Though sports fixtures are presently not possible and, very sadly, we cannot welcome parents to drama productions, recitals, or services, there is a very full and rich programme of co-curricular activities taking place in and outside school. Wednesday afternoon sees every child in Year 4 to Year 8 engaged in sport, our Year 3 are rehearsing for their drama performance. Choirs are preparing for a short Harvest Festival Service, and activities within year groups are being enjoyed by pupils of all ages. Yesterday I enjoyed watching girls and boys in Year 7 enjoying some cricket practice together. I could not resist joining in, only to be dismissed first ball by a pupil in Year 6. Where possible, major events will be filmed and made available remotely to parents, a result of the very admirable work done by Mr Holt.
I am fortunate enough to look out on the playground from my study and at break times I enjoy hearing the sounds of your children at play and watching the imaginative games they are devising. Our pupils have adapted remarkably well to a new way of doing things and seem very happy around the school. I have also enjoyed observing some very purposeful learning as I walk around the back court and pop into classrooms. Of course school is different this term, all schools are different at present, but any visitor would be struck by the joyful approach to learning of our pupils and by the noticeable bond which exists between teachers and their pupils. Many things remain just the same.