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16 Abingdon Prep • April 2023 Section) and Ahmed (Senior Section). We were delighted to welcome Nasio Trust staff earlier in the term to give an assembly reminding the chidren of the worthwhile work of the charity, and to update them on the lives and backgrounds of our four children. AbingdonPrep News is the newsletter of Abingdon Preparatory School, Josca’s House, Kingston Road, Oxford OX13 5NX Tel: 01865 391570 www.abingdon.org.uk/prep Editor: Annabel Gaskell Abingdon School is a company limited by guarantee Registered in England and Wales Company No. 3625063. Registered Office: Abingdon School, Park Road, Abingdon, OX14 1DE Registered Charity No. 1071298 PEOPLE & CHARITIES MEET NICK BARWICK Now our Year 5 teacher Nick has been with us for a term, we asked him some quickfire questions: Sweet or Savoury? Savoury (yes, including Marmite...) Tea or Coffee? Coffee Which sports/teams do you follow? Athletics, the cycling Grand Tours and Triathlon and I love to see Brits do well! Favourite sport to do? Triathlon or muddy mountain biking Favourite author/book? Mooddependent! Maybe Ernest Hemingway, Philip Pullman, Stephen King... My desert island books would be Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (don’t ask me to choose between them!) Favourite music genre? Electronica (currently enjoying Public Service Broadcasting, Nils Frahm, Kelly Lee Owens, Caribou, Mogwai...) Eurovision: Yes or No? No Favourite TV programme of the moment? I rarely watch TV, but have always enjoyed Silent Witness Who is ‘your’ James Bond? Sean Connery Top Gun: Yes or No? Yes When I was a child, I wanted to be... A firefighter Tell us a joke? A horse walks into a bar... Bartender: Why the long face? Abingdon Prep has continued to help sponsor children through the Nasio Trust, an Abingdon-based charity working to break the cycle of poverty in Western Kenya. Thank you to the JPA and Abingdon Rotary Club for continuing to enable this sponsorship. Here are recent photographs of our children, each sponsored by one of our School sections: Mordecai (Pre-Prep), Brighton (Junior Section), Lorna (Middle NASIO TRUST UPDATE HOUSE CHARITY EVENTS Unicorn’s Tuck Shop was very popular indeed, raising £451.85 for Seesaw, an Oxfordshire based charity supporting children, young people and their families ADIEU TO ELLIE We bid adieu to Ellie as she begins her maternity leave. We send our very best wishes to Ellie, Alan and Amy, and can’t wait to meet the new addition to their family. through bereavement or terminal illness. Phoenix organised a fun tombola with separate stalls for Pre-Prep and Years 3-8, raising £159.50 for the Oxford Food Hub. SPONSORED SWIM In alternate years, we hold a sponsored swim at the Abingdon School pool. This time the money raised is being donated to the Turkish/Syria earthquake appeal. The pupils were fantastic and all swam far in excess of their expectations. In total, nearly 1,500 lengths were swam and so far over £1500 has been raised! For more information, the opportunity to support other children or help with fundraising, visit their website https://www.thenasiotrust.org/.