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A trio of Prep School events

Epsom runs a host of Prep School events throughout the year, across Sport, the Arts, Science, and more. These events allow visiting pupils to get a taster of life at the College, and offer an opportunity for the younger pupils to enjoy our facilities and to work with our subject specialists and professional coaches. Three successful events have taken place this term so far:

Netball Masterclass with Fulham Prep.

Pupils and coaching staff from Fulham Prep took part in a Netball Masterclass run by Epsom netball coaches Beverley Bostock and Tracey Thompson. The 22 girls were coached in a range of skills throughout the morning and the Epsom coaches were really impressed with the enthusiasm of the girls and their willingness to learn.

Hannah Scott, Head of Girls’ Games at Fulham, said: “The Fulham School girls all had a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable morning. From tactical play to honing their passing and shooting skills. A great success of which the girls all took a lot from. Many thanks to the Epsom College sports department for hosting.”

Rowan Prep Art Masterclass.

Forty-four budding artists from Rowan Prep attended Epsom’s Art Masterclass. Following a hearty lunch, the weather allowed for an afternoon of sketching outdoors, with pupils capturing the historic architecture of St Luke’s Chapel.

Longacre Gifted and Talented Sports Club.

The Longacre Gifted and Talented Sports Club visited Epsom for a morning of activities, that started with a tour of the school’s facilities.

The first session the gifted and talented club had was with Mr Paul (2018 Commonwealth hurdles athlete) who led the pupils through a variety of movement exercises aimed at developing running mechanics. After this sweaty session the pupils had time to recover and listen to a talk by Mr Beckett who informed the pupils about the pros and cons of being an elite sportsman. Mr Beckett and Mr Johnson made particular reference to the mental toughness successful athletes need to have to overcome adversity and how ‘all you can do is your best’.

Mr Ahmed took over the reins and guided the group through a professional power and speed testing session looking at 20m sprints using timing gates and the standing broad jump. Just before lunch the pupils experienced another detailed session with either: Mr Beckett (Hockey), Mr Seale (Football), Mr Whatling (Rugby) and Mr Shirazi (Cricket).

The Gifted and Talented sports club enjoyed a complete day of sport at Epsom which they will never forget and returned to Longacre School with a wealth of new knowledge and motivation to achieve.

By Mr Blewitt and Mrs Hall-Palmer – Longacre School.