Winton Cup Winners!
Year 6 children at Kitebrook Preparatory School are celebrating after a superb win at the Prep School Humanities Competition, The Winton Cup.
Ten pupils, aged between 10 and 11, attended Stowe School’s annual contest to pit their skills against 16 other preparatory schools, taking part in six education sessions involving Geography, History, Philosophy, Politics, Religion and History of Art.
The theme for this year’s Cup was ‘Climate Ambition’ with participants engaging in an exploration of the humanities, to begin to appreciate how they can learn to think creatively about climate issues. Guest Speaker, Dr Amy Munro-Faure, who is the Sustainability Coordinator at Cambridge University, was also there to inspire the children with her knowledge and experience from the Royal Society and Zoological Society of London.
The Kitebrook team demonstrated skills of leadership, collaboration and initiative in order to be victorious, with all the children seizing the opportunity to step into the political debating chamber to propose climate change policies, investigate impacts of climate change, the power of art in protest, the history of the environmental movement and the different ways to approach and generate environmental solutions.
Kitebrook was awarded this prestigious Cup in recognition of the children demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities and empathy for humanitarian efforts, which is perfectly aligned with the humanistic principles of Sir Nicholas Winton MBE, the contest's namesake.
Upper School Geography teacher Mrs Rebecca Morris said: “Our Year 6 team represented Kitebrook with exceptional integrity, and I am immensely proud of their outstanding efforts. They shone brightly among other children of great calibre”.