French Author Visit – ‘Le Loup’

Orianne Lallemand, author of the book series ‘Le Loup’, visited the Junior School. She was accompanied by illustrator Eleonore Thuillier and together they met with the children to discuss the book, read stories and partake in some other fun activities.

The Kitchen Cabinet BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 came to the Junior School to record the 100th episode of ‘The Kitchen Cabinet’, a radio panel show about food. This proved a very popular event for the BSP community and was made even better by the an unexpected delivery of  a dozen boxes of pastries for the audience to sample. Thank you to La Pâtisserie des Rêves for such delicious treats – we were truly spoilt.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Trocadéro

The rain did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the BSP community who turned out to welcome their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a private event at the Trocadéro. The Duke and Duchess kindly took time to speak and shake hands with BSP pupils.

Thank you to our patron, the British Ambassador, for this private invitation.

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 Fake news, alternative facts and false promises had been replaced by reasoned discussion.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.