Mr Richards' words Lent week 2
This week saw the Year 11s finishing their final IGSCE Maths examination. They now have the experience of being in a formal exam hall and sitting a GCSE exam, something that has not happened for any student in the UK since January 2020! They did this with a great deal of maturity; I would like to congratulate them and I am sure they will achieve results they are proud of.
We also saw the return of after school and lunchtime activities this week. We have been impressed with how many students are getting out there and getting involved in the many opportunities they have available to them. A special thanks to our wonderful PTA who provided the funds for the CCF laser tag rifles that arrived late last week. The CCF tested them out on the field on Monday, and never have you seen a happier bunch of young people with flashing headbands! Thank you!
We also received news that students no longer need to wear masks in classrooms. We have been impressed with the mature and sensible way our young people approached the rules so far. Students can still choose to wear a mask in class if they wish. We will continue to require masks in the communal areas around school and will review these measures early next week. We are still asking students to come to school changed for PE and Games. We will review this at the end of this half term with the leadership team and Heads of Year. If you have any comments you’d like to add to these discussions, please contact your Head of Year.
On Wednesday we received permission for the opening of our new playing fields on our Junior Boys campus. This will provide two major cricket squares for our senior cricketers which, in conjunction with our own facilities at Taplow and partnership with Boyne Hill, gives us the unrestricted access for both training and matches that the school needs for the Summer months.
With the trip's programme beginning to look a lot more ‘normal’, it is nice to see signs of the Year of the Tiger being as action packed as the Chinese horoscope suggests.
Finally, we are blessed with the most wonderful librarian at Claires Court. Mrs Copeman is always looking for new and innovative ways to keep our students' heads in books and off screens. Her latest is Book Bingo. It's simple: collect a Book Bingo card from the library, 'read' a line, pass the book quizzes and win a prize. Complete as many lines as you like! Challenge ends on World Book Day, 3 March. Good luck, everybody!
I hope you have a great weekend.