Mr Richards' words summer week 4
It's now my turn to join in with our revived focus on ‘back to basics’ with the emphasis on no screens! For me, this means no video this week, but not quite a return to quill and inkpot.
On Monday we were all thrilled to see as many of the boys resplendent in their traditional school uniform for our visit from the photographer. Some fantastic natural images of the school in action have been snapped and we will share them with you shortly.
It was great to see and listen to the boys playing games with their caps before school and looking smart... well at least before first break time! It was even more pleasing to hear the photographer describe the boys as polite, good natured, patient and with plenty of enthusiasm and good humour. She also picked up on the powerful connections that they have and the mutual respect between the boys and the adults who guide them.
In assembly we reminded them of the importance of being proud of their unique skills and talents. It was therefore wonderful to acknowledge Jasper (piano), Archie (Trinity Speech and Drama), Arthur (equestrian) and Leo (piano) with awards accomplished in a variety of pursuits that they have continued to develop over recent months. We also spent a little time reminding them about their smart appearance, keeping our environment litter free and getting down to work by listening intently and responding quickly to instructions, as well as attempting homework with a positive mindset. We all agreed to try to make small adjustments and create a larger collective progression as a consequence. I was therefore delighted to hear about our ‘Rabbit Award’ winners (Kindness / Selflessness) this week who in the upper school went to the aid of a teacher in need of at least 3 extra pairs of hands and to those in the lower years who conducted their own rubbish collection service at break time in their playground. Well done boys.
Next week we look forward to some more fixtures for Years 4, 5 and 6. Please do look out for the email with the timings and teams on them. All boys play in the year group, but not necessarily at the same venue, so do read it carefully. We are presently digesting the new guidelines and would ask that for the time being you do not come on site to watch the matches. If for any reason you are running late at the end of the day please do call the school office and we will add your son to Study or ASC until you are here. If you do arrive between the collection times of 4pm and 5pm, then please collect from the main school reception via the Staff Car park.
As we head into the weekend, it's good to reflect that Junior Boys continues to be a vibrant, happy and wonderful school where progress is made and boys can achieve without anxiety.
Have a fabulous weekend.