Firs Fest is Back
The Firs School Chester get creative
The Firs Prep School is recognised as one of Cheshire’s leading Independent co-educational Primary schools, offering high-quality education for boys and girls aged from 2-11. Most importantly it is recognised as one of the happiest schools. The school seeks to find every child’s unique gifts and talents and ensure they are provided with an extensive range of activities, equipment and support to help them reach their potential. All year six pupils go on to their first choice of secondary schools such as King’s, Queen’s, Abbeygate, Ellesmere College and Packward, as well as to Caldy and West Kirby Grammar.
In addition to the successful academic record and the exceptional pastoral care, The Firs School prides itself on focusing on various programmes/activities which are not curriculum-based, such as the Gifted and talented programme, which works to further a child’s more academic abilities to the highly popular ‘Extra Extra’ programme. All designed to encourage the whole school to try a variety of activities so that children can find their passion. These activities range from gardening, outdoor forest school, looking after the school guinea pigs, gymnastics, arts such as sewing and pottery, to languages and music. This unique approach ensures that all children, regardless of their academic standards, feel they have a talent they can nurture and feel happy, confident and optimistic about life.
Most recently the school celebrated its annual ‘Firs Fest’ week, in which the entire school came off their usual curriculum and had the opportunity to study one special topic. This year the chosen subject was the Creative Arts with a story theme. In the past, the school has studied Winter Wildlife, the history of Chester, and the wonder of Science and Maths in everyday life.
Once again the whole school got involved in the Creative Arts themed week, from the two-year-old pre-school/Kindergarten children to Year 6. Pupils spent their time getting involved with different areas of Creative Arts from dance, singing and drama to painting, mosaics and drumming. The fabulous week culminated in a special assembly to showcase the Creative Arts enjoyed by all the year groups. The assembly consisted of drama, drum and storytelling, singing, House of Dance performances and a fabulous display of all the amazing artwork produced by the various year groups. The exhibition of artwork was officially opened by Matt Baker, well known Chester based director, composer and performer, and local Chester artist Julie Mitchell.