Remember, Remember the 5th of November
It has been a happy week back after the half-term holiday and looking ahead, there is much to pack into this shorter half of term leading up to Christmas.
The Spanish Exchange over half-term was a great success; everyone had an excellent time and the pupils were a credit to the school. I have received nothing but praise about them. Thank you to the staff team, Mr Castro, Ms De Wilde-Gray and Mr Mackenzie for accompanying the group and for all their hard work.
In my assembly on Monday morning to the whole school we launched our term’s focus theme of respect, one of our school’s core values. If you show respect to others, you receive it back. There has been much evidence of this during the week. The theme of respect was followed up by Rev. Tugwell in his thought for the day when he spoke about the importance of gratitude.
Following the fantastic success of our U11 Colts A team and celebrating their winning of the plate trophy in our Metherell Cup Football Tournament in the afternoon, Wednesday evening went off with a ‘bang’ as we set off a truly magnificent firework display for the whole community, culminating in a magnificent ‘90’ to celebrate our school anniversary. Thank you to our fantastic staff team who kept everyone both safe and well-fed, as well as the Friends’ Committee who organised refreshments and glow in the dark reflective fun.
We will be marking Remembrance Day this year when the boarding community and choir will be joining the Sturry Parish and the local uniformed groups for a joint service on Sunday morning. Our whole school community will also gather in our Memorial Garden on Monday for our two minute silence, to show respect to those who fought and currently fight for their countries, on Monday 11th at 11am.