Young children are naturally energetic and inquisitive and, at The Downs Malvern, our exceptional facilities and teaching ensure that children are given the space and coaching they need to be active from an early age.

Sport is an important aspect of life in Pre-Prep, with many opportunities for children to learn and enjoy various activities. Children receive a weekly PE session, promoting basic gymnastic skills, developing co-ordination and agility. Weekly games sessions teach the key concepts of team sports promoting how to work together and the etiquette of competitive team sports.

Reception and Years 1 and 2 take part in weekly swimming lessons on Thursday afternoons, where they are able to make use of the swimming pool at Malvern College.

Throughout the year, Manor Park organises lunch-time tennis for children wishing to learn Tennis, and with their weekly P.E and Games lessons, which take part in the Sports Hall, every child in Pre-Prep is given the chance to pursue and discover Sport.

Sports Days are a highlight of Pre-Prep, and from the earliest days of spud and spoon to the closely fought competition of the Year 2 relay or long-distance race, parents and children enjoy this important annual event where good sportsmanship and success are celebrated.

Music & Drama

There are a number of opportunities that Pre-Prep children are given to discover Music and Drama. Year 2 are given the chance to learn how to play the violin, and are able to familiarise themselves with the Prep school by taking part in the Junior Choir. Through class music lessons, together with individual, optional, instrumental lessons and the Early Years Musicianship classes, they are able to discover their musical interests. The Summer Soirée, and the Christmas Nativity, are highlights of the school year.

Adventures and Trips

Trips off-site give the children opportunities to have first-hand experience of professional productions, handling artefacts, and bringing science and history to life by exploring themes in a practical way.

They are often the highlight of the term! Whether it be a walk into our local village, Colwall, for a library visit and ice cream, a theatre trip, a coach journey to Birmingham to visit 'Think Tank', or a residential overnight trip for our older children, these trips all have one thing in common, an adventure out of School, with our friends.