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Around the World Day:

On Wednesday 24th September, ‘Around The World Day’ was held at Beeston, based around the theme of the Rugby World Cup.

In the Prep School, the day started with an informal assembly where we were able to gain our first look at some of the fantastic costumes and outfits worn by the children and where we discussed the themes of teamwork and why it is important to celebrate different cultures and languages.

Throughout the day, all the children were asked to complete a research session about their ‘country’ and to reinterpret the information available either online or from books in the Library. All pupils also took part in a tablecloth decorating session, and the three that deserved a special mention from Mr de Falbe and Mrs Morton were Japan, Wales and England. Well done to everyone on their efforts – some time was spent at the end of the day allowing us all to look at the children’s work and to take in everything that had been discovered, as well as the collation of citizenship merits, through the Beeston Hall passports.

The third session that everyone took part in was dance, lead brilliantly by Millie and Jas from Marlene’s School of Dance. Millie, a former pupil at Beeston, certainly kept the children active, and Miss Power, who accompanied the children in all of the sessions clocked up over 17,000 steps on her activity tracker!

As well as this, sessions over the course of the day included African Drumming, The Highland Games (with weather to suit, at times), German Language and Food Tasting, Yoga, Mandala Making, Ireland, Badge Making, Pétanque, Futsal (sadly, without the Brazilian weather), Iceland and Greenland, the fascinating session on Beekeeping lead by Mr Turner, and Menu Design run by Mrs Raison. I would like to take the opportunity to thank my colleagues for their effort, as well as the catering team for accommodating our needs for the changes at lunchtime, and the detail and good humour put in to preparing these sessions.

Finally, I would like to thank our parents for their contribution to the day – the Beeston spirit was very much in evidence and made the day a pleasure to organise.

Well done, everybody!

Mrs R Morgan