Dunannie end of term celebrations
Children at Bedales Nursery and Pre-prep, Dunannie marked the end of the academic year with a series of events. They celebrated with an end of year production, Sports Day and a fundraising event, and said goodbye to Year 3 pupils moving up to Bedales Prep, Dunhurst in September.
On 24 June, children in Years 1-3 gave two live performances of this year’s summer production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performed outside in Dunannie’s school grounds with parents in the audience, the production gave children valuable experience of environmental theatre, and exposed them to new vocabulary and ways of communicating. Photos from the production are available to view here.
Sports Day returned to Dunannie this year, with children competing across two days and at different times to enable parents to attend. Children in Reception and Years 1-3 took part in Sports Day on 28 June, while children in the Nursery enjoyed their own Sports Day on 30 June.
The final fundraising event of the year took place on 29 June, when children set up and ran stalls at the Dunannie Festival to raise money for Cinta, a tiger sponsored by the school’s Eco Committee as part of their annual commitment to support an endangered species. After raising £800 this year for Cinta, the Eco Committee announced they will raise money for the protection and conservation of polar bears next year.
The end of the academic year signalled the end of Year 3 pupils’ time at Dunannie, with the vast majority preparing to move on to Bedales Prep, Dunhurst in the Autumn Term. To mark the occasion, children were treated to a ‘Grand Day Out’ to the Isle of Wight in the penultimate week of term, followed by a celebration assembly on the final day of term.
Head of Dunannie Fiona Read said: “After a busy and exciting term at Dunannie in which the children have worked incredibly hard, it was wonderful to see so many parents at the school enjoying our summer production and Sports Day. I am so proud of all the children have achieved this year. The end of the year also means it is the end of an era for our Year 3 children and their celebration assembly was a true reflection of their success at Dunannie – not just academically, but in all the life skills and friendships they have developed here and will take with them as they move on to prep school. I know they will make a huge success of their time at Dunhurst and I look forward to seeing them go from strength to strength in the future.”