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The Head’s reflections on the week

Posted: 17th June 2022

School felt full again this week, following last week’s Trips Week activities. Years 7 and 8 both visited PGL adventure centres, with a variety of exciting activities often involving heights or water. For many, this was the first time they had abseiled, hurtled down a zip wire, or swum in a lake rather than a pool. All of this involves courage, and stepping out of your comfort zone. Staying away from home, gaining independence, and indeed rolling up a sleeping bag, are important milestones in life, and I am hugely proud of everyone who added to their “I can…” list in Trips Week. Even for those who only ventured out for the day, there were many new experiences. Year 4 rode quad bikes at Three Peaks, and Pre-Prep children came face to face with sea creatures at Wild Beach. At St Christopher’s, learning and developing as a person are not just things that happen in a classroom. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff who took such good care of the children on these adventures.

It was lovely to see so many of you at Pre-Prep Sports Day yesterday. Well done again to those who overcame their shyness to run a race, throw a ball, and compete in front of a cheering crowd. Learning to win and lose with equal grace, in all areas of life, is a skill I want all of our children to learn as early as possible.

Finally, well done to 8H, who definitely stepped out of their comfort zones to run their own businesses last week. They learnt many new things about the worlds of finance, commerce, advertising, and customer service. All their hard work resulted in nearly £500 being raised for the NSPCC and Little Lifesavers.

I hope to see as many of you as possible at Glebe Villas tomorrow for Prep Sports Day, hopefully in weather like we had today.

Ms Elizabeth Lyle, Head


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