Mr Richards' Words Lent 7
This week has brought a warm glow to my heart and not just because of the upturn in the weather. It is just wonderful to be part of a school that looks outwardly and creates a culture where our young charges take responsibility and learn to make real contributions to society. Society also happens to be our new assembly theme this half term.
This week saw the start of our fundraising for Charity Week. Year 6 led the way delivering a delicious range of cakes together with a host of games which added great enjoyment. They managed to raise a massive £247.44. Year 5 were obviously inspired adding dance offs (Mrs Stay can throw some shapes!) and wetsuit/sponge throwing on Thursday. They raised £293.39 - amazing!
Similarly many boys (or possibly parents) have been taking every chance to rummage through cupboards to donate toys to the Alexander Devine Hospice. Mrs Ward is both staggered by and very grateful for your generosity. Thank you.
Continuing my desire to inform you about our year groups, Mr Goddard and Mrs Henry write that Year 4 have, on top of their academic schedule, had three football fixtures and two tournaments, allowing all boys to represent the school. Our well attended Informal Concert heard all boys performing songs as diverse as California Dreaming, Hello Around the World and the Land of the Silver Birch, not forgetting the Golden Rules Rap set to Vanilla Ice! They are also very talented musicians and poetry reciters as well. In all instances the boys represented their school and class superbly and with our theme of 'Community and Society' running through our assemblies, they really have been excellent, upstanding members of it.
Karate was demonstrated at assembly on Wednesday by eleven expert participants. Control, discipline and respect were high on Sensei’s list of priorities. I am not so sure that these values will be quite as well demonstrated at the PTA Quiz tonight! The staff team are under strict instructions not to win and also not to lose!
At the end of last half term I wished everyone a safe and fun filled half term break. I believe that lots of fun was had and despite a few accidents having occurred, I know our boys will be thoughtful as they move around school to support and look after those with various plaster casts!
Competition is also keenly at the forefront with our boys and the school hosting a wonderful football festival this afternoon. Well done to all who played.
Lastly, I am also very excited about our inaugural House Poetry competition which Mrs Vine explained to the boys this morning. Also, good luck to our chess players tomorrow at the re-arranged EPSCA qualifiers. Take a look at this week’s gallery.
Have a great weekend.