Sunny Days at Summer School
Twenty girls attended Summer School in August.
We welcomed twenty girls to our Summer School in August where we had a great time getting to know each other before the start of year 7.
On Monday the girls took part in a treasure trail around the school building helping them to become familiar with the school and working in teams. On Tuesday we took part in Drama and art activities that all related to Matilda by Roald Dahl. The girls created freeze frames of important scenes from the story and made wooden spoon puppets of characters from the books. We walked to Hatfield House park farm on Wednesday and enjoyed a day with the animals in the sunshine before playing in the Bloody Hollow play area. On Thursday the girls asked lots of questions about being a pupil at Bishop’s and we watched the film version of Matilda. On Friday we made fruit kebabs, taking the time to try new flavours and design our own combinations of fruit on our skewers.
Throughout the week we played lots of ‘getting to know you’ games as well as some very competitive games of bench ball and rounders. We also tried various mindfulness techniques such as yoga and meditation.
It was lovely to see all of the girls grow in confidence over the course of the week and the beginnings of some wonderful friendships. We look forward to seeing all of the girls at the start of term in September!
Miss Lawrence, Miss Parkin & Miss Ekins.