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Claires Court Maidenhead

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Mr Richards' Words Summer 7







Young men. 

These are all good descriptors of our pupils this week. It is also a convenient acrostic link to our wider awareness campaign and a fortuitous number of capital letters that complement my Headmaster’s Homework theme. I have had many delightful conversations with the boys this week, and the range and different styles of presentations are most exciting.

Our boys have also achieved in the House Swimming Galas and won the Regional Athletics last week. It was great to see the happy but competitive atmosphere and with many supporters in attendance encouraging the boys to do their best. Good luck to the athletes who qualified to go to the Nationals next week. One reason for their athletic ability is their abundant enthusiasm for all things energetic which does pleasingly create a keen appetite. A healthy diet is also very important for all of us. Our nutritional awareness initiative commenced with a tremendous and thought provoking assembly by Mrs Tschiesche. I certainly started to consider my choices and have had a colourful salad everyday since! The theme has been developed throughout the week and the boys have also worn the banana, carrot and strawberry costumes with enthusiasm. Mrs Carter and Mrs Webster have also contributed much to their learning - thank you everyone.

Every so often I do receive an email that creates an impressive reaction! One such communication pinged my inbox this week. Aarron and Sebastian in Y5 completed the Little Welly challenge last weekend and as well as having lots of fun, thoughtfully raised over £300 for the charity Mind. Simply brilliant.

Other examples of leadership were shown by Y5 and Y6 pupils who received numerous compliments for their bright and polite hosting of tours at our Open Morning. Well done to you all. The weather attempted to dampen spirits on the day but our older pupils are not to be defeated by a typically British summer. They all demonstrated much resilience and were extremely helpful to each other and also the numerous numbers of my colleagues who spent nights(s) away from home at both the U11 and U10 cricket tours and Outward Bound events. A great effort from all involved.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing your son’s progress at the Parents’ Meetings over the next two Mondays.  Appointments for boys in Reception to Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 should now have been received back. I look forward to catching up at either of these or at the PTA circus and fair in a more informal setting. A great opportunity for young and those a little bit older to enjoy themselves.

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