Amy Bonn, Year 4 teacher at Aldenham Prep School gives her perspective on joint visits and collaborative working between Senior and Prep School staff.
In November 2014, Year 4 enjoyed a wonderful outing to Bhaktivedanta Manor the Hare Krishna Temple and community centre in Letchmore Heath.
Just a 5 minute walk from Aldenham Prep is the hidden beauty of the golden temple, beautiful shrines and lavish gardens donated by George Harrison. Year 4 enjoyed a tour around the grounds, a carriage ride led by oxen and had the chance to dress up in stunning saris and bindis. What made this trip such a huge success and different from other years is the fact that Mrs Richards, an RS teacher from Senior School and Padre Chapman, our School Chaplain came to join us. They were absolutely fantastic with the children and it gave me the chance to stand back and watch my class as they discovered and explored new things. The extra help was very much appreciated, especially when we had to dress 21 excited children in saris and turbans! The children loved spending time with Mrs Richards and Padre and I am very grateful for their hands on approach, knowledge, time and enthusiasm which made the day such a success. It would be great if Senior School and Prep School staff could join up more often and experience shared time together to further the learning experience of the children at Aldenham School.