Our school is built on kindness; we treat each other as we wish to be treated ourselves. This kindness has been especially important this week as we recognised Anti-Bullying Week 2021 across the country. I am so impressed by the kind and thoughtful way in which our students conduct themselves around school and I particularly want to thank our older students for being such good role models for our juniors.
We have seen lots of activity this week, as ever. Mr Evans and Miss Piggott led a highly successful Year 10 trip to the National Art Gallery in London. Our Year 9 students received an introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme – a very worthwhile initiative which builds character and teamwork! We have enjoyed netball fixtures, BBG training and Computer Club in which our Year 8s created electronic circuits. Our Science department continues to inspire and intrigue, with our brave students this week receiving a delivery of eyeballs to dissect and explore.
Next Saturday we shall be welcoming many prospective families to our Open Morning, when I know our students will continue to act as proud ambassadors of our wonderful school.
Can I remind our families with children aged 12 to 15 that COVID vaccinations will be taking place in school on Thursday 25th November – please see previous letters we have circulated or get in touch with the school office if you have any questions. We hope many of you will be able to take up the vaccination.
In the meantime, may I wish everyone a lovely weekend and a well-earned rest after a busy week of learning and working together with kindness and respect.
A J Hammond