Friday, 20 May 2011

The Royal Wedding

29 April 2011
To celebrate the royal wedding B.D. kindly took the kiddos to a soft play area while I got things ready to fully experience the big event. More than an hour before the start of the wedding, my wonderful auntie called, on Skype, from Alaska (it was midnight her time, now that's commitment), and we shared a bottle of champagne and watched all the dignitaries arrive.  Her wonderful husband served as sommelier, unfortunately only for the Alaska-based bottle.

Blue Coat School really got into the royal wedding too, with a day of celebrations. The kids made special hats and watched a wedding re-enactment (with Max's nursery teacher from last year, the one he wanted to marry....he must have gotten over it because we didn't hear anything about it).

But it must be said, the Brits are thrilled with our new princess, and our very humble and handsome prince.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Max's mention in the Blue Coat newsletter 13/12/2010

Transition & Nursery Nativity Play

The Nativity this year was called ‘Busy, Busy Bethlehem’. It was based on the Christmas story through the eyes of a Roman soldier who had been sent to Bethlehem by Caesar Augustus to organise the census. He and his soldiers had everything sorted until Mary and Joseph arrived late. This made him very cross but he gradually realised that they were special.

The arrival of the Shepherds, Angels and Kings made him more and more curious until he could not resist going to the stable himself. He was amazed by the scene before him and the soldier knew at once that this baby was very special indeed.

Congratulations to all the Nursery and Transition classes for putting on a wonderful performance. Max Dalton did a superb job of being the bossy soldier, as did all the other soldiers in TS. The opening market scene was realistically portrayed by TB and TC made up the Nativity beautifully. The three Nursery classes played their parts as sheep, angels, stars and the night sky.

Well done!     

Mrs Manley

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Max gets Headteacher Award

Pre-Prep Headteacher's Awards

Being Truthful and Kind
TB            Emmie McLaughlan
TS            Sofia Knight
1B            Arpita Kaur
1S            Yuvraaj Sahota
1T            Theo Gilbert-Birch
2W           George Vaughan

Showing Respect
TC            Sophia Patel

Cheerfully Trying Hard
2M           Zak Smith
2P            Rayhaan Rehm-Ali

Good Work/Behaviour
TB           Henry Martin
TC           Esa Yaqoob
TS           Max Dalton
1B           Edward Whitehead
1S           Gian Dhillon
1T           Simran Dhinsa
2M          Gabriel Dass
2P           Kajol Sohal
2W          Maya Narayan-Hull

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Cannock Chase with the Walsgroves

Sunday we went to Cannock for a walk on the Cannock Chase (at -1C, freezing) with our friends the Walsgroves, then back to their house for a lovely Spanish chicken stew and homemade chocolate cake.

Thanksgiving 2010

Laurie and Matt hosted Thanksgiving this year, cooking a scrumptious turkey complete with extra legs for B.D.!!  We were joined by great friends and had a fun time celebrating the American version of a Harvest Festival.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Grandpa Dick and Grandma Sue's visit

Starting school in September

These were the pictures from the kids' first day of school back in September, they obviously are well settled in now and looking forward to their Christmas break.