Ian Campbell from the charity Ten Foundations visited Prep to share the story of his charity which was set up to support women in the Philippines. The women have been trained to make school bags and lunch packs which are sold at Ian's shop on the Lisburn Road. The IAG team and Sarah Hand (a former Prep pupil) are keen to support this charity.
Prep 6/7 hockey team enjoyed their first match of the season in a friendly against Stranmillis College. The girls played with enthusiasm and maturity to win all 4 games. Well done to everyone and we look forward to our next two matches after half term on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd February.
On Friday 26th January, pupils from Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to put on their lab coats and embark on an afternoon of scientific discovery in the Prep Hall.
The Litter Lab leaders, Sue and Jane set up an exciting array of experiments for the girls to watch and there were plenty of opportunities for hands on participation.
The show focused initially on the importance of disposing of litter responsibly and the effects that careless litter dropping can have on wildlife. The pupils were also encouraged to be responsible dog owners with regards to bagging and disposing of dog waste. Scientific Sue explained the dangers to health and to our water supply when waste is left on the ground.
On a lighter note, the girls had the opportunity to watch how warm air causes balloons to float and when cooling down occurs, through the force of gravity, objects fall to the ground again.
Other topics included the number of years it takes for some materials to decompose and the effects this can have on our environment.
The girls enjoyed an exciting fun-filled activity based afternoon with but also took away important messages about protecting our environment.
Saturday 13th January 10am – 1pm
The Prep School nativity “It’s Chri-i-istmas” was performed from 13-15th December. This year the traditional nativity story took a musical theme as we joined Timandra Tinsel, Christine Cracker, Holly Bush and Samantha Frost at Television Centre for a Christmas Chart Show. Congratulations to Prep 3 who took on the main roles – what a fantastic performance from all!
The Victoria College Carol Service is always a highlight of the Christmas season. This year both the Junior (Prep 3 & 4) and Senior (Prep 5-7) Choirs joined with pupils from Senior School to celebrate the message of Christmas. Prep 7 pupil, Erin Glenn read the first lesson of the evening. The Junior Choir sang A Starry Night and Who Would Imagine A King, followed by the Senior Choir pieces Love Came Down At Christmas and Tonight. It was a very special evening and wonderful to join with the wider school community to celebrate together. Thank you to all parents, relatives and friends who joined with us for the occasion.
Prep 5, 6 and 7 gymnasts had a wonderful opportunity to spend an afternoon at Abbey Gym where there were given a taster session on all the Olympic apparatus. We look forward to our 3 Prep teams performing at the Christmas festival on Sunday 17th December.