We were joined yesterday by the long jumper Ezekiel Ewulo, as part of the Sports for Championsinitiative, which brings world class athletes into schools to encourage and inspire young people. He has set himself the task of jumping more than eight metres. His inspiring Assembly looked at the importance of motivation, a healthy diet, and a positive attitude in the face of success or setback, a message very much in tune with the St Christopher’s philosophy.
I write too infrequently, perhaps, about your children’s success on the sports field. I thoroughly enjoyed watching some excellent Rugby played by our Under 10 and Under 11 teams on Wednesday afternoon as part of a fixture in which we won five out of six matches. At the same time our most senior girls reached the final of the Hurst Netball Competition, winning on the way to that final against most of the Prep schools in the county, our Under 10 team came second in the Bede’s Tournament and our Under 11A Team were semi-finalists in our own Football Tournament. All were achievements of which the girls can be proud.
The week began with the launch of our TerraCycling scheme, where we aim to recycle those items such as empty glue sticks and foil snack packets that conventional domestic recycling cannot at present accommodate. Wednesday afternoon saw Nelson House hold an extremely popular Cake Sale in aid of Whoopsadaisy, the local charity that visited us last week.
The Parents’ Association met on Tuesday, and many exciting projects were discussed with a view to further supporting the children’s learning and extra-curricular life at the school. I am ever grateful for their support, and alert you to their forthcoming Quiz Night, always a fun event for parents old and new.
The rest of this Newsletter contains a glimpse of a busy week in the life of St Christopher’s. I hope you enjoy it.