☰ Grace Ferrari Callaghan - From Norfolk House to Alexandra Park

Grace Ferrari Callaghan - From Norfolk House to Alexandra Park

Posted on: November 20th 2015

Change is always challenging. I found this when I moved schools from Singapore to Norfolk House School. The change to Alexandra Park School from Norfolk House was not such a big geographic shift but a lot has changed in a short space of time and I wanted to tell you all about this: My time at Norfolk House was an amazing experience. I started In Year 5, Sept 2013 to Year 6 2015 and I’m currently at Alexandra Park School in Year 7.
When I first started at APS I was quite nervous, not knowing if I was going to make friends, what the teachers were like and what the subjects were going to be like. I had gone without anyone from Norfolk House but I quickly made friends from inside my class and in other classes. My favourite things about APS is how the school is open to all ideas, the culture of learning is excellent and the people there are helpful and kind and of course the food is amazing!
My favourite subject in Alexandra Park School so far would probably be Science because we get to do all these fun and educational experiments like what happens when you set fire to methane bubbles, using a Bunsen burner and getting my Bunsen burner license. We recently even got to dissect a chicken wing to see what the muscles look like inside a chicken. Also getting the opportunity to join a club called STEAMsters (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) where we got to make a packaging for a pringle and post it back to APS to see if it had survived the journey!
I enjoy taking part in lots of different clubs at APS. On Monday I go to          pottery club where we get to make our own coil pots and are now waiting for them to be furnished in a kiln. On Tuesday I’m doing STEAMsters where we get to do a range of science activities. On Thursday I play Netball and we recently won a match against Blademoor School! On Friday I go to Latin club before school and we are currently learning about a rich banker called Caecilius, his family and friends. I also attend choir practice during lunchtime and we will be singing Christmas carols at Kings Cross-St. Pancras - so watch out for us!
The fondest memories I have taken with me from NHS was going on school trips to France and Bushcraft, performing in the school play as Bagheera in the jungle book and meeting everyone in Norfolk House. The teachers have been a great inspiration to me and for this I can’t thank you enough. I miss Norfolk House very much and hope to come and visit you very soon.
By Grace Ferrari Callaghan       

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