SAVE THE DATE - Saturday 8 June 2013
The Croft Preparatory School will be celebrating its 80th Anniversary with a reunion of former pupils on the above date. We would be delighted if you could join us for our Alumni Day, which will be held at school, between 11.30am and 3.30pm.
Pupils at The Croft Preparatory School turned back time when they came to school dressed in 1930’s style clothing, to celebrate the school’s 80th birthday. The girls, who looked glorious in cotton printed dresses, ankle socks and hair ribbons, and the boys, resplendent in striped knit shirts, shorts and caps, were all very surprised to find a 1933 MG J2 sports car in their playground. The car had been very kindly loaned to The Croft for the day by a Croft parent, and co-incidentally had been built in the same month the school had opened in 1933. The children couldn’t resist admiring the sublime black sports car, wondering what it would be like to drive!
Year 6 Croft pupils spent part of their Easter holiday in Normandy, practising their language skills, which they have been developing since Year 1.
The pupils were immersed in a warm and traditional French environment, from breakfast to dinner, thanks to the language, delicious food, the friendly staff at La Grand’Ferme, and the local culture and general atmosphere of Normandy and Brittany!
Quel bon voyage!
In this age of keyboards and tablets, it could be claimed that children no longer need to have a beautiful cursive script. At The Croft, we enjoy the benefits of technology, but we also place importance on having legible handwriting. There are many occasions when handwriting is needed. Examinations at school right up to university level, for example, usually require handwritten responses. Stamina has to be built up and developed over time. As well as the handwriting being legible, there is increasingly a need for speed.
Published Writers in Years 5 and 6!
Congratulations to our pupils who have had their writing selected for the Stratford Literary Festival Book, entitled ‘Different Worlds’. Holly H was Runner-Up in the 7-10 age group and Lottie L was Highly Commended. Other pupils whose work was recognised were: Thomas B, Edith A J, Finlay B, Imogen B, Josh W and Timmy B.