As part of a special series of summer features, we turn our attention to our Year 6 pupils as we reflect on their accomplishments and get the perspective of Prep School Head Alison Hind.
The latest instalment of Leavers’ Focus features Henry, Philo and Aydan:
“Henry has been with us since nursery and has an extremely thoughtful and caring nature about him, whilst still maintaining a sense of mischief and a sparkle in his eye.
“Whilst in his absolute element in the great outdoors, he is equally contented curled up in a corner with a good book. In fact, he doesn’t need much of a spare moment or excuse before his book is out.
“Highly intelligent, Henry is immensely knowledgeable – a real ‘History Buff’ and is as sharp as a button in Maths lessons. It has been lovely to see Henry’s thoughtfulness shine through when we have had visiting pupils to the school, always looking out for others and offering a helping hand.
“We will miss Henry and send him our very best wishes as he moves on to pastures new.”
“Philo is a young man who smiles a lot and appears to be rather laid back, weighing things up and taking them in his stride – unflappable (I think he could teach me a thing or two).
“He has made good friends whilst in the Prep School, since joining in Year 5, and has a gentle nature and kind manner, always pleasant and helpful, being particularly supportive when we have needed a buddy for a visiting member of the class. (Thank you.)
“Philo’s confidence has grown over the past 2 years and he has a willingness to try new things. He has made good progress on the rugby field and also in skiing.”
Aydan Van Rooyen:
“Upon joining us in Year, 4 Aidan appeared a quiet and reserved girl, but since then, she has steadily increased in confidence and has really begun to blossom this year, with her enthusiasm pushing to the fore.
“Conscientious in attitude, Aidan became a Brecon house captain and Prefect in the autumn term.
“Increasingly we have seen a glimpse of a smile which lights up those around, and a hint of potential mischief beneath her serous approach. It was super to see her supporting role as backing dancer to Rayan’s solo singing performance in Café Dolphin.
“We will miss Aiden and send her our very best wishes as she moves on to pastures new.”