Pre-Prep Safety Week 15th – 19th October 2018
It is always so lovely to welcome our special visitors to talk to the boys during Safety Week. Our values of courtesy and appreciation have certainly been on display whilst listening to the different speakers and learning new things.
The week began with Years 1 and 2 cleaning up the streets around the school on their litter pick. They demonstrated excellent understanding of road safety and of course some fantastic teamwork. The Shell boys also thought about the Green Cross Code as they walked to the letter box to post a card to remind themselves about cleaning their teeth.
On Tuesday we were delighted to welcome Sergeant Unwin to talk to the boys. Year 1 and 2 asked sensible questions about how to become a policeman and Shell and Nursery showed great interest in his handcuffs! In the afternoon, Mr Wales highlighted the dangers of cycling and ways to stay safe when out and about on your bike. All the boys were amazed at how quickly a fold up bike could be assembled ready to ride.
The boys thought about keeping healthy and what medical professionals do for us when the Early Years had a visit from Dr Mangat. KS1 listened to a talk from RGS nurse, Mrs Pontin. Dr Wilkinson also kindly gave up her time to talk to the boys about personal safety during her PANTS presentation.
During their swimming lesson at the Spectrum on Thursday, Years 1 and 2 had a session on water safety. They wore t-shirts in the water to imagine what it would be like if they fell in wearing their clothes. Shell and Nursery meanwhile enjoyed a talk from Mrs Macdonald and were delighted to watch a clip of her latest synchronized swimming success.
Friday began with an assembly with some cadets from the RGS. It is so amazing to see young men who used to be pre-prep boys themselves, standing and talking so easily to the current Braganza boys. They were fascinated by clips of soldiers marching, jets landing and the ever-popular red arrows.
Later, the boys were very surprised with a visit from Dr Rabbit, who shared tips on looking after our teeth and how to brush properly. Molly and Lottie from Colgate kept the boys’ attention with lots of questions and positive comments about how to keep a lovely smile.
The week finished with a finale of colour and sparkle. The boys had come to school dressed in bright colours to remind them about road safety and being seen. We then turned our attention to looking after our eyes, and in our houses, decorated groovy glasses, culminating in a parade in the playground.
We are so grateful to all our visitors for giving up their time to talk to us. The boys have certainly experienced a wealth of information which will be beneficial now and in the future.