Paul Dowswell, an author, came to visit the Year 7 children today for an exciting workshop on WWI. Paul Dowswell writes award-winning historical fiction for young adults set in the 20th century and are primarily concerned with the First or Second World War and life in totalitarian regimes. Dowswells novels are impeccably researched, powerful and engrossing. The children were shown a range of photos depicting certain moments in history which they explored and unpacked before working on some synonyms for important language used frequently in war-based literature. The children learned a lot of useful writing techniques which they can now take away to use in their English lessons.
- 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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