us in the Chapel today. Thank you for coming in, it was a pleasure to listen to you all. #berkhamstedprep #berkhamstedschool #berkhamsted pic.twitter.com/xx7JephA1x
— The Hospice of St Francis (@Hospicstfrancis) June 7, 2018
Through our value Serve Others, we have continued to support at least 13 charities this year. This has not just involved giving money although over £5000 has been generously donated so far. We recognise that pupils have provided enjoyment for others outside of our school community, such as the musicians who visited Watermill House and The Hospice of St Francis.
18. Jeune scientifiques
Year 5 Science Day in French: building the Eiffel Tower challenge. pic.twitter.com/fnpjrw0rlE
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) June 26, 2018
19. Howzat for an epic Prize Day?
A wonderful morning at Prize Giving with @C_Edwards23 An inspiring speaker and role model for our children. @CentTheatre @berkhamstedsch pic.twitter.com/FycC6qCW3l
— Berkhamsted Prep (@berkhamstedprep) June 30, 2018
We were delighted to welcome England’s most successful women’s cricket captain Charlotte Edwards at Prize Day. As a school we have fully embraced cricket as a summer sport for girls and boys alike, with everyone representing the school at least once this year in fixtures or tournaments against other schools. In front of our guest of honour, our top pupils were presented prizes for outstanding progress and effort and for notable achievements in academic, curricular and pastoral fields.
20. All good things have to come to an end. See you in September