Mr Richards' words Autumn week 3
Well, we have now completed our second full week of school. We were able to get our top award winners to Lillibrooke on Tuesday evening, where we shared afternoon tea and celebrated the fantastic achievements of those present. I know lots of you will be sad to hear that the formal speech day event at the Magnet will no longer take place but for those present, I hope you’ll agree that this more intimate event was a big improvement.
It was great to catch up with the Year 7s at Cliveden last week, Friday and a massive thank you must go out to Ms Austin-Smith and Mr Miller for putting on this day for them. I was able to pop along to the War cemetery and tell the story of my Grandmother’s uncle who fought at Gallipoli and fell during the second battle of Jerusalem in April 1917, aged just 21 years old.
We welcomed more Year 6s onto site on Tuesday for another Discovery Day and I would like to publicly thank the Year 11 students who looked after them all day. It is lovely to see our older students act as such good role models to the younger ones. They are clearly very proud of their school and really enjoyed helping out.
You will see in the local newspapers today that the school's planning application to increase its usable playing fields has been celebrated as a positive gain for the community; I feel sure parents will wish to read and support our application to further develop our facilities, and you can do so by logging on to the RBWM Planning portal here and look for application number 21/02500/FULL - Change of use of the existing agricultural field to sports pitches under use class F1a.