There are few things more English than cricket and few sounds resonate more through our summer than the sound of willow on leather on the playing fields of England. I am reminded of that wonderful poem by Sir Henry Newbolt: There’s a breathless hush in the Close tonight / Ten to make and the match to win. One of the sad consequences of lockdown is that there might not be any cricket this season, and the ‘hush’ on cricket grounds throughout the country will be for other reasons. However, not to be deterred, the Year 8 boys and girls have each put together a short cricket themed video.
Baking is another great national tradition and it has been lovely to receive pictures of your children cooking and the delicious looking results of their labours. On Thursday afternoon there took place what was almost certainly the first Domestic Science lesson ever taught in the Lab at St Christopher's. One former Science teacher, Mr Scott, will perhaps be horrified by such unorthodox use of a Bunsen burner, but those children in school thoroughly enjoyed it. See the final page for details.
Above these words you will see a wonderful drawing by Jensen in Year 4. He worked from memory, but I hope this is a scene we will all be able to draw from life again very soon, from the sunshine of the front playground. I will be writing soon about the plans for a return to classroom learning for some year groups, and hold out hopes that others will follow.