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Prep Carol Service

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.

There’s No Prep Like Westholme!

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.

Mental Health Week

Students and staff at Prep marked ‘Mental Health Week’ by focussing on the theme ‘Growing Together’. This theme focussed around the concept of growing emotionally and thinking about ways to help each other grow.

Let’s Go Sing!

On Thursday 28 April, having rehearsed in Ewood Park through the afternoon, Westholme pupils from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 joined a choir of 4,200 children to sing that evening.

Prep School Showcase

Mrs Barnett, Headteacher at Westholme Prep School, writes about the second ever Prep School Showcase. You can find out more below:

Prep Swimming Gala

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.

Musical Maestros

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!

World Book Day 2022

Last week, Westholme students celebrated World Book Day in a variety of ways. Students across the Senior School were celebrating by decorating their form class doors in a literary style!

Prep School Carol Service

This afternoon, the students from our Prep School gathered together with parents, siblings and friends at Blackburn Cathedral for the annual Carol Service, led by The Very Reverend Peter Howell-Jones, Dean of Blackburn.

Year 6

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.

Harvest Festival

Last Friday, there was a special assembly for children in Year’s 3 & 4 to celebrate the Harvest Festival at the Junior School.