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01/04/21

Andy Ward, our Head of School, thanked all MPS staff this morning for their amazing efforts this term by making tea and coffee and giving us toasted hot cross buns and an Easter Egg! We really hope that everyone has a relaxing and a happy Easter. https://t.co/6OfMYEh7Jn

31/03/21

A big thank you to all our students who participated in our 'Why Learn Languages?' poster competition. Huge congratulations to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners who won themselves a multilingual wristband and an Easter treat. Bravo! https://t.co/h5vMz7SJ2Q

29/03/21

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our school office team at Merstham Park. If you are looking for a fast paced, varied administrative role (part-time, term time only), please click on the link below for further information and to apply. https://t.co/QN8FfUWENE

12/03/21

A huge thank you to the wonderful volunteers who have been at MPS for the past few weeks testing staff and students. As you can see, even with masks on, they are a welcoming and friendly bunch and they have been amazingly calm and reassuring with everyone having their tests. https://t.co/MJe0LOKyvH

11/03/21

After 3 days of testing and a gradual return by year group, we are delighted to have the whole school back at MPS today. Staff and students are so happy to be back in the socially distanced arms of the MPS family, as you can see from these photos. It's great to be back. https://t.co/oXQRyJ7wem

04/03/21

We are really looking forward to seeing Zachary and all our students back at MPS next week. Congratulations on all your fantastic work during lockdown. We are so proud of you. https://t.co/ewONMMRC3m

04/03/21

Retweeted From Sarah Houghton

Literary inspired bakes by Zachary. Started the weeks challenge early! https://t.co/YVHGCeFrMu

04/03/21

Amazing work Zachary. Well done! https://t.co/xbVigDyzeh

04/03/21

Retweeted From Sarah Houghton

“Scone with the wind” Zachary’s baking daily challenge https://t.co/dopFLVlBR5

04/03/21

One day just isn't long enough to celebrate all that books have to offer at MPS. Every department has been involved in World Book Day this week. Please click here to see what the school has been up to: https://t.co/FRWBZHIjyw

04/03/21

Year 8 did a brilliant job helping Madame Reid 'escape the town' in a breakout game during our lesson last week. Well done! The Language Department are so proud of all your hard work in French. 🙂 Here's what some students had to say about the lesson: https://t.co/Z2qnzYiajk

02/03/21

We were delighted to present Coppice Lea with a Quilt of Positivity today, to let them know that even though we can't visit them, we are thinking of them all. Well done to Mrs Harkness and everyone involved in the making of this beautiful piece of art. https://t.co/HsmaxNsPO4 https://t.co/CVXDDxSm91

25/02/21

Another huge thank you to for their kind and generous donation of Lenovo think pads to MPS. They are amazing and will really benefit our students. Thank you as always to the fantastic work of as well who make it all possible

23/02/21

Foundation expands Chelsea Champions programme to six secondary schools https://t.co/E9OAsTmu2d via

22/02/21

Well done to all our students for their brilliant efforts in our crêpe making Daily Challenge. Here are just a few of their creations. They all look delicious! https://t.co/HnxqeWIskv

22/02/21

Retweeted From Merstham Library

Have you seen our window display, showcasing new books? Opening hours are 10-1 Tue Thu Fri Sat https://t.co/LMKk9JvZZu

18/02/21

Thank you so much to for organising another generous donation for MPS

10/02/21

Retweeted From Reigate & Banstead

🎉 R&BE ACTIVE AT HOME! 🎉 We won't let lockdown stop our much loved half term R&Be Active activities. Book your child a space on one of the brand new dance and drama workshops via our website. All activities take place via zoom: https://t.co/9aZMbCooje https://t.co/pOqKNvmmLk

03/02/21

Retweeted From Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead

💻 Do you have an unused laptop that you could donate to Level Up? The scheme provides refurbished laptops to local children who currently don’t have access to one. 📎350 pledged - 150 more to find! https://t.co/mRPZDlF8gq https://t.co/KeRPZg0Z5d

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Posted on: 04/03/2021

World Book Day 2021

World Book Day - One day is not enough!

At Merstham Park, one day is not enough to celebrate reading, so we have had to extend it! Reading is something we are passionate about promoting to our students. We want to ensure our students have a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and all the life chances that this brings them.

The whole school was part of the literary festivities. The house competition of 'A Literary Bake' was organised by Miss Perkins and inspiration was taken from the amazing cookbook 'Scone with the wind'. A cookbook to rival most others with 72 'novel' recipes helping you create edible versions of well-loved works including 'Wuthering Bites', 'The pie who loved me' and a 'Midsummer Pudding's Dream'. Students and staff came up with their own literary bake or followed one of the famous recipes. A Harry Potter Cookbook is up for grabs for the winner and a hoard of fantastic house points. I look forward to what the winning  literary dish looks like! 

Lord of the kings

 

Other subjects continued to show their support and acknowledgement of the importance of reading. The following gives you a snapshot of what was organised:

Science - Famous sci fi books & science fiction or science fact

French - Reading excerpts on Paris monuments and a virtual tour of Paris and Quebec

Spanish - Translate the titles

ITP - Featured suggested books at the end of each lesson

English- A virtual pop in visit to the British Library Treasure room

Maths - Harry Potter themed mathematical questions to answer

The challenge subjects refused to be outdone by other subjects and planned their activities around an Alice in Wonderland theme: Food -  Making jam tarts, DT - Making a Wonderland signpost, Art - Tea cup and saucer paper folding & creating Alice in Wonderland illustrations, PE - Play homemade croquet, Drama - Writing monologues & Music - Getting melodious with ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ by Anson Seabra.Wbdart2

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Shelfie

It did not stop there with Miss Munro's guess the 'shelfie' quiz, to guess which member of staff’s reading shelf was pictured and students were also given the opportunity to sign up to a live talk with happiness specialist and author Dr Andy Cope. Dr Cope was discussing his teenage wellbeing book: The Art of being a brilliant teenager'. 

Brilliant teenager

The only thing we moved away from was the usual 'dress up' as your favourite character...but we have another event planned for dramatic dress up of staff in a few weeks - so watch this space!

A huge thank you to all staff and students involved and we hope this continues to encourage a love reading in our students.

Happy World Book Day! 

Mrs Davis

Associate Assistant Head