9 September 2021

Our wonderful Pre-School pupils are affectionately known as a Kirkhamigo: Spanish for ‘Kirkham friend’. It is hoped that, as the children move forward on their learning journey with us, they will remember Pre-School as the starting point where the Kirkham values begin – Be Kind, Be Curious, Be Determined.

Today, our new pupils were each given a gift of a penguin to take home; an animal that represents friendship, good manners and conduct. Penguins demonstrate determination, patience, and endurance in the face of the extreme conditions in which they live. They do everything together: eating, hunting, nesting and huddling together to keep warm. They are also highly adaptable creatures and true team players.

We hope that they will love their little penguin and take good care of them, acting as a reminder of the Kirkham values of friendship, kindness, curiosity and determination as they move onwards through school – all key to their future success.