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Mrs Kirby's Words Lent Week 8

Last Friday we had 160 footballers on site and accompanying supporters who were all able to celebrate a fantastic festival of excitement, skill and plenty of great effort. The event ran very smoothly and a massive well done and thank you to everyone involved. Congratulations to Berkhamsted, Herries & Davenies who won the Cup, Plate and Bowl respectively. 

Critical thinking, reflection and great communication cascaded through the Hall in assembly on Tuesday. International Women’s Day was the hook for some really thoughtful insights and great discussion. Ideas on equality, roles, values, discrimination, democracy and historical concepts were explained passionately and intelligently by the boys.

Later that afternoon, Forest School had children collaborating and problem-solving as Year 3 boys and girls used saws and sheath knives to create wooden tent pegs. Focus and concentration was etched into every face and the instructions were followed brilliantly. A little later on, 100 boys from Year 4 enjoyed energetic triangular matches.

On Wednesday and Thursday Crime Scene Investigation visited Junior Boys and hosted workshops that allowed boys and girls to look at forensically, take risks and enjoy being creative. Year 3 to 6 certainly impressed us all with their inquiry based work.

On Thursday we wished Year 4 football tourists good luck on their tour to the Bournemouth area. Mixed matches were played at Orchard Junior School and Ballard School. Thank you for their wonderful hospitality. I look forward to hearing all about the trips to Marwell Zoo, Reading Stadium and bowling and laser quest activities next week.

Finally, this week I have enjoyed many views from my window and whilst walking around. Not many words are needed, when you have a view like this for which I feel particularly grateful. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes

Mrs Kirby

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