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Education Without Limits

26th January 2021

Education Without Limits

Pupils at Stover Preparatory School are taking on the Remote Learning challenge with gusto! A full timetable of live lessons takes place daily for all pupils from Reception Class to Year 6, for those being looked after in school and for everyone else at home, including some of the favourites such as music, languages and even Forest School.

One of our newest parents said, “I have been itching to say to all of you that I am so incredibly grateful for the AMAZING online teaching he is receiving. It’s a complete contrast to the last lockdown to feel so supported and to watch you guys work so hard to make sure each child understands each task. It’s such a joy to watch him get things and see him experience winning at learning. It’s such a huge deal to us. I am often sat with tears in my eyes because it’s just so much different than our prior experiences.”

All of the usual subjects are taught live and face to face, including PE, Art, Music, Drama, IT, Modern Foreign Languages and even virtual Food and Nutrition lessons and Forest School! We have continued our Activity programme for the Senior and Preparatory School, which has enabled the Prep pupils to continue to enjoy their cubs such as writers club, gardening and origami. The staff have been creative in their approach and aware of mental and emotional health, devising well-being based activities such as mindfulness, lego building and wildlife photography. We will even manage to deliver our termly music assemblies and, this year, the annual Prep School production will still go ahead, all-be-it virtually. A Year 6 parent said, “You are all making it look so easy and looks like you have been doing it for years. I am sure it is a lot of extra work involved which we really appreciate.

We have found, over the last few months, that Covid-19 has highlighted the benefit of a Stover education, not only in the excellent academic outcomes children enjoy, but in the personal growth that pupils receive.

Everyone’s care and consideration matter now more than ever to stop the spread and we need to work together so we can safely return to school. In the meantime, we would like to thank Mr Ben Noble and his team as well as all our fantastic pupils and parents for rising to the challenge of Remote Learning with effort and enthusiasm.

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