Prep IV boys rally after early setbacks

Prep IV travelled to the impressive surroundings of the Manchester Metropolitan University sports ground to take part in a mini round robin tournament that included Bury, Scarisbick Hall and Oldham Hulme.

In the first two games, the team faced well-drilled and well-organised sides in Bury and Scarisbrick, and despite the best efforts of the boys went down to 3-0 and 2-0 losses. However, undeterred, the boys rallied against Oldham Hulme and goals from Oscar and Henry saw Bridgewater run out deserved winners. The team demonstrated great resilience to come back from the earlier setbacks, and find a way to win.

Special mention must go to Henry, who was voted Bridgewater Player of the Tournament by his fellow players – we hope he enjoys his Haribo mix!

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Sporting Star of the Week

Well done this week to Reception’s Freddie – great effort!

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Sporting Superstar of the Week

Well done to Prep VI’s Ada who has been awarded the inaugural Sporting Superstar of the Week award, for her outstanding effort in PE this week! She was an asset to the football team and achieved a very impressive result in the cross country lesson.  Well done Ada, keep up the good work.

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U11 and U9 Cup heartbreak against The Grange

Our U9s and U11s both faced the hurdle of The Grange in order to progress in the cup, but sadly, it proved a hurdle too high.  Our U11s continued their development as a team, once again showing dramatic improvements in their performance, but The Grange proved too strong.  Despite a strong performance in goal by Jacob, the U9s trailed at half time.  The team dominated the second half, and Oscar pulled a goal back with a well-taken penalty, but the equaliser proved elusive.  So both teams’ cup run ended here, but both can take pride in their performance.  And so to the next games…

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Girls come close against Highfield

Wednesday saw our KS2 girls play a double header against Highfield Priory School in netball and football.  As expected from these girls, team spirit and competitiveness was high in both games. 

The girls played really well, team spirit was high as we narrowly missed out on a win in both sports.  Despite Zara living up to expectations as Goal Shooter, scoring two, and  Elissa and Lucy each putting in a players of the match performance, the team succumbed to a narrow 4-2 defeat.

If Zara was in fine scoring fettle, in the football match Amelia went one better, bagging a hat trick.  Buoyed by a strong performance from Ada, tirelessly playing the full game without a break, it was only in the last two minutes that Highfield grabbed a heart breaking winner, denying Bridgewater the draw they deserved from the game.

Both teams can be proud of their performances and attitudes, and their continuing improvement is a pleasure to watch.

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A bit of bright Kandinsky for the New Year

It might be a cold and gloomy start to the New Year, but today Prep I continued their digital artwork topic in Computing and embraced the bright cheery colours of Kandinsky’s work. Using their keyboard skills, the children tried to replicate his 1913 Squares with Concentric Circles painting. Circles are difficult at the best of times, on a computer they are even harder, but we think the children have made a wonderful effort to replicate and improve on the original!

You can see the original here: https://www.wassilykandinsky.net/work-370.php but we think ours are just as good!

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Scrooge! Take your seats and enjoy the show…

Forget all the seasonal blockbusters on the TV this Christmas! Get that popcorn ready, have the tissues close to hand, top up that drink and sit back and enjoy this year’s KS2 Christmas production of Scrooge: A Ghost of a Chance.

(we would of course like to take this opportunity to give a massive thank you to Mr. Thompson, who filmed and edited this final production for us)

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Carol Service

Last Tuesday, our Prep. Department travelled en masse to St. Mark’s Church, Worsley for our annual Christmas Carol Concert. Although it will not be eligible for any Oscars, we hope the video attached gives you a flavour of the occasion.

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday, and a very merry Christmas!

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She’s following the leader – and getting closer!

Last Saturday saw a number of enthusiastic Prep children turn out for the third in the Salford Schools cross country series. Wherever they placed in the final positions, it is evident that our runners are constantly improving, and those who turned up on Saturday morning should be pleased with their efforts.

Special mention must go to Amelia in Prep V, who finished 13th in the Year 5/6 race, and to Isabelle and Florence who finished 11th and 16th in the Year 3/4 race.

Maia has been our standout athlete in this race series, and once again she finished 2nd behind the girl who beat her last time – but she is getting closer! We have high hopes for her for the final race in the series in January.


Once again, a great turn out – especially the Prep V boys – and a great overall performance from everyone. Well done! 

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Prep Magazine Winter 2021-2022

Please find attached the latest edition of the Prep Magazine.

You can find previous editions of the magazine here: https://wordpress.com/page/bridgewaterprep.org/8409

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