In the first week of September on the Nick Ferrari radio show on LBC, new boy Aryan and his parents were describing the build up and preparation for his first day at St Martin’s School. The programme is following two pupils during their first year at school, as one starts at an independent prep school and the other a state primary.
As Aryan faced his first day with excitement, both his mother, Anjali and father, Alpesh were more nervous and emotional, as their eldest child took their first steps through the gates.
Reporter Tom Swarbrick recorded the preparations at Aryan’s house and his journey, as well as his first moments as he settled easily into his new reception class. He was welcomed by his class teacher and her assistant into the Kangaroos class as his educational journey started on 4th September.
During half term, Tom visited Aryan to find out how the first few weeks had gone. Aryan was keen to tell him about his new friends and his teacher.
As Aryan’s first term reached its conclusion, the excitement of the Nativity ensured that the boys in Kindergarten and Reception had plenty to keep them occupied. The story was retold with Maurice the Mule. He was disturbed in his stable by many visitors when finally the shepherds and the wise men arrived to see the baby Jesus. LBC reporter Tom Cheale was there to record it.
At the beginning of the spring term, Aryan and the rest of his classmates performed their first assembly in front of the Pre-Prep boys and their parents. The assembly was about ‘Ourselves’ and Aryan displayed a pictogram which showed the boys’ favourite food. Holly from LBC interviewed Aryan and his parents.
As the year progressed Aryan continued to make excellent progress in all areas of the curriculum. He made many new friends and was delighted to tell Holly about his first year at St Martin’s when she was the guest of honour at the end of year Speech Day.
A huge thank you to Aryan and his parents, Anjali and Alpesh for allowing LBC to track his first year at St Martin’s.
Click on the links below to hear excerpts from the programme.
End of the year