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Our Boarding community came together last week for one big Halloween night starting in the Art department with some creative and creepy face painting. There was dinner followed by apple bobbing and games in the Karslake and the evening finished off with a disco or a film in the Memorial Hall - both options proved popular with our boarders.

Monday 05 November

Fireworks Extravaganza

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Crowds amassed at the school on Friday evening - staff, students, friends and members of the local community - to see Brightburst Fireworks put on a fantastic display. Bray Valley Wines and John May Butchers provided our spectators with food and drink and there was entertainment and stalls for all to enjoy. Thank you to the Parents' Association for orgnanising such a perfect evening.

More photos of the event are available on our Facebook page.

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The Prep School Council met for the first time on Tuesday to start planning the anti-bullying week in mid-November. Lots of great ideas were agreed by the representatives from Reception to Year 6 and they were asked by Chair, Cody to consult with their various year groups for ideas and suggestions ready for the next meeting.

New officers were elected, including Chair, Cody, Secretary, Megan and Treasurer, Archie.

Wednesday 31 October

EPQ Presentations Begin

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Year 13 students began their EPQ presentations with dissertations having already been submitted and the end in sight. Each student now delivers a 10-minute presentation on their EPQ research and findings, worth 20% of their overall grade. The Extended Project Qualification allows students to develop skills in preparation for university such as organisation, essay writing, while building knowledge on new softwares. Interesting topics ranged from 'Can I design a cost-effective earthquake resistant structure that could be used in Taiwan and save lives?' to 'To what extent does genetic diversity or other factors affect how prone a species is to transmissable cancers?'