Open Day speech 2020 – Freddie – Head Boy
Being at Parsons Green Prep since Reception has been an honour and I have enjoyed every moment of it and I bet you would too! Climbing up the years has been amazing, making friends, learning so much and opportunities opening up like doors. My favourite things about PGP are definitely the amazing friendships I’ve made and the incredible teachers who have helped to make me who I am today. It is an amazing community.
One of the great things is the small classes. It means that the teachers can really help you and go into as much detail as you need. I have found this really helpful, especially this year as I prepare for the 11+. It’s also great knowing my fabulous teacher Miss Phoebe so well as you have the same teacher for Year 5 and Year 6. We got really lucky!
There are so many of sports on offer, I have tried everything from yoga to rugby, not to mention tennis, rounders, football, dodgeball, gymnastics, athletics, swimming, table tennis, fencing, cricket even netball! I’m sure I’ve missed something. There are competitive sports days, swimming galas and house cups to win. It’s a great way to bond with children throughout the school – we all come together and you get to know everyone so quickly.
There are almost as many musical instruments to learn here as there are sports. I love guitar and I’m currently on Grade 3 – now that I’m more confident I get to try out rock songs as well as the classical pieces. It is so much fun and was a great hobby during lockdown. I love the fact that we get to go on residentials from the age of seven. They are so much fun. Although my mum and dad ask me about the challenges, the best thing is being with my friends all day and all night. Taking part in class performances and assemblies has taught me to be more confident and brave.
What I really want to tell you is that this school has a really warm atmosphere. You never feel alone and yet as you reach the top of the school you grow to be very independent. I am really proud to be speaking to you today as Head Boy of Parsons Green Prep.