Ski Squad News
Well done to members of The Hall Ski Squad who competed in the ISA Ski Event at Hemel Hempstead. One of our teams came 2nd. Well done, boys!
Saturday Club @ The Hall is Launched
We were delighted to welcome twenty Year 4 and 5 boys and girls and their parents, from four of our partnership primary schools, to the inaugural Saturday Club session last week. This exciting new venture got off to a cracking start at the end of April, with its focus on enrichment in English, Maths, Science and the Arts led by teachers from The Hall and Peter Blundell, an artist associated with the Sir Hubert von Herkomer Arts Foundation. The Club will run for four Saturdays over this Summer Term as a pilot project from which lessons will be learned for the full-scale course, starting in September 2018.
Life Drawing Workshop
Year 5s were treated to the experience and guidance of artist Leonie Lauchlan of The Royal Drawing Schoolin their life figure drawing morning at the end of April.
Recycling and Sustainable Development
You are never too young to think about protecting the planet! The JS boys got very busy making castles, giant marble runs, cars and even their own paper (to name a few items) as part of their ‘Recycling’ themed Geography Day, while the Year 5s visited The Crystal, in early May to learn about sustainable development.
Year 7s Medieval Weapons!
In their Medieval Weapons Day at the Wilf Slack playing fields, Year 7 boys and their history teachers enjoyed a spot of jousting and quintain… The quintain included a number of lance games, (often used as training for jousting), where the competitor would attempt to strike an object with his lance, sword or other weapon. A joust was typically fought between two individuals on horseback; the two would ride at each other from opposite ends, charging with a lance. Not a horse in sight at Wilf Slack for our Year 7s, but the boys managed very well perched on their space hoppers!
Salters Chemistry Festival 2018
A group of Hall Year 8s went to a Salters Chemistry Festival in late April. These are a series of one-day fun events held at universities throughout the UK and Ireland, providing the opportunity for enthusiastic young students to spend a day in a university department and to take part in practical chemistry activities which are fun! Congratulations to our Year 8 team, who finished second in the ‘University Challenge’!
Easter Holiday Adventures around the World!
The tri-annual Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka departed early in the Easter holidays, as did the annual Geography Trip to Iceland and the annual school Ski Trip to Austria. As ever, huge thanks go to the dedicated staff team here at The Hall who strive to continue to provide such an extensive co-curricular offering despite ever increasing demands. Please see the gallery for images of the globe trotting adventures.
Alumni News; Ten Year Reunion – the Class of 2008
In March we were delighted to welcome back to The Hall in early March a very jovial crowd of Hallfordians who had left the prep school to go on to a variety of senior school ten years ago. Over drinks and canapes, former pupils and parents took the opportunity to revive friendships and catch up on years of news. It’s true to say that several members of staff still teaching at the school were also delighted to hear about the steps former boys had taken after leaving secondary education to venture into the wider world of university and careers in a range of fields.