Following their final examinations which took place before half term, Year 8 have begun their Enrichment Programme. It is designed specifically to enrich their learning, free from the constraints of the examination syllabi; a period where there is time to explore and expand their knowledge beyond normal expectations. This is achieved through a series of activities and challenges, most intellectual, some physical but all with the aim of developing new skills and equipping the children to be able to face the challenges of moving to their new schools and beyond. This week they have solved a murder, baked and baked and worked as a team!

Team Building
Today Year 8 went over to Holmbush Farm to take part in Airsoft and Archery as part of their Enrichment programme. Plenty of pellets were fired between the 8MA and 8AA but not sure which class won and in the Archery Liban was our very own Robin Hood.
Tomorrow (Friday) sees them go on The Leavers Walk and on Monday they are off to the Houses of Parliament.
Solving a Murder
Year 8 have solved the Coptwig murder using a mixture of forensic techniques, including foot print analysis, fingerprinting, chromatography, and flame tests. Evidence was produced and motives worked out. The murderer is now languishing in Crawley jail!
It’s a Bake Off!
What a climax to the first Copthorne Prep School Bake off – the standards were very high, presentation wonderful and much was learnt whilst having a great time cooking. Parents enjoyed the tea party tasting the yummy sandwiches, scones and carefully designed cakes.
Whilst everyone worked really hard to create a masterpiece, the winners were Emily (1st), Jake (2nd) and Macey (3rd).
Judges Karen and Adam sent a lovely message to all of Year 8 – “the standard was very high and we could see how hard they worked, well done to everyone”.