Junior School News

We may have been sitting in Kensington Hall but we felt as though we were global travellers as Prep D shared what they’d been learning on the topic of “Journeys”. There were many fascinating facts to discover, including that most passports are red in colour and that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the only person in the world who doesn’t have to carry a passport, because the British passport is issued in her name. We also found out that passports in Turkey are very expensive, costing 1000 times as much as those from Swaziland.

A song asked us “how did you travel in the olden days?” and featured many forms of transport from horses to pushchairs.

The girls have been reading Jules Verne’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ and following the adventures of Phileas Fogg and Passepartout across the continents in their quest to win a £2 million bet. We learned facts about the different continents and their climates.

As reached the end of our assembly journey, the girls reminded us that the most important journey is our own journey through life and that the journey is just as important as the start and the end so we need to make sure that we appreciate it as we go along.

Well done Prep D on a very enlightening and thought-provoking assembly.

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