Friday, January 29, 2016

Shona McCallin, a outstanding hockey player

Shona McCallin, a member of the England Hockey Team opened our wonderful new building. Shona was a member of the winning team that won the Euro Hockey championships last August, beating Olympic champions Holland 3 - 1 after penalties. Shona trains full time with Great Britain Hockey and the team have already qualified for the Olympics in Rio in 2016. We were delighted that she was able to join us alongside Directors Mr. McEwen and Ms. Fernandez, many parents, teachers and children, past and present. It was a very exciting day for us all.
The new building was completed in 7 months by Gelders and has provided us with a dining hall, library, science room, art room with kiln and a dedicated space for our after school club. It has wide spacious corridors and is fitted with underfloor heating. It is flooded with natural light and has fantastic views over Grantham. It will provide space for us to provide the best opportunities for our children.

During the Open Day the children performed a short concert to our visitors. The Infants recited “The Night Before Christmas”, the choir sang, and the band played a variety of Christmas music. Lottie played a violin solo and Christie gave a brilliant solo performance singing with tremendous maturity and confidence. We are very proud of all our children and our visitors enjoyed their performances.

After the concert the children took part in a variety of enjoyable craft and science activities within the new classrooms. At 1.30pm we set off helium balloons and a rocket to end the day. Our visitors were all impressed with the new facilities and our children had fun. It was a happy day and will provide lasting memories for us all. It marks an important step in the development of Grantham Preparatory International School, now nearly 30 years on our existing site.

Mrs Korc
Grantham Preparatory International School (United Kingdom)

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