Monthly Archives: January 2016


The Toughest Journey on the Planet

In three weeks’ time Mark Wood will be dropped by helicopter on the frozen seas off the coast of Russia and, with two colleagues, will set off on what Sir Ranulph Feinnes describes as “The toughest journey on the planet”. He will be travelling on skis to the geographic North Pole. A journey that will [...]

January 28th, 2016|

Wild and Windy Forest School

Forest School this week had to move out of the forest (the Cedars) due to high winds. We had been attempting to put up tarpaulins to use as shelters however we found they were much more fun if we used them as huge sails down on the pitches! Here are some great photos from the [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Trip to Redfern’s Cottage with Year 4

Just the tonic, on a cold January morning, a walking tour of Uttoxeter! That and a visit to Redfern's Cottage that houses Uttoxeter Museum of Rural Life. We all learnt something new about our local town. An interesting and informative trip. If you are ever passing it is well worth a visit (it's free).

January 26th, 2016|

New Sports Captains

A new term has heralded a new sport for girls at Denstone College Preparatory School. The girls have embarked on the sport of netball and lessons and training have, so far, gone very positively with some excellent players identified. To lead the teams though takes girls with great personality, excellent effort at all times and [...]

January 16th, 2016|

Year 6 History

After a hard term learning about all things 'Roman', year 6 historians concluded their topic by arming themselves with weapons they had made themselves and then proceeded to participate in a Roman Invasion of D.C.P.S.  Here they took over the school by savagely overthrowing Emperor Gear from his position as Headmaster and the children duly [...]

January 16th, 2016|

Christmas Craft

We loved making Christmas cards for our loved ones in the last couple of days of term.

January 14th, 2016|

Egyptian Day Year 4

These photos were too good not to share. We had a lovely morning doing all things Egyptian. Derby Museum outreach supported the morning, we also had a visit from the High Priestess from the Temple of Isis. Our session ended with a wedding ceremony, it was a fun and fitting end to our Egyptian topic. [...]

January 14th, 2016|

A Visit From The Dentist

Year 3 were thrilled when Lileah's father, who is a dentist, came to talk to us about our science topic on 'Teeth'. Mr Gregory taught us how to look after our teeth and patiently answered tonnes of questions. Thank you Mr Gregory!

January 14th, 2016|

Christmas Hats!

We thought that you would like to see our Christmas hats!

January 14th, 2016|

Painting with a Broad Brush

I have always believed that a top prep school stands apart from the crowd because of the breadth of experiences that is available to the pupils. We have a responsibility to introduce them to different teaching methods and approaches both in and out of the classroom. Going outside for lessons in our canopy, bringing in [...]

January 8th, 2016|
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