Best of luck to Prince George and other pupils starting school this week!

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Best of luck to Prince George and other pupils starting school this week!

Postby admin (daniella) » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:07 pm

Prince George (aged 4), arrived at Thomas's Battersea this morning for his first day of school with his father Prince William. He was greeted by the head of the lower school, Helen Haslam, before entering the facility.

Thomas's Battersea, The £6,000 a term day school - has an emphasis on kindness. On the school website, it states that its most important rule is to ‘be kind’ – something the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are sure to agree with.

Another rule, though not explicit – is that the school is said to discourage pupils from having best friends, in order to stop others from having their feelings hurt. This might well come in handy for Prince George, who might prove to be rather popular once he starts.

We wish Prince George and all children starting school this week the best of luck!

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Re: Best of luck to Prince George and other pupils starting school this week!

Postby the parsley song » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:06 pm

Is this an advertisement for the school?

I don't remember that my kids were met personally and hands held by the Head of our school on their first day. I don't have a problem with the royals but the school's fawning over them is really embarrassing and makes me want to vomit! Plus, in the first picture, is she actually BOWING? :oops:

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Postby Jen66 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:23 pm

yes it does read a bit like a sponsored ad.

i don't think the teacher is bowing, just bending down to his level.

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Postby juliantenniscoach » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:08 pm

Well that's their marketing sorted for the next 10 years :lol: :lol:

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Postby windmill26 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:11 pm

the parsley song wrote:Is this an advertisement for the school?

I don't remember that my kids were met personally and hands held by the Head of our school on their first day. I don't have a problem with the royals but the school's fawning over them is really embarrassing and makes me want to vomit! Plus, in the first picture, is she actually BOWING? :oops:


100% agree! and paid by the taxpayers ! Meanwhile our kids are on the waiting lists of primary and secondary schools... :roll:

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Postby Flowermummy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:47 am

I, too, agree with the comments.
I don't have an issue with the royals being funded by the taxpayers, but it is not fair to the other children going into reception at Thomas's Battersea, who weren't personally met by the Head.
Thankfully the other children won't be aware of the double standard... But I surely hope the favouritism doesn't continue in the classroom.

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Postby rooting4tooting » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:12 am

Although I have no experience of this school. Others schools I have experience of, the head would meet every new pupil on their first or second day. Perhaps not hold their hand into the class but would do if necessary.
but best of luck??? Luck will not be involved.

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Postby Denwand » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:26 am

is it my imagination but has the traffic got a lot worse at school run times on Nightingale and Bellevue? (Due to security when the young Prince is being dropped off and picked up?

Or was this just his first day because of the huge Royal motorcade and security , with William dropping George off?

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Postby juliantenniscoach » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:36 am

I think the traffic is just..............bad, during school term times, especially the first week(s).

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Postby Flowermummy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:19 am

He is going to Thomas's battersea, not Thomas's clapham.
So not anywhere close to nightingale lane.

Head teacher wil probably shake the hands of all children in many schools, but they'all be all in a line and not escorted separately by the head into the classroom

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Postby Denwand » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:02 pm

Flowermummy wrote:He is going to Thomas's battersea, not Thomas's clapham.
So not anywhere close to nightingale lane.



ah thanks Flowermummy - of course!

As Julian says just normal first day of term clog!

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Postby Samalawl » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:29 am

Gosh some of you sound really bitter! Of course things are going to be slightly different and he's going to receive a little extra attention, it's not every day the third in line to rule our country starts school! Jealous much?

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Postby MBK » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:53 am

Just to be clear....the royals don't "rule" our country and haven't for several hundred years! :lol:

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Postby Samalawl » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:06 am

MBK don't be so petty!

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Postby sundance » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:24 am

I agree with Samawali's comments..why the negativity, 'school's fawning', 'double standards', 'heavy traffic'(!)...??
George was not met by the Head of School. The Head of School was at the front entrance shaking hands and welcoming the children...no lines/queues, just a steady flow. George was essentially taken in through the back door with very limited media access. The media all used the same image/video from one source. Whether you like it or not, a picture of George on his first day of school gathers global media interest:-) Of course the Paps will show up, hoping to catch a glimpse of him through the car window. It was much safer, for all the kids being dropped off, for George to entrance the school separately. Contrary to what some think, the other children were then unaware of the media interest and therefore the children start off on the same 'pegging' in the classroom.


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