Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Snake handling is all part of the learning curve

SCIENCE and Engineering Week started early at Rupert House School.

As part of the Henley Youth Festival celebrations some rainforest creatures from Owen’s Animals came to see Year 4. The girls were very excited and overjoyed to be able to touch and hold them. This was an excellent follow-up to the recent Year 4 visit to the Living Rainforest at Hampstead Norreys and to the school’s work in science on how animals are adapted to their habitats.

This Thursday, Zoolab will bring in an assortment of vertebrates and invertebrates for both Upper and Lower School children to see, touch and learn about.

On Monday Year 5 took part in a Science Festival morning at Queen Anne’s School. The festival featured a science magic show run by “The Professor” Ian Dunne and was full of mystery, suspense and humour. All of the main topics in science were brought to life and the girls enjoyed an insight into the life of a real magician. Afterwards there was a fun team quiz designed to challenge participants and explore their scientific knowledge. The girls excelled and won trophies and medals.

Rupert House School has an enviable academic reputation and sends children to the most prestigious senior schools. Besides its excellent academic reputation, Rupert House is keen to develop talent in music and drama and provides numerous opportunities for pupils to perform, both within the school and to external audiences. Peripatetic teachers offer tuition in piano, cello, violin, viola, harp, saxophone and flute. Musical clubs on offer for pupils include Music Makers, Recorders, Advanced Recorders, Lower School Choir, Upper School Choir, Chamber Choir and Orchestra.

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