Brexit Presentation

For those who are politically minded Brexit and Mr Trump are two topics that are guaranteed to create a reaction. We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Dr Christine Reh, a lecturer in European Politics and Programme Director of the MSc in European Public Policy at University College London (UCL) as our guest Lunchbox Seminar speaker. Given that Christine holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, an MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and an MA in English Literature, Linguistics and Politics from the University of Trier she is very well placed to inform us about the facts and fallout from Brexit and duly delivered a very enlightening talk.

Dr Reh shone considerable light on the process, the arguments and the uncertain future. It is a subject that has divided not only the country but age groups, families and geographical areas. In this respect her talk provided little comfort for the future as she highlighted the challenges and tough decisions that will need to be made in the coming 18 months. Yet in spite of the looming dark clouds there was certainly a buzz of more informed chat as students left the talk. Fake news, alternative facts and false promises had been replaced by reasoned discussion.

World Book Day 2017

On World Book Day, EYFS and KS1 children came to school dressed as a book character.
In the morning there was a wonderful parade in the hall where we saw the BFG, Pinocchio, the Tiger Who Came to Tea, Winnie the Witch, the Smartest Giant in Town… and many other characters from the children’s favourite books. The teachers got into the act as well, with robbers, policemen, cows and farmers (from ‘What the Ladybird Heard’), Mary Poppins, Snow White and many other exotic personae teaching their children all day.

Author Visit: Louisa Reid

The Senior School was very pleased to welcome critically acclaimed author Louisa Reid recently. Louisa spent two full days in school hosting an informal book club session, leading writing workshops for Years 10 and 11, and giving author talks to Years 8 and 9.

Here is what Sofia, Year 10, had to say about the book club session: “Louisa Reid’s visit at the BSP for World Book day on Thursday was a delightful event. It was a very interesting experience which allowed
me along with four other students from Mr Brown’s book club to find out more about the books “Lies Like Love” and “Black Heart Blue” and ask the author questions. I am looking forward to reading Louisa Reid’s future books!”



Kapla Days

The whole school had a KAPLASTIC time this week. Kapla instructors came from Paris to give the children lots of Kaplatips. They all became Kapla experts building space rockets, aliens, snakes, bridges, villages, houses, cars, towers and much more. Even Nursery can
now build towers that will soon inspire buildings in La Défense. They had such good fun but the best moment of all was knocking it all down!

Little Shop of Horrors

With this school play being my last one at the BSP, it’s been one to remember. It’s been a pleasure working with the many teachers and parents who have given up their time to put together a fantastic performance. I have loved being part of this team for the past six months, and would like to wish everybody good luck for next year. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back and watch the next show! Thank you.