Pre-Prep Blog Archive
The Magic of the Season
Published on: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
What a wonderful gift Nursery gave us all last week as they performed the most perfect Nativity. It is always one of the highlights of the festive season in Pre-Prep and this year was no exception as each and every member of our Nursery contributed to the most magical retelling of the Christmas story. What made it even more special this year was the ingenious idea of the team to have the children narrate the story. A few weeks’ previous staff recorded the children and then performed some technical wizardry to weave their voices into the performance. Just hearing the young voices with all their innocence, speech foibles and earnest expression really added to the sheer magic of the moment.
Those who have been fortunate enough to watch a Nursery Nativity at King’s Hall are always amazed at what such little children can achieve; they are after all only 2-4 years of age. This year, as in any other, I take my hat off to the Nursery staff team who work so hard to ensure the children shine. It is certainly not an easy task but definitely one of the most rewarding.
Well done Nursery on another marvellous Nativity which left us all watery-eyed and served to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Published on: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Christmas has definitely been creeping upon us for a fair few weeks now and we have been valiant in our attempts to ignore it but with the arrival of Advent we have opened our arms and welcomed the festive season in all its glittery glory!
The Pre-Prep Elves wove their magic after all the children had gone home on Friday and have transformed the classrooms into Christmas wonderlands filled with some quite impressive decorations (the type of which would never adorn our homes but which little children absolutely love!) The children’s reaction this morning as they arrived at school made it all worthwhile!
We will also be staging two Nativities before the end of term. Nursery will perform theirs at the end of this week which is guaranteed to be a true highlight of the season with the rest of Pre-Prep performing their Nativity on the last day of the term. The next two weeks will be dedicated to rehearsing to ensure we deliver a first-class performance that captures the innocence, awe and wonder of the Greatest Story Ever told.
The next couple of weeks will also witness the creation of treasured Christmas crafts which will undoubtedly require copious amounts of glitter, sequins and sticky glue!We will celebrate the season with parties, pay homage to the Patron saint of King’s Hall, St Nicolas, and hopefully receive a visit from the great man himself!
It really is the most wonderful (albeit the most exhausting) time of the year!