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SPS Celebrates Its 10th Birthday

Roll up, roll up to birthday circus treat


            Youngsters turned their hand to plate spinning, juggling, Diabolo and hula hooping when the Big Top came to town to herald Stafford Preparatory School’s 10th birthday milestone.


            A circus tent was pitched next to their school and 125 pupils rolled up to watch the experts before picking up some new performing skills of their own. 


The circus capers were organised by Kelly-Anne Perry and fellow PTA members to mark the ten years since SPS opened in the grounds of Stafford Grammar School and to give all pupils, aged four to 11, an opportunity to join the celebrations.  They swapped pens and paper for balance boards, stilts, Chinese ribbons and scarves during a series of workshops aimed at various age groups.


 “I thought it was really great fun and very entertaining.  I particularly liked it when I was called out to the front and had to balance a bottle on my head and hold the lid in my hand at the same time.  I got to do other things too like a training unicycle and juggling.  The circus people were so funny that the younger children laughed their socks off,” said nine-year-old Charlie Barker.                                                                                                more follows . . .    

Stafford Prep has expanded rapidly since opening its doors in 2007 for children aged 10 and 11.  In four separate phases the school increased its provision to include Year 3 and Year 4 forms, before broadening its intake to include younger pupils in Key Stage One and Reception. 


“It’s been a privilege being a part of SPS’s growth and development as a school over the past ten years. From small beginnings in 2007 - with just two year groups and three teachers - to a school with thriving classes in every primary age group from Reception to Year 6.  It’s been an exciting journey and watching the whole school enjoying the birthday celebrations made me feel very proud of what everyone connected with the school has achieved over the past decade,” said headmaster, Clive O’Donnell.