Welcoming new and old students to the Prep School

Teddy bear's picnicAs we welcomed all students back to Seaford Prep at the start of the year they had a fun filled activity week. The exciting induction activities and trips encouraged new friendships and supported the transition to a new school or year group. The activities were designed to help the children get to know one another and to help them adjust to their new classrooms and teachers. The Prep School had a Teddy bears' picnic as part of their induction programme

The week started with a Woodland Walk complete with a teddy bears’ picnic. The children brought in their favourite teddy or cuddly toy and explored the woods.

The next day those from Years 2 – 5 took part in a circus workshop. They loved every minute and learnt all sorts of new skills. It was fabulous seeing the children working together as they mastered plate spinning, juggling, hula hooping and even stilt walking.

Learning the art of hula hoopingThe workshop was designed as a way of bonding the children together. Sarah Lewis, Prep School Year 5 Teacher said “It was lovely to see existing children working together with our new children and how something very practical is a brilliant way of bonding the children together”.

All those that took part worked well together, persevering to learn a new skill. And they had a huge amount of fun along the way. At the end of the day they all got the opportunity to showcase their new skills to each other in a short performance.

The week ended with a beach trip to West Wittering where the fun and bonding continued. To see more about the children taking part in their induction programme, watch our video:


The Prep School visit West Wittering beach







West wittering beach trip The Prep School at West Wittering beach If you go down to the woods today As part of the circus workshop, the Prep School learnt to walk on stilts Plate spinning Balancing on the pedal-go Performing newly learnt skills

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