Children enthralled by visit from exotic animals

Children at Handel House School, a small, independent Nursery, Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory school for girls and boys aged 3 to 11 years, based in Gainsborough, recently enjoyed a visit from a range of exotic animals. 

Dean from ‘Meet a Creature’, an educational service offering animal handling workshops across the East Midlands, Yorkshire and The Humber, offered sessions to the Kindergarten and Nursery, years 1 and 2, followed by years 2 to 6.

The children were able to meet and handle a tortoise, two snakes, a South American Tarantula, snails, a banded geko, a stick insect and a chinchilla. During the workshops, Dean explained the natural habitat of each species and their diet. 

Head Teacher, Mrs Haigh, said: “The children were absolutely enthralled by the animals, and the workshops were an opportunity for the children to see and touch animals that many of them hadn’t come into close contact with before”.   

Mrs Haigh added: “Experiences like this really capture the children’s imagination, and encourage them to think of Science, for example, in a completely different way. No doubt, these workshops will remain in their minds for years to come, and who knows, it may inspire some of them to think about a future career working with animals”.

For more information about Handel House School, or to find out more about the upcoming Open Day on Thursday 8th November, please click here or call 07765 182948.

 

Harvest Festival at Handel House School

 

Harvest Festival 

Children at Handel House School, a small, independent Nursery, Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory school for girls and boys aged 3 to 11 years, based in Gainsborough, collected food donations for the Salvation Army as part of their Harvest Festival celebrations this week.

Children of all ages, from Nursery through to year 6, took part in the Harvest Assembly which involved poetry, singing and the musical story of ‘The Little Black Cloud’.

Head Teacher Mrs Haigh, said: “We would like to thank all of our parents for their kind donations of food which will be given to the Salvation Army, where it will be distributed to families in need”.

Mrs Haigh added: “Community involvement is an important part of our school life. We place a great emphasis on personal, social and citizenship education, resulting in well-rounded young people, who are self-confident, articulate, well-mannered and responsible in both school and society”.

Throughout the school year, children will be given the opportunity to take part in many other events in addition to Harvest Festival, including national singing competitions, the Christmas Carol Concert, swimming gala, sports day and the summer concert.

Established in 1850 and situated in the Northolme area of the town, Handel House School is proud of it’s friendly, family atmosphere and small class sizes, which enables the school to focus on each child’s individual needs.

The school has also recently become one of the few settings In Gainsborough and the surrounding areas, to introduce free 30 hours Nursery places to 3 and 4 year olds to working parents (terms and conditions apply).

 

Prospective parents invited to Handel House School Open Days

Handel House School, a small, independent Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep school for girls and boys aged 3 to 11 years, based in Gainsborough, is opening its doors to prospective parents for a series of Open Days throughout September and October.

Situated in Northolme, a pleasant residential area of the town which is adjacent to the Gainsborough Trinity Football Ground, the school boasts excellent public transport links, plus free school transport (subject to demand).

Established in 1850, Handel House School is proud of it’s friendly, family atmosphere and small class sizes, which enables us to focus on each child’s individual needs.

Head teacher Mrs Haigh, said: “We are offering parents and children the opportunity to visit our school and meet the staff on Saturday 29th September (9:30am to 12:30pm), Monday 1st October and Tuesday 2nd October (5pm to 8pm), so that they can see for themselves the exciting learning opportunities that our school provides”.

Mrs Haigh added: “a more personalised learning approach has led to 90% of our students securing their first choice secondary school and local Grammar school place.  Also due to a change in Government policy, we are delighted to be able to increase our nursery offering for 3 to 5 year olds, helping to fulfil a huge demand in the area”.

Parents are encouraged to visit the website or call, prior to attending, to register their interest as Open Day places are limited.
 
For more information about Handel House School or to register your interest for an Open Day, please click here or call 07765 182948.

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