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Mr Richards' words Lent week 5

I knew it was a bad idea to set my alarm clock to Sonny and Cher’s I Got You Babe on 1 January ... This term really has felt like Groundhog Day. Well, it was the actual Groundhog Day this week and, in a marked change to 2020, Punxsutawney Phil did not predict an early spring. Maybe we can take it as a sign that things are on the up and 2021 will be considerably better than 2020. We all hope so. In the excellent movie, Bill Murray uses his repeated day to learn new skills and get to know people better beyond the occasional pleasantries. He is only able to break out of his Groundhog Day by showing genuine kindness, love and affection for others. Perhaps that is a good message to hold on to during these last few weeks of lockdown.

Our fantastic staff have been adapting their lessons to ensure they deliver the excellent well-rounded education our students deserve, in creative ways that break the intense screen time.

We were also treated to a wonderful assembly on Modern Art from Mr Wareing; he took us through a whistle stop tour of the History of Art and left us with some challenging pieces (literally) to ponder. I hope this sparked some debate about Modern Art in your household. We will be running a full programme of ‘debate assemblies’ next half term and I will keep you posted with the topics each week. 

The reasons to be positive continue to grow as more and more people are vaccinated, the afternoons are that little bit lighter and my niggling heel injury has cleared up. Spring will be better than winter, and the summer will be better than the spring. We will be back and we will come back stronger, I am sure of it, as long as we are nice to Ned Ryerson.

Album art competition - get your entries in

Please do not forget the album art competition. Full details can be found here. Each entry will earn house points and there will be prizes for the top three entries.

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