Egg-cellent Easter Celebrations

31 March 2023

We have had a wonderful few weeks enjoying a variety of Easter-themed activities across the school in the approach to the Easter break.

Our whole Beacon Community have been baking some delicious chocolate treats, from bunny biscuits and chocolate nests in Pre-Prep, Easter Rocky Road, Chocolate Orange Nests and chocolate date cakes covered in mini eggs in Cooking & Nutrition lessons, to cupcakes and other delicious bakes being made at home by our Beacon families.

In Nursery and Reception, our boys enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt in the garden, building the Easter Bunny Castles with duplo, learning about French traditions at Easter in MFL lessons and enjoying creative writing about why Easter is so great.

All of our Early Years’ and Pre-Prep boys participated in an Easter Hat Parade in front of parents, adorning some wonderful creations. A huge amount of effort went into the hats, they looked amazing! Years 1 and 2 also got creative making cards for their family.

This term, Year 5 have been studying states of matter and separation techniques in Science. In our final lesson of term they looked at some chemical and physical changes. To demonstrate this, our boys made honeycomb by melting sugar with golden syrup and added bicarbonate of soda to produce an irreversible chemical change and some lovely bubbly honeycomb. In contrast to this, they looked at a reversible physical change of melting chocolate and then solidifying it again. To finish off, the classes had a quick chat about healthy eating and teeth brushing!

In Year 6, our boys were tasked with creating their own Fairtrade Easter Egg businesses. Working in teams, they developed a brand name, slogon, logo and packaging design as well as product and price positioning strategy to present back to the rest of the classroom. Some of our boys went the extra mile and created their own advertising campaign delivering a pre-recorded video short, or by acting out in the classroom. We saw prototypes of eggs and promotional ideas to help drive sales of the businesses. Our young entrepreneurs did a superb job selling their unique Easter Egg business to the audience, highlighting their USP among the cluttered market. Great work, boys!

The Beacon Parents’ Society hosted a Cupcake Competition, which was judged by Mrs Rowland and Mr Baker purely on the basis of how they looked. Year 5 came up trumps with the most amount of entries compared to other Year Groups! There were so many fantastic mouth-watering Easter cakes on display, it was a tough decision. Prizes were awarded to the following boys:

Nursery: Winner – Zorawar D / Runner up – Harrison A

Reception: Winner – Charlie S / Runner up – Leo S

Year 1: Winner – Rafferty B / Runner up – Liam N

Year 2: Winner – Peter S / Runner up – Phoenix F

Year 3: Winner – Theo M-M / Runner up – Shaan B

Year 4: Winner – Archie K-G / Runner up – Sebastian W

Year 5: Winner – Buddy T / Runner up – Leo McC

Year 6: Winner – Billy S / Runner up – Alex C

Year 7: Winner – Cassius J / Runner up – Zac H

Year 8: Winner – Jack T / Runner up – Eddie A

Following the Cupcake Competition, all of the cakes were sold for a £2 donation to the BPS charity, along with other cakes made by our Beacon families, to be taken home and enjoyed over the Easter break. The Dining Hall tables were full of delicious delights on the last day of term! Thank you so much to the BPS for all your hard work and to our Beacon Community for supporting these events.



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