Forthcoming Events

Talk with Amber Reed

Wednesday 24th February, 5pm
Location: Online – please contact the School Office for details
For: Everyone

Amber Reed is a professional rugby player,  Co-Captain of the Bristol Bears and has been capped 58 times for England. She was first capped in November 2012 and went on to be part of the 2014 World Cup winning team and two times 6 Nations Grandslam champion. She has also encountered many setbacks in her career due to injury.  She is a Looseheadz ambassador and is an advocate for promoting mental wellbeing.  With the Rugby World Cup due to take place in New Zealand in September, Amber is hoping to make her third World Cup appearance for England.

24th February

25th February

Brambletye Wellness Events - Emotions Matter

Thursday 25th February, 7.30pm
Location: Online – please contact the School Office for details
For Pre Prep parents

In this Wellness Webinar we welcome Lulu Luckock who will explain how parents can support younger children.  Lulu believes that “Emotions Matter” because our emotions affect every area of our lives. They drive the ability to learn, to make good decisions but above all they impact our relationships and our physical and mental health.  In her talk, Lulu will be giving us tips and ideas as to how we, as parents can support our children’s mental health in order to bring up emotionally resilient children.

Brambletye Wellness Events - Teen Tips

Location: Online – please contact the School office if you would like a link to the recording
For Prep parents

We launch our Wellbeing Webinar series by speaking to Alicia Drummond, psychologist and co-founder of Teen Tips.  Alicia will discuss ways in which we can best support the young people in our families both during lockdown and beyond.  Our Deputy Head, Nick Holloway will join Alicia to explain how parents can help their children to make the most of their learning experience on Brambletye Digital.  The session will be recorded and available to listen to at a later date.

Weekly 

Online Chess Tournaments

Thursdays,  5.00pm  
Location: Online
For Pupils in Year 2 and above

Mr Tuck will be running weekly virtual chess tournaments which are open to all pupils (not just Chess club).  Play will last 90 minutes and Mr Tuck will be online to offer help throughout the tournament. Match reports will be submitted for the Headmaster’s Assembly.

Future Schools and Pre-Testing Talk for Parents

Location: Online – please contact the School Office for a recording of the event
For Everyone

An introduction to choosing and selecting a senior school.  Mr Brooks and Miss Wightman lay out a roadmap and will walk parents through the various stages of the process from visiting  schools to understanding and preparing for pre tests and interviews.

Storytelling with Caroline Lawrence

Location: Online – A recording is available from the School Office
For Years 3, 4 5 & 6
The brilliant, bestselling children’s author Caroline Lawrence,  best known for the wonderful ‘Roman Mysteries’ series, is bringing her writing expertise to Brambletye. Over a series of talks Caroline will guide pupils through the craft of storytelling, finding surprising connections between many of the stories we know and love. The talks will take place on Zoom and a link will be shared with pupils via their form page.
Years 3 and 4 – How to Write a Great Story
Years 5 and 6 – Myth, Movies and Storytelling

Cold journeys, Thoughts & Visuals

Location: Online – please contact the School office for a recording of the event
For Everyone

Alex Hibbert is the world record-holding polar traveller who has skied further on an unsupported Arctic journey than anyone in history. Highly active in the polar and cold regions, Alex has led independent projects every year since 2006. Journeys since the Long Haul have included a high-speed icecap crossing (330 miles in less than 12 days), multiple seasons in the Canadian Arctic, and nearly half a year living with the Polar Eskimos of Northern Greenland. He is currently working on the world-first Dark Ice Project.

Brambletye Wellness Events- Mindfulness

Venue: Online – please contact the School office for a recording of the event
For Parents and Staff

Director of Admissions at Tonbridge and Co-Founder and Chair of Mindfulness in Schools Project Richard Burnett will be sharing some of his extensive expertise and insight into the benefits of practising mindfulness.  He would like children to learn it in the same way they learn to read, write and count so that they are better equipped to handle stress and flourish. The session will focus on what mindfulness is, what it isn’t, and where to learn more about it. He will also point us to some resources for children. 

Love the Sport, not the Success

Location: Online – A recording is available from the School Office
For All

Joanne Jones, marathon swimmer, British Open Water Champion and open water swimming coach, will be hosting a Zoom talk as a special guest of Downe House (DH Sport). The talk is entitled “Love the Sport, not the Success” and promises to be both  interesting and inspiring. Joanne is an open water swimmer, and is passionate about the importance of finding a sport you love, doing it for enjoyment and not just the success.  We will email the link to parents on the day.