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Standon for Schools!
For an exclusive discount on weekend festival tickets plus, for every order placed, 10% of the total face value will be donated to our school’s fundraising body, please click below:
Bookings must be made via this unique booking link in order for the school to receive the 10% donation. The more tickets bought via our school’s link, the more money is raised for Presdales!
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Presdales supporting ‘Beat UK’: Non-Uniform Donations
Friday 27th May
Again, 50% of the money raised will go to supporting the School Charity, ‘Beat UK’, and the other 50% will be spent directly on our students, as determined by our Student Council.
If you haven’t already made your voluntary £2.00 contribution, we would be grateful if donations could be made via WisePay. You will find the listing within the ‘General Products’ section of your WisePay account.
Thank you in advance.
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Presdales Music Department is delighted to invite you to our Spring Concert on Thursday March 31st at 7.30pm.
There will be performances from:
Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Bella Voce, Orchestra, String Group, Cello Group, Wind Group, Recorder Group, Soul Band and some smaller ensembles and solos too!
It will be a fantastic evening so do get your tickets on Wisepay now for £6. Seating will be allocated and your tickets will be on the door in the evening.
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DofE Bronze Practice Expedition 18th – 19th March
Phew!! What a weekend! This was is the largest cohort of Bronze participants we have ever had take part in the Bronze DofE programme at Presdales with just over 130 students turning up to the start location. It was quite an operation to coordinate but thanks to the positive attitude and determination of the girls as well as the beautiful springtime sunshine, it was a massive success.
The weekend started off with excitement with all participants turning up at Cole Green in their shiny, new expedition kit not knowing what to expect. They met their instructors for the weekend and set off on their routes. Despite the blazing sunshine, the paths were extremely muddy and very soon, their new boots were all the same colour, soggy and brown, and the challenges began! The girls worked excellently with one another and their instructors to learn how to navigate using compasses and maps. Their first day hike to the campsite was approximately 18 kilometres. Considering that the girls were carrying heavy backpacks weighing in at around 1/3 of their body weight on their backs, this was no walk in the park! With just a few short stops for snacks and lunch, the girls were journeying for over 6 hours and there was relief once they arrived at the forest camp but the day’s challenges were far from over!
Upon arrival at Danemead Scout Campsite, the expedition groups had to choose a sensible spot to pitch their tents for the night and then work together to cook their supper in mess tins on stoves. For some, this was their first time cooking outdoors or putting up tents and after a long day on their feet, they were pretty exhausted by the end of it! As the temperature dropped and the sun set, the head-torches, jackets and hats went on and the forest camp was soon lit up by the glowing light of campfires. It was fantastic to see the girls cuddled up together, laughing and sharing their stories from the day’s adventures whilst toasting marshmallows in the flames.
After a VERY chilly night in the tents, the girls were up and working together again at 07:00 to cook their breakfasts and clear the camp in the crisp, early morning light. Despite the aching bodies and lack of a good night’s sleep, participants were still smiling and eager to get on with their second day of hiking.
The finish location was Presdales which required another long route of approximately 16km, this time under remote supervision meaning that instructors were challenging the groups to navigate the distance on their own. Groups had to put the skills they had learnt the previous day to the test and many made it to the finish in record time!
It was an absolute pleasure to take these girls out on expedition thanks to the positive attitude they showed towards each challenge they faced and to one another. They were polite towards the staff and showed maturity throughout and were a credit to the school. A Huge thank you must also go to Mr Bedwell and Miss Sippi who came along to support us all at camp and with managing the equipment.
The participants must now apply themselves to finishing off their Volunteering, Physical and Skill section activities and get their assessors to write up their final reports before the Qualifying Expedition goes ahead on the 20th – 21st May. Good luck girls and I look forward to seeing you smash the Qualifier!
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The piano recital will be taking place on Monday 25th April at 6pm in the school hall.
Please fill out this Google Form to sign up to play in it. Any piano player is welcome from beginner to expert player, from those who have lessons in school to those who have lessons outside of school.
The event will be free for your friends and family to attend with a collection at the end.
See Mrs Hetherington if you have any questions.
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Congratulations to everyone involved with Sister Act The Musical! The production was a huge hit and the audience were full of praise for the cast and all those involved in putting on such a professional performance. The production was a welcome return after a long time being unable to bring our community together to celebrate and enjoy the incredible talent that our school has to showcase. It was a huge challenge in the circumstances leading up to the performance date and it was a relief to get everyone through to the final performance. These productions only happen with an enormous amount of hard work; students have been committed to rehearsal schedules for many months leading up to show week. Thank you to everyone in the wider team – the school band were incredible and worked very professionally supporting the cast and adapting to the needs of the production. Thank you to all those working and managing duties backstage, and in technical roles on the lighting and sound boards! A special mention goes to the lead, Azaria Gayle, performing Deloris Van Cartier; she really became her character over time and the detail of her performance was so impressive. She was a true star and is someone to watch out for in the future!
Thank you to everyone who came to see the show. It was wonderful to share the production with you and we hope you had a great time.
Miss Mack, Mrs Hetherington, Mrs Shakespeare and Mrs Smith