From Helen Gascoyne, Marketing & Development Director:
It has been another busy start to the year for the marketing team. Since the start of term in September, we have welcomed 76 new families into the Preparatory Department, Senior School and the International Centre.
Helen Gascoyne (Marketing & Development Director).
International trips promoting St. Bees School have been undertaken to Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Germany, and we have increased the capacity of the International Centre by opening a third classroom to cater for the increasing numbers of pupils who wish to come to St. Bees to improve their English language skills.
Our Music Department has been on the road showing pupils in local primary schools how to play an instrument, and we now have plans for our Science Department to do a ‘Wizz Bang’ workshop to encourage children to come to the school to study science and engineering.
The annual Charity Challenge event for primary schools was a great success with nine local schools attending to join in the fun. This year’s entrants had to undertake a Maths Challenge, then design and build a catapult out of Lego and elastic bands. The event raised £200, which was donated to the NSPCC.
This term has also seen Primary Headmasters/mistresses attending lunch with pupils who left their schools last year; a drinks’ reception for new parents and a formal dinner for members of the Nuclear community to see the opportunities which St. Bees School has to offer.
We are looking forward to showing some more families round the school prior to Christmas and to welcoming some new German pupils in January, along with others into the Prep Department.