07th May 2013
Lancing College Prep took part in the Brighton Festival Children's Parade on Saturday 5th May
The morning's weather started out good, with a slight breeze and a few clouds. The children (and parents!) were in high spirits as they waited for the off. Our theme this year was 'Outer Space' and once again, Miss Roberts, Miss Draper and Mr Baines did the school proud with their constructions of a space rocket, planet earth and a space man. The children made some wonderful rockets and their costumes were great. Our Samba band, led by Miss Fenlon, was amazing and kept the children and crowds going with their beats. Unfortunately the weather turned once we hit North Street with the rain and wind picking up. The children, however, kept battling on through the elements and as we turned onto the seafront, Miss Draper was nearly blown over and the crowds has diminished slightly. The children were not swayed by the weather and kept going until the end. A massive thank you to all those involved!
04th May 2013
Primary School Visit Science Lab
Year 3 from Goldstone Primary School in Hove visited Dr Cooper and the Lab as part of their Science Week.
The children enjoyed activities such as making lots of bubbles and seeing who could blow a bubble as big as their head! Another was making 'gloop' out of corn flour and coloured water. The children mixed it together and tried to roll it into a ball. The gloop was very strange as it acted as a solid if you rolled it and as a liquid if you let it go. At another pod, the children put together and decorated 'mice rockets' and launched them using empty plastic milk containers. At the final pod, the children made lava lamps using tall glass jars. They poured in oil and coloured water then added a fizzy vitamin tablet. This made lots of gas and bubbles that fizzed up and down the jar. Thank you to all our Year 8 pupils that volunteered to help.
27th Feb 2013
Our Green Science club enjoyed a wonderfully informative talk on beekeeping.
The children studied a real (luckily empty!) hive and were given a fascinating presentation on bees and honey production.
27th Feb 2013
Dominica Schools Project
Lancing College Prep have been collecting various supplies and have shipped out pallets to the Caribbean island of Dominica.
One of our past teachers, Mrs Rolle, has recently moved out to the Caribbean island of Dominica, and is helping two of her local schools with fundraising. Lancing College Prep ahve been collecting various supplies and have managed to ship out pallets of stationery, supplies and books to the schools. Our PTA held a coffee morning to raise funds for the final shipping costs and we are grateful for their help and support.
15th Feb 2013
Following on from the ever successful dance club, the first school dance competition for boys and girls of all ages was held before half term.
20 pupils from all age groups competed in different categories. All of the candidates were very nervous about performing in front of their friends and peers, as well as the jury comprising of Ms Barber and Mr Richards. To alot of cheer and encouragement, all of the pupils rose to the occasion, showing their individual dance performances in a variety of styles from classical ballet to modern jazz to hip-hop. Feedback for every performance was given to each competitor.
08th Feb 2013
Year 7 visit Globe Theatre
The children took part in a drama workshop and enjoyed a tour of the theatre.
The pupls were lucky enough to stand on the theatre's stage and put their drama skills to the test in front of a professional Shakespearean actor. The children performed lines from Macbeth on stage and managed to gain the attention of the other tours who gave a rapturous applause for their efforts!
08th Feb 2013
Nursery Celebrate Chinese New Year
Miss Draper and the Nursery children have been celebrating the Year of the Snake
The children have been making Chinese firecracker lanterns, dragon head music instruments, symbol printing onto home made fans and Chinese food tasting. The seaweed was a great success!
01st Feb 2013
Speech and Drama Evening
Thursday 24th January saw the very first Speech and Drama performance evening. Pupils performed poems, prose, extracts from plays and devised drama pieces.
Many of the performances had been prepared for LAMDA (London Academy of Dramatic Art) examinations. The children are to be congratulated on their performances which were accomplished, energetic and highly entertaining. The evening was enjoyed both by staff and parents.
01st Feb 2013
Geoff Bridger, a First World War historian, visited Year 8 to give a presentation on what life was like in the trenches of WW1.
The visit was designed to support the children's studies of WW1 poetry. The pupils were able to handle real artefacts used during the war, including a non working rifle. This talk helped to inspire a Year 8 anthology of their own war poems.
25th Sep 2012
Beth Storry Visits Lancing College Prep
Beth agreed to meet the children and show them the medal she won whilst playing for the GB Hockey Team this Summer.
The hockey players in years 3 to 8 then received some expert coaching from Beth which they thoroughly enjoyed and took the coaching experience away with great enthusiasm to hopefully continue with their ever increasing game skills.
07th Sep 2012
Team Building at Blacklands Farm
Year 7 spent Thursday 6th September at Blacklands Farm where they enjoyed climbing, team-building and archery in order to develop skills of teamwork, initiative and perseverance.
Mary and Ella won the crate challenge, managing to stand on a tower 13 crates high before crashing to the ground. What was especially impressive was the way in which, on the climbing wall in particular, pupils were able to face their fears and work through them with the support of friends old and new. These experiences were designed to help the children in overcoming the challenges that will face them as senior pupils in the prep school.
06th Sep 2012
Paralympic Games Visit
Miss Weller and five Year 8 girls had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Olympic Park where they witnessed an excellent afternoon of athletics.
The afternoon's programme included the men's blind triple jump, women's discus, men's shot put and the heats for the women's wheelchair 200 and 1600 metres. The girls had a fantastic day and were truly inspired by the athletes commitment and determination.
26th Jun 2012
U13 Sussex Schools Tennis Champions
Following on from our U9 girl’s success in March, our U13 boy’s team triumphed at the Sussex Schools County Championship on Friday 25th May.
The tournament was held at St Bedes Senior School, and we entered 4 boys and 2 girls’ teams. The girls did their best but came up against some very strong schools, and unfortunately didn’t make it through their group stage.
The boy’s 1st and 2nd team did extremely well, battling through to the semi-finals where they faced each other. Our 1st team won narrowly then went on to beat a strong Sion side with some scintillating tennis in the final.
26th Jun 2012
Year 7 Visit Dover Castle
On this magnificent site, pupils were able to explore over two thousand years of history, from the Roman lighthouse overlooking the English Channel to the underground tunnels which played an important part in Britain’s defences during the Second World War.
For many, the highlight of the trip was the majestic keep built for Henry II, in which pupils were able to experience life as it would have been in the twelfth century.
05th May 2012
Young Musician of the Year Finals 2012
The finals of the Woodard Young Musician of the Year was held on Saturday 5th May 2012 at St John's, London, where 5 Lancing College Prep pupils took part.
Sixteen finalist chosen from well over two hundred entries took part in the National final. Our finalists gave nerveless performances of the very highest level. The eventual winner came from a school in Shropshire, however our Year 8 trumpeter was runner up for the second year in a row. The other finalists from Lancing Prep contained cello, saxophone and voice. Our Head Master, Alan Laurent, commented "it is quite remarkable that from an organisation of over fifty schools, we can produce a third of the finalists. I am so proud of the pupil's achievements and was delighted by their performances."
27th Apr 2012
New Sailing Club
Pupils in Years 3 to 7 have had the opportunity to take part in a weekly sailing session.
Under the tuition of the excellent instructors at Hove Lagoon, our beginners are working their way towards their RYA Level 1 qualification, with our more experienced sailors learning and practising more advanced skills. All our sailors have shon huge enthusiasm and are making good progress.
26th Apr 2012
Nursery visit Woods Mill
As part of their topic for this term, the children enjoyed investigating changes in the seasons, especially winter to spring.
The Woods Mill staff were very informative, and read the children stories in the Willow igloo. Pond dipping followed where fish and newts were discovered, then the children sat quietly bird watching. Nature cards were given out and the children collected items from around the Woods Mill site, which paved the way for a treasure hunt with magnifying glasses. This was an excellent, revealing trip for the Nursery children who really enjoyed their day.
20th Mar 2012
Brighton Bandstand Performance
On Saturday 17th March, a talented group of drama students gave a performance of 'Masks and Mayhem' on the Brighton Bandstand.
The group was made up of fourteen young performers, aged 11 to 13 years old, who acted out the masked show for the first time. The pupils have been studying the idea of physical theatre and how to use body movements to communicate with an audience. The bandstand provided a great opportunity for the pupils to share their great talent with the wider public.
16th Mar 2012
Tennis Trophy Success
On Friday 9th March, three U9 boys teams and one U9 girls team competed in the Sussex Schools County Championships
The boys did exceptionally well, with the 2nd team finishing a credible third. The boys 1st team played some super tennis and were edged out in the final, which they narrowly lost.
The girls team also managed to reach the final after playing extremely well. The girls won the final 4-2.
13th Mar 2012
London Theatre Visit
A group of drama students were taken to London to watch War Horse at the New London Theatre on Friday 9th February.
The trip was a way to develop the children's appreciation of the world of theatre. As a spectacle, the students gained an insight into ways of how to create atmosphere and setting with very few props. The trip was a huge success.
23rd Feb 2012
All pupils in year 3 performed at our musical evening. Since September they have been receiving group tuition on a Friday morning and it was the first opportunity for them to show how far they’ve come in just a short space of time.
In addition to Year 3, Ben played his violin, Isabelle gave another magnificent performance on her cello and, in a first for Lancing Prep, Daniel played his harp. All the pupils performed well and the evening was a great success.
09th Feb 2012
Year 5 Visit Herstmonceux Observatory
Year 5 enjoyed a fascinating trip to the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux.
The children explored a variety of hands-on science exhibits, toured some of the centre's telescopes and even worked together to build a bridge. Even though it was very cold outside, the mind-boggling facts and figures the pupils learnt helped to keep their minds off the chilly weather.
05th Feb 2012
Year 7 Visit Globe Theatre
The children took part in a drama workshop and enjoyed a tour of the theatre.
The pupils were lucky enough to stand on the theatre's stage and put their drama skills to the test in front of a professional Shakespearan actor.
25th Jan 2012
New Community Care Club
As part of the Wednesday afternoon activities, a new club has been arranged for Years 6 to 8 to visit Victoria Oaklands Care Home
The children are given time to talk with the elderly residents of the care home and to discuss experiences that they have had. Last week the pupils chatted about their Christmas and the residents were able to give their own accounts and views.
During the next visit, the children will be helping out with the residents Tea Dance, with future visits including 'comparison between and past and present', 'sharing favourite books' and the pupils will be showing pieces of their own work.
The club is a great opportunity for the pupils and we hope that it continues to be a success.
25th Jan 2012
Year 8 Art Trip to London
As part of their work for this term on 'Masks', year 8 visited the Horniman Museum in London.
The two forms explored a number of different rooms exhibiting a variety of masks from across the world and throughout history.
The opportunity to try some of the masks on produced some particularly memorable pictures. Pupils also saw displays exhibiting musical instruments as well as a quite staggering array of Victorian taxidermy, meticulously catalogued and beautifully presented in a very traditional style.
25th Nov 2011
Year 6 Visit Hampton Court Palace
Year 6 visited the magnificent Hampton Court Palace to help support their learning this term on the Tudors.
The children particularly enjoyed visiting King Henry VIII's apartments and his extensive kitchens. They were able to question a kitchen-hand on what it was like to work for His Majesty, and to have to prepare such enormous amounts of food. The pupils then came face to face with the huge man himself as he stormed through the Palace!
22nd Nov 2011
Year 5 Visit Cuckmere Haven
As part of their Geography work for this term, Year 5 enjoyed a trip to Cuckmere Haven to study weathering and erosion.
The children explored the point where the Cuckmere River meets the sea where they were able to identify erosion that was happening along the riverbank and coast. The pupils studied the manmade defences that have been built to protect the land.
11th Nov 2011
Remembrance Day 2011
All week, pupils have been learning about Remembrance Day, in particular about old boys of the school who gave their lives in the two World Wars.
On Friday 11th November 2011, all pupils from Nursery to Year 8 held a two minute silence at 11 o'clock whilst Head Boy, Stephen Laurent, played The Last Post and The Reveille. Guy Bryman placed a poppy wreath on the war memorial whilst the school listened to the famous words of the Remembrance Prayer.
We believe that it is a very important thing for today's generation to be made aware of the sacrifices of previous generations. We hope that they will never forget the debt we owe to the brave men and women of our recent past.
10th Nov 2011
Thursday 10th November was Lancing Prep's Languages Day. Full of activities, the day was a great success!
Our Head of French, Mrs Misra, organised a fun and exciting day full of activities from pupil and parent talks to Indonesian puppets and a Dutch art lesson. Our Chef, Andy, produced a wonderful Chinese lunch and a great and informative day was had by all!
12th Jul 2011
Gala Concert Success!
To help celebrate the Woodard bicentennial year, Lancing College Prep held a gala concert at the Theatre Royal in Brighton.
For one night only, all children from Nursery through to Year 8 took part in our production which included musical and dramatic numbers from shows, many of which were written by former pupils of Lancing College. A star appearance by Steve Coogan was a wonderful surprise and he is supporting the Woodard charity this year which is helping to raise funds for a school in Kenya. A collection was made at the end of the evening and over £1,200 was raised.
30th Jun 2011
Lancing College Prep U12 Sussex County Cricket Champions!
Following our win on the 29th June, our U12 squad have qualified for the regional rounds next summer, culminating for two teams in a National final!
29th Mar 2011
Moon Rocks Land at Lancing Prep
Rare samples of moon rock and lunar dust landed at Lancing Prep for a week long visit.
The children have been able to handle and study various types of Meteorites, seeing the differences between the rocks. The lunar samples have been provided by the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council and were collected during NASA's manned space missions to the moon in the late 1960's and early 1970's.