Once upon a time in Pre-prep

After a hard year’s work in English, during which the focus has very much been extending their creative writing, we tasked our Prep 6s to pick a classic story from their childhood and tell it to some of our younger members here at Hatherop Castle.

Picking a well-known story allowed the children to concentrate on what really makes a good story-teller: eye contact, speed, use of voice, the effectiveness of props and much more. Over the course of the week, the boys and girls of Prep 6 headed down to the Nursery as well as Reception and Prep 1 classes and did a superb job at reading to the children down there, who as we predicted absolutely adored having the older children come down for story time; something that most certainly will become a permanent feature of life at the Castle!