Upper Two had an absolutely magical time on their visit to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studios in Watford on Monday. The children thoroughly enjoyed their tour which began in the breath-taking Great Hall, complete with a sumptuous Christmas feast and a ceiling of floating candles. From there the children loved finding out how the films were made including props, costumes, and special effects such as green screen technology. After a slightly terrifying wander through the Forbidden Forest and a visit to platform 93⁄4 the Upper Twos had their lunch, which for some came with an accompaniment of delicious Butter [...]
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On Thursday, 8th December Lower Two visited The Shard. The children had the privilege of experiencing ‘a day at the office’ at Kraft Heinz. In preparation to our visit the children worked hard in groups to create their own sauce flavours, we researched sauce ideas plus looked at various advertising techniques in order to fine tune our pitches. During the visit, the children were given a very warm welcome to Kraft Heinz, we were given a tour of both floors in The Shard that are occupied by Kraft Heinz. The children learnt the background history of the company whilst familiarising [...]
Christmas has begun at the Ursuline Prep. now that the children have taken part in our annual Christingle! It was an absolute pleasure to welcome our Trustees, Governors, Guests, Parents and members of the clergy to our celebration The children sang, danced, read, and behaved brilliantly. It was a truly magical and special evening for all who were there to share our service. The children in the Pre-Prep department formed their Nativity tableau bringing gasps of delight to the congregation and the Cathedral was filled with praise and song. Thank you to Mrs. Parker- Litjens for her direction, to Mrs. [...]
Mr. Lewis accompanied Shervin Abhari, Emily Burgess and Elianne Green to The London Olympic Pool, Stratford for the ISA National Swimming Finals last Friday. All the children were extremely excited although a little apprehensive. They swam very well in their races. Elianne competed in the year 5 Freestyle Relay race and was awarded a bronze medal. Emily competed in the year 4 relay race and came 5th and Shervin swam in the 50m breaststroke and was placed 6th.
On Thursday, Kindergarten went along with some of the children in Lower Two to Arches Care Home in Brentwood to visit the residents, join them in their tree lighting ceremony and sing some Christmas songs. Whilst they were there, Father Christmas paid them a visit and gave each child a present!
Upper One were transported back in time to Ancient Egypt! The children took part in various workshops and activities including: mummifying a peg doll and making a clay beaded necklace. At the end of the day the children enjoyed an Egyptian celebration taking part in plays, mimes and dances and then had an Egyptian feast. We were joined by several of our parents, whose participation was invaluable. My thanks to them and all the parents for kitting their children out with spectacular clothing for the day! [...]
A mixed team from Lower One and Upper One went to Old Brentwood Rugby Club for the District Tag Rugby Tournament. All the children had a great time and played extremely well. Ursuline managed to win their pool and went through to the final round of games. By winning one of their two remaining games they finished the tournament in second place. Again, a great achievement for one of the smaller schools in the district. A Mixed team from Lower Two and Upper Two were also at the District Competition and, also finished in first place at the group stage. In the [...]
Anti-Bullying Week 2023 took place from Monday 13th - Friday 17th November with the theme ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’. We began the week with our school’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors (William Barker, Isabella Benton, Eddie Burgess, Jessica Davis, Bertie Heighton, Poppy Heighton, Charis Oladejo, Lucas Oluitan, Lucy Reynolds, and Phoebe Rolfe) leading the school in a whole school assembly, whilst issuing our UPS ‘Child Friendly Anti-Bullying Policy’. On Monday the children came to school wearing odd socks to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week, this gave the children an opportunity to express themselves and celebrate what makes us all unique. [...]
Lower One had an history experience day where they enjoyed a ‘visiting’ Stone Age workshop. The children had a full day of being immersed in life during the Stone Age. With the instructor, the children learnt about the different stages of the period and how we, as humans, have evolved through millions of years. They built a model of Stonehenge, had the opportunity to explore historical artefacts such as weapons, animal skins and jewellery and even took part in a very dramatic battle which concluded the late Stone Age period. The children looked tremendous in their best animal print, faux [...]
On Monday, 13th November the boy’s table tennis team travelled to Stoke college to compete in an ISA tournament. All the children played incredibly well, with Yishai Choo coming 1st and William Barker claiming 3rd place. The boys were a real credit to themselves and to the school.