As part of Pre-prep’s learning about life
in the past, grandparents were invited
to a tea and games afternoon where
they were asked about toys they played
with when they were young. The boys
learnt about the materials toys were
made from and discovered the best-
selling toys from past decades - no
electronics at all! When asked to vote
for their favourites, the boys loved the
space-hoppers whilst the grandparents
preferred Connect 4 and Snakes &
Abingdon Prep Pups
It was a daunting challenge deciding the winners of this year’s World Book Day. World Book
Day supports Book Aid, a charity that improves libraries and literacy in Africa. The boys
learnt how the money they raise is spent and they also heard how author, Charlie Higson,
creates suspense and intrigue in his writing.
Two members of staff and
a parent also successfully
completed the Reading
Half Marathon, each
supporting one of the
three charities.
The charities provide dogs
to help people with various
disabilities; Guide Dogs,
Hearing Dogs
and Medical Alert dogs.
Hampers full of
doggy treats were
presented to the
three charities the
Prep School are
supporting this year.
come to play
Oratory School
U11 Debating
Congratulations to the Year 5 and Year
6 team of pupils who won the Oratory
School U11 Debating Competition
against 11 other schools. The boys
were given little over an hour to prepare
their speeches in support of the motion:
“This House believes that the burden of
taxation should fall on the rich.”
World Book Day
The weather for the annual inter-house cross-
country race was unseasonably good – great
for running and spectating. Pre-prep began
the event followed by the eagerly awaited
under 9 race which saw the Year 4 and Year
3 school records broken. The under 11 race
was a great spectacle and the grand finale,
the under 13 race, featured two Oxfordshire
county cross-country runners amongst an
impressive field.
Inter-house Cross-Country
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