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Mr Richards' Words Week 5

Our exam season is well underway and, on the whole, Year 11 have left their exams with big smiles on their faces as their hard work and the teachers' efforts are repaid.

As I have been popping into lessons around the site, I have seen numerous Common Tasks underway too. This is great preparation for those GCSEs in Year 11. They might seem tough now but getting to those top grades is not easy, and it is outside of our comfort zone where we grow most. 

We have had another great week at school; Ms Cox kicked off the week with a thought-provoking assembly on friendship. She explored in detail about what it means to be a good friend and looking out for those we care about. She spent a good amount of time on the theme of forgiveness and spoke about how hard this can be at times. It is such an important trait and something I feel we all need to get better at along the way. I went to a Catholic school and I’ll always remember Sister Bernard teaching us about how Jesus was able to forgive those that crucified him. It does make for a much better place when we know our friends, and those that care about us, will forgive us when we transgress. 

As we bring our 5th half-term to a close and head into half-term, it is important to spend a moment to congratulate Her Majesty The Queen. Her 70 years of service to our country is such a fantastic achievement. In the background, she has supported Prime Ministers from Winston Churchill who stood firm against Nazi aggression, right the way through to our current leader who has faced his fair share of challenges. I know she reads my words most weeks, so I would like to thank her very much for everything she has done over the years. I hope you all have a fun holiday and we can all raise a glass to her 70 years of service. 

 See you all at the Summer Ball after the break,


 Mr Richards


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