Head's Words Summer Week 8
We have started the last half term of the year with some outstanding sporting success at the ISA London West Athletic Championships. Junior Girls came 2nd in their competition and they are really going from strength to strength, and Senior Girls produced a whole host of stunning performances to win the London West Championships and Claires Court to take the overall title. With the boys also winning Claires Court are truly an athletic force to be reckoned with. You will be able to read more about individual performances elsewhere in the bulletin this week and next.
The final weekend of the half term break saw Year 10 girls embarking upon their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme expedition up in the Chilterns, and it was a great pleasure to be able to drop in on them and a boys group to asses if they were truly managing themselves in an independent journey. Involving as it does route planning and navigation, camping, cooking as well as completing their journey objective it truly is a significant challenge and they all managed it splendidly well. Despite the odd navigation error, and burnt bacon they did indeed reach their journey’s end and well done to all of them.
On Thursday evening the Art department did us proud in their staging of the GCSE Art Exhibition. The pupils themselves are always thrilled to see their work displayed and curated in such a professional way, as it is not until the exhibition that they ever get a chance to see the whole of their two year’s work all at the same time. And what work - a whole host of different media, styles and creative flair was on display. The final exam theme was ‘the past, the present, the future’ elicited some truly reflective and thought provoking outcomes, with evidence, with some mature response from such relatively young artists.
The GCSE Art exhibition will be moved to the Atrium from Monday 13th June so please do drop in and take a look, it really is a worthwhile artistic experience.
Next week is healthy eating week and our catering team will be challenging all of us to eat in a more healthy manner. On Monday children will be asked ‘Can they eat healthily’, on Tuesday will be presented with alternative snacks, Wednesday gives the opportunity to construct their own fruit yoghurt, Thursday the chance to try a homemade vegetarian and vegan meal, and finally on Friday it will be a fat free, low calorie pudding day. In all our approach is to simply say try something new, enjoy your food and revel in the variety on offer.
A final look ahead please put the Senior Girls Musical Showcase evening on the 23rd, and the PTA Summer fete on the 25th in your diaries.
Have a wonderful weekend.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf