The pupils in 8H, our Scholarship set, are enjoying their traditional day off school today, having managed the rigours of their Scholarship examinations. They approached those examinations with impressive maturity and the process will stand them in good stead for the future. I was delighted to receive so many positive reports from Brighton College about the way they conducted themselves. Indeed I received one correspondence commending them for their politeness, courtesy and support of each other as well as their willingness to mix with pupils from other schools. Those who sat the Pre-test for Hurstpierpoint College also seemed calm and purposeful. Parents should hear the outcome of both Scholarship and Pre-test towards the end of this week or early next.
St Christopher's has a long association with Wish Park; indeed it came to our rescue on Wednesday when cancelled Away matches were followed inevitably by bright sunshine. The sight of a red crocodile of children marching down New Church Road is one that dates back to the very earliest years of the school. Wish Park has an interesting history, as you will see from Mr Holt's research. The community mural project is one we are proud to support, and I hope many of you will take the opportunity to visit our local park on the last Saturday of Half Term, whether taking part in the painting or simply enjoying this marvellous facility on our doorstep.