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We are a happy school. We enjoy coming together for whole school events. Aware of the wider world, our children engage with the local and global communities. Big issues are discussed, the children take an interest and know that their input can make a difference.
Whole School ‘Street Parties’ to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and the Royal Wedding - staff and children wore red, white and blue and had fun in the sun. All ages from 3-11 joined in with games and a treasure hunt. The toasts to the Queen and to the Royal Couple were enjoyed enormously and the National Anthem was sung with gusto! Great days for the whole Berkhampstead community to celebrate together in the sunshine.
The Wider Community
It’s more than just our School community that matters. From the Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter services held in the beautiful All Saints’ Church, to the ever-popular Red Nose Day, Children in Need and Operation Christmas Child, our children think of others and get involved.
School Council reps consult and the children decide which charities to support. Prep and Pre-Prep children get fully into the spirit of whichever theme is selected (along with a huge number of staff)! Berkhampstead children take an interest, they raise funds and they have fun doing it!
Through the Platinum Award, children become involved in charitable ventures of their own outside school, fuelled by their own interests and priorities.
Our talented musicians enjoy their annual performance of carols in Cheltenham. Playing together, enjoying making music and seizing the chance to wear a Santa hat made for a great evening. What’s more the Pied Piper Appeal (for sick and disabled children in Gloucestershire) benefited too. Our Day Nursery join with others to make music at Berky Bears Music Group
Mufti Days are always popular. WVS, a global veterinary charity benefited when ‘wild animals’ invaded the playgrounds - the children - dressed up and ready to donate to this super cause. The children enjoyed their wild lessons and created inspiring poetry and drama as well as raising money for a good cause.
In The Community
Visits to the Lilian Faithfull residential home give children and residents a chance to chat. The children sing for the residents and present fruit baskets and fresh produce at harvest time and December sees young and old join together in carols.
We are a close and caring community, responsive to the children’s interests and of those outside school and have been since 1945.