This year’s Pre-Prep Christmas production, The Christmas Recipe, was yet another festive delight. PP3 took on the roles of chefs, seeking the perfect recipe for Christmas. Into their recipe bowls they placed Christmas presents (PP2H), elves and excited children (PP2N), snowflakes (PP1B), robins (PP1E,) stars (Reception M) and sheep (Reception B).
The annual Christmas Fair and Fireworks, organised by the Harrodian School Parents Association and Events Committee, was yet another successful fundraiser. This year’s proceeds, approximately £9,000, went to the Red Cross Philippines Appeal and the MediCinema project for long-term patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
The School Carol Concert took place at St Paul’s Church in Hammersmith. It was an opportunity for all Harrodians to celebrate the festivities of Christmas through the medium of song. The concert was opened in a traditional style with Once in Royal David’s City,followed by a mixture of both sacred and secular readings.
Over the summer, a group of mainly Harrodian pupils (Prep and Seniors aged 10-15) attended the Barnes Film Academy course run by Mr Cullis, Head of Media, and Rory Campbell, former Harrodian and Media Studies student. They scripted, acted, shot and edited 20-minute Big Trouble In Little Barnes themselves in just one week.
Over 250 people took part in a sponsored walk along the River Thames raising £13,000 for Ovarian Cancer Action. The event was organized in memory of Harrodian mother Loretta Oliver, who died in May this year at the age of 50 after a six-year battle with the disease, leaving behind her husband Paul and their two children - Emma (10B) and Thomas (8O).