Gifted and Talented: Bede's Prep Welcomes Local Year 6 Pupils


On Monday, a group of our Gifted and Talented students in Year 6 were joined by children from eight local primary schools for a day of challenging and enthralling activities across a range of subjects.

Having been put into four mixed groups, the children embarked on tackling a variety of fascinating activities.

Mr Childers' Science room was, as always, packed full of snakes, spiders and lizards and proved to be a popular venue; he led the groups through a discussion about DNA and how to extract some from a banana!


After a short demonstration, the children were left to mush their bananas and then follow the instructions on how to extract their own DNA before they were off to see Mr Fasciolo-Barnes who set some incredibly interesting and demanding Mathematics challenges that needed real thought and perseverance!  

The Modern Foreign Languages team put the students through their paces, teaching expressions in Japanese, German, Russian and Latin. Madame Galletly, Mr Upton, Mr Bryant and Mr Gisby were all incredibly impressed with how quickly the children picked everything up!


An introduction to Shakespeare and Macbeth was given by Mrs Brundle. This was quickly followed by a performance of a scene involving the three witches.

The children learnt how to create an atmosphere by making their own eerie, sound effects, dressed up in costumes and used torches dramatically in the darkness.

The whole day was incredibly engaging and enjoyable for all involved, and was clearly a resounding success. Thank you to all the Schools, pupils and teachers who took part!


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