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Mr Wilding's Words Lent 7

They say that a picture paints a thousand words; though this one of Mrs Levi offering ‘Defib’ and care to Mrs Tarr at the Senior Boys reception desk indicates that all is not as it seems.

Yes, it is the arrival of 'Science Week' at Claires Court, and the next week sees our junior classes carrying out the forensic science investigations to ‘reveal all’.

We have had plenty of other ‘Dramas’ this week, what with the Year 11 GCSE pupils completing their scripted performance on Monday evening to their parents and the Edexcel examiner. Their performance of a short extract of ‘Hymns’ by Chris O’Connell truly caught the brooding animosity of the emerging grief when four friends reunite to mourn the loss of a close friend. I commend Joe, Theo, Jonathan and Fraser for bringing such a serious piece of work to the ‘Shed Theatre’ stage. 

The final dress rehearsals for the Year 9’s Drama workshop show, Animal Farm, have gone really well, playing to our Year 6 Junior Boys and some Year 7 and 8 pupils, as well as their own parents this afternoon. As the photo from the show illustrates, it is truly a creative arts 'all round' performance.

Praise must also go to the Year 8 STEM team’s assembly on the science of sports wheelchairs, which highlighted how science, technology, imagination and public speaking can all come together to inform and entertain. You can witness the slide show here, with a movie of the STEM clubs antics on slide 10.  

And finally, our school will be very strongly represented at the funeral of Susan Payne, former Deputy Head at Junior Boys, on Monday 3 March, 11.45am at the Hampden Chapel, Amersham Crematorium.

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