Month: March 2016

Lent Term Concert

24th March 2016

Our talented musicians entertained a host of parents and friends at the annual Lent Term Concert, held on Wednesday 23 March at 6.30pm in the Ravenscroft Theatre.   The concert started stylishly with the Pre-Prep Orchestra, under the direction of Mrs Watson, playing a suite of excellent pieces penned by the wonderful Miss Sellar. Not…

Choir of the Year

23rd March 2016

On the morning of Saturday 19 March, the Senior Chapel Choir travelled to the Butterworth Hall in the Warwick Arts Centre to audition for Choir of the Year 2016. As well as singing for the audition, the Chapel Choir was lucky to take part in a warm-up and later a workshop with David Lawrence, respected…

Probably the best maths lesson in the world…

22nd March 2016

Our 3rd Form were treated to an egg-cellent maths lesson on probability by Mr Taylor. The Year 5 pupils, spent an egg-citing morning working out the likelihood that the next egg to be cracked over their teacher’s heads was hard boiled or raw and in doing so represented probability as fractions, decimals and words. Mr Osiatynski…

Visiting Author delights in the Den

18th March 2016

Author Lisa Stephens entertained children in the Pre-Prep’s Den with stories of her dog Cha Cha and her two boys Harry and James. The Australian author, who gives 50% of her profits to support the Australian Guide Dogs Association, has now published 5 books about their family pet. As well as reading from some of her…

Bilton Faders Hockey

16th March 2016

The Bilton Faders travelled to Repton school on Sunday evening to take on a teachers side for their first ever competitive match.  The side was comprised of regular Monday night players and a guest, in a friend of a friend, who proved a worthy addition.   The match was played in three twenty mins tranches…

Y2 & Y3 Swimming Gala

16th March 2016

Amidst much cheering and enthusiastic support from parents and children alike,  the Pre-Prep children put on an exciting swimming display in our indoor pool with some very competitive and close-run heats. The eventual winners were Nightingale, well done!  

Y2 Visit to Holdenby House

15th March 2016

As part of the Year 2 History topic ‘Famous People’, the children had the opportunity of meeting Florence Nightingale first hand! They travelled back in time and visited Holdenby House to experience life as a Victorian, where they participated fully in the tasks of the day including preparing a meal for the soldiers, cleaning duties,…

Brownies and Guides conquer the world!

15th March 2016

The Brownies and Guides are working towards their World Guiding badge. In this badge they have to find out about Guiding around the world, which linked very well their Thinking Day celebrations. Thinking Day celebrates the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, the Guide and Scout movement’s founder, and on this day they remember all those in the Guiding and Scouting movement around the world hence…

BG World Book Day

8th March 2016

Bilton Grange celebrated World Book day on Friday last week. This year’s theme was Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter, as 2016 celebrates the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, and 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter. Parents were greeted in Prep reception by Juliet in her castle tower, Shakespeare walked the school corridors while Prospero, Romeo, Iago…

Lent Term Informal Concert

2nd March 2016

The Lent Informal Concert took place on Tuesday 1 March in the beautiful Pugin Library, with a good number of pupils taking part and accompanying duties shared by Miss Sellar and Mr Penrose. An appreciative audience commented on the range of instruments and the high standard of playing. It was lovely to have some younger…