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Mr Wilding’s Words Autumn 13

Friday morning at Senior Boys saw a huge festive season celebration, with Christmas jumpers wall to wall and the Christmas lunch enjoyed by all who partook. With the many Form Hampers adorning the Christmas tree too, the Senior Boys community is showing its best ’sparkle’ to date, and I thank all of our parents for supporting the school’s efforts to be jolly and supportive of those less fortunate than ourselves.

As an excellent example of what I mean, the photo below shows the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) club and their many and varied creations of Reindeers, coming alive for each of the STEM team’s homes. There is no doubt that this popular co-ed activity after school will continue to grow in popularity, blending innovation and fun so obviously well.

The school’s general election saw the voting split across the 3 major parties; Lib Dems won a commanding 38% of the vote, 23% Conservative, 22% Labour, and the minor parties trailing in with Green 8%, Brexit 6% and SNP 3%. In many ways the vote was a popularity competition between the six Year 12 party political broadcasts. Our A level Politics students first efforts at a promotional video were quite impressive! 

The two ‘experience’ days run on Wednesday; Year 6 spending time at Secondary school, learning what Senior Boys is all about and; Year 11 exploring the different ways of working at Sixth Form level involved a huge additional amount of work for all involved. The Junior Boys teachers were so impressed that they have expressed a wish to restart their secondary education! Head of Sixth Form, Stephanie Rogers has emailed all the students involved to thank them for their engagement on the day, and to pass to them this link to Which?University in the A Level Explorer. 

My blog this week carries some pretty hefty text co-written by all the secondary Headteachers in Bucks in a letter sent to their communities this week. They draw parents' attention to the significant problem of drugs amongst the young and the need for parents to pay particular attention to their own families and to recognise the significant ease with which drugs can be obtained. 

And finally, I do hope all of our families feel welcome to attend one of the two Carol Services we are holding at St Luke’s Church on Tuesday morning, where we will be joining with our girls to celebrate the joyous Christmas Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ. Whatever your faith or none, the opportunity to come together to sing, celebrate and commemorate is always an uplifting experience. 

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