WOW Magazine - Easter Edition 2024

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Easter Editon 2024


This half term has really flown past and I am delighted to be able to share with you the highlights and accomplishments from the past month within this WOW magazine.

As we finish the term with the Easter festivities, and the return of some of our pupils from the creative trip, we always try to remember people in our community who are in hospital during the festivities. Our Year 5-8 children visited the Rainbow Ward to deliver Easter eggs and spread a bit of joy to those in need.

Finally, I would like to thank our fantastic staff, whose unwavering dedication and passion have made these events possible. Also, to our parents and carers, thank you for trusting us to look after your children and for your continued support to the school, it is very much appreciated. Wishing you all a restful and joyous Easter break.

Absolutely delightful to have had so many parents join us at our Reception Coffee Morning! ✨

It was wonderful catching up with familiar faces. Here's to building strong connections and a supportive community!


-Coffee- Morning

“Catchpole” ClubLunch!

Reminiscing about the fantastic Catchpole Club lunch we had recently. The vibes were buzzing, and the food was spot-on!

Such a blast catching up with everyone.

#CatchpoleClubMemories #SchoolLunchFun

Year 3

Our Year 3 pupils had an absolutely fantastic time immersing themselves in the world of the Vikings during Viking Day at school! From donning impressive Viking helmets to learning about Norse mythology, it was a day filled with excitement and historical exploration. The enthusiasm and curiosity of our young historians were truly inspiring. Here's to more engaging and educational adventures ahead!

#VikingDay #SchoolLife #HistoryExploration

Viking Day!

South Lee pupils and teachers surpassed expectations with their fantastic World Book Day costumes, showcasing creativity and enthusiasm through classic and modern literary characters. Their embrace of storytelling magic through attire was a delight.

We were honoured to welcome esteemed author Emma Bidwell, a former pupil, whose journey deeply resonated with our community, affirming the power of dreams. Children eagerly greeted her, likely inspiring future authors. Thank you, Emma, for an inspiring day!

Also, special thanks to Chef Rachel for crafting a delicious lunch spread, enhancing our celebrations.

Empowering Futures, Celebrating Women

In celebration of International Women's Day, we interviewed three of our students – Agnes L from Year 3, Amalie C from Year 5, and Pip F from Year 8 – to discover the women who inspire them. We also asked them to reflect on a significant historical woman who has made a lasting impact on the world. Additionally, we explored the significance of commemorating International Women's Day. Here are their insightful responses!

Who is a woman that inspires you, and why?

Agnes L: Miss Mandie, my ballet teacher, has been a source of inspiration, not only to me but to many others. She has helped me perform on stage and to achieve my grades. She dances wonderfully and I’d like to dance like her one day.

Amalie C: Mummy because she balances being a mother and working, always managing to make time for us.

Pip F: A woman who truly inspires me is Kya, my horse riding instructor. Her remarkable tenacity, hard work, and patience are qualities I deeply admire.

Can you name one famous woman from history who made a significant impact in the world?

Agnes L: Rosa Parks stood up for herself and others, just by sitting down. She lived in a time where black and white people could not mix. This was called segregation. I am really glad that Rosa stood up for herself, otherwise I would not have the great friends and teachers that I have here at South Lee Prep School.

Amalie C: Rosa Parks for changing the way we think about racism.

Pip F: my great-great-aunt, Dame Elizabeth Lane, the first woman appointed as a judge in the County Court, the first female High Court judge in England, and the first female bencher.

Why is it important to celebrate International Women’s Day?

Agnes L: because it’s important to recognise women’s achievements and raise awareness about discrimination.

Amalie C: it is important to celebrate International Women’s Day because women can change the world

Pip F: because it provides women with a voice and an opportunity to advocate for what they believe is right.

Year 1 West Stow Trip

Year 1 had an absolute blast on their trip to West Stow this morning! Rain or shine, our little explorers embraced every moment with joy and curiosity. From muddy puddles to ancient wonders, it was a day filled with smiles and memories. Here's to the resilient spirit of our amazing Year 1 adventurers!

Senior Duke Expedition

Our adventurous Year 7 & 8 pupils embarked on their Senior Duke Expedition! Armed with compasses and maps, they were dropped off approximately 3 hours away from school and tasked with finding their way back. It was a test of their navigation skills, teamwork, and resilience. We're incredibly proud of their determination and spirit of adventure!

Creative Trip

Our Years 5 - 8 pupils had an absolute blast during their recent Creative Trip!

#CreativityUnleashed #SchoolAdventures #SouthLeePrep

Explore, learn, Explore, learn,

Congratulations to our talented musicians. Let's keep the harmony going!

#StringsEnsemble #CanonInD #MusicalMastery #SouthLeePrep

Another brilliant day at the pool for our Year 1 swimmers! They dived into the water with enthusiasm and showed great progress in their swimming skills. It's wonderful to see their confidence growing each week. Keep up the fantastic work, Year 1! #SwimmingStars #Year1

A magnificent rendition of Canon in D filled the air as our strings orchestra rehearsal brought music to life!

grow... grow...

Our Year 6 pupils stole the spotlight during drama class with their delightful inclass production of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"! #GoldilocksAndTheThreeBears #DramaClassDelight #Year6Stars

Year 2 had a splendid time in maths, measuring and estimating in metres and centimetres! #MathsFun #Measurement

Massive congratulations to all the children who participated in the Suffolk Festival of Performing Arts last weekend! Your talent and dedication were truly awe-inspiring.

We want to give special recognition to Frida F for winning The Norman Kenyon Cup for Junior Verse Speaking, Rachel S for securing The Junior Speech and Drama Championship Trophy, Krissh P for clinching The 12-13 years Solo Shakespeare Trophy, and Maggie P for earning the Adjudicator's Choice Most Promising Actor Trophy. We're incredibly proud of their achievements and the hard work they've put in. Their commitment and dedication have certainly paid off, and we couldn't be happier for them!


#TalentOnDisplay #SouthLeePrep #ProudSchoolCommunity

What a fantastic privilege to welcome Mr. A Stromberg to South Lee Prep School as our guest for the Martineau Lecture!

His enlightening talk on "A View from Gresham's" left us all inspired and captivated. Thank you for sharing your insights with us! #MartineauLecture #InspiringGuest #SouthLeePrep

Our Reception pupils are getting into the Easter spirit by planting their very own Easter garden! Watch as they nurture their little seeds and bring life to their creations, learning about growth and new beginnings along the way. #EasterGarden #LearningThroughNature #ReceptionFun

Our young learners tackled knot tying during their STEM lesson. It's amazing to see their skills develop as they take on new challenges. #STEMeducation #JuniorDuke #SkillsForLife

What a treat at Wildlife Club yesterday! Mr. Brinkley surprised us with his adorable pet tortoise, Matilda!

and curious

#WildlifeClub #MatildaTheTortoise #NatureLovers #SouthLeePrep

Year 1's Junior Duke challenge is in full swing! Matilda, the delightful tortoise, captured the children's hearts with her gentle movements nature. It was a joy to learn more about her and watch her explore!

What a delightful morning stroll we had with our Year 5-8 students at Nowton Park yesterday!

Exploring the serene beauty of nature, breathing in the fresh air, and enjoying each other's company was the perfect start to our day. Here's to more wonderful outdoor adventures together!

#NowtonPark #OutdoorExploration #NatureWalks #SouthLeePrep

Year One pupils had an egg-cellent time recently as they embarked on a thrilling Easter egg hunt adventure! The school grounds transformed into a treasure trove as eager young hunters dashed around, their eyes peeled for hidden Easter treats.

Let's continue to cherish these moments of togetherness and celebration, spreading happiness and creating lasting memories for our young learners.

A big congratulations to Agnes L, who emerged as the overall winner! Excellent job to Phinneas McQ for securing victory in the Reception - Y1 category, and to Anna C for triumphing in the Y2 - Y3 category. Well done to all!

Reaching for victory daily with our sports focus! Let's aim for greatness together.

#SportsExcellence #Teamwork


Happy Easter!

Years 5-8 recently paid a visit to West Suffolk Hospital's Rainbow Ward, spreading joy by delivering Easter eggs to the children. We're immensely proud of their strong sense of community and compassion.


Our Nursery children have been enthusiastically engaged in a variety of exciting activities, ranging from creative crafts to adventurous outings in our forest school. Each day is filled with learning, laughter, and exploration, fostering a vibrant environment for their development.

#EarlyEducation #Exploration

South Lee Prep School & Nursery Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2BT Suffolk, United Kingdom +44 1284 southleeprepschool @southleeschoolsouthleeprepschool
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