The past year has undeniably shaken the regular routines of children across the globe.
Recognising this, Eaton Square Prep School – an outstanding school on London’s historic Eccleston Square – is championing the importance of wellbeing across their pupils’ development. Developing healthy, happy children has been the school’s fundamental commitment ever since launching 30 years ago. This focus is now more important than ever to London’s children.
1) WELLBEING PRIORITY
Eaton Square is renowned for its warm, welcoming and nurturing environment. The benefits of this will grow to even greater heights in the post-COVID world. Offering an onsite Place2Be children’s mental health counsellor (available for both drop-ins and more structured programmes), there are also post boxes positioned across the school for children to ‘post’ any worries in total privacy. In addition, this term will see increased focus on furthering high levels of happiness, confidence, security and friendships through individualised support, booster clubs, tailored take-home learning packs, collaborative group activities and more.
2) OUTDOOR EDUCATION
An excess of time spent both inside and on-screen will be resolved. To start, all usual PE lessons will be replaced with an entire morning spent in the nearby Battersea Park, with each class enjoying sporting activities, team-building exercises, fresh air, playtime and a picnic in the park’s 200 acres of leafy green surroundings. Likewise, the school’s own private playground and outdoor space on the prestigious Eccleston Square (home to the school’s popular Gardening Club) will make a welcome return for all pupils.
3) INCREASED SENSE OF COMMUNITY
Above all, the past year has put a spotlight on the School’s founding value of service – an innate drive to support the immediate and wider communities around us. Headmistress Trish Watt says, “Pupils admirably upheld this value throughout lockdown – actively fundraising both for the School’s chosen charity, Chiltern Music Therapy, as well as engaging in global campaigns regarding sustainability, genetic disorders and cancer. On returning to school, we will be encouraging the pupils to serve the community more keenly than ever; with exciting new initiatives from the pupil-driven Eco Committee to the ‘Whole New World’ theme of the School’s upcoming TEDx event.”
To find out more about life at Eaton Square Prep School, sign up to their upcoming Virtual Open Morning at 9:30am-10:30am, Friday 12th March 2021. To secure your place, click here.
The event will be livestreamed from the School’s historic Eccleston Square building, complete with:
- Virtual tour
- Welcome from Principal, Sebastian Hepher and Headmistress, Trish Watt
- Introduction from Head Boy and Head Girl (current Year 6 pupils)
- Q&A Session
Eaton Square Schools adheres to all governmental guidelines regarding the safe return of pupils to school.