Students in Prep 2 – 6 were treated to a memorable experience when they were able to meet renowned children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson, who visited Westholme to talk about her new book ‘The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure’.
On a snowy Wednesday morning, we saw students in Prep running a Santa Fun Run round the astroturf, which had been specially organised by INSPIRED Sixth Former and keen runner Charlotte.
Towards the end of last term, Prep held their annual Carol Service at the Cathedral. It was a wonderful service and the children sang, performed, read and played beautifully and before the service we listened to the string and recorder groups, who played spectacularly well.
Twenty-seven Year 5 and 6 pupils embarked on a half-term adventure to explore the culture, history and culinary delights of France – the first French trip to take place in nearly four years.
Last Friday we celebrated Children in Need across the whole school in support of the charity with a Dress Down Friday! Members of the INSPIRED Sixth Form charity team led an assembly in the morning for children of the Prep, raising awareness of Children in Need and the goals of the organisation.
On Wednesday 16 November, we were delighted to welcome a plethora of guests to Westholme for the official Opening of our Prep. This included inviting 75 dignitaries and supporters who all have special links to Westholme and the local community in some way, to attend the event. Amongst the guests were The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, the High Sheriff of Lancashire, Mrs Croston (Westholme Principal 1988 – 2013) and Mrs Anne Longson, the Great Niece of the school’s founder, Miss Emily Singleton.
This year we celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style across both the Prep School and Senior School.
This afternoon, pupils from both our Prep School and Senior School were treated to a piano masterclass from world renowned professional pianist Martin Roscoe.
Mrs Barnett, Headteacher at Westholme Prep School, writes about the second ever Prep School Showcase. You can find out more below:
The annual Primary Blackburn and Darwen gala took place this month after a 2 year absence and for Westholme, nine swimmers from Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the event at Darwen Leisure Centre.
On Saturday 12 March, we hosted our Musical Maestros experience day at the Senior School for pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6. And what a day it was!
It has been absolutely wonderful to welcome Year 6 back into the classroom. It has been a delight to watch the pupils welcome new members of the school family into their class and there has been a real sense of belonging and teamwork already show in the class.