Elstree pupils go ‘Off the Grid’
Usually, Elstree pupils excitedly participate in old favourites like ‘Convoy’, ‘House Fugitive’ and ‘Round the House Games’ on the second-to last-day of term. But, unfortunately, due to restrictions still being in place, these traditions couldn’t go ahead for the end of the Lent Term. Not to be beaten, Elstree staff rose to the challenge, and paired up to take activities ‘Off the Grid’ instead.
Staff take games ‘Off the Grid’
Forming three distinct bubbles – Junior, Middle and Senior – Staff inventively created new ideas to engage groups of twelve. Those in the Junior School enjoyed a Drama Club and a dazzling array of Easter-themed activities, including outdoor Easter Art. Meanwhile, those in the Middle School played foot-golf and indoor crazy golf, cooked bushcraft delights on a bonfire in Park, held a recycled fashion show, scavenged for treasure, and completed Crystal Maze challenges. For Elstree Seniors, it was bushcraft cookery challenges, raft-building, cricket nets, marble runs, football, fires and flumps.
Bubble wide games
The afternoon ended with three bubble wide games. Years 3 and 4 played ‘Trippleball’ on Bates; Years 5 and 6 raced around for ‘Capture the Flag’ in Park; and Years 7 and 8 stormed the pitches with ‘Seige Wars’.
A superb day was had by all, particularly as pupils experienced a host of new things.
At Elstree, our aim is two-fold. Firstly, we wish to find out how a child is intelligent rather than how intelligent a child is. This broad and holistic approach fits into our ethos that we wish to find, nurture and develop talent and prepare children for senior school education and life beyond. The second key element is that ‘effort is king’.
Pupils can begin their life in Elstree’s Nursery and continue their education to the end of Year 8. Boarding is available from Year 4 and flexible to suit the needs of school and home life. There is also a wide variety of engaging and fun after school clubs.