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  • Year 2 Christmas Play (10.12.14)

    Posted: 17th December 2014

    In true Pre Prep tradition, Year Two performed ‘The Apprentice’; a lively nativity, to an enthusiastic audience of friends and family. What a lot of work was needed to make Bethlehem fit for all of the visitors due to arrive imminently. The workmen of the town had to take on extra apprentices and everyone busied themselves cleaning and tidying. Simeon, an old carpenter had to abandon his trade and let his trusted apprentice, Sarah go. But her skills came to shine with the arrival of Mary and Joseph. The innkeeper needed a quick repair to the manger, a wise man had a crook with a snapped off top and another had a broken box. Thank goodness Sarah was there to help. Year Two sang out with gusto and the soloists silenced the room. Words and stage positions were learnt to perfection. All of the hard work from months gone by came together in a performance worthy of the applause received. Year Two would like to thank all involved; Mrs Hanford, Mrs Fuller, Mrs Smith, Mrs Bennett, Mrs Fountain, Mr Woodman and the ladies who helped with costumes. We are already looking forward to our next venture on stage.

  • Year 8 Visit Air Ambulance (13.12.14)

    Posted: 15th December 2014

    On Saturday 13th December a group of Year 8 pupils went to Coventry airport to visit the Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance and its team.  The air ambulance is one of the charities we are raising funds for this year.

    When we arrived, we went to the operations room and met the team.  There were four people on duty; a paramedic, two doctors and a pilot.  One of the doctors is the father of a Spratton Hall pupil and the other serves in the RAF.

    Whilst we were there, a call came in and they had to go out to a road traffic accident near Tamworth.  It took them 45 seconds to get airborne and they were at the accident 5 minutes later.  The person trapped in the car was freed and taken to hospital by ambulance as her injuries were only minor.

    When they came back from the mission we got to look around the helicopter, an Augusta 109, which is the fastest one that the charity can buy.  It costs five million pounds.  There is lots of special equipment in the helicopter and each rescue mission costs an average of £1,700.  The charity needs to raise £1.7 million every year to keep going.

    Also based at Coventry is the Children’s Air Ambulance which specialises in moving ill children between hospitals.

    By Henry Harrison (8W)

  • Reception & Year 1 Christmas Play (10.12.14)

    Posted: 15th December 2014

    The children in Pre-Prep have all worked tremendously hard on this year’s Christmas productions.  Reception and Year 1 re-told the traditional Christmas tale from the point of view of 6 Bethlehem market stallholders.  These devious shopkeepers saw the influx of travellers as a way to make a bit of extra money.  At the last minute, when a weary man and woman came riding into town on their donkey, the Stallholders saw a chance to cheat them out of some more gold.  What they did not realise was how important this family was and when more visitors in the shape of shepherds and Kings started arriving, they began to get curious.  On seeing the Baby Jesus for themselves, the Stallholders changed their rotten ways and instead of conning people, they gave guided tours, to show the world the special places in Bethlehem where the story had unfurled.

    All the staff who work with the children in Reception and Year 1 were immensely proud of the hard work and effort put in by everyone.  We were all treated to a fabulous performance with the children displaying their incredible acting and singing abilities. There was even a host of angels in Reception who gave us a demonstration of their dancing skills! 

    What a wonderful way to kick start our Christmas celebrations!

  • Year 5 Drama Performance: Reflections of War (11.12.14)

    Posted: 15th December 2014

    Year 5 portrayed the sacrifice and suffering people had to endure during World Wars One and Two with a section of scenes and songs on the themes of trench warfare, the blitz and evacuation. Year 5 performed magnificently, managing to portray the emotion of both moving and funny scenes in a controlled and entertaining way.

  • Reindeer Food for the Hope Centre (12.12.14)

    Posted: 12th December 2014

    Year 8 have been selling Reindeer Food all week and raised a total of £176 which will be donated to the Hope Centre in Northampton.

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