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Spring Open Afternoon Shows College Off At Its Best

25 Mar

On Sunday 24 March Princethorpe opened its doors wide and welcomed hundreds of prospective parents and pupils to its Spring Open Afternoon. 

In the spring sunshine the school was at its sparkling best, a well organised hive of activity; departments had prepared informative displays, staff and current pupils were on hand to take questions and talk with parents and of course there were plenty of fun subject-related activities for younger (and older) visitors to enjoy. Rewards were on offer for all those who ‘had a go’ with stickers to collect and a choice of snazzy prizes for the children on their way home.

Outside many chose to watch the sporting displays, try their hand at archery and visit Switzerland, our ‘outdoor classroom’.  In the Limes the climbing wall was as always a popular draw and the classrooms were abuzz with parents and children exploring IT, Maths, English and MFL.

Music echoed around the Roundhouse and mini drama sketches attracted audiences to the Clarkson Theatre. Throughout the length and breadth of the school, visitors were invited to ‘have a go’ at maths challenges, control robots, taste test scones, watch explosive experiments or explore motherboards.

Ed Hester, Headmaster, welcomed parents and children with inspiring addresses in the Chapel, talking about the school, its plans and the ‘Spirit of Family’ ethos that allows Princethorpe to help every child to succeed.

Some 172 families, many completely new to the school, enjoyed the chance to soak up the special Princethorpe atmosphere and to get a flavour of day-to-day life.

A huge thank you to all the staff, pupils, prefects and parents who helped on the day and those involved in the preparations. The school looked amazing and the feedback from our visitors as they left was very positive.

Images from the Open Afternoon: