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The Head’s reflections on the week

Posted: 8th October 2021

This week saw Virtual Assemblies covering a wide variety of topics and presented by a range of pupils and staff. Monday saw the launch of Black History Month, with Mrs Ferruzzi setting a research challenge; some fantastic entries have already come in and I hope to share them in a future edition of the Newsletter. The four Houses introduced themselves via video on Tuesday, explaining the important work of each of their four local charities, and Nelson Dragons’ Assembly on Thursday explained in more detail about the work of Hangleton Food Bank. Speaking of local charities, I am delighted to announce that the Harvest Festival Appeal raised a magnificent £1,872 for Off The Fence.

Once again Wednesday saw a very great proportion of Years 3 to 8 out at matches. It’s always great to celebrate victories, but getting so many children out in the fresh air and sunshine is a victory in itself. We were blessed with a gorgeous double rainbow over Glebe Villas.

A new feature this week is a contribution to the Newsletter of a page by one of our senior pupils. I asked Catalina in 8H to film an interview with Mrs Lawrence, Academic Deputy Head, and I hope that this will help you all to get to know her a little better before we can meet again in person. Catalina also acted as roving reporter and photographer on Wednesday afternoon.

Even though we cannot yet meet together again as a whole school, our Assemblies continue to inform, inspire, and motivate our children. I look forward to celebrating Music and Art in dedicated Assemblies next week; from the look of the scenes from the Art Room above, a treat is in store!

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