Prior to the Summer holidays, Miss Harris challenged our children and teachers to grow their own sunflowers. Each child was given two sunflower seeds to grow in their homes or gardens. Many of the children enjoyed this outdoor activity, nurturing their flower throughout the summer holiday noticing how bees, insects and even birds came to visit their ever-growing flowers. This was a part of wellbeing week, a celebration of gardening and growing your own produce, an important way to promote mental health! The children were encouraged to send in photos, paintings, drawings and descriptive writing pieces about their sunflower and its developing height. The tallest sunflower ever recorded was in Germany and reached an enormous 9.17m! That is taller than five average-height men stood on top of each other. Well done to all of the children who grew some amazing sunflowers and to Mr Hughes who grew an incredibly tall sunflower right outside his classroom!
- 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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