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Exciting End of Term Events at Wandsworth Prep

16th July 2013

The last few weeks of our first year have flown by at Wandsworth Prep and our Reception children have certainly lived up to our school values: curiosity; perseverance; imagination; reasoning; respect; reflection and friendship. The end of term has seen us host our first annual Sports Day complete with parent races, medals, Olympic-themed certificates and a picnic on the Common. On this day it was lovely to see that beyond the thrill of competition, children supported and cheered on their classmates, showed both true sportsmanship qualities and grace in both winning and defeat. Congratulations to all the children who took part and special mention to Sophie Long and James Clarke as winners of the Mummy and Daddy races. See photos from Wandsworth Prep's first Sports Day here. During our end of school trip to Hobbledown Farm in Epsom and to Gambado’s Chelsea to celebrate our first sporting win, the children not only showed curiosity and imagination, but also respect for those around them and were commended for their conduct and behaviour. During our recent Ofsted Inspection our school inspector took the time to speak with the children at length about their learning and experience at WPS. She admired their ability to tackle high level questions during our Mantle project on 'What we can do to protect our environment' and praised them not only for their conduct but also their ability to reason, persevere, and reflect. Our Mantle project was brought to a close by a visit from the High Queen of Quarter Island and a picnic lunch in the playground hosted by the witches dragons giants and goblins. As a result of the efforts of the children and staff this term on our Eco Project, I am pleased to announce that we have also achieved the first level in the EcoSchools programme, the Bronze award. Above all, at the end of term our Reception graduation assembly aptly entitled 'Oh The Places You'll Go' was a chance to not only recognise the fantastic efforts of our Reception children, but also for the WPS community to come together to celebrate the many achievements we have shared together this year. Well done!