Mrs Kirby's Words Summer Week 5
This week, our Jubilee celebrations commenced with 4 lucky pupils being invited to the Mayor’s Jubilee’s party at Windsor. A range of activities and goodies introduced the idea and the children were certainly wowed by the paintings, robes and ceremonial chains.
Monday also saw many athletes venture after school to run, throw and jump at Holme Grange School. Our pupils participated with distinction, pushed themselves physically, and demonstrated togetherness and encouragement as well as some excellent performances. As usual the relay teams maintained the highest Claires Court standards. It is amazing what a little lunchtime practice can achieve. I know they will want to continue to perfect their changeovers having seen the possibilities to run even faster. Progress was made by all of them, and it certainly helped selections for the ISA Regional Competition later in the term.
Competing against other schools can create a positive nervous pressure as can performing on stage. The Upper School boys in Years 6 and 5 certainly felt these pangs before their two fabulous performances of Hoodwinked yesterday. It was fantastic to see so many parents in the audience and the previous weeks' perspiration paid off as actors, parents and staff were royally entertained. Well done to everyone and a massive thank you to Mrs Stevenson and Ms Broadway, and their team of helpers for the extra unseen hours that allowed the production to shine. Hoodwinked certainly reinforced the great British value of supporting the underdog and helping those in need.
Pollution provided Year 6 with a distraction on Thursday, and we are very grateful to Mrs Carter (Junior Girls parent) for her stimulating talk as a spur for their workshop later in the term. The Lower School were also treated to a Workshop on Monday from Perform who made the boys and girls consider how they could protect the planet through role play and superheroes. Reception and Year 1 also were treated to a great day out pond dipping at Wellington Country Park. I think by the end of the week these pupils might just have had three picnics!
Our Jubilee Celebrations concluded today with a wonderful red, white and blue (with a hint of sky blue and yellow as well) picnic lunch. I wish you all a happy short break and look forward to an even busier final half-term on our return. Platinum standard indeed!
Have a wonderful break!
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