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Mr Richards' Words Summer 9

Sports’ Day and the Headmaster’s Homework exhibition, have both been a great success. What a fantastic conclusion to a terrific week.

Monday and Tuesday saw boys present and explain their projects with both peer and self assessment opportunities. The breadth of the offerings was quite outstanding. Music composition, poetry, animation, YouTube presentations, charity campaigns, culinary delights and facts displayed made a creative kaleidoscope. 

House rounders also provided all years with a chance to contribute home runs, catches and shrieks of joy in the chase for another disc. Well done Windsor. They also won the disc for weekly points whilst the PTA’s sweet cup contribution competition was shared by Cliveden and Dorney.

Classroom endeavours continued whilst boys and colleagues have been busily preparing for their various performances at the end of the term. I am also very excited by the plan to hold an extra production next year for our middle year groups. 

A special mention goes to Harry in Year 2 who has undertaken a personal commitment to raise money for Children in Need. He is attempting to complete a marathon of Mud Runs. If you are able to support his efforts please do ask him for his fund-raising link.

As my first year hurtles towards a conclusion I am still incredibly fortunate to be able to look forward to more firsts and I do hope you will be able to join us at the following events:  Music on the Lawn, Caribbean and House Cricket and the Concert and Prize Givings to name but a few.

Our PTA committee deserved the longest lie in on Monday morning having pulled off the most amazing double event on Sunday. Thank you to everyone who attended, supported, enjoyed and contributed to a special day. Our circus hosts commented that, “The entire school community were a delight to deal with. Pupils, parents, staff and PTA were an absolute joy and the best school they had been to for a very long time.”

Recognising and rewarding are one of the pleasures afforded to Head teachers. Celebrating achievement and effort is so important and sometimes it is easy to overlook those who work heroically behind the scenes. These last few weeks would not have been possible without Steve and Mandy’s support and their teams. Thank you - we all owe you so much. 

Unfortunately we also have to announce news when colleagues decide to explore new career opportunities. Miss Bannister has helped many of our boys, always with a smile and a very personable nature. She will be a wonderful addition to the Transition Classroom in the Nursery Department. 

I wonder what my ghost writer will scribe in my place next week? More to be revealed on Wednesday!

Have a great weekend and I hope the athletes recover quickly from their incredible efforts.

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