SATURDAY, 21ST NOVEMBER – This year’s Advent Fair was another successful day, with a warm atmosphere filling our beautiful new hall. Local vendors and old friends of the school laid out a delightful range of wares for fair-goers to browse and buy, and we have no doubt that some of those wonderful things will be found in stockings and under the Christmas tree next month!
Parents and students of the school came together to serve homemade sweets and savouries in a beautifully-decorated café, while hot soups and
WEDNESDAY, 18TH NOVEMBER – Class 4 & 5 graced us with their performance of The Fate of Baldur on Wednesday afternoon, where they brought the mysteries and magic of Asgard into the school hall. Standing against the backdrops painted by the children themselves, the class stood as proud as warriors with their boldly-coloured shields and raised swords.
The play tells the story of the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of beloved Baldur, God of Light. When the three Norns of Past, Present, and
FRIDAY, 25TH SEPTEMBER – Throughout the week, the children have been bringing in fresh produce in honour of harvest time and the change in seasons. The sound of young voices singing Michaelmas songs has been heard drifting out into the corridors, and a general feeling of autumnal warmth has nestled into the corners of the school.
Our hall has once again undergone some refurbishment this summer, with a new floor being put in place to complement the bright look of the walls that were re-plastered the previous
FRIDAY, 1ST MAY – This year’s St. John’s Fire was held in a field a short walk away from the school. Having finished the school day by 11am, this midsummer celebration was a lovely way to round off the morning and a busy week.
The bonfire was built by our Class 7&8 teacher, and members of his class were chosen to carry flaming torches that were carefully placed in the heart of the pyre. Before long, tall, long, orange flames flared up
A few weeks ago, The Guardian published an article on renowned British actress Tilda Swinton and the Drumduan Upper School, which she founded in 2013 with co-founder Ian Sutherland McCook. We have had the pleasure of Tilda visiting us here at Acorn in the past, and we are very pleased to hear that she and Drumduan are doing well and gaining wider recognition. Whilst the methodology of The Acorn School may differ from Drumduan’s, we nevertheless admire the integrity and commitment shown by all those
SATURDAY, 16TH MAY – After several years’ break, our Summer Fair was finally revived as a charity fundraiser for Acorn Overseas – a charity for children set up in 2010 by Graeme and Sarah’s daughter, Natasha Whiting.
For the past few years, Acorn Overseas has been largely focused on continuous fundraising efforts for the Future Light Children’s Home in Mae Sot, Northern Thailand. We have also been fortunate enough to share a connection with this orphanage through Natasha, and the proceeds
WEDNESDAY, 13TH MAY – For the past few mornings, the school hall has been home to a flurry of quiet yet excited activity as Sarah and her class put their heads together to brainstorm ideas for their play. With an open box of crayons at the ready, the group have been bouncing ideas off each other and letting the flow of creativity colour the sheets that they have used for the set of their play.
An adaptation of A. A. Milne’s much-loved
FRIDAY, 1ST MAY – This year, we were able to hold our May Day festival on May Day itself, which fell on a Friday. Despite the clouds veiling the sun from us that morning, we gathered in the playground to watch as the children took up the colourful ribbons of the waiting maypole.
Dressed in white shirts and floral dresses, and wearing beautiful garlands made of freshly-plucked wild flowers, our young ladies and gentlemen dutifully curtsied and bowed before setting off
Congratulations to our graduating students on receiving several offers, both conditional and unconditional, from their chosen universities!
The universities that have offered places to our students this year include University of Bath, University of Exeter, University of Manchester, University of Roehampton, and University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE).
We are very proud of all that our graduating students have achieved in their time at the school, and we look forward to enjoying a brilliant final term with them before we see them
FRIDAY, 20TH MARCH – We had a wonderful evening of music for our annual Easter Concert, with many thanks to our brilliant maestra Yael Hochenberg and the students.
The event was a perfect occasion for dressing up, and the students certainly didn’t disappoint on that count, with the young ladies looking lovely in their dresses as they stood beside dapper young gentlemen in suits and ties.
The programme for the evening included performances by Class 3 & 4, the Middle and Upper School