I had goose bumps this morning as I stood with a clear blue sky overhead, overlooking the sea of red blazers filling the back court whilst the Last Post was played flawlessly by ex St Christopher’s pupil, Alex T. This was preceded by some beautiful singing from both Schola and the Intermediate Choir as part of a very moving Remembrance Day service for the Prep School. Later on in the morning the Pre-Prep children held their own service, planting poppies in the flower bed as a symbol of Remembrance. Amidst the business of the school day it is quite special to witness the children taking time to stop and think of those who have given their lives in the line of duty.
I have been extremely impressed over the past two days by all those children in the Prep School embarking upon examinations. For some, this is a hugely daunting experience whilst others take it entirely in their stride. What has been a pleasure to witness is the camaraderie amongst the pupils, supporting one another and encouraging those who need reassurance. As we discussed in Monday’s Assembly, the most important preparation that can be done over this weekend is to eat well, enjoy some fresh air and exercise and get plenty of sleep!