Last Tuesday, St Dominic’s master bakers in the Prep Cookery Club produced some wonderful scones for their final session of the year. They have mastered a range of different skills this year including ‘rubbing in’ and ‘creaming’, and are showing all the signs of budding ‘Master Chef’ contestants.

Well done to all our chefs, a big thank you to our parents for providing the ingredients and to Eleanor for her continued support and patience.

Well done to the group of our Year 10 students who successfully completed their D of E Bronze expedition over the weekend.

The weather was again very hot and our students coped remarkably well in the conditions. Sunday’s section was even completed ahead of schedule.

We again saw some outstanding performances in areas of navigating, teamwork and planning.

The students will now be finishing off the remaining parts of the D of E sections in order to fully complete the Bronze Award.

Read more: D of E Bronze Expedition

Would you know how to, or have the confidence to perform CPR or to operate a defibrillator?

St. Dominic's students were very keen to improve their first aid skills.

Duncan Parsonage, a paramedic of 22 years and a director of Abacus training kindly agreed to come into school and run a couple of sessions. Duncan has a passion for sharing his paramedic knowledge with the next generation.

Read more: First Aid Training

Thirty two schools from across the extensive Midlands region were competing in the Midlands Independent Schools Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Our Junior athletes performed fantastically well on the day.

The Year 5 Girls Team were delighted to find that they had won the overall Yr 5 competition - Midlands Team Champions - an outstanding result!
Individually, Bella was crowned 150m Midlands Champion, going one better, having been runner up last year, and as a team they were also overall winners of the 4 x 100m relay event.

Joseph in Year 6 claimed a podium place taking third in the cricket ball throw, with a throw over 42 metres.

Read more: ISA Midlands Junior Athletics Championships

A super afternoon in the sunshine was had by all the boys and girls from Primary Two at the Dodderhill Multi Sports Day, the emphasis being on participation rather than competition, with each group rotating around a set of activities – tag rugby, long jump, tennis, foam javelin, football rounders, netball and diamond cricket.

Read more: ISA Midland U8 Multi Sports Day


Joe started to play cricket for Moddershall CC in 2014 at the age of 5, he played his first competitive game for the under 8's team in the South Moorlands Junior Cricket League. Joe made an immediate impact, helping them win the Stone Cricket Festival at Little Stoke Cricket club by hitting the winning runs off the last ball of the game.

Read more: County Cricket Squad for Joe!


Primary 6 pupils enjoyed a morning trip out to Clip n' Climb. Pupils had chosen the trip as a treat to celebrate coming to the end of their time in the Prep School. Children had a fun but exhausting time challenging themselves with the different climbs. Mr Messenger also joined in and raced pupils at the head to head climbing!

Read more: Year 6 Clip 'n' Climb Trip
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