Thorpe House News

Building intergenerational links!

Year 6 paid a visit to the residents of Austenwood Nursing Home on Friday. It has been shown that learning across the generations offers huge benefits both to children and the elderly. Self-esteem, self-confidence and mental health issues are a concern amongst young people but research has shown that regular participation in planned intergenerational activities…

Dangerous Week for Boys 2018

Dangerous Week for Boys isn’t just about fire, big bangs, cool science experiments and creepy crawlies – though it’s one of the reasons we love DW4B – it’s about challenging the boys to try something new, something that perhaps scares them or they don’t think they have the skills to do. For example, sleeping out…

Our Year 6 entrepreneurs!

Year 6 are taking part in the Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge, which introduces children to financial education, enterprise and the world of work. Our boys have finished their planning, invested their money and are now focusing on promoting their business and their week of selling (w/c 25th June). Each team have decided to donate a…

Charity Christmas Jumper Day brightens up the playground!

Thorpe House is awash with Christmas jumpers today as the boys support the ITV Text Santa campaign; in exchange for £1 boys were encouraged to forgo their Thorpe House jumper for their favourite festive woolly. The funds raised from Text Santa will be split between three great charities: Make a Wish, Macmillan Cancer Support and Save the…

Three day charity event kicks off!

The Prep and Senior Departments are a hive of fundraising activity today for the start of our three day charity event and for the first time, responsibility for each fundraising activity is solely in the hands of each House. Events are taking place during morning and lunch breaks – thank goodness the sun is shining – and include: penalty shoot-out, book sales,…

Developing leadership and fundraising skills at Pre Prep

The Pre-Prep boys demonstrated both leadership and fundraising skills in May and June by organising House charity days to raise funds for Daisy’s Days, an organisation raising money for an inspirational nine year old girl recently diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma (a rare form of childhood bone cancer).  Each House Captain called a meeting with his…