In their Geography lessons, Year 6 children have been studying earthquakes. They have been learning how they happen, the terms such as epicentre, focus and shockwaves and recognising the worlds deadliest earthquakes. They have been looking at how people measure earthquakes on the Richter scale and how they think one would best protect themselves against an earthquake. They are also looking at a case study of the Haiti earthquake, the nature of it, the causes, environmental and human effects, and the human responses. Today, the children were asked to construct a house out of lollipop sticks and blue tac, and their creation was put to the test in a ‘Mrs Harvey earthquake’! The children began to understand that certain shaped structures could not withstand an earthquake.
- About Danes Hill
About Danes Hill
Danes Hill School is widely recognised as one of the leading co-educational day preparatory schools in the country. Situated in 55 acres of landscaped ground in the village of Oxshott, Surrey, Danes Hill provides children aged 3 to 13 with a dynamic and exciting education.
At Danes Hill School we pride ourselves in being a non-selective school and our admissions process is designed to identify children who are able to benefit from our balanced and well-rounded education. An offer of a place will be made if we feel Danes Hill is the right school for your child.
The first three years of school – Nursery and Reception – are together called the Early Years. The Danes Hill Pre-Prep school aims to help all children to take their first learning steps in comfort, safety and confidence.
The Prep School is divided into the Junior School (Years 2 to 5), and Upper School (Years 6 to 8), each with its own Head, its own assemblies and traditions, and very much its own ethos. Children are encouraged to feel allegiance to their own particular section of the school, and this sectional subdivision ensures that the school never feels overwhelmingly big.
- School Life
A child’s school days should be filled with excitement and wonder, creating memories that they will treasure for years to come. Danes Hill School is the perfect platform for children to discover their passions, make lifelong friendships and believe in themselves.
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